Now, Even the Cheap Seats on Airplanes Come With a Fee
Want to reserve seats in advance so you can sit with your family or avoid the risk of being bumped? Youll pay for that.
By Scott McCartney, The Wall Street Journal
An airline ticket gets you a seat on a plane. But which seat, now that's a different story.
Gary Zeune, a white-collar crime expert from Powell, Ohio, went online to check in for his Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Dayton. The only seats available were middle seats in the back of the plane. Unhappy with the options, he decided to pay $25 extra for a "Stretch" seat with extra legroom.
When he boarded the plane, he found several empty rows behind the Stretch seats. Window and aisle seats he would have happily sat in were empty. Frontier blocked them when he checked online because he was on a low-fare ticket.
"They are lying to you and making it look like there are no seats," said Mr. Zeune. "I'm not going to complain about the $25 itself. It's the manipulation."
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