Debunking 3 Frontier Airlines myths you’ve probably never heard of

Here are 3 myths about Frontier Airlines:

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1. Myth: Their seats don’t recline.

Truth:

The Stretch seats in the first few rows of the plane do recline. There is a small red lever under your seat, on the right side, though I’ve noticed most people sitting in Stretch don’t know about it.

Three ways to get Stretch seats: Either purchase “The Works” upgrade, which comes with a Stretch seat, a checked bag and a carry-on bag for around $60, purchase the seat at booking for around $25, or earn Frontier Elite status, which allows you to select your seat for free.

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2. Myth: They charge for every bag, including a carry-on bag

Truth:

They do charge for the standard size carry-on bag, but your personal item is free.

Pretty much anything that you can shove under the seat in front of you can be considered a personal item, so pack light with a backpack or handbag and you’ll be fine and free.

3. Myth: They charge you for water and gouge you for coffee

Truth:

Water is free.

As for other refreshments, they have a combo for $4 that comes with a coffee/beverage and a quarter-pound bag of locally sourced Colorado trail mix. Not a bad deal.

For a few other tidbits about flying Frontier, check out my post from last year here.

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