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hayzel777
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Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:34 pm

F9 has added a "COVID-19 Recovery Charge" that is based on the carrier interface charge.

The charge is for The Covid Recovery Charge offsets added costs to Frontier due to implementing Covid-19 related measures, such as increased sanitation and cleaning onboard the aircraft and in the airport, shields at the ticket counters and gate areas, and personal protective equipment for employees.

https://onemileatatime.com/news/frontie ... surcharge/
 
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adamblang
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:07 pm

Just a way to shift taxable ticket fare revenue to untaxed surcharge revenue. The out-of-pocket cost for the customer likely stays the same. 99% of people will never notice their purchase price is structured differently. Less money for Uncle Sam, more money for Grizwald.
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:10 pm

adamblang wrote:
Just a way to shift taxable ticket fare revenue to untaxed surcharge revenue. The out-of-pocket cost for the customer likely stays the same. 99% of people will never notice their purchase price is structured differently. Less money for Uncle Sam, more money for Grizwald.

God forbid they pay back some of those bailouts with taxes
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:11 pm

This is pretty lame......especially at this point in time.
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:22 pm

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
This is pretty lame......especially at this point in time.


I 100% agree, but how many more airlines are going to try & wedge another ancillary fee to the cost of a $19 airline ticket? Spirit or Allegiant? I bet Breeze & Avelo avoid it all costs.
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:22 pm

They also could have written off the expenses for those items, but they got greedy.
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:29 pm

I don’t even pay attention to this airline anymore. Could honestly care less if they make my home airport a hub, I won’t give them the time of day. Sad to see what it’s become.
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:57 pm

adamblang wrote:
Just a way to shift taxable ticket fare revenue to untaxed surcharge revenue. The out-of-pocket cost for the customer likely stays the same. 99% of people will never notice their purchase price is structured differently. Less money for Uncle Sam, more money for Grizwald.


I'm curious how the US Government will treat this, seems like just a move to take the value out of the fare (could be wrong here). The US tax is on ticket price, so seems this charge should be included. If it isn't, I can't imagine the government will be happy. https://www.airlines.org/dataset/govern ... portation/
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:59 pm

I wonder if restaurants will start adding a COVID fee. Oh, wait, you also have dentists, doctors, gyms, grocery stores, etc.
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:48 am

Ziyulu wrote:
I wonder if restaurants will start adding a COVID fee. Oh, wait, you also have dentists, doctors, gyms, grocery stores, etc.


I’m some areas dentists already have done so. It really isn’t right
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:35 pm

It seems as though F9 has now decided to rescind the surcharge. (Although TPG has its detractors here, I chose to post a link from them. There are other links available if you Google the topic.)

https://thepointsguy.com/news/new-frontier-airline-covid-surcharge/
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:11 am

Ziyulu wrote:
I wonder if restaurants will start adding a COVID fee. Oh, wait, you also have dentists, doctors, gyms, grocery stores, etc.

Already seen it
 
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Re: Frontier (F9) Begins Charging COVID-19 Surcharge

Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:20 am

Once it hit the media, they bailed on it. LOL. They knew what they were doing. Way to keep more money in their pockets.

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