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Thursday
May022013

Frontier Airlines Will Charge Some Customers for Carry-Ons, Soft Drinks 

Frontier Airlines(DENVER) -- Another domestic airline will charge passengers for carry-on bags.

Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it would begin charging passengers who book tickets on third-party web sites -- such as Expedia and Orbitz -- for bringing their bags onboard the flight. Passengers who purchase tickets on Frontier's web site will incur no additional charge for a carry-on bag.

The cost of a carry-on for passengers booking on third-party sites is $25 to $100. The fees will go into effect this summer, the carrier said, with the date to be announced soon.

All customers are allowed one free personal item, such as a briefcase or purse. The personal item must fit under the seat.

The move to charge passengers for carry-on bags mimics that of Spirit Airlines, previously the only domestic carrier to charge for carry-on bags. The carrier also charges between $25 and $100 for a carry-on; however, the charge extends to all passengers regardless of where the ticket is booked.

"Frontier's most loyal customers have made it very clear that finding overhead bin space for carry-on bags has become unacceptably difficult. In response, Frontier will be introducing a charge for carry-on bags for customers buying Basic fares through third party sites," the carrier said.

The move is designed to incentivize customers to book directly with the airline. Every time a passenger books through a third-party site, the carrier has to pay a commission to the agency. But enticing customers to book directly with the airline also makes comparison shopping more difficult for the consumer. Frontier has been a leader in this fight, announcing in September only passengers who book directly with the airline are able to reserve seats in advance.

Frontier will also begin charging $1.99 for coffee, tea, soda and juice on July 1. This fee applies to all passengers.

Spirit Airlines also charges for soft drinks. In 2009, US Airways implemented a $2 charge for soft drinks, a move that was quickly rescinded because of its unpopularity with customers.

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Monday
Jul162012

Pepsi Introducing New Flavors

Pepsico(NEW YORK) -- Pepsi Next will be releasing two new fruit-flavored colas this month.  Available in 12 oz and 20 oz sizes, Cherry Vanilla and Paradise Mango flavors are the first to be unveiled after the original.

“This flavor is for a limited time only or while supplies last! Look for it mid July 2012,” the company’s website states.

The new flavors boast 60 calories for a 12 oz bottle and 100 calories for a 20 oz bottle.  The drinks will have less caffeine than the original flavor, which contains 27 mg per 7.5 oz can.

Pepsi’s site describes the soda as “today’s breakthrough in innovation – a true cola experience with 60% less sugar.”

The original Pepsi Next flavor contains 10 grams of sugar and is made with several sweeteners, including high fructose corn syrup and aspartame.

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