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Frontier adding nonstop flights from McCarran to Washington Dulles

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In this Feb. 22, 2010, file photo, Frontier Airlines jetliners sit stacked up at gates along the A concourse at Denver International Airport.

Updated Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 5:25 p.m.

Frontier Airlines is adding nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Washington Dulles International, the Denver-based airline announced today.

The flights, each Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday, begin Sept. 8.

Las Vegas is one of 14 new nonstop destinations on Frontier from Washington Dulles; the others are Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Tampa, Fla.; Chicago-O’Hare; Cincinnati; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Memphis, Tenn.; Fort Myers, Fla.; St. Louis; and St. Augustine/Jacksonville, Fla.

To kick off the new destinations, Frontier sold seats on round-trip flights from any of the new cities to Washington Dulles for $15 each way for travel through Nov. 19. By 5 p.m. today, however, no more of the $30 round-trip fares were available. Frontier said additional introductory fares would be available through Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at FlyFrontier.com.

Frontier recently transformed into a fee-dependent airline, similar to Spirit Airlines or Allegiant Air, charging extra to place carry-on bags in overhead bins or for advance seat assignments.

The fee for using the overhead bin ranges from $20 for frequent fliers who book online to $50 for those who fail to pay before getting to the gate. Most will pay $25 if they check in online; $35 if they check in at the airport. Personal items fitting under the seat remains free.

Seat assignments cost an extra $3 for those who buy while booking online; $8 at check-in. If passengers don't pay extra, Frontier will assign their seats.

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