David Zalubowski / AP
Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 10:29 a.m.
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.