As I clicked on my seatbelt, grateful that I wasn’t fatter than the person on the flight before mine, it gave me a moment to reflect on just how ridiculous airlines are getting.
Let’s start at the core source of irritation: TSA. Their resounding motto: Where you’ve never felt more pressure to rip your clothes off in front of hundreds of strangers for no money. At least strippers get to keep their shoes on. (And while none of this is Frontier’s fault, it’s an intimate part of aggravating airline procedures.)
Anyway, once I arrived at my gate, the Frontier agents were requesting “volunteers” to check their baggage rather than carrying them on – and stated that if there were none, then they would take the bigger bags at random. Right about here is where I learned and should mention Frontier’s first new terrible policy change: You will now have to start paying for carry on bags. So far it’s only if you buy your ticket from a third party provider, but we all know where this is heading.
But wait! There’s more. As of July 2013, Frontier will begin charging $1.99 for any inflight beverages. You know, to offer us lower fares. As for me I’ll only be drinking alcoholic beverages if I have to pay.
Just remember, according to Frontier, this is all for our own good.