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Frontier Airlines has increased the fee for transporting antlers, yes, antlers, from $75 to $100. [Frontier via Rick Seaney]
They tie them to the front of the plane, right?
What’s the fee for the entire moose?
Is it extra if the head is still attached?
I really can’t see this as a bad fee…really now.
Is this really going to increase profit for them?
this is an affront to the Antler-wearing community!
You laugh, but as someone who was raised in Wyoming, Frontier is our main airline. They service most of the Northern Rockies. tens of thousands of hunters come out here each year, then fly back, deer, pronghorn, elk and moose antlers. The extra money could be bigger than you think.
Fuck, this is severe bullshit, bullshit I tell you!
– It’s not just for antlers. –
The following fees and policy changes are effective for tickets purchased on or after
June 10, 2008:
* Second checked bag – changing from $0 to $25
* Oversized bags – changing from $50 to $75
* Overweight bags – changing from $50 to $75
* Paper Ticket Fee – changing from $25 to $35
* Checked Pet Fee for 400 series kennels or higher – changing from $100 to $200
* Unaccompanied Minor Fee – changing from $40 to $50 per segment
* Antlers – changing from $75 to $100
* Scuba equipment – changing from $0 to $100 flat fee
* Segway Transporters, Surfboards, Wakeboards, Wave Skis, Kite Boards – changing from $50 to cumulative excess, overweight and oversized fees as applicable
* Hang Gliding Equipment, Kayak/Canoe, Poles (Vaulting Poles), Windsurfing equipment – changing to cumulative excess, overweight and oversized fees as applicable
* Pet In Cabin Fee – policy eliminated; no additional bookings will be taken
* Infant seat purchase 50% discount – discount eliminated
* Day before/day after standby – policy eliminated
I avoid this fee entirely by bringing the antlers in my carryon. For fun, on long fights, I run up and down the aisles playing “rampaging moose”.
@cmdrsass: Really, I had always called it “horny moose”
“U.S. airlines, as presently configured, were not built to deal with the reality of 130 cm antlers.”
I know this is really old, OT, and possibly a non-sequitur fallacy, but – seriously, you can bring a whole set of antlers on a plane, but I can’t bring a 16 oz bottle of water??
Well, they are FRONTIER airlines, after all.
I’d use them for all my antler-carrying needs just based on the name.
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