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Old 06-03-2022, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by JulesWinfield View Post
Yeah, but once you factor in luggage and strollers, assigned seats together, and what not, you wonít save anything going on a ULCC.
Yes.... You do. Even if it's $30/person. Depending on the size of the family it adds up. Family of 4 doesn't mean 4 checked bags! Numbers is one thing you can't argue!

Occasionally ulcc will be same or higher then a legacy but usually they are not more or even close.
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Old 06-03-2022, 09:19 AM
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Yes.... You do. Even if it's $30/person. Depending on the size of the family it adds up. Family of 4 doesn't mean 4 checked bags! Numbers is one thing you can't argue!

Occasionally ulcc will be same or higher then a legacy but usually they are not more or even close.
ULCCs charge for carryons, too, even the little kidís luggage doesnít fit in the free bin. Assuming just carryons, thatís $160-$200 each way in just bag fees. Add a stroller and the fees to pick a seat, and you are north of $350 each way in fees.
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Old 06-03-2022, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JulesWinfield View Post
ULCCs charge for carryons, too, even the little kidís luggage doesnít fit in the free bin. Assuming just carryons, thatís $160-$200 each way in just bag fees. Add a stroller and the fees to pick a seat, and you are north of $350 each way in fees.
Stroller fees?
"We will happily check one stroller and one car seat per child for no extra cost at the ticket counter."
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Old 06-03-2022, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by JulesWinfield View Post
ULCCs charge for carryons, too, even the little kidís luggage doesnít fit in the free bin. Assuming just carryons, thatís $160-$200 each way in just bag fees. Add a stroller and the fees to pick a seat, and you are north of $350 each way in fees.
The thing is, people don't pack the same way when they know there are going to be fees.

When my family of four travels via a legacy, we each have our own little rollerbags. But if we were going to travel via a ULCC and trying to save money, we wouldn't travel that way. We'd fit it all into one checked bag and just have a backpack to carry anything the four of us needed during the trip, maybe not even that if we could make my wife's purse do the job. Truth is, as someone with travel bennies, I don't pay for travel these days so I don't know the numbers for comparison but I'd be willing to bet that I'd be WAY cheaper with a ULCC than a legacy doing that.
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Originally Posted by JulesWinfield View Post
ULCCs charge for carryons, too, even the little kidís luggage doesnít fit in the free bin. Assuming just carryons, thatís $160-$200 each way in just bag fees. Add a stroller and the fees to pick a seat, and you are north of $350 each way in fees.
Doesnít matter whoís luggage it is. You get one seat, and one bag under the seat in front of you. Anything beyond that is a charge. Thatís the deal.
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Old 06-03-2022, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by CincoDeMayo View Post
Stroller fees?
"We will happily check one stroller and one car seat per child for no extra cost at the ticket counter."
Just goes to show, take everything you read online with a grain of salt. So many opinions, yet hardly any facts. Just a quick Google search says smaller personal items are no charge. Most kids don't need carry on.

Personal Items: Personal items can be no larger than 14Ē tall, 18Ē wide, and 8Ē long. Personal items must fit completely within the personal item portion of the bag sizer. Think purses, totes, computer bags, briefcases, diaper bags and kids backpacks!
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Old 06-03-2022, 11:20 AM
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I just bought tickets for the family. I cross shopped United and Frontier. With Frontiers fees, it was half the price of United. Which charges for bags too btw..
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Originally Posted by JulesWinfield View Post
Yeah, but once you factor in luggage and strollers, assigned seats together, and what not, you wonít save anything going on a ULCC.
This is just not true.

Go look up a route right now between any legacy and either frontier or spirit. with bags. and hell throw in a coke per person per leg at $3.


If you find a flight where it's still cheaper, I will eat my words.

Last time we flew BWI-DFW it was $640 per person RT on american, $120 per person on spirit. even IF all 5 of us checked a bag AND brougth a carryon AND bought a big front seat AND got 3 alcoholic drinks per flight, it was still WAY cheaper.

This was November 2021 FYI.
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Originally Posted by Aero1900 View Post
I just bought tickets for the family. I cross shopped United and Frontier. With Frontiers fees, it was half the price of United. Which charges for bags too btw..
And which company is making money on that flight? Tough to say but ULCCís are generally in a better financial position. Frontier could already be 90% full and they jack the prices up for the last few seats. Canít really see the big picture from the outside looking in.
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Old 06-03-2022, 06:10 PM
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Um...

...hate to break it to ya' guys...

American IS a ULCC, with high costs and higher ticket prices.

In other words, it's the same shiddy product that just COSTS MORE.
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