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Frontier Airlines will drop open-seat fee that drew attacks

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 7, 2020, 6:06 AM UTCBy The Associated PressFrontier Airlines is dropping plans to charge passengers extra to sit next to an empty middle seat after congressional Democrats accused the airline of trying to profit from fear over the new coronavirus.“We recognize the concerns raised that we are profiting from safety and this was never our intent,” Frontier CEO Barry Biffle said late Wednesday in a letter to three lawmakers. “We simply wanted to provide our customers with an option for more space.”Biffle said the airline will rescind the extra fee, which Frontier called More Room, and block the seat ...
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