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Frontier adds carry-on fee for some passengers

Frontier Airlines is adding a fee for carry-on bags, and plans to start charging $2 for soda and coffee.

The new carry-on fee announced Wednesday will be $25 if paid in advance, and $100 if paid at the gate. It applies to bags in the overhead bin, so small bags under the seat will still be free.

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Passengers who buy their tickets on the airline’s website won’t have to pay.

Frontier says the new fee will take effect this summer, and it will announce a specific date later.

The new drink fee begins July 1. Water will still be free.

Spirit Airlines Inc. began charging a carry-on fee three years ago.

Frontier’s parent, Republic Airways Holdings Inc., is trying to fix Frontier’s finances and sell it.

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