FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450 #06727

Submission Number:
06727
Commenter:
Karen Knauer
State:
Kansas
Initiative Name:
FTC to Hold Workshop Examining Online Event Ticket Sale - Agency Seeks Input in Advance of March 2019 Workshop; Project No. P18450
My husband, 8 year old daughter and I are planning on traveling in late May or early June of 2019 from Denver to Harrisburg PA. I found what I though were affordable tickets on Frontire Airlines website. I was really excited. I thought it was for the tickets, seats, and carry on baggage. Everything you would expect with the price of a plane ticket. But I found out that price was only for the ticket itself. To have check in bags it would be $35 each. To have carry on bags it would be $30 each, And to be able to pick you seat was from $12-$45 depending on where on the plane we wanted to sit. We want to sit together as a family! So we would have to pay to pick our seats! Frontier offers bundles which would include carry on bags, check in bags and choosing seating. But for these bundles they are an added $79 for each person!! So our $500 round trip tickets went up to $1,000 or more depending on what options we went with. And all of that is hidden fees! The Taxes and carrier imposed fees were $109.02! If we were to add baggage after booking the price would go up to $38 a bag!! We cant afford all of these ridiculous fees!! This so called deal wasnt a good deal after all is said and done!! So we have to save even more money just to cover all these fees! And Im sure the ticket prices will go up by the time we have enough money.