Frontier is latest airline to sidestep online travel agencies with direct-booking discounts

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    Some airlines are making travelers work harder to find a deal.
    Carriers are offering more deals to passengers who book flights directly on their websites. It’s an effort to steer people away from online travel agencies such as Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity, which charge the carriers commissions of roughly $10 to $25 a ticket.

    While travelers save money, they also must do without the convenience of one-stop shopping.
    Frontier Airlines is the latest carrier to jump into the fight, announcing Wednesday that it will penalize passengers who don’t book directly with the airline. Those fliers won’t be able to get seat assignments until check-in. And they’ll pay more in fees while earning half as many frequent flier miles.

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