Congressman Cohen Commends Frontier Airlines for Rescinding “More Room” Seat Pricing

May 7, 2020
Press Release
Airline will not charge extra to keep passengers at a healthy distance

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee, today commended Frontier Airlines for its decision to rescind its “More Room” social distance seat-pricing policy. In a letter to Congressmen Cohen and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04) and Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts late Wednesday, Frontier Airlines President and CEO Barry L. Biffle said the additional fee for passengers to avoid being seated next to a middle seat passenger has been abandoned.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Frontier is doing the right thing: keeping its passengers and crews safe and not charging passengers to keep a healthy distance from one another. Like the airlines’ decisions last week to require passengers and crews to wear face masks during the ongoing pandemic, this decision was the commonsense response to an evolving situation. Only by the public feeling confident that they’re not risking their health in flying will the airlines see passengers return.”

See Congressmen Cohen and Garcia and Senator Markey’s Wednesday letter to Frontier Airlines here.