Frontier flys from Cincinnati, UA’s DIY baggage tags, new hazmat rules

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Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport

Frontier Airlines is increasing flights from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky airport.

Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The five new destinations give Frontier 10 from the airport in northern Kentucky. Frontier began flying out of the airport in 2013, bringing a low-cost alternative to an airport long known for high fares.

United adds DIY baggage tagging over at O’Hare

United Airlines is offering self-service bag tagging at O’Hare airport to speed up the check-in process.

The airline’s angle is that it provides more options for customers looking to do things for themselves, and it will free up agents to help out those flyers that have questions or need a little more assistance.

Right now there are 24 shiny new kiosks ready to provide baggage tags and to issue boarding passes.

Industry applauds new language in DOT’s hazmat rule

Airlines and travel agents scored a victory at the DOT when the agency agreed to simplify the language regarding the dangers of packing hazardous materials.

As initially drafted, the new rule would require airlines to post signs in airport check-in and boarding areas warning that certain substances are banned, including items such as explosives, flammable liquids and radioactive materials.

In addition, airlines — and by extension, their agents — would be required to deliver a similar notice “at the point of ticket purchase.”

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