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In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, file photo, Frontier Airlines jetliners sit stacked up at gates along the A concourse at Denver International Airport. Carriers are offering more deals to passengers who book flights directly on their websites. Frontier Airlines is the latest carrier to jump into the fight, announcing Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, that it will penalize passengers who don’t book directly with the airline.

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Cheapest airfare might be on airlines' own website

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.

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