Category Archives: Frontier

Frontier 20% Off on Summer and Fall Flights

Frontier is offering 20% off regular and sale fares for domestic travel July 12 through December 12, 2014. Blackout dates of November 20-26, and November 28–December 2, 2014 apply. You must purchase by 11:59 PM ET July 4, 2014 with promo code RGIFT2U to lock in the savings.

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Frontier frequently offers 10%+ off its fares through two or three day sales, but I have not seen 20% off yet.

When comparing the price after the 20% discount to other airlines’ fares, remember that Frontier now charges for carry ons and checked bags. Each passenger’s free baggage allowance is limited to one personal item.

I wish I had some firm dates for Fall travel because this sale is making some already attractive Frontier flights on under-served routes even more attractive, especially for people at Frontier hubs and focus cities:

If you book a Frontier flight, book it with your Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®, so that you can redeem Arrival miles to make the flight free. Meeting the minimum spending requirement of $3,000 in 90 days on the Arrival Plus is worth $500 in free Frontier flights (or any other airlines’ flights or any hotel or any other travel expense.)

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Last Chance to Get Frontier 40,000 Mile Offer?

The deal is still alive! Application link: The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

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The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is currently offering its best sign up bonus I’ve ever seen: 40,000 EarlyReturns miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days of cardmembership.

This sign up bonus may disappear tomorrow (Monday, June 16) at 1 PM ET. I have to remove my links to the card at that time. I do not know whether the 40,000 mile offer will continue to be available publicly or whether it will disappear. In case it’s the latter, and there are still people on the fence about getting the card, I wanted to let them know the news.

This huge sign up bonus, especially for such a tiny minimum spending requirement, is enough for:

  • Two roundtrips anywhere in the United States that Frontier flies, including Alaska (40,000 miles).
  • One roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies, including Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean (30,000 miles).

For some people the offer is fantastic, and for some there are better cards for their travel goals.

  • Where does Frontier fly?
  • How do you book a Frontier award?
  • What trick did I discover to show more award availability?
  • What peak demand route this summer has gold mine award space?
  • Who should and who should not get the Frontier card?
  • Which transferable point transfers to Frontier miles?

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Will End in Hours! Frontier Offering $15 Flights from Washington-Dulles

Frontier Airlines just announced 14 nonstop routes from Washington Dulles airport with introductory prices of $14.99 one way for tickets purchased today and flown by November 19, 2014.

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Of course, this will not be the “all in price” because as I reported a few weeks ago, Frontier now charges for carry on bags and checked bags. (You are still allowed one personal item for free.)

Still even after paying for a bag, this is an incredibly cheap deal for a one way flight.

I just priced out Washington Dulles to Tampa and found a $14.99 fare on my first try.

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And here’s a roundtrip for $29.99.

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Return Flight?

You can book a roundtrip with this deal, but fares are selling out fast. If you can only find one way availability at the $15 price, I say book it and work out the return later.

You can always return with Frontier miles on an award ticket. The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is offering 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases in the first 90 days.

Here are the new routes:

Atlanta 
Service begins: August 19, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/W/Th/F/Sa/Su

Charlotte 
Service begins: August 20, 2014 
Frequency: M/W/F/Sa/Su

Chicago-O’Hare 
Service begins: September 15, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/Th/F/Sa

Cincinnati 
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Th/F/Su

Detroit 
Service begins September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/F/Sa/Su

Ft. Lauderdale 
Service begins September 9, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/Th/Sa/Su

Ft. Myers 
Service begins: September 9, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/Th/F/Su

Las Vegas 
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Th/F/Su

Memphis 
Effective: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/W/F/Su

Minneapolis/St. Paul 
Service begins: August 20, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/F/Sa/Su

Orlando 
Service begins: August 19, 2014 
Frequency: Daily 

St. Augustine, FL
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: M/Tu/W/Th/Sa

St. Louis 
Service begins: September 8, 2014 
Frequency: Tu/Th/Sa

Tampa 
Service begins: August 21, 2014 
Frequency: M/W/Th/Sa

Have you booked any of these Frontier $15 fares?

(Hat Tip The Points Guy)

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Airlines Not Offering the Best Deal on Their Own Credit Cards

Airlines aren’t always offering you the best sign up bonus on their credit cards.

Sometimes you see people in airports pushing the 25,000 point Southwest offer when a 50,000 point offer is available online.

American Airlines’ home page has an offer for the 30,000 miles American Airlines card, which is also the affiliate offer.

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But here’s a link to a 50k offer on the same card.

Similarly last week when I was researching a post on Frontier Airlines, flyfrontier.com was offering The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with $75 off the flight I was pricing out plus 20,000 bonus miles.

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This is a common thing that airlines and Amazon and department stores offer: get our card and get an instant discount.

The problem is that 20,000 Frontier miles + $75 is not even close to the best offer on The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®.

The best offer is to get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®  with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days.

That’s enough miles for two roundtrip economy awards or one roundtrip international award with enough miles left over for a one way economy award. Learn more about Frontier awards from The Four Types of Frontier Awards You Can’t Ignore.

Full offer details:

  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases in the first 90 days
  • Earn up to 10,000 bonus miles on balance transfers (1 mile per $1 transferred) in the first 90 days
  • Earn double miles on purchases at FlyFrontier.com and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • No blackout dates! Book any roundtrip award flight on Frontier starting at 20,000 miles (subject to fees/taxes from $5)
  • 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months. After that, a variable APR, currently 15.99% or 24.99% based on creditworthiness
  • $69 Annual Fee. Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details.

Application Link:The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

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Frontier Airlines Will Now Charge $20+ for Carry On Bags

Frontier Airlines announced today that will begin charging $20+ to bring a carry on bag onto its flights. Personal items that fit under the seat in front of you will remain free.

Frontier, predictably, is spinning this new fee as a good thing the way that airlines always justify new fees: “only pay for what you use and get a lower base fare.”

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This change is bad for folks flying on award tickets. It’s a tiny bit bad for folks on paid tickets, but overall it isn’t a big deal.

  • Under what circumstances must you pay for a carry on on a Frontier flights?
  • What are the new fees?
  • How can you avoid them?
  • Why is this not a big deal?

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Get 10% Off Summer Flights on Frontier Airlines. (Book by Thursday)

Frontier has announced a 10% discount on domestic flights bought by Thursday April 24, 2014 and flown by September 21, 2014 with promo code SPLASH. Blackout dates of May 22-23, May 26, June 29, July 3, July 5-6, August 28-29, and September 1, 2014 apply.

This is Frontier’s first fare sale for summer travel dates!

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This 10% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

How does the 10% discount work?

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Fifteen Percent Discount on Frontier Flights This Spring (Must Book by Tomorrow)

Frontier has announced a 15% discount on domestic flights bought by Thursday April 17, 2014 and flown by June 12, 2014 with promo code REFUND. Sale fares apply every day except Fridays and Sundays.

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This 15% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

How does the 15% discount work?

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Frontier Airlines Card with Up to 50,000 Bonus Miles Now Has 0% Introductory APR for 12 Months

The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® currently offers one of the best sign up bonuses for a tiny minimum spending requirement: you earn 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days.

Now the card is offering 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months. (After that, the card has a variable APR, currently 15.99% or 24.99%, based on credit worthiness)

Zero percent intro APR is extremely rare among miles earning cards.

In general, you shouldn’t use credit cards if you don’t pay off the balance in full each month to avoid interest. In particular, you shouldn’t use rewards cards because they tend to have higher interest rates than other cards.

But if for whatever reason you do have balances on other cards, or you think you might be running balances in the next 12 months, the Frontier card’s offer could come in handy.

The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® continues to offer up to 10,000 bonus miles (1 mile per $1) on balance transfers in the first 90 days. I’ve never mentioned it before because during the first twelve billing cycles, the 3% fee on balance transfers means you’d basically be “buying” the 10k bonus miles for 3 cents each, which is a terrible price.

But now the math has changed a bit. If you have a balance on one credit card that is charging you interest, and you transfer that balance to the Frontier card and pay it off in the next 12 months, you could come out ahead.

Imagine you have a $10k balance on a card charging you 15% interest. You transfer it to Frontier for a 3% fee and earn 10k miles. Then you pay it off during the first 12 months while there is zero interest on the Frontier card. You’d come out way ahead in terms of interest saved and miles earned.

Hopefully for most of us, this new feature of The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is irrelevant because it’s a really, really bad idea to be in the habit of carrying a balance on credit cards.

The reason most of us should get the card is for access to the Incredible Frontier Award Chart. The 40,000 bonus miles are enough for two Standard roundtrips within the United States (including Alaska.) And international destinations are only 15k miles each way. For more info, see Frontier World MasterCard with 40,000 Bonus Miles after Spending $500 Means Two Free Domestic Roundtrips.

Full Offer

The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

  • 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months. After that, a variable APR, currently 15.99% or 24.99% based on credit worthiness
  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases in the first 90 days
  • Earn up to 10,000 bonus miles on balance transfers (1 mile per $1 transferred) in the first 90 days
  • Earn Double miles on purchases at FlyFrontier.com and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • No blackout dates! Book any roundtrip award flight on Frontier starting at 20,000 miles (subject to fees/taxes from $5)
  • $69 Annual Fee

Application Link: The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

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14% Off Spring Flights on Frontier Booked by Thursday

Frontier has announced a 14% discount on domestic flights bought by Thursday April 3, 2014 and flown by June 12, 2014 with promo code NOFOOLIN. Sale fares apply every day except Fridays and Sundays.

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This 14% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

How does the 14% discount work?

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Huge 17% Off Spring Flights on Frontier Airlines

Frontier has announced a 17% discount on domestic flights bought by tomorrow March 18, 2014 and flown by May 21, 2014 with promo code POTOGOLD. (Blackout dates of March 21-23, 2014; March 28-30, 2014; April 4-6, 2014; and April 11-13, 2014 apply.)

This 17% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

How does the 17% discount work?

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Combining Alaska and Hawaii onto One Trip This Summer for Only 40k Points

Alaska Airlines flies a direct flight between Anchorage and Honolulu.

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I love interesting routes from Hawaii–like the Island Hopper across the Pacific–since moving to Oahu, but I think this route has some cool possibilities for everyone, like one vacation that combines Alaska and Hawaii this summer.

Anchorage and Honolulu are 2,777 miles apart. This is a sweet spot on British Airways’ distance-based award chart. The approximately six hour flight costs only 12,500 British Airways Avios + $2.50 in taxes.

Combine a one way British Airways award between Alaska and Hawaii with a few other one way awards, and you can create a really cool triangle trip to see the 49th and 50th states for as little as 40k points.

Possible Summer Trip for a Chicagoan

Possible Summer Trip for a Chicagoan

What are the best awards to combine with the Alaska Airlines flight between Hawaii and Alaska? What is the award space on these routes? In what program, do you need to amass only 40k miles to take the whole trip?

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The Four Frontier Airlines Awards You Can’t Ignore

Frontier Airlines is a Denver-based airline with flights throughout the continental US, Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

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Frontier Destinations

Right now The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is offering 40,000 bonus miles after spending only $500 in the first 90 days.

That’s a huge sign up bonus for such a tiny minimum spending requirement. Making it even better is the fact that Frontier charges only 10k miles each way for a Standard award within the United States including Alaska. The sign up bonus is enough for two roundtrips within the US.

Frontier charges 15k miles each way to Central America and the Caribbean at the Standard level, so the sign up bonus is enough for one international roundtrip plus one domestic one way.

I think there are four types of Frontier awards that everyone should take a close look at:

  1. Alaska: Flights to Alaska in the summer are very expensive. If you can snag a Frontier award for 20k miles roundtrip, you are coming out way ahead! Frontier flies seasonally from Denver to Anchorage and Fairbanks.
  2. Small city pairs: Unlike most major US-based airlines, Frontier flies a lot of flights between non-hub cities like Cleveland to Orlando. If you can get a direct flight on a route that only Frontier serves, you can save a lot of time and a lot of miles by booking a Frontier award.
  3. To/from Denver: Frontier’s hub in Denver has flights to the rest of the country. Frontier miles are great if you want to go to/from Denver for only 10k miles each way.
  4. International: How does 30k miles roundtrip to go to the Caribbean or Central America sound? Pretty good to me.

What is the award space picture for these types of awards? What is my one big trick when using flyfrontier.com? How else can you get Frontier miles?

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Hurry! Book Frontier Flights by Wednesday with a 10% Discount for Travel Until June

Frontier has announced a 10% discount on domestic flights purchased by February 26, 2014 and flown by June 12, 2014 with promo code PLAYBALL.

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This 10% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

How does the 10% discount work?

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Big 14% Discount on Frontier Flights Booked by Thursday

Frontier has announced a 14% discount on domestic flights bought by February 6, 2014 and flown by March 12, 2014 with promo code SUPER. (Blackouts: February 13, 14, and 17)

This 14% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

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Huge 18% Discount on Frontier Flights Booked by Tomorrow

Frontier has announced an 18% discount on domestic flights bought by January 16, 2014 and flown by March 12, 2014 with promo code HURRYHURRY. (Blackouts: February 13, 14, 15, and 17)

This 18% discount does not apply to Frontier’s international destinations like Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

To get to those places, your best bet is to redeem 15k Frontier miles each way. You can get The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days, which is more than enough for a roundtrip anywhere Frontier flies or enough for two roundtrips within the USA.

How does the 18% discount work?

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