Category Archives: Frontier

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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Frontier Card with 40,000 Bonus Miles Means Cheap Summer Vacations for Families

The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® recently increased its sign up bonus to 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days.

The sign up bonus is extremely generous for such a small minimum spending requirement, and the miles go a long way because of Frontier’s cheap award chart.

Domestic flights–including to Alaska in the middle of the summer–are only 10k miles each way. International flights to places like Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean cost only 15k miles each way.

Because of the big sign up bonus, cheap award chart, and plentiful award space, I think The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is the best card for families planning a summer vacation.

Where can you go? How can a family of four head abroad for just $19 per person in taxes?

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Buy Frontier Miles Until 1/14/14 With 50% Bonus Means $363 Roundtrip Within the US Including Alaska

Until January 14, 2014, you can buy Frontier EarlyReturns miles from points.com with up to a 50% bonus on the miles you buy. Through this promotion, you can buy 37,500 Frontier miles, almost enough for two roundtrips anywhere in the mainland US and Alaska for $672 or about 1.79 cents each.

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Smaller miles purchases receive smaller bonuses, which means each mile purchased is more expensive.

I wouldn’t speculatively pad my Frontier balance at even the 1.79 cents per mile price, but it can be an excellent deal if you have a valuable award in mind.

Yesterday, I ran down the gems on the Frontier chart. Frontier charges only 10k miles each way for Standard awards within the US, and Frontier flies to Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.

Buying miles for 1.79 cents each would mean $181.50 for a one way award within the US after all taxes and fees or $363 for a roundtrip. To Alaska, that’s a steal. Within the continental US, it’s probably not a great deal.

A Better Way to Get 40,000 Frontier Miles

While buying miles at this price can be a nice way for a family to pad its Frontier balance, the first move to bolster a Frontier balance is to get the The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days.

At 1.79 cents per mile–the price of miles during the current promotion–a 40,000 mile bonus is worth about $720.

  • 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®

For more information on the Frontier Card, see Frontier World MasterCard with 40,000 Bonus Miles after Spending $500 Means Two Free Domestic Roundtrips.

(Hat Tip to Pat McCann)

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Frontier World MasterCard with 40,000 Bonus Miles after Spending $500 Means Two Free Domestic Roundtrips

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

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

Frontier Airlines is the ninth-largest airline in the United States with a hub in Denver and service to Alaska, Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.

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Frontier’s Route Map: Great Coverage of the Continental US plus Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean

Frontier is rarely–if ever–discussed on miles blogs because it’s small, doesn’t have first class, doesn’t fly longhaul flights, and has a paltry elite program. But there is tremendous value on the Frontier award chart for domestic travelers and travelers to the Caribbean and Mexico.

Here’s the award chart:

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Four things jump out at me from the chart, all positive:

  1. Among region-to-region mileage programs, Frontier has the cheapest domestic awards. All the legacy carriers charge 25,000 miles roundtrip; Frontier charges 20,000 miles.
  2. Frontier has the cheapest awards to Mexico and Central America. Frontier charges 30,000 miles roundtrip. The big boys charge 35,000 miles. (American charges 25,000 miles roundtrip during a two month off peak window in the fall.)
  3. Frontier awards can be flown as one ways for half the price of roundtrip awards, so 10k miles each way domestically and 15k abroad. This puts Frontier in the good company of United and American, and looking down on Delta and US Airways, which charge the roundtrip price for one way redemptions.
  4. Frontier awards don’t include any fuel surcharges, just government taxes.

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? How can you save 5,000 miles on a Frontier award? Which transferable point transfers to Frontier miles?

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Barclay’s Best Offers and How They Can Be Improved

Update 3/14/14: The 50k mile offer is dead. All links in this post go to the following offer:

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase or balance transfer
  • Earn up to 15,000 award miles with balance transfers (1 mile per $1 transferred) within 30 days of account opening
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Annual Complimentary Companion Ticket after first purchase, then annually thereafter
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside the U.S.
  • Redeem miles for flight awards and upgrades on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Star Alliance airlines and other partners
  • $79 Annual Fee, waived for SEN and HON Circle Members

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Barclay’s currently has four credit cards that I have or want–up from one last year. That’s a big improvement by Barclay’s in the travel rewards card arena.

The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard with 50,000 Miles & More miles after spending $5k in three months.

The Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard with 40,000 miles ($400 toward travel) after spending $1k in three months.

The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard with 40,000 EarlyReturns miles after spending $500 in three months.

The US Airways Premier World MasterCard with 30,000 Dividend Miles after first purchase.

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Rookie Alli’s First Cards: Execution

Previously: Rookie Alli’s First Cards: Picking the Cards

Execution

My first cards couldn’t have been easier! While I did hit a couple of snags, none were very serious, and I am treating them as learning experiences. I applied for all five card in one day and was able to fit in the applications and any needed calls to the credit card companies around the other things I had to do that day: a kickball game and some flip cup.

I started with the Frontier card at 10:11 AM and was instantly approved online.

I even got to pick which Frontier mascot I wanted on my card. I went with Foxy Brown.

Excited after this positive start, I moved on to the United MileagePlus Explorer card. Again, instant approval! I’d been at this for 20 minutes and was two-for-two on these applications.

…Except that I had clicked the Submit button without adding a second cardholder to the account. That click was a 5,000 mile rookie mistake.

Chase lets you add an authorized user to the card and earn 5,000 extra miles upon first purchase.

On the application, I just skipped over the section because it wasn’t very noticeable.

I might be able to salvage those points, though. I’ll send a secure message to Chase and see if they will let me add a user for 5,000 miles. I’ll report back.

Disappointed about the United blunder, I moved on to the Discover it™. This is where I encountered my second snag of the day. I filled out my personal information, checked the Terms and Conditions box, and was redirected back to the original application page. Not letting this computer glitch deter me from my mission, I again filled out my info, checked the box, and… nothing.

A quick phone call to Discover informed me that they were having system wide technical issues, their staff was slammed, and could I please call back later? I called again that evening at 8:00 PM, concerned with the fact that I may have submitted two applications or maybe none at all. The agent told me that I had indeed submitted two, and that the first was instantly approved but the second was pending further review. I asked her to shut down the second application, which she did. Success!

The fourth card I applied for was the Mercedes-Benz Platinum card. Once again, I was instantly approved and received an email telling me I’d have my card in 2-3 days.

I applied on Sunday, and received it on Tuesday. Considering it was a holiday weekend, a 48 hour turnaround was quite impressive! I’m already working on the Global Entry application.

The final application was for the Citi® Hilton HHonors™  Reserve Card card. This was the only card that I was not immediately approved for.

That was fine. I learned from applying for the Citi American Airlines cards in November about reconsideration calls since I was not immediately approved for the Citi American Airlines American Express. In my experience, a reconsideration call is no big deal, but I like to prep what I am going to say before picking up the phone.

I know it’s important to convey enthusiasm for the card’s partner (Hilton) and all the card’s benefits except the sign up bonus, so that the bank will think you are a profitable customer.

At a minimum, I was expecting some questions. But after the rep confirmed my identity, he put me on hold, came back, and said I had been approved for the card. Here is a video of the call. Most of the five minute call was spent goofing off on hold.

Recap

I applied, and was approved, for five rewards cards.

My haul? After a combined minimum spend of $5,250, I will have 35,000 Frontier miles, 35,000 United miles, 50,000 Membership Rewards, free Global Entry, $400 in airline-fee credits or gift cards, two free weekend nights at almost any Hilton across the globe, free lounge access at hundreds of airports, access to huge cashback opportunities from Discover, free breakfast and internet at Hiltons, and a credit card with a fox on it. ;)

  • Frontier Airlines World MasterCard for access to its incredible award chart
  • Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Visa for United miles with a low minimum spend
  • Discover it™ for access to its 5% cash back rotating categories and amazing cash back mall
  • Mercedes-Benz American Express Platinum for the points, lounge access, airline gift cards, and Global Entry despite the huge $475 annual fee
  • Citi® Hilton HHonors™  Reserve Card for two free nights at a Hilton I could normally only dream of