Frontier is offering $15 one way fares on routes like San Francisco to Las Vegas and Indianapolis to Orlando.
The sale is valid for bookings made by tomorrow December 1 for domestic, nonstop travel with no blackout dates. However the sales page has different restrictions on certain sale fares.
To get the best deals, you have to be a Discount Den member, which Frontier charges $50 to join. Here’s my analysis of whether you should join the Frontier Discount Den. The best deal for non-members are $19 fares.
Here is the sale page and restrictions. I see $19, $29, and $39 fares between dozens of cities. Here are some of the deals departing Detroit.
I had no trouble pricing out Denver to Las Vegas for $15/$19.
Frontier now follows the ultra-low-cost, fee-for-everything model.
Seat selection costs $4+. They’ll assign you a seat at check in for free, but you’ll probably get the worst one.
Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $25+ and carry ons cost $30+ (and $5 more over the holidays), so I would think of these fares as costing $25-$30 more each way and plan on checking a bag.
Getting These Flights for Free
There’s no need to actually pay cash for cheap, cash fares. The Citi Prestige® Card comes with a $250 Air Travel Credit every calendar year that will cover the purchase of this ticket. If you haven’t used the credit yet, buy this fare with your Prestige, and you will receive an offsetting credit on your next statement, so you’ll get a completely free ticket. The Air Travel Credit will also offset seat selection, baggage, and food fees.
Alternatively you can redeem ThankYou Points earned on the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card at a rate of 1.25 cents each to purchase any airline ticket. That means a $15 fare would be 1,200 ThankYou Points and $0.
The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card is now offering a 50,000 point sign up bonus worth $625 in free flights on any flight, any time, on almost any airline with no blackout dates.
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Earn 50,000 bonus points (worth $800 in American Airlines flights) after spending $3,000 in the first three months on the Citi Prestige® Card. Plus get a $250 Air Travel Credit each calendar year, free airport lounge access worldwide, and your fourth night free on hotel stays. Why I got the card.