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Frontier is offering $15 one way fares on routes like Los Angeles to Chicago and New York to Miami.

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET tomorrow (August 26) for domestic, nonstop travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from September 1 to November 18. On the sale page, the fares show up as $20. You have to put “SAVEBIG” into the promo code box on the home screen to bring them down to $15.

You do NOT have to be a Discount Den member to get these deals. It surprises me that Frontier is undermining the value of the Discount Den, which it charges $50 to join. Here’s my analysis of whether you should join the Frontier Discount Den.

Here is the sale page and restrictions. I see $15 fares between dozens of cities. Here are the $15 fares leaving New York and Los Angeles.

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There are also many $29, $39, and higher fares, sorted by city.

I had no trouble pricing out Atlanta to Austin for $15 in October.

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Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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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Book today (August 22) and fly August 25, 26, 29, 31 and September 1, 2, 6, 9 and 10 to get 50% off all Frontier flights.

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Type promo code DEEZNUTS into the promo code box on the home search screen and the discounts will be included in the results. Even DenDeals fares are discounted. (See Should You Join the Frontier Discount Den for more information on DenDeals.)

 

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Here’s a $29 DenDeals fare from Denver to Las Vegas that drops to $21.55.

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If you want to fly in the next three weeks, there are some really cheap fares on the entire Frontier route network!

Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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 $29 fare would be 2,320 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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I love Spirit and Frontier. Not flying them–I think I’ve flown them three total times, which weren’t particularly pleasant experiences. I just love what they represent. As the two largest ultra-low-cost carriers in North America, they put downward pressure on all airlines’ fares, which benefits flyers immensely.

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We are all used to paying for checked bags and meals, but Spirit and Frontier charge for a lot more including carry on bags, seat assignments, and even water. A lot of people hate them for that, but I actually agree with their marketing that it’s fairer to charge a la carte pricing and have customers only pay for the services they want. Everyone reading this site is astute enough to compare apples to apples and figure out whether he is getting a better deal on an ultra-low-cost carrier even after the nickle-and-diming.

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Another thing Spirit and Frontier have in common: paid membership clubs. You pay $50 to $70 per year in exchange for discounts only available to Spirit $9 Fare Club and Frontier Discount Den members. Are the Spirit $9 Fare Club and Frontier Discount Den worth the price? Let’s check them out.

Spirit $9 Fare Club

The Spirit $9 Fare Club costs $20 for the first two months or $60 for the first year. Both plans automatically recur for $70 per year.

Members get discounted fare sales and discounted checked and carry on bag fees. Spirit claims that members save an average of $75 per booking.

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Most fares are not discounted for $9 Fare Club members, but some are. Most fare sales offer a cheaper price for $9 Fare Club members. The discount is $11+ per person per direction.

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The Terms & Conditions do not specify how many people can get the discounted fare on the same reservation as one $9 Fare Club member, but I believe that all members of the reservation get the discounted fare if booked from the $9 Fare Club member’s account. (“2.3. Members must always be one of the customers traveling when booking a special fare.”)

In addition to sometimes getting fare discounts, $9 Fare Club members always get bag discounts of $9 per bag per direction.
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Since the only free bag you get on Spirit is a personal item, most members will save at least $18 per roundtrip on baggage fees and $36 if you fly with a companion.

If you fly Spirit roundtrip twice per year ($36+ saved in bag fees) and book at least one roundtrip on a fare sale ($22+ saved), then you should probably join the $9 Fare Club. Do the math, and see if you get more in benefits than you pas a membership fee.

However even if it makes sense to join, don’t join today. Wait until you need to purchase a Spirit ticket, so that your membership period extends as far out into the future as possible.

What about if you need to book one Spirit roundtrip, and you’re not sure if you’ll fly them again? If there’s an 11% chance you’ll need to book another Spirit roundtrip in the next two months, pay for the $20 trial membership. You’ll save $18 guaranteed on bags on the first roundtrip, and if you do book that second roundtrip, you’ll save another $18+.

Are there any $9 Fare Club members reading this post? How much money have you saved with membership?

Frontier Discount Den

The Frontier Discount Den only offers discounted airfare only, no savings on Frontier baggage fees. The Discount Den costs $50 per year, and membership renews automatically.

Certain sale fares are only available to club members, and the sale page says as much.

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Flight searches have a separate Den Deals column.

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Not all routes and flights offer discounts for club members.
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Discounted fares are available for up to six people on a member’s itinerary, as long as he is one of the passengers.

Again do the math, and see if you get more in benefits than you pas a membership fee.

Just like with the $9 Fare Club, don’t join today. Wait until you need to purchase a Frontier ticket, and choose the Discount Den price. You’ll be prompted to join then, which maximizes how far into the future your 12 month membership runs.
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Are there any Discount Den members reading this post? How much money have you saved with membership?

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Through Sunday July 5: Frontier is offering 21% off Summer and Fall travel. Fares start at $42 one way, but this is an even better deal for expensive roundtrips!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET (July 5) for domestic, nonstop travel on Tuesdays and Wednesday between August 25 and December 16. Blackout dates are November 24, 25, and December 1. That means you can fly a lot of dates around Thanksgiving.

 

Here is the sale page and restrictions. You can combine the 21% off with cheap fares like this list of $49 fares. If you do that, you’ll pay $42 one way because you only get 21% off the base fare, and taxes make up a significant portion of cheap flights.

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A better bet is to book a more expensive roundtrip, so 21% off is more dollars saved. This trip to Austin is almost $50 off, and you can surely find bigger savings.

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Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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.

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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Today only: Frontier is offering a fare sale for Summer and Fall travel. Fares start at $21 one way!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET today (June 30) for domestic, nonstop travel on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Saturdays between August 22 and December 16. Blackout dates are November 19 to December 1.

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Here is the sale page and restrictions. I see $21 fares between:

  • Atlanta and Cleveland
  • Atlanta and Cincinnati
  • Atlanta and Washington-Dulles
  • Chicago and Philadelphia
  • Chicago and Raleigh
  • Cincinnati and Washington-Dulles
  • Cleveland and Raleigh
  • Denver and Austin
  • Denver and Bozeman
  • Denver and Las Vegas
  • Denver and Kansas City
  • Denver and Phoenix
  • Denver and Salt Lake City
  • Philadelphia and Charlotte
  • Trenton and Charlotte
  • Trenton and Detroit

There are also many $29, $39, and higher fares, sorted by city.

I had no trouble pricing out Trenton to Charlotte for $21 in September.

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Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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 $21 fare would be 1,680 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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Today only (June 24): Frontier is offering a fare sale for Summer and Fall travel. Fares start at $29 one way!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET today (June 24) for domestic, nonstop travel between August 22 and October 20, exclusing Friday and Sunday flights.

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Here is the sale page and restrictions. I see $29 fares between:

  • Atlanta and Cincinnati
  • Atlanta and Indianapolis
  • Charlotte and Philadelphia
  • Cincinnati and Atlanta
  • Cincinnati and Washington-Dulles

There are also many $39, $49, and higher fares, sorted by city, across much of the Frontier route map.

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I had no trouble pricing out Charlotte to Philadelphia for $27.50 in September. That’s quite a swipe at US Airways (American Airlines.)

 

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Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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 $29 fare would be 2,320 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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Until tomorrow: Frontier is offering a fare sale for Summer and Fall travel. Fares start at $29 one way!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET tomorrow (June 19) for domestic, nonstop travel mostly on different dates specified by each sale route. Most sales only exclude Friday and Sunday flights.

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Here is the sale page and restrictions. I see $29 fares between:

  • Atlanta and Cleveland
  • Atlanta and Washington-Dulles
  • Charlotte and Tampa
  • Cincinnati and Atlanta
  • Cincinnati and Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Indianapolis and Atlanta
  • Philadelphia and Charlotte
  • Washington-Dulles and Cincinnati

There are also many $39, $49, and higher fares, sorted by city.

I had no trouble pricing out Charlotte to Philadelphia for $27.50 next week. That’s quite a swipe at US Airways (American Airlines.)

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Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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 $29 fare would be 2,320 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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Today only: Frontier is offering a last-minute fare sale for June travel. Fares start at $19 one way!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET today only (June 2) for domestic, nonstop travel mostly on different dates specified by each sale route. Unlike previous sales, which were only available for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday travel, these deals are available all seven days of the week.

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Here is the sale page and restrictions. I see $19 fares between:

  • Atlanta and Cincinnati

I see $29 fares between:

  • Atlanta and Washington-Dulles
  • Atlanta and Indy
  • Atlanta and New Orleans
  • Atlanta and Orlando
  • Atlanta and Miami
  • Atlanta and Philly
  • Cleveland and Atlanta
  • Cleveland and Raleigh/Durham
  • Denver and Las Vegas
  • Denver and Phoenix
  • Philly and Charlotte
  • Phoenix and San Francisco

There are also many $39, $49, and higher fares, sorted by city.

I had no trouble pricing out Atlanta to Cincinnati for $19 next week.

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Fees

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.

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 11.31.01 AM

Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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 $19 fare would be 1,520 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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Frontier’s Summer sale ends today. Fares start at $29 one way!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET on May 29 for domestic, nonstop travel mostly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between June 2 and August 12.

Here is the sale page and restrictions. I see $29 fares between:

  • Atlanta and Cincinnati
  • Atlanta and Indianapolis
  • Cincinnati and Washington-Dulles

There are also many $39, $49, and higher fares, sorted by city.

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I had no trouble pricing out Atlanta to Indianapolis for $29 this summer.

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Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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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 $29 fare would be 2,320 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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Frontier is having a one-day sale today with fares that start at $19 one way!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET on April 7 for domestic, nonstop travel on certain dates until May 13. The exact dates on sale vary by city pair.

Here is the sale page and restrictions. Here are cities with at least one route on sale for $19 to $49 one way:

  • Atlanta
  • Philadelphia
  • Miami
  • Indianapolis
  • New Orleans
  • Orlando
  • Cincinnati
  • Austin
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • Seattle
  • Salt Lake City
  • Las Vegas
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Chicago O’Hare
  • Los Angeles
  • Santa Ana
  • Austin
  • Portland
  • New York LaGuardia
  • Tampa

For each city, certain discounted destinations and dates are listed. For instance, some of the Atlanta sale destinations look like this:

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I had no trouble pricing out Atlanta to New Orleans for $38 roundtrip, and interestingly far more dates were on sale for $19 one way than were listed on the sale page.

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Fees

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 if you don’t pay for a seat selection, but you’ll probably get the worst one.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Members of the Frontier Discount Den get a $5 discount on baggage fees, so checked bags cost $15 and carry ons cost $25, so sign up for free here. Because of the fee on all baggage greater than the size of a personal item, I would think of these fares as costing $15 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

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Even with the bag fee, you can get a roundtrip with a checked bag for $68 all in.

Frontier even charges for water. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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Getting These Flights for Free

There’s no need to pay cash for cheap, cash fares. You can redeem ThankYou Points at a rate of 1.25 cents each to purchase any airline ticket. That means a $19 fare would be 1,520 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 up to 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points. Bonus points are redeemable for up to $500 in gift cards, up to $625 for airfare or other great rewards
  • Earn 20,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn an additional 30,000 points after another $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of your second year of being a cardmember
  • 3x and 2x category bonuses for travel, dining, and entertainment
  • Annual Fee: $0 for the first twelve months, $95 thereafter
  • Points also transfer to 11 airlines and one hotel if you prefer to use them as miles instead of fixed-value points

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Earn up to 20 free hotel nights after meeting spending $2,500 in the first 90 days on the Club Carlson Visa.

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Frontier’s spring sale ends today. Fares start at $29 one way!

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The sale is valid for bookings made by 11:59 PM ET on March 25 for domestic, nonstop travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between April 14 and May 20.

Here is the sale page and restrictions. Here are the sale city pairs.

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I had no trouble pricing out Washington to Chicago for $29.

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Fees

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.

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Only a personal item is free to bring on board. Checked bags cost $20+ and carry ons cost $30+, so I would think of these fares as costing $20 more each way and plan on checking a bag.

Even water costs money. Here’s the snack and drink menu.
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Getting These Flights for Free

There’s no need to pay cash for cheap, cash fares. You can redeem ThankYou Points at a rate of 1.25 cents each to purchase any airline ticket. That means a $29 fare would be 2,320 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 up to 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points. Bonus points are redeemable for up to $500 in gift cards, up to $625 for airfare or other great rewards
  • Earn 20,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn an additional 30,000 points after another $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of your second year of being a cardmember
  • 3x and 2x category bonuses for travel, dining, and entertainment
  • Annual Fee: $0 for the first twelve months, $95 thereafter
  • Points also transfer to 11 airlines and one hotel if you prefer to use them as miles instead of fixed-value points

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Frontier Airlines is having a one day sale today with fares from $19 to $49 from Atlanta, Georgia to:

  • Austin
  • Chicago-O’Hare
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Denver
  • Indianapolis
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • New Orleans
  • New York-La Guardia
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Trenton/Princeton
  • Washington-Dulles

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Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM ET today (February 24) for nonstop travel on:

  • April 30, 2015
  • May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 27, 2015

These are all Wednesdays and Thursdays.

These promotional fares sell out really quickly. They’re more of an advertising cost than anything because a few super cheap fares are sold at a loss in return for all the free press. And, of course, in addition to the $19 base fare, you will have to pay for a seat assignment (or be assigned bad one), checked bags, carry on bags, and even water on board.

Still, it’s a great deal for Atlantans or folks who want to visit if they can snap up a ticket before they’re gone.

Share your success in the comments.

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Meeting the minimum spending requirement on the Arrival Plus give you about $500 worth of free flights on any airline including Frontier with no blackouts.

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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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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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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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