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While this isn’t quite the airline match of American’s current double EQM promo that I was hoping for, Frontier announced a new promotion where members will earn double elite qualifying EarlyReturns miles for every trip they take on Frontier Airlines from December 1 through December 31, 2012. In order to be eligible, you must register before flying using promo code DBEQM.

Frontier Airlines is offering double elite qualifying miles now through December 31st.

You must fly on published fare tickets and request EarlyReturns credit to qualify. The promotion applies only toward elite status qualification and does not apply to base miles, which will be posted to your account at the regular rate. While that’s kind of a bummer, at least this can help you make a last push toward elite status qualification if you’re within striking distance of the next threshold.

As a recap Frontier’s Elite Status levels are:

Ascent Level:
15,000 Frontier flight miles flown in one calendar year (January through December)
20 Frontier flight segments flown in one calendar year (January through December)

Ascent Level members receive a 25% mileage earning bonus, Free DIRECTV service, Complimentary Access to STRETCH seating, two complimentary checked bags, and free same-day standby travel.

Summit Level:
25,000 Frontier flight miles flown in one calendar year (January through December)
30 Frontier flight segments flown in one calendar year (January through December)

Summit Level members get all the benefits of Ascent Level members but earn a 50% mileage bonus, free same day confirmed on day of travel, name change fee waived and itinerary change fee waived, and complimentary alcoholic and premium non-alcoholic beverages.

While I personally don’t fly Frontier, it seems that they are following in American’s footsteps by offering a similar promotion. I’m all about double elite qualifying mile promotions as they are a quick way to rack up some elite status. While I don’t think United or Delta will be matching these, possibly some of the other low-cost carriers such as Virgin America or JetBlue could.

Promotion Terms and Conditions

This promotion is open to all EarlyReturns members who register for the promotion prior to qualifying flight activity. Members must register online at, using promo code DBEQM. Elite qualification offer is valid for all qualifying Frontier Airlines flights December 1 through December 31, 2012. Members must fly on published fare tickets and request to earn EarlyReturns miles to qualify. Promotion applies only toward elite status qualification; it does not apply to base miles. This promotion may be combined with other mileage promotions and is offered in conjunction with all program rules and procedures. Additional restrictions may apply. Frontier Airlines is the final authority on the interpretation of these rules.

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