Deal Alert: Fly Frontier Between 32 Cities From $19 One-Way
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to line-up the time away.
Although the Frontier Airlines "best sale of the season" ended on August 1, the ultra-low-cost carrier is still offering some very cost-effective getaways for early fall between a large number of cities. Book by August 13 for travel dates between August 18 to November 14.
Remember that budget airlines like Frontier charge additional fees for full-size carry-on bags, checked bags and seat assignments. However, you can earn entry-level Elite20k elite status with Frontier after just one round-trip ticket (with connecting flights) or two round-trip tickets (direct), which gives you a free full-sized carry-on bag, complimentary seat assignment at booking and enables you to pool miles together with family members.
Routes: Various domestic routes between ABQ/SAT/AUS/MSY/ATL/CVG/CMH/GSP/MCO/MDT/RDU/IND/PHL/JAX/MCI/MEM/MKE/OMA/CLT/DTW/CLE/SNA/LAS/ONT/SJC/SEA/PDX/IAD/BUF/SLC/TUL/TPA/
Cost: $19+ one-way
Dates: August 14 – October 3
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are some examples of what you can book:
Atlanta (ATL) to Cincinnati (CVG) for $38 round-trip:
Austin (AUS) to New Orleans (MSY) for $40 round-trip:
Tulsa (TUL) to Washington, DC (IAD) for $40 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If Frontier Airlines is a regular part of your family's budget travel strategy, you may want to brush-up on some of its latest family friendly developments, including the ability for some Frontier Miles members to pool miles together and complimentary family seat assignments for certain Frontier elite members.