Deal alert: Frontier flights across the U.S. from $20

Oct 6, 2019

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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 get the time away from work or family.

Frontier is known for everyday low fares, but this flash sale is seeing flights got for as little $20 one-way. To see if your city and travel dates work with this sale, head to the Frontier deals page. To secure the deal, be sure to book before 11:59 p.m. EST on October 7.

Keep in mind that Frontier charges extra for everything from a carry-on bag to a seat assignment to a can of soda. Still, even if you choose to bring a full-size carry-on bag aboard your flight and lock in a specific seat, you will likely end up paying less than on full-service carriers. Also note that you can skip through the seat selection and have it assigned to you for free.

To book the lowest fares, you will need to book directly on FlyFrontier.com. The easiest place to start your search is on the flight sale page.

Airline: Frontier
Routes: Various U.S. cities
Cost: $20+
Dates: Oct. 12 – February 2020 (excluding Christmas and New Year)
Book By:
Oct. 7 at 11:59pm EST
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier℠ Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, (3x on airfare) American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book today on Frontier:

Houston (IAH) to Denver (DEN) for $20 one-way:


Orlando (MCO) to Louisville (SDF) for $20 one-way:


Las Vegas (LAS) to Spokane (GEG) for $20 one-way:


Cincinnati (CVG) to Atlanta (ATL) 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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

When flying an ultra low-cost carrier, if you are worried about what happens in the face of flight cancellations or severe delays, consider looking into Freebird. For a $19 purchase made in advance, that service that can rebook you on another carrier’s flight or prioritize using a credit card that comes with above-average flight protections.

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