Deal Alert: Frontier Flash Sale From $20 One-Way

Sep 19, 2018

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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 line-up the time away.

If you’re looking for a reason to pull the trigger on your family’s next long weekend getaway, we’ve got a great one: Frontier Airlines, which recently added its 100th destination city to its route map and lets you earn elite status with just two round-trip flights, is offering one-way fares to select cities starting at $20. That’s less than you’ll pay to load up on snacks at Hudson News before the flight.

We’re seeing fares valid for travel Monday through Saturday on the ultra-low-cost carrier, so this is a great opportunity to visit cities such as Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans, Las Vegas or Atlanta without having to take a full week off work. When pricing out flights for your family on Frontier Airlines, remember to factor in the additional fees you may incur, including charges for full-size carry-on bags, checked bags and seat assignments. Blackout dates include Nov. 16-26, 2018, and seven-day advance purchase is required.

The cheapest dates to fly can quickly be spotted by using Frontier’s monthly calendar view when you search for flights on its siteIf you’re looking to do some exploring wherever you travel to, check out Get Your Guide for a list of each city’s best activities.

Airline: Frontier
Routes: Various domestic routes
Cost: $20+ one-way
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve,  Citi Premier® Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

Here are some examples of what you can book:

Atlanta (ATL) to Miami (MIA) for $20 one-way:

Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Orlando (MCO) for $20/$29 one-way:

Harlingen, TX (HRL) to Chicago (ORD) for $20 one-way:

Colorado Springs (COS) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $20/$29 one-way:

Jacksonville (JAX) to Austin (AUS) for $20/$29 one-way:

Charleston (CHS) to Philadelphia (PHL) for $20 one-way:

Cincinnati (CVG) to Denver (DEN) for $20/$29 one-way:

Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to New Orleans (MSY) for $20 one-way:

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, 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.

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