Frontier says ‘buh bye’ to Spirit merger with revenge travel fares from $19
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Oh, the heartbreak of a relationship gone sour. Was it something you said? Something you did? Or did your beloved just want to move in a different direction?
Breakups are especially bad if you’re a major budget airline company that was just publicly dumped by another budget airline (even though it seemed like the other airline was truly aligned with your discounted airfare dreams and goals).
In this case, there’s one surefire way to get over the heartbreak: Have a good old-fashioned revenge travel sale.
That’s what Frontier is doing after its potential merger with Spirit didn’t make it to the airline altar. The budget carrier is holding its head high and offering 1 million $19 fares to the people who truly love Frontier — its Discount Den members. If you’re a member, the merger loss is your gain, but you’ll need to act fast. Fares are limited and will go quickly. To find the lowest fares, search by price on Frontier’s website.
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How to book: Directly through the airline.
Routes: Travel from Las Vegas; Phoenix; Florida; Denver; California; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; Nashville; New Orleans; Seattle; and Portland, Oregon, is valid Tuesday through Friday.
Travel to Las Vegas; Phoenix; Florida; Denver; California; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; Nashville; New Orleans; Seattle; and Portland, Oregon, is valid Sunday through Wednesday.
Travel dates: July 21 to Oct. 5.
Book by: Aug. 1 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Note: To book fares you must be a member of Frontier’s Discount Den travel club.
Why not head to Vegas for just $19 to hear an Elvis impersonator sing “Heartbreak Hotel”? This cheap flight will leave you with extra cash to splurge on an Instagram-worthy buffet or at the casino.
We found multiple date options falling into the $19 fare category for the week before Labor Day from Denver.
And also from Albuquerque, New Mexico, in August.
Maybe the best way to forget your lost love is zipping around on a roller coaster at Universal Orlando or Disney World? You can get to Orlando from Charlotte for just $18 in late September (which is the perfect time to indulge at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival).
For just a few extra bucks, fly from Philadelphia to Orlando for an end-of-summer theme park romp for $25 on multiple dates.
Maximize your purchase
If you book this deal, don’t forget to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year) or the Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare). Or try the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve (both 3 points per dollar on airfare). You could also use the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). For more ways to get the most out of your airfare purchases, see this guide.
The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
Members of Frontier’s Discount Den will be happy to find flights as low as $19 this fall thanks to the airline’s failed attempt at merging with Spirit. Book as soon as possible to secure your spot on a cheap flight through Oct. 5.
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