Posted by William Charles on May 16, 2019
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Published on May 16th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Frontier Formally Launches ‘Friends Fly Free’ (Must Join Discount Den For $59.99 & Other Restrictions)

Earlier this year Frontier launched an ongoing promotion called ‘Kids Fly Free‘ where kids under 14 years of age could accompany an adult on a discount den member fare ($59.99 annual cost) for free during certain dates. Since last year Frontier has been offering something similar called ‘Friends Fly Free‘, that program has now been launched and will be offered on a formal basis.

Friends Fly Free won’t always be available and when it is available it won’t be available on all routes/dates but it will be offered on a semi ongoing basis. Under the program when you purchase one round trip discount den fare you’ll get a free one on select dates and routes. At launch the details are as follows:

  • Purchase by 5/19/19
  • Travel by 6/12/19 or 6/18 – 8/28/19
  • Travel is valid Mondays – Thursdays and Saturdays through 6/12/19 and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6/18 – 8/28/19
  • The following blackout dates apply: May 23-25, 27-29, 2019 and Jul. 2-3, 2019. 7 day advance purchase applies

As you can see a lot of restrictions do apply. I personally don’t fly Frontier often enough to justify the $59.99 annual cost, but it shouldn’t take many free flights to recoup that cost. Keep in mind you’ll still pay taxes and fees on these ‘free’ flights.



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Mike L
Mike L

Cool promo, but as you pointed out, you will still pay taxes and fees and those fees add up quickly on Frontier. It’s a good marketing ploy to give away the base fares on routes that likely aren’t full anyway and generate all of that revenue from the additional fees.

Kenny S
Kenny S

Frontier is the only airline near my house and I’ve found the way to avoid fees is to book at the airport (few weeks ahead of time) at the check-in counter. (I do it when I land from the previous flight) That allows you to avoid their $20 online/phone booking fee scam on top of the fare they have going that allows them and spirit to avoid some taxes. ( If a ticket shows at $59 online it’s $39 if you book at the check in desk and they give you a free seat assignment.)

Brian S
Brian S

Really? Had no idea, thanks for the tip.

doc
doc

You can also cancel and get a refund of your $59.99, if it’s within 24 hours of signing up for Discount Den.

I looked at a Discount fare, and then signed up for Discount Den. But, the fare sold out soon after that; so I called Frontier to cancel my Discount Den… and they were able to accommodate the refund, straightaway. Now that Frontier has provided me good customer service, I’ll probably sign up again, at some point… and just try to plan my trip a bit better.

I also want to point out that you can sign up for Discount Den, at the time of booking, and take up to 8 pax on a trip under the Discount Den fare.

I figured, however, that it would be strategically better to sign up for Discount Den with a different credit card than the one I was using for the trip, just in case I needed to cancel one or the other.

doc
doc

You know what, I just realized that I had my airlines mixed up. It was Spirit Airlines that gave me the $59.95 refund for their, “$9 Fare Club.”

Just wanted to clear that up, because I mistakenly gave Frontier undue credit for providing good customer service… when it was actually Spirit Airlines that provided exceptional customer service.

That they both charged approx $60 for their discount fare service, and since I had actually looked at both of their fares… I just had a brief brain-fart, there.

dan
dan

i flew spirit 1-2 times a yr & found its service was decent so far; similar to frontier, will save $ if can go to airport to buy tiks in advance

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