It’s true. Kids fly free on Frontier Airlines! When you sign up for their Discount Den program, your child under 14-years-old flies free with you. It’s crazy, but I checked it all out and it’s the real deal.
There are some details, although nothing I’ve found seems too difficult at all. Read on to find out how you can take advantage of this offer before Frontier Airlines realizes how nuts it is and takes it away.
How Kids Fly Free on Frontier Airlines
I’m so excited about this, I’m already planning a trip in my mind to absolutely anywhere that’s not in my house! Maybe somewhere warm, or cold, or rainy, or… ANYWHERE!
Here are the details.
1. Sign up for Discount Den. That’s the Frontier Airlines’ fare membership club. It costs $59.99 a year.
In addition to allowing your kids to fly free, you’ll get their lowest fares for yourself, and for up to 6 people who are traveling with you.
Also, Frontier will send you an email periodically with alerts to hot, new discounts. Love it!
2. Choose a flight that has the Kids Fly Free logo beneath the Discount Den price. The flights are domestic only, so you can’t take Junior to France with you for free.
3. One adult (over 15 years old) equals one free ticket for a child. If you have more than one kiddo you’ll need an extra adult to get the free ticket.
The really cool thing here is that a family with kids over 15 each qualify to add a free fare for a child under 14.
For example, a family of 6 could conceivably take a trip with Mom, Dad, 17-year-old son, 14-year-old daughter, and 2 kids under 14 and ONLY pay for 3 tickets. That’s crazy!
4. Only valid on certain dates.
February – 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
March – 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
April – 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
May – 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 29
June – 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
July – 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
August – 5, 6
5. Free fare does not include extras. In other words, you’ll still have to pay Frontier’s per bag charge because while your child will fly free, your luggage won’t.
Depending upon the weight and whether you pay online or at the airport, those charges are between $30 and $55 per.
6. You can’t earn miles on free flights. I can live with that.
While that’s all well and good for me, if it’s important that you get miles or some other perks, do some research to find credit cards that offer those kinds of things when you travel.
7. Forget about the free nuts.
Remember, Frontier is a budget airline. That’s what they’re known for.
Consequently, you may not have a lot of room in your seats (unless you pay extra). And, you can forget about that little bag of peanuts or tiny plastic cup of soda.
In truth, I don’t think most people care one iota about those peanuts or a few gulps of soda on a flight.
Instead, pack some cookies in your purse and grab a couple bottles of water once you’re through the TSA checkpoint.
Where will you go if your kids fly free?
If you’d like to know in detail where Frontier flies, take a look at their city to city flights.
Sound like a good deal for your family this year? Sign up for Discount Den and start planning!
PS: Share this with everyone who has kids. They’ll hug you for it!