You can fly Frontier Airlines from just $20 each way – but is it worth it?

Posted on November 25, 2016 by in Cheap flights, Mistake Fares

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What’s the deal when you fly Frontier Airlines?

The Frontier Airlines Black Friday sale has a massive 52 domestic nonstop routes on offer for just $20 each one-way! Plus there’s hundreds more routes on sale from only $24 up to $104 each way, too.

With the current offer, you could fly from Chicago to Florida’s Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda for just $20 all-in, from Phoenix to Milwaukee for $34 all-in or Los Angeles to Cincinnati for $74 all-in. The prices are including all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes and there’s so many other routes to choose from that it’s mind-boggling.

We take a look at some of these offers to see if they really are good deals…

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The one-way route between Chicago (ORD) and Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda (PGD) is 9,555 miles. At $20, this costs an incredible 0.2 cents per mile flown, which we think is an awesome deal. We tried booking the fare on Frontier and a few select dates appeared:

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The booking period ends December 20th, 2016; we chose the last possible date for a one-way ticket and it came out at even cheaper than $20:

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At just $19.10 total for the 3-hour+ flight, we’re packing our bags now…

We then checked Phoenix (PHX) to Milwaukee (MKE), which is 1,460 miles one-way. At a little over 2 cents per mile flown, this is also a great deal. A lot more available dates appeared for this route; we chose December 12th, which came out at cheaper than stated too – $33.10 total:

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Finally, we looked at the flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cincinnati (CVG). At a cost of $74 one-way, this equates to just under 4 cents per mile flown. At Mighty Travels, we think it’s a deal if a flight is under 6 cents per mile flown, so this flight is still a deal in our opinion.

Like with the last route, there were plenty of available dates showing and we selected November 29th, 2016, which came up at $221.60 – not the fare we were hoping for. We checked the T&C, where it says the offer is valid on this route only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; November 29th is a Tuesday, so we chose that date again and the price then came up at $148.10. Strangely cheaper, but still not right. Scrolling through the available dates, we realized that the only time we could get the $74 flight was November 30th, 2016:

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At $73.10, it’s a decent price from California to Ohio, but it seems a very popular route so you may need to get your skates on with this one.

How do I get the fly Frontier Airlines deal?

Book your flight here on Frontier by November 27th, 2016, to travel by December 20th, 2016. You need to book at least 3 days in advance and some routes may have restrictions including blackout dates.

What else do I need to know about the fly Frontier Airlines deal?

If you’re looking for a low-cost airline option over the next few weeks, this sale could save you a bundle. However, don’t forget that with Frontier there are elective services such as checked bags and seat options that you may need to purchase, which could make your super-cheap flight not so cheap after all.

Also keep in mind that in recent times, this airline has had a poor record of time-keeping; in fact, Frontier has been last place among US carriers for three consecutive months now. So while we can’t fault the ultra-low fares, you need to weigh this up with the airline’s faults and possible extra costs to see if the saving really is worth it for you.


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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