Frontier Airlines Announces Updates to Frontier Miles

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Frontier has announced an overhaul to their Frontier Miles program to launch in January 2024. They’re making some big changes to earning miles and elite status. They’re adding an additional elite status tier at 10K miles and removing change/cancel fees (seven+ days from departure) for all elite members. But, it’s not all good news — in keeping with the industry’s tendency to copy each others moves and the shift toward revenue-base earning, milage earning is going from the number of miles you fly to being based on the amount of money you spend.

Something to note is that from now until the changes are implemented, you’ll continue to earn one mile for every mile you fly and ten miles per dollar spent with Frontier.

New Status Levels & Elite Benefits

Silver (new tier)

  • Requires 10,000 miles earned in a calendar year — or $1000 spent with Frontier.
  • No change/cancel fees (up until 7 days from departure) for you and your entire party, if booked on the same reservation.
  • Free standard seat at booking for you.
  • Priority boarding for you and entire party (Zone 2)
  • Earn 12 miles per dollar spent (instead of the standard $10).
  • Family pooling (see our Frontier Miles Overview for more info on this).
  • Priority customer care phone line.

Gold (previously Elite 20K)

  • Requires 20,000 miles earned in a calendar year or $3,000 in purchases with on your Frontier Airlines World Mastercard from now through February, 2024.
  • Includes all Silver benefits, including a free standard seat at booking (for you only).
  • Free premium seat at check-in, if available.
  • Free carry-on bag.
  • Priority boarding in Zone 1 for you, or Zone 2 for your entire party.
  • Earn 14 miles per dollar spent.

Platinum (previously Elite 50K)

  • Requires 50,000 miles earned in a calendar year.
  • Includes all Silver & Gold benefits.
  • Standard seat at booking for you and your entire party (on same reservation).
  • Zone 1 priority boarding for you and your entire party.
  • Free carry-on bag for you and entire party.
  • Free premium seat at check-in for you and your entire party (up to 8 on the same reservation) — if available.
  • Free premium seat at booking time for you only, if available.
  • One free checked bag (including ski and golf bags)
  • Waived pet-in-cabin fees.
  • 50% off Discount Den membership.
  • Ability to gift Silver status to someone.
  • Earn 16 miles per dollar spent with Frontier.

Diamond (previously Elite 100K)

  • Requires 100,000 miles earned in a calendar year.
  • Includes benefits enjoyed by Silver, Gold and Platinum members.
  • Premium seating at booking for your entire party.
  • First and second checked bags free.
  • “Board First” priority boarding for you and your party.
  • No change / cancel fee up until 24 hours before departure.
  • Earn 20 miles per dollar.

To view all the changes and updates from Frontier, as well as further terms and conditions, proceed to the announcement page on the Frontier website.

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