Quick Deal: 12% Off Frontier Flights with Promo Code LOWFARES

It feels like everytime I write about Frontier Airlines they are offering some sort of discount and this time is no exception, as they are offering 12% off most of their flights. There are of course restrictions around dates of travel but otherwise this is valid for both one-ways and roundtrips and all routes serviced by Frontier. You will want to use promo code LOWFARES when you book flights online at frontier.com.

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Here are the key details to know:

  • Flights must be booked by 11:59 EST on October 30th
  • Valid travel dates are from November 6th to February 11th, a little over 3 months.
  • Not valid for Friday or Sunday travel
  • There are unfortunately blackout dates around the holidays. They are as follows: Nov. 21-26; Nov. 29- Dec. 1; Dec 19-24; Dec. 26-28 2014; Jan. 3-4, 2015. Interestingly, MLK weekend is not restricted so you could return on the Monday of that weekend using this promotion.

It is important to note that now Frontier charges for carry-on bags and seat reservations, similar to Spirit. I don’t consider them on the same level (I think Spirit is much worse at nickel & diming you) but Andrea flew them last month from PDX-DEN-LGA and it was a perfectly fine experience. She was able to use a prior discount code from Frontier (these happen with enough regularity) and the flights, even including the carry-on baggage fee, were $75 to $100 cheaper then United or other carriers. And with Frontier aggressively expanding on the east coast with more flights out of NY and Washington DC, it’s worth taking a look to see if this promo could help even if you are not based in Denver or the West Coast.

 

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Quick Deal: Take 20% Off Your Next JetBlue or Frontier Flight

I stumbled across two offers that for whatever reason haven’t gained much traction in the points & miles blogosphere that could allow you to take 20% off your next JetBlue or Frontier flight! While I’ve highlighted several Frontier promotion codes in the past, I’ve never seen a JetBlue discount code this high at 20%!

1) Frontier 20% Promotion – To celebrate their 20th birthday, Frontier is offering 20% off all domestic flights between July 12th and December 12th (with blackout dates around but not on Thanksgiving unfortunately) using promo code RGIFT2U. The downside is all travel must be booked by July 4th. Additionally, you must book your flights on FlyFrontier.com and enter the promo code in the approriate field.

Enter Code RGIFT2U Like Above

Enter Code RGIFT2U Like Above

I think we will be taking advantage of this offer as Andrea & her friends are looking to go to Portland for a long weekend in September and the return one way flight is pricing crazy at $260+ currently. Using this promo code knocked the price down to $218 which is more reasonable.

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Link to Promotion – Frontier RGIFT2U Promotion

2) JetBlue 20% Promotion – Utilizing their partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts, you will receive 20% off a JetBlue flight when you purchase specially marked 16oz bags of coffee at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations.  A 16oz bag of coffee goes for $10 at Dunkin’ so it probably makes sense to buy a bag of coffee, even if you don’t want the coffee at all just for the coupon code (price out your flights beforehand to make sure) since the code will most likely save you greater then $10. [PSA announcement – Please donate the coffee if you are just buying it for the code.]

Unfortunately the travel window is much smaller and comes with some restrictions:

  • Book now through September 1, 2014
  • Travel between Sept. 8 and Oct. 30, 2014
  • Offer blacked out between Oct. 10 and Oct. 14, 2014
  • Valid for roundtrip airfare only
  • Book only at jetblue.com/promo

Link to Promotion – 20% off JetBlue with Dunkin’ Donuts

I don’t have any plans to make this JetBlue deal work for me but if I had some fall travel still to book, I would definitely look at JetBlue now.

Point & Center: $50 Off Hotels, Southwest Flies International & More…

Point & Center is a new feature here where I share some of the big news and offers in the points and miles world that necessitate their own blog post. Think of it as a 60 second summary of some of the highlights in the points and miles world today.

1) Expedia is offering $50 off a hotel booking over $200 if you book via their mobile app. Via Million Mile Secrets, click on their special 4th of July coupon link here and enter your cellphone number to get a unique coupon code. Book your reservation via their mobile app (download it first if necessary) and enter the coupon code Expedia texted you to take $50 off if you book by July 7th and stay before December 31st.

2) As of yesterday, Southwest Airlines now flies international to several destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. Based on your travel needs, I think this could drastically increase the value of Southwest points for some of you. Legacy carriers like American, United and Delta all charge 35,000 miles roundtrip but I’ve found many itineraries on Southwest to be pricing significantly cheaper. Here is an example from Long Island, NY to Aruba in September pricing out at only 24,220 points!  Before you book your next Caribbean or Mexico getaway, remember now to always give Southwest a check as well for the best deal (both in dollars or points).

Only 24,200 points roundtrip!

Only 24,200 points roundtrip!

3) As highlighted in Points & Miles 101, Starwood SPG points are quite valuable as they can transfer to airlines at a ratio of 1 SPG point to 1.25 airline miles if you transfer in increments of 20,000 points. Well American Airlines has announced a promotion where you will receive a 20% bonus on the miles transferred from Starwood to American Airlines. So if you follow my advice and transfer in increments of 20,000 points, you will end up with 30,000 American Airlines miles instead of the standard 25,000 miles. I wouldn’t make any speculative transfers but if you need miles to book an AA award, this is a nice little bonus to save you some valuable SPG points.
UPDATE: This works for US airways as well!

4) Frontier is giving away 20 $100 gift cards and $1,000 off Frontier flights to one winner for celebrating their birthday by liking them on Facebook. I don’t heavily promote contests like these but it literally took 8 seconds to enter it, so why not? The link to enter the contest can be found here – Frontier Birthday Bash.

I hope you enjoyed the inaugural edition of Point & Center – feel free to let me know your thoughts on this and I can make this a more regular post!

Good Deal Alerts: 15% off Frontier Flights, $400 Flights to Norway & 12,000 Free Melia Hotel Rewards Points

Tax day brings up a trio of good deals in the travel industry. Without further ado:

1) Frontier Airlines is celebrating tax day by offering 15% off most domestic flights flown by June 12th if travel is booked by April 17th. A 15% discount on airfare is pretty rare so you might be able to score solid airfares here.

2) Via The Points Guy, you can find flights from the NY area to Norway for only $407!  Availability is greatest for travel between November 2014 through March 2015 (skiing in Norway anyone?) for flights on United and Norwegian Air. If you have a choice, I’d choose United to earn miles for flying vs Norwegian which I don’t believe has a frequent flyer program.

3) Lastly, most of you have probably never heard of Melia Hotels, but they are currently giving away 12,000 points for signing up for their rewards program. The downside is you only have until April 30th to use the points but 12,000 points can be a free night at some of their locations in Europe or Asia. They do not have a big North American presence (only 3 hotels in the US and some in the Caribbean) but if your travel plans over the next year take you near a Melia hotel you might get a room for free! Or if the 12,000 points doesn’t cover a free room, you could use a points & cash option, effectively using those 12,000 points to lower the price of a room.

Hopefully some of you can take advantage of these deals!