Kids fly free on Frontier Airlines with this program


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Traveling with little ones can be a huge headache. But Frontier Airlines makes it all seem worth it by allowing members of its Discount Den club to bring kids 14 and younger along for free.

Yep. It’s true. Free. As in, like, free.

Frontier announced the deal earlier this year but just opened up its bookings through mid-November 2019. That means more dates during which kids can fly free are available now.

Bargain-hunting website ClarkDeals has a list of new dates for free kids tickets. Predictably, the dates are mostly midweek, but there are some weekend flights scattered throughout. Even if you only get half of your kiddo’s roundtrip ticket for free, it’s still a screaming deal.

Naturally, there are a few strings attached. You get just one free kid ticket per paid adult ticket, and the $0 kid fare is only available on certain flights. And though the fare is free, Frontier charges for seat selection — so you’ll have to cough up a few bucks to make sure everyone gets to sit together.

Frontier charges for luggage, too, both carry-on and checked. A small personal item is the only thing you get for free, and it must fit easily under the seat in front of you. If you’re really good at traveling light, you can fit a small backpack under that seat. (Traveling light and traveling with kids don’t often go together, but it’s worth a shot!)

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Discount Den offers its members cheaper fares when booking through their website. There’s a $59.99 annual fee to join the Discount Den, but only one person in your party needs to join. Discount Den prices are good for up to six people traveling on the same itinerary.

Denver is Frontier’s headquarters and main hub, with access to cities all across the U.S., plus 19 cities in Mexico and vacation spots in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Whew. Who’s ready to book some plane tickets?

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