$19 Airfares Are Just Awesomely Insane

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I got attracted to airline miles years ago in order to be able to afford frequent travel without breaking my budget on airfare costs.  However, on many instances in recent history I have found myself floored at just how inexpensive some airfare can be even without using miles.  In fact, airfare can sometimes be so low it makes me want to start planning a trip just to be able to take advantage of crazy low prices!

Today some $19 fares again got my attention and made me start dreaming of heading out to explore a city a thousand or more miles away for around the same price as it costs to fill up our truck with gas.

Frontier 19 airfare

As you may know Frontier recently rolled out a Discount Den and now their lowest prices (such as the $19 flights) are typically reserved for Discount Den members.  The Discount Den costs $49.99 per year, but you can then book for up to six people on your itinerary, so a family can easily more than recoup the year long membership fee on just one trip.

The prices below all require a Discount Den membership, but even given that extra cost these prices simply amaze me.  I mean, you can fly from Dallas to Denver and back for $38 out the door.  A round trip ticket to Colorado from Texas for just $38?!  Crazy.  Awesome.  Insane.  Tempting.

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Examples of Low Airfare Costs:

Atlanta – Miami $19

Austin – Atlanta $19

Austin – Chicago $29

Chicago – Denver $29

Cincinnati – Orlando $19

Cleveland – Raleigh-Durham $19

Dallas – Denver $19

Phoenix – San Francisco $19

Trenton – Tampa $29

Washington Dulles – Chicago $19

Houston – San Francisco $29

As always, you can have the best of both worlds by using fixed value points from some cards to take advantage of the low airfare prices while still traveling on points.

Anyone else think that $38 round trip airfare prices are just (awesomely) insane?!

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Comments

  1. I sure wish I had this option at my airport! One thing: On the Barclay points, there’s a $25 minimum now, and $100 minimum for redeeming points for travel in the not too distant future, so not all trips will be eligible to be paid through those points.

  2. do you have to be a member of the discount den before you can see these incredible deals or can you get alerts and join when you are ready to take advantage of a deal? Where can you sign up for alerts from Frontier?

    • You can see their deals without joining. I’m guessing if you join their Early Returns frequent flyer program that will get you on the email list.

  3. Yes, I recently booked a $98 rt ticket from Cleveland to Ft Lauderdale on JetBlue for next month. Solely based on the price. Plus, I will be Hyatt Diamond after my last two nights this weekend and couldn’t wait to try it out. But the airfare sold me.

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