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While we are busy speculating about a potential new big route announcement from Southwest, let’s talk for a minute about some actual new routes for sale from Frontier that I am almost as excited about in some cases. Frontier is the low-cost carrier that has really been on the expansion recently, and they are expanding into some pretty darn cool cities. Some of these are destinations they served a long time ago, but that doesn’t make them any less cool to see them return now.
These route announcements were made over the summer, but in case you missed that announcement or simply forgot about it, know that there are many new Frontier routes now available for sale into summer 2018.
You can find the full list here (you may have to scroll down to where it says Frontier Serves 90% of the Country), but here are three big route highlights to me, all of which operate to/from Denver.
Denver – Jackson, Wyoming starting at $39
Three days a week, starting June 7, 2018
Denver – Calgary starting at $49 (higher on the return due to taxes)
Three days a week, starting May 31, 2018
Denver – Palm Springs – starting at $37
Four days a week, starting November 10, 2017
In the case of the Palm Springs, you can connect to other cities, such as Houston – Denver – Palm Springs all on one ticket. However, currently, the Calgary and Jackson flights are only bookable to or from Denver. I assume that you will be able to originate in other cities on the same ticket at some point and simply connect in Denver, but that is not the functionality that is available at this moment.
Calgary and Jackson are great cities in their own right, but they are also located very close to some amazing natural wonders, namely Banff and Yellowstone, respectively. I love the ability for families to affordably fly right into those cities, and be just a short drive away from some spectacular outdoor activities and scenery. In fact, the Jackson airport is actually located within the Grand Teton National Park, and the scenery even from the runway is outstanding.
Frontier may be a bare-bones low-cost carrier, but that would not stop me from jumping on a cheap flight to one of these cities with my family! Do any of the new Frontier routes catch your eye?
Remember, those with Priority Pass Select can now ‘eat for free’ at Timberline Steak & Grill at the Denver Airport, so if you find yourself with a long Frontier connection in Denver, it might be worth the trek between terminals to that restaurant!
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