New Lost Cost Routes Announced!

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While I predominately fly the major airlines like United or Southwest, I absolutely love what the low cost carriers have done for the markets they serve.  They not only offer a very affordable alternative to the pricier “full service” airlines, but they sometimes drive the price down on the routes where they compete.  Because of that I’m always interested when airlines like Spirit and Frontier expand their route network, even if I rarely fly those airlines myself (though I certainly have and will from time to time).

Today Frontier announced eight new routes, including one from my hometown of Houston to a popular vacation destination!

As shared on USA Today, the new routes are:

Denver-Charlotte: Daily service begins on March 17

Denver-Philadelphia: Daily service begins March 16

Orlando-Houston: Daily service begin Dec. 19

Orlando-Kansas City: Daily service begins Jan. 5

Orlando-Milwaukee: Daily service begins Jan. 5

Fort Myers-Detroit (seasonal): Daily begins Jan. 5

Fort Myers-Indianapolis (seasonal): Daily service begins Jan. 5

Tampa-St. Louis (seasonal): Daily service begins Dec. 19

Prices on these new routes currently start at $29 each way for Discount Den members.  I priced the Orlando – Houston flights specifically and they are on sale now starting at $29 each way for “Discount Den” members on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays and prices start at $49 each way for non-members.  Of course, Frontier loves to have pretty insane sales every week or two, so I imagine prices for non-Discount Den members will drop even lower from time to time due to these discounts.  Prices currently top out at $189 each way.

New Frontier RoutesMy parents are currently enjoying the fall beauty of Colorado thanks to one of the crazy Frontier sales where prices go as low as $19 each way for everyone.  I love that these sort of prices bring once “unattainable” vacations into the realm of very realistic and doable for average families – especially as they fly more and more routes where families want to travel!

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  1. Frontier is ok, except when it’s not. They have no redundancy and when a plane breaks at an outlying station you will be left waiting for them to fly in a new part. They do not have any interline agreements so you are just basically stuck. Great if you have a lot of time on your hands, not so good for weddings, cruises etc unless you can book a day or two of buffer time.

  2. I thought you didn’t fly Southwest because it wasn’t convenient to your home?

    I just flew Frontier for a one-day trip to Sea World with my kids thanks to their recent sale. We had no problems and would definitely fly them again!

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