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Kids Fly Free: Frontier Program Review

With the Kids Fly Free program, Frontier Airlines really is taking their slogan “Low Fares Done Right” to the next level. Before you read any further, yes, your kids actually can fly for free and it isn’t that hard. Of course, there are a few conditions that must be met. But, if you have a somewhat flexible schedule then your next family vacation can be even more affordable!

Kids Fly Free (sometimes)

Of course, the Kids Fly Free program, like anything else that is free has a series of terms and conditions. The first is that you must be a member of their Discount Den program. If you fly at minimum, more than twice a year (or once a year with two people), then there is a good chance this program can save you money. We have an extensive article covering in detail the pros and cons of Frontier’s Discount Den. Additionally, if you are interested in checking out Frontier’s page on it then click on the image below.

Frontier's Discount Den program
Source: frontier.com

Kids Fly Free: Condition 1, 2, 3….

After your the biggest roadblock of being a Discount Den member is overcome there are many smaller conditions. Each one is not too hard to meet but they do add up.

  • Fortunately for travelers, Frontier has a broad definition of “Kids” and anyone under 15 can qualify for a free ticket.
  • You must purchase one adult ticket for every free ticket you receive.
  • Booking through Frontier’s website is a must. So, if you use a booking website like Expedia or Kayak this offer won’t apply.
  • The flight must be a domestic flight and cannot include overnight layovers. (Who wants an overnight layover anyways?)
  • The offer does not extend to bags beyond your carry-on, or other travel add-ons.
  • The miles for the free tickets do not apply to your Frontier Miles total.
Kids Fly Free with Frontier
source: frontier.com

One Last Condition

This is where you are going to need to be a bit flexible as a traveler. Frontier only offers the free tickets on lower volume flight days. These dates are typically on Tuesday and Wednesday with an occasional Saturday. Here is the full list as published by Frontier.

  • February – 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
  • March – 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
  • April – 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
  • May – 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 29
  • June – 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
  • July – 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
  • August – 5, 6

Kids Fly Free With Frontier: Is it worth it?

99% of the time, yes! If you plan your family vacations well in advance you could easily save hundreds. Of course if you have to leave and arrive on the weekends that might be a deal breaker. Otherwise, there is no reason to pass up free tickets.

Comment below to let us know if you have used Frontier’s Kids Fly Free program and what your experience was.

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5 thoughts on “Kids Fly Free: Frontier Program Review

  1. Im a den member and found a kids fly free flight but when I selected kids fly free date the site still tried to charged me the price of 2 adult tickets so I refreshed the page and selected the same dates but the kids fly free was no longer available for that day. I’m starting to wonder if “kids fly free” is ever a real option.

  2. Well that certainly is annoying, did you end up talking to their support and finding anything out on why it was messing up for you?

  3. I had the same thing happened to me, I’m pretty sure it’s a scam because I couldn’t find a single flight where “kids fly free”

    Not only that but their customer service is total trash and they won’t tell you what flights DO qualify. I can’t wait until more people come out to complain about this because I just spent 3 hours trying to book tickets and nothing. The best I got was my discount den cost refunded.

  4. I chose tickets for 2 adults/2 children 13 & 10. I’m a discount den member and it gave me approx $40 off the total price is all. I checked the excluded dates as non- kids fly free dates and sure enough, several date combinations all were in that $40 higher range. That doesn’t seem like free. Oh. And I accessed the site thru my iPhone; not sure if the method accessing it mattered. I was not using an app. Perhaps I should try again on an actual computer.

  5. This seemed like a great deal but it appears to be a complete scam. I signed up for discount den and selected flights that were advertised as “kids fly free”. It even said kids “qualified” for the kids fly free after selecting the flight and entering the kids birth date as a passenger. However, once I got to the check out it says “these flights don’t qualify for the kids fly free fare”. Does anyone know how to get back the scam fee this sham airline billed me to sign up for discount den that I plan on NEVER using? I certainly am never going to fly this airline. Now I understand why this airline has among the lowest ratings of any airline. in the US…..I thought it was because they have fewer flights and things got ugly for passengers when there were travel disruptions. However I am now convinced that there is much more to it than that and that it should be rated as the worst airline in the country.

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