Taking a family vacation can be a wonderful thing. However, for many people, escaping it all for a bit of fun with the fam can be cost prohibitive. One airline is hoping to change all that by letting children fly for free. Yes, for free.
On Monday, Frontier Airlines announced its new Kids Fly Free program. And they aren’t just talking about little ones. According to the airline, children 14 years old and younger are eligible to fly free when they travel with an adult.
“Kids Fly Free shows our continued commitment to being America’s affordable and family-friendly airline,” Barry Biffle, President and CEO of Frontier Airlines, shared in a statement with TravelPulse. “We’re the only airline going all out for families in this way—it’s exactly what we mean at Frontier by 'Low Fares Done Right.'”
Of course, there is one small catch: Families must be enrolled in the airline’s Discount Den, which comes with an annual fee of $60. However, after enrolling, users will gain access to to the airline’s lowest available fares as well as the kids fly free program. According to the website, "On valid Kids Fly Free flights, one kid under 15 can fly for free for every adult Discount Den fare purchased,"
According to TravelPulse, The Discount Den membership works for up to six people on a single family itinerary. Families with young children will also gain access to priority boarding following zone one loading. To book, parents simply need to find qualifying flights and book via "The Works bundle." This also allows families to make changes to existing itineraries and even cancel flights with a refund.
However, it is important to note there are a few other restrictions with the fare (this is Frontier we are talking about). The fare does not include luggage, seat selection, or other travel add-ons, and children cannot earn Frontier Miles on their travels. But, it’s still a fantastic deal for families looking to travel together.