Frontier Airlines and StatusMatch.com have teamed up to offer an intriguing paid status match promotion, for anyone who has elite status with an airline program, hotel program, or cruise line program. While there’s a fee to enroll, you can easily recoup that after just one trip, given the savings on fees that Frontier Airlines’ elite member receive.
This offer has been around for a couple of months, but I wanted to post a reminder of it, as the clock is ticking. Furthermore, with Frontier overhauling its frequent flyer program in 2024, there’s even more value to having status with the airline.
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Pay a fee and receive Frontier Airlines elite status
Frontier Airlines’ status match promotion is valid for applications through December 31, 2023, and matched status is then valid through December 31, 2024. You can potentially match to any of Frontier’s three status levels, depending on your current status with another program:
- A Frontier Elite 20K status match costs $99
- A Frontier Elite 50K status match costs $99
- A Frontier Elite 100K status match costs $149
- You’re eligible for a status match if you requested one in the past, but that’ll cost an extra $50 (lol) if you’ve requested a match since November 1, 2020
You can match from 15 airlines, 15 hotel brands, and 15 cruise lines, and you can find the full list of eligible matches here. That chart also shows you how status maps over. As you can see, only select airline status qualifies for Elite 100K, and not hotel or cruise status. Your status should be updated within 72 hours of making an eligible match.
What’s awesome is that this isn’t a status challenge, but rather it’s an outright status match, as there’s no activity required. If you’re approved, you automatically receive status through the end of 2024.
What are the benefits of Frontier Airlines elite status?
Frontier is an ultra low cost carrier, so the airline ordinarily charges extra for just about everything beyond your seat and using the lavatory. Frontier Airlines has three elite tiers, and below you can find the perks associated with each tier.
Frontier Elite 20K members receive four most valuable perks, as I see it:
- A complimentary carry-on bag
- A free seat assignment at the time of booking
- Priority boarding
- Free Stretch seating at the time of check-in, subject to availability
Frontier Elite 50K members incrementally receive:
- Stretch seating at the time of booking, rather than at check-in
- 50% off a Discount Den membership
- A 1.25x mileage multiplier
Then Frontier Elite 100K members incrementally receive:
- A free Discount Den membership
- A free checked bag
- The WORKS Bundle for your family, offering similar perks for your family members
- A 1.5x mileage multiplier
If you fly Frontier with any frequency, the value of these perks can add up quickly. In particular, if you’re a Frontier Elite 100K member, you can fly Frontier in relative comfort while paying virtually no fees. The enrollment fee will potentially pay for itself after one flight.
Frontier will be changing elite perks as of 2024, and most of the changes are positive. So if you’re in a position where you might fly Frontier before the end of 2024, it’s definitely worth considering applying.
Frontier Airlines has a paid status match promotion, allowing you to earn any of Frontier’s elite tiers. The status match costs $99-149 (and an extra $50 if you’ve done a status match before), but for that you receive status through the end of 2024.
Given the huge amount that you can save on fees by having Frontier Airlines elite status, I’d say this has the potential to be a pretty lucrative offer. It’s just a question of whether you have plans to fly Frontier…
Anyone plan on taking advantage of Frontier’s status match promotion?