EarlyReturns members can now earn elite status based on the number of flight segments they fly in a calendar year. Ascent status will be earned when taking 25 flight segments while Summit status will be earned when taking 40 flight segments. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. In addition, passengers who spend $60,000 in a calendar year on their Frontier MasterCard will earn Ascent status. Ascent membership can also be earned when accruing 15,000 miles and Summit membership can be earned when flying 25,000 miles in a calendar year. New elite-level perks have also been added including Ascent and Summit members can now reserve Exit Row seats when booking; confirmed standby seats are free for Summit members ($25 for base and Ascent members) and the $100 fee for reservation changes are waived for Summit members. Other elite-level benefits remain the same.