Rate Frontier EarlyReturns

Discussion in 'Frontier Airlines | EarlyReturns' started by Lynda, Jul 15, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Lynda
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    Lynda Milepoint Staff

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    InsideFlyer magazine is going to review Frontier EarlyReturns in the September issue and would like your input.

    If you would like to participate, please post your response in the thread with the pros and cons of membership in EarlyReturns and grade the program from A to F (A being the highest grade). You can include a plus or minus with the rating.

    We look at: Earning Ability, Award Choices, Partnerships, Elite-Level Program, Rules & Conditions, Service Support, Online Services and the general plus features and minus features of the program. Feel free to write about some or all of these topics.

    You can also respond directly to me at lynda@insideflyer.com.
    Thank you!
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  2. gleff
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    gleff Co-founder

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    They have basic partnerships... a few car rental companies, several but not comprehensive hotel coverage (though they don't keep their website updated, they say they partner with goldpoints plus but that program doesn't exist anymore and has been called club carlson for about 5 months...)..

    But what do you do with those miles you earn? To some extent they suffer from the Greyhound Road Rewards problem (every ten bus trips earns you... another bus trip!). They don't have any really aspirational awards themselves. There's no transoceanic travel. They don't have a luxury redemption of their own. And they no longer have airline partnerships. So if you fly Frontier, you can earn more trips with Frontier. And if that's not enough to get your juices flowing, you can redeem your points for magazine subscriptions.

    Elites though are treated well, not just assigned seats :) but stretch seating (extra legroom), free directv, and top elites get 'premium beverages' free (eg beer, wine, cocktails .. in this way I guess they're the Intercontinental Royal Ambassador of the skies).

    They do what they can with the routes and inflight product that they offer, which is pretty good. But they need some airline redemption partners to inspire their members and let them use their points for more aspirational awards beyond Mexico and Costa Rica.

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