Frontier Airlines change fees: What you need to know about new policy


Frontier Airlines is eliminating its ticket change fee for some passengers but raising it for others.

A Frontier Airlines jet at Philadelphia International Airport on June 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)

The budget airline touted its new zero-change fee policy on Twitter Monday.

The policy applies to travelers who make changes at least 60 days before their flight. The previous fee was $49 for those who made changes between 60 and 90 days before their flight.  The airline already eliminated the fee for changes made at least 90 days in advance  in a bid to boost advance bookings  last year.

What Frontier didn’t advertise: the fee for passengers who make changes between 14 and 60 days  before their flight is actually increasing to $79 from $49. (Travelers who bought tickets before Sept. 13 will still pay $49.)

Frontier’s fee for last-minute ticket changes – those made less than two weeks before departure – remains at $119. 

NEW! $0 CHANGE FEES

Ever worry your plans will change after you book? Well, now if you change your flight 60 or more days in advance you will pay $0 in change fees!

Learn more here: https://t.co/tPlKFK2bv5pic.twitter.com/kFMqbbUazu

Even with the increase, Frontier spokesman Zach Kramer said the airline’s change fee policy is among the best – if not the best – in the industry.

“We’re still ahead of the other guys,” he said.

The change fees, which are significantly lower than the $200+ charged by most major airlines except Southwest, are per person per ticket. 

And as with ticket changes on every airline, including Southwest, travelers will have to pay any fare difference. That cost can be significant for travelers who snagged a bargain in advance, as fares generally increase sharply as the travel date nears.


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