Of course there are plenty of limitations in the T&C, but Frontier Airlines launched one of the most interesting offers in recent memory this week. Their GoWild Pass gives you unlimited Frontier flights for one year for the price of $599. The last announced opportunity to purchase the pass is 11:59pm MST on Friday, November 18th.
What’s The Catch?
Well, there’s more than one. But, if you fork over $599 for a year of flying, here are some of the major restrictions:
- You can only book a domestic flight one day ahead of time.
- You can only book international flights 10 days ahead of time.
- There are blackout dates. A bunch of them.
Why Did I Buy It?
Frontier has some incredibly low fares for routes I fly. They embrace the low-cost model with ruthless efficiency. That means I can sometimes save hundreds of dollars on flights for work if I book Frontier. But, for business travel, being on time is key. The elimination (at least for now) of most change fees on American, Delta and United is key here. It’s possible for me to book a business trip ahead of time and if Frontier opens up a flight for a route I need the day prior, I could cancel my ticket on a Big 3 airline and hold the value for later use.
The international component here is intriguing as well. I’d be disingenuous to say that factored into my decision since I’m pretty sure the 10-day advance booking for international flights didn’t exist when I clicked the button to buy my pass. Still, a potential BOGO offer for my wife and I to check out one of Frontier’s Caribbean destinations isn’t the worst idea I’ve ever heard.
Last Chance To Purchase?
Frontier has had other fun opportunities in the past, such as really reasonable offers to purchase a status match. There have been times when those offers have come back around a second time, so I wouldn’t rule out that this is the last time you’ll be able to buy the pass, especially since the pass doesn’t go into effect until May. I also may or may not have reached out to Frontier and offered to sport a Frontier tattoo and let them use me in a game of man hunt to award free prizes to folks who spot me on one of their flights. Gotta figure that puts us over the top.
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