Still Cheap Fares from Dulles on Frontier

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Yesterday I posted hot off the press that Frontier Airlines was offering fares as low as $15 one-way from Dulles Airport. While the sale ended at midnight yesterday, I found that you can still grab some cheap fares! For example, I was able to find fares easily for $39 from Dulles to Detroit – $78 roundtrip! And the best part about booking today is that the website is actually working!

As a reminder, the 14 new routs from Dulles start in August and September and includes: Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, Minneapolis – Saint Paul, Cincinnati, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Memphis, Fort Myers, St. Louis, Tampa, St. Augustine, and Chicago O’Hare.

Keep in mind though that Frontier took on many of Spirit Airlines tactics and has started to charge for many things that are typically free on other airlines, this includes:

  • Carry on baggage: As low as $20 (check out Frontier’s Discount Den). This is for bags that need to be placed in the overheard bins. It is actually cheaper to check your carry on then take it on the plane with you! Personal items (such as laptop bags, pocketbooks, briefcases, etc.) do not have a fee. These are items that can fit underneath the seat.
  • Paper Itinerary: There is a $5 fee if you want a paper itinerary or receipt via the mail. It is free via email though.
  • Seat Assignment: It costs as low as $3 to reserve your seat ahead of time. The cheapest way to do this is online prior to your flight.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: If you are flying on the cheapest fare option (Economy) you will need to pay $1.99 for soda, juice, tea, coffee, and bottled water.

Was anyone able to book a cheap fare yesterday? Anyone still able to get a relatively cheap fare today?

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  1. I found a $30 roundtrip fare Dulles to Ft. Myers yesterday but did not buy because of those fees. Besides the $25 each way carryon fee, there was $30 (each way I assume) to checkin and $5 each way for decent seat ($3 seats were all in the back).

    I imagine the experience and employee experience would match the nickel and dining atmosphere. Not worth it to me.

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