What is Frontier's relationship with Great Lakes Airlines and how does it affect me?
Frontier codeshares with Great Lakes Airlines to extend our reach to smaller communities around the western United States. A codeshare is an agreement made between Frontier Airlines and another air carrier whereby Frontier may market and sell tickets for flights on the other carrier that are identified by Frontier's "F9" designator code (e.g. F9 Flight 123). Through this codeshare, Frontier serves over 35 additional destinations with convenient connections to Frontier flights in Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. The codeshare is only in effect if the Great Lakes flight is booked in conjunction with a connecting Frontier flight. Make your reservations for Great Lakes codeshare flights on FlyFrontier.com
. For flights exclusively on Great Lakes, bookings should be made directly with Great Lakes at www.flygreatlakes.com
. When traveling on Great Lakes flights ticketed as a Frontier codeshare, EarlyReturns®
members will earn valuable miles just like on any other Frontier flight.
The current list of Frontier Codeshare destinations served by Great Lakes is as follows:
| Frontier Codeshare destinations served by Great Lakes
||Great Bend, KS
||North Platte, NE
||Show Low, AZ
||Silver City, NM
||Kearney / Grand Island area, NE
||Mc Cook, NE
||Santa Fe, NM
|Dodge City / Garden City area, KS
||Moab / Canyonlands, UT
Can I purchase a Classic or Classic Plus ticket for flights operated by Great Lakes Airlines?
Because the codeshare with Great Lakes must be booked with a connecting Frontier segment, Classic and Classic Plus tickets are available just as they are on any Frontier flight. Most of the benefits of Classic and Classic Plus
are available for tickets with Great Lakes segments, including lower change fees, additional frequent flyer mileage accrual, and 2 included checked bags. However, certain benefits of Frontier tickets may not be available on the segments operated by Great Lakes aircraft, including:
- Frontier codeshare passengers are not able to pre-assign seats for Great Lakes codeshare flights. Great Lakes will assign seats at the airport on the day of departure, where you will be able to request your seat preference.
- Classic Plus passengers will not receive a complimentary premium beverage on Great Lakes flights
- Classic Plus passengers will not receive Priority Services on Great Lakes flights, including Priority Check-In, Priority Security Access, or Priority Boarding
If you are starting travel on a Great Lakes codeshare flight and wish to make a Same-Day Confirmed Alternate Flight change, please call Frontier Reservations at 800-432-1FLY (1359), as Great Lakes ticket counters cannot process the flight change. Great Lakes ticket counters can accommodate requests for standby travel on alternate flights if you are traveling on an eligible Classic or Classic Plus ticket or if you are a Summit or Ascent member of EarlyReturns®
The fees for most Optional Services on Great Lakes codeshare flights are the same as for Frontier flights, but may vary slightly. Click here
to view how Optional Service fees differ on Great Lakes codeshare flights.
What type of aircraft does Great Lakes fly?
Great Lakes flights are operated by 19 passenger Beechcraft 1900D aircraft and 30 Passenger EMB 120 Brasillia aircraft. Visit our fleet information
page for more details on these aircraft.
I purchased a Frontier Airlines ticket that includes a Great Lakes connection, where do I check in?
We're so glad you asked! Regardless of which airline you used to purchase your ticket, you will check in with the airline operating the first flight segment of your travel itinerary. Depending on your itinerary, you may have to check in with Great Lakes Airlines for one direction of your travel and check in with Frontier Airlines for the return portion of your trip.
How do I know which airline is operating my first flight segment?
Not to worry, we'll identify the operating carrier on your ticket and in your reservation.
My itinerary includes a Great Lakes Airlines connection, will my checked bags be transferred?
Yes. We will collect your checked baggage and seamlessly transfer it to your final destination even when a portion of your itinerary is operated by Great Lakes Airlines.
Will Great Lakes Airlines transfer my checked bags to you if travel begins on them?
Yes. Great Lakes Airlines will also tag your checked bag and seamlessly transfer it to your final destination.
I'm traveling with a pet. What is Great Lakes Airlines' pet policy?
Pets in cabin may be taken on Great Lakes Airlines on all flights that accept animals. Please contact Great Lakes Airlines directly for specific pet rules and regulations. The Frontier pet in cabin fee will apply on any Great Lakes codeshare flights.
Can I earn EarlyReturns® miles when I fly on Great Lakes Airlines?
Yes, so long as the Great Lakes flight is booked as a Frontier codeshare flight on the same ticket with a connecting Frontier flight. Be sure to enter your Frontier EarlyReturns® number into your reservation at the time of booking, and you'll earn miles on codeshare flight operated by Great Lakes Airlines. It takes approximately 5-7 days after you have completed your flight for the miles to appear in your EarlyReturns® member account.
Can I use my Frontier EarlyReturns® miles to redeem a ticket on Great Lakes Airlines?
Unfortunately, EarlyReturns® miles cannot be used to redeem tickets on flights operated by Great Lakes Airlines.