About Our Tier Levels
In addition to friendly service, our most frequent travelers receive additional benefits, privileges, and recognition. Frontier’s tier levels are easier to achieve than those of most other U.S. airlines, so you start receiving extra benefits sooner when you fly frequently with us.
2014 EarlyReturns® Tier Qualification Requirements
- 15,000 Frontier flight miles flown in one calendar year (January through December)
- 20 Frontier flight segments flown in one calendar year (January through December)
- 25,000 Frontier flight miles flown in one calendar year (January through December)
- 30 Frontier flight segments flown in one calendar year (January through December)
We offer three levels of EarlyReturns® membership benefits, as shown below. When you reach Ascent or Summit status you’ll start to earn bonus miles when you fly — so you can earn award travel (subject to fees/taxes from $5.60) even faster.
1 Select benefits are also extended to Summit level members' traveling companions booked in their same reservation, excluding reservations booked via our Group Sales department.
2 Based on availability, EarlyReturns® Summit level members can upgrade for free to a STRETCH seat when booking, or can upgrade when checking in online or at the airport kiosk, ticket counter or gate. EarlyReturns Ascent members can request an upgrade when checking in online or at the airport kiosk, ticket counter, or gate. Summit and Ascent members may reserve STANDARD and SELECT seating for free at the time of purchase on any Fare Option.
3 Get a spot on the fullest flights. We guarantee Summit members only a seat on Frontier flights when you purchase an unrestricted fare (Y class), even if the flight is full. Just call the Summit dedicated customer service number at least 60 minutes prior to flight departure to secure your seat.
4 Please note that complimentary first and second bags are available for Ascent and Summit level members of EarlyReturns® on flights operated by Frontier and codeshare flights operated by Great Lakes Airlines. When traveling on tickets that include travel on Frontier and any other airline, the other airline will not honor Frontier's Ascent and Summit level benefits.
Tier Status Terms and Conditions
Ascent and Summit level status must be earned by using a single method of Flight Miles or Flight Segments; you cannot combine Flight Miles or Flight Segments to earn tier status. Flight Miles and Flight Segment calculation is based on activity in a calendar year schedule (January through December). Redemption flight miles or segments do not count towards tier status.
The amount of Flight Miles earned, Flight Segment credits earned, and the minimum mileage earned per flight depend upon the Fare Option you choose:
Summit and Ascent Members
Earned per Flight
Earned per Flight
Note: Summit and Ascent level members traveling on a Classic fare purchased through April 27, 2014, earn 125% of actual flight mileage. Summit and Ascent level members traveling on a Basic fare purchased through April 27, 2014, earn 100% of actual flight mileage.
Any tier level bonus miles earned are automatically credited to your account once travel is completed and do not count towards the Ascent Level or the Summit Level tier qualification. Once reached, Ascent or Summit level status remains activated through the following calendar year plus January of the next year.
Example: Qualify on October 15, 2014 and receive tier status effective through January 31, 2016
Only mileage or segments earned from qualifying flights as defined in the EarlyReturns® program rules will qualify for Ascent or Summit status. Travel on tickets that are excluded from earning miles in the Program will not count toward Ascent or Summit level status.
EarlyReturns® members will not receive full tier-status benefits on codeshare flights operated by Great Lakes Airlines.
For additional EarlyReturns® program information go to Terms & Conditions.