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Check-In

Ready to go? There are a few things to keep in mind. Know when to arrive at the airport, how to check bags, and select seats.

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TIME TO CHECK-IN

We don't want you to miss your flight!

You must have your printed boarding pass in hand and have any bags checked in by the below cutoff times before departure:

  • 45 minutes (domestic flights)
  • 60 minutes (international flights)

    NOTE: Mobile and Web check-in ends 60 minutes prior to departure.

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Checked Bags

We'll carry it for you.

Not to exceed 62 linear inches (L+W+D) or weigh more than 50 lbs. Prices are higher at check-in and at the airport.

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Carry-On Bags

Take it with you.

10"H x 16"W x 24"L. Max weight: 34 lbs. Must fit underneath seat or in overhead bin. Prices are higher at the airport.

One laptop or purse included. Must fit under the seat in front of you.

Arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight. Must be checked in with boarding pass 45 min for domestic or 60 min for international flights. Be at the gate 30min before flight and doors close 10 min before flight. GO!

 

Pssst... Frontier Tip:
It's faster and less expensive to buy your carry-on and checked bags online. View Bag Prices.  

 

Have you selected your seats?

If you haven't already purchased a seat, we recommend you choose one at check-in.
  • Best prices available

  • Get your preference of aisle, window or middle seat

  • Choose to sit near the front, bathroom, or exit

Wanna keep your party together?

If you have not purchased a seat in advance, one will be randomly assigned to you from the remaining inventory. We will try to keep your party together, but the only way to ensure you will sit together is to purchase a seat assignment in advance.

 

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Other Check-In Options

HOW TO JUST GET IT DONE

If you don't check-in online, you have two other check-in options:

  • At the airport using self-service kiosks in many airports
  • At our full-service check-in counters

What you'll need:

  • Passenger names as it appears in your reservation
  • Frontier Airlines 6-letter reservation code
KIOSK CHECK-IN

JUST LIKE SELF-CHECKOUT AT THE GROCERY STORE...QUICK, EASY, AUTOMATED. 

If you didn’t check in online, you can still save yourself some time by using the automated kiosks at the airport. To start, simply enter your reservation code, scan your confirmation, or swipe your credit card, ID, or passport. You will be able to quickly view your itinerary, purchase carry-on bags, upgrade your seating, check bags, and print your boarding pass. 

SERVICE COUNTER CHECK-IN

IT'S OLD SCHOOL, BUT GO HERE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

If you need some extra help with the check-in process, our customer service agents are always available to help you with traditional counter check-in, available in all airports. If you are traveling as an Elite level member of EarlyReturns, we invite you to look for the Priority Check-in lane.

Check-In Cut Off

WE DON'T WANT YOU TO MISS YOUR FLIGHT!

You must have your printed boarding pass in hand and have any baggage checked in by the following cutoff times:

  • 45 minutes before your departure for domestic flights
  • 60 minutes before your departure for international flights

These times are very important if you want to make your flight. If you haven’t already checked in online, you must be in line to check in at least 2 hours prior to departure to ensure you are checked-in with a boarding pass in hand no later than 45 minutes prior to your flight's departure.

Please be at the gate and ready to board no later than 30 minutes before departure. 10 minutes before departure you may lose your spots on the plane.

Pssst… Frontier Tip:
Haven’t you noticed how whenever you’re in a major rush, you get every red light? On the day of your travel, remember to give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. If you don’t have your baggage checked and boarding pass in hand by the above times, you may miss your flight!

 

Check-In with Bags

ARE YOU CHECKING BAGS?
YES

Then be sure to check-in online so you can get:

  • Faster Service at the Airport:  Simply follow the "Bag Drop" signs at the Frontier airport check-in counter.
  • The Best Checked Bag Price: You always get the lowest price for your checked bag at FlyFrontier.com— and it may be higher at the airport. Please note that you will still be responsible for paying any oversized and excess baggage charges at the airport. Items, like assistive devices, are exempt from baggage charges, and we can waive them at airport. All bags must be checked at the airport at least 45 minutes to departure.
  • The Best Carry-On Bag Price: Carry-on bags are inexpensive at FlyFrontier.com as well! 

View Frontier's Checked Baggage Policies

NO

You're on the fast track! You can skip the ticket counter line altogether and go straight to the security check if check-in online and print your boarding pass!

Plus, boost your savings when you pay for your carry-on and checked bags online. You’ll pay less when you pay for your carry-on bag at FlyFrontier.com.

View Our Carry-On Policies

Pssst… Frontier Tip:
 Pack only what you need! When you travel with less, your bags weigh less, making the cargo of the plane lighter, making the plane use less fuel, making airplane tickets super affordable for everyone. Get it?

Seats at Check-In

WANT TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN SEAT? YOUR OTHER OPTION IS TO MAKE A NEW ACQUAINTANCE

You can pay to choose where you sit. Just select an available seat during online check-in. Whether you want to sit close your party, have a little extra legroom, get a nice view from a window, or have a faster exit off the plane, you’ll be glad you selected your seat ahead of time.

If you don’t choose a seat, one will be randomly assigned to you, which means you may be separated from your party.

For a seat with more legroom and more comfort, upgrade to STRETCH seating when you check-in online. 

After Check-In

Remember, your gate assignment and departure time could change due to operational requirements. You can easily stay updated by checking the flight monitors at the airport.

Frontier recommends being at the gate well ahead of your flight. We will usually begin boarding about 30 to 35 minutes before departure time, so it’s important to be at the gate and ready to board at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. If you are not at the gate by this time, your reservation may be cancelled and you may lose your seats on the plane.

A quick breakdown of how we board our planes:

  1. Passengers with Special Needs — This includes anyone needing wheelchair or other boarding assistance and unaccompanied minors. For discretion, no announcement will be made for special needs boarding. Therefore, if you know you require assistance with boarding, please check-in with the Frontier agent when you arrive at the gate so that they know you need to board first.
  2. Priority Boarding and Zone 1 — Offered to Elite-level members of Frontier's EarlyReturns frequent flyer program.
  3. Courtesy Boarding — Available to families traveling with small children (under 3 years of age) and any other passengers requiring additional time or assistance with boarding.
  4. Zones 2, 3, and 4 — Called in order, these zones move progressively from the back of the aircraft forward.