A savvy traveler reveals an awesome hack to save HUNDREDS of dollars on Frontier flights using a “policy a lot of people don’t know about” (but there’s a catch…)
- Ohio-based Lisa Galek revealed how she saved $146 on a flight with her kids
- She found out that Frontier has a policy that children under 14 sit with an adult
- Because she didn’t need to reserve a seat, flights from Ohio to Orlando cost $490.
With flight prices at an all-time high, this awesome hack might be worth pocketing.
She discovered that Frontier Airlines had a policy “that many travelers don’t know about” that children under 14 are automatically seated with at least one adult in their party.
Thanks to that, the total cost of three round-trip flights from Cleveland to Orlando for Mother’s Day came to $490.
Ohio-based writer Lisa Galek revealed in an article for Yahoo how she recently saved $146 on a flight with her two children, ages 12 and 8, by not selecting reserved seats (stock picture)
Breaking down the price, Lisa said: ‘Each of the return tickets cost around $127, and since that fare didn’t include any checked or hand luggage, I paid $52 on the way to Orlando and $55 $ on the flight back to Cleveland to check on a suitcase we all shared.
She said securing advance seat reservations would have cost an extra $146.
Frontier’s policy is not described on the website, and Lisa discovered this after researching online.
She also confirmed the rule by speaking to friends who fly frequently with the Denver-headquartered airline and calling the company’s customer service department.
Frontier sent Lisa her seat assignments four days before she left, and she described the whole process as “seamless.”
Although she feared she wouldn’t be able to sit with her daughters, Lisa finally said she had nothing to worry about.
The mum-of-two explained: ‘The Sunday before my departure on Wednesday I received an email with our seat assignments for both flights. To be fair, I don’t know if this prior notice is standard or not.
“I couldn’t choose where the seats were on the plane, but all three of them were together on both flights.
The Frontier Airlines policy is not described on the website and Lisa discovered this after researching online.
“Everything was ready, but if there was a problem, I would have had plenty of time to contact customer service and solve it.”
On both of her flights, Lisa’s seats were in the back of the plane, which she said was convenient because they were right next to the toilet and her kids “tend to use it at least once a day. flight”.
Although she approved of Frontier’s policy, Lisa had several problems with the airline.
She said there was a 30 minute delay on her departing flight and her bags also went to the wrong carousel during baggage claim.
Another complaint she had was that on her flight back to Cleveland, her seats were in the very last row, which had no window.
She revealed: ‘My daughters usually take turns sitting in the window seat – my 8 year old got her on the flight to Orlando, and my 12 year old was supposed to have her turn on the return flight.
“Needless to say they were disappointed.”
Overall, Lisa approved of her experience with Frontier and said both flights were “pretty standard” for the airline.
She concluded: ‘[The flights] got us where we needed to go, and that’s all I expected.
“Budget airline is not for everyone (I’ve heard some nasty stories), but my family has always had great experiences flying with Frontier. It’s all about following the guidelines and assess expectations.