Frontier Airlines World Mastercard Ditches First-Year Annual Fee

Melissa Lambarena
By Melissa Lambarena 
Edited by Kenley Young

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As of May 4, 2021, the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard® is allowing new cardholders to skip the annual fee in the first year after opening an account. After that, the annual fee will be the normal $79.

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If Frontier is your preferred airline, the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard® now becomes more valuable during the first year, since you'll get all of the card's rewards and potential perks without the cost. The card's incentives include:

  • A sign-up bonus: Earn 40,000 travel miles after spending $500 on purchases and paying the annual fee in full, both within the first 90 days. Earn 20,000 travel miles after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first 6 months with the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard®.

  • 5 miles per $1 spent on purchases from Frontier.

  • 3 miles per $1 spent at restaurants.

  • 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases.

  • A $100 flight voucher after every account anniversary if you spend $2,500 or more in net purchases during your card membership year. Terms apply.

  • Priority boarding.

  • Progress toward elite status.

  • No foreign transaction fees.

NerdWallet values Frontier miles at 1.1 cents each. You can book award tickets on Frontier for as low as 10,000 miles, so that signup bonus could yield several free flights.

Other airline and travel credit cards can offer more value in the form of rewards rates, free checked bags and flexible credits. But for loyalists of Frontier Airlines, the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard® can still help with travel goals.

Plus, you’ll have more destinations to choose from. Frontier Airlines recently announced more than 30 new nonstop routes and nearly 10 new summer routes for 2021, including nonstop flights to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Central America, Jamaica and Mexico.

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