How Much Are Frontier Miles Worth?

Frontier Miles are worth 0.7 cent on average when redeemed for award flights.
Sam KemmisJul 1, 2021

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Frontier Airlines hands out its miles like in-flight peanuts. In fact, our analysis showed the carrier awards more than twice as many miles per dollar spent as competitors like Delta and United. Yet the number of miles doesn’t matter if you don’t know how much they’re worth.

Frontier miles at  each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data on hundreds of economy routes, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer  or more in value from your Frontier miles.

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We compared many Frontier routes when paying with miles versus cash, and determined that Frontier miles are worth each, based on this comparison.

In other words, we didn’t do anything fancy like look for especially good deals or high-value redemptions. You should be able to get or more in value from your own Frontier miles.

Use this calculator to determine the dollar value of any number of Frontier miles, based on our baseline estimate. This is useful when comparing promotions, welcome bonuses or the cost of an award ticket.

We compared several date ranges in our analysis and found that the value of Frontier miles varies by time frame. For example, booking 180 days (six months) in advance yields 0.7 cents, while booking within 15 days of flying yields only 0.5 cents. Booking peak holiday travel offered the best value at 0.9 cents.

Not very. Frontier miles can only be, unlike some other programs which offer partner redemptions, shopping portals and other flexible uses. Similarly, you cannot transfer Frontier miles to other programs.

Wondering what you can do with those miles? Check out our guide to the .

We collected hundreds of data points comparing the cash value to award (mile) value for the same routes and dates. That is, we compared the cost of a given ticket in either cash or miles across many tickets.

This method differs from many others in that it looks at real-world redemptions rather than hypothetical, maximized redemptions. The advantage of this approach is that it provides an actual, real-world indication of how much these miles are worth on average. That said, it doesn’t take into account the high-value redemptions that points enthusiasts seek.

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