Travel Deal: Students Fly Free on Frontier Airlines

Meghan CoyleMarch 18, 2020
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Frontier Airlines is trying to help students get home for less. The airline’s “Students Fly Free” deal allows anyone with a .edu email address to fly for free when they purchase a Discount Den membership and book a qualifying flight for two by March 23. The deal is good for travel through May 31, although some blackout dates and restrictions apply.

Amid a nationwide and worldwide response to the coronavirus outbreak, including travel bans and shelter-in-place orders, students may be hesitant to make any travel plans. Like many airlines, Frontier is giving passengers peace of mind by waiving change fees for flights booked from March 10 to March 31. Any flights booked previously for travel through the end of April are also exempt from change fees.

To sweeten the deal, Frontier is also offering a $100 flight voucher to students who sign up for Discount Den by March 23. That already makes up the $60 cost of the Discount Den membership, though the voucher itself must be used to book travel by April 15.

Also keep in mind that Discount Den is an annual membership, so travelers will have to pay again next year if they want to continue using Discount Den benefits, like discounted fares and Kids Fly Free.

How to get the deal

  1. Sign up for a Discount Den membership with a .edu email address.

  2. Purchase an eligible flight for two on Frontier’s website using the promo code “FLYFREE.”

  3. You’ll receive the $100 voucher by email within three business days.

The deadline to sign up for Discount Den and buy your “Students Fly Free” flight is March 23.

The bottom line

If you’re a college student, this deal pays for itself. You’ll get a Discount Den membership (and all of its benefits) for the next year of travel. Your post-isolation self will thank you for thinking of your future travels.

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