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Oct. 12, 2018
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Frontier Airlines is one of the most affordable airlines in the U.S. And members of the free Frontier EarlyReturns program earn miles for each flight purchased.

Now, earning — and using — rewards miles from these flights can happen even faster with points pooling. While Frontier Airlines calls it “family pooling,” you don’t have to be related to sign up and start benefiting.

How it works

  • One Frontier Miles member opens the family pool and becomes the “head” of the pool.
  • Add up to eight friends and family to join the pool.
  • The head can redeem miles for reward tickets once there are enough points in the pool.

What’s the catch?

Not everyone has access to family pooling. In fact, there are two specific ways to be eligible for family pooling:

Who benefits?

This seems most beneficial for families, as the name would suggest. Others who might benefit are those who have friends who don’t fly Frontier often and are willing to basically donate their miles. In any case, this is a quick way to earn redemption tickets faster.

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