Two Domestic Roundtrip Flights with the Frontier Sign Up Bonus

The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard is currently having a limited time sign up bonus of 40,000 Frontier miles.

I’d definitely categorize the Frontier Airlines World MasterCard as a niche card.

What I mean by that is that this card could be great for certain markets, but in general I wouldn’t suggest building up a lot of Frontier miles unless you had a specific reason why those miles are valuable to you.

Frontier Airlines World MasterCard:

  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases in the first 90 days.
  • Redeem companion award tickets for 5,000 miles less.
This card does come with an annual fee of $69.

Frontier Award Chart:

  • Travel within the US (including Alaska) 20,000 miles RT
  • Travel to/from Mexico & Costa Rica 30,000 miles RT
  • Travel to/from Jamaica 30,000 miles RT
Here’s why I think the Frontier card might be a good niche card:
Our family is based in Billings, Montana, so everything is really expensive flying out of here.  However, we are only a couple of hours away from Bozeman, and Frontier flies out of that city.
For us, what is most attractive is that we’re talking about flying down to Phoenix next Christmas.  If both my wife and I got this card, we’d each have 40,000 miles.  Best of all, with the companion award ticket discount, we could each use 35,000 Frontier miles to fly two people down to Phoenix.  We could even easily transfer in some additional American Express Membership Rewards points to top off one of the accounts.
In total, we’d need 90,000 Frontier miles.  That sure beats the 125,000 miles it would take for us to fly United.
There are certainly other savings to be found in the Mexico market.  For example, from Bozeman to Cancun in March, I could find tickets as cheap as $576.57.  Otherwise, I could use 30,000 miles from this one credit card sign up.

In my opinion, the best Barclaycard is the Barclay Arrival World MasterCard.  That’s a card I wouldn’t mind using for everyday spending because you essentially get 2% back per dollar spent (or 2.2% if you use your points for travel).  However, if you’re looking for a card for a specific trip, the current bonus on the Frontier Airlines World MasterCard might make it a worthwhile application.

What I’m doing:  For now, I’m going to sit this card out.  I just got the Arrival card, so I need to wait a little while before applying for another Barclaycard.  However, if this offer came up in a few months, I’d probably jump on it just to use for our flights down to Phoenix.

Application Link: Frontier Airlines World MasterCard.


    • says

      Are you asking if it needs to be a combination of a revenue ticket and an award ticket? If that’s the question then the answer is no. If the primary card holder redeems an award ticket for him/herself then they can also redeem an award ticket for a companion for 5,000 miles less.

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