Frontier Airlines World Mastercard® review

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Annual Fee:
$79
Purchase Intro APR:
N/A
Balance Transfer Intro APR:
0% intro APR for the first 15 billing cycles following each BT within 45 days of account opening
Regular APR:
18.24%, 22.24% or 27.24%
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Frontier Airlines World Mastercard®: Details and benefits

If you’re a fan of Frontier Airlines, then you’ll want to check out the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard. For everyone else, take a pass.

You’ll earn 5X miles on eligible purchases at flyfrontier.com, 3X miles on restaurant purchases and 1X miles on everything else. Unlike other travel cards, the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard requires you to meet the spending threshold ($500 in the first 90 days) and pay the annual fee ($79 per year) in order to receive the 40,000-mile welcome bonus. The good news is the bonus is worth two roundtrip award tickets.

The card also offers a 15-month zero percent APR offer for balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening (17.49 percent, 21.49 percent or 26.49 percent variable APR thereafter). Depending on what your interest rate is, you might be able to save a few bucks by moving your debt over to this card. However, balance transfers don’t count as purchases, so you won’t be able to earn miles this way.

Unfortunately, this card doesn’t come with any travel perks like free upgrades; in Frontier’s world, that means the extra legroom seats or free checked bags.

Advantages
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 40,000-mile welcome bonus after spending $500 in the first 90 days and paying the annual fee
Disadvantages
  • $79 annual fee
  • There are no travel benefits like priority boarding or complimentary upgrades
  • The bonus points for everyday purchases is not competitive
  • You are tied to Frontier if you want to get the most value out of your points

Is the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard worth it for you?

This card is particularly well-suited for people who travel light and don’t care if they get free snacks or entertainment on board.

Frequent Frontier fliers are the best candidates for this card. If you’re keen on finding the cheapest domestic tickets (they also fly to some locations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada) and fly often, then this is an airline card worth considering.

Get the most value from the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard

You can earn a $100 Frontier Airlines flight discount voucher on your anniversary if you spend $2,500 or more within the year. Travel must be booked before the expiration date, but the flight can be taken after — keep in mind the voucher expires 180 days after being issued. You’ll also receive complimentary online access to your FICO® Credit Score.

How much are the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard rewards worth?

Miles change value depending on when you book, however, most flights cost about 10,000 miles for a one-way ticket.

If you spend $200 a month in the 5X category, $150 a month in the 3X category and $100 a month in the 1X category, you’ll earn 18,600 miles for the year. When you include the welcome bonus, that’s enough to purchase at least five one-way flights.

How to redeem rewards

You can redeem your miles for one-way or round-trip flights online at flyfrontier.com or by calling 801-401-9000.

For more information, check out Bankrate’s Frontier Frequent Flyer Rewards guide.