There are quite a few ways for you to earn Frontier miles, but here are the 3 major ways:
Earn Miles Through Flying
Naturally, the most obvious way to earn Frontier miles is by flying with Frontier!
While most other airlines reward miles based on the cash cost of the ticket, you’ll earn Frontier miles based on how far you’ve flown, regardless of the cash cost of the fare.
For example, if you fly 1,546 miles from Denver (DEN) to Orlando (MCO), you’ll earn 1,546 redeemable Frontier miles. This jumps even more with the 25% bonus for Elite 50K status, netting you 1,932 miles, and the 50% bonus for Elite 100K status, which would earn you 2,319 miles.
Earn Miles Through Credit Cards
As covered previously, you have a few options when it comes to earning Frontier miles with credit cards.
Your main, and best, option would be to use the Frontier Airlines World card that earns you 5x miles per $1 spent on Frontier flights, 3x miles per $1 spent at restaurants, and 1x mile per $1 on all other purchases.
Similarly, you could also use one of the many Marriott Bonvoy credit cards, as Marriott Bonvoy points can be transferred at a 3:1 rate to Frontier — but this is generally a poor value proposition for your Marriott Bonvoy points.
Earn Miles From Hotel Partners
When you stay at Marriott hotels, you can opt to earn Frontier miles during your stay instead of Marriott Bonvoy points. For most full service, premium, and luxury Marriott brands you’ll earn 2x Frontier miles per $1 spent, while you’ll earn just 1x mile per $1 spent at lower-end brands.
Similarly, you can earn Frontier miles instead of Wyndham Rewards points during your Wyndham hotel stays. The amount of Frontier miles you’ll earn is based on your elite status level with Wyndham at the following rates:
|Wyndham Rewards Elite Status Level ||Miles Earned|
|Blue and Gold||1x mile per $1|
|Platinum and Diamond||2x miles per $1|
Lastly, there is Radisson, which doesn’t allow you to earn Frontier miles for your Radisson Hotels Americas stays directly, but after you’ve earned your Radisson Rewards Americas points you can transfer them to your Frontier account at a 10:1 rate.
Earn Miles From Rental Car Partners
You can also earn Frontier miles with Frontier’s various rental car partners. If you rent cars rather infrequently and don’t really have a good use for accruing points within the rental car program, then this could be a great option for you.
Here’s a look at all of Frontier’s rental car partners and the rates you’ll earn miles at:
|Avis||Up to 500 per rental|
|Alamo||50 per day, 500 per 5+ day rental|
|Budget||500 per 3 to 4 day rental, 1,000 per 5+ day rental|
|Dollar||50 per day, 500 per 5+ day rental|
|Hertz||Up to 500 per rental|
|National||50 per day, 500 per 5+ day rental|
|Thrifty||50 per day, 500 per 5+ day rental|
Earn Miles With Other Partners
Frontier offers partnerships with many other companies like cruise lines and merchants like FTD Flowers, Vinesse Wines, and many more, all of which will allow you to earn Frontier miles when making purchases through them.
Purchase Frontier Miles
You can also easily purchase Frontier miles through points.com if you’re ever short, but it is generally a very bad deal to do so. This is because points.com sells Frontier miles at 2.5 cents per mile, but you’ll pretty much always get just 1 to 1.1 cents per mile when redeeming them.