Frontier Airlines Offers $1 Flights To Try And Fill Seats

Tami Benedict - Author

Nov. 8 2016, Updated 12:37 p.m. ET

Frontier Airlines is trying everything in its power to get you to buy their airline tickets, even if that means Frontier has to sell the ticket at $1. On Wednesday, Frontier Airlines announced their “Fly For Only a Buck” sale, which is a promotion that lets you take flights across several cities for only $1, but not including fees.

Of course, with any great deal there is always a catch. While your airline tickets may only be $1, you still have to pay fees which ups your ticket price to about $15 each way. You also have to pay extra for a carry-in bag, check bag, or if you want to pick your own seat on Frontier Airlines, according to Fox 59.

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The cities that are included in Frontier’s amazing sale include Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Trenton, and Washington D.C. The deal is only for flights that are within the next two weeks and does not include Labor Day. The other issue is since it is such an unbelievable deal, Frontier’s website is taking a lot longer then usual to load, so by the time you actually get to the site, the flight you want might be sold out.

The Frontier Airline deals come in the wake of a fare war with many airline companies who are all competing to fill empty seats.

Airline Weekly’s Seth Kaplan told Newsday,

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“This is a big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices.”

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But even with the lower fuel prices and airlines begging you to fly with them, there is still a catch. These airlines, like Frontier, do not include busy holidays or Monday, Thursday, and Fridays for the deals they are handing out. Airlines are trying to get consumers to fly on their slower days like Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Saturdays. Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier are all tossing deals into the ring to try and get the consumer to fly with them, but now airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines are all matching discounted fares. This can be a problem for companies like Frontier because American, United, and Delta do not charge their customers for carry on bags, while Frontier and Spirit do.

American Airline spokesperson Casey Norton said that airlines constantly look at how they compete against a wide variety of airlines, from low-cost carriers to premium global brands.

If you are in the mood to try and find some low cost airfare, try Frontier or Spirit.

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