First-time-Frontier Flyer? Let’s talk about boarding procedures and other in-flight essentials.
Project Time Off reports that wholly 96% of American workers say their vacation time is important to them. But all too often, high costs keep hardworking people from taking some much-deserved time off. Fortunately, there are budget airlines like Frontier that keep prices low for cost-conscious passengers. However, if you’re booking Frontier Airlines flights for the first time, there are a few important things you should know. Here’s a look at some essential boarding and in-flight information.
A lot of airlines have switched to the “zone” boarding model. Rather than boarding by row assignment, passengers are assigned a specific zone that designates with when they’ll board. Frontier states that passengers in need of special services (such as those in wheelchairs, unaccompanied minors, or others who need extra assistance) will board first, along with those in the courtesy boarding group (which includes families with children under the age of three). In addition, passengers in Zone 1 are part of this priority boarding group. Zone 1 includes Elite members of their EarlyReturns program, as well as those passengers who purchase carry-on bags.
Your Frontier Airlines reservations do not allow you to choose your own seat as part of the base price. However, you can pay a minimal fee to upgrade and pick your seat assignment. This is usually worth it if you’re traveling with a group or specifically want to sit with a traveling companion or a family member. Doing this in advance will cost you around $6, but if you wait until you get to the airport, you may pay twice that. You can also purchase a more expensive upgrade that gives you more leg room. Of course, if you’re traveling alone and have no seating preference, you don’t need to do a thing.
Frontier planes also have a Kid Zone that allows families to sit together for a more affordable price. It’s in a specific seating area (toward the back of the plane), but it may be a better option for families with young children. With this deal, you’ll be able to buy aisle and window seats at a discount (the middle seat sections are free). Plus, you’ll be in a better position to access the restrooms and changing tables. Keep in mind that these Kid Zone seats are limited in availability.
There are snacks available when you fly Frontier, but they aren’t included with your ticket. That’s why you should plan ahead and bring some snacks with you to the airport or stock up once you’re waiting to board. Make sure to bring drinks too, especially since you’ll have to get your bottled water after you go through security. If you’ve got a long flight ahead of you, you’ll definitely want to stave off hunger and thirst.
If you were hoping to be able to surf the web on your laptop or watch a movie on built-in screens on your flight, unfortunately, you’re out of luck here. Frontier doesn’t offer in-flight entertainment or WiFi, so don’t forget to bring your own entertainment via your laptop, tablet, or iPod! There aren’t any outlets onboard, so you make sure they’re well-charged too. Hey, this might just mean you’ll finally get to read that book you’ve been itching to finish while you’re on the flight!
If you’re traveling with children and need activities to keep them occupied, Frontier actually provides fun, nature-themed trading cards for children and has a dedicated section of their website for printables that will keep your kids entertained.
We hope this post gave you a better understanding of Frontier Airlines reservations and what it’s like to fly with this carrier. For more information or to explore ticket options, contact our representatives to get started.