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January 30, 2019

Frontier Airlines is now letting kids, young teens fly for free with their families

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A Frontier Airlines plane lands at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Frontier Airlines is launching a new program that could make traveling as a family much cheaper. 

Frontier announced this week a new Kids Fly Free program, which enables children 14 years old and younger to fly free when traveling with an adult. Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle claims Frontier is the only airline to offer this type of family deal.

Of course, very rarely in the air travel world does free actually mean completely free. To take advantage of the deal, customers must be members of Frontier's Discount Den, a subscription service that gives customers access to lower fares and other perks. The annual membership fee is $59.99.

The membership prices apply for up to six people on a family itinerary, and priority boarding is available for families with young children.

Those free seats for children, however, don't include luggage, seat selection, or other add-ons, which sounds pretty consistent for most other Frontier flights. Nonetheless, if you don't mind traveling on the budget carrier, it seems like a big money saver.

The Discount Den features come as Frontier continues to expand in Philadelphia, Trenton, and other airports nationally. Earlier this month the carrier announced five new trips flying out of Philadelphia International Airport, including Atlanta and Las Vegas. Ultra cheap fares from Philly to Jamaica were also announced last September.

Frontier also is the only commercial airline to operate out of Trenton-Mercer Airport. An uptick in people searching for cheap flights has made the small airport busier in recent years than in the past, and now there's an eye toward its expansion.

Read more details on the Kids Fly Free program here

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