Frontier is offering a $50 bonus voucher per person on top of the regular voucher you can get for cancelling a flight for travel from now through 6/17. You won’t get any cash back, but you’ll have more credit to spend on a future flight.
You can’t game the system as it’s only valid for bookings that were made as of 3/20.
The $50 bonus voucher is valid through 12/31/20 for use through the end of Frontier’s schedule at that time.
It sounds like a good offer, but should you take it?
Airlines are cancelling many flights. I’ve advocated waiting to cancel flights until the last minute to see if the airline cancels. Many readers have written their thanks for that article as they have been able to get cash refunds once the airline cancelled their flight.
By cancelling before your flight is actually cancelled, you’ll let Frontier off the hook in case they wind up cancelling your flight. You don’t have any grounds to get a refund or dispute your flight charge if you voluntarily cancel it.
Perhaps Frontier is even planning on cancelling many flights after tomorrow’s deadline to accept this offer?
It’s also worth noting that the US government may not bail out all airlines and Frontier is not too big to fail. Nobody can tell you if they’ll be around to honor that voucher.
That being said, it’s certainly smart for airlines to offer an incentive to take a voucher offer. I bet we’ll see more airlines do the same, but I’m skeptical of accepting an offer to forgo a potential cash refund.