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Frontier Airlines confirmed the accuracy of this table on June 25, 2019.  Airline policies are subject to change.  Additional information is available on Frontier’s website here.

Tips for families: How would an adult best ensure he or she is seated next to a family member under the age of 14 when flying your airline?

  • Book as early as possible and purchase the option of selecting an advance seat assignment to reserve seats together. 
    • If you do not purchase advance seat reservations, Frontier’s system will assign seats at check-in, but seats together may not be available.
  • If you book travel using a travel agent, access to make seat selections as soon as possible.
    •  You can only select seats directly with Frontier Airlines. 
  • Book children on the same reservation as adults.
    • Frontier’s system will only be able to detect and help families flying together (see below) if all the passengers are on the same reservation record.
    • Frontier prioritizes keeping groups together if it must reassign seats due to an equipment change.
  • Check-in as early as possible, including online or through the Frontier Airlines mobile app.
    • Frontier’s system will try and assign groups seats together at check-in, if seats together are available.
  • If your family does not get preassigned seats together, talk to the gate agent who will try to assist you.  However, depending on availability, seats together are not guaranteed.
  • Frontier blocks a limited number of seats that are released after check-in that may be used for a variety of purposes, including seating families together  

Seating Policy

Seating Model: Does your airline provide seat assignments or does it use an open seating model?

  • Frontier Airlines offers advance seat assignments.

Advance Seat Selection: Does your airline enable consumers to reserve seats at booking?

  • Yes, customers purchasing tickets through Frontier Airlines may select seats during booking.  Customers purchasing fares through travel agents may select seats through Frontier’s website after purchase.

Fee: Does your airline charge an additional fee for these advance seat reservations?

  • Yes, advance seat assignments are only available for a fee.  Customers may purchase advance seat selection a la carte, or through bundles of amenities for purchase which include advance seat selection. Otherwise, Frontier will assign seats at check-in.


Airline: What disclosures relevant to family seating does your airline provide to consumers during the booking process?

  • Customers are informed during the booking process that advance seat selection is an additional cost.
  • A link “What if I don’t select a seat?” is provided to customers during the booking process which, once clicked, states that seats are randomly assigned at check-in and while the airline will try and keep groups together, the only way the customer can guarantee sitting together is to select a seat at booking.
  • Customers booking by phone are notified about seating restrictions or other limitations related to families sitting together upon request.

Travel Agent: If your airline allows others to sell tickets on its behalf, do the family seating disclosures provided by these entities differ from the disclosures provided when booking directly with the airline?

  • Yes. Not all online travel agents disclose that advance seat selection is an additional charge.  No information is available specifically regarding family seating.
  • Customers purchasing tickets by phone are notified about seating restrictions or other limitations related to families sitting together upon request.
Updated: Friday, September 13, 2019
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