By Talia Avakian
August 20, 2018
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Frontier Airlines is revamping its frequent flier program with new benefits for travelers and their families. 

While the airline's Frontier Miles program will still let fliers earn Elite 20k status, which comes with free carry-on bags and advanced seat assignments, as its former EarlyReturns program did, it will also include two new tiers. 

The new Elite 50k status will get travelers and their families upgrades to extra legroom seats, and the new Elite 100k status will include free carry-on and checked bags, advanced seat assignments, and free ticket changes for travelers and their families. 

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Customers will still earn one frequent flier mile for every mile flown, and the new family pooling feature will allow them to share their miles with up to eight people. "Because all families are not the same, we leave it to the customer to define their family in the program," the airline's website explains.

Travelers can also earn miles through the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard, which gets you one mile toward elite status for every dollar spent.

With the card, you'll earn five times the miles on purchases made on Frontier's website, three times the miles on purchases made at restaurants, and one mile for every dollar spent on all other purchases. You’ll also get 40,000 bonus miles if you spend $500 in the first 90 days and a $100 airline voucher every year if you spend $2,500 within the first year of obtaining the card. 

Travelers can earn Elite 20k status by booking and completing two round-trip journeys with Frontier by Oct. 15. 

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