Travel With Grant reports that American Express Membership Rewards will lose Frontier Airlines as a transfer partner on March 5.
And all I can say is.. who cares?
Even before Frontier became a true low cost carrier (there’s even a fee to use your miles within 6 months of travel, and they don’t publish their schedule much farther out than that), acquired by the folks behind Spirit and remade in the Spirit mode, the only thing I ever did with Frontier’s miles is transfer them to Starbucks gift cards and use their account signup bonuses to transfer to miles in other airline progams.
Unquestionably there have been values in the Frontier award chart. But the best opportunity Early Returns members ever had was to become Wisconsin residents because that allowed them to transfer miles to Delta.
Many of course will be taking advantage of the British Airways 40% transfer bonus that runs through January 31.
Did you ever transfer points to Frontier? Would you, with their new business model?