Frontier No Longer an Option for Amex Airline Fee Credit
Frontier is no longer an option for the Amex Airline Fee Credit program. This change was apparently done on November 21, 2022.
If you already have Frontier Airlines as your chosen airline, you will still get credited for eligible purchases during 2022. But the airline will no longer be eligible going forward.
Frontier has already been removed from the list, and now you only have eight options. That includes:
- United Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- American Airlines
- JetBlue Airways
- Southwest Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Alaska Airlines
Amex Airline Fee Credit
You can select one qualifying airline and then receive statement credits per calendar when incidental fees, such as checked bags and flight-change fees, are charged by the airline to your eligible card:
- Amex Platinum – Up to $200 per year
- Amex Business Platinum – Up to $200 per year
- Amex Hilton Aspire – Up to $250 per year
To receive statement credits, Card Member must select one qualifying airline at www.americanexpress.com/airlinechoice. Only the Basic Card Member or Authorized Account Manager(s) on the Card Account can select the qualifying airline. Card Members who have not chosen a qualifying airline will be able to do so at any time. Card Members who have already selected a qualifying airline will be able to change their choice one time each year in January at www.americanexpress.com/airlinechoice or by calling the number on the back of the Card. Card Members who do not change their airline selection will remain with their current airline.
You can normally change the airline one additional time, even if you do so in January, or forget to change it. Just chat with a rep.
How It Works
The airline fee credit is a great benefit for premium Amex cards that come with big annual fees. Amex Platinum cards have a $695 fee and the Hilton Aspire card has a $450 fee.
You can always double dip, as you get the credit every calendar year. That means that you can get it twice during your card membership year, while paying the annual fee only once. But if you time your application correctly (apply in early December), you can also triple dip.
The credit also works for more than just incidentals. Checked baggage fees, change fees, seat assignment fees, onboard purchases and lounge passes are all included. But you can often get reimbursed for just purchasing airfare as well. This usually works for cheaper fares, $99 or less for Southwest and under $150 for JetBlue for example. However this varies by airline, and you should always check recent data points.