There is competition brewing over Frontier’s frequent fliers in Wisconsin. Frontier has drastically cut their flying activity from Milwaukee and as a result made an offer for EarlyReturn members to transfer their frequent flier miles to Delta’s SkyMiles program.
This offer was launched on June 5th and EarlyReturns members that had their account address in Wisconsin on June 4th are eligible for the offer. This offer is valid until August 31st, 2012 and Delta is offering Frontier’s elite members a status challenge as well.
Things quite didn’t go as planned. Southwest launched a counter offer on June 20th, 2012 for Frontier’s frequent fliers. Southwest would match the number of miles that Frontier’s frequent fliers would donate to EarlyReturn charitable program participants. Southwest would also match EarlyReturn status on their program. Members were only required to email a copy of the statement that would show the number of miles donated to Southwest.
Frontier probably didn’t see this coming, but they were able to suspend the mileage donation program in just couple hours.
Then on June 26th Southwest extended another offer for EarlyReturn members. Southwest would match their mileage balance for up to 50K miles until August 31st, 2012. The status match campaign is valid until that date as well.
Here are the instructions from Southwest to take advantage of their offer:
To take advantage of this one-time offer, Wisconsin EarlyReturns members should take the following steps:
- If they haven’t done so already, enroll in the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program.
- Submit a copy of their Frontier EarlyReturns statement that denotes their current account balance along with their name, Rapid Rewards account number, and phone number to RapidRewards@wnco.com.
To take advantage of this status-matching offer, EarlyReturns Ascent and Summit members should take the following steps:
- If they haven’t done so already, enroll in the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program and the AirTran A+ Rewards program.
- Submit a copy of their current, valid tier card or statement along with their name, Rapid Rewards account number, A+ Rewards account number, and phone number to RapidRewards@wnco.com.
If you have a Frontier frequent flier account, you should absolutely take advantage of the Southwest offer. There is absolutely no downside.
Here are the terms and conditions of the Southwest offer:
Offer only valid for Wisconsin residents who are Frontier EarlyReturns members. EarlyReturns member must be a Member in the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program and to participate in the Tier Status match, a member in the AirTran Airways A+ Rewards program. The date reflected on the Frontier EarlyReturns Account Balance must be between June 20, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2012. Name on EarlyReturns account must match the name on the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards account and A+ Rewards account. EarlyReturns member must submit Rapid Rewards account number, and phone number to RapidRewards@wnco.com between June 20, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2012, to be eligible for Rapid Rewards Point match. Any incomplete submission may delay and/or eliminate qualification for promotion. All submissions will be verified before “match” processing occurs. For every qualifying EarlyReturns mile in member’s account, Member will receive one matching Rapid Rewards Point up to 50,000 points. EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit members must submit proof of current, valid tier card or statement, name, Rapid Rewards account number, A+ Rewards account number, and phone number to RapidRewards@wnco.com between June 20, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2012, to be eligible for Elite Status match. EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit members who are granted Rapid Rewards A-List status will receive Tier status and benefits with an expiration date of Dec. 31, 2012. EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit members who are granted A+ Rewards Elite Status will receive Elite status and benefits with an expiration date of 365 days from processing. This promotion is a limited, one-time offer; therefore, EarlyReturns member may only request point and Elite Status match once. Rapid Rewards and A+ Rewards may terminate the promotion at anytime. Rapid Rewards may revert back to the rules of the June 21, 2012, promotion at any time. “Matching” Rapid Rewards Points will not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Please allow four to six weeks from the date of submission for matching Rapid Rewards Points and Tier Status to post to your account. Rapid Rewards matching promotion may not be reversed once EarlyReturns member has submitted request to RapidRewards@wnco.com. Promotion may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Members who were successful in donating their EarlyReturns mileage in accordance to the original June 21, 2012, Donation Match offer and submitted his or her request between June 20, 2012, and June 25, 2012, will only be eligible for the Donation Match offer and be subject to the Terms and Conditions set by that promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply. All A+ Rewards Rules and Regulations apply.
Frontier, Frontier Express, and EarlyReturns are among trademarks and/or service marks owned by Frontier Airlines, Inc. Frontier Airlines, Inc. is in no way affiliated with Southwest Airlines or this program and does not endorse this program or any other Southwest Airlines product or service.