Logan’s newest low-cost carrier will let kids fly free

There's a little catch. We'll explain.

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, Frontier Airlines jetliners sit stacked up at gates along the A concourse at Denver International Airport. Passengers flying Frontier Airlines will now have to pay extra to place carry-on bags in overhead bins or for advance seat assignments. The move comes as the Denver-based airline transforms itself into a fee-dependent airline, similar to Spirit Airlines or Allegiant Air _ the only other U.S. carriers to charge such fees. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Frontier Airlines has launched a Kids Fly Free program. –David Zalubowski / AP

Traveling as a family can be awesome. It also can cost a whole lot. So it’s big news that Logan Airport’s newest low-cost carrier announced earlier this week that it will offer free flights for kids.

Frontier Airlines, which announced earlier this month that it will operate nonstop routes to two U.S. cities out of Logan Airport starting this spring, will allow a child under the age of 15 to fly for free with a paying adult on select flights. In order to get the free flights, parents must become members of Frontier’s travel club, called Discount Den.

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A membership to Discount Den costs $59.99 per year. The kids fly free deal applies only to domestic flights and cannot be used on international flights, and applies to airfare only and not baggage fees, according to the terms and conditions.

Frontier has listed select dates when families can take advantage of the program, and expects to add more, according to the company.

Logan travelers can book nonstop flights from Boston to Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla. starting April 19, as well as nonstop flights to Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, N.C. starting May 1.

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