Becoming a Frontier Flight Attendant: Insider Guide

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So, you’re looking to become a Frontier Airlines Flight Attendant. Well, in this guide I will be given insider information on exactly what you can expect during this process.

We will start from when you apply, all the way until you obtain your wings and start your career on the line. I will tell you, this is no easy process, and there are a lot of moving parts.

It requires dedication and commitment to the process, but it is truly worth it! This is where I personally began my aviation career, and I will always be extremely thankful for the opportunity, it has completely changed my life.

Requirements – The Launchpad to Your Flight Attendant Career

Here are the requirements Frontier is showing us on their website:

Launchpad to Your Flight Attendant Career

Let’s go through them one by one.

1) High School Diploma or GED

Thankfully you aren’t required to have a bachelor’s degree, but you are required to have a high school diploma, or GED.

This is honestly common for most entry-level jobs, and you can find this stipulation across the board.

2) At least 20 years old when you are applying

Some airlines allow you to start at the age of 18, but you will find that most of the main-line U.S. carriers will require you to be around 20-21 years of age.

I would say that is mainly due to the job and what it entails. You have very limited supervision, as well as serving alcohol.

3) Legally authorized to work in the United States

Part of being a Flight Attendant is jumping around the U.S. as well as going to international destinations, which Frontier Airlines does have.

I’m sure this is also contingent on laws mandated by the government.

4) A valid passport with at least 13 months validity

This one is extremely important; they will check to make sure you have this.

If you have to get this expedited, do so, as soon as possible, you could be denied going further in the process if you do not have this taken care of.

The company needs to know that you will be able to take any assignment that is given to you, which includes international travel.

A valid passport, with these 13 months of validity, ensures that you will be able to fly what is given to you, as well as not have a short validity which would cause a hold being placed on your flying.

Passports can take a while to process. This is for the sake of the operation.

5) Willingness to relocate to the base you are assigned

Currently, Frontier Airlines bases are:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Miami, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Tampa, FL
  • Trenton/Philadelphia area.

They could add more bases between now, and when you head to training.

They will ask you this question, it is imperative that you say you ARE WILLING to relocate to wherever you need to.

However, you will have the ability to commute, fly to work from where you live-to the base you are assigned, but there are stipulations to this.

I would never suggest a new hire commutes, especially until they are off of probation. This is the easiest way to get let go from the company. You want to set yourself up for success, not failure.

It is doable, but consider commuting to be a part-time job, one that you aren’t paid for.

6) Tattoos

At Frontier Airlines, you are not allowed to have any visible tattoos while wearing the Flight Attendant uniform, even if covered by makeup/clothing/jewelry and/or a bandage.

Prohibits tattoos in areas normally visible while wearing the uniform including the face, ears, hands, wrists and neck.

This one is important. They will ask you this, multiple times, as you go through the process. If you say you have a tattoo in any of these areas, you will be disqualified.

However, I do know a lot of Flight Attendants, who have said they don’t when they actually do. If you do this, just know, if they see any tattoo during training, you will immediately be let go. This is very strictly enforced.

7) Must be able to fasten a four-point jump seat harness without the use of extension devices

Today, there is no weight limit, but you do have to be able to fasten this jump seat.

It will be part of your interview process. This is simply for safety reasons.

Salary – Your Earnings Soar with Experience

Frontier Airlines Flight Attendant Pay Scale

Years Of Service 2024
0-1 $25.50
2-2 $28.41
2-3 $30.44
3-4 $32.91
4-5 $34.90
5-6 $36.10
6-7 $38.08
7-8 $40.16
8-9 $41.46
9-10 $44.48
10-11 $45.68
11-12 $47.03
12-13 $48.22
13-14 $49.97
14-15 $52.30
15-16 $54.34
16-17 $56.34
17-18 $57.53
18-19 $58.91
19-20 $60.00

As shown in this diagram, Frontier Flight Attendants are currently starting out at $25.50. Each year of service with the company, you will get a raise, which the diagram will show.

Example: year 12-13, you will be making $48.22. Now, this is also dependent on the current contract. Whenever the contract is up, the union will start negotiating for a new set of rules you will be governed by, as well as a new pay scale.

However, for now, this gives you a good look at what your pay could potentially be.

Remember: this is based on flight time, we are not paid for boarding, delays, etc. Only when the doors of the plane are closed.

If you can get your hands on a Frontier Flight Attendant contract, you would be able to read all of the language and parameters that come with this position.

Benefits – Soaring Perks of the Flight Attendant Life

One of the biggest, and most enticing perks of the job, are the work benefits that are provided with this position.

✅ Flight benefits for you and your family

Flight benefits for you and your family are truly amazing perks of the job.

Of course, there are stipulations for this perk, but for yourself, you will be able to enjoy free travel (you will be flying standby), for yourself in the United States.

You will also be able to fly other carriers, after a certain probationary period, and who Frontier Airlines has codeshare agreements with.

The fee you pay for these flights, also on standby, are minimal.

You will also be allotted a certain amount of buddy passes a year, which you can give to anyone. Just remember, anything they do, while utilizing those benefits, can come back on you. Make sure you choose wisely who gets these buddy passes. 

✅ Other added perks

  • Medical
  • 401K plan- you have to opt in & they match 3%
  • Dental
  • Paid Holidays (not exactly sure which ones are currently in the contract as covered)
  • Vision
  • Vacation/sick leave
    • Vacation you are allowed a certain number of days per year & you obtain more the longer you are with the company. Everyone bids for their vacation days, so being new, you would get a month that others don’t want.
    • Sick leave is accrued monthly depending on how many hours you work that month.
  • Travel discounts across the industry
    • We are able to access discounts across the travel industry: hotels, cruises, car rentals, etc. Trust me, it saves you a lot of money.

Bases  – Your Potential New Sky-High Homes

Frontier Airlines operates from several key bases across the United States, here’s an overview of all of these bases and insights into what they have to offer:

  • Atlanta, GA 📍
    • If you live around this location, this would be a great base to try to get into. I have heard that it’s become pretty senior, so you might have to wait a while to get here.
    • If you don’t already reside, Atlanta has a lot to offer, lots to do.
  • Chicago, IL 📍
    • I have heard nothing but good things about this base. I have a lot of friends who have spent their entire career at this location and absolutely love it.
    • Chicago is an amazing city, with a lot to offer. Tons of things to do, great public transportation, amazing people, lots of crash pads, etc.
  • Dallas, TX 📍
    • This base just recently opened, so you can expect it will be a long time before you can get into this location. A lot of people have been waiting a long time to have a base in Texas.
    • I personally lived in Dallas for a year and can say there is a lot to do. I was able to find locations that were priced well for rent. If you don’t enjoy the heat, I would highly suggest going elsewhere.
  • Denver, CO 📍
    • This is where I was based when I was with the company. I absolutely loved it! The flying was amazing, the crews were phenomenal & Denver happens to be my home state, so I was lucky where I didn’t have to move, or commute.
    • Denver is going to be the world’s largest airport, so you can only expect good things from this location. However, any location can change. Also, very expensive! And not a ton of crash pad options. If you don’t rent close to the airport, you will definitely need a car.
  • Las Vegas, NV 📍
    • More junior base, currently. Lots of great trips.
    • Lots to do!
    • Passengers can be rough & lots of medicals due to people being dehydrated.
  • Miami, FL 📍
    • Personally, this is a no for me. However, if you live in Florida, this is a great option. This wasn’t open while I was employed, so not sure how it’s looking seniority-wise. You will get a lot of international experience out of this base.
  • Orlando, FL 📍
    • If you love having families and children on your flights, this is the base for you.
    • Disney World, Universal, Etc
  • Phoenix, AZ 📍
    • Phoenix bases are always super senior, no matter what airline you go to. This one could take you a long time to get into
  • Tampa, FL 📍
    • I have a lot of friends who have transferred to this base, and they love it! Great flying
  • Trenton/Philadelphia 📍
    • This is a dual base, so you would have to be able to work out of both Philadelphia Airport, as well as Trenton, NJ

Schedule – Navigating Your New Altitude

As a new hire, you are starting out on the very bottom.

This industry is definitely seniority-based, so until you get some new hires under you, you’re going to be scheduled for what others don’t want.

Expect to be on 24-hour reserve, for quite a while.

Granted, you could be called out for some amazing trips, but you really will never know what you’re going to get until you get it.

How To Become a Flight Attendant at Frontier Airlines

1. Application

First step in the process is filling out the application process. You can find this on the career portion of their website.

You will want to sign up for their notifications, they only open their hiring process a few times a year, if that.

2. Phone interview, Video interview, In-person interview

This step can differ for some people.

I’ve known some who had to go through all three, I personally was sent to the in-person interview right away.

Regardless of which one you get, practice your interview skills.

If you’re lucky to get the in-person interview, expect to be there for a couple of hours. This process can take a long time, especially if you are offered a CJO.

3. Initial Training

  • Training is three and a half weeks in Cheyenne, WY
  • Whatever material they send you before training, you need to memorize this information. I cannot say this enough, study! They mean business here, and they will kick you out.
  • You will learn everything you need to be successful in your new career.

4. Graduation

  • Yay, graduation day! This means you made it through training! Trust me, it isn’t easy, I lost a lot of people in my training class. Take the time to really celebrate this accomplishment.
  • They will have a little ceremony and they will let you know if you are allowed to invite anyone.


How long does the application process take at Frontier?

The duration of the application process can vary significantly from person to person. While some individuals may experience a remarkably swift application process, for others, it might extend over several months.

On average, it’s reasonable to expect that the application process typically takes a few months.

What are the most important qualities Frontier Airlines looks for in a Flight Attendant Candidate?

Frontier Airlines generally values candidates who are self-sufficient, kind, good at taking care of others, enjoy being around people, can handle multiple tasks, work well in a team, and can express themselves clearly.

To make a strong impression in your interview, it’s a good idea to check out the questions commonly asked in recent interviews, and websites like Glassdoor can provide useful insights.

Can I apply to be a Flight Attendant if I have visible tattoos or piercings?

When it comes to visible tattoos, it’s important to be aware that if they are noticed during training, you will be let go.

As for piercings, Frontier Airlines typically permits earlobe piercings. However, any additional piercings should be removed while on duty and can be worn when you are not at work.

What is the training process like?

The training generally involves numerous classroom sessions, a substantial amount of material to memorize, various assessments and tests, as well as hands-on training components.

It’s crucial to maintain a strong focus during training, as it’s important to remember that the job offer is conditional, and the airline can choose to terminate your employment at any time.

Maintaining your best behavior is essential throughout the training process.

To get an idea of what it entails, I recommend checking out an old YouTube series titled “Frontier Airlines Training.” While it may not be entirely current, it provides a generally accurate representation of the process.

What is the career advancement potential for Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants?

There are some opportunities for advancement, the main one being, becoming a supervisor.

However, any other position you might want to take, you would have to give up your seniority and become more like a normal employee. Which would decrease some of your flight benefits.

Supervisor is the farthest you can really go.

How can I prepare for the interview process?

To increase your chances of success in the interview process, consider these steps:

  • Reach out to Flight Attendants in the industry to gain insights and advice.
  • Utilize resources like Glassdoor to research common interview questions and gather valuable tips.
  • Ask friends/family to practice asking you questions, and you replying back.
  • Look at the company website and get acquainted with what Frontier Airlines stands for.

I also recommend taking a look at our article Answering 30 Flight Attendant Interview Questions (+ Tips). Lots of useful tips from flight attendants.

Are there opportunities for international flights as a Frontier Flight Attendant?

Yes, Frontier Airlines does offer international flight routes to various destinations, including:

  • Aruba
  • Antigua and Bermuda
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Cancun
  • St. Thomas
  • Guatemala
  • Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Belize
  • Nassau the Bahamas
  • El Salvador
  • Cozumel
  • Turks and Caicos

However, it’s important to note that the specific international destinations you may work on can depend on the base you are stationed at.

Different bases may have varying flight assignments, so your opportunities for international flights may be influenced by your base location.

What should I do if I’m interested in applying to Frontier Airlines as a Flight Attendant?

Start by visiting their career page and sign up for notifications to be alerted when applications are open.

While waiting for application opportunities, consider improving your interview skills as they are a crucial part of the selection process.

Familiarize yourself with the daily responsibilities and tasks of Flight Attendants. You can find valuable insights and advice from online groups and communities, especially on platforms like Facebook, where people share information about the application process and what to expect when you’re on the job.

These steps will help you stay informed and well-prepared when the opportunity to apply for a Flight Attendant position at Frontier Airlines arises.

Can I be a Flight Attendant if I don’t have prior experience in the airline industry?

Yes, you can most definitely be a Flight Attendant if you don’t have prior experience in the airline industry.

Many airlines want people who are just starting out, and Frontier definitely hires a lot without.

They will teach you everything you need to know, while you are in training. Whatever you don’t learn, will come with time and others helping you through this journey.

Is Frontier Airlines a Good Airline to Work For?

Frontier Airlines is generally well-regarded within the airline industry; however, the experience of working for the airline can be subjective, shaped by individual preferences and expectations.

Personally speaking, I will never talk negatively about Frontier Airlines. They are where I started my aviation journey, and without them, who knows what job I would be in currently. They really taught me everything I need to know, to be successful in this career. The people are what make the company great, and I will forever cherish all of the memories I made.

The process will be tough, but don’t give up, it’ll all be so worth it in the end.

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  1. I really appreciate these helpful nuggets… lol. I have an upcoming event for Flight Attendant, and you can best believe that I will be taking advantage of your knowledge!… Thank You!

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