Frontier Airlines In ORD Terminal 5

Just got word today that Frontier Airlines is operating out of ORD Terminal 5 where the Priority Pass Lounges of Air France and SwissPort located there. This appears to be the first step in the $8.7 Billion O’Hare 21 project to turn Terminal 2 into the Global Terminal (with what I hope is a Centurion Lounge) and Terminal 5 will become the shitty LCC terminal for Frontier and Spirit.

When a LCDR (sel) told me that he was able to gain access to Terminal 5 with just a chepo Frontier ticket my mind started spinning! Could this be the way into Terminal 5 on domestic for some free drinks? I looked at the flight schedule for Frontier from Terminal 5:

FFT1281 Denver Intl (KDEN) 06:10AM
FFT1274 Trenton Mercer (KTTN) 07:10AM
Cancun Int’l (CUN / MMUN) 08:30AM
FFT1249 El Paso Intl (KELP) 09:05AM
FFT1249 Colorado Sprgs Muni (KCOS) 09:05AM
FFT1286 Pensacola Intl (KPNS) 11:40AM
FFT1286 Jacksonville Intl (KJAX) 11:55AM
FFT1309 Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX) 02:43PM
FFT1294 Orlando Intl (KMCO) 04:40PM
FFT752 Syracuse Hancock Intl (KSYR) 05:25PM
FFT1285 Denver Intl (KDEN) 06:25PM
FFT1263 McCarran Intl (KLAS) 09:25PM
FFT1250 Long Island MacArthur (KISP) 09:39PM

The problem is the two longes are open these hours:

Air France:

08:15 – 21:30 Monday & Saturday

08:15 – 00:00 Tuesday – Friday & Sunday


Noon to 21:30 daily

When we compare it to the time table to only flights worth flying with lounge access would be:

  1. Cancun, Flight 44
  2. El Paso/Colorado Springs, Flight 1249
  3. Pensacola/Jacksonville, Flight 1286
  4. Phoenix, Flight 1309
  5. Orlando, Flight 1294
  6. Syracuse, Flight 753
  7. Denver, Flight 1285
  8. Las Vegas, Flight 1263
  9. Long Island, Flight 1250

If any of you had used this loophole to get terminal 5 lounge access, let me know how it went.


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