“Commoner” on Frontier to Denver

I travel mostly on American Airlines, but this time I am on Frontier to go to Denver, mainly because they had a really good ticket price. The airline is fine but got me to thinking about the drawbacks of loyalty programs, which is basically that I thing I’ve been spoiled by Gold treatment on AA, so traveling as a “commoner” on other airlines is just not fun.

That is, of course the point of loyalty programs… incentive to keep traveling with the same airline.