Articles tagged “frontier airlines”

Frontier Flight Attendants Stop Pooling Gratuities

Frontier Flight Attendants Stop Pooling Gratuities

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Flight attendants have multifaceted jobs, and while safety is meant to be at the top of the priority list, they increasingly have products to sell and tables to wait.

8 months ago

Frontier’s Pilots Reach Tentative Deal on New Contract Making a Strike Unlikely

Frontier’s Pilots Reach Tentative Deal on New Contract Making a Strike Unlikely

Brian Sumers, Skift

No one wanted to see another airline strike. Good for Frontier and the pilots union for reaching an agreement. Passengers should hope it sticks.

9 months ago

Yet Another Reminder on Why Airline Competition Is a Beautiful Thing

Yet Another Reminder on Why Airline Competition Is a Beautiful Thing

Brian Sumers, Skift

Frontier is far from the most perfect U.S. airline. It gets more than its share of complaints, and its on-time rate is worse than the U.S. average. But the airline is making some improvements to try to keep passengers from defecting to legacy carriers. That's good for consumers.

11 months ago

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not long ago, all discount airlines needed to compete was cheap fares. But times change, and with legacy airlines poaching some of their customers, more ultra-low-cost carriers are taking loyalty seriously.

11 months ago

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is how competition should work. American, Delta, and United have been poaching customers from discount airlines with their no-frills basic economy fares. Frontier doesn't like that, so it has come up with a new passenger-friendly policy to try to sway potential passengers.

11 months ago

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The U.S. aviation landscape has changed a lot over the last decade with a series of mergers cutting the number of carriers. Not only has this shored up their financials, but it has also made strike action less likely. A good thing for management maybe but not so good for employees looking for a better deal.

1 year ago

Frontier Airlines Pilots Ask Feds for OK to Pursue a Strike

Frontier Airlines Pilots Ask Feds for OK to Pursue a Strike

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airline strikes are extremely rare because of government regulations designed to prevent them. For that reason, there's no guarantee Frontier's pilots will receive the permission they seek. But remember the last major U.S. pilot strike? It was in 2010, at Spirit Airlines, when it was controlled by Indigo Partners. The same private equity firm now owns Frontier.

1 year ago

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers should cheer news that Volaris and Frontier will codeshare, as it should help Americans visit many more Mexican destinations at cheap prices. But will Volaris and Frontier cooperate enough to make the process seamless for passengers? We'll soon find out.

2 years ago

Frontier’s Expansion Could Spark a Fare War

Frontier’s Expansion Could Spark a Fare War

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

As Frontier gears up to expand its operations and go public once more, the industry's biggest players say they're ready for the challenge.

2 years ago

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Bloomberg, Alex Barinka and Mary Schlangenstein

As we said earlier in the week, Frontier and United likely will have a nice battle for customers in Denver — and that's good for airline passengers seeking cheap fares. Keep an eye on this one.

2 years ago

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not clear whether United or Frontier will win this battle in Denver. But what is nearly certain is that passengers will be the beneficiaries. They'll likely find cheaper fares.

2 years ago

Frontier Flight Attendants File Discrimination Complaints

Frontier Flight Attendants File Discrimination Complaints

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press

That this remains an issue for many women in the workplace, even today, is appalling.

2 years ago