Experiences with Frontier Airways

Aug 26th, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Experiences with Frontier Airways

Has anyone flown Frontier? I'm not familiar with them and am looking for a flight for ds from ABQ to LGA. They have the best fare and the layover is descent. Any opinions out there?
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Aug 26th, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Flights on time, soft seats, each had TV - flew with them to Vegas.

The only thing I've noticed as negative - the plane was "old, tired, warn-out". Maybe just on this route.
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Aug 26th, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Thanks Faina.

I think I meant to type decent.
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Aug 26th, 2008, 02:04 PM
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My maiden voyage with Frontier will be in October through Denver to San Jose.

Thanks for the reassurance, Faina.
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Aug 26th, 2008, 02:39 PM
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I just flew Frontier from MSP to DEN and back. On time, TV or Movies available on the screen(extra fee), one glass of soda and snacks were $6. I'd fly them again without hesitation.
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Aug 26th, 2008, 02:41 PM
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Thanks Sc3. BG247, we're safe. I'm booking it tonight - also October thru Denver.
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Aug 27th, 2008, 04:31 AM
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Our dd flew them regularly over a 2 yr period between DEN and IAH. She thought they were good and never had any complaints.
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Aug 27th, 2008, 12:13 PM
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I flew them Kansas City to Denver and back, early this month. My first time ever.

The seats were reasonably large and there was a fair amount of space between my seat and the one in front of me. I am large and sometimes have trouble putting the folding tray down. But was able to put in down and bring it all the way toward me.

The commerical running on the TV in front of me was distracting and I would be tempted to take a post-it along to cover it the next time.

I would certainly fly them again.

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Aug 27th, 2008, 01:48 PM
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You know that you can turn it off, right? Or just the picture, or just the sound.
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Aug 28th, 2008, 05:01 AM
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No. They didn't give any instructions other than to offer headphones.

None of the ones visible on other nearby seats were turned off.
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Aug 30th, 2008, 11:20 AM
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Just flew Frontier this week, returning today. We had 4 legs, and each of them had excellent service. The four planes were all in great condition and I especially like that the seats are not fabric. Plenty of room, snacks available for purchase, personal video screens (none of them could be turned off), all flights on time or a few minutes early.

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Aug 30th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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The screens can be dimmed to black. Just use the controls on the arm of the seat to dim.
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Aug 31st, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Frontier's my favorite airline and I fly them whenever I can. Mostly newer planes in the fleet, friendly flight attendents and a good experience with on time arrivals/departures.
 
Aug 31st, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Considering Frontier for a trip to DEN in the Spring. Anyone know the current financial health, or lack thereof, of Frontier?

Would you book a flight more than a few months out with them? I know there's usually recourse with a credit card, but the hassle and unknown price of the replacement flight becomes an issue.
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Aug 31st, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Hmm. Check the date they declared bankruptcy. I heard that nothing would change for at least six months.

We flew Denver to San Antonio with Frontier in July and had a great experience--no changes.
 
Aug 31st, 2008, 01:40 PM
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I just flew them also; no problems. Now if they offered the TV for free, they'd be as good as JetBlue.
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Aug 31st, 2008, 04:46 PM
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They are still in BK filing. They are still negotiating for funding and are selling some planes. They also just finished negotiating with the Denver airport in regards to returning some gates, etc.

Seems like it's fairly stable financially, no immediate danger of closing its doors.
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Aug 31st, 2008, 08:21 PM
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I flew late last year from Phila to Denver to Vegas and back. It was a great flight; cheapest fare w/expedia, on-time and we made early arrival going west. We had to wait for a gate since we were too early. It's ashame they're in bankruptcy. I would fly with them again.
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Aug 31st, 2008, 09:42 PM
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I flew them once last November. The plane from San Jose to Denver was a bit old feeling and the tv screens were broken. It was the plane w/ the wolf on the tail. The flight from Denver to Louisville was better. Newer plane, everything worked.
All in all it a fine experience as far flying goes.
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Sep 2nd, 2008, 08:37 AM
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My son and I just flew Frontier Arilines in August from Hartford, CT through Denver to Salt Lake City. Seats were comfortable, crew pleasant, sold food and the tv service using a credit card, very convenient. Only the last leg of our trip from Denver back home was delayed slightly and we were kept informed at all times. We actually only left 1/2 later than we were scheduled. We would fly them again, excpet they are discontinuing service from our area. What a loss.
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