March 4, 2016 |
Frontier Airlines said Wednesday it has applied to the U.S. Transportation Department to begin a once-a-week nonstop flight between Philadelphia and Varadero, Cuba. Frontier, which has been expanding at Philadelphia International Airport, also proposed a one-stop flight in Miami from Philadelphia to both Santa Clara and Camaguey, Cuba, using 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Frontier will fly this summer to 20 destinations from Philadelphia, effective June 1. American Airlines, which has a hub and 76 percent of the flights in Philadelphia, did not apply for direct Cuba passenger flights from Philadelphia.
February 20, 2016 |
Airline passengers' complaints to the federal government were up 29.8 percent last year compared with 2014 levels, according to the U.S. Transportation Department's Air Travel Consumer Report, released Thursday. During 2015, the department received 20,170 consumer complaints, up from 15,539 the year before. The bulk of the complaints, 6,433, were about flight cancellations, delays, and misconnections, while 3,133 were baggage problems, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics said.
January 22, 2016
In the Region As snow looms, air fees cut Ahead of the winter storm expected here beginning Friday, airlines announced that they will waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to postpone travel. American Airlines , which operates 76 percent of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, said passengers flying between Jan. 21 and Jan. 24 can change their tickets, and delay travel as late as Jan. 27 at airports from New Hampshire south to North Carolina and Tennessee.
January 22, 2016 |
Ahead of the winter storm expected here beginning Friday, airlines announced they will waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to postpone travel. American Airlines, which operates 76 percent of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, said passengers flying between Jan. 21 and Jan. 24 can change their tickets, and delay travel as late as Jan. 27 at airports from New Hampshire south to North Carolina and Tennessee. Delta and United airlines will waive change fees for passengers traveling Jan. 22-24.
January 14, 2016 |
Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it will begin nonstop flights from Philadelphia to San Antonio, Tex., starting May 13, and to Columbus, Ohio, beginning June 2. One-way fares were advertised as low as $99 to San Antonio, and as low as $59 to Columbus, on the airline's website, flyfrontier.com. Last week, Frontier added flights to 10 new cities from Philadelphia to begin this spring, among 42 new routes announced nationwide. The flights from Philadelphia International Airport to San Antonio will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
January 9, 2016 |
Frontier Airlines will add flights to 10 new cities from Philadelphia this spring, among 42 new routes nationwide announced by the Denver-based airline on Thursday. Flights from Philadelphia International Airport to New Orleans; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Indianapolis will begin April 14. Nonstop flights to Nashville, Cleveland, and St. Augustine, Fla., will start April 15. Frontier will begin flying to Cincinnati on May 13, to Austin, Texas, on May 15, and to Kansas City, Mo.; and Milwaukee on June 2. One-way fares on the new routes were advertised on the airline's website, flyfrontier.com, as low as $59 to $99 Thursday.
December 19, 2015 |
Spirit Airlines announced Thursday it will begin a nonstop flight next spring to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, from Philadelphia International Airport. The daily flight will be seasonal, from April 14 through Nov. 9. Spirit now flies to five U.S. cities from Philadelphia, and in April will add nonstop routes to Los Angeles, Detroit, and Fort Lauderdale from here. The Florida-based airline touts itself as an "ultra low fare carrier" but charges extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag. It has expanded in Philadelphia since 2013.
November 17, 2015 |
During the holidays, planes are packed, flights are prone to weather delays, and the price of tickets to get to Grandmother's for turkey and all the trimmings is higher. Now, two airlines, Spirit and Frontier, are planning higher baggage fees for flights this holiday season, as well as at other peak travel times, such as spring break and summer vacation. Spirit, which flies nonstop to five cities from Philadelphia, will for the second year add a $2 seasonal surcharge for checked luggage.
October 3, 2015 |
Frontier Airlines announced it will begin nonstop year-round flights to Denver from Philadelphia International Airport, starting March 17. The Denver flight will depart Philadelphia seven days a week at 6:45 a.m., and arrive in Denver at 9:05 a.m. The Philadelphia-bound flight will leave Denver at 4:45 p.m., and arrive in Philadelphia at 10:04 p.m. A one-way fare of $109 to Denver for travel March 17 was listed Thursday on the airline's website...
August 7, 2015 |
Frontier Airlines which has cheap base fares, but tacks on fees for a carry-on bag, advance seat assignments, and soda and coffee, announced Wednesday that it will discount several common fees if the customer buys them all in a bundle. The package is called "The Works" and includes one checked bag, one carry-on bag in the overhead bin, the best available seat on the flight, priority boarding in Zone 1, and no fee to change a ticket later. Frontier is not eliminating any fees, just bundling them into one price.