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July 14, 2011
Planning to fly Frontier Airlines on Friday? You might want to check your flight status. The airline says a severe hailstorm over Denver International Airport, Frontier's hometown airport, Wednesday night left many planes damaged and numerous flights canceled. Additional cancellations are expected. "The timing of this damaging storm couldn't have been worse," said Cliff Van Leuven, vice president of customer service. "High summer travel loads and the fact that other carriers at DIA were hit make it difficult to place passengers with other airlines, so we are doing all we can to minimize the pain of our guests' travel.
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January 8, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frontier Airlines announced it will add flights from Trenton-Mercer Airport to five additional cities - Atlanta, Chicago-Midway airport, Detroit, Columbus, Ohio, and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. - starting in April. Frontier plans to begin fights from the Mercer County airport later this month to the Florida cities of Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, as well as New Orleans. The airline began flying to Orlando, Fla. in November. The Fort Myers and Tampa flights begin Jan. 31, the New Orleans flight on Feb. 1, and the Fort Lauderdale route will begin Feb. 2. The introductory fares range from $69 to $79 each way. Frontier announced Monday introductory fares as low as $29 each way to Columbus, Detroit and Raleigh-Durham, and $49 one-way introductory fares to Atlanta and Chicago-Midway, through Jan. 23 if booked through www.FlyFrontier.com/Trenton . Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and days of travel may be unavailable, the carrier said.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 29, 1986 | BY PETE DEXTER
I don't think you can look at what happened over the past week at Frontier Airlines and feel too good about flying anymore. It is possible, of course, that you didn't feel too good about flying even before last week, but the events and pronouncements leading to and following the cancellation of all the company's flights Sunday morning had to reinforce the apprehensions you had. I know this because flying is one of those activities that produces...
BUSINESS
August 12, 2009 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Southwest Airlines Co., Philly's No. 2 carrier, wants to buy bankrupt Frontier Airlines Inc. for $170 million - and then phase out its rival. If Southwest is successful, it would have little impact on passengers at Philadelphia International Airport. Frontier has one flight a day to Denver from Terminal A-East here. Frontier operates two-thirds of its flights west of the Mississippi River and transports fewer than 1 percent of Philadelphia passengers. Acquiring Frontier is a big deal to Dallas-based Southwest, which transports 12 percent of passengers here.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines - with new owners, a new management team, and a new logo on its planes - is coming to Philadelphia with flights to seven cities. Denver's hometown airline will announce Tuesday nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla., and Cancun, Mexico, in December, and to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Chicago next spring. "These are underserved markets with very high fares," Frontier chief executive officer David Siegel said.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which is continuing to add destinations from Trenton-Mercer Airport, announced Wednesday its 18th nonstop city: West Palm Beach, Fla. The Denver airline, whose business model is to fly mainly to leisure places that people want to go to at low fares they are willing to pay, has applied for a new route to Nassau, Bahamas. Pending approval from the Bahamian government, Frontier will launch international service between Trenton and Nassau in mid-November. "As usual, we'll put low fares out there to get everyone excited," Frontier senior vice president Daniel Shurz said in an interview.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Low-fare Frontier Airlines will make Trenton-Mercer Airport its commercial base on the East Coast and last week ended its one route - with about one daily flight - out of Philadelphia International Airport to Denver. "Why Trenton? It's a densely populated area - 21/2 million people live closer in drive time to Trenton than any other airport with commercial airline service," said Daniel Shurz, a senior vice president of Frontier. Since November, the Denver-based carrier has announced 10 nonstop destinations from the small Mercer County airport, beginning with two Orlando, Fla., departures and arrivals a week.
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March 4, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
November 17, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 3, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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...
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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