MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
So far for this month, Frontier has a 72.2% load factor. Compare that to last year, when it was 62.5% at this time. Also, the stock is continuing to rise...up to $9.87 per share now. These are pretty good signs that things are looking up for the airline. The costs will continue to go down as the older Boeing's are retired and the new A318/319's are brought in. More expansion is on the horizon...the previously announced MKE and SNA of course...new cities in Mexico...and a few other "exotic" places down the road. The new Fall schedule will be announced pretty soon, which will feature more frequencies to some of the higher load-factor cities in the F9 system.
Overall, this Summer is turning out to be a great one for Frontier. I'd expect a new aircraft within the next few months, possibly taking a "step up" in the Airbus family.
That's all from F9 land for now.
Next trip 6/12 - 6/15: MSY-SEA on AS, SEA-LAX on VX, LAX-N.O on Amtrak
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1678 times:
just to clarify. The airport user agreement has been changed so that F9 controls both F2 and F10, in other words F9 has the priority on both gates (so if AA needs to use it, they can as long as F9 doesn't need it..), but means that no other airline can come in and use it as their own...
Phxinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
Why doesn't Frontier focus on getting their flights in and out on time? I've completed 22 flights on Frontier and I would say that 60% of them have been more than 15 minutes late. Frontier has an especially difficult time with PHX. I no longer fly Frontier for business trips for this reason.
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1634 times:
I just spoke with an F9 pilot last Friday about the upcoming A318s and F9's first revenue flight title they will claim. He said they are all very excited about the "shortbus" and it is an honor to be performing the first rev flight.
All in all, we had a good talk. . .as I always do with F9 staff.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
What do you call a 717? That's not an RJ. Moline is served by FL, Bloomington is too. Unfortunately, I don't think Peoria or Cedar Rapids will see a whole lot of "Big Jet" service from any carrier. The markets are simply too small.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the A318/19/20 have a range of over 3000nm? Wouldn't that mean that they can fly DEN-SJU n/s? I'm not 100% sure that SJU is less than 3000nm from DEN, but it seems like it's right about that distance...
Anyway, I'm hoping you're right and F9 is doing well. I don't want LCCs to be limited to WN, FL, TZ, and Spirit. Oh, yeah. YX has "Super Saver" service snicker!.
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Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24394 posts, RR: 86
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1416 times:
Yes, the A320 family has the range to reach some of the Caribbean islands from Denver. But at this stage, F9 aircraft aren't fitted with overwater capability (life rafts, vests, etc.).
The DEN/CUN flight follows the coastline around the northern Gulf of Mexico, for example.
F9 is certainly going for more "exotic" destinations - and several of those destinations tie in with cruise lines.They're making a splash about "Frontier Cruises" on the website (with some great FF miles deals).
So someday I would guess that some of the fleet will be fitted for overwater.