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Frontier: "You Will Be Flying On The Wolf!"  
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5545 times:

I think this is an absolutely great feature.

I just checked in online for tomorrow morning's F9 flight 721 DCA-DEN, and, at the completion of checkin, it displayed an image of the tail of the A319 I'll be flying on along with "You will be flying on the Wolf!".

I think this is one of those little details that makes F9 a very pleasant airline to do business with.

N

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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5488 times:

Actually, I would expect to be on a "Mountain Goat" if I was you. Aircraft N921FR to be exact. The system always says "Wolf" (aircraft 901) as a generic response until it gets the actual information.

User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5238 times:

Sweet deal. What a good marketing idea. Fly them all! Too bad there aren't many other airlines that could make this work for the common person other than B6. At least off the top of my head...
-TJ


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5189 times:

AWESOME!!!... That is a pretty cool feature. I would always like to know what aircraft I'm flying on.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

The system always says "Wolf" (aircraft 901) as a generic response until it gets the actual information.

Heh I never really would have known, either. Its hard to see the tailplane from the boarding area down at gate 10.

I would have flown all the way to DEN then deboarded and wondered what happened.  Laugh out loud

N


User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5084 times:

not to ANC... BAH!!!!


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User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

At F9's gate at SEA I have seen on the electronic gate sign say "Watch out
you have Grace the Swan or Karl the Wolf on your tail!" Would be nice to see
some of those tails at RDU on a daily basis.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

Oh it's always fun making the boarding announcements "Ladies and gentlemen, you'll be flying on a Mountain Goat this afternoon to Denver." The kids love it.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

The f/a's also announce the tail symbol as part of the preflight announcements as well if the display board or gate agents haven't...

Greg



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User currently offlineF9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 703 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4982 times:

They also put the same picture from the tail on the winglets. Therefore, you will be able to see the tail animal from your seat. I don't remember them announcing the animal on my tail at either DEN or FLL on my recent flights, however. I did like the new LiveTV movie channels. I had a blast watching "Pirates of the Caribbean" on a DEN-FLL flight, especially since I was taking a Caribbean cruise!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

F9Fan


User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

This must be a pretty recent development. I was on F9 about two weeks ago and didn't experience any of this.
I think it's a great idea. I wonder how many pax actually fly Frontier and never realize that there is a different animal on each of their planes, or that there is even an animal at all back there! (If pax don't know how many engines a plane has when they fly.....)
I was at IAH yesterday and saw the Mustang Horse A319 there. Just beautiful!


User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

I like the idea of you knowing what "animal" your flying. I think jetblue should do something like this since I was curious about it when I was booking my flight. Big grin


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4774 times:

Having flown MDW-DEN over a dozen times on the A318/19s, I've observed what passengers really notice are the animal portraits on the inboard side of the wing fences, which match the tail portrait. On one flight in an A319, the wing fence was blank for some reason and the lady in the window seat was quite disappointed!

User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

Leelaw-

We had a catering truck at one of the airports (MCO I think??) that didn't quite clear the wing tip and smushed it. The new winglets are blank and that is probably what happened.



Never, ever moon a werewolf !!
User currently offlineMidway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

I will now go out of my way to pick Frontier for all my future travel needs, thanks to the Wolf!!

Wait, first they need to service somewhere near RDU. I remember a lot of "chatter", even from some F9 crew that it was coming soon; however, that was well over a year ago!

Actually the tail thing is a unique idea, adds a little personality to their marketing efforts with a lot more variety of charactors than just a mysterious guy named TED.



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