Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1796 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
I'm just throwing this question out to the aviation community. Is is feasible to have an interline agreement between all the true LCCs in the U.S.? Furthermore would it be beneficial to these carriers when competing against Legacies?
Personally, I think that when things go wrong at the LCCs the most they can do is give you a voucher and wish you good luck on Greyhound. It would be nice as a LCC passenger that I may have the opportunity to fly Southwest, Airtran, Frontier, Spirit, Midwest, Jetblue, or Virgina America if my LCC carrier cannot accommodate me on a particular flight.
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Tripleboom From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 278 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1384 times:
Frontier can rule tickets over to most carriers (WN and B6 among the exceptions). In fact F9 has interline e-ticketing agreements with Hahn Air, Korean, US Air, Delta, United, Continental, Northwest, Midwest, ATA, and Hawaiian. I'd say that's some pretty good choices should you need to be rerouted.
Azstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1377 times:
Frontier has interline agreements with every US airline except WN, B6, XE, which do not interline. So, if your F9 flight is cancelled or delayed (which is very uncommon with them) they can reroute you on almost any other airline.
Ha! I think it's the other way around 90% of the time. Check your DOT stats. Almost always the #1 major carrier in fewest cancellations and almost always in the top 5 among the majors in OTP. F9 is always happy to bail out the legacies when their aging fleets take a crap on them. Gives people a chance to try a quality coach class domestic airline, and they do come back for more.