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Just Gave $280 To Frontier  
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 9363 times:

Finally managed to put my money where my mouth was.  Smile Put away about 50% of my daily tip earnings and finally got enough to purchase the fare. Website was broken yesterday so gave them a call and booked tickets for September 27 and 28, roundtrip SLC-DEN and back. We'll get to fly on the A318 which I hear has quite the kick at takeoff.

Told the res agent on the phone that my wife and I support Frontier and that we couldn't think of a better way to spend our 1st Anniversary than flying their airline. She seemed truly touched by the sentiment. Also told her that all of us at a.net are behind them, pulling for them and to remember that they are a great airline and will have our business for many years to come. She said I'd made her day.  Smile

$280 may not be much but I hope it helps. Looks like oil is beginning to go down in price, that will help them more than anything I can do, but I've done what I can.

Next step will be to find a way to express support during our flight. I'm thinking custom T-shirts or something. Then again, I don't want to be offensive to the UA employees when I go over to the UA concourse at DEN to take photos. Hmmm...any ideas?  scratchchin 

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 9270 times:



Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Also told her that all of us at a.net are behind them, pulling for them and to remember that they are a great airline and will have our business for many years to come

Strange words for someone who says "I love defunct airlines"

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Next step will be to find a way to express support during our flight. I'm thinking custom T-shirts or something

Sounds like a terrible, patronizing plan.

Just fly the flight normally.


User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 9271 times:



Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Then again, I don't want to be offensive to the UA employees when I go over to the UA concourse at DEN to take photos. Hmmm...any ideas?

I wouldn't worry too much about that, your mere presence is offensive to them, the shirts won't make any difference. Big grin

Checko



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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 9254 times:



Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
any ideas?

A sincere handshake and personal thank you to each crew member goes a long way.



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User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 9061 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
Strange words for someone who says "I love defunct airlines"

I dont quite understand that remark, but, well done to the guy who started this thread. I have never had the opportunity to fly Frontier, and i have tried in the past to use them on my travels to the US, unfortunatly they simply didnt fly the routes i wanted. They appear to be a quality airline from what i have read, and i wish them all the best. Anything a paying customer can do to help them must surely be a bonus, however, your fear of offending UA employees?? Can you elaborate on that?


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 9016 times:



Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Told the res agent on the phone that my wife and I support Frontier and that we couldn't think of a better way to spend our 1st Anniversary than flying their airline. She seemed truly touched by the sentiment. Also told her that all of us at a.net are behind them, pulling for them

Bizarre, IMO... And, (though I'm not particularly DISLIKING of Frontier), I for one am not "behind them, pulling for them"...

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Next step will be to find a way to express support during our flight. I'm thinking custom T-shirts or something

Hell, if you want to, go for it... though watch out for other passengers laughing at you!

Please don't think i'm being offensive with my comments... I just think its not necessary to take it so far (though once again just my personal opinion)  crazy 


User currently offlineCRJ200FAGuy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 8987 times:



Quoting SKORD (Reply 4):
I dont quite understand that remark, but, well done to the guy who started this thread

His profile says that.


User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 8952 times:



Quoting CRJ200FAGuy (Reply 6):
His profile says that.

In that case, i have no further comment, and i withdraw my supportive comment from earlier.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7123 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 8841 times:

What a bizarre thread..... who cares if you bought two Frontier tickets.


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1902 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 8764 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 8):
What a bizarre thread..... who cares if you bought two Frontier tickets.

That's a mightly bold statement coming from across the pond.

If you had bothered to read any earlier threads, you would know that a lot of us are trying to do our part in keeping F9 afloat by booking trips with them, even if it's a menial SLC-DEN trip. But I guess the concept of consumerism escapes you...


User currently offlineARGinLON From Vatican City, joined Jun 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 8704 times:



Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Also told her that all of us at a.net are behind them,

You are not speaking for me since I am completly indiferent to F9. Please call them back and clarify that at least one a.net member is not behind them.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7123 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 8636 times:



Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 10):
That's a mightly bold statement coming from across the pond.

mightly? what does that word mean - excuse my ignorance, coming from this side of the pond, and all that...

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
I'm thinking custom T-shirts or something

Rather than custom T shirts, why dont you just give Frontier more money?



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25157 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 8446 times:
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Quoting BestWestern (Reply 12):
why dont you just give Frontier more money?

Perseus just gave them $75 million DIP financing.

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2008/07/21/daily71.html

 Smile

mariner



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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4993 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 8357 times:

Come on guys, Aloha717200 is just happy that he is doing something, albeit small, to help F9 out. If having a custom T-Shirt made makes him happy, let him do it. Personally, I think the F/A's would love it!

I was once on a NW flight and I was wearing an old NC T-shirt. One of the F/A's kinda rudely told me "that T-shirt belongs in a museum". The other two were VERY happy to see me wear it. One of them even comped me on a drink!

Aloha717200, you may want to consider buying a Frontier T-shirt or polo through their website. I have one of the polo's and they are of a nice quality!

[Edited 2008-07-25 12:30:45]


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 8353 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 14):
One of the F/A's kinda rudely told me "that T-shirt belongs in a museum".

Should have told her, she probably does too..  Wink



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8258 times:

I am truly surprised by the negative comments. A few weeks ago we had a Frontier support thread and on there we had a few people planning on buying tickets on F9 to support them right now. That's the reason for my thread.

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
Strange words for someone who says "I love defunct airlines"



Quoting SKORD (Reply 7):
In that case, i have no further comment, and i withdraw my supportive comment from earlier.

I love learning about aviation history, and unfortunately some very interesting airlines are now defunct. That's what I mean by "I love defunct airlines", I wish we still had those defunct carriers flying. Since we don't, I like learning about them from a historical standpoint. I never thought anyone would misunderstand that statement...but I'll edit my profile accordingly. Edit: It now says "historical" airlines instead of "defunct".

Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 10):
If you had bothered to read any earlier threads, you would know that a lot of us are trying to do our part in keeping F9 afloat by booking trips with them, even if it's a menial SLC-DEN trip. But I guess the concept of consumerism escapes you...


Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 14):
Come on guys, Aloha717200 is just happy that he is doing something, albeit small, to help F9 out. If having a custom T-Shirt made makes him happy, let him do it. Personally, I think the F/A's would love it!

I was once on a NW flight and I was wearing an old NC T-shirt. One of the F/A's kinda rudely told me "that T-shirt belongs in a museum". The other two were VERY happy to see me wear it. One of them even comped me on a drink!

Aloha717200, you may want to consider buying a Frontier T-shirt or polo through their website. I have one of the polo's and they are of a nice quality!

Thank you for the support..

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 11):
You are not speaking for me since I am completly indiferent to F9. Please call them back and clarify that at least one a.net member is not behind them.

For a moment, think about it. A lot of employees at F9 face an uncertain future. To hear that a community is behind them is something that brings a positive note to their day. My thread supporting Frontier a few weeks back gathered a lot of support and while it was only 20 or so people that responded, the fact that people did care is something that made this res agent's day. Isn't that a good thing?

Just exactly how helpful would it have been to say "we like you but others couldn't care less". Come on. Be reasonable. We're trying to support them, even if you don't care.



I'd forgotten how brash a few of our members can be. Thanks for reminding me guys. I'll remember not to be too positive in the future.   

[Edited 2008-07-25 13:27:57]

User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8233 times:



Quoting SKORD (Reply 7):
In that case, i have no further comment, and i withdraw my supportive comment from earlier.

May I perhaps ask why?


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25157 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8217 times:
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Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 16):
I am truly surprised by the negative comments.

Don't be. The many "Frontier is toast" threads collectively ran to hundreds of replies, most of them very negative.

The thread that Frontier has secured DIP financing is struggling to get to 20 replies.

I'm a little worried about what this says about a.net. Sad

mariner



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8209 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 5):
Hell, if you want to, go for it... though watch out for other passengers laughing at you!

Good point, though what I had in mind was when I watched the final days of Aloha on the Hawaii news channels online, many fans of Aloha wore Aloha T-shirts on flights to show support. So I thought...why not the same for us? However, F9 is hopefully not shutting down, so it could appear patronizing I guess...but it was just an idea. Hey, if its a bad one, oh well, we'll do something else. Can you blame a guy for trying?

Quoting SKORD (Reply 4):
however, your fear of offending UA employees?? Can you elaborate on that?

All the airlines are struggling. I dont wish any ill will on any other airline or its employees. Wearing a Frontier shirt in the UA terminal could appear to be "rubbing their nose in it" so to speak, which isn't a message I want to send.


User currently offlineJDFlyVC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8190 times:

Dude....

Flying SUCKS here in the USA.... Take that $280:

Drive to LV in your Truck or Pinto...Whatever
Stay at the Wynn
Steak dinner for 2.
And play the Pass line....

Ya, that sounds better then SLC airport...TSA...CRAP service...DEN airport...and getting a place to stay....DEN...TSA...FLYING....SLC HOME!!!!



A Day Without Sunshine Is Like....NIGHT!
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8172 times:



Quoting JDFlyVC10 (Reply 20):
Ya, that sounds better then SLC airport...TSA...CRAP service...DEN airport...and getting a place to stay....DEN...TSA...FLYING....SLC HOME!!!!

Not to me. A day at the airport thrills me more than a steak dinner. And that's the truth. I'd rather eat breakfast at burger king in the airport watching aircraft take off, than eat a fancy restaurant breakfast. I'd rather smell jet fuel than air freshener. I'm an enthusiast, maybe I'm obsessive, but I love this industry, and to me a quick hop to DEN and back with my wife is the ultimate date.


User currently offlineJDFlyVC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 8127 times:

Don't get me wrong Jimbo, but you might wanna make sure your wife feels the same, and that's the best thing to do with your tip money.

PS... What's your email...I'll let you know how my ride is on the EK A380 here in LA on the 5th.

JD



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User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 8063 times:



Quoting CO777ER (Reply 9):

Please put me in that room Aloha717 should be proud of supporting a cause he believes in.

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):

Good for you. I hope the animal makes it through another rough spot in it's history

Atlanta



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User currently offlineAzstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 7989 times:

Aloha717200... Please disregard and ignore the negativity from so many of these posters. I hope you enjoy your flights to/from Denver, and also hope you have a wonderful experience. A word of caution; you must check-in early enough. If you are one minute past the deadline, you may be turned away.

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 7915 times:



Quoting JDFlyVC10 (Reply 22):
Don't get me wrong Jimbo, but you might wanna make sure your wife feels the same, and that's the best thing to do with your tip money.

PS... What's your email...I'll let you know how my ride is on the EK A380 here in LA on the 5th.

JD

It was my wife's idea in the first place.  Smile

She's been taking discovery flights lately and as soon as we get extra income she wants to get into flight school....so she's been supportive.

The in-laws however are not thrilled.


25 Aloha717200 : We should be alright. Our itinerary is actually focused on spending time inside DEN. We won't be checking any luggage, since it's just an overnight.
26 Longhornmaniac : Jesus Christ, guys. He clearly lives and dies Hawaiian aviation .One of "his" airlines is now defunct. Ever think about what he actually meant by tha
27 G4resagent : Good luck trying to get a room and a steak at Wynn for $280. You can barely get a room at Wynn for that.
28 MidEx216 : I myself am one of those supporters back here at A.net that you told the F9 agent about, and I'm glad that I could do my part to make someone happy, e
29 MtnWest1979 : Sure wish I could find that. Funny that first ex-wife couldn't really understand my love of flying around and what I did at work,etc. But thru the 7
30 SATX : I hope you enjoy your trip Aloha717200, and don't forget to write up a TRIP REPORT for the rest of us!
31 Runway23 : I'm still strugging as to why this thread exists. $280 really is a small deal, the airline doesn't feel the pinch whether or not you book it, chances
32 Longhornmaniac : How much he gave really isn't the point of the thread. What is the point, however, is that he is happy/proud to be supporting an airline that is stru
33 N202PA : Good on you, Aloha. Any aviation enthusiast should be proud of what you're doing and aspire to do the same. I wouldn't even shy away from the T-shirts
34 777STL : Here's a thought..... If you want to be critical and shit on someone's thread, why don't you go find one of the 100 innane threads we have out there r
35 Petteri : I've checked people in wearing Frontier t-shirts. They always get a big thank you from me and the rest of the staff. More power to you, and thank you!
36 SKORD : I was lead to believe that the thread starter enjoyed the aftermath of an Airline going under. If this is not the case, then i do apologise. If his h
37 Ridgid727 : this thread exists because the guy is an aviation enthusiast, just the same as there are baseball enthusiasts, coin collector enthusiast, wildlife en
38 Ptharris : Hear ya there, Mariner. Then again, the wrecked train is better to look at then the train that passes by. It's sad when that mentality becomes common
39 SKORD : Ptharris. Well said, and im humbled by your statement.
40 TylerDurden : So the one's that say "I Escaped from the Center for the Retarded" won't get enough attention? OK...kidding....this thread is such an easy target. En
41 Alias1024 : I say go for it. If you want to wear t-shirts telling everyone you support Frontier, I'm sure many employees will appreciate the gesture. That's why I
42 Aloha73G : Good for you! I always wore an Aloha Airlines t-shirt when I flew on Aloha and a Hawaiian Airlines shirt when I flew on Hawaiian. The crew has always
43 Plunaaircanada : I agree!!! Enjoy your trip and dont listen to the negative people here
44 Aloha717200 : I'm thinking in hindsight I could have worded my original post a lot better and perhaps that would have avoided how much criticism this thread has bro
45 Longhornmaniac : I'll drink to that! That is, if I were old enough. Thank you for putting in plain terms what some didn't get the first time around. Again, enjoy your
46 HAMAD : well, instead of going out of your way, i will suggest something that i actually did.... write a thank you card for the airline and give it to the pur
47 Mattnrsa : Glad you are able to support Frontier, but... $280 for two tickets, $140 for one ticket? I didn't realize fares were still that cheap! No wonder the a
48 CRJ200FAGuy : Remember Skybus? Most of the posts were predicting their demise. This doesn't surprise me about A.net. It's easier to post negative stuff than positi
49 Aloha717200 : To be fair, it is a pretty short flight segment. SLC-DEN.
50 F9Animal : Someone who love Aloha, which is now gone. I love Republic, so does that make me a person who loves defunct airlines? Oh yes it does. I miss many air
51 Aloha717200 : I agree. I was cheering IndyAir on as well, was looking forward to their SLC expansion plans, and I hated to see them go. There are a lot of good peo
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