KingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1339 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 17516 times:
Quoting Airfrnt (Reply 3): Kudos to Sean Menke. he absolutely deserves it.
Kudos to Menke and the entire Frontier team. Frontier is in an envious position relative to the rest of the industry. I believe Frontier has truly turned a corner. Menke has a great story to be telling investors right now. Southwest and First Data forced Frontier to make tough decisions (that should have been a long time ago) and gave Frontier a head start before the rest of the industry. Frontier now has one of the lowest CASM's.Menke is now positioning Frontier to be a "growth" airline.
Someone just e-mailed me about this news and made this comment - "That's it, isn't it? If he can do it in February, he can surely do it in March and so it is a quarterly operating profit. Just remarkable."
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
Which - in a very tiny way - SM achieves quite soon. The 3rd A320 represents a growth in ASM's and the arrival of the 11th Q400 (June or July?) is fleet growth.
Anyhoo, I am really quite startled that Frontier achieved an operating profit in February - usually one of their worst months - given that the February traffic figures, as at every airline, were less than stellar.
TheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1139 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 17049 times:
Quoting Mariner (Reply 7): The best laid plans - there is now a major storm headed towards DEN.
The last big storm, the Christmas before JP resigned, cost Frontier several million dollars, so fingers crossed this one won't be so bad.
I think that between the numerous preemptive cancellations and the fact that while this blizzard will gum up the works for a day or so, I don't think it will shut down the airport for a few days like that storm did, the financial damage to the airline will be minimal.
"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16802 times:
My original post on this thread got deleted because of a low quality post. My point on this was to show what my last reply on the locked thread was so I can get feedback here. I am attempting to post this again.....
No, we will not be sending it to AMA yet. We will do our entry check first then send it to AMA for paint then to MCO for the Live TV install. The aircraft is to enter the Entry Check on or about April 3rd. Let me stress that we will be doing the entry check in LTU's colors. This is in a converstation between myself and our C-Check managers as well as the Maintenance Director himself.
Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 6): Was the A320 painted and critterized in Frontier colors in Germany or will it be done in Armadillo (AMA) ?
No. But it will be done in AMA. I think we will apply the decal on the wingtip fences and tail here in DEN. But that could change. I still don't know who will be on the tail. Neither do the managers.
A bigger tail (I think) deserves a larger critter. I still think a humpback whale breaching would be awesome on. I'd accept the world largest critter the blue whale. There might not be enough tail area for that though.
Man can be taken from Alaska. Alaska can never be taken from the man.
Enilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 10173 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 16302 times:
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 19): What makes you think SJO isn't doing well? We are doing well on the route. There are sales on WebLynx all the time and also, FYI.... Mexico isn't the only destination being featured, ya know.....
Just because there are sales does not mean the route is doing bad.
The price makes me think it is doing bad. The lower the price, the more desperate they are to sell it. That's how that works. It's much further than anything else they fly (except ANC) and it is MUCH cheaper than ANC. It may be full, but the fares are poor. That's what I'm saying. I compare it to international because it is an international route and the domestic flights are MUCH shorter and cheaper to operate by virtue of not being international.
BTW, I think they made a mistake in OAG. It shows it suspended from April to November with resumption in December. Frontierairlines.com is selling it, though.
Azstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 16249 times:
Quoting Enilria (Reply 20): The lower the price, the more desperate they are to sell it.
I travel frequently so I'm constantly comparing fares. F9 fares are often hundreds of dollars less than the competition (in markets where they could/should only be a few dollars less) so, naturally, I always thought they were desperate and/or losing buckets of cash. However, they've made a small operating profit every month for the last four months, so they're doing something right.