MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6242 posts, RR: 51 Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2722 times:
When F9 178 from DEN touched down on runway 19 on Friday June 11, it marked the first scheduled flight by Frontier into MSY since August, 2005. As a former F9 employee at MSY, it was deja vu for me, and it was like welcoming back an old friend. Airport staff greeted the plane and gave all arriving and departing passengers souvenir Mardi Gras beads. Both flights were full. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
knope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2555 posts, RR: 31 Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1520 times:
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 7): Not according to Frontierairlines.com. It shows MSY flights being branded as F9, not YX.
The OAG and Skyguide both list MCI-MSY as YX 1533, not F9 1533
Seeing it as F9 on the Frontier site doesn't mean it is Frontier. All Midwest flights such as MKE-RDU and BOS-MKE are for sale on the Frontier website with the F9 code. But there is an asterisk saying "operated by Republic DBA Midwest Airlines".
The whole traditional Midwest system is still primiarly listed and sold as YX. Even flights which the A319 flies like MKE-LGA are sold primarily as YX, with Frontier code sharing. Strange... but how it is. MCI-MSY is operated as YX.
This will all change soon, of course. But for the time being, the traditional Midwest routes are all still listed and sold first and foremost as YX, but Frontier code shares on all those flights. And vice versa...you can buy F9 flights like DCA-DEN-SFO as Midwest.
Looks like all flights will be F9 by November 1st, so soon the distinction between YX and F9 will be gone, including the strange situations sometimes encountered by the mix. I'll be glad when those quirks are a thing of the past!