At Frontier employees are selected to fly out to Airbus and take delivery of the new aircraft. They are given tours of the factory and receive VIP treatment while visiting. They then take possession of the aircraft and fly it home! The trips are available to anyone working at the airline, and I think about 15 people are selected for each trip.
My question is, is this a normal way to take delivery of a new aircraft? Do all airlines do this type of thing when buying new aircraft? If others do not, why does F9 get this special treatment?