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Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:22 pm

As of now it looks like it'll be a PDX-DEN flight on 4/11/05. Of course there's a big celebration planned in DIA and around the system to celebrate this event.

Personally i'll be sad to see the Boeing's go (I have to admit I'm a Boeing fan all the way), but it will be nice to finally have an entire fleet of the same aircraft family. Without question this is a big plus for people who fly F9.

So on 4/11 please make a toast to the last of the733's. The birds served the airline well. Here's to a happy retirement 737's, wherever that may be (a part of DirectAir's future fleet perhaps?  Smile)
 
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:27 pm

It is good they are getting down to an all Airbus fleet but you hate to see those 733's go. To bad they can't keep like 3 of them around. As some sort of ceremonial things. Oh well.

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:21 pm

What time is that flight scheduled to arrive Denver? I have a flight out on the same day and wouldn't mind checking it out...
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:11 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
So on 4/11 please make a toast to the last of the733's. The birds served the airline well. Here's to a happy retirement 737's, wherever that may be (a part of DirectAir's future fleet perhaps? Smile)

Kind of hard to celebrate hard on a Monday, but I certainly will celebrate! Are you planning on visiting DEN on that day? I might just go visit for the heck of it!
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:38 pm

F9Animal, I won't be able to make it to DEN (work), but I think we're having some sort of party down here to celebrate (or is that mourn? lol). I wish the outstations would get some more love!  Wink The one BIG thing i'll miss about the 733's are those extra four seats. I won't miss servicing the galleys on those planes though, I'm sure you know where i'm coming from!
 
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:44 pm

Hey Steve, what exactly do you do for F9 at MSY? BTW, trey says hi.
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:58 pm

Quoting Brick (Reply 2):
What time is that flight scheduled to arrive Denver? I have a flight out on the same day and wouldn't mind checking it out

I think it will be arriving into DEN @ 6:10pm.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 5):
Hey Steve, what exactly do you do for F9 at MSY?

Pretty much everything...ticket counter, gate, operations, office stuff, etc.
 
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:05 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 6):
Pretty much everything...ticket counter, gate, operations, office stuff, etc.

Were you there on the "Day from hell" (Computer change over)? My parents were not very happy with F9 that day but were quite happy with the CSAs at MSY.
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:45 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Were you there on the "Day from hell" (Computer change over)? My parents were not very happy with F9 that day but were quite happy with the CSAs at MSY.

No I was not, I was actually in SAT that day. I was there the day after though, and it was pretty much the same from what I was told. Things are better now thankfully.
 
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:21 pm

$11 million + in savings going to the bottom line! HOORAY!
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:33 pm

Wow, I've been totally asleep at the wheel, I didn't realize F9 was this close to simplifying their fleet. The cost savings for them will definitely help, about half of the FY 2005 losses:
http://www.forbes.com/business/2005/...ntier.html?partner=yahoo&referrer=

It looks like F9 will be one of the survivors.

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:03 pm

It is a remarkable achievement by Frontier.

The first two Airbi went into service in June 01, less than three months before 9/11.

Since then, the fleet transition has proceeded exactly on schedule, through some of the darkest times of the US civil aviation industry.

Major airlines have gone bankrupt, others have teetered on the brink, but Frontier has done what it set out to do.

On June 20, 01, Frontier said that they would "operate between 37 to 45 Airbus A320 family aircraft by January 2005".

It happened - right down the middle. In January 05, Frontier operated 41 A320 family aircraft.

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:28 pm

They will certainly be missed! I have yet to non-rev or work one (though I did work one flight as a CSA).

I'm working a flight to MCI tomorrow night and unfortunately for me, it's not a Boeing.  Sad I'd at least like to try using that old PA system!

Phfff....

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:27 pm

Darn, if it were only a week earlier!! I am going to DEN on Mon/Tues for an interview with F9 and it would've been a real treat to see this. Timing is everything huh? I will try and get a few shots, if I can catch a 737while I'm out there =)

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:51 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 4):
F9Animal, I won't be able to make it to DEN (work), but I think we're having some sort of party down here to celebrate (or is that mourn? lol). I wish the outstations would get some more love! Wink The one BIG thing i'll miss about the 733's are those extra four seats. I won't miss servicing the galleys on those planes though, I'm sure you know where i'm coming from!

Some of the outstations unfortunatley will not likely join in on the fun. Seems like all the love is given in DEN. BAAAHUMBUG!! LOL!! I may be able to make it to PDX though, and perhaps hop on the flight!! I wonder if we will be allowed to give her a little marker treatment, or write some farewell notes on her?

Say hi to "T" for me! I am not sure if she is still in MSY, but if she is, tell her that the funny guy in her training class says "HI"!
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:49 am

Hello Friends,

Lats fight is 796 PDX-DEN on Saturday April 9th.. As I am in PDX every weekend anyway, lets try to get a group pf us "we know who you are" and fly on that plane. Travis you better be the the F/A on that flight.. call crew scheduling today!

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:56 am

I will see what my schedule looks like, and likely see ya there!
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:05 am

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 10):
Wow, I've been totally asleep at the wheel, I didn't realize F9 was this close to simplifying their fleet.

Whoa, exactly the same here with me! I never thought that a few weeks ago may have been the last time I would see a F9 737 at MKE.

I'm really amazed as well at how efficiently and quickly Frontier has transitioned to an all-Airbus fleet. Kudos for not getting caught up in the recent downturn!

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:00 am

Hello to all my F9 buddies!

AirBrasil- I'd love to be called up for that flight!!! I may never have a chance to work a 737 after these guys leave!!!  Sad (unless we decide to order them in the future! lol...)

By the way, thank you for the tail pin of the rabbit (not Jack, the other one)... I wear it on my apron now. I've already received a lot of compliments about that tail.  Smile By the way, a few of the girls I've flown with have been raving about how cute and nice you are!!! Big grin

Hey F9Animal & MSYTristar- how are things over at your neck of the woods?

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:20 am

Quoting AirplaneBoy (Reply 18):
Hey F9Animal & MSYTristar- how are things over at your neck of the woods?

Going good! Still surviving the fallout of the Flight Attendant thing! Oh well, there is always the end of the year, hopefully. Need to save a few bucks before aiming for it again.

How is the flying going? Are you still tired? Keep those planes clean for me, and if you get a layover, give me a ring! I will be in the sky before you know it!

Chat with you later, and I will arrange a visit soon.
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:31 am

Is the last 737 going to a new owner or to the desert?

It would be nice to see a memento left behind of the old Frontier colors.
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:00 pm

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 20):
It would be nice to see a memento left behind of the old Frontier colors.

The Southwest Farewell posted Earlier was quite good,with the Signatures on the Fueselage.
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:40 am

Anyone know if this event is open to the public or strictly just for badged employees only. I was hoping Corp Comm would hook me up for some photo ops but I haven't heard anything from them.

I was lucky enough to get to push the last 200 out of the gate and I managed to pull the first by-pass pin out of the first 318 flight. Looks like I will miss this little F9 event though.
 
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:14 am

Well friends,

I will be heading to PDX from LAX on Friday night.. On Saturday I will be at PDX pretty early to hang out with F9 agents and to wait in the ramp for the acft to arrive anf take some shots... I checked the load last and its shows only 73 pax, so its half empty! AirplaneBoy, help me out with a place to crash in DEN since I will have no more conx to LAX at that time... F9animal and other send me an email to dfcf9@hotmail.com so I can give my cell number..

AirplaneBoy give me a call too!

See you all,

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:00 pm

Well I too will be there for the last 737 flight, but banished to the viewing area of Marine Drive, I'm afraid  Smile if you see a guy there in a silver infiniti taking pics, say hello. For the folks who can make the trip, have fun  Smile
 
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:38 pm

Oh well, more 737s for everyone else!

At least WN won't abandon me!

*sobs*

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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:17 pm

Quoting Airbrasil (Reply 23):
Well friends,

I will be heading to PDX from LAX on Friday night.. On Saturday I will be at PDX pretty early to hang out with F9 agents and to wait in the ramp for the acft to arrive anf take some shots... I checked the load last and its shows only 73 pax, so its half empty! AirplaneBoy, help me out with a place to crash in DEN since I will have no more conx to LAX at that time... F9animal and other send me an email to dfcf9@hotmail.com so I can give my cell number..

AirplaneBoy give me a call too!

See you all,

Airbrasil

So is Saturday the final day? If so, I can for sure make it to the final flight. I will send you an email. I will have to catch a flight back Saturday night. I will check the loads tonight!
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RE: Frontier's Last 737 Flight

Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:25 am

I was lucky enough to see N311FL in LAS on Tuesday 4-5 . I got a descent shot thru the glass,too  Smile Glad I got a shot of them before they're gone.
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