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List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:26 am

Frontier's employees have a contest to name the animals on its new aircraft. The latest round included a/c 934 through 938. It's a great marketing tool. Passengers always ask what animal they'll be flying on. Yesterday, I flew Trixie the red fox pup from RNO to DEN and Carmen the otter from DEN to DFW.

Frontier has recently began to install a poster of the animal on the tail just inside the aircraft door to the right on the bulkhead wall.

This list is available on Frontier's employee web site. I hope some of you find it interesting.

Cheers

Airbus A319
901 N901FR gray wolf "Wally"
902 N902FR wood duck "Woody"
903 N903FR orca "Ozzy"
904 N904FR trumpeter swan "Grace"
905 N905FR seal "Sherman"
906 N906FR pronghorn "Andy"
907 N907FR mule deer "Mel"
908 N908FR great blue heron "Holly"
909 N909FR canada goose "Lucy"
910 N910FR cougar "Sal"
912 N912FR red fox pup "Trixie"
913 N913FR hummingbird "Hamilton"
914 N914FR great egret "Stretch"
915 N915FR mustang "Sally"
916 N916FR mallard "O'Malley"
917 N917FR snowy owl "Doc"
918 N918FR white-tailed deer "Jake"
919 N919FR ocelot "Lance"
920 N920FR coyote "Carl"
921 N921FR mountain goat "Fritz"
922 N922FR red fox "Foxy"
923 N923FR raccoon "Rudy"
924 N924FR polar bear cubs "Klondike and Snow"
925 N925FR Dall's sheep "Dale"
926 N926FR black-tailed deer fawn "Domino"
927 N927FR bottle-nosed dolphin "Flip"
928 N928FR bobcat "Hank"
929 N929FR lynx "Larry"
930 N930FR cougar and cub "Lola and Max"
931 N931FR black bear cub "Jo-Jo"
932 N932FR bald eagle "Sarge"
933 N933FR ferruginous hawk "Sebastian"
934 N934FR lynx kitten "L.J."
935 N935FR sea otter "Carmen"
936 N936FR walrus "Earl"
937 N937FR blue crowned conure "Hector"
938 N938FR arctic fox "Misty"
939 N939FR emperor penguins "Jim, Joe, Jay, and Gary"
940 N940FR snowshoe hare "Jack"
941 N941FR gray wolf
942 N942FR bighorn sheep

Airbus A318
801 N801FR grizzly bear "Grizwald"
802 N802FR elk "Montana"
803 N803FR rabbit "Stu"
804 N804FR red fox pups "Mo and Jo"
805 N805FR great gray owl "Ollie"
806 N806FR American bison "Humphrey"
807 N807FR cougar "Charlie"
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:03 am

I'd love to fly 901,920,941, too bad you can't pick the plane you fly on  Smile
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:58 am

Desertwolf, You seem a little bias. The polar bear cubs are my favorite. It was the first F9 plane I flew on (ATL-DEN). The picture was taken in 1996 I believe at the Denver zoo. There was a nice documentary about the two cubs. I have a model with the polar bear cubs on order right now.
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:02 am

Hector SUCKS! N937FR will always be Mariner!
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:07 am

I quite like Hector. But Lockon gets it right - check out N937FR:

http://www.lockonaviation.net/html/frontierairlines.html

 cheerful 

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:01 am

Mariner, I will do everything in my power to campaign for you next round. You definitely deserve an animal named in your honor. How about a flamingo?
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:29 am

I think they should resurrect the Pelican and Puffins from the 737 fleet on the A318s or A319s.

Jeff
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:54 am

King, have you hit the Trinity Railways Express since we took it to Dallas last time? BTW if you're not who I think you are then what I just told you would make no sense whatsoever.

I suggested an albino alligator, but I guess it's a little too mean looking for the kids. Those are beautiful animals though, and very rare.

I'm kind of dissapointed with the latest batch of names, but maybe that's just me.
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:05 am

N943FR has been on property for a few weeks now and has a deer in a field of yellow flowers (former Boeing tail). It apparently has not been added to the intranet.

I wonder what tails are awaiting us....

And yes, I agree that "Hector" should be "Mariner." At least that's the name I put in when the contest opened.

Cheers!
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:07 am

These are all very nice animals. But a bit predictable. How about some less loved of God's creatures:
- a big rat
- a skunk
- a mole

And why the mammalian and avian bias? Plently of others fit the western frontier image:
- scorpion
- tarantulla
- rattlesnake
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:08 am

Quoting Alphascan (Reply 3):
Hector SUCKS! N937FR will always be Mariner!

HERE HERE!

Quoting King (Reply 5):
Mariner, I will do everything in my power to campaign for you next round. You definitely deserve an animal named in your honor. How about a flamingo?

When and why did they change the origional Mariner?
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:15 am

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 10):
When and why did they change the origional Mariner?

"mariner" was never an 'official' name for the aircraft, Flairport. They said at the time that the name would not be used in the way that Griswald is for N801FR.

It was unofficial, a bit of a joke, and was somehow tied up with the time I was leaving the States to live in New Zealand.

Joe Hodas, head of press at Frontier, was the one who started it.

http://www.frontierairlines.com/news...le=/general/2005/pr_02182005a.news

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:34 am

Quoting King (Reply 5):
Mariner, I will do everything in my power to campaign for you next round. You definitely deserve an animal named in your honor. How about a flamingo?

King;

That's a great idea! Let me amend my previous comment:

Hector still sucks! N937FR will always be Mariner....unless a flamingo tailed aircraft gets the honor of M's tag.
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:03 pm

Quoting King (Thread starter):
This list is available on Frontier's employee web site. I hope some of you find it interesting.

Very useful.
Many thanks for the update, King.
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:09 pm

Quoting King (Thread starter):
Frontier has recently began to install a poster of the animal on the tail just inside the aircraft door to the right on the bulkhead wall.

Are the names printed there as well?


Regards
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:42 pm

The names are not printed on the tails. The names are on the posters inside the aircraft.
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:02 am

Quoting King (Reply 15):
The names are not printed on the tails. The names are on the posters inside the aircraft.

Thanks, that's what I meant. I know the names aren't on the tail.


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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:17 am

But then of course, they are missing the most famous of all western animals - the jackalope.
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:52 am

I don't know why but Frontier has switched two of the animals names, the Otter and Mariner's Blue Crowned Conure. Tail 937, the Blue Crowned Conure, is now named Carmen and tail 935, the Sea Otter, is now named Hector.
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:04 am

This isn't an animal, but I think it would be a great tail for Frontier to have on one aircraft, just at Christmas:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00003568

It would probably be expensive to do, but I bet it would get some mighty attention.

cheers

mariner

[Edited 2005-08-21 03:05:10]
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:10 am

OK Mariner. There's something creepy about that photo.
 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:12 am

Creepy? I took it to be the baby Jesus and an angel.

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mariner

[Edited 2005-08-21 03:15:16]
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:23 pm

Good theme...wouldn't it be cute if we had a "Rudolph" aircraft with a red nose? Or maybe we can put a red nose on Jack, like we did in some advertisements last Christmas. It would be so festive.  Smile

I would love to see a panda bear on one of our tails...that would be one cute aircraft!

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:01 pm

How about a Moose?

And I think the name Esmeralda or Bogart would be appropriate.
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:07 pm

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 23):
How about a Moose?

You;re right, there was supposed to be a moose.

Last summer (?) they had a big to-do for their five most Frequent Fliers - they all got a trip to Iztapa/Zihuatanejo, flights, hotels, etc.

But the five also got to have lunch at DIA with CEO Potter et al, and the one with the most miles got to pick an critter photo for a new plane.

He picked a moose.

It has not turned up yet.  confused 

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:15 pm

I'd seriously love to fly Larry, Grizwald, Jack, or Foxy...those commercials really did a good job in having me love those critters on the tails.  bigthumbsup 
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:12 pm

Not to diverge from the subject, but Frontier did something today which I have not had an airline do in a very long time. They held an aircraft at my request for a group of Boy Scouts inbound to Seattle from ABQ (a/c late inbound to DEN due late arr of a/c at ABQ). Of course, the stars were all in alignment...last flight of the day to Seattle, light load, my group of Scouts were 1/2 the load on the a/c and boys were 14-17 plus six leaders.

Having been an airline manager, I know what it costs to hold an aircraft for 45 minutes (the amount of time it took to wait for the group to get to Denver and transfer on to the flight). Considering this was a weather delay and Frontier had no obligation to do squat, this enters the realm of a very BIG DEAL. Now, as I said before, there was a certain amount of luck: The flight was not full, the group represented 1/2 the seats on the aircraft (after no shows) and since it was the last flight up to Seattle and the aircraft would have to sit there overnight anyway, the crew would not go illegal with a delay of up to 90 minutes, we only needed 45 to 60 tops. So all the ducks were in the row and when the request went from the reservations manager to operations control at DEN, the economic argument for holding the aircraft made good sense and helping the boy scouts is always good PR.

This on top of the phenominal pricing and service both I as their travel arranger and they as the travelers received during the whole of the trip.

I had not worked with Frontier until now, but they can put any kind of animal they like (that's tasteful, of course) on their tail. Our Scout troop will use them when we travel to/from ABQ every other year for the 100 mile trek around Philmont.

So in the landscape of "the airlines from hell" there are a few shining stars out there. The planes with the animals on the tail get my vote for best airline.

They "get" customer service...and they really saved us today.

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:21 am

I think that Animal from the Muppets should be added to the liveries:

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:43 am

Quoting N751PR (Reply 25):
He picked a moose. It has not turned up yet

If Frontier needs a moose critter picture, someone on one the ANC flights needs to run over to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage with a camera. Moose are abundant all over the base and on the back road to Ft. Richardson.  idea 

If its not already trade-marked. I think Monty would be a good a good name for a moose.
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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:02 am

I asked this on a thread a few months ago still don't have an answer. As I work in a Ramp Tower at LGA 5-6 days a week I see most of F9's 14 weekly flights come and go. For about 6 months all we saw was the oldest 17 319's (901-917) come and go and hardly ever any of the newer 930 series aircraft. Then 941 and soon after 943 where delivered and they do the two LGA flights almost every day. Have not seen 942 once, but 941 probably 30 times and 943 20 times. I think there must be something different about the older aircraft, that is now on 941,943 also, that makes these aircraft more desirable for F9 to operate to LGA. Keep in mind this is one of F9's longest routes (I think) and LGA has short runways. I hope someone at F9 can answer this question, I stop believing this was a coincidence a long time ago,

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:22 am

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 29):
I stop believing this was a coincidence a long time ago,

You would be right.

About a year ago (?) Frontier announced an upgrade the engines on 10 of the A319's.

There had sometimes been weight restrictions on some of the routes (DEN/ANC, eg), and the upgrade would fix that.

It is rumored - only rumored - that the upgrade was part of a deal from Airbus, in return for the serious delay to the 7th A318 - N807FR - which had been damaged in early tests at Finkenwerder.

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RE: List Of Names Of Frontier's Animals

Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:46 am

Mariner. thanks for your intelligent reply, that is exactly what I was looking for, now if I could just find out which 10, my money is on 941 and 943 for sure !

Thanks Again

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