thepilot
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Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:21 pm

Hello fellow A.netters,
Welcome to Part 1 of my trip report to Orlando with Frontier Airlines! This first part chronicles the events from Seattle to Denver and then down to Orlando. This was my visit to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. All Right, let's get on with the report.

I woke up at 04:30, and my mom took me and my dad to SEA. We checked in with F9, and there was only exits on the DEN-MCO leg. Satisfied, we went through security and onto A5 to Jack!

(4/8/06) Frontier Airlines Flight 136
SEA-DEN (Airbus A319)
Registration-N940FR (Jack the Snowshoe Hare)
Load Factor-100%
Pushback Time-06:20
Arrival Time-09:45
Departure Gate-A5
Arrival Gate-A34
Departure Runway-16L
Arrival Runway-16L
Seat-15F
Cruising Altitude-FL370
Movie Ordered-Fun with Dick and Jane
ID: 1004917>

When I boarded, my dad (without my knowledge) mentioned to the F/A that I was a licensed pilot. The First officer overheard and invited me into the cockpit! I chatted with the F/O about Fly-by-Wire, our route, ERAU, whether he had fish for dinner  Smile, etc. Captain Tyson was very friendly, and he gave me his ACARS report of Clearance and ATIS. Not wanting to distract them, I returned to my seat.

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-About to push back
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-Quick view of the cabin
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-Yeah, Directv!
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-I've had worse seat pitch
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-Just started moving forward towards 16L

As usual, right as we began our takeoff roll, I had to switch the batteries.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1606.jpg
-Rabbits can fly! On upwind out of 16L.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1612.jpg
-Cruising up a FL370

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http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1614.jpg
-Here's one for the safetycard traders/junkies!

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-Crossing over the Rockies
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1620.jpg
-Live flightracker!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1622.jpg
-Near Bolder as we descend into the Denver area
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1624.jpg
-Jack lookin fine on the winglet!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1625.jpg
-Turning to final...

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-Short short final...
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-Spoilers up after an incredibly smooth landing from captain Tyson!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1630.jpg
-Infamous Parking Garage

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-Lucky enough to get a shot on the flightdeck. Thanks to Captain Tyson for a great ride. And to Jack the Rabbit for that "hop" (pun very much intended) to DEN. Kanpai!




(4/8/06) Frontier Airlines Flight 672
DEN-MCO (Airbus A319)
Registration-N919FR (Lance the Ocelot)
Load Factor-100%
Pushback Time-12:00
Arrival Time-17:18
Departure Gate-A34
Arrival Gate-90
Departure Runway-8
Arrival Runway-17L
Seat-10A (Exit Row)
Crusing Altitude-FL370 (Up to FL410)
Movie Ordered-Chronicles of Narnia

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After a tail spot and a stop at McDonalds, we boarded our 19 out to MCO. We pushed quickly, and taxied under the archway to runway 8.

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-Ready to go!
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-Ready to pass under the archway as we race Sally the Mustang, who is off to RSW.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1646.jpg
-Legroom is a beautiful thing. Thanks dad for the "Flip the Dolphin" F9 t-shirt!
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-Rolling on the active.

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-Lance is roaring into the sky.
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-Mmm, breadsticks (they were good!)
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-FL 370

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-Some cloud shots. We hit some rough weather and had to climb to FL410.

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-Approaching MCO from the North.
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-We are down.
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-Crossing 17R. Lance handles rough weather well.
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-Virgin to LGW and Lance in one shot.

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-Slam Dunk 1 and Virgins from the Hyatt floor 6.

I had two great plane rides with F9. Great service, great comfort, no complaints. They are still my number 1 favorite airline. Great job, Frontier, I'll see you again soon!

Well that almost concludes part 1 of my report. As a special treat to those who are still reading, I have included a tailspotting section of my shots of F9 tails while at the airports, complete with Animal names!

Tailshots
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-N941FR-"Lobo" the Grey Wolf
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1637.jpg
-N807FR-"Charlie" the A318 Cougar
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1638.jpg
-N915FR-"Sally" the Mustang
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1639.jpg
-N919FR-"Lance" the Ocelot
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1736.jpg
-N919FR-"Lance" the Ocelot again
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1644.jpg
-N939FR-"Jim, Joe, Jay, and Gary" the Emperor Penguins
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1708.jpg
-N934FR-"L.J" the Baby Lynx
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1732.jpg
-N928FR-"Hank" the Bobcat
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1733.jpg
-N944FR-"Polar Bear w/Cub" (Anyone know their names?)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1734.jpg
-N932FR-"Sarge" the Bald Eagle
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1737.jpg
-N913FR-"Hamilton" the Hummingbird
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1739.jpg
-N917FR-"Doc" the Snowy Owl
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1740.jpg
-N902FR-"Woody" the Woodduck
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1746.jpg
-N912FR-"Trixie" the Red Fox
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1741.jpg
-N564JB-"Absolute Blue" Anet's favorite airline  Smile
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f8/pilotcyxh/IMG_1640.jpg
-N547JB-"Forever Blue"

Thank you very much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this report (especially you, Mariner). Take care, and happy flying
From YVR
 
DALelite
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:34 pm

I am impressed by what I have seen in your report about Frontier. Aren't they into LLC? And they also have direct tv. Awsome!
Thanks for informing me!

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thepilot
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 1):
Aren't they into LLC? And they also have direct tv. Awsome!
Thanks for informing me!

Thanks for reading my report. Sorry, but what is LLC? I am not quite sure.
From YVR
 
panam330
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:14 am

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 2):
Thanks for reading my report. Sorry, but what is LLC? I am not quite sure.

I think he meant something like, "aren't they an LCC?" LCC is an abbreviation for 'low cost carrier.'

An LLC is a limited liability corporation.  Wink
 
DALelite
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:26 am

Instead of LCC i typed LLC. Sorry,

DALelite
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thepilot
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:34 am

I wondered about that. F9 is considered a Low Cost Carrier, but their service and product don't seem to have the no frills mentality. Thanks for reading!
From YVR
 
airplaneboy
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:26 pm

I enjoyed reading (and seeing your awesome pics of course!) your trip report.

I'm glad you enjoyed your experience on "a whole different animal." Thanks for your support and come back soon.  Smile

Cheers!
 
Delta732FF
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:52 pm

Nice report, very nice pictures.

[Edited 2006-06-04 09:54:37]
 
oldman55
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:02 am

Great report and Pics. I flew F9 last month BWI-DEN-SFO-DEN-BWI Good flights and nice weather overall.I didn,t get the breadsticks tho  Sad I did get a small doughnut on BWI-DEN flt and a small cookie on DEN-BWI portion. Just got some chips and drinks on the other flights. Direct tv was nice,except I was too cheap to pay for it HAHA!! Flight-tracker was cool. I think the archway at DEN is pretty cool also and Indian chants was a classy addition. One more thing, If you can get a flight out of SFO east about 5 pm security is a breeze, at least it was on the day I flew.
too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
 
LGAtoIND
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:20 am

Awesome report. I have flown LGA-DEN on F9 a few times in the past month, and I have had comfortable flights and friendly service. I find them to be a lot like JetBlue.
 
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:24 am

Great report - thanks for legible spelling, too  Wink

Have yet to fly Frontier - have to tell you though, with the exception of bigger seats and more legroom, looks more comfortable than domestic first class on AA...at least you have TV!
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:59 am

Quoting Thepilot (Thread starter):
-N944FR-"Polar Bear w/Cub" (Anyone know their names?)

Alberta & Clipper  Smile
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
 
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:58 pm

Nice report and always a bonus when you get that flight deck shot. But check your numbers, I think the A320/319 doesn't go up to FL410, I think 390 is the limit for these mini airbus.
 
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:23 am

Really good report. Frontier looks like a pretty good airline.
I love to fly!
 
thepilot
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:45 am

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 12):
I think the A320/319 doesn't go up to FL410, I think 390 is the limit for these mini airbus.

You could be right. However, on the back of your seats, they post the altitude. I remember it clearly saying FL410. However, it could have been a pressure altitude vs. true altitude conflict. Thanks for reading my report.
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RE: Frontier SEA-DEN-MCO Part 1 With Tons Of Pictures

Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:16 pm

Great trip report, excellent pictures from the "Frontier Zoo"! I would certainly love to fly them someday!

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