We recently told you about the annual Airline Quality Rating study, in which Frontier Airlines got hammered, particularly in the area of customer complaints. Turns out, though, that another carrier -- Spirit Airlines, which wasn't included in the AQR report -- has generated more gripes than Frontie ... More >>
Despite sales and other changes in recent years, Frontier still likes to portray itself as Denver's hometown airline. But few will feel much hometown pride over the carrier's performance in the annual Airline Quality Rating study. Frontier tumbled from the top ten (of fifteen total) in overall qual ... More >>
Despite obvious interest across the country, Colorado's big tourism boosters are still shying away from any reference to recreational marijuana: On Colorado.com, the Colorado Tourism Office's otherwise expansive site, and Coloradoski.com, Colorado Ski Country USA's site, searching for "marijuana" ne ... More >>
Grabbing a woman's butt in a bar could earn the asshole in question a well-deserved slap or a drink tossed in his face. But doing the same thing on an airplane might result in two years behind bars. That's the lesson being learned right now by Thornton's Evan Castle, who's been charged by the U.S. ... More >>
Another day, another conspiracy regarding Denver International Airport. If it's not Martians living under the floor, it's "Mustang" shooting his devil gaze into the heavens, or the New World Order sending secret communications via the murals. See also: - New World Order! Conspiracy theories keep la ... More >>
Frontier, the homegrown airline that left and came back again, wants to strengthen its ties to Colorado in a way that is sure to endear it this state's residents: craft beer. Frontier just kicked off the Choose Your Brew Facebook contest, asking people to vote on which of four beers they'd like th ... More >>
What's next for Frontier Airlines? Charging to use the bathrooms? Selling off the mascot animals to a circus? The latest cost-cutting move for the onetime hometown airline is the end of its inflight magazine: The Wild Blue Yonder is heading off into the mild blue yonder. Here's the announcem ... More >>
Video below.Booze and the airline industry aren't good mixers. But that apparently didn't stop an air traffic controller at the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center in Longmont, aka the Denver Center, from going to work with alcohol in his system -- putting him in the same club with two Co ... More >>
Heymsfield.Why is snow so common at Denver International Airport? A new study led by Andrew Heymsfield, a cloud physicist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, and published in the journal Science suggests that planes can inadvertently seed clouds under the right conditions, ... More >>
When most people envision the future, they probably think about the awesome products we'll have to make our lives easier, but author Greg Lindsay is more concerned about how those products get to us. It's no secret most manufacturing has moved overseas, and with that move, a global economy ha ... More >>
Photo by J. David McSwaneGovernor Bill Ritter talks about being an animal lover at today's news conference.The parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced today it is abandoning the Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines brand to unify the two carriers under the Frontier name, ending ... More >>
An image from Frontier's flashy media-announcement notice.For weeks, there's been speculation aplenty about whether or not Frontier Airlines, purchased last year by Republic Airways Holdings, will be keeping its name and identity when combined with new sister carrier Midwest Airlines. First, ... More >>
Photo courtesy Association of Flight Attendants-CWANo, they weren't lined up to carry your bags.Employees of Frontier who don't want the airline's name to change aren't the only folks in the industry to have rallied lately. Yesterday at Denver International Airports, over a hundred United fli ... More >>
The city's offer to Republic Airways Holdings -- an effort to keep as many Frontier Airlines jobs in Colorado as possible -- doesn't represent the final word on potential lures. "They're in negotiations," says Tom Clark, the Denver Economic Development Corporation's executive director, "so t ... More >>
Good news, Griswald.On Wednesday, we pointed out that in contrast to the actions of Southwest Airlines, which energetically hyped its bid for Frontier Airlines, Republic Airways Holdings, the first suitor to step forward, was laying low. Turns out Republic held a trump card: contract negotiat ... More >>
Animals on the move. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert D. Drain's approval yesterday of Republic Airways Holdings' plan to purchase Denver-based Frontier Airlines was widely expected and went according to Hoyle -- and while other bidders can step forward in the next thirty days, you can bet none w ... More >>
The Grand Junction airport will soon experience its final Frontier. The purchase of Frontier Airlines by Indianapolis' Republic Airways Holdings will likely lift the carrier from bankruptcy, and that's a very good thing. But the possibility remains that Frontier could move its corporate offices out ... More >>
Get in line, suckers. Clear, the private program that let pre-registered (and pre-paid, at $199 a year) customers use special fast lanes to get through airport security once their iris scans were on file, has closed down, its parent company "unable to negotiate an agreement with its senior credit ... More >>
A Flickr photoDon't get any ideas, kid... Kids: They grow up so fast. One minute, they're crawling on the floor, trying to eat furballs the cat just spat up -- and the next, they're being detained for being in possession of an incendiary device at an airport. Whose personnel frown on that sort of t ... More >>
Why someone didn't think of this sooner is anyone's guess. And if Southwest Airlines hasn't given this guy a raise yet, for chrissakes, what are y'all waiting for? Seriously. We're switching our next flight to Southwest in hopes of coming across David Holmes, the world's foremost (and perhaps o ... More >>
Continental Airlines probably should have known better. After all, the airlines have long understood that pacification of terrified passengers in a time of crisis keeps a bad situation from getting worse. The purpose behind those oxygen masks that drop from the ceiling of the plane? Oxygen gets you ... More >>
Woe is the traveler this summer who flies for business or pleasure. As gas prices have gone through the roof, the airlines have responded by taking it out on passengers, raising ticket prices, adding fees for checked bags, canceling routes and charging for food. As a result, Westword decided to beg ... More >>
Plane talk about the state's homegrown airline.
The airline industry is giving flyers fits this summer as the big carriers raise ticket prices, add fees for checked bags, cancel routes and charge for food. United, American, US Airways, even Denver-based Frontier are making it difficult to sit back, relax and enjoy our summer vacations. Eight yea ... More >>
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