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 >>
Ever rush to Denver International Airport only to spend hours waiting for your flight to arrive and/or take off? You're not alone -- but which carriers do the best job of preventing such problems? Fox31 analyzed the 232,174 flights that departed from DIA last year, then measured the performance of t ... More >>
CardHub.com has come up with its summer 2013 list of the best and worst travel cities, and Denver finished first in the domestic category when it comes to the combo of inexpensive flights, short travel times to popular destinations and accessibility, both logistically and financially. The methodolog ... 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 >>
Denver's homegrown airline, Frontier, was once a local darling. Its local ties, funny animals and scrappy attitude gave people the alternative they needed a decade ago to United Airlines, which dominated the gates at Denver International Airport for a long time and pissed off just about ever ... More >>
In March, United Express pilot Aaron Jason Cope was indicted for flying drunk. He's now been convicted of the charge, and court records on view below show how close he came to guiding a second plane while sozzled.
Ceiling Octagon Box
A Frontier Airlines statement about Southwest's bid to acquire AirTran didn't include any reference to Denver. But Daniel Shurz, Frontier's vice president of strategy and planning, stresses that the Mile High City's very much in the forefront of the carrier's plans. "Denver is 76, 77 percent ... More >>
Steve Slater's beer of choice?Blue Moon, the Belgian-style wit beer that was created inside Coors Field in 1995, is apparently also highly valued for its calming qualities. First it was requested by James Crowley during President Obama's August 2009 beer summit on racial relations on the Whi ... More >>
There's bad food, and then there's airline food, barely edible foil-wrapped meals that command a category of terrible taste all to themselves. Unsurprisingly, a couple of airlines out there are realizing that if they improve the quality of their meals a bit, especially in first class, they'l ... More >>
Is this badger on Team Edward?Last month, Republic Airways Holdings decided to marry Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines under the Frontier name. Then, in a bid to placate potentially pissed-off Midwest fans, the company decided to honor the carrier's Wisconsin roots by putting a badger on ... 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 >>
"Indianapolis doesn't look all that nature-friendly..."The headline in this morning's Denver Post is unequivocal: "Republic Airways to Move Frontier's Headquarters Out of Denver." But Peter Kowalchuk, Frontier's spokesman, believes the announced resignation of former Frontier CEO Sean Menke, ... More >>
"I'm in the mood for a little Canuck rock. How 'bout you?"Back in October, the pilots of a Northwest Airlines flight lost radio contact over Denver, and didn't get back in touch until they'd overshot their destination, Minneapolis, by 150 miles. Shortly thereafter, reports surfaced that the j ... More >>
An image from Republic Airways Holdings' website.A Wall Street Journal article published in the wake of Republic Airways Holdings' surprising victory over Southwest in the Frontier Airlines sweepstakes may temper the enthusiasm with which most locals viewed this unexpected turn. "Commuter Air ... 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 >>
Today's supposed to be the day when an auction for Frontier Airlines gets underway, with most observers expecting that Southwest Airlines would walk away with the Denver-based carrier. Moments ago, however, Reuters reported that negotiations between Southwest and Frontier pilots, which were s ... More >>
Frontier Airlines may have gone bankrupt, but at least they did it with style: The above ad, called "Leather Seats," has nabbed the Denver-based carrier a regional Emmy, according to a release.
One of our favorite Shmucks was back in the news and back in Colorado, where she'll probably be for a while. Christina Elizabeth Szele, of Woodside, N.Y., pleaded guilty Tuesday to interfering with a flight crew member during a June 17 JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco. Szele was accuse ... 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 >>
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 >>
The jury is out on Denver's courts, while airline fees are a Mile High and rising.
A moment of silence, please, for Ted, the inanely named little brother of United Airlines. The low-cost, shuttle-like service to nearby destinations made sense when it was announced in late 1993; the name never did. It was the equivalent of renaming an economically challenged portion of this city " ... More >>
Afraid of flying? You donít want to sit next to this guy.
This American Red Cross benefit is delectable.
Wednesday, May 3, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Holy smokes! Only those with burning ambition will survive the 2002 Year in Review quiz.
Is that a tuba in your pocket?
The Colorado Springs Airport hopes to keep coyotes off the runways.
The people and places that made 2000 what it was. Blame them.
Whatever happened to the future?
You may not have a flight, but you could be a winner!
From the week of July 27
Heaving on a jet plane
The checkered past of Jet Aspen's CEO prompts regulators to put the new airline in a holding pattern.
TUNNELING INTO THE DEEPEST SECRETS OF THE AIRPORT'S CURSED BAGGAGE SYSTEM.
THINGS YOU DID IN DENVER WHILE YOU WERE STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC ON THE WAY TO DIA.
OPPONENTS OF JEFFCO PASSENGER SERVICE ARE FLYING BLIND.
GUESS WHICH LITTLE AIRLINE IS BACK SNIFFING AT THE PUBLIC TROUGH.