Frontier Airlines will begin charging passengers up to $100 for carry on bags this summer in a bid to make customers happier and boost revenue.
The low-cost carrier will also begin charging fliers $2 for soda and coffee as its parent company, Republic Airways Holdings, tries to fix Frontier’s finances so it can be sold.
Only passengers who book through travel agents and third-party travel sites will be hit with the carry [...]
American, Delta, Frontier and United have increased the percentage of coach seats requiring a supplement
Penny-pinching airlines have begun charging couples and families additional fees to guarantee seats next to each other.
Since last summer, American, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and United Airlines have increased the percentage of coach seats requiring an extra fee in a bid to boost revenue.
It means friends and family members who don’t pay the supplement are [...]
American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corporation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, surprising exactly no one. A major corporate bankruptcy is normally a bit of a shock, but there’s nothing shocking about bankruptcy in the American passenger air business, where filings are way more common than crashes.
Frontier Airlines filed in 2008, Delta and Northwest both filed in 2005 (and later merged), and United and U.S. Airways filed in [...]
By RICHARD ESPOSITO, MATT HOSFORD (@ABCaviation) , PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) and T.J. WINICK
Fighter planes were scrambled, bomb squads were called, FBI command centers went on alert and police teams raced to airports today, but in the end two separate airline incidents were caused by apparently innocent bathroom breaks and a little “making out,” federal officials said.
In the first incident, a pair of [...]
DENVER — A quadriplegic man from Fort Collins was forced off a Frontier Airlines plane because a pilot said it wasn’t safe for him to fly.His mother, Kathleen Morris, said there was no problem two days earlier when her son flew Frontier from Denver International Airport to Dallas to attend a family wedding.But Sunday afternoon, when he boarded in Dallas to come home, John Morris and [...]
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – A semblance of normalcy returned to the tornado-battered St. Louis area on Sunday, with flights resumed at its damaged airport, Easter services conducted in its shattered churches and residents amazed that no one perished in winds that topped 160 miles per hour.
With public transportation restored and roads cleared, planes began landing and taking off Sunday morning at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, which was closed for a [...]