Frontier Airlines to be Sold to Repub...

Frontier Airlines to be Sold to Republic Airways

There are 16 comments on the denver.bizjournals.com story from Jun 22, 2009, titled Frontier Airlines to be Sold to Republic Airways. In it, denver.bizjournals.com reports that:

Frontier Airlines would become a subsidiary of Republic Airways under a bankruptcy reorganization plan announced Monday afternoon.

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Prospective Passenger

Boerne, TX

#1 Jun 22, 2009
What a sad day for the Frontier Airlines people.

Look what

TPG Capital (Texas Pacific Group) has done to Midwest Airlines and Skyway Airlines

MatlinPatterson Global Aero Logistics has done to ATA Airlines and Chicago Express

Texas Air Corporation has done to so many other airlines.

Lets just hope Wexford Capital Republic Airways Holdings realize what a gem they have with the people of Frontier, but when it comes to big business, I have learned from Frank Lorenzo, you can never trust them.

Since: May 08

Santee CA

#3 Jun 22, 2009
Republic should rename itself Phoenix since it is rising from ashes of being bought out by Northwest. And Republic is in name only anyway. The blue goose tails are long gone
Prospective Passenger

Boerne, TX

#4 Jun 22, 2009
As you said their is no relation what so ever between Republic Airways which was bought out by Northwest Airlines in the 1980's and the present day Republic Airways Holdings.

Republic Airways Holding isn't even an airline, but more of a private investment firm in control of Shuttle America Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airways (Airlines), and Mokulele Ailines.

And we might also say, soon to be also in control of Frontier Airlines, Lynx Aviation (Airlines), and most likely Midwest Airlines in the not to remote future.
2 cents

South Portland, ME

#5 Jun 22, 2009
So they become another scumbag outfit but with bigger jets (to start, the airbus fleet will be RJ's soon enough). That's what you get when you sign on with a scab founder.
Prospective Pax

AOL

#6 Jun 22, 2009
2 cents wrote:
That's what you get when you sign on with a scab founder.
I am somewhat confused by this statement? I do not recall Frontier being started by scabs, nor for that matter Chautauqua.

Can you clarify your statement?
2 cents

South Portland, ME

#7 Jun 22, 2009
One of the founders was a scab United pilot. He even took the United FOM and just inserted Frontier where United was in every page. To add insult to injury he did this while he was still flying for United.

Since: Dec 08

Denver, CO

#8 Jun 22, 2009
WRONG: The original Frontier FOM was mainly a Boeing manual with a little America West thrown in. The Denver media wants to credit themselves with being "Woodward and Bernstein" but the United connection and the Brown family was known by EVERYONE at Frontier!!! Sorry Denver media wrong as usual!!!!

2 cents wrote:
One of the founders was a scab United pilot. He even took the United FOM and just inserted Frontier where United was in every page. To add insult to injury he did this while he was still flying for United.
Prospective Pax

AOL

#9 Jun 23, 2009
2 cents wrote:
One of the founders [of Frontier] was a scab United pilot. He...
Thank you, for the update. I guess what goes around comes around, however I am sure many of the innocent Frontier employees who are currently working there now, are completely unaware of this fellows history.

Worst of all, their [Frontier] fate livelyhood and economic future are in peril especially knowing how holding parent companies of airlines subsidiaries tend to operate to tear down and undermine frontline employee success and hard work

by allocating growth to the YOUNGEST lowest cost subsidiaries to keeps outsourcing bids at rock bottom prices.

This could be bad for the economy of DENVER to as good wage jobs are replaced by far lower paying ones. This bad should also effect United Airlines who will be under further economic pressure in Denver as the outsourcing of Frontier flights to Repubic subsidiaries heats up.
Prospective Passenger

Boerne, TX

#10 Jun 23, 2009
I do wish the employees of both holdings the best of luck all the same. Would hate to see anyone unemployed and having to work for less in this economy.
mark

Colorado Springs, CO

#11 Jun 23, 2009
Prospective Passenger wrote:
What a sad day for the Frontier Airlines people.
Look what
TPG Capital (Texas Pacific Group) has done to Midwest Airlines and Skyway Airlines
MatlinPatterson Global Aero Logistics has done to ATA Airlines and Chicago Express
Texas Air Corporation has done to so many other airlines.
Lets just hope Wexford Capital Republic Airways Holdings realize what a gem they have with the people of Frontier, but when it comes to big business, I have learned from Frank Lorenzo, you can never trust them.
Is this purchase by Republic of Midwest and Frontier signaling the end of both carriers? I remember Republic when it was an airlines years and years ago - absolutely awful! And so it goes.
Prospective Pax

AOL

#12 Jun 24, 2009
Switzerland moves to dilute bank secrecy

now if we can get our government to encourage more transparency in our airlines and banking corporations too, not to mention our own Democratic government, we might be able to get our economic house in order again.

Hmmm makes one think, doesn't it!

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d26ea7d4-5fe9-11de-...
Chuck

Suffolk, VA

#13 Jun 24, 2009
Next step, suck the life out of stupid Midwest Airlines. Oh, oh, they are already doing that by flying fuel sucking EMB170s. Employees at Midwest should quickly get their resumes ready and look for another job. United and Usless Air is just to stupid to realized that Republic is using their money to acquire Frontier just like Air Pissconsin bought Usless Air.
Thank goodness that Expressjet is taking some flying out of ORD from MESA and soon replace Shitty Taco out of IAD.
Chuck

Suffolk, VA

#14 Jun 24, 2009
Why would anyone fly a regional plane when you can fly brand new B737-700 on WN or Air Trans?
Prospective Pax

AOL

#15 Jun 24, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Why would anyone fly a regional plane when you can fly brand new B737-700 on WN or Air Trans?
You had things going mostly right, until you decided to mention flying a piece of crap 737. ON a full flight give me an EMB 170 over a 737 on any day.

These EMB 170's aircraft are more the size of the Convair 440 or Martin 404 than the cramped Bombadiers and E145's you are probaly thinking of.
EricA

Romeoville, IL

#16 Jun 27, 2009
Go ahead and fly the slow and crappy ass EMB170. They make too much noise and can't fly FL410 and can't even muster M.85 and they don't fly coast to coast so you have to end up at DEN to take fuel. What a piece of shit!!!
Prospective Pax

AOL

#17 Jun 27, 2009
Being last to board as I am ...... I just don't' find the middle seat between two overweight heffers....... that comfortable. Give me a comfortalbe aisle or window on a EMB 170 and day.

No center seats! Plus with lower capacity airplanes, you can bypass congested hubs unlike the fuel guzzling 737s.

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