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Low-fare Frontier Airlines coming to Syracuse

Discussion in 'Travel' started by OrangeXtreme, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. OrangeXtreme

    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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  2. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan Iggy Award Magistrate

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    I saw that another airline announced direct flights to Nashville also. Syracuse finally getting options.
     
  3. sutomcat

    sutomcat Co-Winner 2017 2nd Chance Challenge Staff Member

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    It is funny this came up. My wife and I were waiting at the Orlando airport last week for our flight back to Syracuse when she saw a Frontier plane with a white animal on the tail. She wanted to know what it is. We ended up spending a lot of time looking at their fleet of planes, all of which have large pictures of animals on the tail.

    Pretty cool.

    Lockon Aviation Photography - Fleets
     
  4. chugg21

    chugg21 Gritty, High IQ, Scrappy, Gym Rat, Lunch Pail Guy

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    Frontier is essentially Spirit 2.0. You can get flights for ridiculously cheap but then you get upcharged for everything. I'm able to fly Frontier from Tampa back to Buffalo for under $50 each way most of the time if I'm willing to just take whatever seat they give me and just pack a backpack. It's fine for a quick 2 hour flight to get home for a few days but I will warn you that the people you are surrounded by makes it like a flying Walmart.
     
  5. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan Iggy Award Magistrate

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    I only care about their safety record. Most of the carriers suck nowadays anyways. Just get me there in one piece. I can deal with everything else for a couple hours.
     
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    chugg21 Gritty, High IQ, Scrappy, Gym Rat, Lunch Pail Guy

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    I agree. I throw my headphones on and just go to sleep for 2 hours and I'm back in NY. Got an absurd deal of like $120 or something crazy once for a flight to go visits friends in San Diego and that was a bit brutal. The seats are really uncomfortable and they don't recline at all so 2 hours isn't too bad but anything 4+ gets a little iffy. But for under $250 for 2 roundtrip tickets, I'll deal with some back soreness and use the $300 we saved to drink a hundred beers and forget about it.
     
  7. chugg21

    chugg21 Gritty, High IQ, Scrappy, Gym Rat, Lunch Pail Guy

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    *Well in San Diego that $300 gets me approx 40 beers not a hundred.
     
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  8. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    What is the load factor on the Tampa-Buffalo flights? I know Allegiant flies St Pete-Syr...hoping Frontier adds one or two times a week to Cuse from Tampa.

    Low cost flights from Cuse will be: Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Orlando, St Pete-Clearwater, and Raleigh
     
  9. SUintheVille

    SUintheVille All Conference

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    I've flown Frontier a couple times back and forth from Cincinnati to Florida. They were fine. One of the keys to reduce the upcharges is to NOT select your seats, which they charge for. Let the system/website pick the seats for you (they have to give you seats), which costs nothing. Most likely (which happened for me each time), you will still get to sit with the person(s) you are traveling with. It not, so what, it still saves money.
     
  10. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    Same with Allegiant. BTW, Allegiant is getting somewhat of a bad rap...hopefully they firm up their maintenance procedures. I haven't had any issues with them the few times I've flown them.

    The advantage Frontier offers over Allegiant is they offer some connections particular if you fly through one of their focus cities like Denver.

    Hopefully, American will offer a daily nonstop to DFW again...that was huge for making connections to the west coast and International flights.
     
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  11. SUintheVille

    SUintheVille All Conference

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    OK, let's try this again. Earlier this month, we flew Allegiant from Louisville to Punta Gorda airport (Ft. Myers area) and back. No problems at all. The bad rap has to do with their older planes, if at all valid. We flew their A-320 planes which are newer. They were good. Even with the fees you pay with them, was still an excellent deal.
     
  12. ssbriefcase

    ssbriefcase All Conference

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    Did you watch the 60 minutes piece on them a few weeks back? I'd recommend trying to find it, maybe youtube? I will never fly Allegiant.
     
  13. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    I saw it...most of the problems revolve around the MD-80 which will be phased out by the end of the year.

    Allegiant to retire last MD-80 next November
     
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    I found their attitude and cover ups about safety to be alarming. Also how they treated their employees for doing what's right.
     
  15. rrlbees

    rrlbees 2017 ESPN Tourney Challenge Winner Staff Member

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    I used to take that flight a lot when I was working. So convenient to the DFW area. When they stopped it, I stopped making that trip as much.