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Passenger Who Was Taped to Seat After Groping Flight Attendants Learns Fate

Maxwell Berry got 60 days behind bars

(Newser) - Update: The man who was duct-taped to his seat last year after groping two flight attendants on a Frontier Airlines flight and punching another was sentenced Tuesday. Max Berry, now 23, will spend 60 days in jail followed by a year of supervised release, ABC News reports. Berry pleaded guilty...

Budget Airline Merger Could Create 5th-Largest US Carrier

Frontier has offered $3B to scoop up Spirit Airlines

(Newser) - Frontier is offering to buy Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation's fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The companies said Monday that the transaction will provide...

This Airline Is the Best of All Major US Carriers

'WSJ' puts Delta at the top of its annual list, JetBlue at the bottom

(Newser) - Between industrywide woes , unruly passengers , and sharing a name with a coronavirus variant, one could say the pandemic has not been kind to Delta Air Lines. Now, a bit of good news has come Delta's way, as it takes the top spot in the Wall Street Journal's annual...

Frontier Airlines Adds 'COVID Recovery' Fee

The $1.59 per customer charge covers COVID safety measures

(Newser) - Frontier Airlines, known for its fees, now has one more. The $1.59 per segment "COVID recovery charge" was added in May, a spokesperson tells USA Today . Per the airline's website , the fee "offsets added costs to Frontier due to implementing COVID-19 related measures, such as increased...

Frontier: Maskless Fliers, Not Anti-Semitism, Canceled Flight

Flight out of Miami to NYC canceled after Sunday incident with Hasidic Jewish passengers

(Newser) - A chaotic scene on a Frontier Airlines flight before takeoff ended with a group of Hasidic Jews being asked to leave, the entire plane eventually being emptied, and now, accusations of anti-Semitism—all over what the airline says was the group's refusal to wear face masks. The incident took...

Frontier Scraps Vilified Fee After One Day

Passengers could pay $39 to guarantee having an empty seat next to them

(Newser) - One sign of a PR fail: You have to write a letter to lawmakers insisting that your company was not trying to profit from pandemic fears. Just ask Frontier Airlines, which announced Wednesday it is scrapping a new fee related to social distancing. "We recognize the concerns raised that...

Suit: Flight Attendants Ignored Women After Sexual Assaults

One passenger says she wasn't allowed to switch seats

(Newser) - A federal lawsuit says that flight attendants ignore requests for help from two women who said they were sexually assaulted on Frontier Airlines flights. The flight attendants did not report the assaults, the suit says, and in one instance wouldn't let the woman switch seats, the Denver Post reports....

Airline Offers Free Flight If You Have This Last Name

Anyone with the last name Green, Greene can fly gratis on Frontier on Aug. 13

(Newser) - Frontier Airlines is offering a free flight to everyone with two very specific last names as part of its environmentally conscious "Green Week." USA Today notes the qualifying but not completely surprising surnames: Green and Greene. The airline's website explains the simple steps for getting a complimentary...

Here Are the Main US Airlines, Ranked

Alaska Airlines comes in at No. 1 overall, and it's also the safest

(Newser) - While it always feels like a win to score a cheap plane ticket, price isn't the only factor that makes an airline desirable. WalletHub looked at the nine biggest domestic airlines, plus three regional carriers, examining four categories: safety; incidents involving animals; in-flight comfort and cost; and baggage, departures,...

US Has a New Airline Top Dog
Delta Has a New Crown

Delta Has a New Crown

Airline is top dog in US in annual survey

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks US airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, US airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights and are getting...

Man Punches Service Dog, Pregnant Deaf Woman: Cops

Frontier flight to Orlando turns ugly

(Newser) - Violence erupted on a Frontier flight Thursday and spilled into Orlando International Airport when a passenger allegedly punched a deaf pregnant woman and her service dog, the Orlando Sentinel reports. It began when passenger Timothy Manley's wife complained about being allergic to the Great Dane, so he punched it,...

How Pilot Appeases Stuck Fliers: With Pizza

Pilot Gerhard Bradner buys 50 Dominos pizzas, with his own money

(Newser) - Airplane delays have been known to lead to bad situations . Enter pilot Gerhard Bradner, who bought all of his stranded passengers Dominos pizza on Monday night, forking over his own money for 50 pies. As KUSA-TV reports, Frontier Flight 719, which was headed to Denver from Reagan International Airport in...

FAA Not Delighted by Mid-Air 'Harlem Shake'

They may be the only ones

(Newser) - Federal investigators are casting a less-than-approving eye at a frankly spectacular mid-air rendition of the "Harlem Shake" meme. The video, recorded by the Colorado College Ultimate Frisbee Team, begins with a man in a helmet dancing alone in the aisle of a passenger jet, and ends with an aisle...

'Drunk Pilot' Delays Flight
 'Drunk Pilot' Delays Flight 

'Drunk Pilot' Delays Flight

Hotel shuttle driver tipped off cops

(Newser) - A flight was delayed at Omaha's airport after a hotel shuttle bus driver told police that the pilot appeared to be already flying pretty high. Police say they intercepted the pilot before he boarded the Frontier Airlines flight and, after determining there was reasonable suspicion that he was drunk,...

Fighter Jets Scrambled Over Bathroom Breaks

Suspicious couple was just making out

(Newser) - Fighter jets were scrambled yesterday to escort an American Airlines plane after a pilot radioed concern about repeated and overly long bathroom breaks by three male passengers on a flight from LA to New York. It was one of a pair of security scares on US planes on a day...

10 Companies That'll Be Dead by 2012

Even household names like Sara Lee unlikely to survive

(Newser) - The economic crisis can be blamed for the death of quite a few large companies already—think Circuit City, Northwest Airlines, and Countrywide—so which ones can we expect to go bye-bye this year? Here are 10 American companies that seem unlikely to survive, from 24/7 Wall St. via Daily...

Aging Airlines Can't Catch Up to Younger Rivals
Aging Airlines Can't Catch Up to Younger Rivals

Aging Airlines Can't Catch Up to Younger Rivals

Recent changes haven't helped 'legacy' carriers

(Newser) - Despite many rounds of cost-cutting, so-called legacy airlines—United, Delta, US Airways—still face costs 35% higher than low-fare carriers like JetBlue and Southwest, the Wall Street Journal reports. The younger outfits have maintained a “cost gap” analysts thought their older peers could close over time. For one thing,...

Frontier Airlines Latest Carrier to File for Bankruptcy

Discount airline says it will continue flying as it reorganizes

(Newser) - Discount carrier Frontier Airlines today said it was filing for Chapter 11 but would keep flying thorough its reorganization, the Wall Street Journal reports. The carrier made the move after its credit-card processing company decided to withhold a larger share of ticket revenues from Frontier. Aloha and ATA also declared...

Flying SUX When You're in Hog Heaven

Iowa airport turns unfortunate FAA moniker into quirky ad campaign

(Newser) - Sioux City has protested in vain for years to the Federal Aviation Administration to change its airport's three-letter identifier: SUX. Then farm belt officials decided to wake up and fly right and capitalize on the unfortunate moniker. Now Sioux Gateway Airport has launched a publicity campaign featuring the slogan "...

Passenger Restrained After Midair Attempt to Deplane

Crew, other travelers duct-tape man to seat

(Newser) - A redeye flight from Denver to New York took a frightening turn yesterday when a passenger leaped from his seat and tried to open the rear door of a Frontier Airlines jet. Flight attendants and passengers then restrained the man by strapping him to his seat with duct tape. A...

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