Frontier Airlines
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Frontier Airlines Response To Losing Merger With Spirit Airlines: One Million Seats For Sale July 2022

That’s the Spirit, Frontier.

A definitive merger agreement between Frontier Group Holdings, Incorporated and Spirit Airlines, Incorporated — which are the respective parent companies of Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines — was announced on Monday, February 7, 2022; and it was supposed to result in the creation of the fifth largest airline in the United States once the merger is completed, as the controlling stockholders of Frontier Airlines had approved both the transaction and related issuance of shares of common stock of Frontier Airlines upon signing of the merger agreement…

Frontier Airlines Response To Losing Merger With Spirit Airlines: One Million Seats For Sale July 2022

Frontier Airlines
Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

…but the merger agreement certainly was not definitive as once thought, as the board of directors as Spirit Airlines voted on terminating its merger with Frontier Airlines effective as of yesterday, Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

So what is the official reaction from Frontier Airlines? Send an e-mail message to customers announcing a sale of one million seats starting at $19.00:

Dear Valued Customer,

I’m reaching out with exciting news from Frontier: we’re announcing a blockbuster sale for our valued customers. We will be offering one million seats from $19, underscoring our commitment to delivering Low Fares Done Right! Take advantage of this incredible deal today.

You may have also seen that we will not be moving forward with our merger with Spirit Airlines. Frontier will remain America’s lowest-fare, lowest-cost airline, with the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleet, providing you with safe, reliable and affordable travel — now at even lower prices.

Moving forward, all Frontier customers — including our FRONTIER Miles frequent flyers, FRONTIER Airlines World Mastercard® holders and DISCOUNT DEN® members — can look forward to even more ultra-low fares. We’ve never been more excited for what’s ahead for Frontier and we hope you’ll join us on your next journey.

Thank you for your business and continued trust in Frontier. We look forward to serving you on your next flight and beyond.

Sincerely,

Barry Biffle
President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Airlines

For the sale itself, tickets must be purchased by Monday, August 1, 2022 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time for travel by Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Sale fares are valid for domestic non-stop travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays except as noted:

  • Travel from Las Vegas, Phoenix, Florida, Denver, California, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Savannah, Nashville, New Orleans, Seattle, and Portland is valid Tuesday through Friday.
  • Travel to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Florida, Denver, California, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Savannah, Nashville, New Orleans, Seattle, and Portland is valid Sunday through Wednesday.

The following blackout dates apply: August 31; September 3, 6, and 7. Advance purchase of a minimum of seven days is required. Round trip purchase is not required.

Other restrictions, terms, and conditions apply.

Final Boarding Call

At the time this article was written, Frontier Airlines has not publicly posted a response to what would be a disappointing development in its quest to merge with Spirit Airlines…

…but you may want to consider taking advantage of this sale to save some money.

You can read about my experiences with Frontier Airlines in this article and in this article.

All photographs ©2021 and ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

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