Yeah, I have been working out there since January. I always thought Frontier was a pretty neat and up and coming airline but at the same time i also thought they were just another one of those LCC (low cost carriers). Well after going through the training for a few weeks and then actually starting the job i was pretty impresssed. They seemed to actually care about the employees and it was pretty nice. Then last month I went on a flight from DEN to TPA on one of our new A-319s and i was BLOWN AWAY!!! I couldnt believe how nice the flying experience was. I knew we had a pretty cool airline but I had no idea it was this good. In the past I usually flew on UA (first class) and NW but on my Frontier flight, I could actually fit in the seats (I'm about 6'5") and I was comfortable, the flight attendants were really reallly nice (they did know i was an employee), the food was straight up delicious, and in every seat we have a TV with Direct TV. It was by far the nicest flight I have ever been on!
We dont have first class on our planes but the way i figure it, the only thing that makes us a LCC is that we have to keep our prices low to compete with the big gorilla (UA) that seems to nearly give their tickets away. Our seats are far more comfortable than sitting in the back on any other airline I have ever flown and when compared to UA F-class, I dont really see a big difference. Ever since that flight I took to TPA I have looked at Frontier in a whole new way. Basically we are doing the exact same thinig that Jetblue is doing in NY except we are doing it out of DEN.
As for some cool ramp stories. A few weeks ago we had some Lions in a cage to transport, they were ferocious little things and they were just cubs!
Ummm we had a guy that almost got sucked in to the engine. He was wing walking and then proceeded to just walk right toward the No1 engine. We all thought he was going to turn into a sloppy joe but then the pilot saw him at the last second and stopped the plane. I guess it was a deer in the headlights kinda thing?
I love the job though, its great to be working around the planes that i hope to fly someday. Plus its the perfect part time job to have as i fly in the mornings before going into work at night. Another great thing is that i get paid to work out. Throwing 150 40-60 lb bags gets the juices flowing!
Living in DEN we have had some cold nights but Frontier gave us these suits or overalls that keep you warm and toasty. We had a few nights in a row down in the single digits with a ton of wind and it was no big deal. actually the only time i have been cold out there so far was one night last week when it was about 40 degrees and i forgot my jacket! Weather is not a factor as long as you are prepared.
I think we are in a good position and if i had a bunch of $$ I would totally go out and buy some F9 stock as it has to go up soon. I think we are around $5/share. Whoever buys it now may be rich by the fall.
Anymore questions, just shoot!