Capping Off Airline Earnings Season: The Push and Pull Between…

The second quarter of 2022 brought with it all the murkiness and uncertainty that have become standard in the airline industry since March 2020. The three-month period from April to June was headlined by JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines staging a public battle to purchase Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines, which after…

Frontier Adds Four Las Vegas Routes This Summer

Frontier Airlines is launching nonstop service to four additional cities from Las Vegas’s Harry Reid International Airport. The announcement comes as travel begins to take off for the summer season. Beginning August 9, Frontier will begin flying daily routes to and from Baltimore, Buffalo, Hartford, and Kansas City. The Denver-based…

Trip Report: Three Major U.S. Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers

Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) refers to a carrier that doesn’t offer any amenities or services with their fares. ULCCs often receive harsh and significant criticism here in the U.S., and I have made every effort to avoid traveling on them until this point. However, I have been curious about why people…

JetBlue Urges Shareholders to Vote Against Frontier’s “Inferior” Offer

On Monday, JetBlue set in motion a second attempt to merge with Spirit — the ultra-low-cost carrier — through the means of a hostile takeover. This is the carrier's second attempt to win over Spirit's shareholders. The move from JetBlue comes just weeks after their initial offer was rejected by…

More On JetBlue’s Strategic, Financial Rationale for Spirit Airlines Offer

On Tuesday, news leaked that JetBlue had made a $3.6 billion takeover offer for Spirit Airlines, the Miramar, Fla.-based ultra-low-cost carrier that in February agreed to terms for a merger with close competitor Frontier Airlines. The early announcement — in addition to a formal release from the airline after the…

JetBlue Announces $3.6 Billion Offer for Spirit, Topping Previously Announced…

Following reports by the New York Times earlier Tuesday, JetBlue announced this afternoon that it had submitted a $3.6 billion all-cash offer for Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines, putting the New York-headquartered carrier in direct competition with Frontier Airlines — the ultra-low-cost carrier with which Spirit had agreed to merge earlier…

Spirit Airlines Looks To Speed Up Check-in Process at Atlanta

Spirit Airlines on Wednesday unveiled a new innovative way to speed up the check-in process at Georgia’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Recognized as the “Best Airport Innovation” of  2021 by APEX/IFSA Awards, the new technology looks to streamline the check-in process by utilizing Spirit’s automated self-bag drop and biometric…

Frontier Opens New Crew Base in Phoenix

On Tuesday, Frontier — one of the U.S. major ultra-low-cost carriers —  announced plans to open a new crew base at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. The crew base is set to open in November, later this year and is expected to be a base for 180 pilots and 275…

Spirit Airlines Adds Third Destination in Puerto Rico

The persistent COVID-19 ordeal disrupted and altered the airline industry, forcing several major carriers to quickly reevaluate their current strategy and adapt to stay afloat and survive during the crisis. However, with the significant push for vaccinations and subsequent booster shots to combat the spread, some airlines see this as…