Frontier’s Delay Troubles Are Back: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 17, 2016
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American Airlines has said that as many as 450 passengers missed their flights because of long TSA lines at O’Hare last week. The airline is now trying to get involved by providing employees to help with non-security tasks at TSA checkpoints at the Chicago airport.
Increases in maintenance and fuel costs could threaten JetBlue’s recent momentum. The carrier is hoping that its relatively new premium class service, Mint, can offset some of these increasing operational expenses.
Next month, Britain will vote on whether or not it will leave the European Union. Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has said that if the UK exits the EU, his airline could cut its significant investments there. Ryanair flies approximately 40 million British passengers annually and has a large base at London’s Stansted Airport.
Over the past weekend, Frontier Airlines launched seven new routes. The biggest increase in service is from San Antonio. Frontier added flights to Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia and Las Vegas from the Central Taxes hub.
American Airlines will still display connecting flight information on seat back screens, but it will stop making PA announcements about connecting gates on its flights starting today. The information is also available, of course, to any flier with a smartphone.
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