Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns (Pre-Alignment) - Frontier having MX issues
Jul 19, 09, 12:38 pm
Just watching flights the last few days. Yesterday, flight 868 did 2 air returns and a gate return before finally canceling for some kind of bleed issue. (yes, TWO air returns) Also, a flight to MCI had a pressurization leak and it had to be flown back to DEN at 8000 feet. I bet that was quite a flight... Flightaware (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT9931)
Not to mention I here there is a third bird that is "pretty broken" in the hangar at DEN. Not too good when your fleet only consists of 51 planes to begin with. Only furthers my belief Airbus sucks and the maintenance costs are biting F9 in the butt right now.
Jul 21, 09, 10:24 am
Every airline has these days. Honestly weather and ATC delays have been causing F9 more issues than MX lately.
I'm sure all the passengers were compensated and reaccomodated. This is what interline agreements are for and one of the reasons brand X isn't necessarily the best.
Jul 21, 09, 5:26 pm
Only furthers my belief Airbus sucks and the maintenance costs are biting F9 in the butt
There's probably some truth to this. F9 cancelled 11 flights in Denver on Sunday. That's 5% of their flights....a huge number for any airline.
Jul 28, 09, 8:39 pm
Only furthers my belief Airbus sucks and the maintenance costs are biting F9 in the butt right now.
I have heard from many sources that there is alot more maintenance involved on Airbus' than on Boings as they start getting older.
Jul 29, 09, 10:35 am
Yes, it is common for Airbii to have higher maintenance costs later on. Obviously, F9 management went CHEAP up-front and didn't properly plan for increased maintenance later. BTW, ALL aircraft have higher maintenance costs as they age. Normally, airlines budget for these types of maintenance expeditures.