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Old Jun 21, 01, 12:53 pm
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Information Regarding Impact of Hailstorm Damage To Frontier Airlines Operation

Information Regarding Impact of Hailstorm Damage To Frontier Airlines Operation
DENVER, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT - news) today announced that four of its 27 aircraft sustained damage during a hailstorm that occurred at Denver International Airport last evening, Wednesday, June 20. The airline reported an Airbus A319, a Boeing 737-200 and two Boeing 737-300s suffered damage to the wing, flap and spoiler regions. The airline plans to cancel approximately 15 flights on Thursday, June 21 and will assess additional cancellations as they work to repair the damage.

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Old Jun 21, 01, 3:12 pm
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It figures that their BRAND NEW A319 would be one of the planes damaged by the storm. That's even worse than a new car getting dented up!
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Old Jun 21, 01, 9:54 pm
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I feel sorry about the A319 but if the 737-200's incurred more than $99 worth of damage, they should probably total them. (sarcasm... if you didn't know...the 737-200's are so old they aren't worth much than a '77 AMC Pacer)

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The Rocky Mountain News reported this a.m. that Frontier has leased 2 aircraft to substitute for those damaged by hail. No other details provided re: type of aircraft, source, etc.
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Old Jun 26, 01, 4:54 pm
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FlightTracker shows today's flight 661 from IAH-DEN being operated by CCP, with 72Q as the equipment type.

It appears they may be using at least one of Champion Air's 727s while their planes are having the dents removed.

I'm flying the continuation of Flight 661 DEN-SFO tomorrow, so it'll be interesting to see what type of aircraft I end up on.
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Old Jun 28, 01, 4:05 am
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After a 330 minute delay, Flight 661 DEN-SFO ended up being on actual Frontier metal - 737-300, #317. But that's a different rant for a different thread.

The delay gave me plenty of time to find 3 leased planes at other Frontier gates. They were as follows:

737-800 from North American, #802
727-200 from Planet Air, #742
727-200 from Champion Air, #unknown
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Frontier Airlines (NasdaqNM:FRNT - news) on Thursday said it expects a drop in earnings per share for its fiscal first quarter, due mainly to expenses related to aircraft damage and chartering costs resulting from a hailstorm in Denver last week.

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