You're Invited: Explore the New Frontier

Old Apr 27, 10, 3:21 pm
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You're Invited: Explore the New Frontier

Hey guys, I have some good news, you are all invited to the unveiling of the Badger at the Milwaukee hangar! If you would like to join the other attendees and I, please read the message below and follow the instructions.

Thank You

Please join us for an evening exploring the new Frontier.

Frontier Airlines, that is.

Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines are now one under the Frontier brand, offering an expanded route network, enhanced schedules and better connectivity. And a commitment to deliver a truly different and better flying experience by providing the best care in the air.

Find out what’s already been done to integrate our two airlines what’s in store for the future. And be among the first to get an up-close look at an aircraft bearing Frontier’s newest “spokesanimal,” a feisty badger to honor Midwest’s Wisconsin roots.

We look forward to reconnecting with you as we begin this exciting new chapter in our history.


Mark Your Calendar

When:
Thursday, April 29
4:30 to 7 p.m. – Open House
6 p.m. – Program
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Where:
Maintenance Facility
555 West Air Cargo Way, Milwaukee 53207
Directions: From the eastbound airport spur (WI-119), take the exit for WI-38/Howell Ave. and turn right at West Air Cargo Way.

RSVP:
[email protected] no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28.
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Old Apr 27, 10, 7:52 pm
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Anybody interested and available? I'm booked for a late afternoon meeting onThursday but can probably re-work things to be there. Plus the 4:30-7:00pm segment being "open house", it sounds perfectly workable to come later than 4:30pm.
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Old Apr 28, 10, 6:11 am
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Anybody interested and available? I'm booked for a late afternoon meeting onThursday but can probably re-work things to be there. Plus the 4:30-7:00pm segment being "open house", it sounds perfectly workable to come later than 4:30pm.
I'll probably be there.
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Old Apr 28, 10, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by knope2001 View Post
Anybody interested and available? I'm booked for a late afternoon meeting onThursday but can probably re-work things to be there. Plus the 4:30-7:00pm segment being "open house", it sounds perfectly workable to come later than 4:30pm.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend.

You and 'Hoss will have to represent FlyerTalk and report anything of interest back to the rest of us.
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Old Apr 28, 10, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe2000 View Post
Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend.

You and 'Hoss will have to represent FlyerTalk and report anything of interest back to the rest of us.
+1

Thanks for including us, MostlyAir.
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Old Apr 28, 10, 9:42 am
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Yes...very much appreciated MostlyAir!

Are you planning to attend, and is this a "working" event for you?
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Old Apr 28, 10, 10:44 am
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Yes...very much appreciated MostlyAir!

Are you planning to attend, and is this a "working" event for you?
Yes I plan to attend and eat all the food. Do you consider this work?
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Old Apr 28, 10, 2:52 pm
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Dang! I have time but it's a bit of a hike from PDX. Would be fun to meet y'alls. Maybe next time.

Thanks for the invitation, MA.
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Old Apr 28, 10, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by MostlyAir View Post
Yes I plan to attend and eat all the food. Do you consider this work?
Depends on how good the food is! No plans to down all the wine, though? Might make for a more interesting event...
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Old Apr 28, 10, 4:13 pm
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Dang! I have time but it's a bit of a hike from PDX. Would be fun to meet y'alls. Maybe next time.
What, no positive-space non-rev travel for FT moderators??
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Old Apr 28, 10, 6:51 pm
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What, no positive-space non-rev travel for FT moderators??
Sounds to me like a reason to start MKE-PDX nonstop service!
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Old Apr 28, 10, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by knope2001 View Post
What, no positive-space non-rev travel for FT moderators??
Heh. That's about as usual as a double op up on UA.

Originally Posted by newsmanhoss View Post
Sounds to me like a reason to start MKE-PDX nonstop service!
I'd happily trade F9/YX service PDX-DEN-MKE over UA PDX-ORD-MKE any day of the week.

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Old Apr 29, 10, 7:59 am
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I'd happily trade F9/XY service PDX-DEN-MKE over UA PDX-ORD-MKE any day of the week.
I would have loved to have given you a buddy pass but DEN-MKE are our fullest flights and I don't think you would have made it.
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The event was pleasant and low-key, and for me one of the highlights was getting to walk all around an E190. Nice looking craft, and how often do you get to stand the wheel well of a big jet? At least without being a stow-away fleeing a desparate life in an oppressive country? MostlyAir pointed out, amazingly, only somewhat-faded sharpie markings numbering the fan blades of an engine...1, 2, 3, etc.

Jim Reichard spoke and from what Hoss mentioned, much of what he said was quite similar to what Bryan Bedford had said 16 days earlier. That 4/13 event was largely for the media / employees / local dignitaries, and this one was more for the business community, Best Care Business people and corporate travel people. Similar words to 4/13 but different audience, I guess.

Paraphrasing a couple of things...

--One Sabre platform by early November

--One FF program by fall, but some middling achievement by July...it was some wording like "By July the FF programs will be combined", and "by October there will be one FF program". Anybody else get what the distinction was?

--Cookies on all flights by later this summer (no word on WARM cookies, though)

--Fleet entirely repainted by mid-next year.

--By June, Frontier seat selection. What I suspect this means is that when you book on midwestairlines.com and get a F9 flight (like MSN-DEN or MKE-DEN-ABQ) you'll be able to select a seat on the Frontier flights. Does that mean that Frontier will offer free seat assignments across the board? I'm not positive that's what this means. But we'll see!

It was great to see Newsmanhoss again, and meet not only MostlyAir but surprise guest RSVP. The lovely Mrs. Newsmanhoss was spared the event, but Hoss brought a guest armed with a camera who probably got a whole lot of nice shots.

The badger was cool to see, and when you look close up you can definitely see comupter-generated handywork which went into the image. But unless you're looking for them and are right up close, you'd probably never notice.

Finally we received parting gifts of a new route map (which will go on my board at work), a stuffed Flip (the dolphin spokesanimal) and a blue Midwest tin of three cookies and a Frontier promotion card. You have to register and answer a few questions, and it seemed strange to say no, I have not flown Frontier, and no, I am not an Early Returns member. Dozens of times on Midwest in the last year, but not Frontier. Yet...!

Oh...and my promotional card is worth.....$10. Hey, it's $10!

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Old Apr 29, 10, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by knope2001 View Post
The event was pleasant and low-key, and for me one of the highlights was getting to walk all around an E190. Nice looking craft, and how often do you get to stand the wheel well of a big jet? At least without being a stow-away fleeing a desparate life in an oppressive country? MostlyAir pointed out, amazingly, only somewhat-faded sharpie markings numbering the fan blades of an engine...1, 2, 3, etc.

Jim Reichard spoke and from what Hoss mentioned, much of what he said was quite similar to what Brian Bedford had said 16 days earlier. That 4/13 event was largely for the media / employees / local dignitaries, and this one was more for the business community, Best Care Business people and corporate travel people. Similar words to 4/13 but different audience, I guess.

Paraphrasing a couple of things...

--One Sabre platform by early November

--One FF program by fall, but some middling achievement by July...it was some wording like "By July the FF programs will be combined", and "by October there will be one FF program". Anybody else get what the distinction was?

--Cookies on all flights by later this summer (no word on WARM cookies, though)

--Fleet entirely repainted by mid-next year.

--By June, Frontier seat selection. What I suspect this means is that when you book on midwestairlines.com and get a F9 flight (like MSN-DEN or MKE-DEN-ABQ) you'll be able to select a seat on the Frontier flights. Does that mean that Frontier will offer free seat assignments across the board? I'm not positive that's what this means. But we'll see!

Finally it was great to see Newsmanhoss again, and meet not only MostlyAir but surprise guest RSVP. The lovely Mrs. Newsmanhoss was spared the event, but Hoss brought a guest armed with a camera who probably got a whole lot of nice shots.

The badger was cool to see, and when you look close up you can definitely see comupter-generated handywork which went into the image. But unless you're looking for them and are right up close, you'd probably never notice.

Finally we received parting gifts of a new route map (which will go on my board at work), a stuffed Flip (the dolphin spokesanimal) and a blue Midwest tin of three cookies and a Frontier promotion card. You have to register and answer a few questions, and it seemed strange to say no, I have not flown Frontier, and no, I am not an Early Returns member. Dozens of times on Midwest in the last year, but not Frontier. Yet...!

Oh...and my promotional card is worth.....$10. Hey, it's $10!
Doh! I posted my writeup in the wrong thread. It's in the "name the badger" thread if anyone wants to read it.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/13869361-post4.html

The above post from Knope is spot on. Nice event. And I'll see if my friend can post the pictures somewhere for all to see. The aircraft did look pretty sharp, I must admit.
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