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Nov 17, 2006|
Hassle Free Holiday Travel Tips From Frontier Airlines
DENVER, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Holiday cheer is in the air and as our nation looks forward to the holiday season, Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: FRNT) provides passengers with a few tips -- and several check-in options -- to ensure a smooth and safe holiday travel experience.
First, Frontier recommends that travelers arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to scheduled flight departure time, both on the outbound and inbound trips.
Second, travelers should keep in mind the following: * All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3.4-ounces or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. * All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in one, quart/liter-sized, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Gallon sized bags or bags that are not zip-top such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. * Each traveler must remove his/her quart-sized plastic, zip-top bag from his/her carry-on at the screening checkpoint and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.
"We've compiled these guidelines to make travel during the holidays as stress-free as dealing with busy airports can be," said Cliff Van Leuven, Frontier's Vice President of Customer Service. "It's old news, but still very valid-getting to the airport early is still the single best way to reduce your stress. If you're early, you ensure you've got time to deal with crowded parking lots, buses and terminals, and we've got time to get you and your belongings to your flight. Thank you for choosing our airline to get you to your loved ones this holiday season -- it means a lot to us and we take that responsibility very seriously."
Frontier also offers the following tips for its passengers traveling this holiday season:
* Stay Informed: To check the status of any Frontier flight, passengers are encouraged to check real-time flight status on the airline's Web site at http://www.frontierairlines.com/ or call Frontier's automated flight information line at 800-432-1359. * Check In Fast: E-ticketed passengers have easy options for check-in that eliminates potentially long waits at the ticket counter. Frontier's online check-in allows passengers to check in and print a boarding pass from a home PC. In addition, kiosks are a simple alternative located at ticket counter locations in the following cities: Kansas City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Denver. Learn more about online check-in at http://www.frontierairlines.com/frontier/plan-book/online-check-in.do. * Consider Curbside: In Denver, customers, especially those checking ski/snowboard/golf or sporting equipment, are encouraged to use Frontier's full-service curbside check-in on the east side of DIA on Levels 5 and 6. Curbside positions have been substantially increased for the holiday rush so there should be plenty of agents to help check in passengers. * Skip the Crowd: Passengers checking in at Frontier's Denver hub may access the A Concourse via the sky-bridge on the north side of the main terminal to avoid potentially crowded trams. * Speed Ahead: If you do not have bags to check, you may use Frontier's express check-in line located at various Frontier ticket counter locations. Ascent and Summit level members of EarlyReturns, Frontier's frequent flyer program, may use the elite lines at Frontier ticket counters and security checkpoints, where available, to expedite access to the gates. * Check It and Go: Frontier's aircraft are spacious; however, onboard stowage space is limited. Passengers are encouraged to check carry-on bags at the ticket counter. Passengers are limited to one carry-on bag and one personal item, such as a briefcase, purse or laptop computer. Also, please remember that all carry-on luggage is subject to inspection at all security checkpoints. However, remember that when checking bags, passengers should check with the ticket counter agent to ensure their bags are checked to the correct destination. Passengers should double check the bag tag and always retain their receipts for the duration of their trip. * Special Services: Frontier has many options available to passengers who have special needs. If you have specific requirements, we encourage you to contact Frontier prior to traveling by calling 800-432-1359. This will assist us in providing you a pleasant, stress-free experience on your day of travel. * Unwrap It: All wrapped packages/gifts will be unwrapped and inspected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), so passengers are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts. From December 21-24, Frontier and Volunteers of America will offer free gift wrapping service at its Denver hub as well at Chicago's Midway International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Kansas City International Airport and Omaha's Eppley Airfield. Frontier passengers can have their gifts professionally wrapped and ready for their loved ones upon arrival in their destination city. * Know Your Limits: Abide by the TSA permitted and prohibited items, which are listed on Frontier's Web site at http://www.frontierairlines.com/frontier/flight-info/securityalerts.do. * Ticketed Travelers Only: Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the security checkpoint. Proper government-issued identification, such as a state-issued driver's license or a passport, along with a coordinating boarding pass will be needed to pass through security.
Travelers are also encouraged to visit TSA's "Traveler & Consumer Center" site at http://www.tsa.gov/ to learn more about airport security measures and get tips to help travelers save time and smoothly navigate the security and travel process.
Frontier wishes all of its passengers a healthy, safe and joyous holiday season. For more information or to book your holiday travel, please call Frontier Airlines at 800-4321-FLY, visit Frontier's Web site at http://www.frontierairlines.com/, or consult your professional travel agent.
About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 13th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals. With 55 aircraft and one of the youngest Airbus fleet in North America, Frontier offers 24 channels of DIRECTV® service in every seatback along with 33 inches of legroom in an all coach configuration. In conjunction with Frontier JetExpress operated by Horizon Air, Frontier operates routes linking its Denver hub to 55 destinations including 47 destinations in 29 states spanning the nation from coast to coast, seven cities in Mexico and one city in Canada. Frontier's maintenance and engineering department has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award, the Diamond Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of 100 percent of its maintenance and engineering employees completing advanced aircraft maintenance training programs, for seven consecutive years. In July 2006, Frontier ranked as one of the "Top 5 Domestic Airlines" as determined by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. Frontier provides capacity information and other operating statistics on its Web site, which may be viewed at FrontierAirlines.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines
CONTACT: Joe Hodas of Frontier Airlines, +1-720-374-4504,
Web site: http://www.frontierairlines.com/