My second flight on Frontier Airlines, from Denver to Milwaukee, was more in line with my expectations. It wasn’t bad, mind you, but it felt more like I was expecting when I booked a Frontier ticket.
Frontier Airlines Adventures On The A321neo
I boarded the second flight, an Airbus A321neo with 240 seats onboard in an all-economy class configuration, and found my seat all the way back in 35C (there were 40 rows). That’s a lot of folks and nearly every seat was taken!
Seats are tight and while I don’t think the aisle width is any narrower than Frontier’s competitors, there was a flight attendant who marched up and down the aisle with the following admonition:
“Watch your head, watch your shoulders, watch your knees, watch your legs. I’ve got wide hips y’all!”
She was a big woman, but so good-natured about it (and yes, she did bump me…I was seated on the aisle and wasn’t even sticking out).
Then came the in-flight announcement:
“Please keep the alcohol you brought onboard with you, including the minis, in your carryon bag. You are not allowed to drink them during this flight.”
There was a young man in front of me who was waving to his imaginary friend before we took off. Seriously. He was on the phone with someone and waiving, but that person wasn’t on the plane…
He was flirting with the girl next to him (good for him – most boys seems too afraid of that today), but then promptly made a fool out of himself by ordering a double vodka, getting sloshed, and then being cut of by flight attendants.
He also paid with a debit card…not a good sign, ladies. Your partner should know that using a credit card is the smarter option and there are starter cards even for 23-year-olds (he was 23, she was 18, and I doubt the rest is history…).
But the flight really wasn’t bad. I was seated next to a nice older woman who quietly read a book the entire flight. There was another young person across from me who I could not help but notice had an amazing talent at graphic art. She kept quite busy during the flight designing a truck on her laptop…I was impressed.
I bought a snack box, just for kicks, and thought the contents were decent (though I ended up not eating it after a hearty meal in the Capital One Lounge in Denver).
All in all, another good flight on Frontier.
I’m 2/2 on Frontier Airlines…better not jinx it with a third flight. In all honestly, I was very happy I gave Frontier a try. It’s not the sort of carrier I would use for work (I’ll stick to United), but it is certainly one I would use for family trips if we could all go for the price of one ticket on United.
I’ll have a lot more details in full review…stay tuned!