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Questions about Frontier Bid

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[asset|aid=240|format=image|formatter=asset|title=RBRiPodLogoSmall.gif|width=180|height=179|resizable=true|align=right]Earlier this week, two of our executive vice presidents participated in a conference call with reporters from around the country. This week’s episode of Red Belly Radio is an excerpt of the full one-hour call. If you want, you can hear the entire phone call, or read about the Frontier bid in the blog post titled Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly on Bid for Frontier.  If you are a regular subscriber of Red Belly Radio, please note that I did not add the full recording to the Red Belly Radio feed, so this is the only place to hear it.

The two officers answering questions are Bob Jordan, Executive Vice President Strategy and Planning, and Ron Ricks Executive Vice President Corporate Services and Corporate Secretary.
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I am a former Denver resident who flew Frontier on a weekly basis for several years, and now I am an Austin resident who flys Southwest almost weekly. Southwest and Frontier are, and have been for a long time now, my favorite top 2 airlines. I have enough mileage left in my Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns account to purchase 4 round trips. Question: What will happen to Frontier Airlines customer's Frontier Early Returns mileage balance? Will the mileage in our Early Returns account convert to Rapid Rewards points? If so, have you any idea as to what the conversion factor would be?
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what will happen to the Frontier employees that work at airports you don't fly to such as DFW?
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Is Southwest promising to keep ALL the "new" cities obtained through a Frontier acquisition? The only one mentioned as being dropped off the route map was DFW in favor of Love Field because of existing operations there. What about Akron, OH then? Isn't it too close to Cleveland operations to leave it as a standalone CAK-DEN flight route? What about Dayton, will the operations be expanded there like with other Southwest cities with multiple flights to multiple hubs as Atlanta will be eventually? With the purchase of Lynx that seems to secure the fate of the short-hop cities currently provided by Frontier. The Mexican/Costa Rica destinations seem secure. What about Anchorage?