This is the best options for all parties involved. Frontier pilots didn't want to be on the bottom of the seniority list and I'm sure Southwest pilots didn't want to have the animosity between Frontier and Southwest pilots (like the Delta and Northwest pilots have because of their merger). This decision will only better the people of Denver because now they will have 3 major carriers to choose from with more destinations and more low fare options with the 3 airlines battling to give the lowest fares. I think overall, Frontier employess will benefit the most because they are guarenteed a job, whereas, if Southwest bought them, 20% would lose their jobs immediately after the deal was closed and the rest would have been phased out over a 2 year period. The only employees that would have possibly made it after those 2 years are the pilots and they would have been at the bottom of the seniority list. So essentially 4,400 other employees would have been out of a job in less that 2 years.
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