Southwest couldn't stand the fact that they could not put an end to Frontier the old-fashioned way, so it has come to this.
It is a heart-breaking shame. I can only hope and pray that a situation presents itself to allow Frontier to remain an independent subsidiary; as this seems to be the only best-case scenario left. Southwest has made it very clear that they do not intend to keep any of the Airbus fleet, and will only hire Frontier empoyees, as they stated, on an "as needed" basis. Denver is sure to loose a great, fun, classy airline, and scores of Frontier employees are sure to loose their jobs in a devistating national economy.
My heart goes out to all Frontier Airlines employees. I share in your anxiousness and heartache, and I can only hope that the bankruptcy judge and creditors committee see this offer from Southwest as nothing more than a predatory, pouty move.
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