Say what you want about culture, boosting low fare competition, but bottom line is that WN has not been doing all that well in DEN and F9 has had 8 consecutive profitable quarters with an incredible loyal following. Therefore, if you can't lick them, you buy them. I'd be surprised if WN actually waits 2 years to combine the OPS of the 2 carriers. They'll do it a lot sooner, let most of the F9 employees go, sell off the Airbus fleet and take over the coveted A concourse at DIA. It isn't a good deal for DEN or the F9 employees, but is a sign of the times. We'll definitely miss you Frontier & your great employees. I'm a frequent flyer with F9 and have flown WN and their cultures are not the same.
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