Warning: When your flight is delayed, don’t walk away from the gate

When Lara Wallace arrived at the gate, ready for her flight, she was dismayed to see it was delayed. But leaving the gate area to grab dinner led to disastrous consequences. Should Frontier Airlines reimburse Wallace? Is she entitled to this compensation?

Frontier’s Van Leuven: Amid bidding war for airline, “we’re still in the service business”

Cliff Van Leuven is the vice president of customer service at Frontier Airlines, the Denver-based regional airline. I asked him about how the carrier’s turbulent year so far, including a trip through bankruptcy court, a different take on fees and the likely bidding war between Republic Air and Southwest Airlines to take over Frontier. I also wondered how late-summer travelers can get the best customer service from a struggling airline industry.

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