Hello guys and welcome to this Frontier Virtual Trip Report, done by myself. Today I'll be guiding you along with me as we explore Denver International, fly to KLAX, do some amazing spotting, and take a westward Departure out of KLAX. Thanks for joining me!
(Note: I apologize for blurrines, reflections off of glass, and any indistinguishable aircraft in the distance that is causing you a heart attack. Please just sit back and enjoy this report).
Arriving at Gate A40
`I have arrived at my gate, A40. First impression? The airport itself is by the far the cleanest airport I've ever been in and staffed with very friendly people.
Signs are all over the place, departure/arrival boards are stacked in very frequent locations, gates are clearly marked, etc.
DIA also has completely free wifi, no adds, no "premium" pay, and more specifically it runs without a limit on it. Well done Denver Airport!
Spotting on Concourse A facing both South and North
Doing some non-Frontier spotting. Tell me below if you'd like to see more (mainly other FFT since that's what I have) photos.
Air Canada E190 being towed into its gate for a departure in several hours.
Spirit Airlines with delayed departures on both flights...was that a surprise?
A retro American Airlines livery
Time to Board
My aircraft has arrived. I'll see you on board. (We had a beautifully early boarding and departure on time. Well done Frontier)
On the Aircraft
Just sat down and checked about.
I will be honest and not biased (yes I know a ton of people will know I adore Frontier with a passion so they assume everything I say will be biased and I'll ignore anything bad about them).
Here is a review on the service, cleanliness of the aircraft, staff attitudes, and Beverage/snack deals.
Staff: The FAs, pilots, and groundscrew were phenomenal. We boarded early, the FA greeting us on the plane was cheerful and upbeat. She made various jokes during the flight that had people laughing. The FAs in the back who were doing the voice over for the safety demonstration did a good job promoting the positivity and keeping everyone safe.
Food/Beverage: As of 05/10/17 water and ice cubes are completely complimentary. I have had people tell me ice wasn't complimentary and that water wasn't complimentary. That's a false statement. Water and ice are completely free.
The snacks are pricey, I will not deny. For a cup of coffee and a Stroopwaffle it's $5 (roughly the same price for twenty nuggets and sauce at McDonald's)
In the photo you see the complimentary water and I paid $3.99 for the little box of snacks. They were wonderful and tasted good but the price did sort of put a damper on it.
Pilots: The First Officer kept us very well informed about the weather and forewarned us of approaching turbulence a good deal before it came, giving people time to get out of the lava and back to their seats.
About 15 minutes before landing we were hit with intense fog which cleared up only on short final into LA. The clouds lasted a good deal of my trip but were gone by departure.
The views over the Rockies were breathtaking, literally. I just sort of stared in awe as we flew over some of these gorgeous capped peaks. Note to everyone:...fly over the Rockies! I have never seen such a stunning display of beauty before. Wow!
Arrival Into LAX and Deplaning
Arrival into LA was very entertaining. So much traffic. We actually had a UPS on a parallel final for 25L while we landed 24L. I've never had a parallel approach so it was beautiful.
Reverse thrusters and now we have arrived.
After landing I went and grabbed a coffe and sat at Terminal 3, Gate 33B where a JetBlue flight was leaving for Fort Lauderdale. The views from the windows there were amazing!
Some Spotting Photos Not Seen In My KLAX Spotting Thread
A giant aircraft next to a small aircraft. Interesting the size differences, :)
Spirit Airlines (NKS) heading to Las Vegas
Virgin America heading to KSFO
Three immense beasts. In my eyes they all are Kings of the Sky.
KLM Heavy heading to Amsterdam
Departure for KDEN
Let me pause here and say that, yes, our flight was delayed by an hour. The arriving aircraft, which was coming from Orlando, was delayed in Florida due to issues in LA. So I had an extra hour to sit around and spot.
Allegiant A320 returning from Bedford
Bye bye KLAX 👋🏼 Thank you for the 9 hour spotting trip! I'll see you someday.
We departured 24L again but this time we got a sunset departure. It was another beautiful takeoff.
As you can see, I got a great view of the ocean and the wave breaker keeping waves from entering the channel.
Arrival into Denver:
For the duration of the flight they kept the cabin lights completely off. It was kind of cozy and snug to be honest.
Denver Airport at night is very quiet.
Currently walking up the Sky Bridge, that view is incredible 😍😍 Thank you Frontier for the incredible trip!
Leaving into the Jeppsen Terminal. Bye Denver Airport.
Thank you to everyone for sticking with me. I hope you enjoyed this trip report and I'll see you onboard on my next flight. Have a great day!