Back to Phoenix on Frontier


Before TPOL moved to Puerto Rico in 2018, I was a resident of Scottsdale (see TPOL in the Desert). I am going back to the place where I lived most of my adult life, but I am not arriving there in style. Frontier, one of the worst airlines (see Frontier: Rivaling Allegiant For Worst Airline), tempted me with a fare of $87 one way, $287 total. I can only bring a personal item, meaning I will have to stash everything extra in my travel jacket, a Scottie Vest that is due to arrive any day now replace my Baubax jacket (see The World’s Greatest Travel Jacket: A Smuggler’s Tool). The itinerary is not as terrible as flights on United which connect in NY or as flights on AA that have an interminable layover in DFW or Miami.

Spirit also looks miserable and much more expensive.

Last time I flew Frontier was to Costa Rica, incidentally from Phoenix (see Free without the ‘R’ spells FEE). I’m not looking forward to doing it again, but given the choices, I have no choice. For a place so popular to visit, Puerto Rico has lousy options when it comes to direct flights.

Why would anyone take this flight when the later one arrives at the same time?


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