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PATHETIC Customer Service, Long Wait, Unreliable Service
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Rating: 1/51

PRINCETON, INDIANA -- I called the 800 number on a flier advertising Frontier Internet service with Dish Network TV package. After over 2 hours on the phone, they finally had me signed up for DSL Internet service, but were unable to process my request for Dish after being put on hold and transferred many, many times. They told me my modem would arrive in the mail in a week, and I could self install it.

A week later I get a phone call from a technician who claims there is a problem with the installations in my area, and there will be a delay of a week or until the end of summer. 2 weeks in, I finally receive my modem. I follow the instructions, but it will not connect. I call the customer service number (which is a harrowing wait time every time) the guy tells me he is going to send out a technician there is a problem with my lines.

As my laptop sits open after the call, I notice it advances to a new screen on its own. So I call customer service back again, and this person who answers informs me the service ticket was canceled, but he sees no reason he can't help me get it set up. A half an hour later, my Internet is up and running. So the service technician they were going to send and charge me for was unnecessary.

Not 2 days later, all of a sudden my Internet shuts off for no reason. I follow all the useless instructions, call customer service again, wait 20 minutes for a live person to answer... She informs me I will have to wait FIVE MORE DAYS for a service technician to come and repair the line that may or may not even be messed up. I am calling as soon as I get finished typing this to sign up with another provider. This is the most horrible service experience I've ever had with any company.

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Frontier Really Took Good Care of Us on Recent Flights
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Rating: 5/51

DENVER, COLORADO -- We were flying from Nashville through Denver to Las Vegas in mid-April 2013. There was a blizzard forecast for the day we were flying out. Frontier noted on their website that if we were flying through Denver that day, we could change our flight w/o any fees. The agent on the phone was phenomenal. She even let us change our return date by one day also so we wouldn't lose a day of vacation. Flights out were great, ran on time, treated well. Then on the day of our return flight, it was another snowy bad weather day in Denver.

Again, Frontier was phenomenal. They loaded us on the plane then the one hour delay at Denver came through and they allowed us to get off and sit in the gate area for that hour (leaving items in overhead bin). We reloaded an hour later and taxied out. Then came another one hour delay from Denver. So we sat on tarmac for close to one hour. Frontier has TV's with 25 channels on each seat back and their policy is if there's a delay you get the TV for free!

So we enjoyed live TV. Then came the 2 hour delay from Denver, so they took us back to terminal gate area (didn't hold us on the plane any further) and told us to take all our belongings this time. They efficiently worked at the gate area to find other flights for those who were only changing planes in Denver. We were called up within 5 minutes and given seats on USAirways changing planes in Charlotte. No more worry about the weather in Denver!!! Also great treatment on USAir. During all this time and for the rest of our itinerary that day, Frontier kept sending me nice little email notices about the delays and about my new itinerary.

When we arrived in Charlotte and I turned my phone back on, there was another reminder from Frontier about my next flight from Charlotte to Nashville with flight number and gate number. I thought that was phenomenal treatment, in this age of smart phones, to keep me posted all day. I am highly pleased with the way they took care of us and will definitely fly Frontier again if possible.

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Horrible Customer Service - BEWARE
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Rating: 1/51

DENVER, COLORADO -- To begin, this is my first experience with Frontier Airlines. About 6-weeks ago I purchased an airline ticket for my Wife and I to fly to my cousin's wedding. 7-days prior to our flight, my grandfather suffered a heart attack. Two days later our small dog dislocated a leg while playing fetch. Unfortunately, both required 24 hour care and since I was a groomsman in the wedding, we decided my wife would stay behind to take care of them. I contacted Customer Service to request a refund for my wife's ticket, given our circumstances, I didn't think this would be an issue.

After speaking with two Frontier Airline's customer service reps, I was told that I would need to secure a Dr's note regarding my grandfather. I had the Dr. complete the note and per Frontier's instructions I submitted the note to receive a refund for the ticket. I called to follow-up with Frontier to check on the status of our refund and was told that Frontier decided that our reason for cancellation was not accepted and we couldn't receive a refund.

The representative first asked whose grandfather it was, I explained since we were married, it was both of ours. She then said (and I quote), "he would need to die to receive a refund." I was speechless. I couldn't believe the insensitivity of the representative. They said there is nothing they could do. I posted my story on their Facebook page, hoping to receive some help. I received a response to my post within hours, asking me to email them the details.

I emailed them the details with-in the day and after following up twice, I finally received a response two-weeks later stating they looked into my account and saw I flew this past weekend and therefore my wife would have a 1-year credit, minus $100 change fee and $30 fee booking fee. Seriously?!? Why would I ever want to fly on Frontier again? This has been a HUGE PITA during a tragic and stressful time in our lives. I would caution all to stay away from Frontier Airlines - they're horrible! I've filed a dispute with AMEX and I hope they will help this issue right.

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Bizarre world of strange accents and where everyone is a supervisor...
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Rating: 1/51

NEW MEXICO -- I inherited them. I originally had Midwest mastercards. Midwest was nice to deal with. I was on hold for three and a half hours. I had 2 requests, to dispute a charge and try and reduce my interest rate. The man I spoke with about my dispute, had no clue. He asked questions that had nothing to do with my concern. At one point I even asked if he knew what I was saying.

I asked to be transferred to a supervisor. He would put me on hold for up to 20 minutes, come back and ask me a question that had nothing to do with my concern. He did not fully understand English. But he transferred me twice more. Then I was "fortunate" enough to get the "top supervisor" at Frontier and was told she could not help me.

Then came time for rate question. I told them I had Cancer and had set up payments before I went into hospital. Payments were never taken out and I was charged late fees. I called from the hospital and was told by another "supervisor", that they do not make arrangements for auto withdrawal. And now I was berated for that because this "supervisor" said they do make those type of arrangements! And no record of my arrangement existed. I was willing to send them proof of my illness.

So many people lie, steal cards, or run cards up and end up not paying. That is why interest rates are so high. They caused me so much stress today, it was unreal. I skimmed over a lot of what was said to me. Too upsetting for me. I will do my best to pay and pay off.

I am working 1/3 of what I was. And eventually I will. It is my character that two wrongs don't make a right. They then will never get another dime of my money. They need to take into consideration, a person's good years of being a client, and putting anyone on hold for that time is uncalled for. I feel like I was abused today. It was just plain emotional abuse. They all had the same thick odd sounding accents, just creepy!

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Last minute Bait and Switch
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- On December 7th, 2009 I purchased two tickets from Frontier Airlines, one for my father and one for myself. Even though indirect flights cost less I opted to pay more for the advantage of having a direct flight from locations that were more convenient to us. On July 20th, 2010, only four days before my flight was scheduled to take place, I received a phone call from a customer service representative from Frontier Airlines. She informed me that not only was I not going to have a direct flight, but that I was going to arrive two hours later than the originally scheduled time.

To make matters worse, she said that the Airline knew of this change on March 31st, 2010, almost four months before I received any notification from them about this change. So by the time I received this notification I had no chance of shopping for a better flight for my money. Needless to say that for more than seven months Frontier Airlines has had use of the money I spent on that ticket. Even my bank would have done better than their offer to return my money now and leave me stranded at the eleventh hour without a means of getting to my destination as conveniently or on time.

I was even willing to drive to another airport eight hours away and take the flight I booked my father on, but the Airline would not let me do this unless I paid the difference in ticket prices, which by this time has about doubled in price from the original purchase. The least the Airline should do, for the inconvenience, is to let me go with that option at no extra charge, which is still an eight hour drive for me, the reason that I chose not to take that option in the first place. But at least this would have allowed me to arrive on time without having to pay twice the original ticket price to do so.

The Airline has made no attempt to compensate me for this inconvenience, and has even tried to profit from their mistake by trying to charge me more for a flight that would arrive at the desired time. This entire misadventure is akin to buying Premium Orchestra seats for the Ballet only to be told a few days prior to the performance, when the House is sold out, that your seats have been moved to Upper Balcony Far Left, and by the way, during intermission you will have to leave your seats and change to these other ones in the 27th Row Far Right.

However, we will still charge you the price of Premium Orchestra to see the performance that you paid months in advance for and have been looking forward to seeing since then. Oh, and sorry we didn't let you know months ago, when we first learned of this change, so you might have had more options, “my bad.”

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Trip Protection Plan Provides No Protection at All
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I purchased a round trip ticket for my sister-in-law using Frontier airlines website and I also bought the extra $10.95 trip protection plan the same time and paid them with my credit card. In the itinerary, it clear indicated that I had purchased the trip insurance and gave me a policy number. My sister-in-law came but then needed to change her return flight due to the death of my father-in-law. When I called to change the flight, I was told that the trip protection plan would be handled by AIG insurance company and I would have to make a claim later for whatever cost to reschedule the flight.

So, I paid for extra money to get the flight changes. However, when I tried to make the claim later with AIG, I was told that AIG didn't have my policy nor receive any payment for the insurance. So, they wouldn't responsible for the claim. I emailed to Frontier Customer support and they sent me the detail of the flight in their own format and it clearly indicated that I had purchased the insurance with the policy number. The customer support also told me to deal with AIG.

I emailed to AIG and their replied was that the policy number was Frontier policy number and they had no clue what those policy number meant. After several back and forth with AIG and Frontier airlines, we established that there must be a mis-communication between AIG and Frontier. Frontier admitted that it might be a bug on their web system and since they didn't charge $10.95 in my credit card, I had no insurance and therefore I just had to absorb the cost of $319 of changing flight.

It is just so unfair that I had to be the victim of their mistakes and lost money because they forget to purchase the insurance for me. I trusted their website and really thought I had purchased an extra protection and now my money and trust is gone and I felt cheated.

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Canceled Vacation to Los Cabos
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- Hi! I just wanted to share my misery. I bought tickets in June to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for Thanksgiving...round-trip, nonstop both ways. Well Frontier decided last week to change everything. They added a flight and a layover in Denver, Colorado, an extra eight-nine hours on the flight back to Sacramento Nov 26th. Thankfully they sent a little postcard telling me about the change.

I called and they found me another way back through LAX, closer but still not a nonstop. Well then we go to Sacramento Sun Nov 18th three and a half hours early, and you guessed it - they canceled the flight # 4524 to Los Cabos, MX. They had us all on concrete floors from noon to 6:30 pm waiting and waiting and waiting. They said the restroom door was not operating properly??? What a crock!! Oh! They would put us on another flight in a couple days??? Hello!! We had condos rented, cars rented, trips, fishing, a vacation - all ruined by Frontier Airlines. But that's OK, they said we could have a refund in ten days with NO penalties!

Mr. Sean Menke, CEO - WAKE UP! People depend on airlines to FLY. Fire whoever is responsible for the mess. Do not waste our time and money, get out of California. Save yourself, do not fly Frontier Airlines. Sorry I ever heard of them. They do not have "I'm SORRY" in their vocabulary, the customer service department is not interested in our complaints. All they say is "the airline industry is known for canceling and changing flights."

I wonder how things are in Denver? Any better? Any worse? We live a six-hour round-trip drive to the Sacramento Airport. Plenty of time to think about Frontier Airlines and what a disorganized group of non-caring people can do to your vacation. You would think five months is enough time to plan a trip? How much do we have to put up with to get things changed??

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Complaint
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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI -- I write to express my extreme frustration with the terrible "service" received on Sunday, October 28, 2007 in St. Louis. We were scheduled to depart St. Louis at 7:35 pm, on flight 287 to Denver and through to Spokane on flight 308.

We arrived at the Frontier desk at 6:55 pm, due to detours, closed exits, and freeway stoppage for an accident. Upon arrival, I asked the agent to hurry, explaining the unavoidable delays and we had to work Monday. The agent refused to help in ANY manner! She rudely said, "Too late, I'€™m closing the gate in five minutes." I stated we could still make it if she would call the gate; she refused, stating, "It'€™s impossible, you'€™ll have to leave tomorrow."

I explained our flight to St. Louis on October 25th had been delayed 10 minutes for two passengers; why not us? She replied, "€œThat'€™s not my problem; you need to be here forty-five minutes early; I have an On-time Performance Quota which must be met, and I won'€™t hold the flight!" I asked to speak with her Supervisor, Judy, who took her time coming, and said she couldn't do anything now, but if we'd been there 5 minutes earlier, she might've been able to do something. I told her we'€™d BEEN there 10 minutes and the agent wouldn't help. She said, €œ"I can't do anything."€

I inquired about another flight leaving St. Louis, to which she said, "There aren't any other flights." I asked her to check other airlines; she looked at her screen and replied, "Nope, we're the last one." I asked when the earliest flight departed, and was told, "Be here at 4:30 am, and wait," When I asked about reservations, she said, "You miss your flight, you fly stand-by."

I asked where Frontier would lodge the three of us for the evening, since it was Frontier's choice not to board us, and she replied it was OUR problem--Frontier doesn't put people up. When we arrived in Denver, I explained this to Amy, the agent, who stated the St. Louis agent was wrong and should've boarded us, especially as it was the last flight and we had work the next day. Today, I just got off the phone with a low-level CSR.

She called to inform me she had my letter in front of her, yet Frontier has an iron-clad 45 minute policy, regardless of what we'd been told by any other Frontier Employee, and that Frontier will not reimburse us for any losses. She did not make any attempt to meet halfway, acknowledge Frontier's culpability, nor offer any type of courtesy compensation. I hung up realizing Frontier Airlines does not understand the meaning of "customer service", nor cares to retain us as customers.

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Frontier Mastercard - Barclays Bank
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WILMINGTON DELAWARE -- I went through the Denver airport and was suckered into getting a Frontier Mastercard for a free trip anywhere if I signed up. Not only is it next to impossible to redeem the free ticket, because there are never seats available, but you will be required to work with Barclays Bank. They are the very worst credit card company on earth!

My account had been charged twice by a company that I had not been authorized to do so. I had to contact that company to get the charges reversed. I was finally issued a credit. In the meantime Barclay bank piled on the fees when my balance should have been zero. Barclay Bank is a joke, their collection department is the very worst - if you want to work with a great card company use Cabela's Visa. I will also never use Frontier Airlines as long as possible - They were no help at all!

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Abandon All Hope
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Rating: 1/51

KEYSER, WEST VIRGINIA -- Frontier is one of those companies that know you have no alternatives and they take advantage of it. We started 3 years ago and things went downhill from day one. The internet service BARELY scratches 1.5 Mb and that's on a high note. A high note that is like a legendary once in a lifetime note. The regular speed is so low going with one of those unidentified connections you pick up is faster and they refuse to admit they even have a problem. The service end fee is ungodly and its not worth it. If you have ANY bloody alternatives then take them. Stay away from this company.

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1.3 out of 5, based on 12 ratings and
39 reviews & complaints.
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Frontier Airlines
7001 Tower Rd.
Denver, CO 80249-7312
800-265-5505 (ph)
720-374-4375 (fax)
www.frontierairlines.com
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