NOT MY WORDS:
As the busy summer travel season begins, Frontier Airlines pilots are cautioning customers that the threat of a strike at the airline is a very real possibility until management agrees to pay pilots in line with industry peers.
After more than two years of unproductive negotiations, pilots have asked to be released from federal mediation. If approved by the National Mediation Board, it could start a 30-day cooling-off period, after which pilots could strike. Last year, 100% of the pilot group voted in favor of authorizing a legal strike.
The last major US pilot strike was in June 2010, when Spirit Airlines pilots went on strike for five days, stranding thousands of passengers and disrupting untold vacations. At the time, Spirit was owned by the same equity firm that now owns Frontier.
This may seem strange coming from me, but I highly suggest you be careful in planning your travels this summer especially if you plan on flying Frontier Airlines. Apparently this is the year for strikes as ATC in France go on strike and Frontier pilots are now set on going on strike. They are the lowest paid pilots of any North American airline. They have a right to strike but I would hate to see it affect anyone here. Tell family!