What we’re reading: Frontier leaves Expedia, wheelchair abuse at airports, before they were airports


Frontier stops selling tickets on Expedia

Frontier Airlines announced on Monday that it will no longer be selling tickets on Expedia.

As always, Frontier’s best fares continue to be found on its website at FlyFrontier.com. When you book at FlyFrontier.com, Frontier guarantees you’ll get the best travel value with its Best Fare Guarantee. Additionally, Frontier fares will continue to be distributed through a number of other online travel sites.

Long lines lead to rise of wheelchair ‘miracles’

Wheelchairs and attendants are available at airports for the asking. However, some travelers, in a rush to get to the front of the security line, take advantage of this service even though they don’t need it.

A traveler requests a wheelchair, gets pushed to the front of the security line and screened — and then jumps up out of the chair and rushes off into the terminal.

“We call them ‘miracles.’ They just start running with their heavy carry-ons,” said wheelchair attendant Kenny Sanchez, who has been pushing for more than 14 years.

Sloths, speedways and grave sites: Before they were airports

There’s evidence that large creatures roamed the land that now houses Seattle-Tacoma airport.

In February, 1961 a construction crew working in a bog along an airport runway discovered the bones of a 12-foot long sloth, or Megalonyx, that was determined to be more than 12,500 years old.

  • Chasmosaur

    The wheelchair thing just pisses me off. I had an injury last year that required crutches, and as I healed up, a cane. I could have gotten a wheelchair, but being an accessibility consultant, I left the limited chairs for people who I thought had more severe disability issues.

    Even though I don’t need it now, maybe I’ll bring my cane with the little spiked feet for ice/snow traction. I’ll start poking these “miracle” people in the shins with them… (yes, just joking…)

  • VT

    Well done Frontier!

    Expedia is a horrible company that lies to you and gives
    you absolutely NO customer service.

    They make grandiose promises and then when you have a
    problem their Overseas Call Center will do nothing to help you.

    Then they will lie and say “We did our best to help Mr.

    So onward without Expedia!!!


  • bodega3

    Considering that Expedia does not give you all options for booking reservations, just what is either left in their inventory or what they wish to offer this is probably a good move by Frontier.

  • Dan

    Chasmosaur, they should just make all wheelchair users wait in line like everyone else. This will solve the problem.

  • Dan

    They should just make all wheelchair users wait in line like everyone else. This will solve the problem.