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Frontier lost bid for DC flight

Frontier Airlines did not win its bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C.’s, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Department of Transportation awarded the limited slots into DCA to Alaska Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest and Virgin America. “We were disappointed when we heard the news, but given the intensity of the… Continue Reading Frontier lost bid for DC flight

Spirit Airlines is giving away free frequent flyer miles this Saturday in the Springs. Spirit is giving certificates away on a first-come first-serve basis at noon at Kuni Lexus, 604 Auto Heights. The give-away is to celebrate its new service from Denver International Airport to Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas. The airline… Continue Reading Spirit Airlines giving free miles to Springs residents

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Frontier Airlines expects to find out this month if it won a bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C. “We really hope that it happens,” said Andrea Tollar, Frontier Airlines director of sales. Tollar spoke to leaders in the Colorado Springs tourism industry Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors… Continue Reading Frontier awaiting D.C. confirmation, considering additional Springs flights

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Frontier Airlines, which has a hub in Denver and operates  flights out of Colorado Springs, made a big leap up in this year’s Airline Quality Ratings. The 22nd annual AQR report, released this week, reflects the nation’s airline performance in four categories: on-time performance; involuntary denied boardings; mishandled baggage reports; and consumer complaints. In 2011,… Continue Reading Frontier Airlines scores high in annual quality report

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Vote Travel campaign comes to Colorado

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The U.S. Travel Association will bring its 2012 Vote Travel campaign to Colorado next month. The 2012 Vote Travel campaign is a  20,000-mile tour that will incorporate major rallies in cities across the country in an effort to spotlight travel industry’s contributions to the economy. The U.S. Travel Association members also hope to meet with… Continue Reading Vote Travel campaign comes to Colorado

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Letters of support for a nonstop flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C., are pouring into the Colorado Springs Airport. The letters will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Transportation, who has the final say on incoming and outgoing flights into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, one of the few airports in the country… Continue Reading Colorado Springs supports Frontier’s plan for nonstop flight to D.C.

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The travel industry accounted for 7 percent of the 1.6 million jobs created during the past 12 months, the U.S Travel Association reports. “Over the last year, the travel industry expanded its employment base by 119,000 – doubling the jobs created by construction and real estate industries combined,” said David Huether, senior vice president of… Continue Reading Travel industry added jobs in 2011, has good December

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Travel expert Rick Steves to visit the Springs

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There is a way to breeze past the long lines at Rome’s Colosseum and get right in without a wait. Travel aficionado Rick Steves will be in Colorado Springs March 7 to share his secrets on the best way to beat the crowds at some of the world’s busiest tourist destinations in a presentation hosted… Continue Reading Travel expert Rick Steves to visit the Springs

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Business travelers don’t like to take off their shoes at the airport. This is one thing nearly 30 percent of business travel agents wish they could change in airport security, according to Travel Leaders Fall Travel Trend Survey released today. About 450 travel owners, managers and frontline travel agents were surveyed in August to find… Continue Reading Travelers bugged by post-9/11 airport security rules

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Across the country and in Colorado business travelers are paying more this year than last year for domestic airfare, international airfare and hotel lodging – a positive sign for the travel and hotel industries. A travel pricing snapshot for second quarter 2011, released this week by American Express Global Business Travel eXpert insights Business Travel… Continue Reading Airfare and hotel rates up, industry making slow rebound

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