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Breaking: Frontier Airlines Lost Its Cookies!

April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM | by | ()

This day had to come eventually. Frontier Airlines is doing away with handing out free oven-baked cookies on flights, starting at the end of this month.

Of course this sucks. Who doesn't love free stuff on flights when such things are quickly going extinct? Frontier served nearly 700,000 cookies every month! We feel for the flight attendants, who'll likely spend the next many months politely informing flyers of the change, when they ask where their free cookie went. Though this is sad news, Frontier has recently done a few positive things to balance it out, like the lowering of fees and the addition of Fat Tire beer to the onboard drinking menu.

So how do Frontier frequent flyers feels about this? We asked Jill Smith, domestic jetsetter, for her thoughts on this breaking news:

I'm a Summit member and LOVE Frontier, but the cookies were never a draw for me. They always smelled a little too cookie-y to be appealing. The free baggage, TV and no change fees I get as a Summit member are the big bonus rewards. Besides, the cookies are a Midwest hang over. Bring on the Frontier signature!

Jill is correct—the cookies are a tradition of Midwest Airlines and they've only figured into Frontier history for almost exactly two years, when Midwest was folded into Frontier in April 2010.

Replacing the cookies will be Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers and Barnum’s Animal Crackers. If you're a frequent flyer like Jill, or an unaccompanied minor, you'll be handed the 1oz snacks for free. Regular passengers will have to pony up $1.

If you're truly heartbroken by the lack of cookies, there is still a way to get your teeth into the very ones formerly served onboard. All the details are here, but beware that it does involve a trip to Milwaukee!

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Archived Comments:

Sad Face :-(

Figured this was coming... but it's kind of nice that they're still giving out some goldfish for free!