Frontier Pilots Launch First-Ever Mobile Strike Center; Hits the Road in Major U.S. Cities

Pilots at Frontier’s closest competitor, Spirit Airlines, ratified a new contract in early 2018 with pay raises averaging 43 percent.

Frontier Airlines: A Bad Bargain

Frontier pilots are lowest-paid in the industry and ready to strike. Your cheap fare may NOT be a bargain if that happens.

Considering Frontier Airlines?

You should also know as you choose an airline for your vacation or other travel needs that Frontier management has enjoyed huge profits, but still refuses to negotiate a fair contract for Frontier pilots, who currently earn 50 percent less than their peers flying the same kind of planes.


Frontier Pilots are ready to strike when released from federally mediated bargaining if management doesn’t negotiate a market-rate contract that pays them a fair wage.

You May Want to Ask Yourself: Is that Cheap Fare Worth the Risk of a Pilot Strike?

Time is running out for Frontier management to avoid the possibility of a significant service disruption should the bargaining process fail, because management continues to insist that Frontier pilots accept far less than the going market wage.  

As a passenger, you have many choices on which airline to fly. Do you really want to support an airline that is willing to risk a strike because it is trying to cut corners on pilot pay?  

Labor Uncertainty at Frontier

Unfortunately, Frontier Airlines refuses to provide pilots with industry standard pay and benefits. The pilots’ current contract was negotiated more than 11 years ago, and its bankruptcy-era rates make them the lowest-paid pilots in the United States for the type of planes they fly. Frontier’s owners have funneled much of the airline’s massive profits into paying hundreds of millions of dollars in dividends and bonuses to investors and management. Meanwhile, pilots at the airline continue to make 50 percent less than pilots at Spirit, JetBlue, Alaska, Hawaiian, United, Delta, American, and Southwest (and even some regional airlines), despite flying safely and professionally year after year.