In this week’s roundup, Frontier Airlines sets the price and conditions for its 12-month unlimited travel pass; the Transportation Department comes down hard on six airlines that didn’t give prompt refunds to passengers when their flights were canceled or significantly rescheduled; the Transportation Security Administration issues guidelines to Thanksgiving travelers about which food items can be carried on and which must go in checked bags; JetBlue adds a second European destination for 2023; United begins a new Africa route; Norse Atlantic trims U.S. schedules next year; Southwest exits two California markets and adds one; Spirit Airlines suspends 37 routes including one from LAX; Alaska Airlines adds a partner carrier in Hawaii; Delta expands free in-flight Wi-Fi to more passengers; United flyers can now sign up for Clear through the airline’s app; and Newark Liberty International cuts the ribbon on its new $2.7 billion Terminal A.
Last month, Frontier Airlines teased an upcoming announcement of a new 12-month all-you-can-fly pass for 2023, and this week it released the details. The airline put the new GoWild! Pass on sale Tuesday (Nov. 15) at a “special introductory price” of $599, which is a great rate for that much flying – but that special price ended Friday (Nov. 18). The “retail” price for the pass is $1,999 per year, Frontier said. It’s good for travel beginning May 2, 2023. The airline had originally said it could only be used for domestic trips, but now it also includes international destinations. The price does not include taxes or ancillary fees like baggage, seat selection and so on.