What could the Frontier/Spirit deal mean for low-cost flying?

February 8, 2022
With the control tower in the background, a Frontier Airlines jet taxis at Denver International Airport on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.With the control tower in the background, a Frontier Airlines jet taxis at Denver International Airport on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.Hart Van Denburg/CPR News
With the control tower in the background, a Frontier Airlines jet taxis at Denver International Airport on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Two ultra-low-cost airlines may become one. Denver-based Frontier – the one with wildlife on its tails – intends to merge with Spirit– all clad in yellow. It’s a $6 billion deal. But it’s not guaranteed to get off the ground. We get perspective from Washington Post transportation reporter Lori Aratani.