-On Friday, Frontier Airlines announced it is outsourcing ground crew jobs to third-party vendors. According to Denver’s ABC affiliate, 1,160 workers were notified at Denver Airport on Friday that they were losing their jobs, most of them ticket agents, reservation agents, ramp personnel and baggage airlines.
-A JetBlue Airways flight narrowly missed colliding with a Caribbean Airlines flight at New York’s JFK Airport on Saturday evening. The FAA is investigating the incident where the JetBlue flight was rolling down Runway 22 for takeoff when the Caribbean Airlines flight taxied across the path of the JetBlue flight, reports Newsday.
-And with the Super Bowl matchup set between Seattle and New England, airlines are adding extra flights for fans wanting to get to the big game in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reports in this article. Alaska Airlines, which says Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is the airline’s chief football officer, is holding a contest for its frequent-flier members with the winner receiving two round-trip tickets to Phoenix on a charter flight, a two-night hotel stay and a game-day party.
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