Denver-based Frontier Airlines has announced that it's going to lose its cookies by the end of this month and will no longer offer passengers the free treat during travel.
The Denver Post reported that it was the cost of the cookies that propelled the airline to quit offering it.
"We've been in an ongoing review of our catering program and are looking to make some new and exciting changes in the coming months," Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Carpenter told the paper.
The review she is referring to led the airline to the conclusion that the cost of offering the sweet treat didn't jive with economic realities facing the airline. Frontier assets that it wants to transform itself into an "ultra-low-cost carrier," the paper said.
The cookies will be replaced with Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers and Barnum's animal crackers for Ascent, Summit, Classic and Classic Plus customer, the Post reported. Those passengers will receive the new treats free of charge. But if you're flying economy, those treats will set you back $1.
If you think losing free cookies is a raw deal, passengers on Allegiant Air will now pay $35 for a carry-on bag starting April 4 the blog AirlineReporter.com said.
In other airline news, the Los Angeles Times reported that more U.S. airlines had more flights arriving on time, fewer passengers were getting bumped, more bags arrived at their intended destinations and customer complaints were down.
The Times said that the Airline Quality Rating 2012 reports said 10 of the top 15 U.S. airlines improved their performance. The highest ranking airlines were Alaska, Hawaiian, AirTran, Frontier and JetBlue — which we're guessing might not fare so well in next year's report given the recent outburst of pilot Clayton Osbon on a cross-country flight March 27.