Reader: The TSA gets a lot more complaints than Frontier -- or any other airline

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Yesterday, we shared the results of the latest Airline Quality Rating study, and they weren't kind to Frontier, which tumbled from the top ten and finished dead last when it comes to customer complaints. Some readers were surprised by the low marks, others expected them -- and this commenter puts them into an interesting perspective.

A Chris Heismann writes:

Before everyone gets ragging on Frontier too badly, keep these points in mind: 1. The TSA still generates more complaints per 100k passengers than any airline - and that's just the documented ones. 2. Frontier is one of the only airlines to still have all inclusive ticket options -- and usually at a better price than adding in all the surcharges on a lower fare price. 3. Even in their peak months, Frontiers rate of complaints against them still indicates 99.9% of passengers don't feel the need to complain to the government about them. Even if each of those complaints represents a hundred more people who didn't bother, that still gives Frontier an A grade in the typical grading system. Remember, even straight students generally have a ten percent margin for error.

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A Chris Heismann
A Chris Heismann

Wow. A whole post about my comment. Thanks. My point wasn't an attempt to pass the buck, but to put things in perspective. Sure, Frontier slipped to the bottom in terms of complaints, but sometimes we focus too much on the negative of one thing, instead of paying attention to other factors. If you have fifteen kids come home with what amounts to straight A+ report cards, are you really going to berate the one who happened to get the lowest GPA of them? There are a lot of other things that factor into air travel besides complaints to the government about an airline.

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