Frontier Drops Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie

Frontier AirlinesFrontier Airlines will stop serving complimentary chocolate chip cookies as of May 1. While this news may be good for our waistline, we’re sad to see the small perk go.

The cookie was a symbol of the “best care in the air” service of the former Midwest Airlines, the Milwaukee BizTimes reported. The airline was acquired by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and merged into Denver-based Frontier Airlines in 2009.

The airline has suffered mightily of late, cutting jobs and eliminating several routes.

“The company determined that offering a free perishable snack did not align with our low-cost business model,” said Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Carpenter.

Beginning May 1, Frontier will offer complimentary Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers and Barnum’s Animal Crackers for Ascent, Summit, Classic and Classic Plus customers, as well as unaccompanied minors.

“The new animal snack options are non-perishable, run less risk of waste, are a better value and align better with the Frontier brand,” Carpenter said.

Yes, but they’re not nearly as tasty.

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