Frontier Airlines

Colorado
Transportation

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Frontier Airlines has been accused of discriminating against passengers for their religious and political views. Frontier Airlines was criticized for kicking off a passenger for wearing an American Flag mask. Frontier Airlines was also accused of antisemitism after escorting a Jewish family off a plane for allegedly not wearing masks. Frontier Airlines discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving and does not provide its employees with viewpoint protection. Frontier Airlines uses its corporate reputation to advance ideological causes. For these reasons, Frontier Airlines receives a High Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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Frontier Airlines was criticized after it prohibited a federal air marshal from boarding a flight in Atlanta due to his face covering, which featured an American flag; the company responded that this was a misunderstanding due to the type of face mask and not the images (1). Frontier Airlines also faced accusations of anti-Semitism after it kicked a Hasidic family off a flight for allegedly not wearing masks (2)(3).

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Frontier Airlines will not give a charitable donation to “Religious/fraternal/political or athletic organizations” (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Frontier Airlines does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Frontier Airlines advances LGBTQ causes through its “Fly With Pride” Campaign, The Sky is for Everyone Pride month posts, and its partnership with the National Gay Pilots Association (1)(2)(3). Frontier Airlines published a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement (4).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Frontier Airlines has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Frontier Airlines does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
October 2, 2023

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