A new option for travel for Retreat at Mountain Brook residents
We love a good story, especially when it is tied to something that makes life easier for our residents at The Retreat at Mountain Brook. So when we heard from Bham Now, the modern, mobile Birmingham, about Frontier Airlines coming to Birmingham, we had to investigate, and here’s what we discovered…
Great news! Traveling to Disney, Denver, or Philly from Birmingham just got a lot easier and less expensive as the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport announced that Frontier has landed a slot as the airport’s newest commercial carrier. It’s perfect timing, because spring break is around the corner and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth is, too, with an easy drive from The Retreat at Mountain Brook; logging in at just under 15 minutes via 1-20, ideal for people who travel a lot or work at the airport.
And who doesn’t want to fly on a large aircraft with cute critters painted on the tail? Several years ago, when the airline wanted to differentiate its brand, it looked back to a concept begun years before that featured larger than life-sized animals painted on its planes. In 2014, spokesanimals’ roles increased and a new marketing campaign was launched, hence the tagline, A Whole Different Animal.
We also learned that each aircraft features the name of the animal featured on its tail near the nose of the aircraft for easier identification. Each animal has a name: Jack the rabbit, Grizwald the bear, Foxy the fox (for whom Jack has a crush), Flip the dolphin (who always gets stuck going to Chicago rather than the warmer climates the others are going to), Larry the lynx, Hector the sea otter, and Sal the cougar.
The newest spokesanimal additions are Penguins Jim, Joe, Jay, and Gary, a barbershop-style quartet, singing the praises of EarlyReturns to an audience of Frontier’s well-known characters from the A Whole Different Animal campaign, Hector the otter, advertising Frontier’s expanding service to Mexico, and Polly the Parrot, who won the new animal audition in 2012.
We love this concept.
So, welcome to Birmingham, Frontier Airlines! If Jack, Grizwald, Foxy, Flip, Larry, Hector, Sal, Jim, Joe, Jay, Gary, or Polly need a place to call home, The Retreat at Mountain Brook is a nearby destination and stands ready to accommodate!