Gosh. If I had to have stuff done by a color lab these days, I'd be relieved they used a Frontier: it's been ages since a lab used a well maintained, quality optical printer. The big problem is the low wages paid to the operators, like flipping burgers instead of doing craftsmanlike work. Another virtue of the Frontier is the lower incidence of scratched negs, due in equal part to a cleaner workflow and better employees.
Why not talk to A&I about it ?
It ain't like Kodak processing in 1970, is it ?