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NW Or YX For The Same Fare, Which Do You Choose?  
User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1022 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5103 times:

A few weeks ago my sister called me up and asked "I found a flight to Minneapolis for Christmas for around $360 (including taxes and fees); is that a good price and should I go ahead and book it now?" I told her yes, that sounded like a pretty good price for MSP for that time of year, and I don't think fares for around Christmas time are likely to get cheaper, so she should go ahead and book it.

At the time she only mentioned that she had found a non-stop flight on NW from RDU to MSP for that price, but the next time we talked she mentioned that she also had the option of flying RDU-MKE-MSP on YX for the same price. She had apparently already made up her mind to go with the one on NW because a) it's non-stop, b) they're part of SkyTeam and that's where her FF miles are, and c) she didn't really know anything about Midwest.

I told her that based what I know about YX's service I would have advised her to at least think about going with them, and I of course told her about the cookies. Had I been in her situation I probably would have picked YX.

So, kind of inspired by Qantas787's similar thread, I'm curious which option a.netters would have picked given the above factors.

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5098 times:

RDU-MKE is operated by a CRJ-200. I don't think it matters of they serve you a full meal, most people here won't fly on a CRJ-200. Out of the three MKE-MSP flights, 2 are CRJ's and the other is a 717. Chances are very high for a flight with 4 CRJ's.

I would probably pick NW because of the non-stop and the miles, and the lack of a CR2 flight.


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1022 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5092 times:

That's a good point. I knew the RDU-MKE leg would have been a CRJ, but I wasn't sure about the MKE-MSP leg.

User currently offlineSiouxATC From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5090 times:

I would have also gone with NW. I try to aviod the CRJ at all costs. Also because of her FF miles, I think she made the right choise. The fact that its non-stop would have seeled the deal for me!

User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5087 times:

If price was the same, I would take a nonstop on Northwest and bring my own cookies on-board the freakin plane! Take that YX!  Smile


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User currently offlineTeo747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5076 times:

I'd go with NW and the non-stop flight to lessen potential problems due to delays, in particular missing her connecting flight in MKE during the busy Christmas season. Avoiding the CRJ-200 is definitely a plus as well!

User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

For those who may not know, YX and NW have reciprocal Frequent Flyer agreements, so Yflyer, if your sister's miles are with NW (and not another SkyTeam member), she could have earned her miles flying YX.

If you had the opportunity to find out what YX flights she had for her fare quote, I would have recommended going YX just for the opportunity to catch the 717.

However, you can't beat a nonstop flight ... and during the Christmas season, between weather and the masses, she's likely better off.



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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1022 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

Quoting JBo (Reply 6):
For those who may not know, YX and NW have reciprocal Frequent Flyer agreements, so Yflyer, if your sister's miles are with NW (and not another SkyTeam member), she could have earned her miles flying YX.

No, they're with CO.

Quoting JBo (Reply 6):
If you had the opportunity to find out what YX flights she had for her fare quote, I would have recommended going YX just for the opportunity to catch the 717.

If it were me, I probably would have done that, but I doubt she cares what type of aircraft she flies on.


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Quoting Yflyer (Reply 7):
No, they're with CO.

Uh.... you better let YX know that.

http://www.midwestairlines.com/MAWeb...dwestMiles/earnMiles/airlines.aspx

[Edited 2007-08-13 08:53:01]


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5018 times:

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 8):
Quoting Yflyer (Reply 7):
No, they're with CO.

Uh.... you better let YX know that.

His sister's miles are with CO, so by flying NW, the miles go to her CO account.

No offense, but that was rather easy to figure out.


User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5006 times:

YX if you are on the 717.


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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4993 times:

No 717, then no YX. One of the MD-80's could be ok, even though most of the fleet are some of the oldest Mad Dogs ever built. But as others said, CRJ-200's are no fun to fly on. NW A319's are pretty nice, although the A320's are certainly nothing to write home about.


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