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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

I am used to spotting at LGA and seeing Midwest Express MD-80s and DC-9s in the blue and yellow colors.


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Yesterday I saw a plane at LGA which jsut said "Midwest" and seemed to have new colors:


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Is "Midwest" now operating out of LGA now as opposed to Midwest Express?

Is this a new scheme? When did they start painting the planes like so?

Are they only painting their 717s in that color, as it seems from the list of the pics of it that came up in my search?


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

They're the same airline... Midwest Express no longer exists, but obviously repainting their planes will take a while.

N


User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

So they will be giving their MD-80s this new look too?


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Believe there is an MD-80 already in the new livery.

Michael


User currently offlineN951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

Old old news.... there have probably been many threads on this here in the past.

It is a complete name change and brand make-over. They are repainting all aircraft that will not be retired, so the MD-80's should be repainted. Some DC-9 will not be painted.


User currently offlineMIDEXJET From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Indeed, at least one of the MD 80's is painted as Midwest with the new logo - N814ME I believe. It was sitting on the YX hanger ramp at MKE last Saturday

User currently offlineJettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

It is N813ME that is painted in the new color scheme. This plane didn't enter service with them until the name change happned. That is the only reason that plane is painted in that scheme. The other MD80s will not be "repainted" any time soon. They will probably blue out the express and put some decal on the tail. None of the DC9s will be painted as they are ALL being retired. Hope this helps.

User currently offlineMidway Dc9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

I noticed in the current schedule that there were no flights using the DC9-10. Did they park all of these so quickly? There were a number of flights with them in the last schedule.

Dave


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I "believe" they are still flying the DC 9 - 10 series.
I saw one at DFW just recently.

Also, just an FYI. Midwest is going to start an airline within an airline for low cost segments.........I just can't see why these "MBA" types think this can be done. Delta is now working on try number two with Song and UA destroyed Shuttle by United and now is thinking about it again. How stupid !!


Jay


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1989 times:

Jettblasterp, I hear there are at least two more MD-80s headed for the paint shop to get the new colour scheme. I will have to confirm which birds they are.

As for the DC-9-10s, there is still one in service, for now.


User currently offlineCaptcjmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Im pretty sure the only DC9-10 series still in service is N700ME as shown in a recent photo in Dallas.

Does anybody have a pic of the MD-80 in the new colors?


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User currently offlineMidEx717 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Last week in our staff meeting with our manager in the hangar he told us that all of the DC9-10's might be parked by the end of May. So, we will have to see if it's true or not.

User currently offlineMidway Dc9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Midex717,

Please keep me posted on what you find out.

Thanks,

Dave


User currently offlineJettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Ilyushin96M,

The MD-80s headed for paint must be going thru a major check or they are scheduled to be used for the new LCC. Keep me updated if you can.

The -10s still with YX are 300, 500, 600, & 700. The are not "scheduled" for flying but are available to fly if needed. It is rare. 300 is going to BOS today. I don't think we will see much of these anymore.

JayDavis,

The LCC thing could work for them as they are able to ADD seats to their airplanes to lower costs. US and DL do not have that option.


User currently offlineMidEx717 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

N500ME is gone from the Midwest fleet. It flew to MIA last week. Just three DC9-10's left N300ME N600ME and N700ME.

User currently offlineJettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Sorry, I was wrong. 500 is gone and 600 is going to MIA tomorrow. Anyone know who bought them?

User currently offlineAirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

We like the new livery of Midwest!! A very good improvement to the old one... especially the tailfin logo.

User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6147 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

N813ME is in the new color. Sitting in front of me here at SFO as I speak. And looks very nice I may say....nice job Midwest
ASSFO



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User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Midwest Airlines is Midwest Express. They just changed their name to "Midwest" in an effort of boost profits. When people saw "Express" they thought MEH was a small regional carrier. I will miss the old paint scheme!

Thanks Much,
DC-9-32

P.S.- MEH still has one DC-9-10 or -15 which they use solely for charters, that bird will be around for awhile!


User currently offlineMidEx717 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Douglas DC-9,

Where do you get your info that Midwest Airlines is going to keep one of there DC9-10's for charters? Once again, the info I got from my manager at the Midwest hangar is that all of the DC9-10's series will be parked by the end of May unless things have changed. I will ask him tomorrow but as of now that is what is going to happen. N600ME was going to leave for MIA today at 1300. If that happend then we have N300ME and N700ME left and are only used as spares.


User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

MidEx717- I read it somewhere, and it even says that they do have an aircraft just for chartering and it looks to be a DC-9-10. I read that this aircraft would be the last DC-9 to leave the MEH fleet. You can see it here:

http://www1.midwestexpress.com/services/charter/chartercharterjet.asp

I think that at least 1 if not more of the aircraft should be put into a museum.

DC-9-32


User currently offlineMidway Dc9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Midex717,

Can you send me a personal email? I wanted to ask you something about Mitchell Field in Milwaukee.

airguytwo@aol.com

Best regards,
Dave


User currently offlineMidEx717 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Well Midwest Airlines has one DC9-30 that's a dedicated charter aircraft and it's N302ME. Many sports teams has flown on it like the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Devils, etc. I have flown on it and it has alot of legroom. If you like at the picture at that web site its a DC9-30 not a -10. You can tell because it has four overwing exits. The DC9-10's have only two overwing exits.

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