Flyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
I never flew Vanguard, JetBlue, or Sun Country, because they never had revenue service to Houston. Sun Country would fly a 727 or DC-10 down here to IAH sometimes for charters, but no JetBlue or Vanguard service. There are other LCCs out there that I can't remember the names of now that I never flew between 2000-03, but the only two LCCs I flew on in that time period however are Southwest and AirTran.
TWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
We never flew FreshAer.
I worked at the TW ticket counter in MDW which we shared with Mark Air. I remember how interesting the Mark Air passengers were. It was also very interesting the morning Mark Air shut down in the fall of 1995.
I also had the pleasure (spring of 98 at ORD) of informing a Pan Am II crew ( actually they were all ex-Carnival and it was a Carnival B737) that after passenger deplaning I had both the Chicago Police Department and a rep of the leasing company to reposess the aircraft, and escort them away as PanAm II had ceased operations. Truly a sad moment to be a part of.
Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
Sun Country was purchased by MN Airlines, LLC and operates a number of flights from MSP to primarily leisure destinations (particularly Laughlin, NV) with those beautiful 737s (the 727s and DC-10s no longer operate...at least I don't think so!).
In a stark contrast to yourself, Mike, and many others in a.net, I have never flown either WN nor B6 (my location at MSP makes this an obvious improbability in the near future ).
WNfan From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2320 times:
I'm glad I flew Vanguard and National during this time frame, both out of MDW. On N7 I was lucky to be able to overnight in Las Vegas on the way back from a California business trip to SFO; I stayed up all night and won about $900, and had a room at Harrah's. I never slept and essentially paid $65 for a shower.
But it was an experience I'll never forget, and before WN had MDW-OAK n/s, National to SFO was the best option available to me and my coworker. ($400 on N7 vs $1500-$2000 on AA and UA for ORD-SFO.) The overnight in LAS on the way home was icing on the cake! I miss N7 but with WN having 7 non-stops MDW-LAS now, plus 3 MDW-OAK dailies, all is well for me today. TZ fills most service gaps around the country.
Wmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
How is WN's service to LAS from MDW doing. I ask because every day that I work the 2 LAS flights in the afternoon/evening, that my connecting passengers may get on, are always full. ATA has now had to put the 753 on the route to deal with the loads.