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Midwest Airlines New Livery Cancelled?  
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Has Midwest Cancelled the repainting of existing aircraft into the new livery. It seems like they are just putting Midwest titles on the aircraft, and leaving the ME symbol on the tail with the old paint. Only 1 aircraft appears to have new paint and that is N813ME.

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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Probally a quick fix, similar to what Swiss did. They don't have money to paint them all at once.



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User currently offlineUNITED777300 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 131 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

Well the new colors are very close to the old colors and currently only the 717's and a selected munber of the MD80's (1 or 2) have the new colors. I'm assuming that they are paintign the MD80's as they go in for checks; therefore saving money.


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User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

They don't want to have to repaint them again when the fleet goes to beige and green with a lower case a on the tail. It takes several days and some money to paint an airliner. Airliners don't make money sitting in the paint shop. And since most of Midwest's 717's and a few -80's will be part of a large LCC network soon, they sure don't want to waste money on unnecessary paint. I will say that I like the new Midwest livery a lot though.

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User currently offlineMizzou65201 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

601 and 805 have the new tail logo, but the old stripe scheme and unpainted engines.

The biggest deal for YX was getting the "Express" out of the picture, which they found was too strongly associated with commuter carriers...YX wanted a stronger mainline image. Thus the "Express" gone first.

The Skyway fleet is likewise switching over, albeit shortly.

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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

I think their livery looks great  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

MD80 N813ME is the only one in "Full Colors"


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while 805ME and 809ME have this partial or "hybrid"
with the tail in the new colors.



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as does MD88 N601ME



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User currently offlineLearjet25 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 79 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

How real or firm is the story about them being bought out by another carrier?
I didn't know anything about this at all.


User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

I sure would like to see a merger with the carrier your talking about, so would Boeing. FL needs the jets, but I'm betting it would be an expensive way to expand compared to doing it on their own.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I do not think YX will go. if they have to do fleet reductions, they will get rid of all the -30s and -10s, and kiss a couple of MD80s goodbye. The 717s will stay. If FL were to acquire their 717s, they would have to refit the ENTIRE plane to match theirs.

YX has Emergency lighting on the floor
FL has Emergency lighting on the seats

YX has full cooking capabilities with ovens and control systems
FL has small storage compartments in the galley

YX has 2 lavatories and where the forward bulkhead is on the FL 717s, there are storage compartments, and where the FL lavatory is there are more storage compartments.


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User currently offlineMidway2airtran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I wouldn't keep your hopes up for a FL-YX merger, unless the case is the YX product remained as an separate entity. We are not on that fast of a pace to grow and why bother with the hassle trying to mingle two almost totally different corporations together while FL is killing its debt and buying new aircraft is not so hard to do for us anymore? Aircraft assembly lines aren't exactly running that tight these days. Not to say why would FL want to take on YX's debt?


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

I really do not see anyone snatching up YX anytime soon. There limited route map, and more of a niche carrier and now the saver service.


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