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Midwest Turns 20  
User currently offlineYxskip From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Friday, June 11 marks the 20th anniversary of Midwest Airlines. It is great to see a smaller carrier reach this milestone in this day and age. Heres to at least 20 more!!!

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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

And $20 off flights to select cities - Code: MID20

When is that 767 service stating to LGW?


MKE / EYW / LAS - The true trifecta of aviation!
User currently offlineBillElliott9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1741 times:

Happy Birthday YX and of course many happy returns! It is truly a special carrier. If you ever have the opportunity fly them, you won't be disappointed.


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1735 times:


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineFL1TPA From United States of America, joined May 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Congratulations Midwest!!!

It's always good to hear an airline passing the 2 decade mark! It shows the tenacity and teamwork of employees and management - even through regime changes and shake-ups.

Here's to hoping Midwest continues for 20 more!

P.S. Come to TPA year-round not just seasonal - a lot of employees would be very happy!  Big thumbs up


"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffin' glue."
User currently offlineMizzou65201 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Did pax yesterday get any special birthday treats?

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7634 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Although I have not had an opportunity to fly them, I do want to wish YX a congratulations for 20 years of service. Love your new 717. I've seen a few come in for a landing a PHL.

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Nice looking interior (from the photos I've seen).

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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3811 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1579 times:
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The question is, will they be able to survive another twenty years?

Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4661 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1572 times:

Congratulations Midwest! They are truly a unique airline: a premium-service smaller carrier based at a medium-sized market that doesn't have an exceptionally high per-capita income. Their home market and state are heavily dominated by an exceptionally brutally competitive Cartel-network carrier.

And despite more than one brush with bankruptcy, Midwest's royal blue colors are still in the air. Their existence is probably the reason WN is not in Milwaukee. But Midwest gives Wisconsin something of value too, and with their "saver" service they're adapting to give their home state something consumers also want--low fares in competitive markets.

MKE still has some big gaps in low-fare coverage--the New York area, Boston, St. Louis, Dallas. But Midwest has adapted to AirTran's and Frontier's successful entry and establishment in the MKE market. They'd probably adapt to JetBlue just fine, and possibly could even coexist with Southwest.

Less opulent (but still premium in comparison to typical network or LCC) in-flight service and saver service are the prices of surviving in today's revenue environment. Midwest is pulling it off, let's hope they continue to do so for years to come. Wisconsin should be very proud of their home state airline.


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