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User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

A few years back I remember Midwest talking about getting airbuses in their fleet. Was it going to be 318's or 319's. I really wish YX would have got the 318 but I guess the 717's are good for now. Does anyone see Midwest ordering a different aircraft in the future (I mean 15-20 years from now)? Maybe as a replacement for their MD-80's?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

They were deciding between the A318 or the B717. They chose the B717.

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

The 717, and the M80's they have are well suited for their route structure and there is no need to get a larger a/c.

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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Like the previous 2 posters said... no need for larger aircraft. The part of the choice that drove them to a 717 is that it is a little more similar to the MD80/DC9 line than a 318. I also like that they only have a Boeing line of mainline A/C and that makes their maintnance easier since the bodies are similar. Mind you, the engines are definately different.

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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1427 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

Wasn't a big factor in the decision that they could "economically" keep the 2x2 seating across the 717 versus having to go 2x3 in the 318? That's from distant memory of reading the news article when the order was placed...


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User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2440 times:

I don't think they ever seriously considered the A318. I remember back in 99/00 they had posters of 717's(in Midwest colors) hanging in on the walls in the airport offices.


User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

If anything I would expect a 737NG in the fleet (ala Citrus), since Saver Service is 3x2 they could easily dilute the product more by going with 737NG 3x3 seating. YX's fleet ranges from Early-80's to Early-90's MadDogs, I would expect some sort of decision to be made, within the next 5 years.


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User currently offlineKCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Is their entire fleet 717 and MD80? or do they still have some DC9's hangin around

Cleared for the option...
User currently offlineMizzou65201 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

There are no more scheduled ops on the DC9. At my last recollection they had 1 DC9 left but this too may be gone now as more 717s have been delivered.

The only reason I can think of they would want something other than the MD80/717 is for charter ops...YX does plenty of sports charters for baseball, basketball, and hockey teams and a longer range a/c would open them up to more business, methinks. But I can see why the cost benefits of mx and fleet commonality might rule against that decision.

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