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User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

I have found a route map of Midwest and it is from the year 2000 I believe. While looking at it I noticed they operated alot more routes then, especially out of MCI. How many flights were flown out of MCI on midwest to these cities- MSY,ATL,BOS. Also how many YX flights were flown on these routes out of OMA-LAX,MCO,EWR. How was YX doing before sept. 11th financially? Could any of these routes make a come back eventually? Thanks for any info.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6521 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

YX entered the MSY market not long after Vanguard started MCI-MSY service. The YX service was initially twice daily with the DC9-10, and eventually became a once-daily DC9-30 service for the last six or so months of its existence. While Vanguard usually enjoyed heavy loads in the market (as they were targeting the leisure traveller), the YX flights were going out usually half-full on weekdays, mostly with business flyers. Unfortunately, MSY-MCI is not exactly a huge business market. YX never really marketed itself here, and I dare say most people in the area never even knew they flew here.
If they came back with MD-80 Saver Service to MCI they could probably do pretty well, as there is no longer any MSY-MCI nonstop service, but I doubt they will. That being said, they still have their ticket counter sign hanging up over their old check-in positions.


User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

MSYTristar,

Thanks, thats exactly the info I was looking for! Out of all the cities in the US I would want YX to bring MSY service back(or SAN). Even though it will probably never happen lets just keep hoping.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6521 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Speaking of YX, I sure do miss their employees here. Great group of people. They gave me a free in-flight meal, cookies, and a bottle of Midwest Express Chardonnay for my birthday in 2001.

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

flying phx-msy two years ago, i purposefully chose to fly hp phx-mci so i could connect with yx from mci-msy to get to try them out. it was a saturday flight, late afternoon from mci-msy, dc-9-10, only about 20 people on it, because agents said most had gone out on the earlier morning flight. full meal service, traditional old yx style, with wine/champagne service, and then the cookies before landing. return was monday morning, was suppose to be a dc-9-10, but one of the sunday late flights canceled, so on monday they brought in a dc-9-30 to carry the extra passengers. again, full meal and same service, great flights, glad i went out of my way to get to try them out

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

I was hoping to fly on the 717 from MSY-MCI, but then they told me that Midwest was cancelling service to MSY. I was disappointed.

User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Anybody got any info on the YX routes that use to operate out of OMA  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4378 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Back in 95 i flew MKE-LAX with a stop in OMA. I think this was on a DC9-32 but i was only 9 so i don't know for sure. Both flights were certainly very good though, and i remember them vividly. On MKE-OMA we got a pizza pocket snack, and on OMA-LAX it was a cold lunch but very good with chicken and beef cold cuts with potato salad.

I sure do miss the days of the great food selections, but i know they gotta do what they gotta do to stay alive.

These were some of my favorite signature YX meals...
- Filets to LAS
- Door County Cherry pancakes to SFO
- Filets and Lobster to LGA

Truly a great and special airline!



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