Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3556 posts, RR: 30 Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
This is getting so old! IT'S CALLED BUSINESS!!!!! NWA is just implementing plans they've had for a long time. NWA is just doing what it needs to do to SURVIVE!!! The "heartland" is where NWA suceeds domesticly... why shouldn't they attempt to use resources they have to make money? Why isn't anyone complaining about Southwests moves in MDW? Oh, that's right... IT'S BUSINESS!!
BTW - the heartland markets are: Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Green Bay, Omaha, Madison, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6626 posts, RR: 19 Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
No jabs were made.. it was a joke statement. there is way too much sensitivity over the airline industry. Everybody knows NW does what it does for sound financial reasons. Everybody knows that airlines do what they do to maintain and increase their business. There is no need for such sensitivity over this issue. And there shouldn't be anyone that should be offended by that light-hearted joke. But, I'm through with it anyway..
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21244 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
It's interesting that NW has (non-mainline) competition on both of these routes. I suppose if they are counting on loyal elites, it won't matter, but AC certainly has an advantage on YYZ as they can offer significant connecting opportunities there.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
Dtremit From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
Well, AC can offer tons of connections through YYZ, sure, but don't forget that NW flies to YXU and YOW from DTW; to YXE, YQT, YVR, YQR, YWG, and YEG from MSP; and to YUL (and YYZ) from both hubs. Granted, the frequency is lacking, but I'm not sure there's really that much demand for travel between Milwaukee and Saskatoon. Besides, MKE-MSP-YVR/YYC/YQR/etc. is a lot more pleasant than backtracking through YYZ.
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10 Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1703 times:
you have stated that mke has the highest amount of elites next to the hubs,,,you have also stated that ind has the 2nd highest amount of elites next to the hubs....since you are in the know of this info..what city has the 3rd highest amount of elites on the nwa system????
Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1380 posts, RR: 8 Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
7E72004, straight from the article...
"When the new flights begin in February, Northwest's Milwaukee schedule will include up to 36 flights a day with service to 16 nonstop destinations, up from 16 flights a day to three nonstop destinations in June 2003."
...and probably more telling...
"Northwest has announced expansions of its Milwaukee schedule on five occasions during the past 19 months including twice in 2003 and three times in 2004."