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Midwest Airlines Turns 21  
User currently offlineN917me From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 726 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Friday is the 21st anniversary of Midwest Airlines!! Congratulations Midwest... hopefully there will be at least 21 more!

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Well one hopes, though by the looks of things, lets shoot for year 22 first.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineUSAF757300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

congrats, they are a great airline. I really hope they make it.

User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

21 years!?!?! Hot, freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies for EVERYONE!!!! Big grin

Congrats!


User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

 birthday   champagne   drunk   trophy 

Congrats to Midwest!

They are a great company, hopefully many more years!



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineDCAflyboy From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Congrats YX!! I was with them when they celebrated 15 years and was living in Wisconsin when they first started. Where does the time go?

User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2817 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Assuming America West becomes USAir, I think then that Midwest is the last survivor of the first decade of deregulation mainline upstarts. To be fair, it is America West who will be acquiring US. But it tends to be the namesake that is considered the "survivor", especially if it was larger. Texas International parent actually acquired Continental and the headquarters were in Houston (not LA were Continetnal was for decades) but nobody thinks of CO as really Texas Intrenational and that Continental's line ended in 1986.

After Midwest's 1984 startup (several months after America West), who is the next oldest US mainline upstart? Frontier? I don't think there will be anyone left of the big crop of upstarts between 1978 and about 1992 or so.

ATA might be considered an exception, but they existed as a charter operator years before deregulatoin. Then after a number of years in the scheduled airline business in the 80's, they went back to all or virtually all charters for awhile. Then they came back to scheduled service later on.


User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

oy, i feel old  Sad

here's to 21 more  Wink


User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2817 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

To clarify the last message...of course if HP-US goes through we'll all know that it was HP who was the buyer it is HP's management, etc. But as time passes, if they keep the US name then America West will slowly fade into the past in spite of being the acquirer.

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

21 is legal age to drink alcohol ... I hope Midwest does not abuse alcohol


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User currently offlineIlovenz From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

This must be my lucky week, a bunch of YX posts!!

Congratulations YX!!! I'm excited about seeing them grow over the next few years, and then continue on after that...

I think a round of champagne and cookies is in order!


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1717 times:


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Quoting PITA333 (Reply 3):
Hot, freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies for EVERYONE!!!!

Served!

Quoting WidgetBoi (Reply 7):
oy, i feel old

here's to 21 more

Their 717s can fly 21 more years!



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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting N917me (Thread starter):
Friday is the 21st anniversary of Midwest Airlines!! Congratulations Midwest... hopefully there will be at least 21 more

Actually the 21st anniversary is tomorrow Saturday the 11th. The free cake to midwest employees is today the 10th. Yep, no where in the announcement on yxnet did it say anything about free cake for skyway employees. Guess skyway just isn't that important to making midwest run these days.


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3697 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Wow...I didn't realize they've been around for that long. I thought they were a younger company. Congrats to YX!

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineN917me From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 726 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 12):
Actually the 21st anniversary is tomorrow Saturday the 11th. The free cake to midwest employees is today the 10th. Yep, no where in the announcement on yxnet did it say anything about free cake for skyway employees. Guess skyway just isn't that important to making midwest run these days.

Why do you always have something negative to say about Midwest?????


User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1466 times:

I dunno about Skyexramper ... but technically Skyway is only 16, as it was formed in 1989. Of course, that was with Mesa. If you REALLY want to be techncial, Skyway is only 11, as Astral was formed in 1994 (now with the corporate Skyway name).

So when Skyway Airlines turns 21, we can have our cake. Big grin



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Quoting N917me (Reply 14):

I would just like people to know the true about YX management and their views toward Skyway.

Quoting JBo (Reply 15):
when Skyway Airlines turns 21, we can have our cake.

Even though we now do the ramper and catering and bring 1/2 the pax in to connect to them. Skyway has never gotten the respect we deserve (even when the staff has been good), in the time I've been there.


User currently offlineN917ME From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 726 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Skyway is a seperate company from Midwest although they are both part of Midwest Air Group (MEH). I have been a big supporter of Skyway during the ramp transition. I think things have been the same or better since Skyway has taken over the ramp.

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Quoting N917ME (Reply 17):
I think things have been the same or better since Skyway has taken over the ramp.

Um, I'm going to have to go against you and differ on this. Midwest rampers were alot better at handling those airplanes than we are now. Not to mention if you talk to almost any midwest crew member and some of the gate agents, they will tell you its alot worse.

Quoting N917ME (Reply 17):
Skyway is a seperate company from Midwest although they are both part of Midwest Air Group (MEH).

Yes you're right however both companies seem to think we are one big happy family but you would never know because skyway gets no resepct what so ever from YX HQ. They only focus on their employees that they pay. But then again you can talk to any of the senior skyway HQ people and its like talking to a wall. At times I swear nothing we say ever gets into their ears.


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