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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

A while back i was heariing that MDW would be adding more security lines by building/widening the security corridor...are they going to be doing that or is that just a lot of hot air?  Smile


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User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

IIRC there were plans to build another bridge over Cicero Ave. in front of the WN counter. They need it. I haven't had huge issues with security times but it is very cramped and ugly for what otherwise is a fantastic airport. Both ORD and MDW are mutually inconvenient for me SO all things being the same price I prefer MDW. Great food and drink and somewhat shorter walks to gates and an very architecturally well conceived building.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

I love the new MDW as well...the only problem being the small security area. The airport is a MUCH BETTER improvement over the old, dingy MDW  Smile


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User currently offlineAirportPlan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

A new bridge and security checkpoint over Cicero Avenue is being planning. I believe that the design is complete but the airport is waiting for financing to come through.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 2):
I love the new MDW as well...the only problem being the small security area. The airport is a MUCH BETTER improvement over the old, dingy MDW {Smile}

man..your telling me..I used to fly out of MDW back in the mid 90's with TZ..back then I used to call it "American Trash Air"....

I stopped using MDW for a while, then I restarted back in 2003..damn was I in for a surprise.... Wow!

its a very nice airport, though I wish there would be more carriers flying out of it instead of WN gangstering most of the gates....

I see the same thing here at SJC..most of the planes flying over my house  biggrin  are WN planes



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

When i flew out of the old MDW i flew on the original Midway airlines...whom i miss as well.


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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3019 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

I think the lines are worst in the morning rush hour and during the evening. Last time I used MDW my flight left around 1:30pm took around 5 minutes to go through security.

I agree that the new MDW terminal is better and very modern. I like the food court area, especially the seating that over looks between concouses A and B. And I also agree that we need more carriers flying out of MDW. At least some international airlines from the Caribbean or Icelandair.  wink 


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

I flew out of MDW once, last week, and it doesn't take a frequent visitor to figure out that they need to rearrange that security area. Those lines arranged like a maze, you don't know which line you're on. Is it too much to ask for the lines to be arranged in a side-by-side manner like in pretty much every other airport?

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

the only problem with getting more airlines to serve MDW is...no gate space...not only that, MDW is in the situation where they have only one runway in use at a time making it tough to fit flights in.


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User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

FI at MDW?  Smile Come back to Chicago!

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22313 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 6):
At least some international airlines from the Caribbean or Icelandair. wink

It's ironic that someone with your username would be pleading for international service at MDW... If I were FI and I were coming to Chicago, I'd consider MDW. Those low A gates are much more convenient than Terminal 5, can handle a 757, and are not so utilized that FI couldn't squeeze a flight or 2 in. Get WN to interline, and away you go... everyone said WN would never codeshare, now we have TZ. Everyone says WN will never interline...



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

a little bit off topic...but how big was Southwest at MDW around the 1988-1989 period...i just remember thinking to myself that there seemed to be a few of those "ugly" jets at MDW when i flew Midway airlines.  Big grin


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User currently offlineMidway7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Southwest had 4 gates back before Midway Airlines wen't out of business - all at the end of the A concourse. They used those gates heavily, I think to the tune of about 45-50 departures a day total.

On November 13, 1991, when Midway Airlines went out of business, Southwest took over the entire A concourse. In the late 90's they also operated out of B4 and B6 in the old B concourse.

They have really built up over the years at MDW. I don't believe they use their gates to the fullest. I think the reason they have so many presently is to keep competitors out and accomodate all the RON aircraft without having to move them to the hangar pads.

Midway 7


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

thanks for the info Midway7...i miss seeing those old white planes, red tail and whatever that symbol on the tail was *lol*  Smile


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