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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Great ad in the newest FL ticket jacket....aimed at WN? I think so.

"We.Realize.Stopping.All.The.Time.Can.Be.Frustrating"

Below that is a route map which shows the nonstop cities served from MDW: MSP,BOS,EWR,DFW,ATL,MCO,and SRQ.

The airline will continue its growth at MDW as long as new gates become available.

The sky is the limit I think for FL at MDW. Cheap Business Class flights, new planes, and low fares. I think FL and WN will complement each other nicely in the market.

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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5236 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

If it is a dig at WN it's a small one, WN flies nonstop all over the place out of MDW.


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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4596 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

I hope FL has better luck at MDW than TZ did. I think the demand of those in charge to require 1000 seats per day per gate can often push an airline to add unprofitable routes. That may have been what killed ATA. At least if you believe the crap the Indy Star publishes.


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User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2415 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Nice Dig. Taking a WN positive perception and turn it into a negative.

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1):
If it is a dig at WN it's a small one, WN flies nonstop all over the place out of MDW.

There is the perception part. It leads you to believe FL is better, when actually it is not.


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3047 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Airtran has been making its presence at MDW by showing commercials on the local tv and radio stations. First time I see FL commercials here in Chicago. In May they will open DFW and CLT, and will have a total of 32 fligths by then. Its getting tougher finding gate space at MDW. If gates A4A and A4B were some how made a little wider to place some seating some airlines probably would be committed to moving into those two gates.

Hope to see Airtran grow at MDW, there are some routes that they can take advantage of, like MDW-SFO, since there will be no one on that route once ATA drops it.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

If you look at the routes, none of the airports are served by SWA except MCO (i said airports, not cities).

So a better thing to say is "Fly an airline that actually takes you to these airports."

Otherwise, you are more likely to have to stop and change planes flying on Air tran through ATL then you to stop or change planes on Southwest.

Alex



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User currently offlineMycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

But have you seen there ramp agents there, they all worked for TZ and Chicago Express, not the best pick of the bunch....Plus I would never work for Airtran at MDW, working for OH a MDW was enough....


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4435 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
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Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
"We.Realize.Stopping.All.The.Time.Can.Be.Frustrating"

Oh yes, we all know that FL has so many more n/s destinations at MDW compared to WN.  

You know I was thinking with little overlap, WN should start a codeshare at MDW with FL.. FL can get the WN passengers to all the cities WN doesn't fly to, and vise versa out of MDW. With MDW fairly centrally located in the U.S. and in a good place for changing planes from the west/midwest to the east coast, it would seem like it would work. Now the other question is would WN be interested?  Wink

[Edited 2006-03-12 01:05:25]

User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 7):
WN should start a codeshare at MDW with FL.

That's probably about as likely as an AirTran/Delta ATL codeshare.



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User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2032 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
We.Realize.Stopping.All.The.Time.Can.Be.Frustrating"

Reminds me of the ad for ATA when I worked there... "Nonstops, not Nine Stops"

I think FL can make routes work that ATA couldn't. I could only hope that FL gets more gates there in MDW...but such as life  Smile


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting Vatveng (Reply 8):

That's probably about as likely as an AirTran/Delta ATL codeshare.

Considering they already have a codeshare with ATA, it really isnt THAT far fetched, if SWA had chosen FL over ATA.

Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 9):

Reminds me of the ad for ATA when I worked there... "Nonstops, not Nine Stops"

hahaha oh thats a great ad from ATA.



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User currently offlineMycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Airtran is not a codeshare with Delta, only NW and CO...We used to sell airtran seats when they were sold out.....


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Below that is a route map which shows the nonstop cities served from MDW: MSP,BOS,EWR,DFW,ATL,MCO,and SRQ.

To add to that, CLT and DFW will be added this summer. In addition, rumours are they will announce MIA and SFO - both 2x daily - sooner than later. They both lack (or will lack, in the case of SFO, as ATA is pulling out) non-stops to Midway, despite being major airports and major markets to Chicago.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Mark, MDW-MIA would be a nice route to see, and i'd imagine it'd be very successful.

I flew PA2/KW on that route back in '97....Carnival 72S both ways...about 70 pax on both flights....full meals....and lengthy delays on both flights.


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4596 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

I wonder if MIA is one of the east coast cities the CEO was talking about adding out of IND? I think there is like only 1x to MIA with AA from here. Is MIA big on the FL radar?


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 13):
Mark, MDW-MIA would be a nice route to see, and i'd imagine it'd be very successful.

Me too. I'm anxiously awaiting it because I fly between Miami and Chicago at least monthly and MIA-MDW is my perferred routing. Lately I've been dealing with MIA-ORD flights, and O'Hare is a pain. When ATA was at MIA, they were controlling roughly 30% of the local MIA-CHI market.

Quoting Indy (Reply 14):
I wonder if MIA is one of the east coast cities the CEO was talking about adding out of IND? I think there is like only 1x to MIA with AA from here. Is MIA big on the FL radar?

AA is 2x daily, year-round on MIA-IND. I doubt FL is looking at adding the route, though.

[Edited 2006-03-13 04:26:26]


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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4596 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

I wish they would. At least just for September  Smile


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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 14):
I wonder if MIA is one of the east coast cities the CEO was talking about adding out of IND? I think there is like only 1x to MIA with AA from here. Is MIA big on the FL radar?

Last I checked AA was twice daily with a 738 and a ERJ  Smile



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User currently offlinePremobrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1677 times:

I just flew MDW-MSP yesterday and it was great. The plane was packed and they are adding a 5th nonstop in May. I was so disappointed when ATA pulled only to be relieved that AirTran announced they would fly it a couple weeks after. They are also keeping the airfares extremely low on the MSP-CHI market.


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4435 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
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Quoting Premobrimo (Reply 18):
I just flew MDW-MSP yesterday and it was great. The plane was packed and they are adding a 5th nonstop in May.

Actually, they currently have 5 and will be adding a 6th on May 9th.


User currently offlinePremobrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

My mistake.

Just shows that they need more capacity. Great job AirTran!



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