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UA To Stop Operations At Midway On Sept 9  
User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8527 times:

UA has announced that it will stop all operations at Chicago Midway on the 5th September 2006.

All staff are apparently being offered jobs at O'Hare.

I guess theres no surprises here!

36 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8501 times:

They had Ted to DEN and United Express flights to IAD didn't they?


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User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8474 times:

Does this mean gates are up for grabs? What gates did they operate out of ?

User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8466 times:

For me I have always gone through ORD, so cannot comment on gates.

User currently offlineJasonCRH From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8430 times:

they have one gate at MDW that is shared with Frontier. There is no big bonanza...

User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8350 times:

Looks like new VP Scott Dolan's third move....6 new domestic routes for Sept plus Kuwait already done now finally killing the MDW experiment. Busy first 30 days.

User currently offlineSphealey From United States of America, joined May 2005, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8275 times:

I am trying to squeeze some dim memories from my tired brain, but I seem to remember that back in the early 1980s when the original Midway Airlines and Southwest were just getting started at MDW that American and United each had one check-in counter active (out of 30 each) and listed something like 1 flight per week. Can anyone confirm this? If so, why did they maintain that one flight at at time when MDW was essentially abandoned [1]? Was there some sort of regulatory or contractual reason?

sPh

[1] You could easily play field hockey in the old art deco terminal without hitting anyone or anything, and I would park my car where the security area of new terminal is now for 50 cents/day when they bothered to collect the fee. I never could figure out why the one newspaper/donut cart guy stayed there. Quite a change...


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3739 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8243 times:

Quoting JasonCRH (Reply 4):
they have one gate at MDW that is shared with Frontier. There is no big bonanza...

Is it just me, or do I find it odd that UA subleased part of a gate from F9 at MDW given their (recently-settled) squabble over the DEN Concourse A gates?



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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8220 times:

I recently flew UA Express MDW-IAD just to experience the CRJ700 for the first time. Glad I tried it.


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8214 times:

I don't think you will see a big deal at MDW...maybe WN will add even more flights to DEN and probably IAD when they start service there.


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4391 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8029 times:
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Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 9):
maybe WN will add even more flights to DEN and probably IAD when they start service there.

5th daily non-stop MDW-DEN starts July 17.



Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7993 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 7):
Is it just me, or do I find it odd that UA subleased part of a gate from F9 at MDW given their (recently-settled) squabble over the DEN Concourse A gates?

I thought that in one of the other topics I had read it was a city owned gate.


User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7955 times:

Quoting Flypdx (Reply 11):
I thought that in one of the other topics I had read it was a city owned gate.

It is, gate A-1.

http://www.flychicago.com/midway/terminals/MDWParking1005.pdf


User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7905 times:

United To Discontinue All Chicago Midway Service on
Sept. 5
----------------------------------------------------
To better align service capacity with customer
demand, United will discontinue its service from
Chicago's Midway International Airport, beginning
Sept. 5.

All 37 Ramp Service and Customer Service employees
currently stationed at Midway will have the option
to apply for positions at Chicago's O'Hare
International Airport.

"To deliver the most cost-competitive service
possible, we continue to reallocate our aircraft to
markets where demand from our customers is strong,"
says Scott Dolan, senior vice president-Airport
Operations and Cargo. "While customer demand has
not been strong enough to retain our Midway service,
demand from our hub airports, where customers can
connect to hundreds of United destinations, remains
very strong."

United will continue to operate charter flights from
Midway.

All customers booked on TedSM and United Express(R)
flights through Midway after Sept. 5 will be
accommodated on O'Hare flights. They will be
contacted about the change. United will continue to
sell tickets on our Midway service through Sept. 5.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7887 times:

How many times has United started service and pulled out at MDW? I also like how the affected employees will "...have the option to apply for positions at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport..."


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7809 times:

According to the Airtran website, they are using A2, A4a, A4b, A10, and A12. Perhaps some of those gates are city gates as well, however A1 would be convienient for them if they continue to expand there. I'm sure they wouldn't mind taking care of F9's needs if necessary. Does anyone know how well Airtran is doing with their new MDW routes? DFW, EWR, BOS, and MSP are all relatively new nonstops from MDW.

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4391 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7693 times:
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Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 13):
All customers booked on TedSM and United Express(R)
flights through Midway after Sept. 5 will be
accommodated on O'Hare flights.

What if I don't want to fly out of ORD and want a refund??

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 14):
I also like how the affected employees will "...have the option to apply for positions at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport..."

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Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
User currently offlineMDW22L31C From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7572 times:

Back when Midway airlines went bankrupt UA had 727-100 flights to LAX, SFO, DEN and 737-300 Flights to MCO. the MCO Flights last 3 years.

User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

Quoting Sphealey (Reply 6):
I am trying to squeeze some dim memories from my tired brain, but I seem to remember that back in the early 1980s when the original Midway Airlines and Southwest were just getting started at MDW that American and United each had one check-in counter active (out of 30 each) and listed something like 1 flight per week. Can anyone confirm this?

According to the December 15, 1979 OAG, the only service operated to/from Midway Airport was:

Midway Airlines with 5 daily DC-9-10s to Cleveland/Burke Lakefront Airport, 5 daily DC-9-10s to Detroit Metro and 4 daily DC-9-10s to Kansas City International.

Delta Airlines with 2 daily DC-9-30s to Saint Louis.

I will see what I can find from the early 80s.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

I remember flying thru MDW during 1994/1995 and seeing the many different airlines there...i.e...Midway connection, Markair, Midway #2, ValueJet, etc.


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User currently offlineBiggsfo From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2920 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7501 times:

First AA, now UA. No surprises though. With a mega-hub across town, they are better off devoting resources there IMO.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9611 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

All I hope is that United does not pull service from the other Chicago area airport that it serves. RFD just got service to DEN a few months ago, and it is a service that the airport needs. I really do not want to see Rockford/Chicago service fail like MDW service did.


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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2703 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7315 times:

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 5):
Looks like new VP Scott Dolan's third move

Who is Mr. Dolan? Is he going to save UA? I like the Kuwait and MDW decisions.


User currently offlineA999 From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7287 times:

The Feb.1982 issue of ABC lists mostly ML DC-9 flights out of MDW:
BOSx3
CLEx3
DTWx4
MCIx4
MSPx4
LGAx5
OMAx2
PHLx3
STLx3
TPAx2
DCAx4

In addition there were 4 NW 727-100s to MSP,one of these continuing to SFO
.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22924 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7287 times:

MDW is a funny place for legacies. It seems that they can only run service there to large cities with a fair to high amount of O&D. DTW and MSP work for NW because of the O&D to those places, but MEM has been tried and has not worked. US hasn't been able to make CLT work despite TZ's apparent ability to do it and the success of FL (perhaps it's a little too early to judge that). DL has cut service severely, back to just ATL service on EV even though the shuttle 738s seemed to be a good competitive antidote to FL. The only smaller city left with legacy service is CLE, and CO is the only carrier whose MDW schedule approaches what they have at ORD.


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25 SLCUT2777 : WN has made SLC work, and they are looking at adding an additional flight SLC-MDW. I think it would be best for ALL of the legacies to concede MDW as
26 Chicago757 : United doesn't share a gate with F9. F9 uses gate A2 and United uses A1.
27 Post contains images LGBFltTrainer : Oh, Oh...better watch out... AA & UA will probably demand that Midway be shut down & have FL/WN move to O'hare... Note: tongue is firmly planted in ch
28 Scintx : I most have had a day off but I didn't know AA dropped MDW. I use to do the DFW/MDW from 1998-2002. I liked the old Midway and really like the new on
29 Scintx : I just moved back to Dallas after being gone for over six years and just saw two of the pro and con commericals on TV for you know what. You comment
30 AirFrance : Whick airline is going to have those gates. Also why would they have O'Hare and Midway? They are not that far apart and UA has the hub at O' hare. Fin
31 Wjcandee : Believe it or not, when I was in grad school in Chicago in the early 1980s, I seem to remember United starting to make noise about the expansion at M
32 Cubsrule : I think the same could be said for CO. However, those are the only two (though some might argue that the US-Ex foray with YV CRJs was similar).
33 Jamake1 : Actually, during the late 1980's United operated SFO/LAX-MDW, DEN-MDW, as well as IAD-MDW...all on 727-100/200 equipment. I think that it is a prudent
34 Type-rated : UA has a long history of being in and out of MDW. They'll be back again one day. At one time MDW was busier that it was in the 80's. In the early 70's
35 Post contains images Mycrj17 : Now here is something that I heard from the MDW ops, the US(HP) have put in a bid for MDW, I did not think that US would want to come back to MDW, but
36 7E72004 : If NW had in fact bought the first Midway airlines, how do you think MDW would have looked today?
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