Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 694 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 928 times:
Midway's new terminal is scheduled to open in March 2002. With that happening, what else is going to happen at MDW? What new carriers might introduce service there? What carriers might leave? And how is AA's MDW-DFW service doing? If it's going good, could we see UAL start service of their own from say MDW-DIA? Possibly a chance to hurt Frontier? Let me know what your thoughts are!
Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 694 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 854 times:
Perhaps all the more reason for UA to do it, retake some of that market share. Please be advised I have nothing against Frontier. I was very pleased with their service although I wish they were keeping their 737s.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16110 posts, RR: 57 Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 850 times:
A DEN-MDW route should be considered by UA as a natural build-up of the DEN hub. Similar to the CO EWR-HOU route (in addition to EWR-IAH) and the AA DAL-AUS route (which has now been discontinued).
A DEN-MDW route by UA would not necessarily take traffic from DEN-ORD.....those travellers to from South Chicago might simply fly whoever flies to MDW.....a potential market UA might be missing at ORD.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 694 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 837 times:
Exactly, my home is on the south side of the city. I would be much more inclined to take UA out of MDW than take an hour trip to ORD. In fact, a major reason I took Frontier was its proximity. If UA had been serving the route, I would've paid a little more and taken UA. Northwest, American, Continental, and Delta all serve MDW to their major hubs. Why not UAL?
Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 694 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 768 times:
JetBlue? They'd probably serve ORD
USAIRWAYS? Maybe with RJs to fill the void left by Metrojet.
The thing is, MDW is no longer a safe haven from the intense competition at ORD! Southwest and ATA have built substantial operations at MDW. And with Northwest, Continental, Delta, and American all being represented there, this airport is pretty crowded. Hopefully when the new terminal is done there will be some excellent places to watch from! There is certainly enough variety!
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 763 times:
What can be expected at MDW once the new terminal opens up:
New destinations for SWA and ATA.
Rumors flying around (no pun intended):
Mexicana service to Mexico
United service (cities unknown at the moment)
America West and USAir recently pulled out. Actually, most HP employess WEREN'T relocated to the re-opened ORD station. Only a handful of CSR's made it (about 10-15) while the rampers and remaining CSR's and sup's are jobless. I know this because I used to work there and have family that used to work there. Bummer.