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User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Has UAL ever served Midway? When did they and where did they fly?


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
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They NEVER served at Midway. They are at O'hare though. What went through your mind to think up a question like that? That's kind of a good question.
Mabye catcus319 knows.



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User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

Actually they did serve Midway. I believe in the late 80s and early 90s they had 737 service to Denver from Midway.

User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Hey Mr. Know-it-all, I just thought of something, at one point they had to have served MDW, ORD wasn't always the main airport in Chicago. But then again I'm sure you knew that!!!!!!!! Right????? And I still think I recall them serving MDW for a little bit a couple years ago....anybody else remember?


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User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

I'm fairly certain it was the early 90s. If anyone has a timetable from then we could verify it. But I'm 99% sure I remember seeing it in print, MDW-DEN: 737

User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1988 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

United Air Lines served Midway airport until the temporary discontinuation of scheduled service in 1962. When DC-8's, B-707's and CV-880's were introduced, they couldn't use MDW's short runways, so while MDW was the world's busiest airport in 1959, by 1961, all the airlines EXCEPT United had pulled out and moved all service to ORD. United was the last airline to pull out of Midway. Three years later, in 1965, UA reintroduced service to MDW from LGA with 727's and from DCA with Viscounts. There were also flights to other cities including MLI during this period.

Some service to MDW remained until the first Arab Oil embargo in 1974. United reinstituted service to MDW in the late 80's or 90's, and had flights to DEN, and IAD, both UA hubs.

The service was later discontinued.


User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3121 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

I thought they ended Midway in 1987... but before that they had 737-200, 737-300 and 727-100 service to DEN.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32571 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

I don't get why UAL does not try MDW. MDW is more convientley located to central Chicago and less congested than O'Hare (though I've never been to MDW and have not heard good things about it). By serving MDW, they just give all the frequent fliers in the area a second choice to get to thier destination. American Airlines does a similar concepet out of FLL, by serving their most popular O&D destinations (LAX, LGA, ORD, DFW, NAS, FPO, RDU, SJU, CCS, BOS) from MIA out of FLL, offering local travelers an easier way of flying.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 984 times:

right now midway is a disaster zone. I doubt there is any room for another airline at Midway until they finish their terminal rebuild / concourse construction.

-nate


User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 969 times:

When it's done though, it will be much nicer place to fly from. MDW was a disaster before the construction from a passengers point of view, anyone who's had to sit in an MDW waiting area knows what I mean.

Also, AA serves DFW from MDW and seems to do OK. And I live on the south side and hate driving to ORD when MDW is so much closer. With Metrojet gone, there's a bit of a gap in service to Washington D.C., why not start MDW-IAD??? Now that's a route I could use!



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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 938 times:

I read the schedule and don't remember when it was. UAL flew once a special flight from ORD-MDW on B737-200! Yes, UAL used to served to DEN from MDW. I don't recall remember if they flew to IAD from MDW.

Big777jet


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 908 times:

I flew out of MDW on UA in 1990. We flew nonstop MDW-MCO. It was on a 737-300. They happened to match the fare that the old Midway Airlines was offering.

User currently offlineHNL-Jack From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Until the early 60's United only served Midway and in fact it's headquarters were located adjacent to the airport. In the 60's, as the jets were introduced United shifted more and more of its flights to ORD and built what was called EXO, their headquarters in Elk Grove Village, just northwest of O'Hare.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 890 times:

don't you mean WHQ ? :P

-nate


User currently offlineAirandy727-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Yes, about ten years ago or so I flew a 737-300 MCO-MDW as well.

User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Why did the service end? Did they just want Midway out? I believe someone said they offered the same fare as them?


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