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What Are The Chances Of Midwest Getting 757s?  
User currently offlineNwa320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

What are the chances of Midwest Airlines (aka Midwest Express) getting something bigger than an MD-80, like a 757 or something?

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User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

You're funny.  Smile

hahahahaha


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

One of the main reasons they went for the 717s as apposed to the A318 is with regards to their seating style.

2-2 A plane like the A318, and in your case, the 757, are meant for 3-3. Taking out two middle seats is not as cost effective as taking out just one.

Obviously with the DC-9/Md-80/717 2-3 seating, taking out just one middle seat is easy, then you get your 2-2 seating that they like so much.

If they weren't affraid of the 757/A320 width, they would have orded the A318. Thusly, I can't see them bothering with a 757 size plane for many years, if ever.

George



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User currently offlineNwa320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Thanks for the replies. This was what I was kind of thinking. It would be good if they get a large plane at some point and start up long haul operations.

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

No chance. Their markets don't warrant it.

For comparison, it's about as likely as NW getting a couple of Concorde's  Smile


User currently offlineNwa320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Theiler: I think it is a bit more likely than that.

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2348 times:

Well, their MD-80s seat 116 and if they got 757s, they would increase their lift per aircraft by 15-20 seats in their 2x2 34" pitch configuration. That is about a 15% increase in capacity. That is not a lot for a whole new plane configuration. That is topped with a worst case increase of 33% in operating costs ($2000/hr in the YX MD-80 vs over $3000/hr in a 757-200). Thus, IMO, there are only a few, limited markets a 757 can operate while making a profit. It does not seem worth the cost to increase capacity at this time.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2333 times:

It could be done, They could get a 757, fit in with 2X2 seating. You'd just have one hell of a wide aisle. Perfect to play Hopscotch on  Smile

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

For comparison, it's about as likely as NW getting a couple of Concorde's

I dunno about that... NW likes things ancient. $50 says the Concordes will be ripe to their liking in about 10 to 15 years  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

Speaking of Midwest, wasn't the name change supposed to take place on the 1st? I haven't seen anything about it from them.

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User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Nwa320 I think if they could pull off long haul as successful as their domestic product, it would be awesome. They are the best airline I have ever been on (and I travel a lot). Unfortunately, I don't see it happening. They fill a niche market and that is not their niche.  Smile Although Lufthansa has had a great deal of success with their all business class operation to the States.

User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

I think they changed the name-change to March 1st or somewhere around there, when they get their first 717.

User currently offlineJettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

757 for Midwest?? Not a snowballs chance in ....! The Concorde with NW IS more realistic.

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