Couple things. First: the DCA/OMA route was slashed because they couldn't fly to DCA til 10/26. Then, the government would only allow them to fly the DCA/MKE and MCI/DCA routes. OMA should be in the next round of flights allowed into DCA (and DSM.) OMA/EWR and OMA/LAX were slashed due to 9/11. OMA/LAX will probably not come back as it has always been unprofitable. OMA/EWR may come back as soon as business travel rebounds.
Second: Meal presentation and size have changed. This was a huge thing for YX. The entrees are the same, just a little smaller. To save costs, they changed to roundtrip catering from MKE MCI and OMA. This means they had to cut the food trays in half to fit a roundtrips worth of flights into the galley. This was done to try to save costs and is only temporary.
LOL! CUN and LGW! Good one!
The ERJ program has slid 6 months or so to about 10/02 and the 717 thing...not sure. If they get the brand new ones, that has slid as well about 6 months...8/03 or so, but if AA gives back the TWA 717s and Boeing offers them to YX cheap, things could move a lot faster, but who knows. Remember, their DC9s are paid for and since they are not making money right now, why would they want to buy the 717s?
L1011: That MKE/DCA flight will most likely be an MD81/82, not an MD88. YX only has 2 88s and they fly long haul LAX, LAS, SFO, and PHX only. Call back and make sure that connection flight hasn't been reinstated.