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What' Midwest Express Airlines' Call-sign? (why?)

Wed May 15, 2002 7:21 am

What' Midwest Express Airlines' call-sign? (why?)
 
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RE: What' Midwest Express Airlines' Call-sign? (why?)

Wed May 15, 2002 7:23 am

It's "MidEx", a contraction of the names.

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RE: What' Midwest Express Airlines' Call-sign? (why?)

Wed May 15, 2002 7:32 am

It's YX. Dunno why..
 
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RE: What' Midwest Express Airlines' Call-sign? (why?)

Wed May 15, 2002 9:08 am

Yep it's MidEx but don't know why. Maybe TT737FO(DC-9CAPT) can shed some some more light on this subject. Skyway's call sign is "Skyex", but who knows why.

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RE: What' Midwest Express Airlines' Call-sign? (why?)

Wed May 15, 2002 9:15 am

Yes, just like Federal Express is FedEx, a short form of the two words...simple.
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RE: What' Midwest Express Airlines' Call-sign? (why?)

Wed May 15, 2002 10:54 am

FedEx is actually a DBA/brand name. Federal Express is still the certificate holder and official company name, so I suppose you could view it as a similar contraction. However, before the "name change," FedEx flights used "Express" on the radio.

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