Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:28 pm

Midwest Turns 20

Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:42 am

Friday, June 11 marks the 20th anniversary of Midwest Airlines. It is great to see a smaller carrier reach this milestone in this day and age. Heres to at least 20 more!!!
Posts: 422
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:56 pm

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:30 am

And $20 off flights to select cities - Code: MID20

When is that 767 service stating to LGW?

MKE / EYW / LAS - The true trifecta of aviation!
Posts: 237
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 8:10 am

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:32 am

Happy Birthday YX and of course many happy returns! It is truly a special carrier. If you ever have the opportunity fly them, you won't be disappointed.

You can fight without ever winning but never really win without a fight.
Posts: 1661
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 9:25 am

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:53 am

Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
Posts: 225
Joined: Tue May 18, 2004 7:29 am

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:04 am

Congratulations Midwest!!!

It's always good to hear an airline passing the 2 decade mark! It shows the tenacity and teamwork of employees and management - even through regime changes and shake-ups.

Here's to hoping Midwest continues for 20 more!

P.S. Come to TPA year-round not just seasonal - a lot of employees would be very happy!  Big thumbs up

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffin' glue."
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2000 2:11 am

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:21 pm

Did pax yesterday get any special birthday treats?
Posts: 6506
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:38 am

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:56 am

Although I have not had an opportunity to fly them, I do want to wish YX a congratulations for 20 years of service. Love your new 717. I've seen a few come in for a landing a PHL.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Paul Kanagie

Nice looking interior (from the photos I've seen).
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
Posts: 3231
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:47 am

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:15 am

The question is, will they be able to survive another twenty years?
Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
Posts: 3901
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2000 5:03 am

RE: Midwest Turns 20

Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:22 am

Congratulations Midwest! They are truly a unique airline: a premium-service smaller carrier based at a medium-sized market that doesn't have an exceptionally high per-capita income. Their home market and state are heavily dominated by an exceptionally brutally competitive Cartel-network carrier.

And despite more than one brush with bankruptcy, Midwest's royal blue colors are still in the air. Their existence is probably the reason WN is not in Milwaukee. But Midwest gives Wisconsin something of value too, and with their "saver" service they're adapting to give their home state something consumers also want--low fares in competitive markets.

MKE still has some big gaps in low-fare coverage--the New York area, Boston, St. Louis, Dallas. But Midwest has adapted to AirTran's and Frontier's successful entry and establishment in the MKE market. They'd probably adapt to JetBlue just fine, and possibly could even coexist with Southwest.

Less opulent (but still premium in comparison to typical network or LCC) in-flight service and saver service are the prices of surviving in today's revenue environment. Midwest is pulling it off, let's hope they continue to do so for years to come. Wisconsin should be very proud of their home state airline.

Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)