quickmover
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Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:36 am

Well we have gone past the deadline for new bids on Friday. Shouldn't we be hearing something soon about which way this deal is going? There always seems to be a leak.

Anyone hear anything yet?
 
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:41 am

It will probably be somewhat of a split, I doubt it will be a winner takes all proposition. Now as to whom would get the larger piece of the pie.....
 
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:42 am

I dearly hope AirTran gets the bigger piece. Now if they can only work out a code-share deal with Frontier....
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:44 am

I wonder if WN would be satisfied taking the remaining 3 gates on their concourse, leaving it all Southwest and leaving all of B to Airtran?
 
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:45 am

The judge will decide on thursday or may extend it to the 21st. Don't expect to hear anything before then  Big grin
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:47 am

If I make a reservation to fly ATA to SEA via MDW on feb. 19 and ATA ends up leaving MDW completely...what would happen with my ticket??
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:55 am

If I make a reservation to fly ATA to SEA via MDW on feb. 19 and ATA ends up leaving MDW completely...what would happen with my ticket??

WN has a MDW-SEA nonstop, so if no one honors it you can at least find other options
 
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:53 am

One question is if AIrTran gets the deal, how will they begin their schedule at MDW?
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:43 am

If AirTran gets the deal, a plan is already in place to start up several cities using AirTran aircraft in January. I wouldn't want to get into specifics as this information has not been made public but, I will say that the initial markets served with AirTran aircraft are all existing AirTran markets and will be served with a mix of 717 and 73G's. The markets range from west coast to east coast.
 
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:48 am

Quickmover,

Did you mean Southwest will take over the remaining gates at B and leave
B all Southwest? AirTran, ATA, and Delta have one gate each at the end
of B.
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:00 am

That's what I meant as a good possible outcome, but I didn't realize delta was in the mix. It would be a good solution, but I doubt delta would cooperate.
 
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RE: Airtran Or Southwest To Get The MDW Gates

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:53 pm

I just would like to see AirTran serve SEA...i am going there in Feb  Big thumbs up
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