They were well and truly out of there from April 1985 until the Republic merger; two years' worth of intermediate timetables can't be a mistake...
actually extended Airlink ops out of MSY
to regional centers for a while, very much a "Southern" strategy, but didn't last long. They never built up mainline service to non-hub cities to allow for connecting traffic to places like SHV
. Resuming Chicago flights (MDW
?) would've been a great idea as neither UA
were interested in connecting those dots.
Publishing travel advice for adopting families - to justify being an airline geek