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deltadawg
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Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:46 am

I was driving north on Cicero Avenue about a mile south of Midway Airport when I saw a Midwest Airlines 717 coming in for a landing.

I checked into the Hilton Garden Inn at Midway and can presently see it over on the far side of the airport from my 4th story room.

Anyone know why it is here at Midway? Emergency, fuel, etc.?

Thanks
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deltadawg
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:50 am

I just saw it take off from Midway at 5:49pm! Anyone from MDW know a reason for the stop - maybe 45 minutes at the most.
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:51 am

Probably a charter. We get them there at MDW sometimes

Airline Midwest Airlines
Flight Number 8247
Departure City (Airport) Nashville, TN (BNA)
Departure Time 01/25/2007 03:03 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Chicago, IL (MDW)
Arrival Time 01/25/2007 04:17 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type MD81
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Sports charter probably for the NHL

[Edited 2007-01-25 23:56:42]
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ChiGB1973
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:52 am

The only 712s FlightAware shows are FL's. Could you have mistaken? How accurate is FlightAware?

After all, there is a mysterious 767 at MDW every few months.

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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:54 am

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 2):
Flight Number 8247

The flight number that high gives it away as some type of charter.
 
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:55 am

There was no mistaking. It was definitely a YX 717!! I then saw it take off just a few minutes ago as well. I was only 1/2 mile from the White Castle when I saw it land, it was a YX 717.
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:56 am

I am guessing a charter. MD81 in from BNA and then continued on to MKE. It just so happens that the Nashville Predetors play the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow as well.
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ChiGB1973
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:57 am

I see, I just looked at A/C type.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MEP8247

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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:30 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 5):
There was no mistaking. It was definitely a YX 717!! I then saw it take off just a few minutes ago as well. I was only 1/2 mile from the White Castle when I saw it land, it was a YX 717.

Are you sure it wasn't an MD-80? It would make sense, as YX's premium charter aircraft is an MD80.
 
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:36 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Thread starter):
Anyone know why it is here at Midway? Emergency, fuel, etc.?

It is a charter for the Nashville Predators who use YX for travel.
 
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:39 am

Sorry but it was aircraft N805ME. MD-81.
 
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:56 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 3):
After all, there is a mysterious 767 at MDW every few months.

Huh? Can you elaborate? I don't recall ever hearing about that.
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:43 am

RE: 767 @ Mdw (by AirportPlan Oct 20 2006 in Civil Aviation)?searchid=3052256&s=MDW+767#ID3052256
RE: Largest/Biggest Plane At MDW (by Mexicana757 Aug 12 2004 in Civil Aviation)?searchid=1694695&s=MDW+767#ID1694695
RE: Biggest Traffic At MDW (by SESGDL May 1 2006 in Civil Aviation)?searchid=2748525&s=MDW+767#ID2748525
RE: MDW Seeking Runway Expansion (by AndrewUber Apr 14 2006 in Civil Aviation)?searchid=2719420&s=MDW+767#ID2719420
RE: Boeing 767-300 @ Kmdw (by 7E72004 Jun 16 2004 in Civil Aviation)?searchid=1614598&s=MDW+767#ID1614598

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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:53 am

If only Midwest would start serving Midway that would be sweet!
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RE: Midwest At Midway?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:24 am

ChiGB1973 - Ahh, sarcasm. I like it! I guess its MDW's version of ORD's UFO.
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