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Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:10 am

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070517/aqth133.html?.v=3

Press Release Source: Midwest Airlines


Midwest Airlines Announces Strategic Partnership With Northwest Airlines
Thursday May 17, 4:05 pm ET
Provides Customers of Both Airlines Wider Choice of Travel Destinations


MILWAUKEE, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Midwest Airlines (Amex: MEH - News) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Northwest Airlines to form a strategic codeshare partnership between the two carriers.


The new partnership will greatly expand the networks of both carriers by adding 250 city pairs and more than 1,000 new flight options for customers. Passengers can book their entire flight on a single ticket, with all segments earning mileage credit in either the Midwest Miles or Northwest WorldPerks frequent flyer programs.

The agreement with Northwest is the next step in the continuing roll-out of Midwest's wide-ranging 2007 growth plan. Along with other key elements of the plan, this is expected to enhance the value of the company for shareholders by providing significant revenue impact as a result of offering customers more ways to easily reach their favorite cities.

"This codeshare is an expansion of the successful reciprocal frequent flyer relationship between Midwest and Northwest that began in May 2006," explained Scott R. Dickson, Midwest Airlines senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "We're thrilled to expand our partnership with Northwest. This is a great opportunity to provide a wider choice of travel destinations to customers of both airlines." He pointed out that this is the largest codeshare Midwest has entered into in its 23-year history.

Northwest routes that will include the Midwest Airlines "YX" code are destinations beyond Northwest's hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis throughout the United States and Canada. Midwest will also place its code on Northwest flights from Indianapolis, a Northwest focus city. Additionally, Midwest's code will appear on a number of Northwest-operated flights to Hawaii and Alaska.

Routes operated by Midwest Airlines that will carry the "NW" Northwest code are flights that connect at Midwest's Milwaukee and Kansas City hubs, as well as Omaha -- a Midwest focus city. Northwest will also codeshare on Midwest Airlines-operated flights between Milwaukee and Kansas City to Atlanta, Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles and San Francisco that connect to the Northwest/KLM trans-Atlantic network and trans-Pacific network.

"Northwest Airlines looks forward to welcoming Midwest Airlines customers on codeshare flights in the near future. The expansion of our partnership with Midwest Airlines will provide customers of both carriers with more convenient travel options to destinations throughout the country and the world," said Nathaniel Pieper, Northwest's vice president -- alliances.

The codeshare partnership is expected to begin this summer, pending execution of definitive agreements. Complete details on codeshare destinations and fares will be announced at a later date.

Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States, including Milwaukee's most daily nonstop flights and best schedule to major destinations. Catering to business travelers and discerning leisure travelers, the airline earned its reputation as "The best care in the air" by providing passengers with impeccable service and onboard amenities at competitive fares. Both Skyway Airlines, Inc. -- a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines -- and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. operate as Midwest Connect and offer service to and connections through Midwest Airlines' hubs. Together, the airlines offer service to 51 cities. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com.

This document contains forward-looking statements about the results expected under the company's strategic plan and that otherwise may state the company's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future. Words such as "projecting," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "goal," "objective" or similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. It is important to note that the company's actual results could differ materially from projected results due to the risk factors described in Item 1A. Risk Factors in the company's "Annual Report on Form 10-K" for the year ended December 31, 2006.




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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:11 am

You're kidding me. Well this should be interesting with the potential FL involvement, or does this put the Kabosh on that?

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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:14 am

last ditch effort to show the YX mgmt team is forward thinking and that FL is not needed to move the company forward is my guess. In other words, Midwest would prefer to join forces with it's closest rival than sell out to AirTran. How does the saying go, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em - [especially if they can save you from being acquired].

wow - never a dull day in this industry. not sure i see the value add and concerned about the product differentiation, but I am sure someone somewhere at Midwest has thought of that.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:19 am

A desperate attempt to put the kabosh on the merger with FL.

I wonder how long this has been in the works? Could have been the reason they were fighting off FL so hard.....
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:19 am

Quoting AirlineFanatic (Reply 2):
wow - never a dull day in this industry. not sure i see the value add and concerned about the product differentiation, but I am sure someone somewhere at Midwest has thought of that.

Ain't that the truth. If for some reason there is a merger/acquisition between FL and YX, (and that's a colossal "if") can you imagine the cosmic collision between F9's agreement with FL and YX's with NW. I can feel the pain starting behind my right eye already.....

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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:24 am

the real saying here is "the enemy of your enemy is your friend" ..Sheesh , what a developement!

I 'm impressed ..that deflates Air Tran's assertion that NW will swoop into MKE and try to crush YX!
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:26 am

What they should have included in the press release was;

"We are well aware that NW came into MKE back in 2003 and tried to put us out of business by flooding the market with cheap seats. We have forgiven them for that, and have chosen to exploit their hatred of Joe Leonard to help stave off AirTran's proposed merger bid"

[Edited 2007-05-17 22:29:12]
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:34 am

Good for YX and good for NW, and good for those of us that use them.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:36 am

Quoting AirlineFanatic (Reply 2):
last ditch effort to show the YX mgmt team is forward thinking and that FL is not needed to move the company forward is my guess. In other words, Midwest would prefer to join forces with it's closest rival than sell out to AirTran. How does the saying go, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em - [especially if they can save you from being acquired].

Geez ... Nothing like getting in bed with the devil. If Midwest thinks teaming up with NW to thwart AirTrans advances, they are as short-sighted as the legacy management was throughout the 1990s. Of course, NW will do anything to protect itself from the advancement of LCCs into the Upper Midwest. And, at just the right time, NW will move back into Milwaukee, ultimately destroy Midwest and raise fares, and provide nonstop service to a hand full of markets ... just as they did in the early 1990s. This has got to be one of the dumbest "cut your nose off to spite your face" moves I've seen in a long time. WOW!!!!!! Talk about not taking into account the best interests of your employees or your community.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:39 am

Vey smart move on both carriers if your on YX's side like I am!!!!

think about it...it is growth for YX and will probably keep ScareTran away

and for NW, it will keep ScareTran from impacting them...

very excited about this...maybe YX will venture into the Sky Team alliance???
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:42 am

Oh great...now the rampers will be even more confused when they are reading the already simple bag tags....DOH!

I'd like to see code-share agreements with Maxjet and L'avion.

Maxjet from LAS and LAX to STN

L'avion from EWR to ORY

[Edited 2007-05-17 22:54:20]
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:43 am

What this shows is that real life is always going to be so much stranger than fiction. I mean, this isn't as mind bending as a UA/AA code-share would be, but it's certainly at the door step of the "House of Surprises".

Can we get a running total from the A.netter as to the "%" probability that FL will drop it's bid for YX by Monday? Or better yet, can we see who thinks ATL's other airline will up the ante again?

Discuss.......

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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:49 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 6):
We are well aware that NW came into MKE back in 2003 and tried to put us out of business by flooding the market with cheap seats

If that were true... NW's largest FF city outside of the hubs in MKE, it might now be IND. Also YX and NW have had a FF partnership for a while now.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:50 am

I think this is what Airtran should have done with Midwest. Oh well...
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:50 am

I don't know I wouldn't be surprised like I said to see a further codeshare with another 1 or 2 of the "big 6"...it doesnt' hurt an airline like Delta to offer a codeshare w/ an airline like Midwest...infact it could help Delta to try and put another nail into the ScareTran coffin....anything that DL can do to weaken FL will benefit them
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 12):

If that were true... NW's largest FF city outside of the hubs in MKE, it might now be IND. Also YX and NW have had a FF partnership for a while now.

I always heard SEA was NW's biggest FF city after MSP and DTW.

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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:52 am

By the Way...

When does this go into effect...----When can people start using this codeshare?
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:53 am

Given the history of NWs multiple (failed) attempts to come into MKE and take away YXs market share, could this be seen as a sign of the apocolypse? What's next? a codeshare agreement between US and DL?
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:53 am

For all you who think this is some last-ditch effort of Midwest to sell its soul to Northwest rather than suffer a merger with AirTran, note that Midwest and Northwest announced they would join frequent flier programs on March 2, 2006...14 1/2 months ago, and well before AirTran went public with an offer. And that was ten months BEFORE Northwest pulled its last MKE-focus city flying.

Midwest and Northwest made nice well before AirTran went public with takeover bids, and this code-share is an enhancement of that earlier agreement.

Airlines in agreements still compete. Note how shortly after AirTran and Frontier joined up, AirTran quickly pounced on Frontier's new Memphis-Orlando with their own MEM-MCO nonstops, a market they chose to ignore for years prior in spite of their long-standing service to Memphs and their hub in Orlando.

For Midwest, pairing with Northwest is the holy grail in Milwaukee. While Midwest commands the solid loyalty of much of the market, nobody comes close to NW as #2. And when it comes to international, ti's Northwest all the way here. I can't tell you how many people I know who are both Midwest Executive and NW Silver Elite or Gold elite.

I praised the YX-NW frequent flier hookup last year when it came out, and I see this as an ever more valuable expansion.

And while this COULD play a part in Midwest's attempt to fend-off AirTran, I believe this is in fact nothing other than another of Midwest's continued plans to go it alone. They didn't hold off on acquring the two additional M80s. They didn't hold off on acquiring the two additional FRJs. They didn't hold off on signing SkyWest for the 50-seat deal. When it comes to strategic planning, they are moving along with their plans as if the buyout had never been proposed. And until one is accepted, that's what they should be doing.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:55 am

Quoting Deltadude8 (Reply 16):
By the Way...

When does this go into effect...----When can people start using this codeshare



Quoting Knope2001 (Thread starter):
The codeshare partnership is expected to begin this summer, pending execution of definitive agreements. Complete details on codeshare destinations and fares will be announced at a later date.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 5:56 am

Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 18):
Airlines in agreements still compete. Note how shortly after AirTran and Frontier joined up, AirTran quickly pounced on Frontier's new Memphis-Orlando with their own MEM-MCO nonstops, a market they chose to ignore for years prior in spite of their long-standing service to Memphs and their hub in Orlando.

Point taken....

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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:00 am

Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 18):
And while this COULD play a part in Midwest's attempt to fend-off AirTran, I believe this is in fact nothing other than another of Midwest's continued plans to go it alone. They didn't hold off on acquring the two additional M80s. They didn't hold off on acquiring the two additional FRJs. They didn't hold off on signing SkyWest for the 50-seat deal. When it comes to strategic planning, they are moving along with their plans as if the buyout had never been proposed. And until one is accepted, that's what they should be doing.

Well said. The company has to continue on as Midwest for customers, employees, and shareholders.

For better or worse, I don't see how it changes AirTran's plan of attack either. A codeshare agreement with Northwest is probably not going to make or break the company's attempt at a hostile takeover of Midwest.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:00 am

Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 18):
And while this COULD play a part in Midwest's attempt to fend-off AirTran, I believe this is in fact nothing other than another of Midwest's continued plans to go it alone. They didn't hold off on acquring the two additional M80s. They didn't hold off on acquiring the two additional FRJs. They didn't hold off on signing SkyWest for the 50-seat deal. When it comes to strategic planning, they are moving along with their plans as if the buyout had never been proposed. And until one is accepted, that's what they should be doing.

A-men to that. However, for those of us that work at an airport where the only airline service is NW and YX, this is REALLY interesting.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:14 am

Quoting 4everRC (Reply 17):
Given the history of NWs multiple (failed) attempts to come into MKE and take away YXs market share, could this be seen as a sign of the apocolypse? What's next? a codeshare agreement between US and DL?

More like a codeshare between DL and AA. Given their past fights with one another, that's about as unrealistic as NW-YX, and yet that one is now happening. Just shows that nothing can ever be declared impossible in aviation.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:19 am

So does that mean that YX will move back to Lindbergh at MSP?  Smile

(honestly, I'm so numb to the whole YX/FL saga that this is really the only thought on the matter I had!)

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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:23 am

 stirthepot 

Not to be a nay-sayer... but perhaps this is a way for NW to finally get a (partial) DC-9 replacement...
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:45 am

The motivation for Northwest to be nice to Midwest could be much the same as Southwest's benevolence toward ATA: Get a struggling carrier on board that can fly the routes the big guy couldn't be profitable on. Northwest wins because they can do an end-run around what they perceive to be high-cost, low-flexibility labor: they can outsource their operation.

Midwest has a gleaming fleet of 717s, and I think that perhaps they see the writing on the wall that their current status quo operation just isn't going to remain the same. So, do they get swallowed up by AirTran, or do they become a quasi-Express partner for Northwest? They made their choice.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 12):
Also YX and NW have had a FF partnership for a while now.

They had one before NW came into MKE with guns blaring and it ended when they did. They restarted it after they pulled all the flights out of MKE.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 6:53 am

Well this comes as a very nice suprise. Now it'd be good if NW returned with their P2P service from MKE before FL can make this go through. If NW comes back to MKE before FL closes the deal that might give them a little scare or two.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 8:22 am

I wonder if this will mean the beginning of either DTW or MEM service for FL. MEM has a small enough local market that I'd think not, but I would think a couple of 712s on MKE-DTW would do all right, and they could probably get gate space in the World Gateway as well.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Fri May 18, 2007 10:38 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 27):
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 12):
Also YX and NW have had a FF partnership for a while now.

They had one before NW came into MKE with guns blaring and it ended when they did. They restarted it after they pulled all the flights out of MKE.

Some specifics:

2/17/2003 Midwest announces AA will replace NW as their frequent flier partner

7/01/2003 Norhtwest starts MKE focus city

3/02/2006 Midwest / Northwest announce restoration of frequent flyer link

12/09/2006 AirTran announces takeover attempt

1/03/2007 Northwest's last MKE point-to-point flying

5/17/2007 Midwest / Northwest announce code sharing agreement
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sat May 19, 2007 5:03 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 29):
I wonder if this will mean the beginning of either DTW or MEM service for FL. MEM has a small enough local market that I'd think not, but I would think a couple of 712s on MKE-DTW would do all right, and they could probably get gate space in the World Gateway as well.

You mean YX, right? FL already flies to both DTW and MEM.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sat May 19, 2007 5:26 am

....wow.

Nicely played Northwest, way to take advantage of desperate Midwest Airlines. LCC's scare Northwest, as they should. MSP is the biggest market I can think of with no strong LCC presence (Sun Country doesn't count, they have like, 8 airplanes) besides a few flights from Airtran and Midwest. My guess is that NW is trying to build up MKE customer loyalty so they can swoop in after a few years and take it over.

The people running NW are kind of scary, when they want to be your friend, watch out.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sat May 19, 2007 6:06 am

I can't believe it's taken 30+ posts to suggest that, if this is the beginning of a courtship that leads to a merger, then......



NW will finally fly 717s!!!

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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sat May 19, 2007 7:02 am

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 31):
You mean YX, right? FL already flies to both DTW and MEM.

Clearly. NW would/will hand FL's ass to them on MKE-DTW.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sat May 19, 2007 10:23 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 34):
Clearly. NW would/will hand FL's ass to them on MKE-DTW.

The SEC filing in which they detailed their plans for MKE, they said they were going to do 5x MKE-DTW round trips with 717s. That's 1170 total seats between the two cities each day...about what NW offers now.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sat May 19, 2007 11:35 am

Quoting Knope2001 (Reply 35):
That's 1170 total seats between the two cities each day...about what NW offers now.

That's actually a pretty good example of how absurd FL's plans are. NW enjoys better name recognition and a significantly more powerful hub at DTW, and yet FL thinks they can fill the same number of seats.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sun May 20, 2007 2:10 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 32):
My guess is that NW is trying to build up MKE customer loyalty so they can swoop in after a few years and take it over.

This is a win-win for NW. It does position NW with the beloved hometown airline so loyalties well get blurred over the years. If YX starts to falter like it has in the past, guess who is there...
If big bad FL comes and takes over YX, NW the new God child of MKE, comes and takes all the mad people who swears they will never fly FL.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sun May 20, 2007 2:14 am

Quoting AirlineFanatic (Reply 2):
How does the saying go, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em - [especially if they can save you from being acquired].



Quoting RJNUT (Reply 5):
the real saying here is "the enemy of your enemy is your friend"

I think in this case I will vote for "Politics makes strange bedfellows!"  eyebrow 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sun May 20, 2007 4:16 am

Quoting Travellin'man (Reply 33):
I can't believe it's taken 30+ posts to suggest that, if this is the beginning of a courtship that leads to a merger, then......



NW will finally fly 717s!!!

Are you suggesting that? No one else has.Does every code share between carriers mean it is leading to a merger?
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sun May 20, 2007 4:19 am

Quoting TSRA (Reply 37):
If big bad FL comes and takes over YX, NW the new God child of MKE, comes and takes all the mad people who swears they will never fly FL.

I think this is pretty much a foregone conclusion, especially if it drags on long enough that NW (and XJ and Compass) has begun to take delivery of new aircraft. We might even see them keep some of the -9s that leave the fleet in the next year or two airworthy in case they are needed in MKE.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sun May 20, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 40):
Quoting TSRA (Reply 37):
If big bad FL comes and takes over YX, NW the new God child of MKE, comes and takes all the mad people who swears they will never fly FL.

I think this is pretty much a foregone conclusion

Yep, its called "hedging an airline".
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Sun May 20, 2007 5:58 am

As YX-Executive and NW-Plat, this is outstanding news. NW is indeed the #2 at MKE. It goes back to both NW and RC maintaining a big presence in the 60's-70's-80's. I remember when both flew almost on the half-hour to DTW because of the big auto connection between Southeast Wisconsin and Detroit. Not to mention NW has a very busy Club there. Lot's of traffic to everywhere.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Mon May 21, 2007 1:48 am

With the new agreement I wonder how this will impact YX service at IND? Right now their service is minimal at best. Will NW handle some connections for YX? NW already handles quite a few connecting pax at IND and a few extra wouldn't really cause much of a problem.
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Mon May 21, 2007 2:35 am

Quoting Indy (Reply 43):
With the new agreement I wonder how this will impact YX service at IND? Right now their service is minimal at best. Will NW handle some connections for YX? NW already handles quite a few connecting pax at IND and a few extra wouldn't really cause much of a problem.

Your answer was in the press release.

Quoting Knope2001 (Thread starter):
Northwest routes that will include the Midwest Airlines "YX" code are destinations beyond Northwest's hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis throughout the United States and Canada. Midwest will also place its code on Northwest flights from Indianapolis, a Northwest focus city.
 
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Mon May 21, 2007 4:49 am

That doesn't really answer my question. I know there will be a codeshare. Will YX for example have a MKE-IND-LAX routing? Or whatever where MKE-IND will be on YX and IND-LAX will be on NW equipment?
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RE: Midwest + Northwest Code Share Announced

Tue May 22, 2007 12:24 am

Quoting Indy (Reply 45):
Or whatever where MKE-IND will be on YX and IND-LAX will be on NW equipment?

That's how I interpreted the article.
And as far as the other stuff in your original question, that would be nice if it brought more YX flights to IND. No idea if they would try to take advantage of economies of scale as far as combining ground handling. But I suppose that would require moving YX over to A? Maybe something like that might happen after the new IND opens?

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