akelley728
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Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:23 am

Today Midway Airlines announced it will Become a Partner in both Continental Airlines OnePass and Northwest Airlines WorldPerks Frequent Flyer Programs.

The partnership starts May 1st. And those who are OnePass and WorldPerks Platinum, Gold and Silver Elite members will enjoy a wide range of Elite benefits when traveling on Midway, including unlimited space available upgrades, mileage bonuses, priority check-in and priority boarding privileges. The miles flown on Midway Flights will also count toward elite qualification in either OnePass(R) or WorldPerks(R).

Very good news for me, since I'm a CO OnePass member.

What do you all think?

Some additional links:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010425/chw018.html

http://www.newsobserver.com/wednesday/business/Story/427038p-421108c.html
 
Logos
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:34 am

Will they continue to be a part of AAdvantage? If so, they at least have a fair marketing advantage over Southwest as they fight their incursion at RDU.

Cheers,
Dave in Berlin
Too many types flown to list
 
Ryefly
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:46 am

Wow, thats wonderful news for Midway and its passengers! Thats twice now Midway has shot the bird at American.
 
Pilot1113
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:53 am

Now I can finally use my Continental miles on them (and start earning some too!)!

Midway just keeps getting better and better all the time!

I don't know if this marketing allience will work, but only time will tell. From their most recent report they seem to be holding their own in RDU. They've been managing anywhere from 60-70% load factors, which isn't impressive, but it's above average. That means that most of their planes are going out almost full.

I can't wait to fly them again. I'm so excited that they've started service to PVD.

- Neil Harrison
 
akelley728
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 3:38 am

Logos,

Midway will be discontinuing it's alliance with AAdvantage as of April 30th. I'm sure this was the main reasoning behind Midway dancing with CO/NW now. American Airlines frequent fliers can still claim an award on Midway for up to a year.

One of the articles points the fingers at AA's pilots, they opposed their airline's request to extend the agreement with Midway because they saw it as a threat to their job security. Hmm...
 
nwa747-400
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 3:41 am

That sounds GREAT! NW/CO is building quite an extensive list of partners.Maybe this is a lead up to the Wings alliance.

Domestically I think Wings would be:

Northwest
Continental
Alaska
Midway
Hawaiin
Possibly America West and
Possibly Midwest Express

With international partners:

KLM
Alitalia
Malaysian
Japan Air System
Air China
Braathens
Jet Airways
Garuda

Now that is starting to look like a GREAT alliance!
 
afitch7881
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 4:50 am

That is great news for people like myself who put all my miles into CO and fly mainly only on CO, NW, HP, and now Midway is an option if I need to fly down to Florida and connect in a relatively easy airport in RDU. Midways new 73G's are very nice, and hopefully I can fly on one soon with their Carolina Class service!

Eric

 
Logos
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 5:10 am

Thanks, AKelly. Too bad; most of my miles are on American.

Cheers,
Dave in Berlin
Too many types flown to list
 
akelley728
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 6:05 am

Logos,

Well, you have a year... time to start spending!

NWA747-400:

I would add Frontier to the domestic list and maybe Emirates to the international list?

I think Malaysian is going SkyTeam...
 
nwa747-400
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 6:09 am

Malaysian has a pretty extensice code shar agreement with both NW and KL.

KL pulled outof Australia to allow Malaysia to pick passengers for them.

Emirates huh? Where did you hear that? That is a good airline.

Frontier? Where did you hear that?
 
BH346
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 6:15 am

That sounds great to me, especially because I am a WorldPerks Member, and I would really like to try them someday.

BH346
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DL WIDGET HEAD
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 6:56 am

Sounds great. I bet Midway will be moving to the new Concourse C in FLL along with CO and NW now that they have this marketing agreement. This would benefit DL also in that Midway currently occupies one gate on DL's Concourse D at FLL and DL needs this space to expand their ever growing DL Express presence. Anyway, Congrats to Midway and their employees and customers--this is good news for them (as well as CO and NW).
 
AAR90
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 7:25 am

>Will they continue to be a part of AAdvantage?

No.

>One of the articles points the fingers at AA's pilots,
>they opposed their airline's request to extend the
>agreement with Midway

Correct. Letter Y of current AA/APA contract states: "The Company will not, without the concurrence of APA: 1. Extend either the Miday or Reno AAdvantage Agreements beyond April 30, 2001.

APA's "leadership" has shown that for the past 10+ years it will not agree to anything beneficial to "AA management" without being forced into doing so by outside third parties.

>...because they saw it as a threat to their job security. Hmm...

It may not have a sound economic basis, but that is the official APA "leadership" position.
*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!
 
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 8:06 am

>>Frontier? Where did you hear that?<<

They do have a mileage partnership with CO even though they introduced EasyReturns.
 
akelley728
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 1:13 pm

NWA747-400:

Frontier currently participates with OnePass. In fact, until they introduced EasyReturns, OnePass was their 'program'.

Continental and Emirates just announced an expansion of their partnership. I believe both participants in both airlines can both earn and redeem in each other's programs.
 
nwa747-400
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 3:09 pm

The more the merrier!
 
COTPARES
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 3:53 pm

CO partners with One pass as many as I can remember

America West but that is quickly fading
Frontier airlines some rtes out of DEN
Alaskan/ Horizon
Northwest/Mesabaand NW* operating as KLM (you can accrue and use miles on them)
American Eagle* ie some California cities like BUR -LAX (earn and burn )
Hawaiian interisland only /Earn and burn miles
Commutair NE ny area
Gulfstream Florida - NAS
Virgin Atlantic
Air France P.S AZ no more
Emirates
British Midland
British West Indies Air
EVA air
Copa
China air - One way alliance
I know I'm forgetting some like Air aruba / Avante (went out of busineess)

How's that from memory!!!!
 
COTPARES
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RE: Midway Partners With CO/NW

Thu Apr 26, 2001 3:56 pm

CO partners with One pass as many as I can remember
Oh yeah QUANTAS
America West but that is quickly fading
Frontier airlines some rtes out of DEN
Alaskan/ Horizon
Northwest/Mesaba and NW* operating as KLM (you can accrue and use miles on them)
American Eagle* ie some California cities like BUR -LAX (earn and burn )
Hawaiian interisland only /Earn and burn miles
Commutair NE ny area
Gulfstream Florida - NAS
Virgin Atlantic
Air France P.S AZ no more
Emirates
British Midland
British West Indies Air
EVA air
Copa
China air - One way alliance
I know I'm forgetting some like Air aruba / Avante (went out of busineess)

How's that from memory!!!!