Part #4 of 4
After a quick lunch in the central part of the Milwaukee airport (MKE
), I passed through security again and walked down the "D" Concourse.
The concourse was much busier than before, and lots of different flights were getting ready to leave.
Here's a Midwest 717 bound for DCA
This one was bound for ATL
After walking around the concourse again, I sat down for a while and did some reading at my gate D-42, where my flight to MSP
would be leaving from.
View from the window:
At about 1:15pm, our 717 arrived at the gate and passengers got off. A few minutes after it arrived, the catering truck appeared ready to stock all the new cookies for our flight!
At 1:40pm, the boarding processs began for our flight:
Midwest Airlines #526
2:05pm-3:20pm (sched) 2:05pm-3:15pm (actual)
After several passengers boarded, I walked up and handed my boarding pass to the agent and got on the 717. I was greeted by two flight attendants, and as I walked down the aisle I heard some nice classical music playing. Wow, I have not heard music playing during boarding since flying many years ago to Europe! Midwest Airlines is the best!
Here's another picture of those incredible "recaro seats. "
View across the aisle
At about 2:00pm, the door was shut and the safety recording began as we pushed back.
The taxi to the runway was very short, and soon we were climbing away from MKE
One of the flight attendants came on the intercom to say that this would be a "cookie flight" and that a limited beverage service would be offered. Again, the flight attendants began the service from the rear, and after a short wait, I was once again having the incredible baked on-board cookies.
Picture from cruise altitude.
The cabin was very quiet for the entire flight, and even one of the flight attendants remarked that this was the most quiet flight she had been on.
At about 2:50pm, we began our descent into MSP
After making a few turns in order to line up for landing, we came down for a very smooth landing. We taxied off the runway near the C- concourse and had a long taxi back to the Humphrey terminal.
Here's a NWA A320 that was getting ready for departure.
As the 717 came to a stop at Gate H8
, I was sad as my last of my 4 flights on Midwest Airlines was over. I can't wait to fly the airline again, as I had some of the best flights in recent memory.
Midwest Airlines is #1 in my book. They really are "The best care in the air"
Comments and suggestions are welcome!