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by UWPAviation
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7460

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

Its not happening anytime soon. There is alot of US destinations first, central and s. America then maybe Canada. Heck id expect ANC before Canada. Plus if you look at MDW, their biggest hub, you can fly porter for $130. And thats to Billy Bishop. Porter has been at it at MDW for a long time and has...

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by UWPAviation
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20748

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

If anything why not just charter flights.

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by UWPAviation
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7274

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

And what airlines have the largest profit margins??

Lufthansa, AA, DL, UA, Air France, IAG, Southwest.

And how did they fare on the list?? Exactly, travelers don’t care.

It means absolutely nothing except for those airlines that think it does.

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by UWPAviation
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11388

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Well it looks like I’m going to cancel my Southwest flight to LAS because they aren’t the top ranked airline!!!

What a joke.

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by UWPAviation
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12245

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

WWads wrote:
DAY-CVG on DL was a bit ridiculous.


I still find ORD-MKE ridiculous. I understand it’s for connections, but from the two airports it’s a 1.25 hour drive at most.

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by UWPAviation
Fri May 24, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4045

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Some random MSN observations: ⋅  AA is introducing mainline service on the first DFW-MSN flight of the day, using a A319. This appears to be a permanent change starting in September. ⋅  UA has 2x frequency on MSN-SFO for August, involving a SFO-MSN red-eye. Still using a a E75 f...

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by UWPAviation
Tue May 21, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18921

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

The E175 may be a good fit for their operation. Embraer lists the LR range at 2150 nm, full pax with typical mission reserves allowing them to serve any state in the lower 48, Mexico, and some of the Caribbean from MKE. https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Embraer_sp...

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by UWPAviation
Mon May 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18921

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Do they have a operating certificate yet? If not, how long to obtain that along with aircraft, training and hiring staff?

I still think this is a long way out.

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by UWPAviation
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 6591

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

With the MAX fleet not going anywhere soon you'd think it would be a good time to get started on those!

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by UWPAviation
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4045

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know why WN dropped MKE-MSP? Yields not well? Kind of disappointing, DL is crazy round trip to fly compared to what it was on WN.

I’d love to see that route return!

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by UWPAviation
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356388

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

That gradient transition at the top of the tail is beautiful, would have loved to see the full tail with that. Oh well, good job UA! Cant wait to see this in the sunlight!

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by UWPAviation
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356388

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

What is UA going to do with the express fleet? Do you think they are going to still stick with the billboard letters on a CRJ-200? Also, what do you guys think about the engines on the Y-tails, do you think they stick with the blue or they go the DL route and stick with white engines?

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by UWPAviation
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356388

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Love all the whining on here with pretty much EVERY new livery a major carrier comes out with! I personally like the new livery, keeps the Continental globe but has the United 2003-2009 colour pallette for the tail. Just how a merged airline should be. That sums up this website perfect. People clam...

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by UWPAviation
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356388

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Clean and pretty. Curious to see what it looks like in sunlight. And of course on the airbus and Express fleet.

Good job UA!!

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by UWPAviation
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356388

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

If the mock images from above are what it is, im fine with it. Nothing drastically different but a refresher like UA said it would be.

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by UWPAviation
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18921

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

As a fellow Wisconsinite and someone who absolutely loved and misses Midwest, I hate to say it but there really is not any space for them anymore. Where are they going to fly to out of MKE that already isnt served? Then the problem comes in of price. Lets say they are going to fly to LGA. Well DL an...

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by UWPAviation
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16319

Re: AA Adds New Routes

Im still waiting for MKE-MIA,

We have no yearly service to South Florida. I think MIA on AA on a E175 would be perfect

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by UWPAviation
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5690

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

The second iteration of Midwest Airlines is to buy Ultimate Jet Charters and begin operations from MKE to LUK, MCI, and MSP on July 31, 2019. The service will take place on only weekdays, and will utilize former skyway airlines Fairchild 328JET and Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft. After raising almost 100...

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by UWPAviation
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14858

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

More point to point would be better. I think the model that Allegiant has done has proven to be successful. Unfortunately with them I want to go to more destinations then just LAS and PIE. If they could truly do more point to point and offer flights to major US cities as well as vacation destination...

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by UWPAviation
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7717

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

Wow this topic again for the 1000th time...... There is a reason why WN has been one of the most constantly profitable airlines in the world

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by UWPAviation
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7227

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

Tyler metro is larger then the Green Bay metro, might surprise some people. F9 is starting GRB soon.

So from a population stand point it makes sense.

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by UWPAviation
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 6987

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

I think you’re better off trying MKE

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by UWPAviation
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 MLB Charters
Replies: 33
Views: 4261

Re: 2019 MLB Charters

Brewers last year used United 737-800s mostly. I would assume they have a contract with United. Not sure why they are using this year.

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by UWPAviation
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA reached between WN and AMFA
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: TA reached between WN and AMFA

Good, hopefully then ticket prices on WN will go back down. Looking to travel in October and every flight out of MKE is over 130$.

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by UWPAviation
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7312

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

Fantastic! Will be awesome seeing a new livery around!

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by UWPAviation
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21136

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

KICT wrote:
Even Pan Am went under.


Let's not go crazy

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by UWPAviation
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Wants to Expand in Large Constrained Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 4912

Re: Spirit Wants to Expand in Large Constrained Airports

How much clout does Spirit have in slot wars at constrained airports? I think it should focus on second-tier cities, like their recent adds of Columbus and Asheville. I would love to see some Mid-western expansion (a la IND, STL, OKC, MKE). They have already got the big routes (LAX-DEN, ORD-LGA, et...

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by UWPAviation
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes
Replies: 48
Views: 5996

Re: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes

MSN I feel like is a victim of location. MKE is an hours drive and has service to YYZ. And ORD and MDW 2 hours (on a good day) and both have service. I think MSN would fit a-lot better with Porter. But with 3 out of the 4 southern WI / Chicago-land airports having service I just dont know if MSN is ...

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by UWPAviation
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27500

Re: AS new interior

No. the F seat tray table is almost like the VX original, there's a small holder that flips up and out from the tray table so you can put your tablet up while you eat. I'll migrate some photos from my phone to computer and upload the shots I took while in N615AS from JNU to ANC (in F, but got pics ...

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by UWPAviation
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4045

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

I flew into MKE on WN the other day for the first time in nearly 3 years. I can't believe how old, dingy and depressing the main terminal area looks. I've flown into D once before and it too was unbelievable. C looked amazingly. It was bright, clean and didn't look as if you were stepping into 1989...

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by UWPAviation
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New F9 Routes: BTV/BIL/BFM/GRB -DEN - 1/22/2019
Replies: 57
Views: 5840

Re: New F9 Routes: BTV/BIL/BFM/GRB -DEN - 1/22/2019

Awesome for northeast Wisconsin. I think it would be more beneficial if they did MCO rather then DEN. Wisconsiners love there Florida. But I get it, its their hub. Not the first time they flew GRB, hopefully this one lasts.

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by UWPAviation
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 156
Views: 16803

Re: LOT Polish international growth

All what you mention is horrible yield. It's really quite simple. As long as you can't lure the business passengers (not only business class, but also higher yielding Y+ and Y passengers), these mini-hubs are doomed to fail. LO's home market of business pax can maybe sustain routes like JFK, PVG an...

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by UWPAviation
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93131

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Looks so clean and fantastic. I would love a clover leaf on the engines but that's just me. Good job EI.

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by UWPAviation
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification
Replies: 35
Views: 8424

Re: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification

How would this fare for BA on the London City - JFK route?

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by UWPAviation
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 50
Views: 9111

Re: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)

I recently flew UA for the first time in 9 years. I was extremely impressed with everything. Cabin was nice and clean, crew was extremely nice and helpful. A fantastic experience.

I told my wife we would definitely be flying UA much more in the future! Fingers crossed for a MKE-SFO route!

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by UWPAviation
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?

Definitely both! I mean, after JetBlue merges with Frontier then Spirit then Allegiant ....the possibilities are endless but Hawaii may be a stretch though, dammit. I was thinking more along the lines of a merger with AS. At least they would have an existing station and could add eastbound flights ...

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by UWPAviation
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?

Unfortunetly no, as a fellow MKE flyer I would love to see it. But not enough demand. WN, DL, UA all serve the NYC area. WN and DL serve BOS. WN has seasonal service to FLL. And WN, DL F9, G4 serve Orlando.

With that I see no way we will ever see Jetblue. ORD is such a short drive away as well

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by UWPAviation
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5669

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

United is EWR + LGA only & they still hold the lead!!![/quote]

That is extremely impressive. Look at AA and DL. They serve EWR, JFK and LGA and UA is doing extremely well!

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by UWPAviation
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 138673

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Quick question with yields on a certain flight. MKE - BNA is the cheapest ticket out of MKE on WN. You can find tickets as low as 62$ pretty regularly. However the only non-stops are 5:30amCST and 6:30pmCST. I know WN runs a-lot of connections from MKE to BNA but what are the yields like? With it b...

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by UWPAviation
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 138673

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Quick question with yields on a certain flight. MKE - BNA is the cheapest ticket out of MKE on WN. You can find tickets as low as 62$ pretty regularly. However the only non-stops are 5:30amCST and 6:30pmCST. I know WN runs a-lot of connections from MKE to BNA but what are the yields like? With it be...

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by UWPAviation
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?
Replies: 39
Views: 3568

Re: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?

Just flew WN yesterday bud. They have free TV, movies, drinks and food on the flight.

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by UWPAviation
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 incident at LAS
Replies: 1
Views: 611

F9 incident at LAS

https://i.imgur.com/mFG4zJN.jpg Saw this posted on the r/wtf reddit. It sounds like it happened yesterday? I could be wrong on that. Frontier departing out of LAS. Looks like someone forgot to latch the cowling. Edit: Looks like Fox News picked up the incident. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/piece-o...

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by UWPAviation
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 12375

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

Not surprising, they expanded too fast. They went into to many questionable markets. Im surprised they didnt just stick with ORD, BOS, LAX, JFK and make a name for themselves on what they did. Low-cost EU TO US fairs. Going into STL, PIT, CLE. CVG, DTW were always head scratches to me. If anything ...

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by UWPAviation
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 12375

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

Not surprising, they expanded too fast. They went into to many questionable markets. Im surprised they didnt just stick with ORD, BOS, LAX, JFK and make a name for themselves on what they did. Low-cost EU TO US fairs. Going into STL, PIT, CLE. CVG, DTW were always head scratches to me. If anything e...

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by UWPAviation
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5671

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

My really good buddy lives right around the corner from MDW and only flies WN. I live in MKE. He somehow booked a WN flight from MDW to MKE which isnt even possible by connecting through DTW. He called me and told me he was here I thought he was at the Amtrak station at MKE. I was waiting there for ...

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by UWPAviation
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13981

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

Its actually nice to see WN take this stuff so seriously. I have never had a bad experience on WN and for the most part I hold them up there being one of the best carriers in the US, even though it is a low-cost operation. The article states that these were all previously owned aircraft. Im guessing...

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by UWPAviation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?
Replies: 24
Views: 1805

Re: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?

ACY is a regional tourist destination. Just like WI Dells. People not from the NY, NJ, PHL markets just arnt going to go there. Hell I have never heard anyone say lets go to ACY outside of those areas. Demand just is not there. If you lived in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, LA, Nashville would you rather...

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by UWPAviation
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2548

Re: WN at MDW - 2018

WN might be one of the smartest airlines when it comes to opening up new routes. If they see a need for MDW-OKC 2x daily they will do it. However it seems now, like you said, they are focused on STL, MKE, DEN, LAS. Obviously they see a lot of money to be made at those airports. I can speak to the st...

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by UWPAviation
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has the success of the A321 and 739 only been recent?
Replies: 16
Views: 5582

Re: Why has the success of the A321 and 739 only been recent?

Size my friend. Both planes fit very well in the space they are designed for. They can fit a high number of passengers without being overkill like the a380.

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by UWPAviation
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

Will UA ever add MKE-SFO or MKE-IAD nonstop service? UA already has nonstop service to both SFO and IAD from MCI, STL, MSP, ORD, IND, DTW, CVG, and CLE in the Midwest, and the lack of UA nonstop service to its SFO and IAD hubs from MKE is one of the biggest holes in the Midwest. WN is also currentl...

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