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KCaviator
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Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Sun May 02, 2021 1:19 pm

Good morning,

Before MDW was renovated, there used to be a Chicago Cubs-themed gate/passenger waiting area when the terminal was ground-level. I remember flying out of this specific gate when I was a child. Would anyone have pictures of this gate by any chance? It would bring back great memories.

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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Sun May 02, 2021 1:49 pm

Oh wow, on south side?? Can’t believe it wasn’t defaced the next day after it was finished!
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Sun May 02, 2021 2:58 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
Oh wow, on south side?? Can’t believe it wasn’t defaced the next day after it was finished!


I agree. I would hope WN would know better than to do a Cubs promotion well into White Sox territory.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Sun May 02, 2021 4:26 pm

I remember that. They also sponsored the Cubs at the time as well.


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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Sun May 02, 2021 4:50 pm

RodFarva wrote:
I remember that. They also sponsored the Cubs at the time as well.


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I grew up a Cubs fan in Indiana. I’d watch almost every Cubs game on WGN (before the stupidity of their various TV deals since I was a kid). I never knew much of Southwest as a kid as it didn’t fly where I lived. But to this day I always somewhat associate the Cubs with Southwest due to the extensive marketing they did. The “Southwest how far did it fly” promo after the home runs was genius in my mind. It instantly associated joy with the airline. And some 20 or 30 years later I still remember it.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Mon May 03, 2021 2:01 am

I thought they had a few sports themed gates in the old south concourse. This was before the terminal was razed, NOT renovated! There's NOTHING left of the old terminal...
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Mon May 03, 2021 4:16 pm

If you ever watched the old TV show "Airline" on TLC back in the day, the Cubs would frequently have WN employees throw out the first pitch, and they were selected by a raffle.
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Mon May 03, 2021 4:21 pm

Haha! Thats White Sox territory!
 
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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Mon May 03, 2021 4:32 pm

 
midway7
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Re: Southwest Airlines Chicago Cubs-themed Gate at MDW

Mon May 03, 2021 4:44 pm

In the old MDW terminal it was either gate A9 or A11.

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