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Wisconsin’s Midwest Express Airlines ends Elite partnership – ch-aviation
Remember how Midwest Express was going to come back with chocolate chip cookies and all? Scratch that. The airline was going to outsource flying to Elite, but that has now fallen apart and descended into lawsuits. Midwest says it’s going to still start, but come on… that seems unlikely.
Two for the road
A Premature Farewell To KLM’s 747-400s – Officer Wayfinder
Older aircraft are being retired in droves, and the KLM 747 is no different. Its service will end next week instead of next year thanks to the drop in demand. Here’s a look back at the airplane’s time with the airline.
Flyback Friday: In Memory of Capt. Rick Rogers – Hawaiian Airlines Mana’o
I had missed that Rick Rogers died in a plane crash on the north shore of O’ahu last month. I met Rick once, and he was one of a kind. He had an incredible knowledge of Hawaiian’s history. It sounds like his funeral was a very appropriate tribute.