There’s been a dark cloud of uncertainty hanging over Milwaukee during the last few weeks as Midwest worked on its latest round of restructuring. Sure, they had already announced that the MD-80s would be retired and that employee wages would be slashed, but it never seemed to be final. As … Read the post
American’s Pilot Fighting for Compensation Restoration Once Again
Once again, American’s pilots are fighting for “compensation restoration,” but take a look and you’ll see a very flimsy and inaccurate argument.
Frontier Gets Another DIP Option
A couple weeks ago, it was questionable whether Frontier would find any financing. Now they … Read the post
I know I mentioned it before, but I thought it worth mentioning again that I’m now the airline blogger for BNET. My posts on Cranky are primarily focused on the frequent (or not so frequent) flier, but over on BNET, I get into more on airline management. Since I know … Read the post
AirTran’s long-awaited assault on Milwaukee is now in full force. Just this week, they announced twice daily flights to LAX and Boston as well as once daily flights to Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco. Lastly, they’ll add a second daily nonstop to Vegas. How nice of them to announce … Read the post
Over the last couple years, Midwest has been quietly changing its model to the point where they’re becoming just like every other airline. Sadly, I’d say the transformation is now almost complete.
Back in the day, Midwest was head and shoulders above the rest. While most airlines served meals in … Read the post
Remember how I said there was no reason AirTran couldn’t try to build up Milwaukee on its own even after failing to take over Midwest?
Here it comes.
This morning, the airline announced that they will begin deploying troops, er, bumping up Milwaukee flights just in time for the winter … Read the post
I’ve been pretty confused since word came out that TPG and Northwest would be teaming up to offer to buy Midwest. I mean, all the talk had been about AirTran’s offer for the last few months, and now that’s gone. AirTran walked away as this higher bid came rolling … Read the post
I really don’t understand the obsession that Midwest Airlines has with dogs.
First, they launched a frequent flier program for them. Fine, that’s a good way to reach dog lovers and probably makes some sense. Then they announced Canine Travel Packs, a “welcome gift” for dogs when they fly. … Read the post