Midwest Express filling in the vacuum created by Vanguard

N464AT

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Nice plans, however they have a possible strike by the flight attendant group on 31 August. They had better get that taken care of before proceeding with their expansion.
 

mturpiz

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On 8/22/2002 5:27:50 PM

I am surprised they did not announce LAX or SFO. Seems like an obvious gap on their route map to me. And, I think YX can generally hold its own against WN due to the different market niches.
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SFO makes perfect sense, but it's a rather weak market in the winter. In the press release Hoeksema said they were currently evaluating other expansion possibilities and expects to make other service announcements in the "near future". I would hardly be surprised if SFO was part of that.
 

mturpiz

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The people who do the market analysis, the route planning and the scheduling don't have anything to do with the process of trying to avoid the F/A strike. They need to move on as if no job action was possible.

Now of course the company *does* indeed face a possible job action, and undoubtedly people on both sides have done contingency planning in case things are not resolved in time. Short of a long, disasterous strike or CHAOS session (which is certainly not impossible) planning should and will go on as normal.
 

funguy2

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I am surprised they did not announce LAX or SFO. Seems like an obvious gap on their route map to me. And, I think YX can generally hold its own against WN due to the different market niches.
 

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