Airline Open Thread: Is Midwest Airlines Still Worth Paying a Premium For?
So far this year, Midwest Airlines has laid off more than 1,000 employees, trimmed its fleet, announced plans to add smaller seats and checked bag fees--and the carrier even started cutting back on the number of cookies it hands out. When will it all end?!
All the changes led us to wonder if it's worth booking a Midwest seat anymore. When the seats were large, the service terrific and the cookies copious, we'd pay a premium to fly the carrier, as long as we were headed to a city it served. But now? The airline is so focused on the bottom line it hardly seems different than any other out there. (Admittedly, a recent cash infusion has the threat of bankruptcy at bay for the moment.)
But what say you? Is Midwest still worth booking--even at a fare premium? Or have the glory days gone the way of its MD-80s? Spill your thoughts in our open thread.
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