"This story is a bit of a requiem moment for the airlines," said Jay Sorensen, now the president of IdeaWorks, of Shorewood, an airline industry consultant. "This is the last bit of news related to Midwest Airlines. Now the book is closed effectively, which is fine. It was a grand airline."
The cookies, along with the wide, two-across leather seats, became a hallmark of Milwaukee's hometown airline known for its service and amenities.
Wisconsin *Oh, no!* Frontier Airlines drops the complimentary cookie perk ping
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Somewhere in this article it states that the “cookies did not influence the purchasing decision”. Wanna bet?
Too bad - they were good.
I’m not to impressed with any airline anymore. Any perks other than a seat and a seatbelt are only recieved if you apply for there airline credit card.
I’m just thankful they weren’t removing them because they wanted healthier passengers (via Mooch) or some such nonsense.
I also enjoy being able to get a round trip ticket a couple weeks before a major holiday for less than $150.
Yeah, consistency with the brand is the first thing I though of too, great idea! I wonder if the ate either or both types of cookies at the offsite meeting where they brainstormed this up? Or they just stuck with the caviar.
I remember when flying was a pleasure...Drinks, a cigarette, and dinner. Drinks were sometimes complimentary, cigarettes you brought your own, not sure but I think you could a pack on the plane, and dinner was complimentary and of the highest quality you could expect, all these things is how the airlines use to compete.
I still enjoy Frontier offering individual in-flight satellite TV for 5 bucks. That makes the longer trips a bit more enjoyable.
One summer, back in the early 80's, several airlines were offering $99 NY to California tickets, so we decided to take the girls out to the west coast for vacation..movie studios..the whole nine yards.
Pretty sure it was American Airlines, and it was a 747..packed..Back then, they had the movie screens that dropped down at the front of each cabin. They would show the movie after meal service was finished. We had bad weather taking off from JFK, so drinks and meal service were delayed. The movie was a good one, and long..can't remember the title, but towards the climax of the film, the lights go on, the stewardess announces that we're beginning our descent into LAX, etc..and the passengers go nuts...complaining....they all want to see the end of the movie..after about 5 minutes of loud arguments, a stewardess gets on the PA..and screams.."What's the matter with you people? What the hell do you expect for $99?"
I recently booked a flight on a no frill carrier and was shocked to learn I had to pay extra to have a reserved seat. I opted for the reserved seat since at $50 per bag for checked luggage, I could imagine a general cattle call for boarding with passengers bringing everything short of steamer trunks for carry on bags all surging toward the plane at once...kind of like boarding a bus in some third world country but without the live chickens.