Interactive route map is here

Old Feb 4, 10, 1:23 pm
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Interactive route map is here

At long last, Midwest's interactive route map is here

http://www.midwestairlines.com/PlanA.../RouteMap.aspx

I don't see any new destinations or routes yet, but the map is cool.
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Old Feb 4, 10, 1:44 pm
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Very nice indeed! I did see something when I clicked on SEA... I noticed it only goes direct to DEN but not MCI. Was MCI - SEA dropped?
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Old Feb 4, 10, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by flyYX View Post
Very nice indeed! I did see something when I clicked on SEA... I noticed it only goes direct to DEN but not MCI. Was MCI - SEA dropped?
It looks like an error.

If you start at MCI, it shows a YX nonstop to SEA. When clicking on SEA, it shows a YX nonstop to DEN; I think it's supposed to be the YX to MCI.

The flight is probably just off-course.

MKE-FLL and MKE-RSW are not marked as seasonal on the YX/F9 interactive map, while RSW is marked as seasonal on the DL/IND codeshare map. Does this mean year-round YX service to these Fla markets, or is it just a slip up?

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Old Feb 4, 10, 1:52 pm
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Very nice indeed! I did see something when I clicked on SEA... I noticed it only goes direct to DEN but not MCI. Was MCI - SEA dropped?
I think there are a couple of gaps for them to fix. MCI-SEA shows but not SEA-MCI.
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Old Feb 4, 10, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by mke9499 View Post
It looks like an error.

If you start at MCI, it shows a YX nonstop to SEA. When clicking on SEA, it shows a YX nonstop to DEN; I think it's supposed to be the YX to MCI.

The flight is probably just off-course.
Well it is their first go at it. I work in IT so I know how it feels when someone sits down at a system you built and in less than a minute they find an error for you to fix.
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Old Feb 4, 10, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by flyYX View Post
Well it is their first go at it. I work in IT so I know how it feels when someone sits down at a system you built and in less than a minute they find an error for you to fix.
Hey Guys,
There may be a few routes missing here and there. We are finding all the kinks and should have them fixed shortly.

Thanks,
Brian
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Old Feb 4, 10, 2:15 pm
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There are errors in the map and your suggestions and my hours of QA have been forwarded onto the person that is working on the map. There are no new routes on this map.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 1:45 pm
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New updates to routemap

Hey Guys,
Hope all of you are staying safe (and warm) in this nasty weather. Just wanted to let everyone know that we worked out a lot of the kinks in the route map and uploaded a new update for it. Like always, we appreciate any feedback/comments you provide.

Thank you all for your continuous support of Midwest Airlines.

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Old Feb 9, 10, 9:49 pm
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I haven't been able to break it. Thanks for your hard work!
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Old Feb 10, 10, 10:01 am
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Brian, nice work and I appreciate your acknowledgement of the comments made here.

I have a few very minor suggestions.

On the interactive map, I would change the legend color from grey to black. Presumably most people initially click on Denver or Milwaukee and it is very easy to associated the result as a Midwest/Frontier color scheme, when it is a direct/connecting flight color scheme.

A cool upgrade in the future would be the ability to click on both a departure and arrival city and see all the different ways of getting there, including Delta and AirTran code shares. (Within reason. Perhaps mileage could be used to limit the code share connections to something reasonable., or whatever criteria are used to actually schedule flights.)

On the static maps, I would show the "combined" map in two colors, Midwest (black) and Frontier (green). For routes flown with a mix of carriers including Delta use blue or grey, or preferably show both airlines in color with slightly different arcs. I realize this is a moving target. The maps should probably also show an "as of" date if the map reflects current routes or indicate an "effective" future date if the routes represent a future route schedule, with a "subject to change" disclaimer or course.

I would think that the Indianapolis and Atlanta code share maps could be combined into one, like the St Paul, Memphis and Detroit maps. Is this not done because the old Northwest is flying out of Indianapolis and the old Delta out of Atlanta (speculating)? I don't see the need to have two separate maps.

The Minneapolis/St Paul, Memphis and Detroit Delta code share map is very pretty, but the use of three colors isn't absolutely necessary. I do like the use of color, but it makes it glaringly obvious (to me) that the Midwest/Frontier map should also have distinguishing colors. If the decision is made to keep the Midwest/Frontier map in one color, I would show this map in only one color (two, technically) as well.

Regarding booking, if a flight can't be found when booking a flight and the "error" screen is presented, the "Back" button should work like the "Modify Search" link does. I would also add a "Modify Search" button next to the "Continue" button so that it can be more easily found. I had a difficult time finding the "Modify Search" link, and was hitting my browser's back button without success.
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