Midwest Airlines Pampers Professional Pooches

Canine Athletes Enjoy ‘The best care in the air’ Between Ft. Lauderdale and New York


MILWAUKEE, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Long recognized for providing “The best care in the air,” Midwest Airlines (AMEX:MEH) yesterday extended its commitment to customer service to two special canine athletes and their trainer. Mako, an Australian shepherd, and Nemo, a Jack Russell terrier, flew on Midwest Airlines from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to New York with their trainer, Lourdes Edlin. As part of a special arrangement approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and Midwest Airlines, Mako occupied a seat in the aircraft’s main cabin and Nemo traveled below Edlin’s seat. Both dogs are professional canine athletes and ambassadors for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge.


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Midwest Airlines is no stranger to providing special service to its canine customers. The airline’s Premier Pet Program, launched in 2005, was the first of its kind to reward customers with free travel for their pets and the opportunity to redeem their own miles for pet travel.


“We recognize the challenges and fears our customers face when traveling with their pets, and carefully train our employees in the safe treatment and transport of pets,” pointed out Susan Kerwin-Hagen, coordinator of the Premier Pet Program. “We developed the program to provide our customers with a value-added service and loyalty program not offered by our competitors.”


For additional information on the Midwest Airlines Premier Pet Program, visit http://www.midwestairlines.com/MAWeb/travelPlanner/travelPrograms/petTravel.as px.


Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States, including Milwaukee’s most daily nonstop flights and best schedule to major destinations. Catering to business travelers and discerning leisure travelers, the airline earned its reputation as “The best care in the air” by providing passengers with impeccable service and onboard amenities at competitive fares. Both Skyway Airlines, Inc. — a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines — and SkyWest Airlines operate as Midwest Connect and offer service to and connections through Midwest Airlines’ hubs. Together, the airlines offer service to 51 cities. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com/.


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