Midwest Announces New Routes, Enhances Popular Business Routes
Midwest Airlines is adding and enhancing service between MKE and numerous destinations. Beginning June 1, Midwest will offer the only nonstop service in the market between MKE and Raleigh/Durham, and beginning June 18, it will offer the only nonstop service to Seattle/Tacoma. Midwest also recently announced seasonal schedule enhancements on two popular routes, Tampa and Los Angeles. Beginning May 1, the airline will add a second roundtrip to Tampa and beginning July 1, it will add a second nonstop roundtrip to Los Angeles. Additionally, Midwest is adding larger aircraft and increasing frequency between MKE and several popular business markets, including Columbus, Flint, Dayton, Duluth/Superior, Louisville and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit midwestairlines.com.
AirTran Adds Service to Las Vegas and Baltimore/Washington
MKE AirTran Airways announced the return of seasonal service between MKE and Baltimore/Washington. It will begin May 8 and include two daily flights in each direction. AirTran also announced the start of a new nonstop daily flight between MKE and Las Vegas, beginning July 10. For more information, visit airtran.com.
MKE Celebrates Concourse E Completion with "Lucky Passenger Day"
Lady Luck landed at MKE on April 26, as three lucky passengers arriving on AirTran, Continental Express and Northwest Airlines, were each awarded a pair of roundtrip airline tickets. One of the randomly chosen winners, Tracy Twardowski of Antioch, Ill., says that she chooses to use MKE because "it's closer to home and less hassle than O'Hare (ORD)."
The festivities marked the $2.7 million renovation of Concourse E, which created a fourth lane in the security checkpoint, added a children’s play area and an ADA-compliant family restroom, and created office space for TSA and the airlines. Concourse E has 10 gates and serves two million passengers annually.
Airport Connection Adds Fox Valley Shuttle Service
Airport Connection, the largest shared ride shuttle provider at MKE, has recently launched a new shuttle service for the Fox River Valley area, offering residents easy and affordable transportation to and from MKE. The Fox Valley Shuttle operates daily, with ten round trips and stops in Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Lomira. Reservations are required. For more information, visit foxvalleyshuttle.com.
Travel to The Beat ... Your CD collection is out of control, you can recite the lyrics to at least a dozen songs, and although you consider yourself an “amateur,” you know your way around an instrument or two. So why not tailor your next vacation to satisfy your love for music? Here are just few rockin’ ideas…
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“Are We There Yet?” For parents, those four little words can signal the beginning of a long trip. But traveling with your child doesn’t have to be an arduous and exhausting experience – for either you or them. Consider these easy tips to a more enjoyable travel time:
Load an iPod with a custom mix of your child’s favorite music, including the one song that helps them doze off at night! Also, download kids' favorite books-on-tape, so they can listen while they read. Remember to pack kid-safe headphones.
Comforts of Home
Bring some comfort items from home, such as their own blanket and pillow. Or, for extra long or nighttime flights, pack their PJs in a carry-on bag and put them on right before boarding the flight.
Pack a special bag with a few small toys specifically bought for the trip. Stretch them out over the duration of the trip, keeping your little one busy with new items – and new incentives – to stay on the best possible behavior.
Experience Music Project, Seattle, Wash.
EMP is a one-of-a-kind music museum with interactive exhibits and a world-class collection of musical artifacts. Strap on a guitar for a recording session, check out hand-written Jimi Hendrix lyrics, and get lost in the music. For more information, visit emplive.org.
Graceland, Memphis, Tenn.
Journey through Elvis’ life and career at Graceland Mansion. Graceland offers a unique glimpse into the personal life and leisure time of one of the most celebrated musicians of all time. Located on a 14-acre estate, the mansion features exhibits of authentic clothing, Graceland artifacts, personal mementos and an amazing display of Elvis’ gold and platinum awards. For more information, visit elvis.com.
New Orleans, La.
The city of New Orleans has long been considered one of the richest musical destinations, not to mention the birthplace of jazz. Every night of the week, the streets and clubs of the Big Easy are still alive with vibrant music. From traditional blues to acid jazz, there's something for every ear. For more information, visit neworleansonline.com.