Alive and, Well …

Alive and, Well …

Midway Airlines has been resuscitated. And like many who survive a near-death experience, the airline and its frequent flyer program emerged from the ordeal profoundly changed.

For starters, Midway is no longer participating in a frequent flyer partnership with Continental or Northwest. In many ways the nuts and bolts of the new program resemble that of the Southwest program. One credit is earned for each flight from origin to destination, including any intermediate stops or connections. Twelve credits are needed for one roundtrip award voucher anywhere Midway flies in the United States. And two award vouchers (24 credits) can be exchanged for a ticket between Raleigh/Durham and anywhere in the mainland United States served nonstop or with a single connection by a domestic airline. The Raleigh/Durham stipulation and the fact that credits expire in 12 months make this program pretty restrictive. As of yet, there is no mention of upgrade awards.

But the restrictions don’t stop there. Awards must be booked no fewer than 30 days prior to departure, a Saturday-night stay is required and an award stay can only last a maximum of 30 days. To top that list of restrictions there are also blackout dates on a few peak travel holidays.

To begin accumulating credit, present your Midway Frequent Flyer number when checking in. If your number appears on your boarding pass, you have received credit. Call (888) 864-3929 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to book awards.

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