Some minor bumps on Great Plains Airlines' first day of expanded service

Wednesday, October 8th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa's Great Plains Airlines got its passenger service off the ground at MidAmerica Airport near St. Louis, but it wasn't smooth sailing.

In its first day of service, one flight ran three hours late because of a technical problem. And at Chicago's Midway Airport a computer problem forced the airline to issue handwritten boarding passes.

Great Plains calls the situation "a Murphy's Law first day" but says the airline is "very optimistic" about its new service to St Louis, Chicago, and Washington DC.