Nice Plug, Warren, But Wrong Airline

WARREN BUFFETT HASN'T LET his investment in USAir stop him from doing ads for a competitor, Midwest Express. The two airlines go toe-to-toe on the Washington-Omaha route. But the recent Nebraska newspaper and magazine campaign features a picture of Buffett in front of a Midwest plane and quotes him praising the carrier as offering "the best value." Although Buffett doesn't mention USAir by name, he notes in the ad that Midwest Express "is the only way I could buy a nonstop" ticket from his Omaha base to the nation's capital.

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