MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6344 posts, RR: 50 Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
Try flying on a 764 from MSY to ATL when the aircraft uses only like 3000 ft. of runway and shoots up like a rocket. Granted, she only visits maybe once a month or so as an equipment sub, but that is just an a amzing sight, seeing her shoot straight up off the 7000ft. runway 1/19. I was lucky enough enough to catch a 764 on that route 2 years ago...what an experience!
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
According to the Delta website, MSY is getting 8 flights to DFW this summer.
4x ERJ-145 operated by Chautauqua
3x CRJ-200 operated by ASA
1x MD-90 operated by Delta
My hometown, Jackson (JAN), just got 2 additional CRJ flights to DFW. Now there are 4 operated by ASA and one Skywest, which is excellent because the 3 CRJ's that were on that route were almost always full a week in advance! In addition, one of the DFW-JAN-ATL flights is a CRJ-700, which is its first scheduled service here. Of course, it's still overall a downsize when you consider that JAN-DFW used to be a mix of 727's and 757's...
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6344 posts, RR: 50 Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2461 times:
Strickerje, I fondly remember DL 757's in JAN up until a few years ago...I think they flew the ATL-JAN-DFW route. Back then, they also flew oddball routes like MLU-PNS-ATL, and BTR-MOB-ATL. My friend used to fly the SHV-JAN-CVG flight when it was a 737-200. Damn I miss those days lol.
MSY-ATL is getting some flights downgraded for the summer...summer is slow time for N.O....as of June 1st the MSY-ATL route will look like this:
Trey From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 250 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
Well, I remember that back in the days I used to get the last flight of the day out of ATL into BTR and we always stopped in Montgomery. I remeber b/c there were F-16's that were usually parked there (which i thought was cool as a kid), and as luck would have it, I had the pleasure of spending the night there once as the plane had a problem as we left ATL and the pilot decided to keep it in Mont. As i remember the flight was about 15 mintues. Glad that flight is gone.
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
In the eighties, JAN had DC-8's also. SHV-JAN's 737-200 flight was downgraded to a CRJ a few years ago before it was dropped entirely. They've also dropped the daily MD-88 from JAN-PNS. And, until about a year and a half ago, we had a 727 stop here enroute COS-DFW-JAN-BHM-ATL, which had been around for almost 20 years and was a 757 for part of that time. Ahh, those were the days...
Now JAN has no mainline service with any airline except Delta to ATL and Southwest to HOU, MDW, BWI, and MCO. It's nice to have Southwest here, actually.