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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Just as a heads up, this post contains material that may be offensive to readers who dislike MSY and have no interest in hearing about the latest at the airport. Reader discretion is advised.


* The Boeing Connexion 737-400 is still enjoying the nice weather down here at one of the FBO's...been here for about a week now.

* Air Canada has been bringing in more A320's recently (replacing the usual A319), always a nice sight.

* Today we had 3 charters to Montego Bay...2 Miami Air 727-200's and 1 Champion Air 727-200...plus an Allegiant Air MD-87 charter from Reno. It was a great experience walking under the t-tail 727 once again at gate C-1, brought back some great memories.

* Frontier is adding a 2nd flight (A319) to DEN as of 2/1/04. Although it is scheduled to run just until the first of March (extra capacity for the prime ski season, Mardi Gras, etc), there is a chance that it will be extended, especially since Ted, Fred, Jed or whatever will start flghts here that month. Capacity on F9's afternoon departure to DEN increased from A318 to A319 on 11/1, and it will increase once more in early January, when the 319 gets replaced by a 737-300.

* American's new MSY-BOS nonstop is "doing very well", according to an AA supervisor down here. They are hoping that it will be extended to become a year-round service.

* Expect to hear an announcement regarding a new Alaska Airlines flight between Seattle/Tacoma and New Orleans before too long.

And just for the hell of it....some MSY photos....


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Have a great day everyone!


Steve in New Orleans

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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Great to see that MSY traffic is picking up. MSY sounds like a viable destination for AS. There is no one flying the SEA-MSY route now, a great chance to get in on it.

User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Any whispers about the resumption of YX service...?


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Haven't heard much about YX coming back, although a flight to MKE with the new "Saver Service" could probably do well. YX never promoted itself down here at all....less even that Vanguard did....no radio, tv, or print ads.

The MSY-SEA route sees over 300 passengers/day (around 330 I think), so certainly a daily 737-700 could work.  Smile


Steve in New Orleans


User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Steve, love the BAC1-11 photo with the National 10s in the background! National had sort of a quasi mini hub at MSY, didn't they? IAH too, right?

User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

John,

National did indeed have a mini hub here at MSY. They flew nonstop to LAX,LAS,SFO,IAH,TPA,MCO,MIA,FLL,MOB, etc. The DC10's were used on flights to IAH/MIA/LAX/SFO mostly...727's on the other flights. They also flew MSY-AMS and MSY-CDG with the -10's.

They had a large operation from IAH as well, with flights to most of the above mentioned cities plus SEA and SAN.

Pan Am continued to operate many of these National flights from MSY and IAH through 1984, when Ed Acker decided it was time to butcher the airline's domestic feeder routes.


Steve in New Orleans


User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1924 times:

This isn't so related, but any chance that the food options will be improved in the Delta/CO terminal? I was there recently and there wasn't much to choose from.

User currently offlineAaway From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1523 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1896 times:

Haveric,
That's N'awlins, fella! Why the heck would you want to eat at the airport  Confused
Always felt that MSY was somewhat undeserved considering the amount of tourist that city draws. I usually visit about thrice a year. Lots of gate space to accomodate additional service.



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