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Expansion Day For US In MSY  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Well today was the day of the US Airways expansion down here. It basically consisted of the addition of two more daily flights (one more PHL and one more LGA), the start of daily A321 service to Charlotte, and the expansion (once again) to a 3rd jetway. US has been operating out of just two for the past couple of months, as the airport has turned its former US Airways Express gates (A2 and A4) into a large taxi cab waiting area. Now US has gates A6/7/8. The airline is hiring some ramp staff down here. No word yet on any CSA hirings. Here's a general rundown of of US operations here:

Charlotte (5 nonstops, A319/320/321)
New York/LGA (2 nonstops, A319)
Philadelphia (5 nonstops, A319/320)
Pittsburgh (1 nonstop, A319)
Washington/DCA (3 nonstops, A319/320)

US Airways has now tied Delta (who would have thought that?) with each offering 16 mainline flights a day from here. Delta of course had the advantage equipment-wise.

It's nice to see that the airline can be successful somewhere, even if it is not one of its target markets.

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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

... and they re-entered Key West today, 3 daily CRJs to FLL. Most of the flights went out near capacity, inbound flight loads were *ok* but nothing spectacular (never is on a Sunday..)

-n


User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

AA on May 5th has

8 daily DFW
2 daily STL (one of which is eagle)
3 daily ORD
3 daily MIA
1 daily LGA
1 daily BOS

So thats 17 mainline departures, one eagle. Appears to have US and DL beat.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

SegmentKing, is it still the case in EYW that the summer months are the slow months? I was there in June '99 and it was packed of course, but we kept on hearing that it was not the peak season. I suppose this time of year is the most popular.

Ejmmsu, CO usually has 17 or 18 dailies from here depending on the day of the week. They are generally the 2nd busiest carrier down here. In the late mornings and afternoons they have a decent looking operation going on with all three jetways occupied and an ERJ sandwhiched in between somewhere.


User currently offlineSprxUSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

And WN has 56/day and F9 1/ day.

How busy is UA down there in that part of the world?
And what ever became of that 'Louisiana Air' or whatever it was called? Did it ever start up?



Gem State Airlines..."we have a gem of an airline"
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

SprxUSA, F9 is running 2/day until 5/22/05. Then they go back to 1 for some reason. Lack of demand surely isn't it. No one here has quite figured that move out yet, but of well, F9's loss is UA's gain.

UA (mainline, Express, and Ted) currently offers 14 flights per day. Nonstops are flows to ORD, DEN, IAD, LAX, and SFO. Mainline is a mix of 733/735/319/320 and 752's on weekends usually. United Express has a lone CRJ and two daily EMB-170 flights.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

CO usually has 17 or 18 dailies from here depending on the day of the week.

Frequency-wise of course. DL is still a solid #2 in capacity, despite having killed so many routes here over the years.


User currently offlineUs653 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

I did see noticed today while flying home to Philly from Mardi Gras that US had more flights from when I got in on Saturday. That day I only saw 1 flight at there gates. Today, there were 2 at the gate and 1 taxiing out for takeoff.

One a side note I was glad to get to be on a canyon blue 737-700 w/winglets on the 3 flights I made on this trip.

Love New Orleans!!

Jeff



US653...PHL-AUA...The best place in the Caribbean!!!
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26614 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

>And what ever became of that 'Louisiana Air' or whatever it was called? Did it ever start up?<

I don't know if it has started up yet, but that is supposed to be going out of NEW not MSY



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Jeff...New Orleans loves you too! Glad you had a nice visit to the Crescent City!

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8906 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

I'm making my annual May trip (3rd year in a row) early May this year, once again on US Airways...inbound from CLT in the morning, out to PIT that night, both on 319s. Nice to see US back at A7...last time I was at MSY on US (my trip last year was on AA), there was quite a bunch of activity in the morning, with departures to PHL, CLT, and DCA. Plus, you can't really beat Concourse A for security (only NW and US there...sure beats waiting in line at Concourse C...)

Jeff


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