MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2664 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.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2601 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.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2565 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.
Us653 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2325 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!!
US653...PHL-AUA...The best place in the Caribbean!!!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8821 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2253 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...)