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MSY To Be Closed 30 Days! (Unofficial)  
User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2991 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

I just called into JetBlue to see what the deal is with their flights in/out of MSY. I was told that the airport is closed to the public until Sept. 8th, and the airport director says it's most likely that it'll be closed for 30 days. I was also told that it has been turned into a refugee camp and medical center.

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to those who either live in New Orleans or have friends/family there. I have been trying to contact some old friends from there but all lines are jammed. This is a mess.

JetBluefan1


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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

The amyor or governor of LA said it was goig to be completly closed until mid-september..... I am guessing it will open around there to allow emergency planes......Seriously tho, after watching CNN it is not surprised the airport is closed for that long


ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6857 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

It's going to serve as an airlift center in the interim, esp with I-10 being out of service. They're going to need it as a primary base of operations for relief efforts.

Besides, it's not as if tourists are coming, conventions are canceled, and residents themselves can't come back for some time anyhow. Sad.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12118 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
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Can you say even longer....

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TRAVEL/08/31/new.orleans.airport/index.html



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
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Now they're HOPING to resume service by November. Sad.


"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
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The big problem at the airport, aside from the fact that there's not much of a city left for it to serve, is that there's essentially no access off the airport grounds.

Interstates are flooded, bridges are flooded, etc.

Commercial flights are all well and good, but there's literally nowhere for people to go, and nowhere for them to come from.

Officially, according to the FAA, they reopen 9/2/05. But that will be for relief and/or official use only.

- litz


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