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Why Is NW The First To Fly To MSY  
User currently offlineWhataboutme From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 173 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

Limited air service opens today to MSY with the first flight from MEN to MSY on NW. My question is, How do they determine which airline starts service to MSY? I have nothing against NW, but in the media over the last few weeks you see DL, CO and AA doing relief flights, so why NW the first? I am not saying other airlines did not help in the relief effort, but you never saw other carriers in the media.

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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4941 times:

NW did indeed have relief flights. NW was likely too busy dealing with the strike to put out a news release about its efforts, though.

NW makes sense due to the MEM hub. Maybe NW's gates are ready to go first?



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User currently offlineSonofHerman From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

Maybe MSY is the only place where they wont have striking AMFA workers picketing ??

User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

Quoting SonofHerman (Reply 2):
Maybe MSY is the only place where they wont have striking AMFA workers picketing ??

I don't think anyone at NWA is intimidated by the handful, if that many, of picketers at any given airport, including DTW.

I do recall reading some where that the A and B concourses were the first to be able to handle service. NW and I believe US are the airlines that use the A concourse.



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

Quoting Whataboutme (Thread starter):
I have nothing against NW, but in the media over the last few weeks you see DL, CO and AA doing relief flights, so why NW the first?

How do you think carriers got their relief flights in the news? Do you think it was diligent news sleuthing by the news media or press releases?

Northwest did the first flight because they were ready. Who cares who is first.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13197 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

Most major and some LCC's participated in the air evacuations out of MSY. I would suggest that as to NW, just the luck of the draw, maybe as they have people available at MSY, are bringing in FEMA stuff, who knows so long as someone gets there. I would believe that most of the flights to MSY at first will be thorugh ATL for DL, MEM for NW and IAH (Houston) for CO, allowing for connections to other cites. Then, probably later added flights to DCA, IAD, Cleveland, NYC area, ORD, DFW, as contractors, insurance company reps, reps from companies supplying and transporting equipment into the region and of course government agency people going in/out of the region. I would suspect that some commercial service will be expanded to Baton Rouge for a while as well as to the Bloxi/Gulfport areas as they become available to allow for cleanup, corporate, insurance, contractors, government people to get in and out of that region easier.

User currently offlineWhataboutme From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4703 times:

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 4):
Who cares who is first.

Who cares who is first.
Looks as if someone took offense to my post. Bob if you read it right I asked a simple question about how is it determined who flies first into MSY? I am not stating NW didn't do any relief flights and they didn't make it into the media because of it. NW has a lot on their wings with the strike and all. I am glad to see NW is starting the flights to MSY. I understand that NW will be the only carrier to have flights tomorrow also. So again the question here Bob is how was it determined? Was it that fact that there gates were up and running. Their employees in MSY are ready to come back to work. Maybe NW is sending employees down from MEN to help out. Many options to why the first.


User currently offlineFLYAWA From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4615 times:

Northwest reopens Louis Armstrong International

NW
FLT: 947/13SEP
DEP SKD ACT ARR SKD ACT REMARKS
MKE 625A 618A MEM 806A 806A
MEM 930A 936A MSY 1044A 1059A LATE
GATE EQUIP DATE GATE DATE
MKE E64 A320 A13SEP MEM B10 A13SEP
MEM B11 A320 A13SEP MSY A1 A13SEP
2MEM/REINSTATE MEM/MSY-CRC/MB/11SEP/1625Z



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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

MSNBC just aired a story on the first flight back into MSY post-Katrina.

While the reporter was talking about "THIS" Northwest flight, the first non-relief related flight to arrive in MSY, they showed video of the Delta 737-200 arriving in from Atlanta.
They went on to say, with the image of the Delta aircraft taxying to the terminal, "This Northwest jet is the first commercial flight into New Orleans with Delta Air Lines resuming normal operations later this week.

So this was Nostradomos Video? Crystal-Ball-Cam?
No, just a producer who obviously can't read....hard to tell the difference between "Northwest" and "Delta".

This is what they showed video of:

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight Number 9895
Departure City (Airport) Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Departure Time 09/13/2005 10:48 AM
Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Arrival Time 09/13/2005 10:49 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

And this is what the reporter was talking about:

Airline Northwest
Flight Number 947
Departure City (Airport) Memphis, TN (MEM)
Departure Time 09/14/2005 09:46 AM
Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Arrival Time 09/14/2005 11:32 AM
Remaining Flight Time 01:46 (scheduled)
Aircraft Type
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled



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