Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 23 Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
I have no idea. I doubt it was testing the route unless it knew whether Southwest had amazing success on the newly introduced MSY-SAN route or not (I don't know if they did or not). It could have been a charter, but with summer winding down I don't know what for.
When did this flight leave MSY and arrive in SAN? I checked real-time flight tracking for both cities and the airline and could find no mention of a return flight.
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
Good job, DL78...it looks like your idea is correct, since the Saints play the Chargers at 4:15pm today. Must be a specially-configured charter, cause now I'm laughing at the thought of Willie Roaf (Saints lineman) trying to squeeze into 38B on a 75....LOL.
EXUSAIR From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
Actually, DL's charter flights are not specially configured. They are regular line aircraft. The 757's are configured with 24/156 or if it's DL's newer a/c..ships 699-6708 they are in the new configuration w/22 and 164 seats. The difference being primarily that there are no seat selections on the charter aircraft, and it is specially catered. Expect huge roast beef sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, dove ice-cream bars and plenty of bags of ice for players injuries in addition to Powerade. DL runs a lot of charters with otherwise idle aircraft over the weekends for baseball, football and college teams. The most popular is the 757, although a 767-200 was used to fly the Orioles down to Havana, this past spring.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 23 Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1110 times:
Delta flight 9580 is scheduled to leave at 6:09 P.M. today from SAN going to MSY, arriving at 11:20. I watched the first half or so of the game, and I can;t believe the Saints came back to beat the Chargers after being down like 14 points! Well, there goes the season. Might as well wait till next year.
CstarU: Considering how well they have been doing lately when playing and trying to get a new baseball stadium, I don't have much faith in S.D. teams either!