MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6807 times:
I applaud DL for starting MSY-LAX in December. Of course DL flew the route for years, usually with widebody L1011 and B767 equipment through the 80's and 90's. It was cancelled in 1997, operating as a daily B727 both ways.
Southwest has decided not to resume MSY-LAX for whatever reason, so it's nice to see DL pick up the slack and become the second carrier in the market.
Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4713 posts, RR: 26 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6631 times:
The eastbound LAX-MSY schedule is kind of at a weird time with a 6:30pm departure with no real DL connecting possibilities, except maybe for some Asian flights by CA, SQ, MH, and BR arriving LAX at the 3-4pm timeframe. All the other LAX transcons are pretty much red-eyes (RDU, CMH, BDL, BOS, JAX, JFK, TPA, MCO) and will start to benefit soon from the SFO, LAS, OAK, SJC, and SMF feeds.
I would like to see it...that route did very well...but I don't see that coming back for at least the next six months. That being said, I didn't think DL would add LAX-MSY again, so nothing really surprises me anymore.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6305 times:
Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 7): but try a different thread title, my friend. Delta has missed the boat many times more than WN ever will.
Hey man! Well you know I was just talking about post-Katrina MSY flights...WN has been slacking....sure they have the most flights (not by that many) but the pace of the growth is painfully slow. Everyone here at the airport from the director down shares that viewpoint.
BTW, I am sad to say that the guest house you stayed at here probably won't reopen anytime soon. Remember that car ride?
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3436 posts, RR: 10 Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6238 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 9): I am not a Delta fan, so I don't really care that much. I am happy that United is planning on bringing back the second of their 3 dailies pre-storm and going back to Mainline.
Why post about how you don't care? How useless. Just don't post in the thread then.
ChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1609 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6079 times:
WN's main problem is aircraft, isn't it? They cannot get enough and during Katrina used those aircraft to start/increase service elsewhere, now making it impossible to replace in MSY until more aircraft are available.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5621 times:
A lot of us at MSY wonder what is up with WN's snail's-pace return. Our traffic is around 65% of its pre-Katrina levels and growing.....yet WN is running a total of only 23 daily flights...there were nearly 65 pre-Katrina.
Glad to see DL pick up some of the slack.....though I would agree with OPNLguy that WN will eventually return the LAX flight, and I would hope OAK and SAN would follow.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4755 times:
Quoting AirCop (Reply 19): Just a question is the current population base big enough to support the full service that WN had before?
I'd say that the current population could support 45 flights a day on WN. Perhaps not 60 like they were running before Katrina, but certainly a lot more than the 24 that they are flying now. The metro population is still down from before the storm, but not by much. The big thing is the lack of tourism here still, which should change in the upcoming months with the return of the cruise ship industry.
I can only imagine it will happen sooner or later. They were filling their 1 A320 per day before the storm, lots of it with Asian connections. It was definately their worst performer, but 1 flight isn't hard to do.