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Europe Charters @ MSY Today  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Today we're getting in our usual assortment of Monarch, Thomas Cook, and Thomsonfly aircraft for cruise ship charters. Currently, there's a Monarch A332 parked at gate C-5. Later this afternoon we'll be seeing two more 330's, 2 763's, and 1 762 come in. I have my digital cam with me so I'll snap some pics and post them as the afternoon progresses. The airport is jumping today, needless to say.

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Hello, why didn't you guys call me?


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
Hello, why didn't you guys call me?

Maybe they don't like you!

 thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup 



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
Hello, why didn't you guys call me?

Because sometimes we actually do a little work around here  wink  .....speaking of which, I was able to get the pics below because among my many duties here at the MSY is being the Construction/Project Coordinator for the airport, and one ongoing project of mine is the complete reroofing of concourses A and B. So I spent a goodly portion of today on the concourse B roof with my contractor.....and got the following pics:

A Monarch A330-200 was the first one in, he parked at gate C5:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l264/tmoore065/DSC01607.jpg?t=1171056628

Something we’d never seen at MSY before, an Iberworld A330-300:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l264/tmoore065/DSC01618.jpg?t=1171056597

Iberworld approached MSY’s runway 01 hot and high, landed long, crammed on the brakes, and turned off at the last turnoff. He was met at gate C11 by the four MSY ARFF trucks, as he had reported having hot brakes:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l264/tmoore065/DSC01622.jpg?t=1171056562

A ThomsonFly 767-200 was the third one in. He pulled in right below us at gate B8.
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l264/tmoore065/DSC01625.jpg?t=1171057147

Three others are scheduled in later on this afternoon and this evening.

These charters are meeting up with the P & O Cruises ship “Arcadia”, which is leaving the Port of New Orleans tomorrow evening for an Eastern Caribbean cruise;


Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Here are some that I took today. That A333 was a nice surprise to say the least!

N1120A, I've been so busy lately (ie, no days off), I completely forgot about all of the action today until I got to the airport and saw the ticket counters. There will be a next time, I can assure you.

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Hey, that is the same Monarch that I shot at MSY last year and have in the database  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Once I can get back to the office and check out MSYTristar's pics on my desktop (and not this BlackBerry) I'll probably see myself in one of his pics.....the one of the Iberworld 330 landing over concourse B. I was with the guys working on the roof.

Btw, I checked the Arcadia's schedules.....the next time she's in port here is in November.

Tom at MSY (on the BlackBerry)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3345 times:

The Iberworld was operating for TCX from MAN.
Here's a pic of it leaving Manchester
http://www.ringwayreports.co.uk/EC-JHP_DN_090207.jpg



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User currently offlineCaaardiff From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3329 times:

You'll be getting another TOM 763 later on!
Was supposed to leave CWL yesterday. Had tech prob and bad weather (snow) put crew out of hours. Departed 24hrs late.


User currently offlineAntdenatale From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3314 times:
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Quoting Caaardiff (Reply 8):
You'll be getting another TOM 763 later on!
Was supposed to leave CWL yesterday. Had tech prob and bad weather (snow) put crew out of hours. Departed 24hrs late.

Hey Caaardiff, you beat me to it, I was just going to say that!!


User currently offlineCaaardiff From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Hope the poor pax make their cruise! Cost them enough!!

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Well since December, we've seen a total of 3 Thomas Cook, 6 Thomsonfly, 2 Monarch, 1 Iberworld, and 1 Virgin Atlantic aircraft doing UK-MSY cruise charters. Not too shabby. I'd like to see them on a more year-round basis but they are coordinated with the cruise lines' schedules, and they tend to service MSY during the Winter season. I have to say thanks to P&O and Swan Hellenic cruises for continuing to offer MSY sailings, and in fact expanding on them this year. The ships typically spend about 2-3 days in New Orleans, allowing the guests to visit the city before and/or after the cruise.


PS - I am in love with the flight attendants on the Monarch/Thomas Cook/Thomsonfly/Virgin birds. All of them are knockouts. And that accent...oh man...that'll be the death of me!


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 11):
that'll be the death of me!

....no, I will.

Screw both of y'all for not telling us! Where's that birdfinger smiley??  Angry


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 12):
Where's that birdfinger smiley??

On the other site, but that might get you another ban  Wink



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

I take it there isn't an alternative airport for the charters given the fees at MSY?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
On the other site, but that might get you another ban

...and since when has that ever been a deterrent?  Wink

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14):
I take it there isn't an alternative airport for the charters given the fees at MSY?

no, MSY is the only commercial airport within 65mi of the city that can (routinely) accept anything larger than a 757.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14):

I take it there isn't an alternative airport for the charters given the fees at MSY?

The fees aren't exactly YYZ or anything.

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 15):
no, MSY is the only commercial airport within 65mi of the city that can (routinely) accept anything larger than a 757.

Within 65mi? I would say even greater than that whe you factor in customs facilities and the like. BTR would be hard pressed to do it at all and GPT definately doesn't have the customs and terminal facilities to do it.



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 12):
Screw both of y'all for not telling us!

Oh come on now C-Boy...after it, it was just an Airbus orgy. No 777's around. But I apologize regardless even though as I stated above I forgot the planes were coming in on that day. You were here with me in spirit, so don't fret.

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 12):
Where's that birdfinger smiley??

Apparently aimed at my direction. Isn't that a sign of good luck in China or something?


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 17):
after it, it was just an Airbus orgy

...I LIKE A330s!

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 17):
But I apologize regardless

That's not good enough, I want penance!  Angry


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 18):
...I LIKE A330s!

I always forget that you like those. My bad man. Just a 340 minus 2 engines, you do realize this?  Wink

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 18):
That's not good enough, I want penance!

Damn...well...I guess the Ribs are on me.


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Wow! Loving the pictures! Thanks for sharing!
Monarch G-EOMA from LGW? I know G-SMAN was flying out of MAN that day, operating to GOI. Where was the BY sorry TOM 762 from?

Mark



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 20):
Where was the BY sorry TOM 762 from?

Bournemouth.

It did a Bournemouth-Bangor-New Orleans (and vice versa) routing I believe.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 21):

Still surprises me that BOH gets flights to MSY and airports like NCL don't  Wink



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 11):
Well since December, we've seen a total of 3 Thomas Cook, 6 Thomsonfly, 2 Monarch, 1 Iberworld, and 1 Virgin Atlantic aircraft doing UK-MSY cruise charters.

...notice who's missing from that list? Why haven't we seen them in so long?

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 19):
Just a 340 minus 2 engines, you do realize this?

which is what makes it tolerable!

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 22):
Still surprises me that BOH gets flights to MSY and airports like NCL don't

Oddly enough, BOH is third only to LON and MAN for worldwide sameplane intercontinental service to MSY...

...find it absolutely amazing that a place most of us had never even heard of before has more through-service than MSY-CDG/FRA/AMS!


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 23):
...notice who's missing from that list? Why haven't we seen them in so long?

No, who am I forgetting? (awaiting the classic ConcordeBoy *slap*)

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 23):
...find it absolutely amazing that a place most of us had never even heard of before has more through-service than MSY-CDG/FRA/AMS!

That is, only until we see the following;

MSY-CDG: 3x weekly AF A332 service
MSY-FRA: 5x weekly LH A333 service
MSY-AMS: 5x weekly KL A332 service

 Wink


25 Post contains images N1120A : Yep. Look her up in the database (shameless plug) DSA gets them too
26 ConcordeBoy : sh'yeah, if yo dumb ass actually comes and joins us again. MyTravel... used to always be with the bunch, but we haven't seen them in quite a while. I
27 Post contains images MSYtristar : So i'll be on an Abomination next month, I suppose. I'll take a bunch of pictures for you.
28 Humberside : Are Bath Travel, the BOH area tour operator involved with these flights - could explain there being so many BOH flights compared to other destination
29 Jetset7E7 : Its ok, i've worked on G-EOMA before. Mark
30 Post contains images N1120A : Or your pipe dream of a DOM configured 77W It depends, do they book heavily on the cruises out of New Orleans?
31 ConcordeBoy : ...don't act like you wouldn't ride it.
32 Post contains images N1120A : I would if AF joined the Star Alliance BTW, are you coming into town for any of Carnival, or are you afraid of getting lost on Canal Street again?
33 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : prolly Saturday before Lundi Gras That never happens, considering it's my central point of reference..... 'course, take me more than 20ft away from i
34 WesternA318 : LOL I hear ya. One of these years, I'll have to join y'all in MSY for some spoting and suds...
35 MSYtristar : We never need an excuse here to down some suds or take a gander at the planes. Come on down!
36 ConcordeBoy : While we're at it... any word on ScareCanada's return? Last I heard some moron was on here posting that they'd be back from multiple destinations, and
37 MSYtristar : Not a word. I'll put it like this. If they had "Will AC return to MSY" blackjack tables at Harrah's, I wouldn't exactly double down and bet the house
38 N1120A : Yes he did. I believe his name was Timeair Dinner anyone?
39 Post contains images MSYtristar : Real soon like in a few days. Busy this evening. I haven't had Juan's since we went last time. I went with my brother to the one in MidCity last week
40 N1120A : E90, CR7 and A319 as I remember Magazine Juan's or nothing. The service sucks there too, but at least I know all the people who work there so it gets
41 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Cool pics Lee
42 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : ....I almost don't even want to say anything here, it'd be too easy
43 Planesarecool : While it doesn't surprise me that there are no flights from NCL-MSY, i am surprised that there are no cruise charters to Barbados, even if it only be
44 Gkirk : There was 1 flight, NCL-bGI and return 2 weeks later on a Monarch 767
45 Humberside : Just looked on the BOH website. Bath Travel are the tour operator involved which explains BOH being a departure point
46 ConcordeBoy : Interesting. Know the reason for the drastic cutback in longhaulers? Was it retiring their D10s?
47 Snaiks : is thomsonFly gonna offer regular service in MSY? i was traveling on friday and i saw that they have a counter now, next to AA, were TA was. if they a
48 Planesarecool : They were in financial trouble, following a few bad summers. They disposed of their 4 DC-10's and 3 767's, leaving them with 3 A330's (4 in the summe
49 Post contains images Tom in NO : My oh my.....how quickly we forget where our MSY bread is buttered! Better start being nice or the next two words you'll hear will be.....ACCESS DENI
50 ConcordeBoy : ...but it was an A333!!! *pouts*
51 Post contains images MSYtristar : Just close your eyes and pretend that it had one more engine under each wing and you won't feel so bad.
52 Humberside : AFAIK THomson holidays have nothing to do with the cruises and TOM are chartered by the cruise operator and any other tour operators (e.g. Bath Trave
53 Post contains links and images N1120A : Adding to what Tom said, Monarch also has its own sign that is hung up above a counter when they are flying in to town. Here are some pictures of wha
54 MSYguy : Wow. Don't think I've ever seen it that crowded.
55 Post contains images ConcordeBoy : yeah, and that hetero dragged me around while hitting on Bri'ish chicks the (2nd to) last time we saw it like that. Dang he sucks
56 MSYtristar : Don't hate the player, hate the game. The crowds usually move through fairly quickly....TSA keeps all four lines open at the C checkpoint, and inboun
57 MSYguy : Interesting. Now that TACA and AirCanada are gone, what do those customs agents do when the charters aren't around? Inspect cargo?
58 ConcordeBoy : I still have never been down there, you? Interchange with the port. ...also, keep in mind that MSY does average a daily number of non-scheduled custo
59 MSYtristar : The customs agents who handle MSY spend most of their time at the Port now, and go to the airport as needed, although at least one or two agents are
60 UnitedMSY : lol thats how GPT got the name "International", when they got charters in from YYZ, yayy1 They lasted like 2 months, but of course, they keep the name
61 ConcordeBoy : would you say the charter customs demand is equivalent back to the days when Britney's jet was tying everything up.... or changed for the busier/slow
62 ConcordeBoy : Also, so it could be on the record... when're the next such Eurodays scheduled for here?
63 MSYtristar : Well C-Boy, yesterday I counted no less than six aircraft...learjets and gulfstreams....from Mexico and Canada...clearing customs at C-1. Things have
64 MSYtristar : They're due back in November. .....but, widebodies will be making an appearance here tomorrow and Monday...as well as on 3/1 and 3/2...in the form of
65 ConcordeBoy : That's for that convention, is it not? Also, have they released any manner of beefed-up schedule from here yet? I haven't seen their capacity this lo
66 MSYtristar : I think the upgrades are for a convention, yes. DL has cut capacity to many cities along the Gulf Coast and really throughout the country. Plenty of
67 ConcordeBoy : No. Conscious decision on their part to rebalance their domestic:international ratio. How many? Well, that and WN is no longer in the market.
68 MSYtristar : One...some days two. Needless to say DL offers a far superior product than WN. I'm glad DL stepped up to the plate and recognized a demand for more n
69 MSYguy : Thanks, guys. A wealth of information, this board I'm confused. Ted's previous service was to DEN, right? Will the two Ted flights that you describe b
70 N1120A : Will that be in addition to the 2x mainline or will it be another capacity swap?
71 MSYtristar : DEN will stay Ted 2x daily....Ted will replace the two mainline UA flights now operating MSY-LAX....they did it last year, and I was hoping it would
72 Post contains images Pred02 : I bet most of them are not-British then... must be East European or something
73 MSYguy : Thanks. It's interesting that UA/Ted would have 2x to LAX while not restoring anything to SFO. Coupled with the loss, post-storm, of the WN service t
74 ConcordeBoy : Um, careful who you quote... I didn't write any of that nonsense.[Edited 2007-02-24 23:33:29]
75 ConcordeBoy : UA's station management here seems to agree... as they've been quite adamant about the need for Bay-area services to return.
76 BMED : Bath Travel have a very loyal customer base and many of its customers return year after year. Also, as pointed out cruisers are big with Southampton
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