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DL Upgrades MSY Capacity (again)  
User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2958 times:

The latest in a fairly consistent string of upgrades to capacity in MSY included one additional nonstop to ATL eff. 10/1 (for a total of 9), one M88 to 738 upgrade on 10/1 which will then be upgraded to 757 on 11/3. All of these recent capacity increases have nearly made up for the loss of XE in terms of daily seats. Add in an additional WN flight to MCO starting in October as well as the increase in seats from UA come this fall plus a NW CR9-to-D95 upgrade on one of the MEM flights and the airport will actually come out slightly ahead in terms of daily seats as to what it has now.

Here is the updated DL departure schedule from MSY effective October 1st:

600a ATL 757
645a CVG ERJ
700a LGA CR9
725a ATL 757
745a SLC M90
856a ATL 738 (757 eff. 11/3)
1030a ATL M88
1105a CVG CR7
1130a ATL 757
115p ATL 757
210p ATL M88 (new flight eff. 10/1)
320p CVG ERJ
345p ATL 757
430p LAX 738 (X236)
500p LGA M88
610p ATL 757

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User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Nice to see DL continue to climb in MSY. I suppose the days of the widebodies domestically are pretty much gone, but any kind of capacity increase is welcome- especially for a place like MSY, which has taken such a huge hit in airline service since Katrina in addition to the cutbacks being felt everywhere else.

Nice to see DL mainline back flying to NYC too - though I'm surprised still not to see a JFK route. And also to see the Barbie-Jungle-Jet ERJ on CVG route.

Looking fwd to my next visit back to MSY this fall- always a great time in a great city.


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2641 times:



Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 1):
I suppose the days of the widebodies domestically are pretty much gone

Yeah, a typical fall schedule pre-Katrina would have seen several 767's...those were always a nice sight.

Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 1):
Nice to see DL mainline back flying to NYC too

Agreed. Nice to see DL back in the market and successful. Of course they flew MSY-NYC for years...with service at one time to all three airports. Even though I would rather see 1x to JFK and 1x to LGA, beggers cannot be choosers nowadays.

Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 1):
And also to see the Barbie-Jungle-Jet ERJ on CVG route.

I guess that was expected with the CVG pullback....nice to see a CR7 thrown in the mix though.


User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22860 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2537 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
430p LAX 738 (X236)

How does the LAX flight do? It sure would be nice to see it go daily.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2479 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 3):
How does the LAX flight do? It sure would be nice to see it go daily.

Well, it goes back and forth between daily and 4-5x weekly at various points in the year. I suppose it holds it own. It has outlasted LAX-RDU/CMH/BDL/JAX and others so it must be doing well enough to keep around. I do know that it sees strong F demand from people in Hollywood who are going back and forth between L.A and New Orleans for movie production.


User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Good to see for MSY. Its always good to see capacity upgrades anywhere these days.


Bring back Western Airlines!
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6761 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2238 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 4):
It has outlasted LAX-RDU/CMH/BDL/JAX and others so it must be doing well enough to keep around.

Remember, though, that RDU, CMH, BDL, and JAX are all transcons whereas MSY is midhaul.. so DL isn't spending as much fuel or utilizing an aircraft as long on a MSY run as they are on the CMH and East Coast destinations..



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Great news! I've never been to MSY but I think it would be a really cool place to go visit. I'm sure there's plenty to do there, but does anyone have any suggestions for specific things to see/do? Thanks!

User currently offlineDlcnxgptjax From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Not to high jack the thread, but ATL-GPT gets a capacity increase as well.

Starting in Sept. the route will go....

2x MD88
5x CR7

On Random days throughout the month of September it goes to

3x MD88
4x CR7

On 10/14 the second MD88 will be replaced by a 738. I believe this will be the first time that Delta sends a scheduled 738 into GPT.

Again, not trying to high jack the thread, but I figured I'd share the increase in capacity from a neighboring Gulf Region Airport.


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2151 times:



Quoting Acey559 (Reply 7):
I'm sure there's plenty to do there, but does anyone have any suggestions for specific things to see/do?

Walk around the French Quarter and along the riverfront, ride on the Steamboat Natchez, ride the Streetcar to City Park and Uptown to visit the area around Tulane and Loyola University, really good zoo/aquarium, lots of art galleries and museums if you're into that sort of thing (WW2 museum is awesome), take an airboat ride in the swamps, awesome nightlife, casinos, etc...plenty of things to do...would suggest to check out this sight for many more ideas:

http://www.neworleansonline.com


User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2141 times:



Quoting Dlcnxgptjax (Reply 8):
Again, not trying to high jack the thread, but I figured I'd share the increase in capacity from a neighboring Gulf Region Airport.

Not a hijack at all!

MSY-GPT-MOB really is one big regional market in any case...tons of people commute back and forth between all three cities everyday.

Nice to see DL increasing GPT.


User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1713 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 9):
Walk around the French Quarter and along the riverfront, ride on the Steamboat Natchez, ride the Streetcar to City Park and Uptown to visit the area around Tulane and Loyola University, really good zoo/aquarium, lots of art galleries and museums if you're into that sort of thing (WW2 museum is awesome), take an airboat ride in the swamps, awesome nightlife, casinos, etc...plenty of things to do...would suggest to check out this sight for many more ideas:

Looks like fun, thanks for the info! I think I may have to round up a few buddies from school and head down there sometime this fall. Thanks again!


User currently offlineBNinMSY From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1530 times:

There is also (new):

Audubon Institute's new Insect Museum on Canal Street
Southern Food and Beverage Museum in the Riverwalk
Magazine Street with it's shops (clothing, homewares) restaurants ... and barely a national chain store on the street... it's about 3 miles of funky fun.

NOLA is 'rockin' ....


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