ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
Do any operations folks out there know if FEMA will activate the MAC program in the coming days if Gustav threatens major gulf coast population centers? I do not see anything in open time at my major airline...yet.
Just curious given that most military transports are on deployment overseas.
Justlump From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Here in San Angelo (SJT), we have been told to expect several inbound flights from Louisiana on Sunday. They are expecting 300-400 evacuees. Also, if Gustav turns toward IAH, Colgan Air/Continental Connection may send the entire fleet (12 aircraft) here for safety.
Skibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1935 times:
CNN just reported that te city has chartered a number of flights from airlines. They are now bussing people from the city to the airport. The reporters were interviewing some people who said they had no idea where they were going to and that they had never been on an airplane. If you look at flightware, there are now a number of 9000 flight numbers from AA, NW, DL, RPA, and a few others, both inbound and outbound to MSY. I am sure that ths number will increase over the next day.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
At 0240 EST on Sunday, here are some arrivals to MSY with charter flight #s in the last 24 hours:
Dallas, TX American 9254
Atlanta, GA Delta Air Lines 9885
Atlanta, MN Northwest 9902
Detroit, MI Northwest 9812
Pittsburgh, PA Republic Airlines 9801
Fort Smith, AR Republic Airlines 9803
Indianapolis, IN ShuttleAmerica 9808
Fort Smith, AR ShuttleAmerica 9810
Austin, TX Southwest 8867
Dallas, TX Southwest 8878
Birmingham, AL Sun Country 8901
Minneapolis, MN Sun Country 8903
Minneapolis, MN Sun Country 8905
Minneapolis, MN Sun Country 8906
Knoxville, TN Sun Country 8906
Chicago, IL United 9811
Denver, CO United 9814
Thanks to all of the airlines helping with the evacuation... You might not make money, but some things are more important than the bottom line.