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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

between New Orleans and some European city? Don't tell me the city cannot support a weekly nonstop to Europe. NOL is a popular place to visit from Europe. I would think Paris would be a logical route, considering all the similarities between the two cities. But, I've been waiting for years, and it hasen't happened yet. I've had to settle with the occasional charter flight coming in from Europe. It is my sincere hope that AF will put a 763 on the CDG-MSY route, once a week, in the near future. If not AF, then BA to London. Basically, we'll take any airline at this point. So if there's an airline out there that would like to start a MSY-Europe flight, please step forward. It would be well-received for sure.

Stephenineworleans

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Once a week flights hardly make any sense except in markets where the service is an absolute must, yet only 1 weekly flight can be supported (such as some of CO Mike's routes). 3 or 4 times weekly is where is starts to make sense, and it looks like (at least now) that 600-900 seats a week (3-4 767 flights) can't be filled on that route, profitably.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Too my understanding , back in the 80's or 70's BA served New Orleans . The flight went London-New Orleans and continued on to Mexico City , apparently the flight wasnt succesfull and it was discontinued. I really dont see a Euro airline entering the New Orleans market at the moment but BA or Air France wouldnt be so odd . Or even LTU which sometimes offer service to some surprising destinations.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 943 times:

What airlines have hubs @MSY?

User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 929 times:

No airlines have hubs at MSY. Southwest has by far the largest operation, with 58 flights a day, including nonstops to LAX, LAS, PHX, and SAN in the West. CO has 18 flights a day including 757 service to IAH, and DL has like 20 (also 4 comair's) mainline jets including 767's to ATL. So no hub, but we have decent service. Internationally, not much. We have a daily AC 737 to YYZ, a 4x weekly Lacsa 737 to CUN, and a 5x weekly Taca 737 to SAP. Plus scheduled twice-weekly charters to MBJ and CUN.


Stephen in New Orleans


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 922 times:

You can't attract the biz traveller with weekly service...Daily service via the east coast or Atlanta is much better.
In that case, NOLA can't support a European route.

P.S. Any similiarity of Paris and New Orleans was lost just after the Louisiana purchase--they are NOTHING alike!


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 897 times:

New Orleans and Paris are nothing alike? That's a good one! Visit the place one day and see for yourself! N.O is the most European city in America, bar none. Please become knowledgeable on the city before you make statements like that. The city of N.O and the whole state ooozes French influence. And that's the final word.


Stepheninneworleans


User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 887 times:

I wonder why there is so little service to MSY overall. I mean even from Boston there are no nonstops, let alone from Paris. I know a lot of people I work with who go to conventions in NO every year...and it takes them 6 hours or more to get there. I wonder if it could be the largest under-served city in the country.

User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 864 times:

What do you mean N.O. is the most European city in North America?

What exactly do you mean by European (English, French, German, etc. are all different)?

If you mean French, then doesn't Montreal, not to mention other Quebec cities, obviously beat New Orleans?


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Worldvoyager you are sooo right about Montreal. It's almost more French than France.

redngold



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 848 times:

The Parisien French regard Quebec French as not real French!!!Also,Toronto is rather English.

User currently offlineUSflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Yes, there are always French tourists in New Orléans. However they're not buying the high-priced tickets that an airline would need to turn a profit. Also, there would need to be a considerable freight market to fill the belly of any a/c making that run to really make money.

I think the best you'll see for now is what's on offer from US and UA...direct MSY-CDG flights via CLT and IAD respectively.


User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 843 times:

I'd have to disagree that New Orleans is the largest under-served US city. I'd have to say it's San Diego. But this in itself could become a topic of its own.

User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 822 times:

The Parisien French regard Quebec French as not real French!!!Also,Toronto is rather English.

That's quite a generalisation. Even if it was true, wouldn't it be the same thing with the cajun French in Louisiana?

BTW, Toronto is not in Quebec.


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