MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 861 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.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 813 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.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6097 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 788 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.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 771 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.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 739 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.
BostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 462 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 729 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.
USflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 690 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.