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by msycajun
Sat May 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 43
Views: 7083

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Of course the man's behavior is unacceptable, if it indeed happened as the report states. However bringing a great dane onto an F9 plane, even if it is a service dog is pretty poor judgement. It is already cramped and uncomfortable without an animal. I like dogs, but certainly not everyone does and ...

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by msycajun
Sat May 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?
Replies: 22
Views: 2251

Re: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?

A big factor is land acquisition and construction costs. These are much higher in congested major cities, especially if you have to build in and around active facilities.

However as you say airports with large scales and relatively few constraints like ATL and CLT have very low ($2-3) CPE.

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by msycajun
Fri May 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 68745

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Condor's inaugural FRA-PIT flight tomorrow for 2018 is completely sold out at 290 passengers. How is that possible? It looks like the most seats they have on a plane is 275 on the 753 or 259 on the 763, unless they are borrowing from another airline. I believe Condor reconfigured several of their B...

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by msycajun
Fri May 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 68745

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Condor's inaugural FRA-PIT flight tomorrow for 2018 is completely sold out at 290 passengers.

How is that possible? It looks like the most seats they have on a plane is 275 on the 753 or 259 on the 763, unless they are borrowing from another airline.

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by msycajun
Thu May 17, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9614

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

I think if they are suggesting multiple new dots, it's probably allegiant

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by msycajun
Wed May 16, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20684

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

It seems to me that DL would make more money adding more routes to CDG/AMS from mid-sized metros rather than flying from the US to the Middle East/India. They would better be able to command a premium fare and get big incentive bucks and revenue guarantees. That would also open up way more one-stop ...

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by msycajun
Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 68745

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

. An even bigger surprise is that CHS and VPS stay through November, SRQ stays year round and SJU reappears in the fall schedule. Cant say I saw any of these coming except for MSY. I didn't notice the return of SJU, so that's good to see. I think SRQ was announced as year round. Perhaps WN can add ...

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by msycajun
Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

G4 recently updated their schedule through FEB 19 and MSY has had a lot of routes cut that were previously scheduled to run into the fall/winter: CVG- Continues 2/3 weekly through FEB CLE- Through July LCK - CUT USA - continues through FEB, suspended late AUG/SEPT SFB - CUT IND - CUT PIT - Through e...

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by msycajun
Sun May 13, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Several thoughts: It would make sense to put an FIS into the current concourse D, especially if they are planning to use it for charters. If MSY has more of those days with 4-5 widebodies from Europe as cruise charters, there wouldn't be enough room in the NT, especially if AM and MT are coming. Sam...

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by msycajun
Sat May 12, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15601

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Still, funny. All of you on here are the ones that built this up into something that wasn't. The clues were right there in the social media feed the entire time. Im sorry but adding wifi is not a “monumental” announcement... Disclaimer not needed, as it was never a monumental announcement. Unless y...

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by msycajun
Fri May 11, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7031

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

but if BA can make MSY - LHR a go, there's got to be someone who will fill the niche. Not really sure such a comparison is logical.... As per the SabreMI numbers when AUS got its flight; MSY had nearly double the PDEW to Europe than CMH, and at a higher average fare too. It's also a far larger and ...

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by msycajun
Fri May 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15601

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

With higher oil prices, cost for spirit will go up a higher percentage than a legacy airline. They have to figure out a way to get more revenue or they are going to get killed by the continued low fares. Not sure how you come to that conclusion. They have a much younger and more efficient fleet tha...

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by msycajun
Fri May 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Someone posted this on another forum, and thought I would share. https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/attachment.php?attachmentid=174509&d=1418811973 This looks like the overall master plan for the airport. A CONRAC would be built to the west of the new terminal where the existing FBO/general aviatio...

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by msycajun
Fri May 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15601

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

With higher oil prices, cost for spirit will go up a higher percentage than a legacy airline. They have to figure out a way to get more revenue or they are going to get killed by the continued low fares. Not sure how you come to that conclusion. They have a much younger and more efficient fleet tha...

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by msycajun
Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Silver?
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: What's up with Silver?

Really poor way to handle this. They should have at least put a Saab on the route for the summer. Clearly they have the capacity to send one to fly BOS-BHB. They could at least have run it until that starts in July. Forcing people to rebook or drive last minute is going to drive away the people you ...

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by msycajun
Thu May 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15601

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

An memo to employees stated there will be an announcement at 10et tomorrow. Sounds like it will be a big event. Seems like more than wifi to me. Also had the intriguing note "we aren't the only ones who are excited" which suggests to me codeshare, merger, or aircraft order.

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by msycajun
Tue May 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7092

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

Still throwing darts at a map.. Just copying what NK has been doing for years... Oh come on, why don't you compare what percentage of NK routes last more than a few months compared to F9. It's not even close. I agree that the JAX adds are pretty odd and don't expect most of them to last. I'm biased...

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by msycajun
Tue May 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16776

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

From the website, looks like the start of HSV-MCO has been delayed to Sept 13. That's a big hit, not starting in time for the busy summer season. I'd think it would almost be better to wait until the holidays or spring. This also explains the cancellation or delay of MCO-FPO reported in the OAG thre...

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by msycajun
Fri May 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Agreed. And on a slightly tangent note: this whole Thomas Cook thing has really got me wondering what they're going to do. I'm guessing MAN-MSY, but could just as easily be LGW-MSY. Or even both. Mostly to connect UK's O&D to the cruises? Chase NOLA's O&D? Connections? Looking at the old Br...

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by msycajun
Fri May 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

SY (Sun Country) is adding a 2x weekly seasonal flight to MSP for the Fall season. We'll see how they do stacked up against 4x weekly NK and daily DL flights. Strange but interesting addition.. didnt realize this was a one time destination for Sun Country So i think its safe to say this is probably...

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by msycajun
Thu May 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 3949

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

Spirit is becoming a formidable force now that they have a new pilot contract. They have made a lot of operational improvements and if they keep that up, they can beat the legacies on price and the other ULCCs on reliability. They are similar to WN in that they have a number of focus cities through ...

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by msycajun
Thu May 03, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1054
Views: 59100

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Apparently they’ll be serving hot chicken on the London to Nashville flights. Looked at the seat maps for the inaugural. Full both ways. https://www.facebook.com/britishairways/videos/10157310534265830/ Oh god... a plane full of people who just ate hot chicken... what were they thinking?! Had it a ...

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by msycajun
Thu May 03, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7253

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

hz747300 wrote:
Interesting. Especially since Chicago is the home of the first (only?) Virgin Hotel. Which I highly recommend, you can do everything with the app. Awesomeness.


One is about to start construction here in New Orleans. Pretty exciting, but I don't think there is any connection to the airline.

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by msycajun
Wed May 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 12
Views: 1628

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

Already has been well discussed on previous threads, search "Silver ATR." SJU-FLL was purely a ferry delivery flight, I doubt it is even safe, much less economical, to do with a load of passengers. Certainly not competitive with the jets on the route. Probably if planes or crews need to be...

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by msycajun
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Shake Shack? Oh wow, NOLA is finally on the map. :? In all seriousness, something local would have been much better. What’s that place, Company Burger? I guess if they’re seeking a balance it won’t be so bad. Yeah I was also thinking the Company Burger would be a great addition instead, but Shake S...

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by msycajun
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15183

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Sorry to interrupt the Atlanta vs. Dallas vs. Chicago debate, but one thing that hasn't been mentioned much is a decline in the need for these megahubs. Look at how many mid-sized cities are getting service to Europe or have gotten it in the past few years. That's thousands of people who were previo...

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by msycajun
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG
Replies: 31
Views: 3638

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG

::cough cough:: YUL-MSY if AC is listening!

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by msycajun
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

29 of the jetbridges will be new, and 6 will be moved over from the existing terminal. so that would seem to indicate that they will be cordoning off sections of the airport before Feb 2019 ? Well the current terminal has gates to spare, so they can probably move a few of them in advance. Though 29...

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways acquires Seaborne
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Silver Airways acquires Seaborne

I suppose it is noteworthy that this deal has closed, although I don't think there was any doubt it would. I'm wondering what the main benefits are for Silver - pilots? Can't imagine they'd have much use for the Saabs with the ATRs coming in. Are the island hopping routes profitable? Silver has been...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12749

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

I wonder if MSY-LGA will be in the cards. WN has operated the route a few Saturdays during the holidays and it seemed to do well. They already operate 2 daily MSY-DCA and it holds its own.

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6583

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Looks like it made it to SJU this morning and will be arriving in MCO this afternoon.

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by msycajun
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 10970

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

3M FLL-FPO JUN 5>4 JUL 5>4 AUG 5>4 SEP 5>4 OCT 5>4 NOV 5>4 DEC 5>4 3M JAX-TPA JUN 3>1.5 JUL 3>1.6 AUG 3>1.6 SEP 3>1.5 OCT 3>1.6 NOV 3>1.6 DEC 3>1.5 *3M MCO-FPO JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 SEP 0>0.1 Seems to be same plane ATR service HSV-MCO-FPO-MCO-HSV. I was wondering if we would start to see reductions i...

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by msycajun
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6583

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

rajincajun01 wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Is there an airport with a lot of Spirit and Silver flights? Now that would be a sight.


FLL and TPA

And MCO

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping LGW - OAK
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

Re: BA dropping LGW - OAK

It is only a seasonal suspension and was discussed a few days ago. Please use the search feature before starting a new topic.

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways Expanding
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

Re: Silver Airways Expanding

This is was announced a while ago and was discussed here:
http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380557&p=20299547&hilit=silver+airways#p20299547

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by msycajun
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 39086

Re: MAN news - 2018

A leaked list of tenants in MSY's new north terminal shows Thomas Cook, so I guess an announcement of MAN-MSY should be coming soon. I wonder if they will start in February/spring of 2019 when the terminal opens or wait until the summer. Spring is our busiest tourism season with Mardi Gras and the f...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 16232

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Although I shouldn't be surprised, I have to say the RDU routes seem particularly dartboardish. They all have minuscule O&D at least according to my Q2 2017 numbers.

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16776

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

ORF-JAX makes sense given the US Navy connections. Yeah, WN used to fly this route 2x daily for years. However, it would be over 2 hours in a prop. I dunno about that. Well G4 just announced JAX-ORF 2 weekly starting in June. I wonder if that changes 3M's plans, assuming they were seriously conside...

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 721
Views: 68745

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The only explanation I have for that large gap for MSY is just the service being Sunday-only. Seems that the outbound pax were inconvenienced more than the inbound pax of only having a nonstop one day out of seven and had to take G4 or connect. LAX with some very solid loads, but they will still go...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 34159

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Worth noting that NK now has an interactive route map. The old static one was getting very cluttered!
https://www.spirit.com/RouteMaps.aspx

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16776

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

flybaby wrote:
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
ORF-JAX makes sense given the US Navy connections.


Yeah, WN used to fly this route 2x daily for years.

However, it would be over 2 hours in a prop. I dunno about that.


All of the recent adds by Silver have been flights over 2 hours, so they must not be worried about that.

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by msycajun
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Just an observation on the BA flight. I work in travel and we promote and sell Europe a great bit to local and regional clientele. BA's pricing is what sends customers to the likes of AA connecting or DL or UA nearly every time. I can count on my two hands the occasion we have issued tickets on BA ...

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by msycajun
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16776

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

Official News Release out: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180327006077/en/Silver-Airways-Announces-Daily-Nonstop-Service-Branson Looking at the site, they seem to be separating BKG bookings from the rest of the Florida/Bahamas network. They link to http://flysilverbkg.com/ which redirects ...

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by msycajun
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

G4 already tried the low frequency ULCC thing on TUL-MSY. Those routes need at least daily service to compete with the nearby hub options. Those routes at around 40 PDEW and 550ish miles are just right for the ATR and with 3M's codesharing and FF agreements would do well. When did G4 do TUL-MSY? Do...

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by msycajun
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 101
Views: 10584

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Louisiana has been pushing hard for DUB-MSY nonstop, before the end of 2019. From one of the state's top economic development and tourism bureaus, after the launch of LHR-MSY and FRA-MSY: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/new-orleans-attracts-first-non-stop-european-flights-in-decades/ That article is...

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by msycajun
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

The traffic is there to support OKC and TUL. A 3M mini-hub connecting Southern Plains/Ozarks markets to the Florida network at MSY would be amazing. I think your best bet of getting OKC and TUL service to MSY is going to be F9 and most likely from TUL first considering its aggressive new start ther...

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by msycajun
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson
Replies: 37
Views: 4322

Re: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson

I'm a little surprised they're expanding out of Florida like this. Mostly because those ATRs really need to replace those SF34s first. Also Silver doesn't have a very good reputation for those that use them. I'm active in the Trip Advisor forum for Key West and they're almost never given good revie...

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by msycajun
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 30269

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Nice to see Silver finally make its way here.. does anyone know if Silver has any codeshares? Silver actually codeshares with almost everyone. They are particularly close with UA. For example you can already buy BKG-MSY-IAH/SFO and a few others, also BKG-MSY-SFO/SEA on AS. This is a reason I've bee...

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by msycajun
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16776

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

Looks like ORF will be added soon:

(from Silver's website:)
In the spring of 2018, we widened our focus to include other exciting destinations in the Southeast US, including Huntsville, Alabama, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Norfolk, Virginia.

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by msycajun
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16776

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

BKG-MSY is a bit of a surprise, but not completely - Branson Air Express flew the route just a few years ago. It's also probably the best point geographically from which to rotate planes and crews through the network. I would imagine MSY-JAX and maybe TLH, MCO, RSW, or PBI to be added.

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