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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:30 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
F9 started service to AUS, SAT, PVD, and ISP. AUS and SAT did well with 84.1% and 75.8% load factors. PVD and ISP saw poorer loads of 64.9% and 63.7% in October.

Hoping that PVD and ISP start to pick up. October was when the service started, and usually for smaller/midsize areas areas like PVD and ISP service sometimes starts off slow, then picks up as word gets out and time goes on.

As we get into spring and summer, they should hopefully increase as*
1 - more people will have heard of the service by then on both ends of the routes
2 - Usually, more people travel to those types of destinations in the spring and summer.

*unless F9 doesn't give them a chance to develop and axes the routes
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:26 am

msyflyer wrote:
I surely didn't expect CM to start doing so well lately. Maybe they finally found their footing?

...and by lately, you mean 6months ago, when those numbers were recorded. ;)
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:01 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
msyflyer wrote:
I surely didn't expect CM to start doing so well lately. Maybe they finally found their footing?

...and by lately, you mean 6months ago, when those numbers were recorded. ;)


Ha! Yes.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:07 pm

Deplaning today, I saw that UA is running MSY-DFW. Is this normal or a result of Houston weather?
 
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:32 am

Nola wrote:
Deplaning today, I saw that UA is running MSY-DFW. Is this normal or a result of Houston weather?


Absolutely due to the weather. We had a few diversions fly in yesterday.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /MNMG/KMSY
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /MSLP/KMSY
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /MGGT/KMSY
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:31 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Nola wrote:
Deplaning today, I saw that UA is running MSY-DFW. Is this normal or a result of Houston weather?


Absolutely due to the weather. We had a few diversions fly in yesterday.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /MNMG/KMSY
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /MSLP/KMSY
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /MGGT/KMSY



Wow. Customs must have been busy yesterday.
 
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:39 pm

Huge fan of Tampa International Airport
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:27 pm

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Certainly an unexpected add. Can't imagine there is a ton of demand for the route - I wonder if it is mostly for positioning/connections.

There have been persistent rumors of an NK base at MSY. Given how few flights are left at ACY (10 according to the release versus 19 at MSY), I wonder if they might end up simply moving the ACY base.
 
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:44 pm

msycajun wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:


Certainly an unexpected add. Can't imagine there is a ton of demand for the route - I wonder if it is mostly for positioning/connections.

There have been persistent rumors of an NK base at MSY. Given how few flights are left at ACY (10 according to the release versus 19 at MSY), I wonder if they might end up simply moving the ACY base.


I've been hearing rumors about NK & DL. The DL rumor has been heating up as of late.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:48 pm

msyflyer wrote:
msycajun wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:


Certainly an unexpected add. Can't imagine there is a ton of demand for the route - I wonder if it is mostly for positioning/connections.

There have been persistent rumors of an NK base at MSY. Given how few flights are left at ACY (10 according to the release versus 19 at MSY), I wonder if they might end up simply moving the ACY base.


I've been hearing rumors about NK & DL. The DL rumor has been heating up as of late.


Didn't DL have a crew base here at one point? What is the reason to bring it back?
 
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 pm

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I've been hearing rumors about NK & DL. The DL rumor has been heating up as of late.


Can you be more specific? NK I could believe as they been growing fast at MSY. DL on the other hand has been flat or slightly down lately and passed over MSY in their recent expansions out of SEA, BOS, CVG, and RDU. If they aren't interested in adding those, it's hard to imagine much more getting added, except maybe MEX with the JV. At the rate AA is growing, I wouldn't be surprised if they surpass DL in the next year or two.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:11 pm

msycajun wrote:
msyflyer wrote:
I've been hearing rumors about NK & DL. The DL rumor has been heating up as of late.


Can you be more specific? NK I could believe as they been growing fast at MSY. DL on the other hand has been flat or slightly down lately and passed over MSY in their recent expansions out of SEA, BOS, CVG, and RDU. If they aren't interested in adding those, it's hard to imagine much more getting added, except maybe MEX with the JV. At the rate AA is growing, I wouldn't be surprised if they surpass DL in the next year or two.


All I can say is that it's slated to be a small crew base, supposedly. But who knows?
 
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 pm

I was hoping for DL to add SEA at least. BOS I couldn't care less about since we have B6 and NK daily. But I think AS could go for some competition on MSY-SEA. The only thing I can think of is that it's a yield issue. There's demand for another flight, but at what price?

CVG and RDU would seem to be good RJ routes on the surface, but again, maybe the yield just isn't there.
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:00 am

I think CVG-MSY is a good possibility, the CVG station manager tweeted a few days ago to "expect more great news from Delta in 2018" in regards to a tweet on the CVG-AUS add and upguaging CVG-SEA.
Next: CVG-BOS (Delta Air Lines MD90), BOS-AMS (Delta Air Lines A333), AMS-CPH (KLM B738)
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:14 am

SunsetLimited wrote:
I was hoping for DL to add SEA at least. BOS I couldn't care less about since we have B6 and NK daily. But I think AS could go for some competition on MSY-SEA. The only thing I can think of is that it's a yield issue. There's demand for another flight, but at what price?

CVG and RDU would seem to be good RJ routes on the surface, but again, maybe the yield just isn't there.


I think DL had an opportunity to go for some of those routes a year or two ago, but with G4 on CVG and RDU and NK on BOS (and seasonal F9 to PVD) I'm sure yields aren't great. That being said, they added CVG-AUS, a market not much bigger than MSY, but with 3 weekly on both G4 and F9, so it's not out of the question. The point is, if DL were planning some MSY expansion, they have had plenty of chances to do it, so I am not holding my breath at this point. Would love to be wrong about that though.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:43 am

msycajun wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:

Certainly an unexpected add.

Right?! I mean, they can add ACY, but they're still riding the fence on offering SAP???

Come on NK, do what needs to be done!
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:19 am

I would be completely shocked if DL opened up a crew base here. NK on the other hand is definitely possible. They are growing rapidly at MSY, and are now tied with LAX and ATL for number of destinations served (17). All three are tied for 8th largest station in terms of destinations.

FLL = 54 destinations
MCO = 25
DFW = 24
ORD, DTW, LAS = 23
BWI = 21
MYR = 20
TPA, MSP, IAH = 19
MSY, LAX, ATL = 17
BOS = 16
RSW = 12
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:01 am

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They are growing rapidly at MSY, and are now tied with LAX and ATL for number of destinations served (17). All three are tied for 8th largest station in terms of destinations.

Pretty amazing, for an airline that didn't even fly to MSY 5yrs ago.
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:42 pm

Any chance with Glo gone of Silver Airways making a go here finally?

Also with Virgin Hotels opening a NOLA hotel soon, any chance of Virgin Atlantic making it a go here?

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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:15 pm

SunsetLimited wrote:
I was hoping for DL to add SEA at least. BOS I couldn't care less about since we have B6 and NK daily. But I think AS could go for some competition on MSY-SEA. The only thing I can think of is that it's a yield issue. There's demand for another flight, but at what price?

CVG and RDU would seem to be good RJ routes on the surface, but again, maybe the yield just isn't there.


DL is trying out weekend flying between MSY and BOS and SEA this winter....
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:17 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
Any chance with Glo gone of Silver Airways making a go here finally?

Also with Virgin Hotels opening a NOLA hotel soon, any chance of Virgin Atlantic making it a go here?

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The hotel company and airline are not really related, particularly with Branson selling majority control of the airline.

http://fortune.com/2017/07/28/branson-v ... ir-france/
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:24 pm

Nola wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
Any chance with Glo gone of Silver Airways making a go here finally?

Also with Virgin Hotels opening a NOLA hotel soon, any chance of Virgin Atlantic making it a go here?

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The hotel company and airline are not really related, particularly with Branson selling majority control of the airline.

http://fortune.com/2017/07/28/branson-v ... ir-france/


Right. The airline isn't even owned by Branson. Further, I suspect the hotel is by developers. There has been a Virgin hotel in Chicago for a few years and yet not Virgin Atlantic here.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:24 pm

Just remember him discussing wanting to fly to places where he has hotels ...
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:37 pm

VS wouldn't really work in MSY, anyway, with BA already here.

I'd much prefer BA and its global connectivity over VS, in any case.
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:38 pm

Nola wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
I was hoping for DL to add SEA at least. BOS I couldn't care less about since we have B6 and NK daily. But I think AS could go for some competition on MSY-SEA. The only thing I can think of is that it's a yield issue. There's demand for another flight, but at what price?

CVG and RDU would seem to be good RJ routes on the surface, but again, maybe the yield just isn't there.


DL is trying out weekend flying between MSY and BOS and SEA this winter....


SEA is only 1X weekly for about a month and a half. Not much to write home about. BOS is 2X weekly for roughly the same period.
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:14 am

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There has been a Virgin hotel in Chicago for a few years and yet not Virgin Atlantic here.

VS has tried ORD multiple times, and seasonally, and even had DL sub.... all attempts failed.
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:27 pm

SunsetLimited wrote:
Nola wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
I was hoping for DL to add SEA at least. BOS I couldn't care less about since we have B6 and NK daily. But I think AS could go for some competition on MSY-SEA. The only thing I can think of is that it's a yield issue. There's demand for another flight, but at what price?

CVG and RDU would seem to be good RJ routes on the surface, but again, maybe the yield just isn't there.


DL is trying out weekend flying between MSY and BOS and SEA this winter....


SEA is only 1X weekly for about a month and a half. Not much to write home about. BOS is 2X weekly for roughly the same period.


I would guess they are trying to gauge demand and will decide whether to expand service, unless they just had a few extra aircraft during this period and didn’t know what to do with them. Since DL is not unionized (except for pilots) and the aircraft are likely completely paid off, it would be cheaper to just let them sit if this wasn’t a route DL was actively considering.
 
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:53 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
There has been a Virgin hotel in Chicago for a few years and yet not Virgin Atlantic here.

VS has tried ORD multiple times, and seasonally, and even had DL sub.... all attempts failed.


Yes I know, that’s why I said no flight, not never. My point was that hotel does not mean Air service.
 
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:21 pm

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I said no flight


Actually, you didn't... but regardless:


jbs2886 wrote:
My point was that hotel does not mean Air service.

Indeed, a rather common sense conclusion. Though it is interesting to note that almost everywhere they've committed to, or are actively planning to do so, has a nonstop to LON:

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CTG does somewhat stand out, considering that it has direct service to AMS and MXP, but not LON.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:00 pm

So Im a little confused about Virgin America? is this whole brand disappearing this summer and then just becoming Alaskan Airlines? or will the brand name still remain ?
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:01 pm

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So Im a little confused about Virgin America? is this whole brand disappearing this summer and then just becoming Alaskan Airlines? or will the brand name still remain ?


It is going away. In fact, Virgin America flights do not exist anymore.

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... rtificate/
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:23 pm

The airport eclipsed 12 million passengers in 2017 setting a new record. http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Newsletter/ ... -FINAL.pdf

Here are the more specific breakdowns for each airline...http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Press/Decem ... istics.pdf
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:37 pm

MSY has been on a roll. That’s a huge accomplishment! Very curious to see what additional service is announced for 2018.

I suspect we’ll hit 13 million in 2020.
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:16 pm

jbs2886 wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
So Im a little confused about Virgin America? is this whole brand disappearing this summer and then just becoming Alaskan Airlines? or will the brand name still remain ?


It is going away. In fact, Virgin America flights do not exist anymore.

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... rtificate/



So they launched a brand into new markets only to know they would discontinue the brand like 6 months later? bizarre
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:19 pm

SunsetLimited wrote:
MSY has been on a roll. That’s a huge accomplishment! Very curious to see what additional service is announced for 2018.

I suspect we’ll hit 13 million in 2020.



It really has .. i suspect since we are getting close to a year out from new airport that we may see an announcement for a larger base of an airline here... probably spirit... the ability to connect will be much better in the new airport
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:21 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
So Im a little confused about Virgin America? is this whole brand disappearing this summer and then just becoming Alaskan Airlines? or will the brand name still remain ?


It is going away. In fact, Virgin America flights do not exist anymore.

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... rtificate/



So they launched a brand into new markets only to know they would discontinue the brand like 6 months later? bizarre


They had a lot of aircraft coming in, so there wasn't much of a choice. It also wasn't decided the brand would disappear at that time. Either way, you can still book on virginamerica.com and I'm pretty confident any advertising done included Alaska, too, so as to minimize that impact.
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
The airport eclipsed 12 million passengers in 2017 setting a new record. http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Newsletter/ ... -FINAL.pdf

Here are the more specific breakdowns for each airline...http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Press/Decem ... istics.pdf


Great news. RDU was slightly below at 11.6M at 5.6% growth compared to MSY's 7.8%.

http://www.wral.com/rdu-sees-record-bre ... /17283703/
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:15 pm

Nola wrote:


i would love to see a statistic that removed connecting passengers from all airport passenger stats and would only show each airports passenger count that is O and D only. New Orleans I would imagine be quite impressive on that front.
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:43 pm

A few interesting points - almost 8% passenger growth with only .5% growth in flights for the year (and most of that coming from cargo). Shows how much up-gauging has happened.

DL was basically flat for the year, American has had strong growth, and UA was slightly up, with a big increase in December of about 17%. With UA forecasting more domestic growth, I wonder how that might play out at MSY. A lot of it is from shifting from regionals to mainline, but I think LAX would help attract loyal fliers. One thing they now lack with the reduction of IAH banks, is a late evening MSY-IAH (the last departure is at 6:47PM) and an early IAH-MSY (the earliest arrival is 8:47). Seems like there would be at least a regional jet's worth of business pax who could fill that even without connections.

And regarding connections it is interesting to note that most of our peer airports have some sort of focus city status, either DL (RDU), or unofficially with WN (AUS, OAK, BNA, HOU, STL, DAL). It stands to reason that we are nearing the critical mass to make some marginal routes possible with connecting opportunities, such as daily WN flights to RDU, IND, PIT, SJC, SMF, and CUN. I think the same thing applies to NK, although the options are more limited. This is one reason that I hope the airport is heavily courting Silver. With their UA and B6 codeshares, a few flights from JAX and TLH (not served by UA or B6) could help boost those carriers who have seen a lot of ULCC competition on their routes recently.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:31 pm

msycajun wrote:
And regarding connections it is interesting to note that most of our peer airports have some sort of focus city status, either DL (RDU), or unofficially with WN (AUS, OAK, BNA, HOU, STL, DAL). It stands to reason that we are nearing the critical mass to make some marginal routes possible with connecting opportunities, such as daily WN flights to RDU, IND, PIT, SJC, SMF, and CUN. I think the same thing applies to NK, although the options are more limited. This is one reason that I hope the airport is heavily courting Silver. With their UA and B6 codeshares, a few flights from JAX and TLH (not served by UA or B6) could help boost those carriers who have seen a lot of ULCC competition on their routes recently.


I think the difference with peer airports being focus cities is business traffic and just the primary markets from those airports also being strong for the focus city airline. MSY has a disproportionate amount of leisure traffic, for better or worse. I think that hurts the chances of one of the big 3. WN or a LCC is the best bet IMO.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:21 am

DJSNOLA wrote:
i would love to see a statistic that removed connecting passengers from all airport passenger stats and would only show each airports passenger count that is O and D only.

It's easy to find on the BTS site.

The caveat is though, it's domestic-only.
International O&D numbers, especially recent ones, are much harder to source.
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:49 pm

I received confirmation yesterday that there will not be an Admiral’s Club in the new terminal.

So the extra lounge space could be a non airline specific lounge, though a United Club wouldn’t shock me,
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:39 pm

SunsetLimited wrote:
I received confirmation yesterday that there will not be an Admiral’s Club in the new terminal.

So the extra lounge space could be a non airline specific lounge, though a United Club wouldn’t shock me,


It's probably going to be one of those priority pass lounges.
 
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:20 pm

msyflyer wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
I received confirmation yesterday that there will not be an Admiral’s Club in the new terminal.

So the extra lounge space could be a non airline specific lounge, though a United Club wouldn’t shock me,


It's probably going to be one of those priority pass lounges.


Agreed. Priority Pass makes the most sense. There should be enough business/first class pax on the various airlines serving MSY to keep the place busy.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:50 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
msyflyer wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
I received confirmation yesterday that there will not be an Admiral’s Club in the new terminal.

So the extra lounge space could be a non airline specific lounge, though a United Club wouldn’t shock me,


It's probably going to be one of those priority pass lounges.


Agreed. Priority Pass makes the most sense. There should be enough business/first class pax on the various airlines serving MSY to keep the place busy.



Agree that besides Delta lounge it would be better to have a high end lounge that all other airlines could utilize!



this is a random question but what exactly is the benefit of the new fueling system the airlines are paying for compared to the current system?

another question: currently at the airport wait times for luggage are usually quite long... is that a situation that we expect to be corrected in the new terminal with a newer baggage handling system?

third question: if someone were to fly to new orleans international and have a transfer here how would rechecking bags work in customs? like would there be a way the bags are checked in the customs area or would they need to go to the top floor and recheck like all other passengers? I know we arent likely to have many travelersin the situation but its still something that could change in the future?
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:24 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
msyflyer wrote:

It's probably going to be one of those priority pass lounges.


Agreed. Priority Pass makes the most sense. There should be enough business/first class pax on the various airlines serving MSY to keep the place busy.



Agree that besides Delta lounge it would be better to have a high end lounge that all other airlines could utilize!



this is a random question but what exactly is the benefit of the new fueling system the airlines are paying for compared to the current system?

another question: currently at the airport wait times for luggage are usually quite long... is that a situation that we expect to be corrected in the new terminal with a newer baggage handling system?

third question: if someone were to fly to new orleans international and have a transfer here how would rechecking bags work in customs? like would there be a way the bags are checked in the customs area or would they need to go to the top floor and recheck like all other passengers? I know we arent likely to have many travelersin the situation but its still something that could change in the future?


When we have our CUN flight at UA there are always a lot of connecting passengers on to other UA flights (I guess the fare is cheaper with a connection), but I would say each week we have between 20-30 connections off that flight. And they currently have to get their bags in customs and redrop at the ticket counter upstairs. I imagine that would stay the same at the new terminal but I could be wrong.

We also received confirmation from our management a couple months ago that we would be getting a UA Club in the new terminal, ground level in concourse A. I’m surprised that the master plan hasn’t been updated to reflect this. We had people in from Willis meeting with the airport and we’ve been told that it’s a done deal.
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:40 pm

dc10co wrote:
We also received confirmation from our management a couple months ago that we would be getting a UA Club in the new terminal, ground level in concourse A. I’m surprised that the master plan hasn’t been updated to reflect this. We had people in from Willis meeting with the airport and we’ve been told that it’s a done deal.


Wow! That's great news.

this is a random question but what exactly is the benefit of the new fueling system the airlines are paying for compared to the current system?


It's a big time and cost saver to not rely on fuel trucks. That will be the main benefit.

currently at the airport wait times for luggage are usually quite long... is that a situation that we expect to be corrected in the new terminal with a newer baggage handling system?


Bags have pretty much always come out rather quickly for us. Most of the time it's less than a 5 minute wait after arriving at baggage claim. Only time it was significantly delayed was due to a thunderstorm on station that moved in after arrival. Ground crew could not offload baggage until the lightning stopped.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:40 pm

dc10co wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:

We also received confirmation from our management a couple months ago that we would be getting a UA Club in the new terminal, ground level in concourse A. I’m surprised that the master plan hasn’t been updated to reflect this. We had people in from Willis meeting with the airport and we’ve been told that it’s a done deal.


Do you mean gate level? Ground level seems like a horrible location for a club.
 
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Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:57 pm

Interesting that UA is planning a club and not AA who has been growing a lot this year.

There is certainly a third level (above gate level) space for a lounge in terminal A. I'm not sure, but there might be space in the terminal as well. DL will have a third level club in the terminal near concourse C, so it is not out of the question for there to be a third club space in the terminal near concourse B.

I wonder if there might be a UA push in the cards for the next year or two, they've been dwindling down to 20 or so departures lately, but if they bring back LAX and bulk up frequency to SFO, DEN, EWR, and IAD, they could bring that closer to 30.
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