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British Charters & New Orleans Today

Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:17 pm

Hey,

Just to let you know that P&O Cruises have charted a number of aircraft from the following airlines to fly services from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Bournemouth Intl, Birmingham, Manchester & Glasgow all going to New Orleans.

Britannia Airways (Boeing 767 series 200 & 300)

Monarch Airlines (Airbus A330-200)

&

Thomas Cook (Airbus A330-200)

The first aircraft should arrive into New Orleans at around 13:00 local time. They should have all taken off again for the UK by 19:00 local time.

Kimberly.
 
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:36 pm

Interesting.

I wont be able to make it (have to pick up some friends at BTR), but hope Tom and Steve get some great pics!
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:02 pm

Well the only additional cruise liner I see calling at the Port of New Orleans is the RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas, but she won't arrive until the 23rd, presumably for an extra Mardi Gras cruise. If these charters do indeed take place, it looks like the vacationers will have a few days to explore N.O.

I'm curious as to where all of these aircraft will park if they do indeed arrive at the same time....C1,3,5,and 11 perhaps....I wonder if they'll move our flight and Taca's flight to a deffereent gate...hmmmmm.


Steve/NewOrleans
 
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:04 pm

No flights from Cardiff?

Odd..

Ah well, we will have to make do with the other trans-atlantic charters to Barbados, Toronto and Orlando..!

Regards,

Milo
 
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:29 am

March 5th is the day that they are arriving, not today.

Three aircraft will be arriving at about 1:00pm and two will be coming in at about 5:00pm. They will park at C3,C5,C11, and C12.

This is confirmed information.


Steve/NewOrleans
 
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:21 am

Arrival times are as follows on March 5:
1115 Thomas Cook A330
1210 Britannia 767-200
1325 Britannia 767-300
1440 Britannia 767-300
1640 Thomas Cook A330

Each aircraft is on the ground for more or less 2 hours.

Tom at MSY
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:10 am

Up for another day of fun Tom/Steve?

Perhaps I'll take care of Lunch for everyone... if you can spare the time  Laugh out loud
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:39 am

Gotta work that day, Fred, so I can't do it (probably just a quick photo run for me). Plus, it'll be a quick getaway from the airport seeing as Lebron's in town that night vs. the Hornets.

Y'all getting pounded up there today? We had a couple of tornado warnings down here earlier.

Tom
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:45 am

I've been on Poydras all day...

But I think most of E.Texas and Louisiana is gettin' it for today and tomorrow.
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:50 am

Interesting, P&O markets its cruise mainly to Brits and is virtually invisible in the USA, but they are operating their ship Oriana on a 15 night Caribbean cruise out of New Orleans on March 5 that ends up in Barbados. In as much as she carries about 1,800 passengers, and practically all would be coming from the UK, the number and size of the aircraft chartered makes sense. You can check her out here:
http://www.pocruises.com/ships/Oriana/home.htm
 
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:02 am

London, Manchester or East Midlands
Fri 5 Mar. Fly to New Orleans

New Orleans - USA
Fri 5 Mar. Embark Oriana, sail 6:00pm Sat 6 Mar. OVERNIGHT IN PORT.

Key West - USA
Mon 8 Mar 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Nassau - Bahamas
Tue 9 Mar 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Princess Cays (Private Island) - Bahamas
Thu 11 Mar 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

San Juan - Puerto Rico
Fri 12 Mar 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

St Thomas - US Virgin Islands
Sat 13 Mar 8:00 am - 11:00 pm. EVENING IN PORT.

St Kitts - Leeward Islands
Mon 15 Mar 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Antigua - Caribbean Islands
Tue 16 Mar 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

St Lucia - Windward Islands
Wed 17 Mar 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tobago - Caribbean Islands
Thu 18 Mar 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Barbados - Barbados
Fri 19 Mar arr 8:00am, disembark and transfer to airport for overnight flight to UK.

London, Manchester or East Midlands
Sat 20 Mar arr am.

Itinerary from http://www.pocruises.com/ships/Oriana/home.htm. Thanks for the link, RVNYC.

My wife's and my 10-year anniversary is the following week after the cruise. Hmmm, that trip looks very cool.

Tom at MSY

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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:11 am

Not to digress, but it's interesting how segmented the cruise business is becoming...Despite the consolidation of ownership, you have brands like P&O that cater almost exclusively to Brit tastes, then I think there are some catering mainly to Germans and Italians, and then you of course have the major cruise lines like Carnival that are targeted squarely at Middle America. I took a friend from France on a 3-night cruise to Nassau from Port Canaveral and she came back knowing how to speak redneck!
 
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:12 am

Hopefully they can hang out on Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:12 am

P & O is part of Cruise giant Carnival Cruise line. Yes P & O is mostly targeted and sold to the British, it is a different market than the US. The US wants the newest and the biggest when it comes to cruise ships
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RE: British Charters & New Orleans Today

Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:14 am

Hopefully they can hang out on Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras is tomorrow... a wee bit short of March 5  Big grin
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