Tom in NO
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5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:03 am

Today's the day for the five jumbo charters into MSY (2 Thomas Cook A330's, and 3 Britannia 767's). Here are the latest updates from http://www.flytecomm.com:

London, England Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) Ltd 44K 11:32 AM In Flight
Bangor, ME Britannia Airways 740A 12:15 PM In Flight
London, England Britannia Airways 720A 01:12 PM In Flight
Manchester, England Britannia Airways 698A 02:48 PM In Flight
Manchester, England Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) Ltd 52K 04:13 PM In Flight

Tom at MSY
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:05 am

what are the charters for??
 
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:07 am

what are the charters for??

Cruise


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Tom, didnt see this thread, but had a question for you on the other:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1435612/
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Tom in NO
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:20 am

Freddie,

Customs question answered on linked thread.

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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:35 am

Thanks.... though, in true ConcordeBoy fashion, had to follow it up with another one  Big grin
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:07 am

Here are the stats:


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Landed 1135, gate C-11, departed 1415.

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Landed 1215, gate C-1, departed sometime

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Landed 1330, gate C-5, departed 1650

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Landed 1510, gate C-11, still here

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Landed 1635, gate C-5, still here

Gotta go, Lebron's in town vs our Hornets this evening.

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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:57 am

I got some good pics of two of the Brittania 763's from the ramp. I won't even try uploading them to a.net but i'll send them over to myaviation.net as soon as possible. The new paint scheme on the 763 sure looked nice in person. One of the flight crew members came down from the aircraft and asked my boss and I what we were doing. We advised him that it's not common to see so many rare heavies here (on the same day no less) so it made for a great photo op.

No pics taken of the 330's, but I saw the first one touchdown on runway 19,which is only 7000ft in length. She stopped with room to sprare, and had an escort to the gate.

A nice day indeed.


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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:03 am

Wow. I am sooooo excited. How come when they resurfaced the north/south runway why they did not lengthen it.

I just wish we had regular A330 service.

Has USAir ever brought an A330 to MSY?
 
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:11 am

why they did not lengthen it.

because not only would extending it require endless environmental studies, federal consultancies, multiple millions of dollars in contracting, etc.... but um, where the heck would they extend it to? Highways and buildings on both ends.
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:17 am

If not north/south, what about east/west. Nothing out that way but swamps. I guess with what we have, the lengths are just fine.

What about A330's by USAir every being in MSY?
 
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:20 am

Nothing out that way but swamps

...along with the minor impediment of an elevated freeway  Laugh out loud



What about A330's by USAir every being in MSY?

I've never heard of one here, but that's a Tom question.
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:22 am

310 is seriously that close to the E/W runway. Wow I did not realize that and I have flown in on that runway tons of times.

Speaking of runways, I have yet to takeoff or land on the new resurfaced North/South runway. How is it?

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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:25 am

serioulsy that close to the E/W runway

That's why the threshold is displaced
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RE: 5 Charters Inbound To MSY

Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:40 pm

Runway 10 (landing from the west over I-310 and the swamp) is not displaced.
Runway 28 (landing from the east over Kenner) is displaced 200'+ due to obstructions on either side of the final approach path (too complicated for this thread).
Neither runway 1 or 19 is displaced.

BTW, all 5 jumbos landed on the 7,000' runway 19.

No USAirways 330's in here that I've heard of. Also, almost all runways need rehabbing eventually. It was just 1/19's time. 10/28 gets it next year.

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