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MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:26 am

MSY has now re-opened, using runway 01/19, but with major restrictions...

Prior permission is required (PPR) by calling a certain phone number...

Tower is staffed by a single person...

Daylight ops only...

No radar service available, VMC only ops...

All of the above should permit relief ops, but it's going to be a good while before passenger service can be resumed....
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:30 am

Good news. I was wondering about the status of MSY, as the news wasn't saying much about it, that I've heard anyway. Now the nation can concentrate its energy into rebuilding the stricken area's.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:14 am

One thing I have yet to hear is how flooding is elsewhere on the airport. They obviously have sufficient taxiways to use 01/19, but I'm wondering about other taxiways, as well as ramp and parking areas. There could be quite a few relief aircraft there in the coming days/weeks.

Depending whether or not the airport has electric power, fuel availability is also an unknown. Hope the fuel tarm isn't under water...
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:37 am

Don't forget, with the flooding in the rest of the area, there's a very real chance they can get supplies into MSY, but not off the airport grounds into the city other than by helicopter.

At least this will allow stockpiling and logistical operations somewhat closer than two states away, which will be invaluable in the recovery effort.

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:41 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
They obviously have sufficient taxiways to use 01/19, but I'm wondering about other taxiways, as well as ramp and parking areas. There could be quite a few relief aircraft there in the coming days/weeks.

Runway 1/19 is 7001'; enough to get a C-5 or C-17 loaded with supplies in there from the military side.
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:47 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 3):
Don't forget, with the flooding in the rest of the area, there's a very real chance they can get supplies into MSY, but not off the airport grounds into the city other than by helicopter.

Are you kidding? Big grin All of my relatives in LA, that are not there of course, al have boats. I am sure they can find many flat bottoms, air boats, etc., that can reach many areas.

This is wonderful news as I was reading about people looting stores for drinks, diapers, food, and even jewelry!
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:49 am

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 4):

Runway 1/19 is 7001'; enough to get a C-5 or C-17 loaded with supplies in there from the military side.

Wasn't questioning that, just wondered if taxiways -other- than those associated with 01/19 were available...
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:53 am

At the moment there is an AA 757 enroute from DFW to MSY...AAL9200. Its presently 40 miles out...
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:58 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
One thing I have yet to hear is how flooding is elsewhere on the airport. They obviously have sufficient taxiways to use 01/19, but I'm wondering about other taxiways, as well as ramp and parking areas. There could be quite a few relief aircraft there in the coming days/weeks.

Depending whether or not the airport has electric power, fuel availability is also an unknown. Hope the fuel tarm isn't under water...

Once I-10 gets cleared up from the west that'll make it easier to get things into MSY. Fortunately, the Atchafalaya River Basin bridge didn't take damage. The problem will be getting in or out from east of the city... I-10 is a major artery down here, the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway being out is going to be a MAJOR problem for months to come. I just hope and pray it's not years.

Good job on getting MSY open and god speed to everyone there.
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:59 am

Quoting Markus (Reply 7):
At the moment there is an AA 757 enroute from DFW to MSY...AAL9200. Its presently 40 miles out...

I'm assuming it's carrying relief supplies and personnel? I've been told all commercial ops to MSY will be cancelled at least through Sept. 6.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:03 am

Quoting Jtamu97 (Reply 5):
Are you kidding? Big grin All of my relatives in LA, that are not there of course, al have boats. I am sure they can find many flat bottoms, air boats, etc., that can reach many areas.

Flat-bottom boats or air boats are pretty much all you can use. There's so much crap in (and under) the water that anything with a propellor gets too easily fouled.

Some of the power lines they snag on are actually still LIVE, that has to be an unhappy situation ...

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:10 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 6):
Wasn't questioning that, just wondered if taxiways -other- than those associated with 01/19 were available...

Who said you were questioning it? I was providing more information...
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:29 am

Not showing any limited opening at the different news outlets. Yahoo and a few others are still showing the airport closed.


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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:32 am

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 12):
Not showing any limited opening at the different news outlets. Yahoo and a few others are still showing the airport closed.

You'll have to trust me...  Wink

(The media isn't always exactly in the loop...)
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:39 am

AA 9200 :

    Airline American
    Flight Number 9200
    Departure City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DFW)
    Departure Time 08/30/2005 02:51 PM
    Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
    Arrival Time 08/30/2005 03:54 PM
    Remaining Flight Time 00:00
    Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
    Current Altitude 0 feet
    Current Groundspeed 0 mph
    Flight Status Landed


They're not spending the night, either :

    Airline American
    Flight Number 9201
    Departure City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
    Departure Time 08/30/2005 05:11 PM
    Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DFW)
    Arrival Time 08/30/2005 06:18 PM
    Remaining Flight Time 01:07 (planned)
    Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
    Current Altitude 0 feet
    Current Groundspeed 0 mph
    Flight Status Planned
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:44 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 14):
They're not spending the night, either :

Not surprising--what a bummer it would be to park it and have the water level go back up overnight and float a perfectly good 757 away...
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:44 am

I imagine everything's going to need roundtrip fuel onboard too..
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:47 am

I know the news in Houston was talking about flying various helicopters over to New Orleans to help, starting today.

As a side note nearly all of the over 55,000 Houston metro hotels are booked and there are 3 big shelters for Hurricane folks as well, just in Houston. Beaumont, Lake Charles, Birmingham, and others are all packed as well, it is insane-good luck to them all.

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:53 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 14):
AA 9200 :


Airline American
Flight Number 9200
Departure City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DFW)
Departure Time 08/30/2005 02:51 PM
Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Arrival Time 08/30/2005 03:54 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Landed


They're not spending the night, either :


Airline American
Flight Number 9201
Departure City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Departure Time 08/30/2005 05:11 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DFW)
Arrival Time 08/30/2005 06:18 PM
Remaining Flight Time 01:07 (planned)
Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned

I'm just wondering where did you get this information?

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:58 am

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:09 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 19):
I'm just wondering where did you get this information?

From BDL,
DeltaGuy767

Off Flytecomm.com ... it's a little tricky, essentially I put in MSY as the destination in the advanced search box, then scrolled down the massive list of "scheduled" flights that never left the ground, for the one flight marked "landed" ...  Smile

Figuring the return flight was the same flight # +1, yielded the return flight.

Anyone know if they were bringing supplies in, or evac'ing airport personnel out?

That had to have given the people there hope, though, seeing that big silver bird fly overhead ...

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:44 pm

There is also NAS JRB New Orleans (KNBG) with a 10,000' long runway depending on what the status is on that (I haven't heard from my friends what is going on down there) I imagine that will become the biggest site of relief efforts.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:26 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 13):
You'll have to trust me...

I think, to be completely honest, that you are one of the few people on this board I trust implicitly with provided information.  Wink

I am glad they can get the mercy planes in there. More power to them.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:34 pm

Quoting Typhaerion (Reply 22):
I think, to be completely honest, that you are one of the few people on this board I trust implicitly with provided information.

Thank you, sir...  Wink
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:36 pm

Quoting Nbgskygod (Reply 21):
There is also NAS JRB New Orleans (KNBG) with a 10,000' long runway depending on what the status is on that (I haven't heard from my friends what is going on down there) I imagine that will become the biggest site of relief efforts.

FYI,
NBG is on the BRAC list. I know that doesn't automatically mean that it will close but I can assure you if it does have extensive damage, that will be the end for sure.


MSY Flight info:
3 Planned Arrivals
(blocked) B190 PQL (blocked)
07:14 AM CDT (1214Z)

N11 BE20 FTW FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
10:07 AM CDT (1507Z)

SWA8504 B737 DAL SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO. (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
11:10 AM CDT (1610Z)


3 Planned Departures
(blocked) B190 PQL (blocked)
07:30 AM CDT (1230Z)

LN205CM C560 MGM (unknown owner)
10:00 AM CDT (1500Z)

SWA8505 B737 DAL SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO. (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
04:00 PM CDT (2100Z)


1 Arriving Flight
LN205CM C560 CLT CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL 79 08:39 AM CDT (1339Z)


No Departing Aircraft
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:42 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 23):
Thank you, sir...

No, thank you for being so reliable...

And does WN have anyone left in that area now that the mandatory full evacuation of New Orleans has been ordered?

A prayer to all who are from that area, that they remain safe and healthy and that there will be a speedy recovery for the region. Having been in Daytona Beach, Flordia for the three last year, I know how it feels to survive those things, and the weaker ones that hit us still did untold amounts of damage. I can only imagine....
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:49 pm

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 24):
MSY Flight info:
3 Planned Arrivals
(blocked) B190 PQL (blocked)
07:14 AM CDT (1214Z)

N11 BE20 FTW FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
10:07 AM CDT (1507Z)

SWA8504 B737 DAL SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO. (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
11:10 AM CDT (1610Z)

Where did you guys get this info?? I tried flytecomm and I couldn't find anything....
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:50 pm

My neighbor ramper with United at Dulles told me that United flew in employees...rampers and CSRs to MSY from other stations/hubs to work flights and secure the airport prior to closing so that MSY United employees could take care of their homes and families and then leave town with the other residents. The employees who flew in to help worked the final flights and then flew out on them....don't know who drove the pushback?! Two Dulles rampers where on the last flight from MSY to Dulles after they had worked all night getting MSY secured, working flights, etc.

When airlines are cleared to use the runways again, maybe United and others will fly in employees to work the flights, if the MSY employees are stranded outside of the city. My neighbor says that United wants MSY employees to call an 800 number or use other means to report their status. United doesn't want them to return to work but only wants to know if they're safe and alive. I assume the MSY employees have important things to take care of, like their families, friends and homes and to do other things to get their lives back together. United seems to be doing the right thing and not demanding that they return to work.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:52 pm

FYI CNN just announced FEMA is installing themselves at the airport and setting up a hospital and other funcitions in the terminal. I would suggest that this may be an indication of the nearterm use of at least a portion of the airport
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:58 pm

CO plans to send a relief flight from IAH in today to help re-secure our areas and bring supplies of food and water to our co-workers...not sure when its supposed to depart...
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:58 pm

Quoting Litz (Reply 20):
Off Flytecomm.com ... it's a little tricky, essentially I put in MSY as the destination in the advanced search box, then scrolled down the massive list of "scheduled" flights that never left the ground, for the one flight marked "landed" ...

I can confirm we had our 757, N631AA, fly into MSY yesterday evening and left a short time later. Don't have any info on what they were doing there.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:10 pm

My neighbor just sent me this from United's website:


----------------------------------------------------
Chairman's Response to Hurricane Katrina
----------------------------------------------------
The day after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast
and New Orleans, United employees and millions of
others are coping with the storm's devastations.
Our thoughts are with everyone in the region, and we
will do all that we can to help provide relief in
the coming days. We are in the process of tracking
down all our employees who work or live in the New
Orleans area, to make sure they are safe and to see
what we can do to help them. We are also working
with the American Red Cross and other nonprofit
organizations to determine how we can best assist in
the relief effort. We continue to think of the
people affected by this storm, and will do whatever
we can to help.

----------------------------------------------------
Update on United's Response to the Hurricane
----------------------------------------------------
United continues to try to locate all employees in
the region affected by Hurricane Katrina. Employees
in these areas are urged to call 1-866-825-1625
(toll-free) to report their safety, request any
assistance and help United ensure all employees are
located.

In addition, United announced initiatives today to
assist with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in
the New Orleans and Gulf Coast regions, including a
United Mileage Plus(R) offer thanking Mileage Plus
members who contribute 50 dollars (U.S.) or more to
any of United's non-profit hurricane relief partners
with a one-time mileage bonus of 500 redeemable
miles.

Mileage Plus will commit up to 1 million miles to
support this offer for contributions made before
Oct. 31, 2005. To receive the mileage award,
participating members should fax a copy of their
donation receipt and Mileage Plus number to United
toll-free at 866-583-5943.

United also is working with several major nonprofit
organizations in the hurricane relief effort to help
fulfill supply and shipping needs as determined in
the region by these groups and the affected
governments. Specific partners include the American
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Additionally, United is encouraging Mileage Plus
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United continues to monitor the situation in the
hurricane-affected areas, and NewsReal will provide
updates about the company's hurricane relief efforts
and the status of employees in the affected region
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:13 pm

I wonder what possible role Ft Polk could play in helping with relief efforts for sheltering stranded people?

I also wonder if they are using the old England AFB to bring in supplies to the region? I was also wondering if the old Air Force base at Biloxi was being used to assist the region as well.

Nice to see a runway open at New Orleans to assist with relief. Even if they only get 1 flight of C-5 or C-117 or commercial pax aircraft with supplies in there per 1/2 hour, it is a big help.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:50 pm

Airport Director says 2 months for normal commerical flights and that until then flights will be humanitarian and coodinated with FEMA and other agencies. However both runways are open and tower is manned. Next two weeks any flight requires prior permission. Just on CNN.
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:04 am

Looks like Southwest's relief flight was staged last night, from Houston to Dallas, prior to leaving for New Orleans later this morning ...


    Airline Southwest
    Flight Number 8504
    Departure City (Airport) Houston, TX (HOU)
    Departure Time 08/30/2005 06:47 PM
    Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DAL)
    Arrival Time 08/30/2005 07:26 PM
    Remaining Flight Time 00:00
    Aircraft Type Boeing 737-500
    Current Altitude 0 feet
    Current Groundspeed 0 mph
    Flight Status Arrived

    Airline Southwest
    Flight Number 8504
    Departure City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DAL)
    Departure Time 08/31/2005 10:09 AM
    Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
    Arrival Time 08/31/2005 11:10 AM
    Remaining Flight Time 01:01 (planned)
    Aircraft Type Boeing 737-700
    Current Altitude 0 feet
    Current Groundspeed 0 mph
    Flight Status Planned


and the return


    Airline Southwest
    Flight Number 8505
    Departure City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
    Departure Time 08/31/2005 04:09 PM
    Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DAL)
    Arrival Time 08/31/2005 05:07 PM
    Remaining Flight Time 00:58 (planned)
    Aircraft Type Boeing 737-700
    Current Altitude 0 feet
    Current Groundspeed 0 mph
    Flight Status Planned


There are no other planned flights listed on flytecomm for MSY that I can see ...

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:52 am

Hey all....

Speaing of MSY....

Lets keep MSYTriStar in our thoughts. He is a pretty loyal a.net poster who usually has something intellingent or intriguing to say. I know he loves his hometown New Orleans Airport. Let's hope he is okay.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:16 am

According to CNN, MSY will not be open to regular commercial flights for about 2 months. They say only special flights will be allowed.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:30 am

Let's also not forget another regular A.net poster .........................Tom @MSY. He's quite regular here too. Thoughts and prayers to all in the BIG EASY.

I've been to MSY many times............and for Mardi Gras...what a party! The French Qtr is awesome let's hope it too is spared some damage.

I believe I saw an American Eagle flight on flytecomm into MSY on Sun nite too. Any body know of this flight?

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:38 am

Quoting N702ML (Reply 35):
Lets keep MSYTriStar in our thoughts. He is a pretty loyal a.net poster who usually has something intellingent or intriguing to say. I know he loves his hometown New Orleans Airport. Let's hope he is okay.



Quoting Ilsapproach (Reply 37):
Let's also not forget another regular A.net poster .........................Tom @MSY. He's quite regular here too. Thoughts and prayers to all in the BIG EASY.

Another person to remember in particular is Tom in NO. He's probably got his hands full right now, but if by chance you do stop by A.net, please know my prayers and thoughts are with you and your colleagues not only as you get operations at MSY back on their feet, but also that your familes are safe.

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:00 am

Quoting Greenguy01 (Reply 26):
Where did you guys get this info?? I tried flytecomm and I couldn't find anything....

http://www.fboweb.com

I have the pay service. Unlimted basic flight tracking only cost $9.95 a month.
 
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:00 am

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 36):
According to CNN, MSY will not be open to regular commercial flights for about 2 months. They say only special flights will be allowed.

I see SWA8504 DAL-MSY on the flight tracker right now. I assume this is hauling FEMA workers. Anyone at SWA have nay more details?
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:02 am

Tristar is in Nachez, Tom is in West Monroe, both are safe...
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:07 am

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 38):
I believe I saw an American Eagle flight on flytecomm into MSY on Sun nite too. Any body know of this flight?


I saw that too, but when you clicked on the actual flight #, none of the flight segments listed actually went to new orleans.

I suspect it was a many-leg flight which had its MSY segment removed, and flytecomm simply wasn't up-2-date on that ...

It never actually went to MSY (it was scheduled for something like 11:46pm, which would have been utter suicide).

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:09 am

here are some pics i found on the net of some nav-aides in the New Orleans area http://techopscsa.asw.faa.gov/Templates/HurricanePictures.cfm
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:14 am

Quoting UAXDXer (Reply 40):
I see SWA8504 DAL-MSY on the flight tracker right now. I assume this is hauling FEMA workers. Anyone at SWA have nay more details?

It's carrying food and water, and other supplies for the airport for sure, but I don't don't about any FEMA folks. Wouldn't surprise me though.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:19 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 34):
Airline Southwest
Flight Number 8504
Departure City (Airport) Houston, TX (HOU)
Departure Time 08/30/2005 06:47 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DAL)
Arrival Time 08/30/2005 07:26 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-500
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Airline Southwest
Flight Number 8504
Departure City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DAL)
Departure Time 08/31/2005 10:09 AM
Arrival City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Arrival Time 08/31/2005 11:10 AM
Remaining Flight Time 01:01 (planned)
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-700
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned



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Airline Southwest
Flight Number 8505
Departure City (Airport) New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Departure Time 08/31/2005 04:09 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Dallas, TX (DAL)
Arrival Time 08/31/2005 05:07 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:58 (planned)
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-700
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned


These are the only schedualed flights in/out of MSY

Times are 11:52 arrival at MSY, and Departure is 15:59
Although there are other civil aircraft that are posted as well but for now there is only one other and that is N10UH at 14:36 to Brimingham, AL. . I noticed there little civil aircraft flights will pop up then will be removed from the list so not too sure if they are actully flying.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:25 am

The news just had video of Air Force One making multiple low-altitude passes over New Orleans on their way CNW-ADW. I presume they did also along the MS/AL coast...
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:27 am

Quoting UAXDXer (Reply 43):
here are some pics i found on the net of some nav-aides in the New Orleans area http://techopscsa.asw.faa.gov/Templates/HurricanePictures.cfm

That link doesn't work; perhaps it's an internal network link?

Quoting Squirrel83 (Reply 45):
These are the only schedualed flights in/out of MSY

Times are 11:52 arrival at MSY, and Departure is 15:59
Although there are other civil aircraft that are posted as well but for now there is only one other and that is N10UH at 14:36 to Brimingham, AL. . I noticed there little civil aircraft flights will pop up then will be removed from the list so not too sure if they are actully flying.

FBOWeb also had a couple of small Beechcraft flights listed, which were apparently FAA officials ...

Word I saw in a CNN article was they've delivered satellite phones and radios to all the affected airports, since the communication lines are all down.

BTW - all this talk about MSY ... we know NEW is totally flooded, so it's pretty much out of action 'til the water drains.

But what about GPT ? I've seen nothing about its status ... FAA still lists it as closed, with no ETA for re-opening ...

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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:51 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 47):
That link doesn't work; perhaps it's an internal network link?

It is, my apologies. I'll see if I can get them posted here.
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RE: MSY Now Back Open, Sort Of..

Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:12 am

Got info on the AA flight on Tuesday:
http://www.nbc5i.com/travelgetaways/4919490/detail.html
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