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DL LAX-MSY?

Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:14 pm

Will maybe since DL is slightly expanding at LAX, will they step in and fill the void lift by WN on LAX-MSY? They could probably fill a 732/733, 738 or MD-88/90, I don't know about a 752 yet  wink  Tell me what you guys think  Smile
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:41 am

Can a 732 make it to MSY from LAX?
 
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting Flypdx (Reply 1):
Can a 732 make it to MSY from LAX?

Maybe, but MSY-LAX might be a problem with the headwinds. The route would probably be flown with a 738, expecially since the 732's are on the way out. But I think DL could make a go of it.
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:55 am

In the old days, they (DL) used to run a daily L10 and even a 722 on it and it seemed to work. They could probably pull-off a 738 daily. Isn't UA on that route besides WN?
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting TinPusher007 (Reply 2):
Quoting Flypdx (Reply 1):
Can a 732 make it to MSY from LAX?

Maybe, but MSY-LAX might be a problem with the headwinds. The route would probably be flown with a 738, expecially since the 732's are on the way out. But I think DL could make a go of it.

Well, their 732s are -15 powered Advanced models which should have decent range. MSY-LAX would be at the end of that range, but a 733 or MD-90 would have no problem whatsoever, unless 10/28 gets shut down again

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 3):
Isn't UA on that route besides WN?

Actually, WN has not returned to the MSY-LAX route while UA has restored 1 of their 3 flights
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:14 am

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 3):
Isn't UA on that route besides WN?

UA is only running one daily nonstop. They had two (sometimes three) daily before Katrina. I have heard that they do not have any plans on adding the 2nd flight.

With WN's reluctance to add long haul service from MSY, I think DL could fill that void and fill the planes with ease.

And yes, DL flew MSY-LAX for a very long time. Most of the flights during the 70's and 80's were flown with L10's.
 
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:26 am

MSYtristar-
I can even remember National running in the 70's a DC-10 SAN-LAX-MSY, on to either TPA or MIA.
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:36 am

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 6):
I can even remember National running in the 70's a DC-10 SAN-LAX-MSY, on to either TPA or MIA.

Yes those were the days weren't they? Sadly, long gone.

One thing about LAX-MSY is that it has always been a proven route. No matter what time of year or day of the week, you can count on that airplane being full. I think it's only a matter of time before DL (or AA) sees the oppurtunity and takes advantage of it.
 
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 7):
One thing about LAX-MSY is that it has always been a proven route. No matter what time of year or day of the week, you can count on that airplane being full. I think it's only a matter of time before DL (or AA) sees the oppurtunity and takes advantage of it.

Actually, I liked it the old way with UA running 2-3 flights and WN with their's.
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RubyMtn738
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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:59 am

I remember DAL running a strecth DC8 from LAX-MSY in the 80s. Took that several times.

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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:42 am

I remember riding a DAL stretch DC-8 from MSY-LAX-MSY several times in the early 80s.

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RE: DL LAX-MSY?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:59 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
Actually, I liked it the old way with UA running 2-3 flights and WN with their's.

Me too  Smile Everytime I flew to MSY to visit family I could fly UA with their A32X/752 or WN with their 737Classics.

Does DL have any aircraft based/stationed in LAX?
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