MSYtristar
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Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:17 am

From American:

"For us to be holding the line in a market that has actually gotten smaller since the hurricane shows our committment to New Orleans. We've done our best to help New Orleans out."

From Continental:

"Our take is that New Orleans is seeing steady growth. It may be not as fast as New Orleans would like, but the enplanements continue to climb. It's now behaving like a growing market."

From Delta -

"We had our own Katrina up here in Atlanta called bankruptcy. Delta is not as large in New Orleans. Well, we're not as larger as we were in other cities. It's not just a New Orleans phenomenon. We're starting to release our capacity to add more service back in to New Orleans."

From Southwest -

"We will continue to monitor demand there. We have known that there has been a desire to have more flights in New Orleans, and we feel that we have been adding flights as quickly as we can."

A couple of interesting points:

* Delta held its North American sales meeting in New Orleans last month, brigning in 250 sales agents.

* American, Continental, and Delta have been working closely with the convention bureau to schedule extra flights or put larger planes on routes when conventions or special events need it.

* American and Continental have scheduled meetings with the airport to look at bringing in more service.

* Some airlines were still using pre-Katrina market data for New Orleans as of last month.
 
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:22 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
We had our own Katrina up here in Atlanta called bankruptcy.

Wow. That reminds me of when Ken Lay compared Enron's woes to 9/11 -- not really the same thing, guys. I can't tell, is this hubris, or just jackassery?
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:36 am

Quoting N844AA (Reply 1):
I can't tell, is this hubris, or just jackassery?

I'm not really sure. That quote sort of confused me.
 
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:40 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
From Delta -

"We had our own Katrina up here in Atlanta called bankruptcy.

Yeah, that was a pretty piggish comment.
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:02 am

I think he was referring to the fact it was a 'disaster.'
Katrina was bad, but hardly the end of the world. The Tsunami in Asia killed over 150,000 people--just to put it in perspective.

It would be helpful at MSY if they would open more security lines---it can take about 25-40 minutes to clear it at peak times.

Also, there is something like one bar and one restaurant open at the airport. There is actually more choice in Omaha than New Orleans. I see the facitlities there...and there are enough passengers--just curious why they don't open.
 
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:10 am

Quoting Gregtx (Reply 4):
I think he was referring to the fact it was a 'disaster.'
Katrina was bad, but hardly the end of the world. The Tsunami in Asia killed over 150,000 people--just to put it in perspective.

Of course he was using it that way...the question is if that was a good idea. I think most people would agree that relating Bankruptcy to any natural disaster that killed thousands of people is a bad idea. I'm not sure why you even bothered to bring the Tsunami into the picture, as it's not relevent except for the fact that it too was a natural disaster. It's never a good idea to try and deminish people's suffering by relating what you feel is someone else's greater suffering. It just makes people defensive, angry, and hurt.
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting Gregtx (Reply 4):
Also, there is something like one bar and one restaurant open at the airpor

In the main terminal area, all that is open is a Popeye's, Acme Oyster House, a Beignet shop, and a couple of bars. More are open in the terminals, but it's still way down from before.

Quoting Gregtx (Reply 4):
-just curious why they don't open.

Probably still a difficulty in finding workers. That has been a huge problem sicne the storm and a key reason why so many places are still closed.
 
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:36 am

Well, the airlines will schedule service as demand warrents. As enplanements increase, so will the service freq.
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:05 am

Quoting Gregtx (Reply 4):
It would be helpful at MSY if they would open more security lines---it can take about 25-40 minutes to clear it at peak times.

It has never taken me anywhere near that long to get through security, but the TSA could definately stand to open lines, particularly given that their staff seem to just stand around all the time.

Quoting Gregtx (Reply 4):
Also, there is something like one bar and one restaurant open at the airport.

Wrong, as usual. There is a bar/restaurant open landside, along with West Beingets and Popeyes, as well as PJ's Coffee. Subway among others is open in Concourse B, the various food stands in A are open (selection there was never great), The snack bar, Creole Carvery, Grove Snacks and Atrium Bar are all open in Concourse C (again, what was there before).
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RE: Quotes From Airline Execs Regarding MSY

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting N844AA (Reply 1):
jackassery

I like the new word!!!

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