MSYtristar
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Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Thu Apr 12, 2001 12:13 pm

between New Orleans and some European city? Don't tell me the city cannot support a weekly nonstop to Europe. NOL is a popular place to visit from Europe. I would think Paris would be a logical route, considering all the similarities between the two cities. But, I've been waiting for years, and it hasen't happened yet. I've had to settle with the occasional charter flight coming in from Europe. It is my sincere hope that AF will put a 763 on the CDG-MSY route, once a week, in the near future. If not AF, then BA to London. Basically, we'll take any airline at this point. So if there's an airline out there that would like to start a MSY-Europe flight, please step forward. It would be well-received for sure.

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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Thu Apr 12, 2001 12:25 pm

Once a week flights hardly make any sense except in markets where the service is an absolute must, yet only 1 weekly flight can be supported (such as some of CO Mike's routes). 3 or 4 times weekly is where is starts to make sense, and it looks like (at least now) that 600-900 seats a week (3-4 767 flights) can't be filled on that route, profitably.
 
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Thu Apr 12, 2001 4:00 pm

Too my understanding , back in the 80's or 70's BA served New Orleans . The flight went London-New Orleans and continued on to Mexico City , apparently the flight wasnt succesfull and it was discontinued. I really dont see a Euro airline entering the New Orleans market at the moment but BA or Air France wouldnt be so odd . Or even LTU which sometimes offer service to some surprising destinations.
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Thu Apr 12, 2001 4:16 pm

What airlines have hubs @MSY?
 
MSYtristar
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Thu Apr 12, 2001 10:38 pm

No airlines have hubs at MSY. Southwest has by far the largest operation, with 58 flights a day, including nonstops to LAX, LAS, PHX, and SAN in the West. CO has 18 flights a day including 757 service to IAH, and DL has like 20 (also 4 comair's) mainline jets including 767's to ATL. So no hub, but we have decent service. Internationally, not much. We have a daily AC 737 to YYZ, a 4x weekly Lacsa 737 to CUN, and a 5x weekly Taca 737 to SAP. Plus scheduled twice-weekly charters to MBJ and CUN.


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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Thu Apr 12, 2001 11:01 pm

You can't attract the biz traveller with weekly service...Daily service via the east coast or Atlanta is much better.
In that case, NOLA can't support a European route.

P.S. Any similiarity of Paris and New Orleans was lost just after the Louisiana purchase--they are NOTHING alike!
 
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Fri Apr 13, 2001 4:46 am

New Orleans and Paris are nothing alike? That's a good one! Visit the place one day and see for yourself! N.O is the most European city in America, bar none. Please become knowledgeable on the city before you make statements like that. The city of N.O and the whole state ooozes French influence. And that's the final word.


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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Fri Apr 13, 2001 5:32 am

I wonder why there is so little service to MSY overall. I mean even from Boston there are no nonstops, let alone from Paris. I know a lot of people I work with who go to conventions in NO every year...and it takes them 6 hours or more to get there. I wonder if it could be the largest under-served city in the country.
 
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Fri Apr 13, 2001 11:55 am

What do you mean N.O. is the most European city in North America?

What exactly do you mean by European (English, French, German, etc. are all different)?

If you mean French, then doesn't Montreal, not to mention other Quebec cities, obviously beat New Orleans?
 
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Fri Apr 13, 2001 12:03 pm

Worldvoyager you are sooo right about Montreal. It's almost more French than France.

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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Fri Apr 13, 2001 12:25 pm

The Parisien French regard Quebec French as not real French!!!Also,Toronto is rather English.
 
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Fri Apr 13, 2001 12:43 pm

Yes, there are always French tourists in New Orléans. However they're not buying the high-priced tickets that an airline would need to turn a profit. Also, there would need to be a considerable freight market to fill the belly of any a/c making that run to really make money.

I think the best you'll see for now is what's on offer from US and UA...direct MSY-CDG flights via CLT and IAD respectively.
 
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Fri Apr 13, 2001 12:56 pm

I'd have to disagree that New Orleans is the largest under-served US city. I'd have to say it's San Diego. But this in itself could become a topic of its own.
 
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RE: Why Not A Weekly Flight...

Mon Apr 23, 2001 12:21 pm

The Parisien French regard Quebec French as not real French!!!Also,Toronto is rather English.

That's quite a generalisation. Even if it was true, wouldn't it be the same thing with the cajun French in Louisiana?

BTW, Toronto is not in Quebec.