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by Nola
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 96
Views: 17693

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

The integration through the JV and benefits it provides to AM (and DL) will survive the reorganization. DL will lose it's equity, or most of it, but equity is only important in three situations: 1. voting rights (but as a 49% shareholder, DL is still a minority shareholder and cannot control the vot...

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by Nola
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Very glad to see the taxiway extension proceeding along. Once things get back to normal, the decision to extend the taxiway will be very beneficial to airfield ops. AA and WN have definitely been the beneficiaries of the slow response to increased demand by UA and DL here at MSY. NK appears to be g...

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by Nola
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Very glad to see the taxiway extension proceeding along. Once things get back to normal, the decision to extend the taxiway will be very beneficial to airfield ops. AA and WN have definitely been the beneficiaries of the slow response to increased demand by UA and DL here at MSY. NK appears to be g...

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by Nola
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Routes resuming: Delta Aug 1 - DTW, LAX, MSP, JFK Sep 1 - LGA United Oct 1 - SFO Delta is painfully slow. Did United announce EWR and DEN restarting already? Must have missed that. Saw ORD is back in July. Given that there aren't any festivals for the rest of the year and likely no conventions (I t...

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by Nola
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19160

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Didn't he leave with a no compete clause? I had heard RA left delta before the last US election thinking that Hilary was going to win the presidency and she was going to Name RA as the head of Transportation for her administration. Needless to say that did not happen.... and the Amtrax job became a...

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by Nola
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19160

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Didn't he leave with a no compete clause? I had heard RA left delta before the last US election thinking that Hilary was going to win the presidency and she was going to Name RA as the head of Transportation for her administration. Needless to say that did not happen.... and the Amtrax job became a...

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by Nola
Fri May 29, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 335504

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

DL confirmed that the JV is over but extensive code share will remain: “Alitalia SkyBonus Program Changes Delta and Air France KLM’s trans-Atlantic joint venture immunity (ATI) with Alitalia expired on May 20, 2020. Alitalia, a member of SkyTeam, remains an important airline partner for Delta and Ai...

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by Nola
Fri May 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260957

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

There is definitely opportunity to reconfigure operations and to accelerate construction at SLC, LGA and LAX. With the reduced footprint needed for the next year or more, construction should move faster and be cheaper because whole sections can be torn down without having to deal with ongoing operat...

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by Nola
Thu May 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 335504

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

The skybonus page no longer lists Alitalia. the sky miles "partner" page still shows earning on Alitalia as Tier 1.

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by Nola
Thu May 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260957

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air ... tid=More-1
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Looks like the slowdown may lead to quicker construction at LAX, SLC and LGA. https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air ... tid=More-1

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by Nola
Wed May 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 41445

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... 04c882af06
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x1234 wrote:
Is the A340 retired yet at AF? How about the 744 at KLM? The future of AF-KLM is massive twins as evidenced by Air Canada.


Both types are now to be retired.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... 04c882af06

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by Nola
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Airlines, their employees and others in aviation pay a lot of taxes, many billions a year. That tax money should be used now to help them. These people are also tax payers. So tax payer money is also their money. it's not just VS employees that one has to consider. It's the ancillary businesses tha...

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by Nola
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Again Virgin is essentially DL UK in a JV. VS serves routes that are lower yielding or extra capacity needed non-stop from the US via LHR. This includes LOS, JNB & CPT in Africa, TLV in the Middle East, DEL/BOM in India and of course PVG & HKG (due to DL's board seat on MU/China Eastern in ...

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by Nola
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/ ... db7ba.html
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New Orleans airport has third-most TSA agents stricken with coronavirus among U.S. airports

https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/ ... db7ba.html

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by Nola
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

The airlines seem to have come to terms with the US Government on the terms of grants/loans as part of the stimulus package, which also contains funds for airports. I saw that ATL is expected to get 300+ million. Any word on what MSY might be in line for?

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by Nola
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think everyone needs to understand what the UK gov't is seeing - injecting money into VS would mean 49% of that money being for or helping DL, which is a US based company (I'm not saying the money gets transferred to DL - just that it supports DL operation as half of VS belongs to DL). Before VS ...

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by Nola
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

VS is its own juridical entity organized as a corporation (limited company in the UK). The funds stay with the entity. Shareholders own capital, but don't get the capital out without a dividend or special distribution. Part of the problem of owning stock is that if there aren't any dividends, the o...

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by Nola
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think everyone needs to understand what the UK gov't is seeing - injecting money into VS would mean 49% of that money being for or helping DL, which is a US based company (I'm not saying the money gets transferred to DL - just that it supports DL operation as half of VS belongs to DL). Before VS ...

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by Nola
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

When the crews do eventually return in a few months - obviously from overseas - will they arrive at the NT for FIS? Or will they use old C and FIS will send some agents over there? Would have to be A-north. While I'm not sure if C-south has the physical capabilities to still process, the airport st...

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by Nola
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161979

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The thing is, even if Virgin failed, Delta will still be keeping BA honest on the route. United is also a worthy competitor to Newark. If Virgin failed, little would change in the market and that's the thing that will make the UK government think twice about jumping in to save it - the parallels wi...

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by Nola
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260957

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I think a number of comments don't reflect the nature of Joint Ventures. Saying that DL offloaded unprofitable routes and kept the profitable ones ignores the fact that DL shares all of the revenue AND expenses on JV flights with their respective JV partners. DL may take some routes, partners may ta...

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by Nola
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1416
Views: 335504

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

AZ was not being used as a feeder carrier. Rather, the JV was attempting to coordinate the deployment of their respective assets as equals and did not see any profitability in flying FCO-SFO. The reason why AZ flies mostly into other alliances’ hubs is that DL has larger crews based in their tradit...

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by Nola
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260957

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

CVG isn't a connecting DL hub? I was routed through there on EWR-CVG-LAX in late 2018 after the Holiday's. It surprisingly wasn't completely dead either. They literally post destinations at the gates for hours on end but both flights were fully loaded. I even got a glimpse of seeing the A220 while ...

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by Nola
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/new-orleans-airport-renovation-updates/?tid=curated_01&utm_uniqid=*%7CUNIQID%7C*&utm_source=TPG%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1071263&utm_usr=228090bf-e5a2-4b37-ab88-a5cb6a230992&utm_msg=7934d42ea3a94b338306f7a2ab84431d&u...

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by Nola
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21376

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

I really wish they finally bring all of SkyTeam under one roof in T4 and Star and other carriers in T1. Whats the point of DL having such a big operation and making people suffer by connecting between terminals? Renderings show there's going to be a connection between T1 and T4, so any passengers c...

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by Nola
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21376

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

United’s operation at EWR is impressive. I also think that the actual piers of terminal C are pretty nice and once the clubs are all renovated, those will be nice too. I also love JFK T4. It’s not perfect, especially the walk to the commuter jets. But it’s bright, airy, and pretty clean. I love the...

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by Nola
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

flew out thursday and back in saturday and I must say the cleanliness is getting better, still a ways to go but much better. Also, it was nice to see all the concessions i walked through were clean, tvs were working etc. all staff that i interacted with were great... the CLEAR lines were very well ...

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by Nola
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

An RFP is out for the airport to hire a service that provides live passenger counts at several areas of the airport so people can get live estimated wait times for things like wait times for security, tsa, customs etc... think thats a useful service to have. Also, I was thinking the airport should ...

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by Nola
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 205
Views: 23529

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

There’s also an ongoing environmental assessment to complete the expansion of T4 for Delta and friends. Pier A will expand substantially and produce something like 10-12 more gates, before T2 is torn down. Every airline wins in this scenario, as expected. That's good to hear, but how's the timing g...

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by Nola
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 36151

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

I’ve noticed that the terminal seems dirty—they NOAB needs to get on top of it quickly. What I haven’t encountered is a bottleneck getting into and out of the airport. Maybe it’s been the times I’ve been flying. The biggest problem I’ve encountered, though, besides the narrow walkways from security ...

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by Nola
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

It's on the airport facebook page too.

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by Nola
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I do think we are going to need those 7 additional gates (to 42) sooner rather than later.... I agree. Is there a bonding limit or some other reason that the gates weren't added when A was designed? Or is the most likely response to capacity concerns going to be moving Frontier/Spirit/Southwest to ...

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by Nola
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew in and out of the new airport this weekend. Getting there wasn't a problem, but I was flying early in the morning. I do think the concourses are too narrow--as is the walkway to the C concourse behind security. The SkyClub is WAY too small for the number of people that fly DL. I guess the airpo...

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by Nola
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 279
Views: 53276

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

There are several potential problems with operating Transavia from Madrid to South/Central America. Firstly, Transavia has no longhaul planes in the fleet. So they'd need to go through all the procedures for adding new types, gaining ETOPS approval etc. Secondly, some of the destination countries w...

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by Nola
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 279
Views: 53276

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Why can't AF-KL just start flying Transavia flights from Madrid to wherever to match up with the Latam feed?

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by Nola
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

“ Passengers should plan to arrive to the airport at least two hours ahead of their scheduled departure to allow enough time to check in, process through security and get to their gate.”

Rut roh

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by Nola
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 27984

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

This is probably a long shot, but I would welcome Richard Anderson coming back to the airline industry and taking over as AA's CEO. Ahahahahahaha 1. Richard Anderson is now at Amtrak 2. Things will become very awkward the next time he runs into Ed Bastian. There never was a public explanation for w...

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by Nola
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I was told today at the airport that while airline staff hasn’t been told anything, the best estimate is that the North Terminal will open in December, for whatever that’s worth.

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by Nola
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124005

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

What is going to happen at MIA? LATAM's presence was huge, basically a mini hub, will that switch over to ATL or will Delta start trying to build feed out of MIA to compliment the O+D. This is probably the craziest news I've heard in awhile. My guess is that MIA becomes an open city to the same ext...

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by Nola
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The Points Guy has a post on the North Terminal: https://thepointsguy.com/news/tpg-tours-new-orleans-airports-new-terminal-opening-nears/?tid=bottom_01&utm_uniqid=ef8a9b414d&utm_source=TPG+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d887e7eb4e-TPG_Curated_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_...

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by Nola
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.985424,-90.257746,3a,60y,87.35h,90.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFpAxkg6zfms7AfHm8IxadA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The half dome stays though, right? Just everything behind it and to the right goes. The upper will probably disappear too, no need for it, since its becoming offices....

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by Nola
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Will the NT have more parking spaces? Or about the same as the ST?

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by Nola
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Please tell me there plans for the industrial area in front of the new terminal. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Louis+Armstrong+New+Orleans+International+Airport/@29.9985431,-90.2554769,1099m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8620b7747a837831:0xfae3336b9ce9d1d0!8m2!3d29.9922012!4d-90.2590112 https://www...

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by Nola
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.nola.com/news/article_f1142 ... 29641.html

The drainage problems were anticipated, by the City of Kenner at least....
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https://www.nola.com/news/article_f1142 ... 29641.html

The drainage problems were anticipated, by the City of Kenner at least....

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by Nola
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The original proposal did have a third concourse to the east, but (1) it was never official selected, and (2) the expansion was still proposed for the west: the eastern part was set to be an original-build. http://www.flymsy.com/Images/Interior/map.jpg And also: https://airportimprovement.com/sites...

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by Nola
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I thought the original plan was that they could add an A concourse with gates on the tarmac side and a parallel D concourse on the other side of the airport to mirror it as expansion was needed. Is the A concourse wide enough to act as a connector between the main terminal and a new concourse and st...

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by Nola
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Any bets on how long it takes before the East Taxiway is moved and the East side of the North Terminal gets built out?

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by Nola
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam TATL 2020?
Replies: 61
Views: 9641

Re: Skyteam TATL 2020?

I personally consider it kind of a long shot, but folks from AF have had at least a couple meetings with some New Orleans business development organization, so I wouldn't be too surprised to see AF open up MSY-CDG in the next year or two. The last couple years have seen our first two TATL nonstops ...

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by Nola
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Of course, all we are working with is rumor and innuendo at this point. It still may open in the Fall.


Absolutely. My source is someone who works at the airport but not for the NOAB. I have no way to evaluate accuracy but simply pass the information along as a data point.

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by Nola
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 233093

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Most of us are expecting an opening in November, but no firm date has been issued yet.


For whatever its worth, I've heard that the opening may be pushed back to 2020. The sewer issue is reportedly not resolved.

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