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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 62206

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

I thought they were restarting AUS with the 788, not the 789? Press release says the 789. Interesting that they’ve blocked 1st, as having premiere seats in this market was one of the reasons they switched from the 788 in the first place. Some seats in premium classes will appear blocked unless you ...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18026

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

oldJoe wrote:
....retaining the new BER terminal as a loco operation ?

Converting a multi billion-dollar building into a locomotive shed is when I translate the word loco from Spanish: crazy

This issue here is your misunderstanding of the term "loco"....

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

AC4500 wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
I can see MX trying MSY-PDX with the A223 a few times a week.


Speaking of A220s, I’m surprised DL hasn’t put one on SEA-MSY.

DL had flown SEA-MSY before COVID. I believe it was a Saturday-only flight with the A319.

:checkmark: Launched February 2018.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

jbpdx wrote:
Alaska has scrapped PDX-MSY.

How can you tell: zeroed out?

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

LGWMCO was, I thought seasonal post covid summer only so this is interesting Other way around. LGW-MCO has been flown for decades; LHR-MCO is the new one, due to covid. Apparently, both worked well in tandem, so they're keeping them. Either that, or it's to not lose pax to VS, who also started LHR-...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 217
Views: 20265

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

“We’re still going to fly 50-seat jets to small communities throughout the country to make sure they’re still connected to our global hub network,” airline chief commercial officer Andrew Nocella said in June. “But we’re no longer going to use small jets to fly to large communities. Hmm, should've ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

DLPMMM wrote:
I can’t imagine BA will start all these flights on November 1 without the USA reciprocity in place.

They'll be launching some of them (e.g. SAN, AUS, etc) next week, so seems they're pretty confident in that... much more so all the November/December ones.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

Mods, following this evenings UK FO announcement, is this thread going to be appropriate for wider global destinations, rather than just the over pond stuff? The thread is titled " BA gives official clarity as to . . . routes " and the only reason the "over the pond stuff" is fe...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

I understand the opportunity cost argument, but it doesn't seem entirely consistent with the thesis that tourism is part of the recipe for success in secondary US markets. BA ought to be a lot stronger for British/European point of sale than AC, TS, or WS. Maybe the point is really that you need go...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

AAtakeMeAway wrote:
What was the second carrier for AUS-LON? Norwegian?

Correct.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

it surprises me a little bit that YYC isn't returning because there's sort of a similar dynamic there. I guess maybe the Canadian Rockies aren't a big draw for Europeans? Quite the opposite. YYC had four concurrent airlines (AC, WS, TS, BA) offering scheduled nonstops to LON before the pandemic. In...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

What's BA's draw to AUS, MSY, and BNA? Same as to any other city: a combination of business and leisure, with all three having a good mix of both. Do the routes stand well on their own or is it partially tied to the local airport authorities forking over $$ as was the trend before COVID? In other w...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

No news on EWR-LHR? Now I’m starting to wonder if they’ve left for good at this point. EWR and JFK are listed together as NYC in this P.R. LHR-EWR resumes November 1, 2021. LCY-JFK is canceled. LGW-JFK is canceled. LHR-LAS 1x daily starting November 1 In addition to that, scheduled LGW-LAS is also ...

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PANAMsterdam wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Increases from LCY to European ports, most notably 64 weekly to AMS

Sorry Britain

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/10/t ... ivers-nos/

....what does that have to do with what's being discussed here?

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

The post is a bit vague on when those remaining routes will be starting. That is, it states: "We are set to fly to more destinations than any other transatlantic carrier and by December will be operating:....Re-starting routes to Austin, Orlando, Tampa, San Diego, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Nashvil...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

aviationjunky wrote:
LHR-IAD (Baltimore) has already restarted 2x daily

IAD is Dulles
BWI is Baltimore.

Both are co-terminals of the Washington, D.C. metro area, but two separate airports.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

What’s left in the US? SJC, PIT, CHS, PDX. Did I miss any? PDX never started. My understanding was BA was going to resume SJC. Is that not correct? In North America: PIT, CHS, and YYC will not be returning. PDX never started, and is scratched. SJC is in the schedules to return March 27, 2022.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

The post is a bit vague on when those remaining routes will be starting. That is, it states: "We are set to fly to more destinations than any other transatlantic carrier and by December will be operating:....Re-starting routes to Austin, Orlando, Tampa, San Diego, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Nashvil...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12032

BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

BA's FBook page has given some much-desired clarity on route resumptions, with a few announcements that (while in the schedule) hadn't been officially made before. https://www.facebook.com/britishairways/posts/10161070036495830 Highlights include: US/Canada: In addition to services already operating...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23760

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

[nd the B787-8 (quite a good frame but no longer commanding orders...) Don't know if we can make that claim just yet... AA placed a decent order for them in 2018, and in the time since, a few have trickled in here and there, including this year. We'll have to wait and see when demand actually recov...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6308

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

In general, probably not, seeing as we don't know if the modified flaps will be applied to other variants going forward. BUT.... there may be some airline-specific configuration selections that make it obvious which-is-which, even to an external viewer. A current example would be SQ's A359s: you can...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23760

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

I would also add the fact that, for Airbus to be competitive on this area, it would be another loss making A220 order... how many can they have? I am sure they are not making much money (if at all) on ITA's one and Air France's is probably narrow too. So many more factors than just a direct loss (a...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL International BOS Additions
Replies: 90
Views: 17423

Re: DL International BOS Additions

Fun seeing DL poke AA a bit with this move (albeit indirectly). Indeed, but this could also have the effect of helping bolster AA's argument against the DOJ (assuming they take it that far, which appears at this point to be the case)... ...they're already by far the weakest of the Big3 in the NYC m...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23760

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

For the regional jet replacement, they will be mad to choose anything over the Airbus A220. In a perfect world yes... but depends on how soon they want them. At this point, it's appears to more and more unlikely that an airline placing a large order, would get them less than a half-decade out. Then...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 437
Views: 51983

Re: Qatar to resume A380 ops from November

Boiler905 wrote:
Probably expect to see them back on SYD/MEL/LHR.

Certainly not expecting them to see them anywhere near SYD/MEL any time soon....

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 337
Views: 76289

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Maybe have fighting chance at FLL. SWF, I'm skeptical, but don't know enough about the NYC market fragmentation. They're going to burn cash like they soaked it in gasoline, on ONT-OSL. Who on Earth is going to fly that (to where), when LAX has roundtrips all spring-summer next year to London/Paris/I...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pre 1978 deregulation act
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Pre 1978 deregulation act

Airlines weren't nationalized, for the most part they were still private operators. Domestic air authorities, for all intents and purposes, were though. The following is a gross oversimplification of the concept and not technically accurate: but the general idea is that instead of simply showing the...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN6509 MSY-BWI engine failure 9/26/21
Replies: 3
Views: 3173

Re: WN6509 MSY-BWI engine failure 9/26/21

From a person who was on that flight, on the MSY Spotters Fbook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116027141078 " We were on this flight. During takeoff, left engine hit a bunch of birds. The left side of the plane began vibrating and was a normally loud. Pilot explained what happened, told ...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 10252

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

I but San Jose is actually the bigger city Which means absolutely nothing, in an aviation context. The money, in terms of air travel, is at SFO. Several airlines have been able to eek out a justifiable premium by flying longhaul to or attempting to hub at SJC, but plenty of others (notably AA and L...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
You can see the tiny lavatory with a toilet that is not centered because it is so tight.

I'm still waiting for the inevitable ADA lawsuit over these things, and am somewhat shocked that it hasn't happened already.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

On a happier note, it is worth noting that they've brought back New Orleans, Tampa, Nashville, and San Jose (SJC) as dedicated pages for their North American operations page! https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/destinations/new-orleans/flights-to-new-orleans Doesn't mean anything official, but a go...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

It may be the Louisiana way to not expect better, but, the sad fact of the matter is that the NOAB is completely broke after the North terminal project, and then the crushing traffic loss of the pandemic, to the point that they can't even pay for the demo of the portions of the old South terminal t...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

I'd like to see Delta slowly weed out the foreign aircraft in its fleet and replace them with North American equipment. You do know the A320 family uses around 40% content of American made parts? But the name 'Airbus' (and NOT Boeing) is slapped on the side of every ship. Which one is more patrioti...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Every time they make progress towards fleet standardization, they lose focus a short time later and regress. Massive number of 321 and 321N are coming......focus Ed, focus. Stay the course Why? Regardless as to this site's obsession with the concept: "commonality" doesn't mean much, once ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 62206

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

This doesn't apply if you have status, which will cover most flyers in business, at least from the UK end. Except that BA doesn't solely carry UK O&D, and applying such a ridiculous concept to up to half of your potential catchment-- isn't exactly the most logical business plan, particularly wh...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Is Boeing not a corporation in this context? I'd hazard a guess that Boeing has more hands in the congressional cookie jar than do the airlines. What makes you assume that whatever politicians Boeing has in its pocket, could somehow impact DL more than the politicians the latter would be funding? ....

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

I get your point but consider the paradox: "the only thing that'd make me comfortable with the idea of stepping on that thing, would be yearsss of operation under more carriers, with more units...". You would only feel comfortable flying in one when a lot of airlines have used them but ye...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

WidebodyPTV wrote:
I wouldn't be shocked if DL minimizes its exposure to the MAX / NEO and waits for the next gen replacement.

....if one were to call 155 firm orders + 95 options for the NEO, "minimized." :wink2:

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Are looking to avoid the MAX because of its history or because of the layout some airline have gone with? The former. I don't trust it, wouldn't feel safe on it, and will not be riding one any time soon. I don't care what Boeing/FAA claim to have done; the only thing that'd make me comfortable with...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service
Replies: 36
Views: 4637

Re: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service

This will get messy and pedantic unless you provide some qualifiers. As in, metro population vs city population. Small island defined by square mileage? Small island by population? Also, may want to clarify whether pax or any? ....probably some obscure cargo port in an otherwise small population ce...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17553

DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Article sums it up: https://airlineweekly.com/2021/09/delta-ceo-says-place-for-boeings-737-max-in-fleet/ I still doubt they'll do it without getting MRO on that specific engine variant from CFM. Personally hope that neither happens, as it's nice to have a major airline option that allows avoidance o...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.austintexas.gov/news/britis ... on-service
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BA announced the resumption of SAN last weekend, and this morning announced the resumption of AUS.

So, for MSY and BNA, here's hoping!

https://www.austintexas.gov/news/britis ... on-service

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

How much of MSY traffic is Louisiana O/D and New Orleans leisure? For a MSY-bound tourist (or business person), flying CM meant 2 additional hotel nights, the arrival night and the night before the morning departure. I mean, what's really to say: The setup was clearly meant to maximize connections ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 62206

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

This doesn't apply if you have status, which will cover most flyers in business, at least from the UK end. Except that BA doesn't solely carry UK O&D, and applying such a ridiculous concept to up to half of your potential catchment-- isn't exactly the most logical business plan, particularly wh...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

LightningZ71 wrote:
both because projections were showing that the traffic would never justify it

That seems to be a rather odd conclusion, especially considering the explosive growth seen 2015-2020.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 62206

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

If sadness had a seat assignment, it would be in the aft end of a BA 787. Oh no, premium classes too, as BA still retains the incomprehensibly daft policy of forcing even people who pay mid-4 figures and above for a business seat, to fork over an extra $150+ in each direction to pick seats. I could...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

Also, its PTY-MSY evenings, MSY-PTY mornings schedule wasn't really attractive. Definitely disagree with that part. It worked quite well, if you were MSY O&D (which by their own inaugural admission, is what they were after), as it maximized cnnxs in both directions. What limited it was their le...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 49102

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

With the scheduled relaunch of the SIN-EWR nonstop this fall, is JFK losing its nonstop, or will they both be operated in tandem?

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by LAX772LR
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

It really is a great facility from the passenger perspective. Indeed. Just wish they'd made it bigger. And wider (at least the corridor from TSA to the concourses). Anyone have a rendering of what the full ~45 gates are supposed to look like? I've always assumed it'd look like the finger, at LGA's ...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 37403

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2021

NolaMD88fan wrote:
It really is a great facility from the passenger perspective.

Indeed. Just wish they'd made it bigger.

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