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by msycajun
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 52
Views: 3897

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

Probably NK. Seems like a good market for them to hit up the leisure routes. That was my first thought as well, but I wonder if it might be G4. Apparently the rumor is they're announcing new bases at BNA and ABE and expansion at others (if it hasn't been announced already), so a new city would fit ...

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Apologies if this has already been discussed.... Allegiant has extended their schedule into May. Overall seems that they've rebound quite well considering all of the other ULCC competition. CVG extended into spring mostly 2 weekly, but 4 weekly around Mardi Gras and 4 weekly starting late April SDF ...

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by msycajun
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

SunsetLimited wrote:
I’d bet my savings on a 2020 opening for the new terminal. Fall would literally take a miracle.


What makes you say that? Another major issue?

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by msycajun
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Reading John Folses post on his twitter he seems to hint at a late fall opening ... so it seem like november opening date is in the cards which the airport director hinted to as well in the first episode on airport youtube channel... so my guess is sometime between halloween and thanksgiving Anyone...

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by msycajun
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2561

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

An easy solution would be to tax jet fuel and use that funding to replace landing fees or per passenger charges. That would encourage higher average gauges, more efficient operations, and more efficient/newer aircraft, while keeping the average costs to airlines/consumers flat. Alas, the simplest so...

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by msycajun
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I disagree with your opinion here.. a lot of traffic will be added to this portion of veterans.. heading west on vets from williams or veterans exit or taking a left from airport road onto vets... the airport plans to utilize this route for employee parking shuttles, long term economy parking garag...

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by msycajun
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting comments from MSY's social media (mostly stuff we already knew): "Some of the current terminal will remain including the Parabola Lobby and Concourse D (which will be used for charter operations). The garages and rental car facility will also continue to be used when the new termina...

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by msycajun
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

AA certainly seems to be determined to become the top legacy carrier in the market and should be poised to fully overtake DL once the MAX issues are solved. Really the only thing missing for them now is NYC service. Anecdotally the frequent weather and corresponding cancellations at DFW give them a ...

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by msycajun
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9030

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribbean Extensions/Increases

Minor nitpick, but AA does serve LAX-MSY. Is it seasonal? I looked at AA.com before posting and did not see any nonstops currently offered. I doubt that is the reason AA doesn't run BNA-PHX. I would think the more likely reason is because WN runs 3-4 daily BNA-PHX with Southwest hub like things on ...

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by msycajun
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Well as of their official announcement of longhaul program for 2020, MSY is not on the list. Hoping it will be added back like last year, but still very odd that it was not included if the performance is as good as it seems. My impression is that it is more skewed towards MSY-based travelers and few...

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by msycajun
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

CM: 70.2% full outbound (MSY-PTY) 1567 pax/2232 seats 91.7% full inbound (PTY-MSY) 1933 pax/2108 seats Isn't the first time we've seen a disparity like this for [email protected]. I'm wondering what causes it; best guess is a surge in demand on one of the days they don't fly? ...of course the obvious followup...

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by msycajun
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% over two years

I suspect this is a misquote from NK's press release yesterday: "As of July 2019, Spirit will have grown nearly 50 percent in Las Vegas compared to its capacity only two years earlier. " In other words, NK has grown 50% over the past two years, not that they are growing 50% over the next t...

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by msycajun
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123956

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Where is the NK order? They must be playing hardball, between Boeing and Airbus. They need to order at least 150-200 frames to continue the growth. NK is one of the largest known orders out there. IAG was a surprise, expected next year. AF/KLM is overall expected to order more than NK, but will neg...

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

F9 is also adding CVG-MSY 2 weekly (Mon-Fri) starting November 15. However DEN is being reduced to 4 weekly, likely in response to NK's entry and WN/UA going 3 daily. SAT appears to be going seasonal. Interesting to think that CVG will have up to 5 weekly flights, while IND, CMH and PIT can't seem t...

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
msycajun wrote:
Allegiant is announcing GRR-MSY

Cool!

What's the source?

Already loaded on their website

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Allegiant is announcing GRR-MSY 2 weekly (Thurs/Sun) starting in October. Certainly a surprising add.

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4333

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

Jshank83 wrote:
rufusmi wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
Looks like JAX and MSY


Source? G4?


They are on G4s website starting october. Assuming those are new.


Yep, those are new routes. Certainly not a route I expected to see, but hopefully a success!

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123956

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

grbauc wrote:
BlueSky1976 wrote:
Air Lease orders 23 A321LR + 27 A321XLR + 50 A220-300.



Nice bump for the A220-300


Has there been any indication which airlines will end up operating these?

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by msycajun
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 5883

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Just a heads up, it appears NK has extended their schedule to mid February.

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by msycajun
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB
Replies: 27
Views: 3663

Re: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB

I'm sure the proximate cause of the route being dropped is a lack of pilots. 3M really needs to get a new contract and hasten the transition to the ATRs. That being said I wish they would try to connect some of these stations to MSY. They need a hub within range of the ATR, with enough UA and B6 fli...

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41063

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

To me Delta is redefining the term focus city and applying it liberally to get some free press. Get back to me when they start announcing routes that would suggest a real focus city. RDU and CVG fit the definition in my mind, but I haven't seen anything apart from larger Sky Clubs to suggest a DL f...

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41063

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

To me Delta is redefining the term focus city and applying it liberally to get some free press. Get back to me when they start announcing routes that would suggest a real focus city. RDU and CVG fit the definition in my mind, but I haven't seen anything apart from larger Sky Clubs to suggest a DL fo...

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by msycajun
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

ICYMI: NK is adding daily service to BNA on October 10. 320 aircraft:
BNA - MSY: 9:10AM - 10:35AM
MSY - BNA: 12:05PM - 1:30PM

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by msycajun
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93737

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd bet MSY is on the list as well.

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by msycajun
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

If you or someone you know has or currently works at the airport - beware of people lurking on this thread looking for comments regarding the MSY leadership team. If it’s not a positive comment, they are out to get you. Consider this a public service advisory. How petty to those who would do such a...

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by msycajun
Thu May 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 216
Views: 27869

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Doing a quick look through the schedules for MSY, it seems like some of our longer routes are reduced for part of the extension but come back later in December. OAK and SAN for example only flying on Sundays and DEN and LAX reduced from 3>2. I suspect maybe those are routes planned to be flown with...

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by msycajun
Thu May 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 216
Views: 27869

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Doing a quick look through the schedules for MSY, it seems like some of our longer routes are reduced for part of the extension but come back later in December. OAK and SAN for example only flying on Sundays and DEN and LAX reduced from 3>2. I suspect maybe those are routes planned to be flown with ...

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by msycajun
Wed May 29, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

and SJC have traditionally had strong ties to AA with the latter also having a strong AS presence to help fill the planes. That route is the most confounding of all! According to the data posted earlier, MSY is actually of higher yield than the 4class SJC, and also (despite being 2xWk less frequenc...

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by msycajun
Wed May 29, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

BA: 88.5% full outbound (MSY-LHR) 4168 pax/4708 seats 86.3% full inbound (LHR-MSY) 4063 pax/4708 seats 87.4% full combined 8231 pax/9416 seats Part of me wants to think that this is the perfect market equilibrium that a network airline would love to have/maintain/sustain on a longhaul route... ...b...

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by msycajun
Wed May 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DE and LH are so integrated right now, it's basically like having LH flying here already. The only thing lacking is the hard product in the biz class cabin. Hoping LH is allowed by regulators to purchase DE. Would be a win win for all involved. I don't quite agree. While it would be a plus for some...

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by msycajun
Wed May 08, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:

What are the two gates on the left for? Widebodies?


There will eventually be six bridges on that concourse. Five will be international capable and I think three are designed for widebodies.

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by msycajun
Tue May 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you guys think about MSY offering a private terminal like this for travelers? Isn't that basically what NEW is for? Between that and the current south terminal being used for charters, seems like non-public flights are well accommodated. No this is a new concept.. what it does is its almost...

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by msycajun
Tue May 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DJSNOLA wrote:
What do you guys think about MSY offering a private terminal like this for travelers?

Isn't that basically what NEW is for? Between that and the current south terminal being used for charters, seems like non-public flights are well accommodated.

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by msycajun
Sun May 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Well TS is showing up in the OAG: 2 weekly MSY-YUL November-April with a 737-800. This checks a big destination off my list and nice to see a new airline in the market. Hopefully it does well enough to go year-round. I wonder if AC will respond or if WS might be prompted to take another look at MSY.

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
msycajun wrote:
a conversation recently about transatlantic service.

Out of curiosity: between who? Just the general public?

Oh, yeah general public, meant to write that. I always find it interesting to hear how much the average local traveler keeps up with the service offerings.

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

AA just extending their schedules for DFW-SAP and DFW-TGU beyond the seasonal period, but they're still not going daily to either... from a superhub. :eek: I wonder if that's indicative of the overall market, and a bad sign for MSY ever getting either one of those back on a nonstop any time that's ...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Given that Allegiant is planning to start scheduled leisure international service and there's been talk about them adding one-stop routings, I wonder if they might use MSY as a way to connect airports that either don't have quite enough demand or lack an FIS. Perhaps something like SDF or USA-MSY-CU...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3893

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

Official release: https://www.silverairways.com/about-silver/press-room/article/2019/04/22/newly-transformed-and-customer-focused-silver-airways-makes-history-with-first-new-atr-600-series-flight-in-united-states Says they are taking 5 more 42s and 3 72s this year. Total of 20 by end of 2020. Will b...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24768

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

I wonder if they will try to get some of those MEX slots that WN returned, or if that is even possible at this point.

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3893

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

It looks like today might be the first day of revenue service for the ATR. Silver hinted at it on their social media recently. FlightRadar shows N400SV doing FLL-EYW-MCO today...I don't see it on there yet, but I think it's also scheduled to do MCO-FLL-PNS overnighting at PNS. I'm sure they want one...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DL capacity numbers are off. Every route saw an increase in capacity, no routes dropped, but lower overall capacity? Edit, same issue on passengers. These are the numbers DL reported to the government, so no way to recalculate anything unfortunately. It seems the error is in the spreadsheet - the s...

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2492

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU

I figured that much, I just didn't know if there was enough slack in 3M's network to allow them to send frames to SJU and/or enough demand on Seaborne's part to support sending them there. I'd imagine there's plenty of slack, at least in the Saab fleet, right now. Remember just a couple of years ag...

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by msycajun
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I've heard the garage will be ready by July, so an August opening would time out well for that. We'll see if that August date holds firm. i actually think considering the status of the airport thats what they are waiting for to finish.. otherwise no reason to push opening back to august otherwise O...

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by msycajun
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Yeah, with all of the new capacity this summer, the current terminal will be a mess. I wonder if they will bring back any of the jet bridges that were moved? At any rate, something needs to be done about parking and access - I wonder if there is any way to use some of the parking on the north side a...

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by msycajun
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport already moved two jetways off of C which is really making ops difficult for several airlines on that concourse. Plus they've removed one from D. I can't imagine they'd do that knowing it's not opening until August unless something major in the past week has came to light. If this is tru...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus and Boeing aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 6993

Re: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus aircraft

Hm, I wonder who might be taking the aircraft... Coincidence this is being announced the same day as B6's announcement?

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Silver on the other hand has a much more comprehensive booking system plus extensive codesharing and interline agreements. They'd surely do much better than GLO. The new ATRs are significantly faster and cheaper to operate as well. ...now if only they'd start what they announce. :irked: Ive lost co...

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Whatever happened to GLO Airlines? I know they shut down in late 2017-early 2018, but was it due to not filling up planes enough or other reasons? I thought their route map out of MSY (MEM, HSV, LIT, SHV) seemed decent and I felt like BHM, JAN, JAX, MGM, CHA, and TYS may have also fit their route m...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 89269

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thought i would see if anyone had any further details on airline gate assignments for the new terminal yet. Below were some of my assumptions. It sounds like Delta and Spirit will be utilizing Concourse C. Thought i saw someone mention on here at one point or another United potentially using C as w...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 8876

Re: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes

I don't see PVD-MSY lasting long, they're making the same mistake F9 made by flying it in the fall instead of the spring when demand is high. PVD-LAS should do well, WN flew it for many years Second this. Don't see PVD-MSY lasting past the fall since F9 failed last trying it. It certainly wasn't a ...

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