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by msycajun
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 42
Views: 3337

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Right now they can charge higher fares because of the lack of fees. Allowing bags also speeds up the boarding process. If they added bag and change fees, they'd have to lower their fares to match other airlines, so the gains would be minimal, but the increase in complexity in the booking, check-in, ...

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by msycajun
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I wonder DE not being scheduled is related to the delay. Since they usually start up mid-May it would make sense to make sure that the first flight is scheduled for after the opening.

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by msycajun
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I'm glad to see that they are expanding the corridor to make 5 total gates international-capable. Hopefully we'll have some new routes to put them to good use.

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by msycajun
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I think the biggest issue I have is the lack of communication to the public. It's a common thing for area agencies to be unnecessarily secretive and it does not give the public confidence, even if they have a handle on the issues. While plenty of articles have come out detailing the potential issues...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 36
Views: 2766

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

I would not guess B6, more like F9 :-) That has long been the common rumor. I was somewhat joking, but with NK going more premium and acting more like a network carrier and B6 adding more fees, I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to find a happy medium between ULCC and legacy. NK would certainly ...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX
Replies: 19
Views: 3780

Re: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX

Looks like 3M lost the VCT bid it was hoping for: https://www.aviationpros.com/news/12430448/federal-government-taps-boutique-air-not-silver-airways-to-service-victoria-regional-airport They had even gone so far as to post job listings for VCT station managers. 3M officials were clearly not happy ab...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The NO AV board is well aware of several things: Passenger and flight operation growth has significantly outpaced their most optimistic projections for most of the last decade. The NT is not large enough to comfortably handle even modest growth projections going forward. They already wish that they...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 36
Views: 2766

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

Their 69th destination? Should be a great marketing tool for them :rotfl: They no longer do those marketing jokes. Anyone else noticed they are not referring to themselves as ULCC anymore in recent press releases??? Something big must be comming... I can see a Norwegian LCC with better service comm...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Lots of things on the board agenda for tomorrow. Changes to signatory and non-signatory carrier leases, concessions agreements, and another change order for the NT. Maybe we'll find out soon if the move-in date is changing.

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by msycajun
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

For what it’s worth, I’ve heard from several sources recently (past week) that the terminal opening is going to get pushed back to May at the earliest. I guess we’ll see. The airlines are still being told a 2/20 move in day but that might change soon. DL will be getting 5 gates and they’ll likely h...

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by msycajun
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX
Replies: 19
Views: 3780

Re: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX

... JAX-MSY/ORF in particular seem like no-brainers to me... Hmmm... I don't relish spending that much time in a prop. Hoping G4 brings back JAX-ORF. I understand most flights during the 8 week “trial” this summer we’re full out or darn close to it. Maybe, but I hear the ATRs are a lot better in te...

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by msycajun
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The firehouse thing is (SMH). Once the NT is open for business, you cannot do a major road project affecting both NB and SB Loyola without major implications. You'd have to close a lane off each way, meaning only midnight-6am work. Also to tear it down would require a new one to move to and I don't...

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by msycajun
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Side note - there is another board meeting on Thursday, so we may find out more soon.

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by msycajun
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Unfortunately given the lack of maintenance and congestion at the south terminal, it would probably be best to get the north terminal open ASAP despite the traffic issues. I know they wanted to move everything at once, but maybe a phased move wouldn't be a bad idea at this point. That would take som...

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by msycajun
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Haven't seen this posted anywhere yet, but Vacation Express will be dropping CUN. They are keeping PUJ 2x weekly and adding MBJ 1x weekly for the Summer 2019 season. Not surprised CUN was dropped. 4 carriers was way too much capacity to CUN. https://www.vacationexpress.com/flight-schedule/ Good to ...

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by msycajun
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX
Replies: 19
Views: 3780

Silver to suspend RSW and JAX

https://www.silverairways.com/more-information/travel-information/advisories/advisory/schedule-update-jacksonville-and-fort-myers Not a huge surprise given these were some of the shortest non-Bahamas routes in the system: RSW-MCO/EYW and JAX-TPA/MHH. As the larger, faster ATRs come online shorter r...

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by msycajun
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

especially vs other markets. ...such as who? I'd say MSY's total pax volume on the route is somewhat of a disappointment, relative to the rapid growth we saw in AUS and now in BNA (which is already posting higher numbers). Prices are sky-high on MSY-LHR though, so if people are paying what's advert...

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by msycajun
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 140
Views: 19893

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread

Silver has finally begun its HSV-MCO route. Initially the service will be operated by a Saab, but they seem to be aiming for November to start ATR service on the route. https://www.silverairways.com/about-silver/press-room/article/2018/09/13/silver-airways-starts-new-daily-nonstop-service-between-hu...

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by msycajun
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

While I agree with the general premise, the south terminal is pretty much at capacity due to parking and roadways. I was picked up a friend on a Tuesday night in August at 9pm and the arrivals was back up all the way to the entrance at Airline Highway. Parking is routinely full, which limits airlin...

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by msycajun
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Now that we are september when do you guys think we might here about some new service that will begin at the new terminal? any thoughts? It should probably be restated that buildings don't attract airlines, revenue does. So while there of course might be some airline(s) out there waiting for the qu...

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by msycajun
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

just went to the website and it shows las vegas as well from NOLA I can't speak for back then, but their map doesn't show that now. Who knows, maybe you caught an impending announcement before someone fixed it? ;) Unfortunately, NK+WN would probably slaughter them on such a route; but who knows, ma...

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by msycajun
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7994

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

I wonder if the new dual bank structure will allow for more lengthy routes in both directions. It always seemed weird to me to be built on connecting North American cities to Europe without covering major destinations such as MAD, BCN, PRG, VIE, FCO, maybe also ATH, BUD, WAW, and NCE.

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by msycajun
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7994

Icelandair Rebanking

There are a couple of topics now discussing FI service to specific airports, but there seems to be major changes to the FI hub at KEF. While I'm not an expert on the airline, my recollection is that there had been a single primary bank of flights in each direction each day (i.e. one with arrivals fr...

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by msycajun
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8642

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

Looks like FI is making big network changes. I'm not an expert on their network, but didn't they previously have only one large bank of flights each direction? Looks like there will be two banks now. A lot of the long RON's at outstations will be removed and additional frequency added to a number of...

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by msycajun
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces expanded transatlantic service in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4002

Re: DL announces expanded transatlantic service in 2019

This was announced and discusses weeks ago

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9528

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

Word is that WN will be announcing more info on their Hawaii plans today. Coincidence? A $200 million investment in such a focused location would be the result of several months of planning and management approvals likely all the way up to the board. I doubt it. It's been public knowledge that WN h...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9528

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

Word is that WN will be announcing more info on their Hawaii plans today. Coincidence?

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I am disappointed that all of the traffic talk hasn't led to any substantial proposals to implement real transit to the city and northshore (park and rides) from MSY. I was just thinking the same thing. I understand that the airport people are doing the best they can with what the city/etc has give...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2196

Re: NK coming to ELP?

A lot of people here don't seem to understand NK's strategy. Outside of a few FLL routes (and ACY obviously) they almost never are the only carrier on a particular route. NK is not going to be blazing a whole bunch of new long and thin routes. They let F9 and G4 do that. NK can go into a larger mark...

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by msycajun
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Item 2 Modification to Air Service Incentive Program I wonder if deals are in the works for new routes. Would be interesting to know exactly what the standard air service incentive is. FINALLY, something of interest! Just a purely personal point, but soooooooo over the domination of the whole roadw...

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by msycajun
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

A few interesting bits on the agenda for the Aviation Board meeting on Thursday: http://soundoff.bizzuka.com/editor_images/image_a448b7df/files/Special%20Meeting%20Agenda%20-%20FINAL.pdf Item 1 Resolution Recognizing Walter Brooks, Executive Director of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Ne...

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by msycajun
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10611

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

LAX772LR wrote:
msycajun wrote:
UA does lack a late night MSY-IAH and early morning IAH-MSY

Really? I remember when they used to have the 5am and 5:45am departures.

When's the earliest now?

The earliest IAH-MSY departs at 7:43a and the latest MSY-IAH at 6:16p since the rebanking. Not great for the business day trippers.

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by msycajun
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10611

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

Interesting to note that 3M was awarded the GSA contract for MSY-JAX nonstop in October yet its September and that service hasn’t been announced. Ha. What a strange airline... They do seems to be having a lot of trouble prepping for the ATRs. I think there are a ton of routes outside of Florida tha...

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by msycajun
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Concourse A will have 6 gates. Concourses B and C have 29 total gates with new passenger boarding bridges. Concourse A will have refurbished bridges from the following: Correct me if I'm wrong, but here's what the bridges are doing now: A1 = C6 - currently used by AS A2 = D12 - currently used by DL...

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by msycajun
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

LAX772LR wrote:
msycajun wrote:
Also as I understand, one gate was moved from B to A (so 6, 14, and 15 for A, B, and C).

Interesting. Source?


This was posted a while back:
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by msycajun
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Totally unrelated, but the thought crossed my mind and I hadn't really considered it before, but I wonder if the south terminal site might be a good candidate to be pitched for any future aircraft final assembly lines. There aren't many airports that would offer the number of commercial and freight ...

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by msycajun
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Even though it was pre-A, I thought it was interesting to see how things progressed past the original bid documents. A big question I still have is what the size limitations of the gates will be in the final configuration. Especially how many widebodies can be accommodated at international gates at...

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by msycajun
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Some of you may find these interesting. https://www.hunt-connect.com/neworleansairport/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx Have fun. Thank you for posting. I certainly find it interesting, although it seems these documents are pre-concourse A designs. A big question I still have is what the size limitati...

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by msycajun
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30613

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Passedv1 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
Three more new destinations or three connect-the-dots routes?



“In the past 18 months we’ve added 38 new West Coast routes, with three more to come this year. “

Is that number referring to things like SEA-CMH that touch the west coast, or only routes that begin and end on the coast?

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by msycajun
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Not much notable in the latest WN release. By my count, weekdays up to 58 departures, although Sundays will have 70. RDU, PIT, CMH, and IND all remain as 1 weekly, but SMF and SJC appear to be gone (unless they return later in April).

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by msycajun
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Odd to see that the RFP is still including those outdated and severely underestimated traffic projects as well as diagrams with the old gate assignments from when there were only going to be 2 concourses. Also makes you wonder if UA plans some kind of expansion in connection with the new lounge. At ...

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by msycajun
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The RFP for the common use lounge at the airport is now out for bid... seems like a well done rfp that should result in a nice common use lounge for the airport ... the lounge is supposed to be about 4200 soft total ... same size as deltas sky club lounge .. united lounge will be about 6000 sqft Ca...

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by msycajun
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30613

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

PDX/ANC: Safe markets, but limited growth potential Limited growth potential at PDX? A substantial list for the No. 18 CSA and an airport pushing 20 million passengers a year. Target cities without nonstops to Portland: Nashville Miami/Fort Lauderdale Cincinnati Tampa San Antonio Less likely: New O...

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by msycajun
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 486
Views: 54392

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

AUS-CLE/LCK/PIE are gone AUS-PIT/SFB are now seasonal Wow, I think that's G4's first drop at LCK. I wouldn't have thought F9 would've won that battle (if there's a winner to be had). Those cut routes still appear on G4s route map. https://www.allegiantair.com/interactive-routemap Allegiant are cutt...

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by msycajun
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1085
Views: 85966

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

New route/market announcements from Alaska are coming soon: https://twitter.com/AlaskaAir/status/1032717018506690561 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402225 Let's hope that PDX is in the mix somewhere.... Edit: I'm pretty skeptical about this. If BWI and PHL cannot work year...

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by msycajun
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Anyone know if we will be able to access the international concourse/gates on the departure level if only traveling on a domestic flight...aka...explore all three concourses before boarding a plane? It will all be connected past security. The A concourse will have 3 international and 3 domestic gat...

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by msycajun
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30613

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

To introduce some data here are the largest unserved markets from PDX (Q1 2018) in PDEW:
MSY 94
TPA 90
BNA 72
IND 63
RDU 61

If I feel up to it tonight, maybe I can figure it for SEA and SAN as well.

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by msycajun
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 723
Views: 55269

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Also with Deltas growth and the need I think to continue competing with AMerican and British Airways.. whats likelihood they add an international flight (not counting cancun)... if so is it more likely we see an AMsterdam/Paris flight or a code share with Aeromexico to Mexico City? I think a codesh...

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by msycajun
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary MSN nonstops to SEA, BOS, LAX, and more...?
Replies: 16
Views: 1876

Re: Temporary MSN nonstops to SEA, BOS, LAX, and more...?

This happens a few times a year for Epic's big conferences. It's enough premium traffic to warrant plenty of extra flights to hubs and cities with big medical ties.

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by msycajun
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13643

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

I know a fair amount about the area and culture. The amount of French speakers in Louisiana continues to decline. I dated a Cajun from LFT for quite awhile. Been down there quite a few times. Anyway, I digress. Why hasn’t AF or DL started MSY-CDG service yet if there is such a connection? Talks wer...

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