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by msycajun
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Again? Who was the first? I thought i had read on here someone served that route before. Maybe not. It has never been flown by an airline. Would be a nice addition. I suspect it suffers from a lot of leakage to TPA and FLL, but I'm surprised WN or NK haven't tried it yet. WN doesn't fly anywhere we...

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by msycajun
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

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by msycajun
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Just got the following notification through the NOLA Ready email notification system: The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is seeking 100 volunteers to participate in a full-scale airport public safety exercise. This important drill will help MSY and their public safety partn...

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by msycajun
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Look whats below Jet Blue here! Where would Silver most logically offer service from MSY? I can only see them opening up new cities because where they fly now is already served and I don't think Pensacola is a market for them. Maybe a Jacksonville, Shreveport, Huntsville, Little Rock... totally spe...

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by msycajun
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

G4...............14,838(-32.8%).............11,365(-32.7%).......76.6%(+0.1%) Definitely thankful for NK's explosive growth. Always hoped we'd see similarly from G4, especially since they serve markets that other airlines wouldn't likely enter and/or at frequencies that they wouldn't attempt.... bu...

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by msycajun
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 159
Views: 24295

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

Quick update: Looks like the first three ATR-42-600 have been busy in revenue service. The fourth, N403SV, recently started its delivery journey: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N403SV/history As far as I can tell they are planning for at least a few more deliveries this year. 42s N405SV and N40...

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by msycajun
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Update: Agenda for tomorrow's board meeting set: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6634fd019d4537573ded9fbcb/files/cea7de3e-c757-4de4-884b-64a174f2c68f/August_Agenda_FINAL.01.pdf Looks to me like a lot of final/closeout type orders and payments, including for "Operation Readiness Activation and Tra...

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by msycajun
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Saw on another forum rumors of an imminent opening date announcement (opening date before November 2019). anyone heard anything? Well, the board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. I don't see an agenda posted yet, but I'd expect they'd have news on the opening then if it is indeed opening in the ne...

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by msycajun
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

LAX772LR is correct. The FAA would never allow it due to the proximity to an active runway.. That is why the facility is designed to easily expand further west with another concourse mirroring the layout of B and C as demand warrants If that’s the case it sounds as if it the terminal will become mo...

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by msycajun
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service
Replies: 25
Views: 2215

Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

In the continental US, probably CHS with BA seasonal 2 weekly to LHR.

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by msycajun
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 480
Views: 60378

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

According to enilria's weekly OAG post, Delta's RDU-MSY will be increasing to 4 times per week in December, and 3 times in January. "DL MSY-RDU DEC 0.2>0.6[0] JAN 0.2>0.4[0]" Actually appears to be daily for the two weeks around Christmas and New Year's, and Sat/Sun apart from that. Good ...

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by msycajun
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 54
Views: 4439

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

RIC-MSY?? Easy enough via ATL, but there is enough going on in the Big Easy year 'round that on-stop would be a game changer and save a good couple of hours off the RIC-ATL-MSY route. No?? I'm surprised this hasn't been tried yet. At MSY, we've seen some pretty thin routes added recently: G4 to GRR...

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by msycajun
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit taking a beating today
Replies: 16
Views: 6121

Re: Spirit taking a beating today

I still think the margins are impressive given the number of new cities being added. What's more interesting to me though is that they seem to have found 4 more 320neos for 2020 and 9 more for 2021 than they had originally planned for. Surprising given how tight the market is right now. Will be fun ...

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by msycajun
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how vehicular traffic will be directed to one side of the terminal or the other? Taxis and shuttles on one side, private vehicles on the other? Or by airline? I can't imagine the latter would make sense given the relatively narrow landside area where the check-in counters would be....

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by msycajun
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

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. If that's the case, I don't see the airport board approving any further change orders fo...

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by msycajun
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

According to the OAG thread this week, WN is slightly reducing LAS service in the fall, but NK is going double daily mid-November. Notable as FLL is the only route they regularly run more than daily, although they've dabbled with extra service around Mardi Gras and it is a rare red-eye departing MSY...

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by msycajun
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1033
Views: 122885

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Board meeting tomorrow: http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Publications/JulyAgenda.pdf Another change order, for $5 million on the docket. I'm very curious to know what's going on over there. It was posted elsewhere that the signage for the NT included Silver Airways. Assuming it comes to fruition, it will...

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by msycajun
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 4383

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 34
Views: 2857

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 9149

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 3322

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: 476
Views: 124973

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 4397

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: 476
Views: 124973

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: 5964

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: 3736

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: 41604

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: 41604

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1106
Views: 118197

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 414
Views: 52411

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: 414
Views: 52411

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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: 1033
Views: 122885

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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