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by Metrocard
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

It may have been posted and I missed it but with the increase in BA freq does anyone know if that includes any regular 789 rotations into the schedule?

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by Metrocard
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

From my experience (flown in/out twice since Wednesday) everything runs incredibly smooth except for maybe 1 or 2 hours where all hell breaks loose. My biggest complaint has been not being able to here announcements on the check-in level.

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by Metrocard
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

So now that terminal is open word of advice to anyone heading there from nola direection.. id suggest getting off at the veterans and i 10 exit and taking vets to loyola.. that loyola exit is really backed up in the right lane because of the red light on loyola.. not sure if its going to be like th...

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by Metrocard
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know why 2/20 is closed?

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by Metrocard
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I do know that the parking garage contracts required that there be interstate signage that would display real-time info on availability in the various garages. I wonder if that will go to the right. It would certainly make sense to have that before the Williams/Access road exit in case the NT garag...

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by Metrocard
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://66.media.tumblr.com/bbdf156a5d201ef5e0d5db45ce81228b/ec2880cdab8adeb8-26/s640x960/593ab4328b51cfe0410fdf9278dd184a9e9d5d33.jpg I saw this one Monday, and aside from wondering what purpose it serves other than a bit of redundancy I couldn’t help but find the spacing jarring where it says N.O.

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by Metrocard
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Did you notice, traveling eastbound, a brand new sign and truss for the Williams exit that still has the "N O Intl Airport" text on it? Same wording as the older sign I think. I saw it Monday on my way to the airport. Couldn’t help but wonder why they copied the original sign verbatim unl...

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by Metrocard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

MSY's European traffic is much more weighted towards continental Europe than most U.S. markets, which is why state, local, and business officials have been working to lure AF or DL to at CDG. I also wouldn't be surprised to see EW add FRA if Thomas Cook goes bust. A combination of LHR, FRA, and CDG...

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by Metrocard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Well, here's some bad news. Virgin Atlantic plans to add 84 new destinations from LHR, providing the 3rd runway is built. But MSY doesn't make the cut (neither does BNA despite having a Virgin hotel like NOLA). New US routes planned are AUS, SAN, MCO, RDU, DEN, and ORD. This is despite the idea bei...

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by Metrocard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I will be very curious about the pricing. A huge amount of extra capacity is about to come one with the 3 NT lots plus the new USPark lot on Vets, in addition to PnF, the ST Garage and USPark staying open on Airline. Losing the CC lot and ST short term garage negates the NT surface lot and NT short...

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by Metrocard
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

u board and unboard on the tarmac, no tsa lines for security, literally a taco truck for food and almost impossible to get an uber / lyft to pick you up. Is your complaint that they don’t have a PreCheck line or are you saying there is no security checkpoint at all? Does that terminal get busy enou...

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by Metrocard
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

That Hotel on the corner is gone. What neighbor group? Did not know there was one in that area. Two sets of flyovers, the older airport road flyover and this new one literally back to back. The people who live in and adjacent to the study area and well as the business that line then main thoroughfa...

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by Metrocard
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like the official notice to proceed on the new interchange at Loyola was approved last Friday. I did not know a diverging diamond interchange was also going to occur along the flyover ramps. http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=20896 According to a loc...

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by Metrocard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

[*]

LAX772LR wrote:
Metrocard wrote:
With the right planning and foresight it

K, lemme stop you right there....... you *do* realize that you're referring to Louisiana, do you not?


That’s the point I was headed for when I said that it would be too much to ask for.
:half:

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by Metrocard
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

More non-airport land that they would have to acquire (read that: "pay huge initial fees for") all at once.... versus the option of doing so over years/decades, which is likely the amount of time before yet another terminal is in demand, beyond the potential A expansion. With the right pl...

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by Metrocard
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

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 Metrocard
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

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 Metrocard
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

So I have a question about ops that hopefully someone might be able to answer. Being in the area recently, near the airport, I noticed that planes most planes were arriving and departing on 2. However, all of the WN flights seemed to depart from 29. Any reason for this? It first caught my attention ...

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by Metrocard
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

So it looks as if a widebody at A1 will block the first gate on B. Also, is it possibly that the boarding doors for A2 and A3 are just really close to one another? i thought with the addition of terminal A that one gate in b was removed? Possibly, but it’s clear on the plan sheet that the wingspan ...

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by Metrocard
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1492
Views: 175573

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

So it looks as if a widebody at A1 will block the first gate on B. Also, is it possibly that the boarding doors for A2 and A3 are just really close to one another?

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by Metrocard
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21494

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I dont get why a 7:50 hr flight on a MAX (or any other narrowbody) should be any different to a widebody. You are stuck in a tube, entertain yourself. Agreed. In my personal experience I can’t say that I have found 6 hours on a 737-900ER or 757-200 to be any less comfortable than 6 hours on a 767-3...

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by Metrocard
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 14864

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

On paper, you'd think MSY would be an obvious candidate for French service. This comes up regularly, and several of reply to it regularly. Just because the French speaking Arcadians came to Louisiana in the 1700s doesn’t mean there is now an iota of connection between MSY and CDG. This is a coomon ...

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by Metrocard
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

is the airport going to sell advertising for the outside and inside of the jetbridges? Many other airports around the world do that. Might be a way to generate a little additional revenue, maybe from Mercedes-Benz, Smoothie King and some banks or restaurant groups. Probably HSBC if anyone. HSBC is ...

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by Metrocard
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Pic of one of the new jetbridges. https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34583165_1873250722695511_5925226981938429952_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=79e80703eb31d85bcefa85d3ebe0667c&oe=5BAD77E1 is the airport going to sell advertising for the outside and inside of the jetbridges? Many other air...

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by Metrocard
Thu May 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

You say no chance of that happening but C is the only terminal with customs facilities.. if the airport intends to use the south terminal for charter flights then they will need customs facilities since a large amount of charters are from international destinations.. so either have to use C or buil...

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by Metrocard
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Shake Shack? Oh wow, NOLA is finally on the map. :? In all seriousness, something local would have been much better. What’s that place, Company Burger? I guess if they’re seeking a balance it won’t be so bad. I know it's a practically impossible concept for NOLA natives to comprehend, and understan...

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by Metrocard
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Shake Shack? Oh wow, NOLA is finally on the map. :?

In all seriousness, something local would have been much better. What’s that place, Company Burger? I guess if they’re seeking a balance it won’t be so bad.

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by Metrocard
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

E

DJSNOLA wrote:
Global entry line last time i landed in nola was worse than the regular


How many kiosks are there?

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by Metrocard
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

msycajun wrote:
I do love the way the roof extension of the terminal building curves outward - looks a bit like a manta ray. I wish they would go ahead and build a mirror image of that on the opposite side, even if they don't do a full concourse there.


The terminal as a whole vaguely reminds me of a fleur de lis.

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by Metrocard
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

another question: currently at the airport wait times for luggage are usually quite long... is that a situation that we expect to be corrected in the new terminal with a newer baggage handling system? I actually had to wait nearly 20 minutes for the belt to start moving a week ago. I rarely check a...

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by Metrocard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 94180

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

DL: 3x LGA and 3x JFK B6: 2-3X JFK depending on the month UA: 3-4X EWR depending on the month NK: 1X EWR So at its peak, MSY-NYC sees 14 daily departures. Largest a/c is B6 A321 (seasonally). UA runs the gauntlet, every type of 737 and Airbus, varies by day of the week. Seasonally they run E-jets o...

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by Metrocard
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

On the other hand, without NYC, I don't think AA can reach its potential. How much demand is there left for NYC-MSY? Between B6, DL, UA, and WN flights to EWR/JFK/LGA seem to be covered. Usually, the equipment used on DL's NOLA turns literally operate some variation of JFK > MSY > LGA > MSY > JFK a...

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by Metrocard
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

LAX772LR previously stated that they sometime shuffle a 789 into the mix on this route Quite often. In fact, tonight is another 789 on MSY-LHR. Any idea what the J loads are like on that route in general? If I'm not mistaken the difference between the two types are the addition of 15 or so F/J seat...

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by Metrocard
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/12/british-airways-is-canceling-a-lot-of-flights-because-of-787-engine-trouble/ We may have our answer.... At the moment these issues are only affecting B789's with Rolls Royce engines. The B788's are fine AFAIK. LAX772LR previously stated that they sometime shuffle a ...

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by Metrocard
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

NolaMD88fan wrote:
To cancel on such short notice, it may be equipment or crew related.


If that particular flight was operated by a 789 it was probably an engine issue with no 788 available to swap. BA and VS have been having serious issues with the Rolls Royce fan blades on their 789's.

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by Metrocard
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Julie77W wrote:
LHR T2 is all new....


Sorry, I was thinking about the remnants of T1 that were affixed to T2.

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by Metrocard
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Wow !! I just flew into-and-out of MSY for my first time...I will be generous -- Miserable !! This airport is truly unworthy of an otherwise great city of New Orleans, and legendary musician and namesake, Louis Armstrong !! - Terminal C -- American Airlines -- is the worst I have ever seen...is MSY...

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by Metrocard
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 110
Views: 16133

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

Id rather pay a full fare on a real airline than to fly something like Allegiant, frontier or Southwest across the pond. I honestly don't understand this logic when it comes from many people flying in Y. Not referring to you specifically, but I often hear this from people who don't mind flying tran...

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by Metrocard
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Especially at the fares they charge! :eek: You can say that again, geez. I just purchased a flight to LHR for the spring of 2018. Read this thread and made a dummy booking from MSY for the same days and the fare was about $800 higher. Obviously there's enough demand for people who would rather not ...

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by Metrocard
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

DJSNOLA wrote:
is it possible the whole airport will be CUTE?


I’m definitely the last person in this thread to know, but I doubt Delta or Southwest would go for that.

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by Metrocard
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Last time I saw anything official, it was 15 gates per main concourse and 6 jetways for the international expansion, though the effective gate count there might be lower (probably 5). The international expansion is capable of handling a couple of wide bodies, including the biggest (though no double...

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by Metrocard
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 88522

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I'm sure it's been mentioned somewhere in this thread, but would anyone mind sharing the how many more gates the new terminal will have than the old one. Anyone know m how large of a plane the intl expansion will be able to handle.

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