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by msycajun
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX Expands EWR to 8 RTs: 4 LAX/4 SFO
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: VX Expands EWR to 8 RTs: 4 LAX/4 SFO

That would also probably be the fastest way to get on the DOJ/DOT's bad side - which they definitely do not want right now.

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by msycajun
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX Expands EWR to 8 RTs: 4 LAX/4 SFO
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: VX Expands EWR to 8 RTs: 4 LAX/4 SFO

It is my understanding that they cannot legally coordinate until they receive final approval expected in September. It makes sense to add capacity in constrained airports now, as there is the possibility they will need to divest some routes and gates to satisfy anti-trust concerns

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by msycajun
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX Expands EWR to 8 RTs: 4 LAX/4 SFO
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: VX Expands EWR to 8 RTs: 4 LAX/4 SFO

VX has been very quiet since the acquisition announcement, so it's nice to see some expansion. IIRC they were planning and hinting at quite a bit of expansion earlier this year, so I hope we'll hear more soon. The final approvals are some time away and it seems like it will be a while before AS and ...

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by msycajun
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX
Replies: 109
Views: 14669

Re: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX

Hasn't IAH been downsized a bit this year? Surely that frees up some capacity for DEN and SFO

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by msycajun
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY's next TATL destination
Replies: 41
Views: 4748

Re: DY's next TATL destination

MEM and MSY were probably mentioned together because of Viking River Cruises which were supposed to start in 2017, now pushed back to 2018. MSY could probably still support a couple flights to LGW and Paris. I don't think DE would disqualify MSY because FRA is only 2x weekly seasonal. FRA is probabl...

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Adds CAK to FIVE Cities
Replies: 41
Views: 4157

Re: Spirit Adds CAK to FIVE Cities

WN hasn't shown much willingness to compete in CLE in particular and is generally tight on aircraft. If CAK gets cut, I think best case would be maybe 1-2 ATL moved to CLE, and maybe HOU or MSY. That would give them some decent Florida and Texas connections and good O&D without so much ULCC comp...

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces 5 New Destinations from MCO
Replies: 37
Views: 5930

Re: Spirit Announces 5 New Destinations from MCO

I would love to see NK at EYW - another old AirTran market, briefly taken over by WN, but dropped not long after. That's a destination with no LCC competition and could probably be stimulated significantly by NK

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 24843

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

I wouldn't expect DL to "dislodge" AA or UA per se, but considering what they've manage to do at LAX and in NYC the past several years they could if they wanted. I think we'll see DTW keep the small markets and connecting stuff and ORD get some of the bigger business markets and focus citi...

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Adds CAK to FIVE Cities
Replies: 41
Views: 4157

Re: Spirit Adds CAK to FIVE Cities

WN is already all but out of CAK now. CLE may have low fares, but it has high costs (something like $17 per enplanement) so CAK allows them to grow in the area and save some money doing it. For a lot of people in the area CAK is just as easy or easier to get to than CLE, even more so if you consider...

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Adds CAK to FIVE Cities
Replies: 41
Views: 4157

Re: Spirit Adds CAK to FIVE Cities

Wow. Definitely a big change in strategy with CLE just an hour up the road and LBE not that far either. Will MKE be NK's next city? One thing I missed after WN drew down CAK was cheap LGA and BOS nonstop service. Wonder if they'd give those a try. On a personal note, I hope that NK will consider CLE...

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by msycajun
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN
Replies: 69
Views: 10746

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN

I wonder if NK is just reshuffling flights, or if those are all permanent cuts. It doesn't bode well to see what seems is them bowing to pressure from AA. If they are permanent, that would be the first cut NK has made in MSY and incidentally DFW was the first route started back in 2013 My guess is ...

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by msycajun
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN
Replies: 69
Views: 10746

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN

I wonder if NK is just reshuffling flights, or if those are all permanent cuts. It doesn't bode well to see what seems is them bowing to pressure from AA.

If they are permanent, that would be the first cut NK has made in MSY and incidentally DFW was the first route started back in 2013

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 41004

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

Unless BNA plans on doing something fast with there international gate and concourse "A" I don't see BA or anyone else for that matter operating at transatlantic flight. What is the situation here? I've heard it mentioned but what would be keeping a Euro flight away? Based on some numbers...

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 41004

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

We know (through expense reports) that MSY's director has been in talks with BA officials even as Condor was preparing to announce its FRA service. The business and tourism leaders are still talking about London and pushing hard for it. The hope is that landing DE will give local leaders an advantag...

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by msycajun
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Q2 Results and Press Conference
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: WN Q2 Results and Press Conference

I wonder if we'll see more dots/frequency to FLL and TPA to support Cuba connections.

An EWR build up would also be nice to see, given the dropping of slot restrictions.

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by msycajun
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to reduce PHL in October?
Replies: 31
Views: 2828

Re: Frontier to reduce PHL in October?

A lot of F9's route planning seems like dartboard work to me. Not a dartboard. It's not that much different than NK, except NK struck gold in DFW when they started diversifying. The bloom is off that rose, but they have a beachhead now. F9 might have had that at TTN, but it evaporated and at ILG an...

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by msycajun
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to reduce PHL in October?
Replies: 31
Views: 2828

Re: Frontier to reduce PHL in October?

A lot of F9's route planning seems like dartboard work to me. Even for the leisure traveler all of these 3-4x/week routes aren't very useful. I can't speak to many of their other stations, but here at MSY, they've tried a number of routes but have averaged less than two flights per day. Meanwhile NK...

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Important Airbus message to Boeing
Replies: 32
Views: 9678

Re: Important Airbus message to Boeing

Well that was awkward

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by msycajun
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 24
Views: 6607

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/WN

I want to echo the appreciation for these posts. Long time lurker, but I look forward to seeing these every week. It's great to see B6 finally expanding at MSY with 2x BOS extended through the winter and the new FLL service. Now might be a good time to try MSY-MCO - WN has shrunk their service and F...

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by msycajun
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in RDU
Replies: 56
Views: 10987

Re: DL in RDU

I've always liked RDU and it would be a nice place for a small connecting operation. Here are the largest unserved domestic markets in Q4 2015 (in PDEW): AUS 132 SAN 119 MSY 97 MCI 94 PDX 77 The top three will depend on DL's willingness to overfly ATL. AUS probably has enough business demand. MSY is...

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by msycajun
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor & Austin
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: Condor & Austin

It does appear to be 2x nonstop and 2x via Seattle

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by msycajun
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12567

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

southwest1675 wrote:
msycajun wrote:
Seeing that MKE is on the route map, I checked and a nonstop is listed on Google flights, but not on Southwest.com. Perhaps some markets are on hold since the Havana awards were just announced.


MKE-where?

Sorry MSY-MKE - slipped the old brain!

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by msycajun
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12567

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

Seeing that MKE is on the route map, I checked and a nonstop is listed on Google flights, but not on Southwest.com. Perhaps some markets are on hold since the Havana awards were just announced.

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by msycajun
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to improve its image and customer service
Replies: 31
Views: 6105

Re: Spirit Airlines to improve its image and customer service

I have to agree that NK's IROPS policies are probably the biggest thing keeping me away. I like to travel often and packing light is not a problem, but the fear of getting stuck or having to pay an arm and a leg for a last-minute flight on another carrier in the case of a cancelation keeps me away. ...

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by msycajun
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/8/2016:NK Drops IAH-MGA/SAL/SJO;DY FLL-PTP
Replies: 32
Views: 7600

Re: OAG Changes 7/8/2016:NK Drops IAH-MGA/SAL/SJO;DY FLL-PTP

I haven't seen numbers less than 5 years old. MSY certainly can't compare to IAH for demand, but NK could significantly stimulate traffic, especially to CUN, SAP, MBJ, SJO. People routinely drive from LFT, BTR, JAN, GPT, MOB, and beyond when nonstop service is available from MSY. Fares are already h...

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by msycajun
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/8/2016:NK Drops IAH-MGA/SAL/SJO;DY FLL-PTP
Replies: 32
Views: 7600

Re: OAG Changes 7/8/2016:NK Drops IAH-MGA/SAL/SJO;DY FLL-PTP

**NK IAH-MGA SEP 0.3>0.0 OCT 0.3>0 NOV 0.3>0 DEC 0.3>0 JAN 0.3>0 FEB 0.3>0 MAR 0.3>0 **NK IAH-SAL SEP 0.3>0.1 OCT 0.3>0 NOV 0.3>0 DEC 0.3>0 JAN 0.3>0 FEB 0.3>0 MAR 0.3>0 **NK IAH-SJO SEP 0.4>0.1 OCT 0.5>0 NOV 0.4>0 DEC 0.5>0 JAN 0.4>0 FEB 0.4>0 MAR 0.4>0 I wonder if NK would consider MSY for some o...

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by msycajun
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 12567

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

We've been hoping for MSY - CLE and RDU for years, but not holding our breath since WN has been pretty flat here lately. I always thought SNA would be a nice add, with plenty of connections to Florida, DC and other points east. But LAX has seen a lot of increases lately with AA, NK starting, but UA ...

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by msycajun
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Defers 67 737 Max 8 Aircraft By Up to 6 Years
Replies: 33
Views: 7680

Re: WN Defers 67 737 Max 8 Aircraft By Up to 6 Years

I wonder if "operational improvements" will include starting to flight redeyes

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by msycajun
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Announces MSY And SAN
Replies: 133
Views: 16466

Re: Condor Announces MSY And SAN

Anyone have an idea why connections still aren't listed on Condor's site? They're bookable through some, but not all travel sites. Of course it's still early, but with all of the media surrounding the announcement they lost out on a lot of publicity.

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