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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:10 pm

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sketch wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
According to DL airline employees, all flights arriving after 20:00 tomorrow will be headed to the new terminal to offload passengers. Those pax will then be shuttled down to the current terminal. This makes sense as the arrivals after 20:00 will typically be remaining overnight for a morning departure.

Just to clarify, this is for all flights, not just DL's, correct? And do you happen to know whether all passengers through that last 12:50 am WN arrival will be shuttled to the South Terminal for pickup?


All flights that are expected to rest overnight. All passengers will be shuttled to the south terminal including the 12:50 AM flight. Those pax will still need to get to their cars in the south parking lots or the rental car center.


So will pax go through bag claim at the NT, or will the bags be offloaded and trucked to the ST bag claim?

Also, I'm assuming the CONRAC shuttle buses will begin regular service upon the arrival of the first NT flight. Pax with carryons will need to get there to get their rental cars.

Also, I suppose that upon the departure of an airline's last departing ST flight, the moving process will begin. Guessing that the ST arrivals vehicle ramp will be full of moving vans.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:15 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
sketch wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
According to DL airline employees, all flights arriving after 20:00 tomorrow will be headed to the new terminal to offload passengers. Those pax will then be shuttled down to the current terminal. This makes sense as the arrivals after 20:00 will typically be remaining overnight for a morning departure.

Just to clarify, this is for all flights, not just DL's, correct? And do you happen to know whether all passengers through that last 12:50 am WN arrival will be shuttled to the South Terminal for pickup?

All flights that are expected to rest overnight. All passengers will be shuttled to the south terminal including the 12:50 AM flight. Those pax will still need to get to their cars in the south parking lots or the rental car center.

There are a few exceptions:
WN397, WN449, and WN993 all arrive past 8pm, but will still arrive at the old terminal. Airport notifying pax, and posted general notice of the outlying flights on Twitter.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:20 am

Those flights do not RON at MSY, but will instead head to a final terminator station for the night. Hard to believe today is the day the new terminal will see it's first pax. So cool!
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:07 am

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Surprised they didnt just wait to do this thursday lol... guess doesnt really matter either way.. isnt ribbon cutting for new terminal tuesday? also what flight is scheduled to be last out of old terminal and which one first at new one?


2 Southwest flights - one to Houston - SWA449, one to Tampa - SWA933, both at 9:15 tonight - per WWL-TV live report from the old MSY this morning.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:16 pm

Got this in an email from the airport yesterday evening:

Additionally, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, all flights scheduled to arrive at MSY after 8 p.m., except for the three Southwest Airlines flights listed below, will arrive at the new terminal. Transportation options will be available for arriving passengers at that time including personal vehicle pickups, taxi, rideshare, limos as well as hotel, parking and rental car shuttles. Shuttles will also be available to return passengers to the short-term and long-term parking garages, credit card lot and rental car facility located at the existing terminal.

They don’t state it clearly, but it sounds like shuttles will be available but not mandatory, and they’re expecting people to be picked up/get a ride directly from NT for all the flights arriving there.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:56 pm

After such a long wait its pretty surreal to finally be the day.. also thats pretty cool to be the last one to depart an airport.. something to def instagram about
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:22 pm

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After such a long wait its pretty surreal to finally be the day.. also thats pretty cool to be the last one to depart an airport.. something to def instagram about


Hopefully the last ST departure and first NT arrival will get the ARFF water arch salute.

A bit of sadness for me though. Remembering the 60s as a kid and taking the family photos before our big trips (naturally in a suit and clip-on tie). On the old original departures ramp end about now where the eastern side of the Parabola reaches the roadway, like right under the bridge.

And the many hours we spent on the outdoor observation deck on Sunday afternoon family outings (including the sardine like crowd for Concorde). And the "whoop" of the DL DC8 engine startup.

Even though nothing really is left from the original concourses, they are in the same spot. I still remember waving to pilots in old D as the DL CV880s nosed in almost to the window, and the gate agent took me to meet them and see the cockpit.

And the old green Eastern hangar where A and B are now, as well as the TACA hangar by D. And the turboprop Trans-Texas Convairs, and Aviateca and TACA screaming Spey BAC-111s from the obs deck. Between the noise and burning kerosene smell, it was a bombardment of the aviation senses you never forget.

All at the ST site. It has served the city well, but now aviation has changed and the NT is the future. Well done old friend....
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:43 am

Just heard on ATC first aircraft with passengers heading over to B11 at the new terminal. AA4574 DCA>MSY
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:52 am

The new website is officially live. Pretty cool!
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:50 am

Looks like F9 will be using gate A4.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:55 am

Lost in the excitement today, were no announcements of new routes - notably DE. Has that ship sailed?

UPDATE maybe not. Terminal map on the much improved new MSY website shows DE having a checkin counter and is on the map of nonstop routes. So we wait.
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:56 am

Apparently there were some issues with B7 not working, but seems to have been sorted out. Delayed an arrival though.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:00 pm

Had two friends depart this morning on a 735 am flight


got there at 549 am ... said from door to past security took under 3 minutes.. this person ha tsa pre cehck and clear.. but thats the point.. it is to be quick and it was


also said seemed like most all retail and fbos were open at that early time which makes it such a nice experience... also got a coffee with a shot of baileys from mopho..its those little things like that which will make this an amazing airport experience


heres some video from this morning:

Great to see stuff is open and operating early:

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Some videos:

choppa style :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8rDONod6-Q


Second line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEL3T5CsG4k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EAmXoXtzcA
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:52 pm

BA to increase LHR-MSY from 5x to 6x weekly from 29th March. Thanks to @SeanM1997 for the info.
Link: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 55393?s=19
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 pm

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BA to increase LHR-MSY from 5x to 6x weekly from 29th March. Thanks to @SeanM1997 for the info.
Link: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 55393?s=19


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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:13 pm

Great to see BA going to 6x weekly! Surprised they didn't just go daily though.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:41 pm

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 that all the time but my guess is it will be until flyover ramp is in
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:42 pm

Congratulations on the new beautiful airport terminal!!
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:03 pm

lhpdx wrote:
Congratulations on the new beautiful airport terminal!!


Thanks, now let's get that long overdue MSY-PDX nonstop!
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:18 pm

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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 that all the time but my guess is it will be until flyover ramp is in


I think for the time being, if I am dropped off in a personal vehicle, I'll have them bring me to the CONRAC and I'll just take the big bus to the NT. Probably a wash timewise for me, but for the person dropping me off it should be a real time saver. And it takes traffic off the NT roadways.
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 pm

I will possibly just take bainbridge in for the time being to get dropped off by uber lyft
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:11 pm

Smooth opening.
https://www.nola.com/news/business/arti ... 009cc.html
No turbulence and rave reviews so far for New Orleans' new airport terminal
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:14 pm

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I will possibly just take bainbridge in for the time being to get dropped off by uber lyft


Bainbridge is only being used for employee shuttles, CONRAC shuttles, and economy garage shuttles.
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:15 pm

Sounds like everything has gone better than expected , only thing is that traffic on the exit over there.. if you are driving that way just know that people are either confused and slamming on brakes or soemthing .,.. regardless there were five wrecks there today so just be aware.. im sure as people get used to it and the changed traffic patterns things will be fine... just an fyi for the time being
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:15 pm

SunsetLimited wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
I will possibly just take bainbridge in for the time being to get dropped off by uber lyft


Bainbridge is only being used for employee shuttles, CONRAC shuttles, and economy garage shuttles.

is there no way for others to use it ? just curious lol
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
I will possibly just take bainbridge in for the time being to get dropped off by uber lyft


Bainbridge is only being used for employee shuttles, CONRAC shuttles, and economy garage shuttles.

is there no way for others to use it ? just curious lol


No, there's a gate that blocks access before you get to the terminal.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:49 am

Was on my way home last night abt 8.20, decided to check out the situation. Almost all traffic was buses and taxis. Only issue I saw was there were too many taxis in the taxi lane and it was backing up all the way to the LT garage entrance in the curve in the main roadway.

I think this can be easily solved by releasing the proper amount of taxis from the holding area. Last night may have been an anomaly - a free for all and all the cabs converged right after 8. The sore point will be upon reaching the traffic circle. Lots of decisions to be made and lots of signage to read. The regulars should get used to it quickly. There are also multiple ways to enter the short term lot, that also adds to the confusion. Adding on roadway markings may help.

The other thing they obviously fixed was the dual left turn lanes on to Terminal Drive had a very short light vs nothing coming the other ways on green. My guess also is they will need to lengthen the turn lanes as the left lane was full and reaching Vets already. The true test will be Thanksgiving.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:49 am

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PlaneMad134 wrote:
BA to increase LHR-MSY from 5x to 6x weekly from 29th March. Thanks to @SeanM1997 for the info.
Link: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 55393?s=19


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Not sure if mentioned, but select flights will be operated with the 787-9.

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 9450288128
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:13 am

DJSNOLA wrote:
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 that all the time but my guess is it will be until flyover ramp is in


I was dropped off at the terminal maybe an hour before you posted this and traffic wasn’t an issue at Loyola at all. From what I’ve been told there hasn’t been any real issues at the exit all day so maybe it being at the end of evening rush had a role to play there.

SunsetLimited wrote:
No, there's a gate that blocks access before you get to the terminal.


And there are sheriff deputies on the airport side making sure that only the buses make the turn
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:30 am

A few minor issues today, but overall everything went very well. DOTD plans to restripe the turn lanes onto I-10 eastbound from the airport access road tonight after studying traffic patterns today. They also plan to re-time some of the lights. Looks like there are also some bugs with the parking lot updates, and there were a few operator issues involving jetbridges that will likely get resolved rather quickly with more training. For day one of operations out of the new terminal, it was a pretty smooth operation.

Nice to see the 789 being worked into the schedule rotation in addition to the increase in service.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:15 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
A few minor issues today, but overall everything went very well. DOTD plans to restripe the turn lanes onto I-10 eastbound from the airport access road tonight after studying traffic patterns today. They also plan to re-time some of the lights. Looks like there are also some bugs with the parking lot updates, and there were a few operator issues involving jetbridges that will likely get resolved rather quickly with more training. For day one of operations out of the new terminal, it was a pretty smooth operation.

Nice to see the 789 being worked into the schedule rotation in addition to the increase in service.


Looks like things went pretty well today. Now that the NT is open, with growth being what it is, I'm wondering how MSY gets to the full build out of 42 gates. That may needed sooner than later. I'm sure somewhere there is a conceptual image of where the extra 7 gates will go.

Adding a linear extension would make A too long. I think it will be a rotunda type structure like the end of old D at the end of new A.

Per DE, references are all over the new MSY website pertaining to Condor. They are playing a game now with investors to find a buyer. Maybe thats the announcement delay.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:28 am

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Great to see BA going to 6x weekly! Surprised they didn't just go daily though.

Same.

Must not see it in their biz contracts yet.... DE seems to have no trouble filling both cabins to FRA on Sundays, even when they flew in the 30J birds.

Then again, there's the same-day upgrades and generous pricing that they offer, so there's that.



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Thanks, now let's get that long overdue MSY-PDX nonstop!

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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Update on the Loyola Ave exit going westbound from NOLA. today i didnt see any backing up onto I-10... so thats great to see! Seems like that exit may be handling traffic better than we all anticipated.
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:20 pm

Loyola Exit today at 11 am

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Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:24 pm

SeanM1997 wrote:
PlaneMad134 wrote:
BA to increase LHR-MSY from 5x to 6x weekly from 29th March. Thanks to @SeanM1997 for the info.
Link: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 55393?s=19


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Thanks for the update! I've tried to find out - any word on the configuration for the 787-10. Thinking about if they do permanently upgrade the route, it would be nice to have a small first cabin, but I don't think it necessarily needs a much bigger business cabin, especially at the expense of economy. I'd think that if the -10 had the F, J, and P cabins of the -9, plus the 154 E seats of the -8, that would be a nice mix for the route.
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:55 pm

msycajun wrote:
SeanM1997 wrote:
PlaneMad134 wrote:
BA to increase LHR-MSY from 5x to 6x weekly from 29th March. Thanks to @SeanM1997 for the info.
Link: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 55393?s=19


I love to see people using my tweets. Always available on DM for any questions :)

6x weekly on B787-8 (daily except Sunday). British Airways showing confidence in the London-New Orleans route


Thanks for the update! I've tried to find out - any word on the configuration for the 787-10. Thinking about if they do permanently upgrade the route, it would be nice to have a small first cabin, but I don't think it necessarily needs a much bigger business cabin, especially at the expense of economy. I'd think that if the -10 had the F, J, and P cabins of the -9, plus the 154 E seats of the -8, that would be a nice mix for the route.


I think we'd go daily on a 788 before getting regular 789 service. Who knows. Its all about demand - and business and a few very rich ppl only pay for F.
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:13 am

Nice to see my hometown airport get a long overdue upgrade and the BA upgrade news is a nice bit of lagniappe. Glad to hear the first day of service at the NT went smoothly and that the DOTD is trying to quickly (wonder of wonders) smooth out the traffic bugs.

Can’t wait to see it for myself in a few weeks, although it’ll be weird not to exit the jetway into the familiar 1970’s confines of ST Concourse B.
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:39 am

New DL SkyClub looks like it's a busy spot. https://twitter.com/airchive/status/1192159120843034625
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:25 am

Some baggage system issues past two days. WN was most affected. Baggage system team has been onsite to analyze problems. Sounds like a software issue is the main culprit. Hopefully a fairly easy fix.
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:57 am

Anyone planning to post some pictures of airside, with some planes at gates?
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:25 am

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Anyone planning to post some pictures of airside, with some planes at gates?

Plenty such pics on the MSY spotters' page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/116027141078/


Example, from one of the most popular contributors there:

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Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:30 pm

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Anyone planning to post some pictures of airside, with some planes at gates?


Flying out on Saturday, so I'll get some shots.
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:48 pm

msycajun wrote:
SeanM1997 wrote:
PlaneMad134 wrote:
BA to increase LHR-MSY from 5x to 6x weekly from 29th March. Thanks to @SeanM1997 for the info.
Link: https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 55393?s=19


I love to see people using my tweets. Always available on DM for any questions :)

6x weekly on B787-8 (daily except Sunday). British Airways showing confidence in the London-New Orleans route


Thanks for the update! I've tried to find out - any word on the configuration for the 787-10. Thinking about if they do permanently upgrade the route, it would be nice to have a small first cabin, but I don't think it necessarily needs a much bigger business cabin, especially at the expense of economy. I'd think that if the -10 had the F, J, and P cabins of the -9, plus the 154 E seats of the -8, that would be a nice mix for the route.


In light of today's news that IAG (BA) will be cutting capacity in the next 2 years, MSY is fortunate we are increasing capacity to 6x and some 789 service. That also may explain not going daily yet.

http://m.atwonline.com/airline-financia ... ongmargins
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:59 pm

Had to pick someone up at the airport the other evening. Thought Loyola + Vets worked OK. But light timing could be optimized a little better. Headed to the Cell Phone Lot, but taxis and ubers use the same line and it was backed up forever to the circle. Went up the departures ramp and entered the lot (actually a few spaces in the taxi staging lot).

But when you try to leave the lot to head to arrivals, the taxis are bumper to bumper and will NOT let you exit. You just have to push in. Not worth the risk of an accident. Then the arrivals curbside is just a sea of taillights. Made a uturn at the Bainbridge light and went back to departures to pick up.

I will never use the arrivals curbside again. picking up at departures from now on. If I Uber, I'm taking it to CONRAC and using the shuttle bus, and vice versa. At least till this sorts itself out. Don't need this stress.

I think eventually, MSY will need to take a section of the surface lot and use it for rideshare pickup. Or ban private vehicles from arrivals - at least for now. Also, that area where the hotel was to go needs to be developed into another staging area to get the Ubers out of the taxi lot.

It looks like the terminal was designed for 2013 taxi/rideshare patterns, not 2020. Fortunately, the surface lot (or ST garage) is there for a solution.
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:21 am

Everything went well today for us. Parked at Parknfly, 10 minute ride to departures curb, quick check-in (5 minutes tops) to drop off bags, through security in 20 minutes, and then time to explore a bit. Checked bags arrived with us at SXM. I was most worried about that given the news reports. Absolutely beautiful terminal building.
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:44 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Everything went well today for us. Parked at Parknfly, 10 minute ride to departures curb, quick check-in (5 minutes tops) to drop off bags, through security in 20 minutes, and then time to explore a bit. Checked bags arrived with us at SXM. I was most worried about that given the news reports. Absolutely beautiful terminal building.


Departures don't seem to be an issue, just the arrivals area. I'm sure they will find a solution.

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Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:55 am

Yeah it seems like the only major remaining snag is the Uber/Lyft pickup system (assuming the bag situation is under control). Anecdotally seems that evenings tend to be the worst, so maybe the best solution short term would be to create another pick-up area on the departures side that would activate after a certain time. You wouldn't have many departing passengers at that time anyway. Longer term I don't think they built the area out properly to be compatible with the fast-match system - you need to be able to load several cars at a time without them getting blocked in.
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:09 am

Also, some changes to airport bus services. Airport and transit officials really dropped the ball on announcing these changes ahead of time and promoting them - this could have relieved a lot of traffic.

NORTA's airport express service will serve the north terminal instead of the south terminal, with the same general timetable. It's a bizarrely timed service, running only 7 times per day at inconsistent intervals. At the last service expansion review, they did propose making it an hourly service, but it apparently did not receive much support from the public comments. I encourage anyone who would use such a service to send comments their way as that is the main way they decide what routes to expand.

Jefferson Transit also discontinued service to the south terminal on the Airline Highway/Tulane Avenue route. This will be replaced by service to the north terminal from the Veterans Avenue route, which is actually going to be expanded and split with one line continuing to the City Park Avenue station and the other, a new service, hopping on the interstate at Causeway to the City Park exit and continuing as an express service down Canal Street, stopping at major intersections.
https://jeffersontransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/E1-Veterans-new-airport-notice-with-detour.pdf
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:17 am

msycajun wrote:
Yeah it seems like the only major remaining snag is the Uber/Lyft pickup system (assuming the bag situation is under control). Anecdotally seems that evenings tend to be the worst, so maybe the best solution short term would be to create another pick-up area on the departures side that would activate after a certain time. You wouldn't have many departing passengers at that time anyway. Longer term I don't think they built the area out properly to be compatible with the fast-match system - you need to be able to load several cars at a time without them getting blocked in.


Who'd have thought after all the doom and gloom about getting to the NT, it seems to be working quite well. Restriping the lanes heading to I-10 was a great move - just stay in your lane that you were on in the access road and it will lead to I-10E. There seem to be no issues with the econ parking nor the CONRAC shuttles, or with the USP/P&F shuttles. Also, seems to be quiet on the TSA front.

The rideshare issue will be fixed soon hopefully, before the holidays. Flying out soon, I think we'll get a Sazerac to toast our new gateway.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:21 am

SNN707 wrote:
msycajun wrote:
SeanM1997 wrote:

I love to see people using my tweets. Always available on DM for any questions :)

6x weekly on B787-8 (daily except Sunday). British Airways showing confidence in the London-New Orleans route


Thanks for the update! I've tried to find out - any word on the configuration for the 787-10. Thinking about if they do permanently upgrade the route, it would be nice to have a small first cabin, but I don't think it necessarily needs a much bigger business cabin, especially at the expense of economy. I'd think that if the -10 had the F, J, and P cabins of the -9, plus the 154 E seats of the -8, that would be a nice mix for the route.


In light of today's news that IAG (BA) will be cutting capacity in the next 2 years, MSY is fortunate we are increasing capacity to 6x and some 789 service. That also may explain not going daily yet.

http://m.atwonline.com/airline-financia ... ongmargins


IAG don’t plan to cut capacity - merely slow growth in capacity, and apparently mostly on short haul. Walsh has this week stated that EI, BA and IB would likely announce new TATL shortly.

Would be nice to see a Shamrock in MSY! Even if just to give me an easy way to visit..... :-)

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