shamrock604 wrote:SNN707 wrote:msycajun wrote:
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.....
MSY is one of BAs highest LF routes. Just got bumped from 5x to 6x 788. Disappointed not daily but that will come. As for EI, MSY will probably have to wait until the 321XLR is in the fleet. A300 probably too much metal for this route. If IAG expands, MSYs best shot IMO is LEVEL to Paris 2x or 3x. Air Europa just got merged in to IAG and BCN is a strong cruise market out of NOLA. But - everything hinges on DE and their future plans for MSY.