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AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:15 pm

(T-Minus X minutes until someone rants "too bad it'll never happen again" or something of that nature  Insane)


Anywho: F-GSPG in MSY today.


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Anyone know why?

...I'm guessing it's the usual: weather at that damn IAH?




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Beautiful. Needs to happen more often. And yes, I know there's better chances of icicles forming on Satan's drawers than that happening right now.

Still wouldn't mind seein' one of these though Big grin

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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:26 pm

>Still wouldn't mind seein' one of these though<

An A330? Are you feeling ok? Tom already reported this one. We got a bunch of CO heavies and 3 UA E170s too.
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:33 pm

An A330? Are you feeling ok?

...what you mean?
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:14 pm

>An A330? Are you feeling ok?

...what you mean?<

You want to see an Airbus plane here? I thought that was something unmentionable? Or is that just A340s?
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:18 pm

Fred gets only sick about the A340. It once rolled over his feet after not getting airborne...  Wink/being sarcastic

Sorry, couldn't resist...


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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:35 pm

C-boy, have you been to the doctor?
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:56 pm

What you fools talking about...

...ConcordeBoy LOVES Airbuses and even de-facto Airbuses (um duhhh, hence the screenname).

I'm just not fond of those abominations to the aviation world otherwise known as A340s.



The ultimate tragic irony of that situation being that the A343 is the most suitable aircraft currently in AF's fleet for a chance on a market such as MSY...  Sad  Sad  Sad

Horrible horrible circumstance  Crying
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:06 pm

I say we all pitch in and buy Fred a seat on the first A340 service MSY-CDG by AF, whenever that may be  Smile

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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:18 pm

Sure. If everyone at A.net keeps giving their 2 cents, Fred will have a J class ticket  Big thumbs up.
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:22 pm

Well, be cool to support the MSY-Europe market... ergo probably the best money you ever wasted, I wouldn't even ask AF for a refund once I reroute via ATL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:11 pm

Where'd it park BTW... int'l concourse, or remote?
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:44 pm

Not sure of the AF plane, but the CO 777 parked at gate C11. What a surprise I had when I was standing on the jetbridge at C1 waiting for our A319 to come in and there she was, towering over the FL 717 at C9. Man that's an impressive plane.

Apparently the CO bird took off on runway 19 (only 7000 ft.) fully loaded for its short hop to IAH....our ground crew said she just lumbered off the runway, they were taking bets as to if it would make it off the ground or not.
 
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:47 pm

We are expecting more inclement weather here in Houston today through midnight or so--so you all over at MSY might get a couple of diversions. Get your cameras out.
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:39 am

Yes, many diversions from IAH yesterday. I was on CO2447 diverted to AEX. Pilot originally said that we would be diverted to Beaumont, but then said too many planes being diverted there, so we went to AEX. Sat at AEX for ~6 hours before flying on to IAH. CO agent said that they had 10,000 persons with missed connections at IAH yesterday. . .
 
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:28 am

So it was weather related diversions?
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:30 am

yes when we get rough weather here at IAH, MSY, SAT, AUS, and MSY get the brunt of our diversions as we get a large number of DFWs when they are getting pounded.
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:39 am

>Apparently the CO bird took off on runway 19 (only 7000 ft.) fully loaded for its short hop to IAH....our ground crew said she just lumbered off the runway, they were taking bets as to if it would make it off the ground or not.<

That is surprising. Even though the plane was fully loaded, she would need very little fuel to make it the 40 minutes to IAH. I have seen UA 744s flying LAX-DEN take off short of where the WN 737s were taking off. It was funny, as the WN 73Gs were showing off their performance with 6,000 foot take offs, and this massive jumbo did it in 5500. Why would the 777 (especially a CO ER model with the high power engines) have a problem.

>So it was weather related diversions?<

Massive Fog, combined with the fact that Houston is the most polluted city in the US
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:47 am

N1120a Incorrect Houston is no longer the most polluted city in the U.S. (it is still ranked in the top 5) and that had absolutely nothing to do with the weather diversions. It was fog and storms.
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:13 am

Diversions were due to IAH weather.

CO 777 took off on runway 19 like a shot out of a cannon. Had lots of room to spare.

CO narrow body diversions parked at the end of concourse D. As Steve said, 767 parked at C-1, 777 at C-11.

AF 777 parked at the end of concourse B, was here for not much over one hour.

Tom at MSY

List of diversions is at: https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1832093
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:52 am

The diversion of my flight to AEX was weather related. Interestingly the pilot told us before leaving LIT that he expected the weather to improve at IAH before we arrived, turns out the closer we got, the worse it got. We were told by the CO captain that the airport was completely closed for a time yesterday afternoon.
 
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:25 am

If AF even feels that MSY is worth the bother, this is the only thing that'll be flying there  Big grin



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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:41 am

>If AF even feels that MSY is worth the bother, this is the only thing that'll be flying there <

And that is what tugs at Fred's heart strings. As I recall, F will only be on the 777s, so would an A332 be a possibility. Or wait for it...a 7E7 if ordered  Big thumbs up?
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:29 am

so would an A332 be a possibility

yes... but they're still aimed at higher-yielding markets than the A343s are

Ergo, if we were to receive AF service any time soon, our aprons would be polluted by the A340 in all probability  Crying
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:33 am

Fred, I reckon it's time for us to initiate a "Bring back the 767-300" campaign for AF, what do you say? Big grin
 
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:07 am

*smacks Steve*


...quit being retro!

Try "Bring forward the 7E7!Big grin
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:25 am

Come on man. At this point, I'd take a 707-300! 7E7, 763, whatever works baby.
 
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:46 am

Dont get me wrong... it's all good.

I mean, I'd be cool with even seeing an A340 here-- setting a new precedent.
.......doesn't mean I'd go anywhere near the thing, but still  Smile
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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:54 pm

CBoy,

Rumor has it that you've been living in a tent down on Bourbon Street anyway. Shouldn't be too hard to relocate your 'residence' to the airport area so you can maintain a constant vigil.

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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:10 pm

"Well, be cool to support the MSY-Europe market... ergo probably the best money you ever wasted, I wouldn't even ask AF for a refund once I reroute via ATL"

Well...the cost to bribe every Skyteam airlines agent who could possibly do such a horrid thing would increase the cost exponentially I suppose...but maybe just a non-refundable ticket with an insane change fee could do the trick  Big grin

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RE: AF 772ER At MSY Today

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:22 pm

wait... do i understand this correctly ? MSY to Europe ?  Insane
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