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Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Sat Oct 07, 2000 2:30 am

I must say, it was nice to see an airline flying the MSY-BTR route again, if only for today. Delta Flight 9671, a 757, flew the route this afternoon. I'm sure it is a charter or some sort. My, I miss the good old days. Now, the only city in Louisiana you can fly to from MSY nonstop is Shreveport.

Stephen
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Sat Oct 07, 2000 12:15 pm

1) if I had a make a guess, the DL 757 probably made up the LSU Tiger's football charter to Gainesville, FL, since they would have flown out today. DL was simply ferrying the airplane to BTR.

2) there is a grass roots effort among the 'major' cities/airports in Louisiana (Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Monroe, Shreveport, and New Orleans to a lesser extent) to explore the possibilities of intrastate Louisiana air service. From my 13 1/2 years at MSY, and seeing how Royale Airlines and L'Express made out, I'm not sure it'd work.

Tom in NO (at MSY)
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Sat Oct 07, 2000 1:25 pm

Two years ago, at a band competition in New Orleans (in which our freshman concert band placed first, jazz band also placed first, and our symphonic band received the highest overall rating, even though they were competing against college bands. I was a freshman then), we stayed at a Radisson(?) near the airport. The 737-300s were very quiet, the few 737-200s were kinda noisy, but one Delta 727 that flew out shook the whole building. It was low and loud!
 
mdsmith11
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Sat Oct 07, 2000 3:42 pm

Stephen:

Judging by the flight number, (without looking it up) I can agree wuth my fried Tom that what you witnessed was more than likely a MSY-BTR ferry flight.

When ya gonna call one uf us for a ramp tour?

Mark from UAL @ MSY
 
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Sat Oct 07, 2000 11:05 pm

Marc, as I soon as I return to MSY in November, I will conatct you about the ramp tour. My summer was so busy, I barely had time to check my email. I can't wait to do it though.....I'll bring lots of film.

Stephen in MSY(PVD for the time being)
 
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Sun Oct 08, 2000 1:10 am

The 717's low operating costs and high efficiency would make it a good candidate for a well funded Louisian intrastate airline.
 
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Sun Oct 08, 2000 1:54 am

Stephen:

I don't know when in November that ya will be back....but we are (UAL) are the charter airline for the San Francisco 49's. For their trip to New Orleans this season, they're gonna be travelling on a B-747-200 and yet the plane is projected to remain in New Orleans until after gametime on Sunday!

Arriving on the 3rd and departing the evening of the fourth

Mark from UAL @ MSY
 
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Tue Oct 10, 2000 4:13 am

Mark,

I won't be coming in until the 17th of November. That's a shame. I always miss the big stuff when they visit.....lol.`

take care......and oh yeah.....I see in the UA schedules for Jan/Feb that the 2nd weekly LAX nonstop will go daily!!!!!! That's really cool!!!!

Stephen
 
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Tue Oct 10, 2000 10:11 am

Stephen,

What do you mean by the second weekly LAX non-stop will go daily?? I don't have acess to Apollo right now, but will check it out tomorrow afternoon though

Mark from UAL @ MSY
 
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Tue Oct 10, 2000 10:53 am

Wow, i didn't realize there were so many people from MSY on airliners.net!!! i'm not to far away from yall..

*Camille*
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Tue Oct 10, 2000 11:47 am

Don't forget DL's flag stop MLU flights that continue to other cities in Louisianna. ATL-MLU-SHV-DFW.
 
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RE: Delta New Orleans To Baton Rouge

Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:20 pm

We haven't forgotten DL's northern Louisiana milk run (...MLU-SHV... and reverse), but the latest airline idea would be an intrastate commuter airline, and would offer such routings as LCH-SHV, AEX-MSY, BTR-MLU, etc. The basic problem as to why this type of operation hasn't been successful in the past (see Royale and L'Express) is a lack of passenger demand for those types of routes.

Something to consider.....USAirways Express has been a busy tenant at MSY over the past few years. They have (in the past) offered MSY-BTR, MLU, SHV, Beaumont TX, etc service, and it hasn't been profitable for them. If anyone could have made a go of it, it would have been US Express. They had the infrastructure already in place, a good 10+ connection flights to mainline USAirways, etc.

For those reasons I just mentioned, an intrastate LA carrier will not make money.....unless, and it's a big unless.....they get a substantial subsidy from the airports/cities. And I can tell you that that won't happen.

Tom in NO (at MSY)
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