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by B747forever
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 383
Views: 54080

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Looks like BA will send 2x daily 767s to ARN during W17. Flight numbers BA778/779 (new 767 flight) and 780/781.

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by B747forever
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8793

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG

There's a glut of overcapacity between the States and Europe and it's not going to last. Not only to small markets like Denver and Austin, but to large markets like Boston, Miami and LA that are seemingly connected to every airport in Europe. Too many seats, the bubble will burst. This just adds to...

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by B747forever
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8793

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG

There's a glut of overcapacity between the States and Europe and it's not going to last. Not only to small markets like Denver and Austin, but to large markets like Boston, Miami and LA that are seemingly connected to every airport in Europe. Too many seats, the bubble will burst. This just adds to...

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by B747forever
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 84
Views: 6516

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

KSBOS wrote:
BCN-BOS and ARN-BOS on the 787.

BCN would be a good summer route while ARN would be a year round.


I am actually surprised DY hasnt started ARN-BOS already.

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by B747forever
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2169 enroute to KFLL
Replies: 20
Views: 6648

Re: BA2169 enroute to KFLL

Pe@rson wrote:
BA's FLL flight is in retaliation to Norwegian's.


Same with the newly launched LGW-OAK and to some extent LGW-JFK. BA is also changing the Y configuration on their LGW 777s to 3-4-3 in response to Norwegian.

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8236

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

Cointrin330 wrote:
JFK and NYC are the largest O&D market in I think the world. Slots at JFK at peak times are not always easy to secure. It's certainly a profitable market for most who serve it or at the very least, a prestige route.


Actually LAX is the world's busiest O&D airport.

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best way from NCL to HNL
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Best way from NCL to HNL

ChrisKen wrote:
BA/AC ncl-lhr-yvr-hnl - £970
BA/AA ncl-lhr-lax-hnl



I guess that BA/AC combo is on separate tickets, which I would not recommend on such a long trip. Thus the best option is to go with a combination of BA/AA via LHR/LAX.

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by B747forever
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19030

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

How is LOT's latest long haul destination LAX doing?

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by B747forever
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.

Latest offer was last Monday on AA LAX-HNL. Overbooked by 4. Offer was $1500 in travel voucher for each pax and confirmed seats on the UA flight departing 7hrs later. Unfortunately could not take that offer.

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by B747forever
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 383
Views: 54080

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Rare visitor at HEL this Friday night. Emirates flight EK131 DXB-DME diverted to HEL due to poor weather conditions in Moscow. Landed at HEL at 22:11 and continued back to DME at 00:38. https://www.flightforum.fi/uploads/monthly_2017_06/5956b2df2c1b2_IMG_0351(1).jpg.5d6b46f9928ccacb2e862d5a0627e862...

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 383
Views: 54080

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Rare visitor at HEL this Friday night. Emirates flight EK131 DXB-DME diverted to HEL due to poor weather conditions in Moscow. Landed at HEL at 22:11 and continued back to DME at 00:38. https://www.flightforum.fi/uploads/monthly_2017_06/5956b2df2c1b2_IMG_0351(1).jpg.5d6b46f9928ccacb2e862d5a0627e862...

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by B747forever
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: maximum connecting airports and luggage tags
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: maximum connecting airports and luggage tags

About 2 years ago I flew in one go ARN-LHR-ORD-CMH-DFW-LAX. The check in agent had to attach two separate luggage tags. My bag actually made it all the way to LAX!

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by B747forever
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19445

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Huh, so what is next, a video about Norwegian threatening US jobs? The US3 with a locked domestic market and a monopoly on TATL flights with their respective JV partners dont get any sympathy from me.

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by B747forever
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to VIE Flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: LAX to VIE Flights?

Flew VIE-LAX last week. Flight was quite open in Y with many pax having their own rows. I actually expected the flight to be packed bearing in mind it is summer time now.

Anyone know if OS is happy with the route so far?

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 75
Views: 9592

Re: AA LAX-SFO all eagle now, sad face

It is not only the bus ride that is annoying but also the long taxi times to get to/from the 24s.

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 167
Views: 34594

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Wonder if they will do BOB on those QR flights, or just no service at all.

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 1816

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Since I started my flight log in 2006 I have flown on 110 different airlines. List by alphabetical order: 1. Aer Lingus – EI/EIN 2. airBaltic – BT/BTI 3. Air Berlin – AB/BER 4. Air Canada – AC/ACA 5. Air France – AF/AFR 6. Air Malta – KM/AMC 7. Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional) – YW/ANE 8. Air Wisconsin...

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop
Replies: 33
Views: 5436

Re: Performance of VS and MT MAN-SFO nonstop

How is MT MAN-LAX doing? I flew LAX-MAN last Wednesday and the flight was packed.

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?
Replies: 7
Views: 2829

Re: Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?

According to austrianaviation.net (original story here: http://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/aua-b777-in-la-beschaedigt/, in german) the left engine cowling was damaged by the jet bridge, and they are flying in replacement parts and technicians with the tuesday flight to fix the damage. However, ...

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP?
Replies: 95
Views: 3221

Re: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP.

So what I was talking about is the reality that a lot of terrorist acts in the US are carried out by non-Muslims. McVey's approach was as other "good Christians" terrorists acts in the US, He simply killed more people that the radicalized Christians who attack us from time to time. The bi...

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?
Replies: 7
Views: 2829

Re: Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?

BTW, what a horrible set up it is to be bussed to T6/7 for clearing CBP. I guess TBIT CBP must be saturated at that time fram with all the other Euro arrivals.

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?
Replies: 7
Views: 2829

Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?

Earlier today I arrived on OS81 (VIE-LAX) and on landing I noticed there was another OS 777 parked at the cargo apron. It looks like it is OE-LPE that never operated the return sector OS82 on June 17. Since then OS have had a few long haul cancellations as they are short of long haul birds. For inst...

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?
Replies: 27
Views: 10050

Re: Rumour: Swiss to launch LCY-JFK?

Well they won't be able to do that for long as the UK is leaving the EU.

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)
Replies: 79
Views: 5294

Re: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)

From a service view point, on WN you get free checked bags, carry on, free seat selection, snacks and drinks. Spirit on the other hand charge for all of that, and even for a boarding pass if you don't print it out yourself.

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 27630

Re: Lufthansa to base 5 A380s at MUC

I'm curious to see which routes from FRA that serve with an A380 will be replaced. Curious about this myself, getting a bad vibe about IAH. Wouldnt surprise me if IAH got cut as it is a hub-hub route with multiple frequencies which can be upgauged if needed. Furthermore, I guess FRA-IAH is mostly f...

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 120
Views: 16008

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

This really disproves the notion that Hawaii is only a low yield destination.

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In last 12 months MIA had largest gain of INTL routes among all U.S. airports
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: In last 12 months MIA had largest gain of INTL routes among all U.S. airports

As SonaSounds notes, it is not all new additions. For instance SAS will cut some OSL and CPH frequencies in order to add ARN. So no net gain of seats.

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 27630

Re: Lufthansa to base 5 A380s at MUC

Cool, so we will have 2x daily A380s from LH next summer at LAX. Wonder if they still will add the 2nd daily rotation from FRA on the 748i now that MUC gets the A380. Maybe something for UA and the 788 to take over?

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by B747forever
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT test running charter flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 5259

Re: ONT test running charter flights to China

Many,many casino's are closer to ONT- theres' probably 6 between there and the other end of Coachella Valley alone. This will appeal to the Chinese ONT also closer to the San Gabriel Valley which has a large Asian population. Bingo! That's why I've wondered for years why wasn't ONT catering to this...

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by B747forever
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 67
Views: 1627

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

EK215 DXB-LAX on A380. About to land in the next 10 minutes.

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27870

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

stl07 wrote:
Hasn't BA been adding service to LGW from midsize us cities lately (FLL, OAK)? If they did this with STL they wouldn't need a slot at LHR.


BA has been "forced" to expand at LGW because of DY. BA is basically copying DY at LGW by adding the same routes (LGW-JFK/OAK/FLL).

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27870

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

LAXSTEW wrote:
Wish DL would consider ONT-CDG/AMS. For the SoCal-Europe market that wants to avoid LAX.


Sorry, but I doubt ONT will ever see any long haul nonstop route. Even LCCs such as WOW air and Norwegian flies from LAX.

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Re: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament

DDR wrote:
Is there ANY country that is safe from ISIS?


I would say that South and Central America has been pretty spared from events like these.

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 8866

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

ikramerica wrote:
So Ryanair doesn't allow electronic boarding passes simply so they can charge $60 if you lose your printed one?


Nope, you got it wrong. If you have their app you can download the boarding pass directly to your phone.

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27870

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

PDX has DL to AMS,LHR, Icelandair to KEF, and Condor to FRA... It could probably support addition service during the summer months............. I would say that PDX is already rather well served and should instead focus on trying to keep the TATL routes it has sustainable. And in making that statem...

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27870

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

lhpdx wrote:
PDX has DL to AMS,LHR, Icelandair to KEF, and Condor to FRA... It could probably support addition service during the summer months.............


I would say that PDX is already rather well served and should instead focus on trying to keep the TATL routes it has sustainable.

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132436

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Qantas has announced that Qatari citizens wishing to board flights to Dubai will not be able to do so. This means a Qatari passenger wishing to travel from SYD to LHR, for example, would not be able to do so on a Qantas flight. "UAE have banned Qatari nationals from transiting through UAE, so ...

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132436

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Looks like QR773 (DOH-GRU) is going to make a fuel stop in ATH.

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by B747forever
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132436

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

aircatalonia wrote:
QR142 BCN-DOH already on the northern route to avoid KSA. First flight to take the new route.


Check out QR1438 (JIB-DOH). Will have to go the long way around from Eastern Africa to DOH in order to avoid KSA.

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by B747forever
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132436

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Wow, the one thing that has always been a threat to the ME3 has been the risk for instability in the region. With the laptop ban and now this it seems the ME3 are in for some turbulent times.

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: International flights at SJC and SAN

ucdtim17 wrote:
BA must be doing at least ok at SJC; if they weren't, it seems unlikely they'd start OAK as well to add yet more local capacity.


The only reason BA is flying to OAK is because Norwegian does it. Same thing with BA's LGW-FLL route.

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by B747forever
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines at LAX
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

Re: Southwest Airlines at LAX

What is the point of having the connector between T1 and T2? As far as I know WN does not have any flights out of T2.

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by B747forever
Wed May 31, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will IAH-DEN remain a 787 after UA shifts pilot base to IAD?
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Will IAH-DEN remain a 787 after UA shifts pilot base to IAD?

Checking the schedules it looks like LAX-DEN-LAX will also have a 789 starting in July. This is in addition to the 777 on the route.

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by B747forever
Wed May 24, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35800

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Anyway, thanks LAX772LR for the tip about the "Caribbean Way". Was refreshing! No prob, glad you tried it! My mother and I are looking into the details of franchising a few Smoothie Kings in SoCal, considering it's one of only three USA states that they haven't yet penetrated. I grew up o...

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by B747forever
Tue May 23, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35800

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thought I would report back here. So BA224 (MSY-LHR) was delayed about 35min due to late incoming a/c from LHR (BA225). This caused me to miss my connection at LHR to ARN, and was instead rebooked on LHR-DUS-ARN. Was hell of a long day flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-DUS-ARN. Arrived 6 hours later than origi...

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by B747forever
Sat May 20, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35800

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Yes, all on one ticket. Bought this routing specifically so I could try the new MSY-LHR flight. If you don't mind saying, did they allow you to book this sorta routing through miles, or just paid cash? Paid about $560 for ARN-LHR-DUB-LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN. When purchasing the ticket I booked it as a ...

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by B747forever
Fri May 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35800

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

On Saturday I am flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN (I know, crazy route). Are AA/BA operating out of the same terminal/gate area or will I have to change terminals and clear security again? Will be my first time through MSY. That's pretty wild - all on one ticket? I have to say it's great to see someone m...

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by B747forever
Fri May 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35800

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

On Saturday I am flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN (I know, crazy route). Are AA/BA operating out of the same terminal/gate area or will I have to change terminals and clear security again? Will be my first time through MSY. Nope, you're good. They're right across the aisle from each other in Concourse C....

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by B747forever
Fri May 19, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 388
Views: 35800

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

On Saturday I am flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN (I know, crazy route). Are AA/BA operating out of the same terminal/gate area or will I have to change terminals and clear security again? Will be my first time through MSY.

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