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by Nola
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 153
Views: 19307

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

The strike has been postponed. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-unions-strike/air-france-unions-suspend-four-day-strike-from-june-23-idUSKBN1JE2GF I dodged a bullet potentially After my June AF flights are complete I will not book them again I also dodged a potential bullet on a co...

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by Nola
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

None that I've seen. It's a parking garage, so not expecting anything different from the one to the north of the terminal. Will this garage be long term parking (with a lower daily rate than the original North Terminal Garage)? Will the new garage be connected to the terminal directly or through th...

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by Nola
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Someone can probably elaborate, but a lot of the current jetways are owned by the airlines, not the airport. :shakehead: The airport owns 29 of the 35 existing bridges. Only two airlines own any of them: WN (4) and DL (2). Just curious, but could you talk about how two carriers came to own jetbridg...

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by Nola
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Pic of one of the new jetbridges. https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34583165_1873250722695511_5925226981938429952_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=79e80703eb31d85bcefa85d3ebe0667c&oe=5BAD77E1 is the airport going to sell advertising for the outside and inside of the jetbridges? Many other air...

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by Nola
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Pic of one of the new jetbridges. https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34583165_1873250722695511_5925226981938429952_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=79e80703eb31d85bcefa85d3ebe0667c&oe=5BAD77E1 is the airport going to sell advertising for the outside and inside of the jetbridges? Many other air...

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by Nola
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3728

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

Does the uniform color shift signal a rebranding for Delta away from Red, White and Blue to a more neutral (and less nationalistic) color scheme for the airline?

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by Nola
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Southwest and Allegiant are dropping MSY-PIT service. Allegiant says it is a seasonal drop. http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/business/article_11c98e14-690c-11e8-8041-9b633991db26.html would be nice to see one of them make a real go of the route... interesting to note that Southwest said ...

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by Nola
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... 1db26.html
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Southwest and Allegiant are dropping MSY-PIT service. Allegiant says it is a seasonal drop.

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... 1db26.html

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by Nola
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL
Replies: 17
Views: 2247

Re: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL

The Le Méridien brand was established in 1972 by Air France under a joint venture agreement "to provide on a home away from home for its customers." The first Le Méridien property was a 1,000-room hotel in Paris — Le Méridien Etoile. Within two years of operation, the group had 10 hotels i...

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by Nola
Sat May 26, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

which means teminal C may not be bulldozed Not a chance of that happening. The maintenance costs of B, C, and the central terminal are the main reason the north terminal was built in the first place. While certainly newer and more modern looking than A and B, C doesn't have a lot of concessions and...

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by Nola
Thu May 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36543

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Though to be fair, launching ATL-BOM before ATL-TLV is somewhat interesting. However, I don't know how much connecting demand there would be for ATL-TLV. Delta seems to be very happy with the yields on JFK-TLV service and adding ATL-TLV would surely dilute them. DL's JFK connectivity to most of the...

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by Nola
Thu May 24, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36543

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

It seems like ATL would make some sense; DTW also. NYC already has nonstops from two airports to India. Why compete there when another route with no competition, i.e., potentially higher prices, could be opened up?

Doesn't DL already have a JV with Jet, KLM and AF for flights to India?

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by Nola
Thu May 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Won't be surprised if MSY finds itself gate-limited for growth in the relative near future either... at least for a time. Hence the need to preserve the "D" concourse with the possibility of having WN, mainline carriers and international carriers in the North Terminal and LCC's in the Sou...

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by Nola
Thu May 24, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Won't be surprised if MSY finds itself gate-limited for growth in the relative near future either... at least for a time. Hence the need to preserve the "D" concourse with the possibility of having WN, mainline carriers and international carriers in the North Terminal and LCC's in the Sou...

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by Nola
Mon May 21, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15110

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Louisiana has been pushing hard for DUB-MSY nonstop, before the end of 2019. From one of the state's top economic development and tourism bureaus, after the launch of LHR-MSY and FRA-MSY: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/new-orleans-attracts-first-non-stop-european-flights-in-decades/ Why would IAG l...

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by Nola
Sun May 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15110

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Louisiana has been pushing hard for DUB-MSY nonstop, before the end of 2019. From one of the state's top economic development and tourism bureaus, after the launch of LHR-MSY and FRA-MSY: Talk persists in the travel industry that the city will have non-stops to Dublin, Ireland before the end of the...

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by Nola
Thu May 17, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

But with no west coast network, they'd be in a fistfight with PA and UA to fill the planes. Look at LAX-HNL now--everyone with a Part 121 and his dog flies the route and everyone defines LAX as a focus city. Given the state of play at the time of the route-letting, not only was hub-n-spoke nonexist...

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by Nola
Wed May 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Totally off topic, but I wonder what position DL would have been in if it had gone to IAH instead of DFW. Good point. DL seemed more enamored with MSY, imo. (I'm imagining DC-8-61s and DC-10-30s painted in Texas International...) We did have a huge DL presence in Nola back then. They had the entire...

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by Nola
Wed May 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

If A.net is to be believed (and why not?) there is practically no traffic from the east coast to Hawai'i, especially from the southeast. The Caribbean is much closer. National did serve the west coast cities, they could have file for authorization to fly from LAX, SFO, SAN, and ONT to Hawaii. But w...

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by Nola
Wed May 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

You're correct. Braniff sold those routes, which were very profitable, to keep the company afloat. I think the routes wound up with Eastern and later with United (when it tried a Miami hub). I could be wrong though. I don't believe Braniff ever sold their SA routes. According to John Nance's book &...

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by Nola
Wed May 16, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Until deregulation, the only US international carriers were PanAm and TWA. Not true at all. Braniff started service to South America in 1946, shortly after World War II. On May 19, 1946, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) awarded Braniff routes to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, co...

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by Nola
Tue May 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Back then, airlines were not free to open new routes where ever they wanted. The industry was regulated until 1979. Also, National was essentially a north-south east coast airline based in Miami with some transcon' flights to California from Florida with stops en route. Yep, if memory serves along ...

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by Nola
Tue May 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

With this indicate that delta would be successful running to Seattle beyond the weekend? Not enough info to definitively say. The loads are nice, but we don't know the fare yield, nor the opportunity cost. It's probably a good sign though, as DL likely would not have bothered with it in the first p...

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by Nola
Tue May 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

November 2017 international pax and load factors by route, and February 2018 domestic pas and load factors by route caculated. On the international side, AC saw a sharp decline of nearly 5% in pax and load factors from 2016 with a load factor of 74.2% on the YYZ route in November. This continues a ...

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by Nola
Mon May 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 137
Views: 11486

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

The comment about Delta buying KLM is interesting but there are ownership/control rules in the EU and, on top of that issue DL owns 10% of the AF/KLM holding company. DL's relationship began with AF, while NW's relationship began with KLM.

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by Nola
Mon May 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 137
Views: 11486

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

https://www.reuters.com/article/air-fra ... SL8N1SF3XD
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KLM CEO sees strength in marriage with AF but wants AF contract situation resolved. Says that if KLM left AF, it would need another partner, like DL.

https://www.reuters.com/article/air-fra ... SL8N1SF3XD

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by Nola
Sun May 13, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

It really seems to me that it was a short-sighted design that didn't leave much room for growth. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Airport staff routinely ridicule the idea (one, obnoxiously so).... ...but fugg'em, I still say that (barring a market shock, oil spike or major disaster) they're goi...

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by Nola
Sun May 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I'm interested in seeing this United Club when it opens mainly for the views. It will be a ground-level club in Concourse C according to the info we have received much like the one in Concourse D at IAD. Would be cool to see everything going on outside from a ramp level perspective. No word on how ...

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by Nola
Fri May 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

DL's schedule isn't showing BOS or SEA. I remember both were seasonal test runs. Any news on whether they'll come back? SEA would be really helpful to compete with AS, BOS of course to compete with B6.

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by Nola
Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47694

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Would any other bidders emerge? AF-KLM/DL? LH?

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by Nola
Wed May 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM future widebody deployment plans
Replies: 19
Views: 4239

Re: Air France - KLM future widebody deployment plans

When will AF be finished refurbishing the 777 fleet? The new lie flat seats are amazing!

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by Nola
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I'd love a Shake Shack. I fly through JFK T4 just to stop at one.

Cane's would seem to make a lot more sense than Chick Fil-A due to Sunday operations....

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by Nola
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47694

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I think that IAG made very big strategic mistake for two reason: 1. IAG's move helps DY to got new equity when needed.. Next time investors are more comfortable to give new equity to DY because IAG is knocking the door. DY need new equity maybe in coming months. This also helps DY to keep going whi...

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by Nola
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47694

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I think that IAG made very big strategic mistake for two reason: 1. IAG's move helps DY to got new equity when needed.. Next time investors are more comfortable to give new equity to DY because IAG is knocking the door. DY need new equity maybe in coming months. This also helps DY to keep going whi...

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by Nola
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47694

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Reports indicated that LH was bidding for AZ but that AF/KLM were not. Apparently "EasyJet Plc, Air France-KLM Group and Cerberus Capital Management LP have made a joint approach to the Italian airline Alitalia SpA about a possible takeover" https://skift.com/2018/04/10/easyjet-and-air-fr...

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by Nola
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47694

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Would the competition commission of the EU allow a full merger? This will not go down too well with LH group/Air france-KLM. They're both currently bidding for AZ takeover... So? They'll still cry out about it regardless of what's going on with AZ. Reports indicated that LH was bidding for AZ but t...

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by Nola
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18691

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Here we go again... Often overlooked fact: DL and NW filed for Chapter 11 on the same day in 2005. Steenland and Anderson were all over it already from that moment on...in backrooms. They had a vision and wanted to be first before merger mania broke out. They did. This merger was a very well choreo...

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by Nola
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18691

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Always been a lot of fun chatter about the DL "onward, upward" widget and the last NWA logo. Richard was intensely involved with the NWA rebranding before he left. But I'm told the DL rebranding began before any discussions of a merger took place & Richard was onboard as DL CEO. That ...

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by Nola
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 77
Views: 9047

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

The DFW hub was drawn down because it was too small to compete with AA and DL was losing money there. It was great for connections to other Texas cities and for traveling west on DL from points between Texas and Atlanta (like MSY).

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by Nola
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 153
Views: 19307

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Media outlets are reporting that the strike is for one day only.

Looking at JFK-CDG, AF23 and AF11 are operating today, while AF7 and AF9 are not. (AF3577 is operating but it flies out of T4, so it must be operated by DL). Google indicates all flights are operating tomorrow.

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by Nola
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 153
Views: 19307

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

AF indicating it will run 50% long haul from Paris, 75% of medium haul flights and 85% of short haul flights. http://corporate.airfrance.com/en/press-release/strike-action-air-france-traffic-forecasts-thursday-22-february-2018 https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/air-france-strike-will-affect-75-of-sched...

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by Nola
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 153
Views: 19307

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Any updates on whether this action will occur? What should travelers on 2/22 and 2/23 expect?

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by Nola
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 32562

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I flew KLM connecting to JET in AMS last year and the JET flight was great. Really good food and the bathrooms were always kept clean, which is more than I can say about DL overseas flights sometimes. Is there enough demand for another TLV flight? I remember DL saying they were going to increase to...

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by Nola
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

Why did they shut down this concourse, I believe it was A. I thought MSY was having a gate shortage. https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9838031,-90.2540415,200m/data=!3m1!1e3 They aren't...the new terminal actually has fewer gates. The A concourse at the South Terminal has been closed for a few years....

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by Nola
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 32562

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

What are the chances DL brings back ATL-TLV and resumes flights to India (from anywhere)? I would imagine that an upcoming venture with Jet Airways is the kind of strategic investment DL can use to capture USA - India traffic for those wanting a lower cost option. I don't think there is much of a m...

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by Nola
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 461
Views: 36280

Re: The MSY thread - 2018

has anyone here ever used CLEAR and if so do you think its worth it and should NOLA offer in new terminal? https://www.clearme.com/home Maybe it is a bit better now than it was, but Pre-Check is much easier and faster. All you get with Clear is a faster way into the regular security screening area ...

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by Nola
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 32562

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I cannot speak to any A.net fallacy, but while there are still some sizable economic ties (particularly in the chemical industry), the rationale for this route (or AMS) is that AA is expanding in MSY and with the BA flight, there is a risk to DL that AA will pick up loyalty in what has, heretofore,...

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by Nola
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 32562

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

MSY-CDG would be great. Likely on AF 787, if ever, but it would be great. A hub/focus in AUS would also be really helpful because I'm frequently having to go east to ATL to then turn around and go west. Air France is too premium-heavy to operate a 787 to MSY. This is very wishful thinking. This get...

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