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by SunsetLimited
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 278
Views: 35771

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

The problem with Delta is that they are ignoring the most important opinions in the world - that of a.net posters. Obviously Delta's decision making is horribly deficient. Back to the real world, from the Delta S19 Departures thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1420613&am...

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by SunsetLimited
Fri May 31, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

If you or someone you know has or currently works at the airport - beware of people lurking on this thread looking for comments regarding the MSY leadership team. If it’s not a positive comment, they are out to get you. Consider this a public service advisory.

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by SunsetLimited
Thu May 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10045

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

AA is trying to be both Emirates and Spirit at the same time. Not a good proposition. Also, the combined airline is probably just too large for the current management team to effectively manage. They could handle a USAirways-sized airline. In over their heads with the combined carrier. The pot needs...

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by SunsetLimited
Sun May 26, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2388

EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

Has anyone flown with these guys before? They’ll be operating one of my upcoming flights out of BCN up to OSL. I see the 767 fleet is in a 2x4x2 configuration. It looks like some of the aircraft have a newer interior featuring PTVs and a modern premium cabin, but are any still operated in the old no...

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by SunsetLimited
Sat May 25, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET’s OSL-ARN 5th freedom flight
Replies: 2
Views: 958

ET’s OSL-ARN 5th freedom flight

I was thinking about taking this flight when I’m in Scandinavia in two weeks, but was curious if I’m good to fly it with only an U.S passport? Is this flight flight treated like any other OSL-ARN flight or is it different since it’s a tag on to ADD?

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by SunsetLimited
Wed May 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I was referring to Bagneris (couldn't believe when I saw his name pop up...), but make no mistake, Dolliole is in the same circles, with the Morial (Marc, in this instance) political crowd. I just don't this this changing much since there are too many favors to be had, too many pockets to be lined, ...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue May 21, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The Aviation Board director needs to be fired. Just another New Orleans political hack. And that’s not just my opinion.

It’ll be a great thing for the city and region when this opens, but it’s been a botched delivery with poor communication from the airport to the tenants.

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by SunsetLimited
Thu May 16, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 75272

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Can anyone in BNA confirm if BA is going back to 4X weekly 788 for the winter season? I guess it could go either way - part of me suspects though that the winter schedules have simply not been finalized.

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by SunsetLimited
Sun May 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21824

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

AA is a disaster. Day in and day out, major operational issues. Yet they have time to continue to demoralize employees if they let the airplane push out of the gate 11 minutes early as opposed to 10 (buddy of mine there told me about this).

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by SunsetLimited
Mon May 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

TS will fly on Thu/Sun from November to April. That’s peak cruise ship season.

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by SunsetLimited
Mon May 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the addition of YUL gives MSY 8 international destinations. Not bad for a mid size market.

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by SunsetLimited
Sun May 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to serve New Orleans (MSY)
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: Air Transat to serve New Orleans (MSY)

Flights are loaded in the gds, as well.

This sounds like a nice flight to take. I haven’t been to YUL in 20 years.

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by SunsetLimited
Sun May 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to serve New Orleans (MSY)
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Air Transat to serve New Orleans (MSY)

Seasonal 2X weekly 737-800 YUL-MSY starting in November and running through at least the end of March. Personally I’m surprised AC didn’t jump on this, though it has me wondering if they’ll respond like they did in 2010 when WS announced YYZ-MSY? AC announced the resumption of service just days afte...

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by SunsetLimited
Sat May 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Travelex recently closed in the current terminal.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Frankly I miss the old weekly MSY-RTB flight that TACA and before that SAHSA offered for many years. RTB is an amazing diving destination.

CUN was served daily by both CO and EA, up to 4X weekly on LR, and various frequencies on AM.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Hearing LH rumors now from multiple people at the airport. Interesting. But perhaps not entirely surprising considering DE’s success.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 12001

Re: United MCO hub?

UA definitely flew MSY-MCO with a 733 and it definitely didn’t last very long. Maybe a few months?

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 18880

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

MSY

B757: 2
B739: 7
B738: 5
MD88: 2
A319: 5
B717: 3
CR9: 1

25 departures

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1011
Views: 128737

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

UA585 (B732) crashed in COS in 1991 I want to say due to the rudder problem. An Eastwind 737 also experienced a rudder hard over after US427 in flight but the pilots were able to recover.

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 2924

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

Former QF/BA 763’s in a typical 2-class config. I walked on one last summer and iirc it was something like 24 up front and over 230 in coach. Small monitors located throughout the cabin for video entertainment. Old style overhead bins.

There’s been one stuck in MSY for weeks with an engine problem.

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by SunsetLimited
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

AA cutting back LAX quite a bit this Summer. B6 is also cutting back FLL a good bit throughout the fall. Last fall, they were still daily. I’m surprised B6 is still even in the market, to be honest. The flights are rarely full (usually around 75% from what I see) and the yields have to be terrible ...

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport already moved two jetways off of C which is really making ops difficult for several airlines on that concourse. Plus they've removed one from D. I can't imagine they'd do that knowing it's not opening until August unless something major in the past week has came to light.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140707

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

2021? Nothing like giving the competition even more time to up their game and make it even more difficult for B6.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Just received confirmation that the opening of the terminal is now officially delayed until August 7th. Haven’t gotten an official reason yet but I can’t say that I’m surprised. Could it just be that it's simply not finished? The pictures that were released a few weeks ago were telling. While it lo...

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

dc10co wrote:
Just received confirmation that the opening of the terminal is now officially delayed until August 7th. Haven’t gotten an official reason yet but I can’t say that I’m surprised.



Well that would be incredibly disappointing but par for the course for Louisiana.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Call me a pessimist but I just don’t see Silver flying anything other than something like MSY-JAX or MSY-RSW - routes to larger cities/areas where they can build up the volume needed to support the ATRs. TPA would have been an ideal route before NK started it. Not sure they’d want to get into that m...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I suppose A1 would only be used as a last resort for a wide body. Would imagine the go-to gates for BA/DE would be the ones to the left. A6/5/4/3 etc.

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DL’s weekly seasonal CUN apparently resumes in December. They might just run it December - April like they did this year. I thought it was a goner, to be honest.

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Latest rumor is that MSY-LHR might stay 5X weekly but in the process get upgauged to a 3-class 77E. So who the heck knows.

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DL is back to all 757/321 service on MSY-ATL in September. 7X 757 4X 321 Also the 3X AA 321s that start in May on MSY-DFW have been extended through early July with the latest schedule update. Are the MD-80s no longer on the DFW route with the schedule update? Also nice to see DL putting some subst...

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DL is back to all 757/321 service on MSY-ATL in September.

7X 757
4X 321

Also the 3X AA 321s that start in May on MSY-DFW have been extended through early July with the latest schedule update.

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

KCS only runs 4 trains a day over the line. A round-trip NO-BTR and a round-trip NO-SHV. Plus there’s a weekly intermodal to/from Dallas. Point is, I just don’t think they want to be bothered. That’s the impression I got from comments I’ve read from spokespeople. But that attitude isn’t uncommon aro...

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

There won’t be rail between NO and BTR unless the STATE coughs up $80+ million to at least build a new trestle over the spillway...and from what I hear, KCS won’t allow passenger trains on its mainline at all, so an entirely new track might have to be built, and that would never happen in Louisiana....

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Exactly - who said it wasn’t published and open for booking? Interesting regarding BNA if that’s the truth. Well it was stated that the schedule "wasn't released". Regardless, as stated it is always subject to change. I do hope BNA does indeed go daily year round - it bodes well for the o...

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Just FYI, using your time table MSY is not daily in the winter. Weird. Daily service at MSY has not been announced. BA’s Fall/Winter schedule starting in November is open for booking but it hasn’t been finalized yet. It’s just a dummy schedule. That’s why BNA still shows a 4X weekly 788 in the GDS....

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

BA’s Fall/Winter schedule starting in November is open for booking but it hasn’t been finalized yet. It’s just a dummy schedule. That’s why BNA still shows a 4X weekly 788 in the GDS. Sometime in April or May the schedule will be finalized. Msyflyer, MSY going daily is still just rumors, albeit stro...

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Don't worry, daily service will be forthcoming. Especially with continued announcements like this of new UK-based companies setting up shop in New Orleans. In fact these guys specifically mentioned the direct London flight. https://www.sounddiplomacy.com/our-insights/sound-diplomacy-usa

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by SunsetLimited
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Nnelson97 wrote:
Does anyone know what the Eastern delivery was doing at old Concourse A this morning. Didn't get a picture but the plane stood out like a sore thumb.


It was a YYZ-CUN flight, diverted here due to engine problems. Another Eastern 763 came in last night to bring the 200+ passengers to CUN.

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to MSY imminent?
Replies: 61
Views: 11378

Re: Air France to MSY imminent?

MSY is doing just fine. Record passenger numbers and growing. And it's doing fine for BA. Even though the route is taking longer to mature compared to AUS (AUS numbers are just off the charts, while BNA as expected would be busier in the summer, while MSY is busier in the winter) So what? I'm happy ...

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The 4,000 square foot The Club MSY is supposed to open in October. The DL and UA clubs are scheduled to be open on opening day. How big will the DL and UA clubs be? DL Skyclub will be 4,600 sq feet on level 3 near the entrance to Concourse C. United Club will be 6,000 sq feet on level 1 between gat...

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The 4,000 square foot The Club MSY is supposed to open in October.

The DL and UA clubs are scheduled to be open on opening day.

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Nice year-over-year growth for BA in February. 15% or so?

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.thenewmsy.com/passenger-amenities/lounges
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The third party lounge is going to be a "The Club" lounge that can be found in 11 other U.S airports. It's my understanding that these lounges accept Priority Pass.

https://www.thenewmsy.com/passenger-amenities/lounges

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

There are shared grease traps buried beneath the ground level of the terminal facility that will service several restaurants. There are four grease traps in total. Grease traps are located on each side of the head house (main terminal) and one for each concourse. The grease traps will be cleaned an...

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

She said the smaller restaurants/kiosks lining the middle of the concourse were being worked on but the larger ones don’t even have grease traps installed yet. Just empty shell space. Her thoughts were overall very positive, said it’s absolutely beautiful, but didn’t see how it will even be 75% read...

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I know someone who took a tour of the new terminal today. Overall she was very impressed, though she said it looks like most of the concessions/restaurants won’t be close to being ready. Guess we’ll see.

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47589

Re: WN puts the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

WN has limited MAX 8 flying listed in the June schedules.

VCV has the right climate to store aircraft for extended periods of time. Plus it’ll be easy to reinstate the fleet from one single location.

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 75017

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I keep on hearing persistent rumors about daily BA service to LHR. An announcement over the next couple of months would not surprise me.

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FlixBus in the U.S
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

FlixBus in the U.S

FlixBus, the popular European bus company which last year started service on the West Coast of the U.S, has recently started service connecting San Antonio, Houston, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Biloxi. Next month, they are adding a direct San Antonio - Austin - Dallas route as well as an overnight...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709565

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Air Canada announces they will keep their Boeing 737-8 Max fleets grounded until at least July "Air Canada is now updating its April and May schedule to further optimize its fleet and re-accommodate customers. Because the timeline for the return to service of the 737 Max is unknown, for planni...

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