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by SunsetLimited
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX MSY Inaugural Today
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

VX MSY Inaugural Today

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VRD1390/history/20170921/1548Z/KSFO/KMSY After all these years, it'll be very nice seeing this livery in NOLA. This will be the second daily flight between SFO and MSY (UA has one), and the third to the Bay Area overall (WN to OAK). WN is adding a weekly flight to ...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

PVD was always meant to be seasonal.
DEN is being upgauged to A321 for the summer.

Speaking of NK, they are rumored to be adding three additional nonstop markets (in addition to the four recently announced) for a March or April start.

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 16679

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

fcogafa wrote:
What route is that aircraft doing for the other 5 days a week?


Perhaps MSY since it's 5X weekly and the two days it doesn't operate would mesh well with this SEZ schedule. I guess we'll see. It's an option, in any case.

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer

I've heard that MSY will get three additional destinations (in addition to the recently announced BOS/EWR/MSP/TPA) for a March or April start.

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 296
Views: 21876

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I'd really like to see ULCC service on MSY-BNA to shake up the market a bit. The WN nonstop flights are jam packed, and if you book relatively close in, you're looking at $600 roundtrip, easily. I hope NK sets up shop in BNA soon and adds a daily nonstop.

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30406

Re: DL Future Expansion

I hope DL doesn't start MSY-Europe. I don't want to see BA and DE suffer, which I'm sure they would in some respect if DL starts a flight, granted BA moreso. I'd like to see a MSY-CDG flight but not this soon. The nonstop European market needs time to mature. Let's revisit the idea in two years. Unt...

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

New Orleans is a tough sell during summer. Not surprised that outbound was stronger in June for BA and DE.

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Nola wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
Southwest adding 1x weekly non-stops to SMF and SJC.

Also Cancun 1x weekly.



How many carriers does that make between MSY and CUN now?


Overall, four.

Scheduled: DL, WN, UA
Scheduled charter: Vacation Express

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by SunsetLimited
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 62057

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Best of luck to everyone affected. Stay safe. Now my two cents... Of course Houston will recover. I don't think anyone suggested otherwise. But to suggest the city as a whole will recover in a "couple of weeks", or what have you, is being naive. We're witnessing something unprecedented her...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

MSY will have ULCC to 28 airports, IINM, between G4/F9/NK once these new routes are added.

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Adds 6 new routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2941

Re: NK Adds 6 new routes

EWR-LAS should do gangbusters.

ORD-PBI seems like a perfect seasonal route. Surprised they haven't flown it before, or have they?

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Adds 6 new routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2941

NK Adds 6 new routes

http://ir.spirit.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1038189

MSY-BOS/EWR/MSP/TPA
EWR-LAS
ORD-PBI (seasonal)

This will bring NK up to 15 nonstop routes to/for MSY.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

The QF flight to DFW has really opened up MSY for Aussie tourism. It's a very popular connection. I'd say a couple of dozen Aussie visitors fly out of MSY on the AA/QF codeshare daily, if I had to make a ballpark guess. Who knows how many UA gets, or DL for that matter.

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Hong Kong and Sydney on AA/TG; 77W/388/744
Replies: 5
Views: 5081

Re: To Hong Kong and Sydney on AA/TG; 77W/388/744

Thanks for this report. AA looks good and the 747 is always the queen of the skies! I agree Hong Kong is a great city and one with so much going on. I am travelling on the AA73 myself in a few months, but it is showing as a 789...my chance of my upgrade clearing isn't looking so good The TG 744 was...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

To get to MEM on Greyhound, you have to change buses in BTR. So the trip is longer than Amtrak and the fares are more $. It's amazing how much direct service Greyhound has cut over the years in many city pairs. Megabus couldn't even make the market work. I guess the point I was trying to make is sim...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Re: former GLO routes... 1) MSY-HSV...we won't see nonstop service in this market again in my lifetime. Kind of a strange experiment, to be honest. I get the NASA connection, but that's about it. It needs hub feed. 2) MSY-SHV....too short of a drive. Five hours tops. I usually do it in 4h45m includi...

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Hong Kong and Sydney on AA/TG; 77W/388/744
Replies: 5
Views: 5081

Re: To Hong Kong and Sydney on AA/TG; 77W/388/744

Great trip report! I love that you did it inside of a week. I'm impressed that Thai offers pictures and a description of the meal choices on the PTV....even in coach. AA's J and F seats and services look pretty solid on the 77W. Nice job. Thanks! TG really impressed me in all areas. The quality of ...

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Hong Kong and Sydney on AA/TG; 77W/388/744
Replies: 5
Views: 5081

To Hong Kong and Sydney on AA/TG; 77W/388/744

26Jul17 - 01Aug17 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4409/35682881093_aeaa9be7f1_o.gif The trip actually started and ended in MSY but for the sake of this report, I'll just cover the flights that I actually documented in picture form. It was an amazing adventure...in the space of one week. Two nights an...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I've heard that CM is going from 4X weekly to 5X weekly next year. Take it for what it's worth.

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I personally think FRA and LHR are all MSY can handle for the time being. BA is going 5X weekly in October, so clearly they must be at least relatively happy with the money they are making in MSY. The next logical step would be daily service at some point in the future. I'm pleasantly surprised that...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Lol. Asia. Slow down, folks. I think 10 years may even be too soon. I don't think a lot of people understand how dramatically longer Asian flights are. MSY, despite doing well, isn't growing rapidly enough to even get on the radar for Asian service. Further, VFR and tourist traffic, generally, is n...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

What is next for MSY as far as International service goes? Are they trying to get flights to Asia now? I'd say Asia is at least ten years away. Most of the Asia traffic is either VFR traffic to/from Vietnam (relatively large Vietnamese population in S.E Louisiana) or workers to/from cargo ships, mo...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

What is next for MSY as far as International service goes? Are they trying to get flights to Asia now? I'd say Asia is at least ten years away. Most of the Asia traffic is either VFR traffic to/from Vietnam (relatively large Vietnamese population in S.E Louisiana) or workers to/from cargo ships, mo...

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

BHM/SHV/MEM are all easy drives that can be made in 5.5 hours or less. All interstate, not much en route traffic except for passing through Baton Rouge and Jackson at certain times. Plus in the case of BHM and MEM, Amtrak, while not fast by any means, has a virtual monopoly on the O&D between th...

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13303

Re: Midwest Express 2017

I sure hope CRJ's aren't part of the plans. That won't turn out well.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28617

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

ADrum23 wrote:
One last thing, how in the heck did they manage to get 5x a week? I thought this flight would start at 3-4x at the most.


AUS was launched 5X weekly with 788 and is now daily with 789, so it's not unprecedented.

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28617

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

Congrats to BNA. Well deserved.

I've witnessed first hand just how dynamic the Nashville region is over the past, say, 18 months. It's really something to see and if you haven't been to the city in a while, you'd be pleasaantly surprised.

I expect this service to go daily within a year.

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 42944

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Really not sure why an above poster has dragged the New Orleans economy into this discussion. BA already serves the city and this isn't an economic development forum. To say it's bleeding residents is flat out false (metro area is growing albeit slowly), tourism is growing yet it's well known that t...

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

In other news... STS opening new 24 hour line maintenance facility at MSY: http://blog.stsaviationgroup.com/sts-line-maintenance-opens-new-station-in-new-orleans/#more-2461 I don't know who their main clients are, but would this make it easier for smaller airlines like B6, F9, AS, or G4 (assuming i...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to put pictures in replies on this website
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: How to put pictures in replies on this website

Sure. I sent an email with a screenshot of the error I keep on receiving. Thank you.

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by SunsetLimited
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to put pictures in replies on this website
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: How to put pictures in replies on this website

I'm using the correct format, yet no matter which photo sharing service I share the photo link from, I keep on getting a response that says "image", with no picture shown. Any ideas?

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.
Replies: 126
Views: 13492

Re: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.

Your basically taking a city, HOU, and basically saying every southwest destination it doesn't have service too. HOU, DCA and all those others are not gonna get 20 more routes each. Southwest has room to further expand domestically at HOU since it has plenty of room at HOU to do at least 40 additio...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36883

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

It's interesting to see F9 adding direct, same plane service in many markets.

DEN-AUS-RDU
DEN-MSY-PVD
SAN-AUS/SAT-MSY-MCO

Not sure if they've done much of this in the past and I'm sure there are many more examples.

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36883

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

So far for MSY I've found...

AUS 3x weekly A321
PVD 3x weekly A319
SAT 3x weekly A321

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

We might see a new F9 route announced tomorrow. There's a big gap in the schedule in October, and they are supposed to be making many new route announcements. Already it shows MCO operating daily and the 321 returning on the PHL route.

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36883

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

There's a big gap in the MSY schedules, too, plus the return of the A321 on the PHL route.

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by SunsetLimited
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

MSY-MKE was tried and failed. I don't see it coming back.

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by SunsetLimited
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 234
Views: 15780

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Nashville today is not the Nashville of twenty years ago. It's a great place to live/visit even if you don't have an affinity for country music. There's a lot going on, in terms of economic development. It's a question of when, not if, in regards to TATL service, though no one here has a crystal bal...

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

B6 has an A321 scheduled on one of the JFK flights in September and October. That's nice to see.

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

AF is just not happening. The airline couldn't make MCO work. Why would MSY work? The business ties to Paris just aren't enough and the leisure demand does not have enough volume for the type of service they would provide. DY I could see as a better fit because they would probably only fly it 2X wee...

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

In truth, A doesn't really need much in terms of amenities. It will be a quick and easy walk to the B terminal. If you're waiting on a BA flight, and you're only 3-4 gates away from a ton of food/beverage/retail options in B or the central post-security terminal area, I don't see the harm in that.

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Even in the absence of such, I wouldn't be surprised if there's some manner of general premium lounge (at least to a higher standard than the pittance that they're [sometimes] offering now) for departing international pax. I agree. I'm sure there will be a lounge. Just not an airline-specific loung...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

AA has no plans of adding an Admiral's Club, even in the new terminal. They require a certain level of top tier FF's to reside in the area where a club is located, and apparently there is not enough in MSY. That's really sad if true. If you count BA and AS, the OW route offering for frequent fliers...

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by SunsetLimited
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

AA has no plans of adding an Admiral's Club, even in the new terminal. They require a certain level of top tier FF's to reside in the area where a club is located, and apparently there is not enough in MSY.

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18449

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

CM just celebrated its two-year anniversary in MSY. Here's to many more.

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by SunsetLimited
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 5387

Re: Your longest flight

Doing DFW-HKG on AA 77W next month, approx 16:00. Also doing SYD-LAX on AA 77W on the same trip...approx 13:00.

Honorable mentions...

LAX-MEL, QF 388, 15:00
DFW-ICN, AA 772, 14:00
BNE-LAX, QF 744, 12:00
LHR-LAX, BA 744, 10:30

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 143
Views: 21251

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

For me, no other plane screams "I'm getting ready to go on an grand trans oceanic adventure" like a 747. Not sure why. Just something I've felt since I first saw one. When I see one parked at the gate, with the huge nose pointed right at your and seeing the flight deck windows above, it ju...

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by SunsetLimited
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 188
Views: 9839

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

End of July...

MSYDFW AA 738
DFWHKG AA 77W
HKGMNL 5J 333
MNLSYD 5J 333
SYDLAX AA 77W
LAXHNL AA 32B
HNLDFW AA 763
DFWMSY AA M80

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by SunsetLimited
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on Cebu Pacific
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Thoughts on Cebu Pacific

I'll be flying 5J HKG-MNL-SYD next month. Long layover in MNL - around 10hrs. As I'm simply looking for an economical way to get from HKG to SYD, I figured I'd give them a try. I have seen videos on YouTube so I know what to expect. Has anyone here flown them, and if so, what was your impression? An...

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by SunsetLimited
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 621
Views: 54296

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

79% for BA makes sense based on the data I've seen. It's a winner thus far.

Also, very happy to see solid growth from Copa. PTY is an important destination...one that many mid-sized metros would love to have.

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