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by msycajun
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5509

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Just a heads up, it appears NK has extended their schedule to mid February.

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by msycajun
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

Re: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB

I'm sure the proximate cause of the route being dropped is a lack of pilots. 3M really needs to get a new contract and hasten the transition to the ATRs. That being said I wish they would try to connect some of these stations to MSY. They need a hub within range of the ATR, with enough UA and B6 fli...

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 278
Views: 35673

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

To me Delta is redefining the term focus city and applying it liberally to get some free press. Get back to me when they start announcing routes that would suggest a real focus city. RDU and CVG fit the definition in my mind, but I haven't seen anything apart from larger Sky Clubs to suggest a DL f...

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by msycajun
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 278
Views: 35673

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

To me Delta is redefining the term focus city and applying it liberally to get some free press. Get back to me when they start announcing routes that would suggest a real focus city. RDU and CVG fit the definition in my mind, but I haven't seen anything apart from larger Sky Clubs to suggest a DL fo...

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by msycajun
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

ICYMI: NK is adding daily service to BNA on October 10. 320 aircraft:
BNA - MSY: 9:10AM - 10:35AM
MSY - BNA: 12:05PM - 1:30PM

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by msycajun
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 749
Views: 74498

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd bet MSY is on the list as well.

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by msycajun
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

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. How petty to those who would do such a...

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by msycajun
Thu May 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 23984

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Doing a quick look through the schedules for MSY, it seems like some of our longer routes are reduced for part of the extension but come back later in December. OAK and SAN for example only flying on Sundays and DEN and LAX reduced from 3>2. I suspect maybe those are routes planned to be flown with...

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by msycajun
Thu May 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 23984

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Doing a quick look through the schedules for MSY, it seems like some of our longer routes are reduced for part of the extension but come back later in December. OAK and SAN for example only flying on Sundays and DEN and LAX reduced from 3>2. I suspect maybe those are routes planned to be flown with ...

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by msycajun
Wed May 29, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

and SJC have traditionally had strong ties to AA with the latter also having a strong AS presence to help fill the planes. That route is the most confounding of all! According to the data posted earlier, MSY is actually of higher yield than the 4class SJC, and also (despite being 2xWk less frequenc...

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by msycajun
Wed May 29, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

BA: 88.5% full outbound (MSY-LHR) 4168 pax/4708 seats 86.3% full inbound (LHR-MSY) 4063 pax/4708 seats 87.4% full combined 8231 pax/9416 seats Part of me wants to think that this is the perfect market equilibrium that a network airline would love to have/maintain/sustain on a longhaul route... ...b...

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by msycajun
Wed May 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DE and LH are so integrated right now, it's basically like having LH flying here already. The only thing lacking is the hard product in the biz class cabin. Hoping LH is allowed by regulators to purchase DE. Would be a win win for all involved. I don't quite agree. While it would be a plus for some...

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by msycajun
Wed May 08, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:

What are the two gates on the left for? Widebodies?


There will eventually be six bridges on that concourse. Five will be international capable and I think three are designed for widebodies.

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by msycajun
Tue May 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you guys think about MSY offering a private terminal like this for travelers? Isn't that basically what NEW is for? Between that and the current south terminal being used for charters, seems like non-public flights are well accommodated. No this is a new concept.. what it does is its almost...

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by msycajun
Tue May 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DJSNOLA wrote:
What do you guys think about MSY offering a private terminal like this for travelers?

Isn't that basically what NEW is for? Between that and the current south terminal being used for charters, seems like non-public flights are well accommodated.

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by msycajun
Sun May 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Well TS is showing up in the OAG: 2 weekly MSY-YUL November-April with a 737-800. This checks a big destination off my list and nice to see a new airline in the market. Hopefully it does well enough to go year-round. I wonder if AC will respond or if WS might be prompted to take another look at MSY.

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
msycajun wrote:
a conversation recently about transatlantic service.

Out of curiosity: between who? Just the general public?

Oh, yeah general public, meant to write that. I always find it interesting to hear how much the average local traveler keeps up with the service offerings.

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

AA just extending their schedules for DFW-SAP and DFW-TGU beyond the seasonal period, but they're still not going daily to either... from a superhub. :eek: I wonder if that's indicative of the overall market, and a bad sign for MSY ever getting either one of those back on a nonstop any time that's ...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Given that Allegiant is planning to start scheduled leisure international service and there's been talk about them adding one-stop routings, I wonder if they might use MSY as a way to connect airports that either don't have quite enough demand or lack an FIS. Perhaps something like SDF or USA-MSY-CU...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3846

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

Official release: https://www.silverairways.com/about-silver/press-room/article/2019/04/22/newly-transformed-and-customer-focused-silver-airways-makes-history-with-first-new-atr-600-series-flight-in-united-states Says they are taking 5 more 42s and 3 72s this year. Total of 20 by end of 2020. Will b...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 22732

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

I wonder if they will try to get some of those MEX slots that WN returned, or if that is even possible at this point.

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3846

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

It looks like today might be the first day of revenue service for the ATR. Silver hinted at it on their social media recently. FlightRadar shows N400SV doing FLL-EYW-MCO today...I don't see it on there yet, but I think it's also scheduled to do MCO-FLL-PNS overnighting at PNS. I'm sure they want one...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DL capacity numbers are off. Every route saw an increase in capacity, no routes dropped, but lower overall capacity? Edit, same issue on passengers. These are the numbers DL reported to the government, so no way to recalculate anything unfortunately. It seems the error is in the spreadsheet - the s...

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2469

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU

I figured that much, I just didn't know if there was enough slack in 3M's network to allow them to send frames to SJU and/or enough demand on Seaborne's part to support sending them there. I'd imagine there's plenty of slack, at least in the Saab fleet, right now. Remember just a couple of years ag...

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by msycajun
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I've heard the garage will be ready by July, so an August opening would time out well for that. We'll see if that August date holds firm. i actually think considering the status of the airport thats what they are waiting for to finish.. otherwise no reason to push opening back to august otherwise O...

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by msycajun
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Yeah, with all of the new capacity this summer, the current terminal will be a mess. I wonder if they will bring back any of the jet bridges that were moved? At any rate, something needs to be done about parking and access - I wonder if there is any way to use some of the parking on the north side a...

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by msycajun
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

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. If this is tru...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus and Boeing aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 6938

Re: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus aircraft

Hm, I wonder who might be taking the aircraft... Coincidence this is being announced the same day as B6's announcement?

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Silver on the other hand has a much more comprehensive booking system plus extensive codesharing and interline agreements. They'd surely do much better than GLO. The new ATRs are significantly faster and cheaper to operate as well. ...now if only they'd start what they announce. :irked: Ive lost co...

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by msycajun
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Whatever happened to GLO Airlines? I know they shut down in late 2017-early 2018, but was it due to not filling up planes enough or other reasons? I thought their route map out of MSY (MEM, HSV, LIT, SHV) seemed decent and I felt like BHM, JAN, JAX, MGM, CHA, and TYS may have also fit their route m...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thought i would see if anyone had any further details on airline gate assignments for the new terminal yet. Below were some of my assumptions. It sounds like Delta and Spirit will be utilizing Concourse C. Thought i saw someone mention on here at one point or another United potentially using C as w...

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by msycajun
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 8772

Re: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes

I don't see PVD-MSY lasting long, they're making the same mistake F9 made by flying it in the fall instead of the spring when demand is high. PVD-LAS should do well, WN flew it for many years Second this. Don't see PVD-MSY lasting past the fall since F9 failed last trying it. It certainly wasn't a ...

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by msycajun
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

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 msycajun
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

He sees opportunities to improve collaboration with the port, particularly to benefit fly-in cruise passengers and southside redevelopment. Been screaming THAT for years... would be great to finally see it happen, especially for int'l flights. Strong support for rail service to Baton Rouge with a s...

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by msycajun
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 157
Views: 23564

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread

Does anyone have the REAL scoop on Silver Airways? They had so much promise 1-2 years ago and nothing seem to take hold. WHEN will the ATR's finally go into servicre? Is this just some sort of Ponzi Scheme. nothing seem to add up and passenger review continue to lag. I check even into May and no AT...

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by msycajun
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

A couple of things caught my eye: They mentioned having the public involved in a test run prior to opening. That had been a question for me and something that would be fun to do. One of the captions said DL, UA, and NK on concourse C. Previous plans also had B6 on C. I wonder if that was a mistake o...

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by msycajun
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Announces SAV base
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Allegiant Announces SAV base

http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-announces-aircraft-base-savannah-new-jobs-and-future Two aircraft base; no new routes at this point State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today as the company announced plans t...

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by msycajun
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Good to see BA filling up in the slower months. Sounds like March has been excellent for them as well. IIRC their prices were a bit lower this winter than before, so it speaks to the ability of the market to be stimulated with the right fare. As with the talk of AF to CDG, people are will to drive i...

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by msycajun
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Heard some rather amusing "facts" about the new airport from some lay people last night. These people were all totally convinced of these facts. There's a ton of mis-information out there about the project, but the airport has been terrible at communicating with the public. Most informati...

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by msycajun
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like SY extended their schedule and is bringing back MSP 3 weekly in September. The odd thing is that there appear to be MSY turns on Monday and Thursday, but a Friday morning arrival from MSP and a Sunday morning departure back to MSP. So unless they plan to leave the plane sitting here for t...

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by msycajun
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1003
Views: 127916

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Looking at last year's available data, G4 seems to have a massive advantage over WN with Pittsburgh point-of-sale for the majority of the year. With regards to WN, they seem to do much better with New Orleans point-of-sale than that from Pittsburgh, as every single month they flew the route last ye...

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by msycajun
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1003
Views: 127916

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Would love for spirit to give New Orleans or Detroit a shot. Bring back Dallas (but I know AA ran them off the route) as well since those flights are expensive. Other than that I think spirit has reached the level service we are going to get from them unless they open new cities that are not leisur...

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by msycajun
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 157
Views: 23564

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread

Looks like the third ATR is on it's way to MCO now:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N402SV

An ATR is still on the schedule for the April 1 MCO-HSV. Will be interesting to see if it finally goes into service after all of the delays.

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by msycajun
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Notably LAX, DEN and AUS are 3 daily, MDW, BWI and MCO, 4 daily and SAT 2 daily. In addition to what was mentioned above, ATL, DCA, DAL, and LGA see extra Sunday flights and HOU, DEN, and LAX have one fewer on Sundays. As for SMF, a bit surprising seeing that they even made the service daily last De...

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by msycajun
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14280

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Nothing particularly notable for MSY but we are up to 64 weekday and 73 Sunday departures in October. That's up about 8 compared to last year.

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by msycajun
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Doing a spot check of the WN schedule extension into October shows MSY up to 64 weekday and 73 Sunday departures. That's up roughly 8-10 compared to last fall. I read somewhere recently that the second garage is going to be partially opening in July and complete in September. I think that was from a...

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by msycajun
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces SMF
Replies: 54
Views: 5236

Re: Spirit Announces SMF

I guess it's clever of NK to go knocking in WN territory at a time when WN is completely tied up with Hawaii and possibly a need to either ground or update a big chunk of its fleet. NK seems to like to announce several things in close succession. Wonder if we'll see another new station or new routes...

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by msycajun
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4597

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

Interesting choice, but not entirely surprising. I certainly thought they'd add ONT before BUR, but NK has been getting into more smaller/secondary markets in the past few years. I wonder if we'll see markets like MKE, ISP, PVD, etc added in the near future.

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by msycajun
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to MSY imminent?
Replies: 61
Views: 11378

Re: Air France to MSY imminent?

GNO INC . . . the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Didn't one of them recently get renamed? Was just thinking about that. I think it's now "New Orleans & Co." I'm not surprised that Paris is a priority for a number of business leaders, however it would be interesting to know...

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by msycajun
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 74932

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

My big question is how will the gates be allocated. I imagine there will be more shared/common use that at present. Last I heard was DL/UA/AC/B6/NK on C WN/AA/AS on B and F9/SY/BA/CM/DE and any others on A. Assuming 9-10 gates for DL/UA/AC, 1 for B6 and 3-4 for NK, that will be fairly tight on C (15...

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