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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:50 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
DL is adding seasonal weekend only service to SEA beginning 2/10/18 and ending 4/1/18. Better than nothing, and if it does well it would great to see them add this as a permanent daily flight.

What's the eqp?


Should be doable. 2 years ago Alaska was running up to 2x a day during February (but didn't do it this year). Not really a big commitment, but I'm curious what happens with LAX/SLC flights, if any downgauging there (that's how DL usually routed me MSY-SEA).
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:18 pm

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DL is adding seasonal weekend only service to SEA beginning 2/10/18 and ending 4/1/18. Better than nothing, and if it does well it would great to see them add this as a permanent daily flight.


Suprised it is that seasonal, but I expect DL to extend the flights after this year.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:09 pm

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I'm curious what happens with LAX/SLC flights, if any downgauging there

Hope not.

Not really sure SLC can get any more downsized. It's been quite the stagnant flight, but at least it survives.

Would suck if LAX went less than 3xD, with DL being the only one to provide such consistent frequency on the route... but understandable if it did. :(
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:06 pm

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jbs2886 wrote:
I'm curious what happens with LAX/SLC flights, if any downgauging there

Hope not.

Not really sure SLC can get any more downsized. It's been quite the stagnant flight, but at least it survives.

Would suck if LAX went less than 3xD, with DL being the only one to provide such consistent frequency on the route... but understandable if it did. :(


Could move LAX to A319s, which is what they had when LAX was pretty bad a year or so ago (basically, during the film tax credit mess). DL moved up to 737-800s/A320s since then. Only thing they could do with SLC is make is a CRJ-900, which it already is part of the year, and A319 the rest.

Another thread says SEA is just weekend-only, which, to me, means SEA-origin traffic. This is probably a perfect C-Series route for DL.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:10 pm

jbs2886 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
I'm curious what happens with LAX/SLC flights, if any downgauging there

Hope not.

Not really sure SLC can get any more downsized. It's been quite the stagnant flight, but at least it survives.

Would suck if LAX went less than 3xD, with DL being the only one to provide such consistent frequency on the route... but understandable if it did. :(


Could move LAX to A319s, which is what they had when LAX was pretty bad a year or so ago (basically, during the film tax credit mess). DL moved up to 737-800s/A320s since then. Only thing they could do with SLC is make is a CRJ-900, which it already is part of the year, and A319 the rest.

Another thread says SEA is just weekend-only, which, to me, means SEA-origin traffic. This is probably a perfect C-Series route for DL.


LAX fluctuates between 319/320/738 depending on the month. Sometimes it's all 319, sometimes all 320, sometimes all 738, sometimes a mix.

SLC hasn't seen a CR9 in a while, thankfully. That's a brutally long flight in such a sardine can.
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:24 pm

Airport posted full March and April statistics. BA had an average load factor of 79% over the first month+1 week of service. Good numbers for a new flight. Overall traffic is up 4.3% through April to 3,808,980 passengers. Both March and April saw over 1 million pax transit through the airport which is first for both months. The year to date number places the airport firmly between OAK and SJC as the 38th busiest in the nation.

http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Press/March2017AirlineStatistics.pdf

http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Press/AprilAirlineStatistics2017.pdf

Airport..........April...........YTD
OAK........1,061,616....3,829,266
MSY........1,036,777....3,808,980
SJC...........999,504....3,538,660

http://www.oaklandairport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AprilMarketingOAK.pdf
http://www.flysanjose.com/sites/default/files/2017-06/Apr17CY.pdf
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:01 am

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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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:12 am

Absolutely agree that is great to see strong growth from Copa. If the numbers keep improving maybe we'll see them increase frequency from 4x weekly.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:30 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
BA had an average load factor of 79% over the first month+1 week of service. Good numbers for a new flight.
SunsetLimited wrote:
79% for BA makes sense based on the data I've seen. It's a winner thus far.

Not only that, but based on the released numbers, it's carrying quite a hefty bit of cargo as well-- that's gotta help.

I understand we don't know the yields, save by anecdotal example.... but considering what they charge, the overall loads, the cargo, and how full the front-cabin has been; it really seems like BA has struck gold yet again with a midsized market.


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

IINM, MSY remains CM's only medium-hub US market, no?
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:29 am

I noticed that Titan/Zap had their 763 over by A this morning. Was that a sub for BA or just a cruise charter?
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:12 am

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I noticed that Titan/Zap had their 763 over by A this morning. Was that a sub for BA or just a cruise charter?


Diversion...from Stockholm to Sydney...Sydney, Nova Scotia. Doesn't really make much sense. But that is what FlightAware says: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-powd/. Flew back to London Luton.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:21 am

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IINM, MSY remains CM's only medium-hub US market, no?


That is correct.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:02 am

jbs2886 wrote:
LightningZ71 wrote:
I noticed that Titan/Zap had their 763 over by A this morning. Was that a sub for BA or just a cruise charter?


Diversion...from Stockholm to Sydney...Sydney, Nova Scotia. Doesn't really make much sense. But that is what FlightAware says: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-powd/. Flew back to London Luton.


Suspect this was returning the people who flew out on a charter to ARN last week. I think I read that it was an insurance company charter.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:27 am

jbs2886 wrote:
LightningZ71 wrote:
I noticed that Titan/Zap had their 763 over by A this morning. Was that a sub for BA or just a cruise charter?

Diversion...from Stockholm to Sydney...Sydney, Nova Scotia. Doesn't really make much sense. But that is what FlightAware says: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-powd/. Flew back to London Luton.

State Farm insurance charter. Flew back to London/Stansted, not Luton.
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:02 pm

For those flying out in Terminal C Vino Volo is opening a new location(really great wines and small plates so def worht checking out.. they also sell stuff to go including wines):
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:48 am

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For those flying out in Terminal C Vino Volo is opening a new location

Interesting that just about anything is opening in the outgoing terminal...
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:34 am

Guess they are trying to cater more to the international pax now flying out of C on a near daily basis. Something a bit more upscale for C.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:43 am

DE is returning for next Summer. Looking at the Condor website, flights resume May 17th, 2018. Service will now be Sunday and Thursday. Sunday flights depart at 5:55 PM and Thursday flights depart at 10 PM for FRA. The flights are now bookable.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:56 am

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Service will now be Sunday and Thursday.

As of now, those are the two days that BA won't be operating. Coincidence? :scratchchin:

Though, I wouldn't be surprised if BA is daily by then.

I also won't be surprised if they move up their planned additional frequency start, from October to sometime this summer... flights have been routinely departing with J and W completely sold-out, over the last few weeks.
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:19 am

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Service will now be Sunday and Thursday.

As of now, those are the two days that BA won't be operating. Coincidence? :scratchchin:

Though, I wouldn't be surprised if BA is daily by then.

I also won't be surprised if they move up their planned additional frequency start, from October to sometime this summer... flights have been routinely departing with J and W completely sold-out, over the last few weeks.


I was thinking the same thing when I saw that. Makes sense to fly on the days BA isn't. Of course, BA will probably be daily by then as you stated.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:17 pm

Actually BA seems to be changing to x27 instead of x47 in the spring. So we'll have two flights on Thursday, none on Tuesday.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:43 pm

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Guess they are trying to cater more to the international pax now flying out of C on a near daily basis. Something a bit more upscale for C.



Most definotely because of this.. i know this new terminal is coming online but its still a year and a half away. This location will do very well until then... hope they do find space for them in the new terminal too.. love their stuff
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:43 pm

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Actually BA seems to be changing to x27 instead of x47 in the spring. So we'll have two flights on Thursday, none on Tuesday.


Im confused what your saying here? two flights a day on thursday and none tuesday starting when? also whats the flight times for ba on thursday if two flights a day?
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:25 pm

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msycajun wrote:
Actually BA seems to be changing to x27 instead of x47 in the spring. So we'll have two flights on Thursday, none on Tuesday.


Im confused what your saying here? two flights a day on thursday and none tuesday starting when? also whats the flight times for ba on thursday if two flights a day?


So BA will be 5 weekly, just with the extra flight on Thursday instead of Tuesday. So with BA and Condor, there will be two flights to Europe on Thursday, none on Tuesday and one every other day.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:35 pm

msycajun wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
msycajun wrote:
Actually BA seems to be changing to x27 instead of x47 in the spring. So we'll have two flights on Thursday, none on Tuesday.


Im confused what your saying here? two flights a day on thursday and none tuesday starting when? also whats the flight times for ba on thursday if two flights a day?


So BA will be 5 weekly, just with the extra flight on Thursday instead of Tuesday. So with BA and Condor, there will be two flights to Europe on Thursday, none on Tuesday and one every other day.



thanks for clarifying... now the condor flights of course are seasonal? so we expect ba to go daily? in that case we would likely see next year two flights a day some days to europe from terminal c? or is this two on some days a week thing already happening and we will have more days a week next year with multiple flights?
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:34 pm

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in that case we would likely see next year two flights a day some days to europe from terminal c?

We already see that now on Wednesdays.
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:12 am

Finally got the domestic load factors for March of this year, and year end 2016 international load factors calculated.

Year end 2016 international load factors for the three most flown routes were:

AC MSY-YYZ = 82.3%
CM MSY-PTY = 72.1%
DL MSY-CUN = 68.8%

Overall international load factor for the year was 77.1% for all routes flown. Note: Choice Aire did not report stats to DOT for December.

Domestic March 2017 overall load factor for the airport was 83.8%. The route with the best load factor in March was WN's MSY-LAX route at 95.1%. The route with the worst load factor was GLO's MSY-HSV route at 35.9%. WN started seasonal service to IND and PIT in March. Both routes did not perform very well with IND registering a 63.8% load factor and PIT only a 53% load factor. G4 service had much higher loads on the same routes.

Further detail can be found in the spreadsheets below. First one is for 2016 and second one is for 2017.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1laCqZCR-4-H_1Sd7Nd9J7mCeHU6hL8etDrcw2-Z8wvk/edit#gid=0
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19PfjR6hYCFDPcv6qhpAqs8JpN3_RRF85c2xiYRv3g98/edit#gid=0
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:41 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Finally got the domestic load factors for March of this year, and year end 2016 international load factors calculated.

Year end 2016 international load factors for the three most flown routes were:

AC MSY-YYZ = 82.3%
CM MSY-PTY = 72.1%
DL MSY-CUN = 68.8%

Overall international load factor for the year was 77.1% for all routes flown. Note: Choice Aire did not report stats to DOT for December.

Domestic March 2017 overall load factor for the airport was 83.8%. The route with the best load factor in March was WN's MSY-LAX route at 95.1%. The route with the worst load factor was GLO's MSY-HSV route at 35.9%. WN started seasonal service to IND and PIT in March. Both routes did not perform very well with IND registering a 63.8% load factor and PIT only a 53% load factor. G4 service had much higher loads on the same routes.

Further detail can be found in the spreadsheets below. First one is for 2016 and second one is for 2017.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1laCqZCR-4-H_1Sd7Nd9J7mCeHU6hL8etDrcw2-Z8wvk/edit#gid=0
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19PfjR6hYCFDPcv6qhpAqs8JpN3_RRF85c2xiYRv3g98/edit#gid=0



ok when exactly does delta fly to cancun?
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:52 pm

Here are the next two flights...

Sat 08:30 New Orleans (MSY) 10:20 Cancun (CUN) 3
Aeromexico AM 5528 Non-stop Airbus A319 (319) 1:50 Effective 2017-06-17 through 2017-06-24
Codeshare flight, operated by Delta Air Lines.(DL 303)
Sat 08:30 New Orleans (MSY) 10:20 Cancun (CUN) 3
Aeromexico AM 5528 Non-stop McDonnell Douglas MD-88 (M88) 1:50 Effective 2017-07-01 through 2017-08-12
Codeshare flight, operated by Delta Air Lines.(DL 303)
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:17 am

DL has been flying to CUN starting from late December through August for the last couple of years. It's a Saturday only flight. They drop the flight during the CUN slow season from September to early December.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:03 pm

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DL has been flying to CUN starting from late December through August for the last couple of years. It's a Saturday only flight. They drop the flight during the CUN slow season from September to early December.


is this same for united?
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:18 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
DL has been flying to CUN starting from late December through August for the last couple of years. It's a Saturday only flight. They drop the flight during the CUN slow season from September to early December.


is this same for united?


No, UA only flies to CUN on Saturdays for a few months (only seasonally, unlike DL which is largely year-round except for fall).
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:27 pm

Took Pictures of the new terminal tuesday:
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:22 pm

Nice. Ya gotta love the derelict cars and busted Mardi Gras floats in some of the pics as well... so NOLA. :razz:
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:14 pm

It kills me that we're going into July and we still have no design updates to include Concourse A.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:35 pm

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Nice. Ya gotta love the derelict cars and busted Mardi Gras floats in some of the pics as well... so NOLA. :razz:


always the busted mardi gras truck floats.. sure hope they have some nice high fences and landscaping to hid that area from the new terminal.. sure is ugly back there, but im sure people at the airport will never see much of it..


BTW i always thought nola should have a carnival graveyard like Vegas does for its neon signs
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:37 pm

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It kills me that we're going into July and we still have no design updates to include Concourse A.


im not sure we ever will see one either
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:43 pm

I'm sure it will eventually become filled with hotels and parking lots. Hopefully some sort of offices for businesses that use the airport a lot as well. I read somewhere that Kenner is passing more restrictions on abandoned vehicles, so that's at least a start.

It is disappointing to not have a rendering, especially as the extra concourse is already under construction. But I think it will basically look the same as the rest of the terminal building. My big question is will it include any lounges or additional retail.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:13 am

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It kills me that we're going into July and we still have no design updates to include Concourse A.

^this
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Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:56 am

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I'm sure it will eventually become filled with hotels and parking lots. Hopefully some sort of offices for businesses that use the airport a lot as well. I read somewhere that Kenner is passing more restrictions on abandoned vehicles, so that's at least a start.

It is disappointing to not have a rendering, especially as the extra concourse is already under construction. But I think it will basically look the same as the rest of the terminal building. My big question is will it include any lounges or additional retail.



I would think it will have some retail or an american airlines lounge since British Airways would use that one as well?
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:24 am

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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Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:23 am

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.
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:04 pm

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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 is as good or better than what DL offers. If they are not quite at the level now, I would expect their number of FF's to grow a lot in the next few years. A lounge and flights to NYC are the only things keeping AA from a formidable force at MSY.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:16 pm

msycajun wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
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 is as good or better than what DL offers. If they are not quite at the level now, I would expect their number of FF's to grow a lot in the next few years. A lounge and flights to NYC are the only things keeping AA from a formidable force at MSY.


It's the number of top tier fliers that live in the region...has nothing to do with number of OW routes or regular FF members. We just don't have the numbers. Not surprising, really. We're a small metro with not a lot of corporate traffic. Historically DL was always very strong in MSY from the 1940s on. AA didn't even serve MSY until 1979, IIRC. In ten years, who knows?
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:18 pm

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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 lounge (besides the 2-level SkyClub).
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:26 pm

SunsetLimited wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
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 lounge (besides the 2-level SkyClub).



personally id prefer a general lounge anyways
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:39 pm

I don't know what people are expecting for the international concourse. Its not very large at all. Aside from some small vendors in carts, islands, and maybe a kiosk setup or two, there's not going to be a lot of stuff there. Like other airports that have their international arrival and departure banks clustered, and not lots of connecting traffic, there won't be long layovers in that concourse, nor will there be long waits for boarding. Also, the concourse is on the sterile side of TSA, meaning that there won't be anything keeping people from walking to the adjacent concourse to take advantage of the amenities offered there.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:21 pm

LightningZ71 wrote:
I don't know what people are expecting for the international concourse. Its not very large at all. Aside from some small vendors in carts, islands, and maybe a kiosk setup or two, there's not going to be a lot of stuff there. Like other airports that have their international arrival and departure banks clustered, and not lots of connecting traffic, there won't be long layovers in that concourse, nor will there be long waits for boarding. Also, the concourse is on the sterile side of TSA, meaning that there won't be anything keeping people from walking to the adjacent concourse to take advantage of the amenities offered there.



Im sure your right I was just saying I would like a general airport lounge there
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:42 pm

LightningZ71 wrote:
I don't know what people are expecting for the international concourse. Its not very large at all. Aside from some small vendors in carts, islands, and maybe a kiosk setup or two, there's not going to be a lot of stuff there. Like other airports that have their international arrival and departure banks clustered, and not lots of connecting traffic, there won't be long layovers in that concourse, nor will there be long waits for boarding. Also, the concourse is on the sterile side of TSA, meaning that there won't be anything keeping people from walking to the adjacent concourse to take advantage of the amenities offered there.


I haven't seen drawings, but judging from the aerial shots, it appears that A will be about as wide and long as B and C (not including the rotundas). Now B and C will have enough room for gates on both sides plus two walkways and retail in the middle. Assuming the A will be a similar width, even if the gate areas are twice the size, there should be some room for a least some retail. As was mentioned, DL's lounge will be two stories, with the entrance on the main level and the lounge above, so I would think they could find room if they wanted to, perhaps above the sterile corridors (which could offer some cool views). To me it does not make sense to leave some room for additional amenities, even if they might not be needed right away.
 
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Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:34 pm

msycajun wrote:
I haven't seen drawings, but judging from the aerial shots, it appears that A will be about as wide and long as B and C (not including the rotundas).

Nope.

There's a rendering on the MSY spotters' Fbook page. A won't be anywhere near as wide as B and C's midsections. Actually looks oddly narrow.
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
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