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Golfer
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$826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


I'm trying to figure out why they are wanting to build and entirely new complex and terminal when they just finished the D-terminal expansion and rental car facility.

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The plan includes building a new, $650 million, 30-gate terminal with three concourses and a parking garage, as well as a $17 million privately financed hotel, all on the north side of the airport's east-west runway, according to documents obtained Tuesday by The Times-Picayune.











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Cosmo
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


Do they have the volume for this? Are airlines really looking to expand their NOLA footprint?





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MrLSU
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


Didn't they just spend over $400 million in upgrades to the airport? If they want to build a new one then why not just build in New Orleans East and be done with it.





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LaBR4
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as well as a $17 million privately financed hotel


I wonder what hotel is planning to build.






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Cosmo
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


And if they do is they will need another runway too





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Y.A. Tittle
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I'm trying to figure out why they are wanting to build and entirely new complex and terminal when they just finished the D-terminal expansion and rental car facility.


It's really un-freaking believable.

They just spent like $350 million to update the existing terminal. In the article, they state those were simply "cosmetic" upgrades.






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GEAUXT
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


the airport is in need of an update, but that money could be put to better use





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Golfer
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


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Do they have the volume for this? Are airlines really looking to expand their NOLA footprint?



There wouldn't be additional gates. Just an entirely new facility that its up-to-date in terminal connectivity and baggage screening.






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Geauxld Finger
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Didn't they just spend over $400 million in upgrades to the airport? If they want to build a new one then why not just build in New Orleans East and be done with it.


fricking this






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Cosmo
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Sounds like somebody in the mayors office has found a way to get some cash on the side which would make this a great idea to them.

The airport was like an ATM for the Morial administration.






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Cold Cous Cous
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they state those were simply "cosmetic" upgrades.

To be fair, that was my impression too. I am floored to hear that renovation cost $350 mill.






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Golfer
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


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To be fair, that was my impression too. I am floored to hear that renovation cost $350 mill.



That did include the expansion of the D-terminal and the rental car facility.






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The Mick
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The politicians stole all the money last time, almost every subcontractor on that job got screwed.





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Y.A. Tittle
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To be fair, that was my impression too. I am floored to hear that renovation cost $350 mill.


They built a huge new rental car garage facility that under this proposal will be torn down after three years of use.






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LaBR4
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


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the airport is in need of an update, but that money could be put to better use






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Hat Tricks
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


Where the hell is that money coming from?





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Golfer
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


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Where the hell is that money coming from?



I'd assume Muni Bonds...






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Catman88
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


Sounds like Option 3 would not be a replacement it would be an expansion. Not sure why they would favor option 4 over it. There is a volumn issue there of course.





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TheDiesel
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I hate flying out of MSY. Their security people are by far the slowest of any airport I have ever flown out of. Teh upgrades did make it much less of a shite hole though.





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Cold Cous Cous
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed


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That did include the expansion of the D-terminal and the rental car facility.

True. I don't use the rental car facility, but people have told me it's nice?

I am strongly in favor of somehow connecting the airport to Loyola though.






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