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RedFoxx
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed

They just spent millions renovating it for the Super Bowl. What they need to do is find a way to connect all the councourses and terminals post security.

Is it a tradition for every new Orleans mayor to propose a new airport? Seriously this has happened 4 or 5 mayors in a row.


Golfer
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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.


Option 3 looks like it would tear down A/B/C Concourses, use the existing D concourse and expand westward...this would allow them to keep the rental car facility too.


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Golfer
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What they need to do is find a way to connect all the councourses and terminals post security.


I believe that's the plan with any of the options they ultimately select.


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Catman88
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If they want to build a new one then why not just build in New Orleans East and be done with it.


If they do this please put the terminal buildings up on floating stilts like you see on some trailer camps in St Bernard.


Maderan
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
I think most of this has to do with having a serious cargo terminal. That is where the revenue increases would be generated and it has little to do with changes being needed on the passenger side.


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Fun Bunch
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
While the Airport does suck, even after the renovations, I would need to see more of the plans to really judge it. I'm not huge on spending more money when we just spent a shite load of money. Especially if it calls for tearing down something that was just built...that is clearly absurd.

It would be nice to have a very modern, up-to-date airport that MIGHT attract more airlines and direct flights. Not being able to get directs out of MSY is one of the bane's of my existence. That's not to say we would get them, but I guess it couldn't hurt.


Clark W Griswold
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
Hope they get better food.


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


Will happen again.

Set-asides FTW.

AME to da ressqueee!


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
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It would be nice to have a very modern, up-to-date airport that MIGHT attract more airlines and direct flights. Not being able to get directs out of MSY is one of the bane's of my existence. That's not to say we would get them, but I guess it couldn't hurt.


Is this the type of stuff that really drives an airline's decision on whether or not to have direct flights to a locale, though?


GumBro Jackson
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
Wow, so so NOLA recently spent hundreds of millions of dollars on "renovating" the existing airport, and now wants to replace it? The article also stated that the replacement airport would actually be smaller than the current airport. WTF?

If major changes are actually needed, why waste so much money on the renovation so shortly beforehand?


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Me Bite
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
Traffic is already horrible at Vets and Loyola... this would make it unbearable! IMO, option 3 is the way to go.


RedFoxx
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
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Is this the type of stuff that really drives an airline's decision on whether or not to have direct flights to a locale, though?


No, demand drives it. Look at la Guardia, it's one old shitty airport but has a ton of direct flights, although all domestic and Canada.

New Orleans is a tourist destination and not a business one that's why there aren't as many flights. But most major airlines have flights to all of their hubs from MSY.


Y.A. Tittle
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Traffic is already horrible at Vets and Loyola... this would make it unbearable! IMO, option 3 is the way to go.


Right. The proposal looks like they're removing the dedicated Airport Access Road and diverting all airport traffic to another already existing road (Loyola). Plus, it's completely doing away with the secondary Airline Hwy access and forcing EVERYONE to come into off the Interstate.


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Golfer
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
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Traffic is already horrible at Vets and Loyola... this would make it unbearable! IMO, option 3 is the way to go.


If its anything like most airports, and the current access road, the Vets/Loyola intersection would be reworked.


Me Bite
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If its anything like most airports, and the current access road, the Vets/Loyola intersection would be reworked.


Agreed... The current access road is great... hopefully they can do something similar to Loyola and Bainbridge.


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Breesus
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why not just build in New Orleans East and be done with it.


I'd be all for this. Anything beats kenner


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TigerWise
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Look at la Guardia, it's one old shitty airport


No shite that place is a dump. MSY looks 100 times better with the new upgrades.


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Lloyd Christmas
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I hate flying out of MSY.


This, would rather spend the extra cash(usually with gas and parking, its breakeven anyway) on flying out of BTR, so much easier


Napoleon
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
Using Loyola as the main entrance could speed up getting to and from the airport. But didn't they just re-do a concourse? Seems a bit much to hand over the new concourses to General Aviation.



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OldSouth
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re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed
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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.


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