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tiger626
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NoLa
Member since Dec 2014
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Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
Any info on other airlines doing anything similar? Is this just temporary or a scaling back from Nola slowly for long term financial reasons?


LSUfan4444
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Mandeville
Member since Mar 2004
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
Well...this sure is a kick in the nuts this morning.


buford4LSU
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Thibodaux, LA
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
I just booked a flight for Thursday to Houston


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GOP_Tiger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
8948 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
Southwest has been plagued with delays because they haven't had the staff to run their operations smoothly this summer. They pledged to cut way back over the next couple of months so they don't continue to have tons of flights delayed/canceled.

So, I think most of this is temporary.


DVA Tailgater
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Bunkie
Member since Jan 2011
2235 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
It has bummed me out bigly. Scrambling to find nonstops to MCO


LSUfan4444
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Member since Mar 2004
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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It has bummed me out bigly. Scrambling to find nonstops to MCO


I have roudntrip flights booked from MSY to Cancun next week..now I have to decide if I want to drive to Houston both ways or find another airline and spend more out of pocket


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Lsut81
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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Southwest has been plagued with delays because they haven't had the staff to run their operations smoothly this summer.


First I'm hearing this. I haven't had any issue on SW, now I've had delays on United and have heard the horror stories of American


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DVA Tailgater
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Bunkie
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
Southwest refunded my flights. Gonna slum it on Spirt and come back on Frontier. Not ideal, but it beats driving.


LSUfan4444
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Mandeville
Member since Mar 2004
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
Nice...I tried to Karen my way into some travel funds or even an upgrade to business select and sticking with them and driving all the way to Houston, they declined to budge. I cancelled, got a refund and booked with American.

It probably would have cost me $150+ in gas, food, to drive to Houston so that basically is being put into baggage fees and such and the fares were within $20 of each other so it's basically just a wash for me too except we get there earlier, get home earlier and don't have to drive 5+ hours each way
This post was edited on 9/7 at 4:24 pm


nolanola
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
This is crazy. It is getting harder and harder to live in New Orleans.


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Lsut81
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74028 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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This is crazy. It is getting harder and harder to live in New Orleans.


I mean, you can practically drive to NO from most cities in the amount of time it takes you to get from airport to rental car center now

NO airport has skyrocketed to one of the worst airports for a business traveler with that clusterfrick.


Hobnailboot
Georgia Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Sep 2012
3479 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
I'm A-List Preferred. They have canceled one leg of 2 trips I have over the next month. Didnt rebook me. Didnt even call. When I went to re-book, they said there's nothing available. I've been on the phone with SW for over 6 hours over the past 5 days. As of September 1, their Customer Service no longer accepts phone calls. I even had one extremely rude SW supervisor hang up on me after I'd been on the phone over an hour.

I'm done. 15 years I've tried to fly nothing but Southwest.


Lsut81
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2005
74028 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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As of September 1, their Customer Service no longer accepts phone calls.


What do you mean they don't accept phone calls?


Hobnailboot
Georgia Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Sep 2012
3479 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
I mean, when you say "I'd like to speak with Customer Service" they will tell you that they no longer accept phone calls. Then you'll get a form email from them later saying how sorry they are for your inconvenience. Total chickenshit


Lsut81
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Member since Jun 2005
74028 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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I mean, when you say "I'd like to speak with Customer Service" they will tell you that they no longer accept phone calls.


I just tried calling the executive offices and someone picked up


CuseTiger
Syracuse Fan
PNW
Member since Jul 2013
6947 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
Completely cancelled my southwest flights after the rebooking options for msy-den-sea turned into msy-dallas-el paso-phoenix-seattle . Options are not very good for the next month out of MSY


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Panny Crickets
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Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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baggage fees


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Cancun


Why are you checking a bag for a trip to Cancun? You can easily fit all of your shite into a carry on.

If you can avoid checking a bag for international travel, do it.


Y.A. Tittle
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re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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NO airport has skyrocketed to one of the worst airports for a business traveler with that clusterfrick.



fricking Mitch Landrieu


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Hobnailboot
Georgia Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Sep 2012
3479 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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I just tried calling the executive offices and someone picked up


You called the executive office about a flight? And someone helped you?


LSUfan4444
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Mar 2004
48115 posts

re: Southwest Canceled most flights to/from MSY through October 5
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Why are you checking a bag for a trip to Cancun?


Its a semi business trip with a few events we need to attend requiring certain business attire. With the wife and I, we both can't fit all we need in backpacks and carry-ons


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