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New MSY Terminal opens (Nov 5, 2019) - experiences, logistics, etc.

New MSY Terminal opens (Nov 5, 2019) - experiences, logistics, etc.

Old Feb 28, 2024, 6:09 am
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Bummer. That changes the calculation slightly; we might shift shorter trips to the LT garage rather than the ST as we’ve been doing. But maybe not. Still cheaper than 2 Lyfts for anything under 5 days.
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Old Feb 28, 2024, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by travelmad478
Bummer. That changes the calculation slightly; we might shift shorter trips to the LT garage rather than the ST as weve been doing. But maybe not. Still cheaper than 2 Lyfts for anything under 5 days.
Yeah, of course none of us likes price increases, and we can expect no shortage of people to complain, but I can't see changing my behavior: driving myself for shorter trips and taking uber for longer ones.

When I do uber, I often find it easier and cheaper to hop in a taxi on my return rather than deal with uber. And when I get my daughter or a friend to pick me up, I always ask them to pick my up on the upper Departures level, which is so much less chaotic than dealing with the Arrivals level.
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Old Feb 28, 2024, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Blumie
When I do uber, I often find it easier and cheaper to hop in a taxi on my return rather than deal with uber.
That is a thought. You do have to just eyeball the level of automotive chaos at Arrivals before making a decision thoughIve only had to wait more than a few minutes for the Lyft to show up a couple of times.

Originally Posted by Blumie
And when I get my daughter or a friend to pick me up, I always ask them to pick my up on the upper Departures level, which is so much less chaotic than dealing with the Arrivals level.
Always. Under the Alaska Airlines sign! (Closest door to the escalator )
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Old Mar 29, 2024, 11:47 pm
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Since this seems the be the official new MSY thread, I feel I should make a comment/question here.

I live in Washington Parish, which is about a 70 mile (1-1/2 hour) trip out, so I have no option but to use ground transportation that is bit more expensive than Uber, since Uber drivers only want to go about 40 miles out. I pay more for it, but the company owner keeps his promise, and will go out himself if he can't get a driver. Anyway, he said that I am supposed to wait at doors 9-11 on the inner ring for my driver (I always use a placard that has the name of his company and my last name (this works very well as he always has new drivers). But on 03-28, there were plenty of regular folks that were picking up folks (from non-commercial drivers) that were stopping along doors 9-11, and taking so much time, that my placard would have blocked by these behemoth vehicles. Whenever I could get security to come over, they would tell these drivers that they can't stop - and my understanding is that only commercial vehicles (this would include Uber) can even use the inner circle. I was personally telling folks that they aren't supposed to be picking up there, and one [mod edit] man told me that shouldn't be such as a33 about it.

So what is the deal on the pickups?

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Old Mar 30, 2024, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by swampwiz
So what is the deal on the pickups?
Unfortunately the deal is just that the pickup area and protocol at MSY are poorly designed to the point of near-unusability, so people are just doing whatever they can to not have to be stuck in a 20-minute traffic jam to move 200 feet. I myself always tell my friends/family to go to Departures, not Arrivals, when I pick them up. The main enforcement at Arrivals is the crossing guards shouting at pedestrians to stay on the sidewalk so cars can go by.
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Originally Posted by travelmad478
Unfortunately the deal is just that the pickup area and protocol at MSY are poorly designed to the point of near-unusability, so people are just doing whatever they can to not have to be stuck in a 20-minute traffic jam to move 200 feet. I myself always tell my friends/family to go to Departures, not Arrivals, when I pick them up. The main enforcement at Arrivals is the crossing guards shouting at pedestrians to stay on the sidewalk so cars can go by.
This is a smart workaround, thanks!
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