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FYI---Airport (departure) traffic

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FYI---Airport (departure) traffic

Just a heads up----came home this AM. Concierge at the JW advised that 90 minutes was PLENTY of time to leave hotel for airport. Well --it wasn't. There's a major road construction project that just started recently, at the inbound entrance to MSY. The cabbie said it just started a few days ago. It adds a good twenty minutes (or more) to the trip. We made it--but not by much. This project looks like it's going to be ongoing for quite awhile..

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1. Re: FYI---Airport (departure) traffic

Thanks for the heads up. I'm kind of surprised at the 90 minute recommendation from the concierge. I wouldn't cut it that close even without construction!

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I would not cut it that close either. We typically leave the FQ 2 to 2.5 hrs ahead of our flight, depending on how busy we expect the airport to be. On Ash Wednesday we will probably leave 3-3.5 hrs before. When there is a a very popular event, (like Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest or French Quarter Fest), we expect delays getting through the airport. Having said that, sometimes for no clearly apparent reason we have arrived to see lines all the way to the ticket counters. Thank God for the Fly By lane, LOL

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Living by the airport, I'll tell you that construction is no joke. It looks minor, but it backs things up coming off of I 10. I use the airport access road to go to a friends house from where I live. Even during mild traffic times, it's at least a 10 minute delay. From 7-9 am or 5-7 pm, I'd leave at least an extra hour (than when you'd normally arrive or when someone who has no clue whats going on in the suburbs tells you to) to get to the airport.

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we end up with US park and fly..and depending on flight times...we just stay across from the airport and shuttle over without worrying about traffic, weather, construction etc....worry free travel of close to it.

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5. Re: FYI---Airport (departure) traffic

Thanks for the heads up!

90 minutes though is cutting it close - we usually leave about 2 1/2 hours early so we have 2 hours to get through the lines.

For big events like the FQF we try to leave on Monday if possible

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6. Re: FYI---Airport (departure) traffic

Wow, I always leave 90 minutes before my flight and never have any issue whatsoever at MSY. I usually end up killing 30 minutes at the gate, in fact. With road construction, though, i'll be sure to add a few extra minutes just in case!

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I always try and get to the airport 2 hours before any flight. Probably just me being super cautious.

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