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New Orleans Airport Shuttles: Some of the New Orleans airport shuttle companies that serve MSY are:

NOLA Airport Shuttle: looking at nolaairportshuttle.com, they offer discounted door-to-door airport service to hotels such as Wyndham and Holiday Inn, and hostel houses such as India House, St. Charles, and St. Vincent. Roundtrips are $30 and one ways are $17, with groups larger than 3 persons getting discounted to $13. Family savings are also available with children 6 to 10 riding for $10 while children 5 and under riding for free. They require a 12 hour advance reservation and they have a 4 hour cancellation policy. If you are looking for a pick-up at the MSY, their shuttles can be found outside the lower level of the Delta Airlines Concourse.

Tiger Airport Shuttle: looking at tigerairportshuttle.com, they serve both Baton Rouge and New Orleans airports with shared rides of no more than 2 stops to and from Southeastern Louisiana destinations. They have a 15 minute window for pickups, and ask you to schedule your reservation 24 hours in advance. They have an $84 rate from anywhere in Baton Rouge to Louis Armstrong Airport with additional passengers fare at $30 each. Fares are a little more expensive outside of their 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM work hours and group discounts are available. Refunds can also be obtained if you cancel 24 hours before your pick-up time.

Northshore Airport Express: looking at nsairportexpress.com, they specialize in providing custom airport shuttle services for the Northshore region. Areas served are Springfield, Ponchatoula, and Hammond to and from BTR, in addition to Abita, Covington, Slidell, and Mandeville to and from MSY. They also serve South Louisiana and the Mississippi Coast. Reservations are required.



Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY): Owned by the City of New Orleans and being a public use airport, Louis Armstrong Airport is located 19 km away from the city’s central business district. This airport is the 2nd lowest lying international airport in the world with it sitting at an average of 4.5 feet above sea level. The airport had served about 9.7 million passengers per year before Hurricane Katrina, but it decreased to 7, 781, 6768 passengers after the hurricane. After the 2nd World War the airport replaced the old New Orleans Lakefront Airport and it was titled after a famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport was once a major entry for the United States people to travel Latin America.. That travel now mostly goes through other cities which serve as hubs for international legacy airlines.

MSY Airport Contact Details:

Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport Address:

900 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062

New Orleans Airport Phone Number:
(504) 464-0831
Fax: (504) 465-1264

Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport Website:
www.FlyMSY.com
email: mail@flymsy.com

MSY Airport History: In1910, daredevil aviator John Mosiant had an accident at the airport and he succumbed to hi injuries. Thereby earlier the airport was named after this stuntman. When the older airport needed expansion and renewal the idea of the new airport arouse. During the 2nd World War it became the Government’s air base. On July 11, 2001, the airport was renamed after jazz musician Louis Armstrong to mark his 100th birthday.

After Morrison Vic Schiro, formal government-sponsored studies were take on to assess the viability of repositioning Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to a new site, contemporaneous with similar efforts that were ultimately successful in Houston and Dallas. The officials even recommended a site in New Orleans East. Then in 1970s it was decided that the current airport should be expanded instead, which lead to the building of a lengthened main terminal ticketing area, an airport access road linking the terminal to I-10, and the present-day Concourses A and B. New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy, in office from 1986 to 1994, later again incorporated the idea of building a new international airport for the city, with consideration given to other sites in New Orleans East, as well as on the Northshore in suburban St. Tammany Parish. Only a couple months before Hurricane Katrina's landfall, Mayor Ray Nagin again planned a new airport for New Orleans, this time to the west in Montz, Louisiana. These initiatives too couldn’t reach their results like before.

Location and Driving Directions: The airport is situated 16km (10 miles) west of New Orleans. From New Orleans city go to I-10 west and then for the Airport Access Road, which will take you directly to the terminal parking area.



New Orleans Airport Parking: New Orleans airport provides 3000 spaces short term parking garage and 2500 spaces long term parking garage. Now Ticket less parking is also available. You have to just insert a credit card into the machine as you enter either garage.  The computer will automatically record your license plate and give back your credit card to you. Due to heightened security at the airport all vehicles entering the parking garage are searched.

Louis Armstrong Airport now offers a Cell Phone Lot at the bend of Airline Drive and Hollandey Street.  This lot will allow you to park for up to 1 hour until your traveler reaches. The payment of parking is acceptable in cash or card. New Orleans International Airport provides a wide range of parking options. They are:

Short Term Parking Garage: These garages are usually used for quick visits or to just pick up the passengers. The rates are:
- First hour $2.
- Each hour after that $2.
- Max 24 hours or 1 day $16.

Long term parking garage: Passengers and travelers who are traveling just for few days or weeks can easily use this parking option which is quite reasonable. The rates are:
- First hour $2.
- Each hour after that $2.
- Max 24 hours $13.



New Orleans Airport Hotels: Most of the hotels have airport shuttle service available for transporting passengers in and out of Airport. Hotels in New Orleans that are in close proximity of New Orleans Airport have been listed below including, their distance from MSY Airport (Miles), their contact info, and the number of rooms:

- Comfort Suites, 1.4 Miles, 2710 Idaho Avenue Kenner, 504-466-6066, and 95 Suites.
- Days Hotel Metairie, 5.93 Miles, 400 S I-10 Service Rd. Metairie, 504-833-8201, and 193 rooms.
- Four Points by Sheraton, 3 Miles, 6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, 504-885-57002, 17 Rooms and 3 Suites.
- Hilton Garden Inn, 3 Miles, 4535 Williams Blvd.Kenner, 504-712-0504, and 121 rooms.
- La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1.6 Miles, 3100 I-10 Service Rd. Metairie, 504-835-8511, 101 Rooms and 1 Suite.
- Ramada Inn & Suites, 1 Miles, 2713 N. Cswy. Blvd. Metairie, 504-835-4141, and 138 rooms.
- New Orleans Travelodge, 3 Miles, 2240 Veterans Blvd. Kenner, 504-469-7341, 200 Rooms and 2 Suites.
- Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 3 Miles, 1801 32nd StreetKenner, LA 70065(504) 443-9800, and 106 rooms.
- Radisson Hotel Airport, 2 Miles, 2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062(504) 467-3111, and 244 rooms.
- Country Inn & Suites, 1 Miles, 315 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 324-5400, and 155 rooms.
- Hilton New Orleans Airport, 0.2 Miles, 333 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 524-8890, and 250 rooms.
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Airport 1.5 Miles, 2829 Wiiliams BLVD Kenner. LA 70062, and 91 rooms.
- Holiday Inn Express East 4.4 Miles, 221 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, (504) 962-0800, and 87 rooms.
- Comfort Suites Kenner, 1 Miles, 2710 Idaho AvenueKenner, LA 70062, (504) 466-6066, and 95 rooms.



Airport Terminal Information: There are two terminals present in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport which are connected by a central ticketing alley. To these terminals four other concourses are also attached. They are: Concourse A, Concourse B, Concourse C and Concourse D. The one main terminal has been divided into West Terminal and East Terminal. A whooping amount of 8 million dollars was spent by the airport for maintenance campaign for cleaning and improving the terminal environment. This airport change was introduced to convert the airport into a more passenger friendly one with changes in lighting, cleanliness, baggage, seating, designated smoking points and to curb side jamming.

Terminal facilities include ATMs, restaurants, money exchange services, banks, different kinds of shops and pharmacy. New Orleans Airport also provides porter services, trolleys, and luggage carriers in the airport terminals. At selected locations in the terminal there are restrooms that are accessible via wheelchair and special telephones for the hearing impaired.

Armstrong International's Concourse C, located in the airport's West Terminal, contains a fully enclosed US Customs, Immigration, and FIS facility. The majority of the concourse's 15 gates offers direct access to this territory and are thus are capable of accepting foreign arrivals from all over the world, on aircraft as large as Boeing 747-400s.

Concourse A: Opened in 1975 Concourse A has 6 gates. The 6 gates are: A1, A3, A5, A6, A7, and A8. Air Canada (one of the airlines working under this concourse) on July 14, 2010 declared the continuation of daily nonstop service between Toronto and New Orleans, thus using the Bombardier CRJ-705 equipment with 2 classes of service.

Airlines at Concourse A: Below is the information of airlines served by this concourse including Telephone Number :
- US Airways Express operated by Republic Airways 800-428-4322
- US Airways 800-428-4322
- Air Canada Jazz 888-247-2262
- WestJet Airlines 888-937-8538

Shops in Concourse A:
- Westwin, news and gifts.
- Garden District Bistro.

Restaurants in Concourse A:
- Austin Blues - Southern food.

Concourse B: Opened in 1975 Concourse B has 13 gates: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12 and B13. Concourse serves only the Southwest airlines which travels to many cities of the nation like Baltimore, Birmingham, Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love, Fort Lauderdale Houston-Hobby, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis and Tampa.

Airlines at Concourse B: Below is the information of airlines served by this concourse including Telephone Number :
- Southwest Airlines, 800-435-9792

Shops at Concourse B:
- Praline Store, Treats and more.
- Jazz Essence, Local gifts.
- Westwin, Newspapers and gifts.
- Hudson, books and magazines.

Food and Drinks at Concourse B:
- The Grove, Snacks and more.
- Hot Pops, Deserts and snacks.
- Subway.
- Blue Bell Ice Cream.
- Praline Connection Restaurant.
- Lucky Dogs, Hot dogs and more.
- Air Meals, Sandwiches and more.
- PJ's Coffee.
- Jester Express, Restaurant and grill.

Concourse C: This concourse was opened in1991.Concourse C or the international terminal handles all the nonstop international arrivals. It is also for infrequent services and charter flights as it has over flown gates and common use gates. It has 15 gates from C1 to C12 then C14 to C16.

Airlines at Concourse C: Below is the information of airlines served by this concourse:
- AirTran Airways 800-247-8726
- American Airlines 800-433-7300
- Continental Airlines 800-523-3273
- Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines 800-523-3273
- Delta Air Lines 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Comair 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines 800-221-1212
- Frontier Airlines 800-432-1359
- Frontier Airlines operated by Republic Airlines 800-432-1359
- JetBlue Airways
- United Express operated by GoJet Airlines
- United Express operated by Shuttle America
- United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines

Shops at Concourse C:
- Hudson Newspapers and gifts.
- Creole Kitchen Local gifts.

Food and Drinks at Concourse C:
- Hot Pops Treats and more.
- The Grove Snacks and more.
- Creole Carvery Restaurant.
- Lucky Dogs Hot dogs and more.
- Pizza to Go.
- Air Dogs Hot dogs and more.

Concourse D: Concourse D was opened in 1997 and it is the newest amongst the concourses. It contains the only airline club in the airport. The concourse is undergoing expansion process thus some flights have been transferred to the overflow gates present in Concourse C. The concourse has 7 gates i.e. from D1 to D6 and D8.

Airlines at Concourse D: Below is the information of airlines served by this concourse:
- Continental Airlines, 800-523-3273
- Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines 800-523-3273
- Delta Air Lines 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Comair 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines 800-221-1212

Shops at Concourse C:
- Hudson Newspapers and gifts.

Food and Drinks at Concourse C:
- Jester's Grille
- The Grove Snacks and more
- Air Dogs Hot dogs and more
- Hot Pops Treats and more

Internet Access: Data port connections are available throughout the terminal at New Orleans International Airport.

Currency Exchange and ATMs: Pharmaceuticals are available at the terminal pharmacy.

Medical Facilities: Pharmaceuticals are available at the terminal pharmacy.

Disabled Facilities: Wheelchair accessible restrooms and telephones for the hearing impaired are available. The whole of the airport has been constructed in such a way that there are no architectural barriers to the handicapped.

Missing Baggage: The Lost and Found is located on the Upper Level in the West Terminal near Continental's Ticket Counter. Lost and Found is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can contact them at (504) 464-2671 or (504) 464-2672.  Items that have been turned in to Lost and Found are contributed to charitable trust after 30 days.

Post Office: Near the Ticket Lobby a Post Office is present. It is only for drop off purpose and service through window is not present

Animal Relief Service Areas: Armstrong International provides an animal relief service region adjacent to the short term parking garage.

Airlines Lounges:
- Concourse D: Delta Airlines Sky Club.

Tourist Information Booths: Information booths are located in the West Lobby (504) 464-2752. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. All the kiosks are multilingual or at least bilingual

Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport Security: There is high security measures at all U.S airports after September 11 attack. Passengers should be clear about the information on what is allowed and forbidden to take aboard. It would be beneficial to familiarize yourself with the latest security guidelines and suggestions. Some of them are listed below:

Airport Security Tips: Do not leave your personal items, bags, baggage, purses, etc unattended for any reason at anytime. Passengers are not allowed to enter areas posted as Restricted Area or Authorized Personnel Only.  Please request assistance from nearest airport personnel or New Orleans Airport Police.

Passenger Security Screening Checkpoints: In accordance with the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001, as of February 17, 2002, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) became responsible for the management and operation of the passenger security screening checkpoints at all U. S. airports. TSA reminds the passengers of the security measures and checks.



City of New Orleans: A major airport and the largest city in Louisiana, New Orleans is famously known as the Crescent city. The population of the city is about 1,189,981 which is the 46th highest in U.S. Known for its exquisite French Creole architecture and it high tolerance for cross culture and multilingual heritage, New Orleans is named after Philippe d Orleans, Regent of France. It is also known for its delicious cuisine, jazz music and Mardi gras. New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, across the Mississippi River. The boundaries of the city and Orleans Parish are coterminous The city and parish are bounded by the St. Bernard to the east, parishes of St. Tammany to the north, Plaquemines to the south and Jefferson to the south and west.

New Orleans History: Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, the directors of the French Mississippi Company found New Orleans on the land occupied by the Chitimacha on May 7, 1718. The city was then titled after the Duke of Orleans Philippe d’Orleans. Napoleon in 1803 sold the territory to United States in the Louis Purchase. Then the city grew rapidly with the incursion of Africans, Americans, Creoles, Irish, Germans, and French. In 1860 it was the country’s fifth largest city and had reached it zenith in all the fields. The city is prone to flooding and its vulnerability was completely known in the late 20th century. Most of the inhabitants of the city had to evacuate due to the threat of Hurricane Katrina and had to be away until Hurricane Rita struck the city.

New Orleans Geography: Located at on the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico New Orleans covers a total area of 350.2 square miles out of which 180.56 square miles is land. The city is situated in the west banks of the Mississippi River and Mississippi River Delta on the east and south of Lake Pontchartrain. The riverside is depicted by ridges and hollows. New Orleans lies on natural levees or high ground along the Mississippi River. This was one of the main reasons for the replacement of Mobile as the capital of French Louisiana to New Orleans. They made these changes as New Orleans had an extra factor of inland location. New Orleans was originally settled on the natural levees or high ground, along the. The United States Army Corps of Engineers had constructed floodwalls and man-made levees along a much larger geographic footprint that included previous marshland and swamp according to the Flood Control Act of 1965.

According to studies conducted more than half of the city is below sea level and people are more crowded in the high level areas. The city’s average elevation is currently between one and two feet (0.5 m) below sea level, with some portions of the city as high as 20 feet (6 m) at the base of the river levee in Uptown and others as low as 7 feet (2 m) below sea level in the farthest reaches of Eastern New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 brought about disastrous failure of the federally designed and built levees, flooding 80% of the city. The coastal erosion in the city is one reason for the failure of the designs.

New Orleans Climate: New Orleans has a humid subtropical with hot, humid summers and small, normally placid winters. In January, morning lows average around 43 °F (6 °C), and daily highs around 62 °F In July, lows average 74 °F (23 °C), and highs average 91 °F (33 °C). The lowest temperature has been recorded as 7 °F (?14 °C) on February 13, 1899. The highest recorded temperature was on August 22, 1980 with 102 °F (39 °C) temperature.

The average precipitation is 64.2 inches (1,630 mm) annually; the summer months are the wet ones while October is considered as the rainless month. Hurricanes are also present in this area with recent ones being Katrina, Rita and Ike. The geologists say is because the area is a low elevation and due to its envelope of water around. The city is considered as the most vulnerable city to hurricanes according to the Federal Emergency Management agency, Snowfall is a rare phenomenon in the city.

New orleans Attractions:

Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise: This cruise will be an overall entertainment for visitors as they can enjoy the city’s delicious treat, beautiful calliope music and enjoy a boat ride.

Musée Conti Wax Museum: Known as the best kept secret of New Orleans, this museum depicts the birth and rise of the city. A superb treat to all the art and history lovers. With 100s of life size figure displays it is really a place to visit to know about the legend, history and the scandals of this “unique city".

Tours by Isabelle: it is one of the oldest family run New Orleans tour company which gives excellent, small scale, adapted service since 1979. The drivers, guides, conductors all are completely experienced and make your trip enjoyable.

Kids Part Adventures: The best place to bring young kids as it both safe and hygienic. D.J parties are held and you can dance to their amazing tunes. The sports center, make up room and tea party place just make the tiny tots quiet happy. Concessions are also available.
Address:
600 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 716-2000

National World War II Museum: The invasion of Normandy, the Home Front and the D-Day invasions in the Pacific al are exhibited in this historical museum. They have facilities to show the story, artifacts, and tell about the historical warriors of all times.
Address:
1625 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257-1222

City of New Orleans General Information:

City of New Orleans Mayor's Office:
- Address: 730 South Dupre Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 - Tel:(504) 658-3655

City of New Orleans Police Department:
- Emergencies Only Dial 911 or 504-658-8700
- New Orleans Police Non-Emergency (504) 821-2222
- Headquarters: 715 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119-7494


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