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by airbazar
Fri May 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 461
Views: 50265

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

There is no question B6 launched those ORH flights to stay in MassPort's good grace. I don't see how they get those 6 gates without the JFK flight. We'll have to agree to disagree. If you think Massport was going to get in the way of their biggest customer expanding and bringing them more money I d...

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by airbazar
Fri May 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I had a look at Christmas holidays fares to Mexico, and for whatever reason they are sky high compared to last season. Preliminary load factors seem also very good. I suppose the economy is doing great and everyone in the Boston area decided to go to Mexico this year?? I find international fares to...

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by airbazar
Fri May 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 461
Views: 50265

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I should also add that with the C&J bus service BOS is more convenient than MHT as well since they are approximately the same distance. MHT could only attract people from the seacoast area by offering better prices, which they don't anymore. As someone who lives in the Haverhill/Plaistow area a...

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by airbazar
Wed May 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 87
Views: 14516

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

The pitot tube problem was known and there were measures in place to safely deal with it. AF had already started replacing all pitot tubes with a more reliable model. In a stupid coincidence that aircraft was one of the last in line to get the replacement and it was due to have it replace after arri...

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by airbazar
Wed May 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

BOS isn't laid out to support a hub strategy, the amount of truly connecting pax per Massport isn't actually that many, it's in the 5% range, so unless that radically changes, I doubt they are going to make further investments outside of the stated plan to connect all the terminals airside. E to C ...

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by airbazar
Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 8861

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

Isn’t it ironic though that your employer thinks it’s okay to make you suffer and then give recovery time (including more time away from home) than it is to pay more to have you arrive at a suitable time and in a suitable condition for work. This has been my argument at my company. Business is ridi...

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by airbazar
Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

BOS isn't laid out to support a hub strategy, the amount of truly connecting pax per Massport isn't actually that many, it's in the 5% range, so unless that radically changes, I doubt they are going to make further investments outside of the stated plan to connect all the terminals airside. E to C ...

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by airbazar
Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares
Replies: 15
Views: 3418

Re: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares

1) Why is this news? 2) You're basically quoting "walk-up fares" (today is May 14th), and again why is this news? All transatlantic fares are outrageous this summer in particular. Not if you buy in advance. I'm flying BOS-LIS with DL in July for only $400 all included. I bought my ticket l...

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by airbazar
Tue May 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of air side terminal connections, does anyone know if the people mover that Logan is studying will be only land-side? I believe are some airports where the same train serves pre and post security passengers by alternating the cars. For example in a 2-car train, car one's door opens to airsi...

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by airbazar
Tue May 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

One other thing I wonder is how much of the international traffic in BOS is connecting, specifically on DL. If DL connects a lot of traffic to partner airlines in BOS, an additional issue is that A and E are not linked post security, and while Massport wants to remedy this, the remedy would be a lo...

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by airbazar
Mon May 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 8861

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

B6 has 3 types of seats on their Mint A321's. Their "Mint" cabin has 2 types: Business and Business Suite.

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by airbazar
Mon May 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how JJ GRU-BOS is going? it seems like Latin American people are avoiding this flight because of the hard US customs & border protection here in Boston. They are choosing to arrive in US via Miami or New York seems more easy ... What is different arriving in the US via BOS vers...

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by airbazar
Sun May 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 52
Views: 14459

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cs-txa
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Looks like the LR had its maiden commercial flight to PRG.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/cs-txa

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by airbazar
Fri May 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Flying to CDG via MAD is backtracking. And there are already tons of 1-stop options from BOS to CDG. Besides, if you talk cheap than TP is often much cheaper than IB (e.g. BOS-LIS-CDG). TP doesn't fly to CDG. They fly to ORY. On top of that the O&D market between LIS and PAR is huge (1st or 2nd...

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by airbazar
Fri May 10, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 123
Views: 23879

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to improving yield. Expect the accelerat...

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by airbazar
Thu May 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Otherwise for those of you flying from terminal E this summer....bring your patience with you. E4 goes out of service for most of June, and the construction is on the verge of starting, which limits use of E12. It also limits north cargo hardstands, which makes bussing difficult. Despite the great ...

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by airbazar
Thu May 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 123
Views: 23879

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to improving yield. Expect the accelerat...

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by airbazar
Thu May 09, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 123
Views: 23879

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. It has nothing to do with the A380. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to i...

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by airbazar
Thu May 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think that the problem with Terminal A is the rapid Delta growth. It's very true that it can be very hard to find a seat at Legal's or Lucky's (which actually has surprisingly good food - at least for what I order, which is almost always the greek salad with chicken). The little kiosk also has su...

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by airbazar
Thu May 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 123
Views: 23879

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Emirates announces a -69% drop in net profits for the financial year 2018-19 ending on 31mar. Yes, higher oil prices are hitting them EK harder than others, especially with their large fleet of fuel sucking 4-engined A380s. Perhaps sharply lower profit is a result of ineffective inventory managemen...

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by airbazar
Wed May 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Apologies for the off-topic question but does anyone else have/have heard of general disappointment with Terminal A? I've flown JetBlue many times and was a United FF for a while travelling through Terminal B. I've recently had to switch to Delta and I've been very disappointed with Terminal A. I f...

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by airbazar
Wed May 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP781 ARN-LIS Late go around
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: TP781 ARN-LIS Late go around

https://www.flightradar24.com/2019-05-0 ... 8,-9.11/14
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Runway 17/35 is seldom used. In fact only 0.1% of the time in 2018.
Looking on FR24 the only thing I can see is a possible runway incursion by either TP223 or FR1535.
https://www.flightradar24.com/2019-05-0 ... 8,-9.11/14

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by airbazar
Wed May 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22209

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

IMHO a great idea - A321NEO-LR is the perfect fit for them. Maybe even A321-NEO-ULR can make it from KEF to LAX/SFO. With fish? they'll get special gliding trailers for the fish. ( in conjunction with some A319Z tow planes to get them aloft :-) I believe that's called a cargo fleet. If cargo is so ...

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by airbazar
Tue May 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the heads up on the board meeting! Looking at slide 49, it looks like Terminal A is going to get more interesting in the afternoons and evenings in about two weeks - Lisbon and Edinburgh 757 flights start May 23rd. Definitely interesting. On May 23rd DL has the following flights to Europ...

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by airbazar
Tue May 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22209

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

This sounds quite strange. they couldn't get the A32XNEO at the same phase as the 737MAX8/9, no slots available. At the rate airlines are going out of business or deferring orders I think you will see lots of slots open up. Germania alone just freed up 20 delivery slots starting next year. Has Norw...

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by airbazar
Tue May 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

No sure, but with the dump of capacity into the market, i'm not surprised that they did. It's an enormous market especially when you consider that there are no *A flights from BOS to Asia so UA connects a lot of people to/from Asia via SFO. I suspect the 777's were primarily a stop-gap measure unti...

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by airbazar
Mon May 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

No sure, but with the dump of capacity into the market, i'm not surprised that they did. It's an enormous market especially when you consider that there are no *A flights from BOS to Asia so UA connects a lot of people to/from Asia via SFO. I suspect the 777's were primarily a stop-gap measure unti...

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by airbazar
Mon May 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly To Acquire Bankrupt Germania?
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: HiFly To Acquire Bankrupt Germania?

Wingtips56 wrote:
I would think much of the value would be in the airport slots,

At what airport do they hold such valuable slots?
Also, the article states they can hold the slots until April 1st. Today is May 6th. Is that a printing mistake?

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by airbazar
Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone hear rumors or Logan express starting Worcester to Logan? I would think Massport would want the new ORH flights to be used and not launch something that could hurt those flights. Totally agree, they are putting massive investment into ORH to provide service, the last thing they are going to ...

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by airbazar
Sun May 05, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 7839

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight “Direct”? Where will it stop? There is a difference between direct and nonstop flights. This is a nonstop flight, not a direct flight. Take it easy. Not everyone on these boards is a native English speaker. The linked article which is from a english speaking so...

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by airbazar
Sat May 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8439

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

are all the comments here regarding the "inability of EY to fill 3x A380 on daily basis" or "the flights are not profitable" or similar actual proven facts or just comments thrown in?!? You be the judge: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/middle-east-airline-etihad-ha...

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by airbazar
Fri May 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15022

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Still don’t get the desire to travel to Hawaii when you have SJD no more than 3 hours from anywhere on the west coast. The locals don’t like tourists, what more reason does anyone need not to travel there? I wish WN the best of luck, just think there are probably more profitable ways to utilize the...

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by airbazar
Fri May 03, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8439

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

They could replace the A380's with 787''s in order to try and keep the total number of daily seats from going up substantially, and deploy the A380's somewhere else. Where? For a boutique airline, only LHR, JFK, PEK, and SYD would be expected to fill the A380 with enough premium passengers. Note: I...

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by airbazar
Fri May 03, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Yet somewhat logical given DL's aggressive expansion on BOS-LON. DL may be trying to preempt B6, but they are definitely stinging BA/AA along the way. Aggressive expansion is a bit of an overstatement IMO. The LHR service started as 2x daily. Currently it's a 1x daily A332. The LGW announcement lac...

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by airbazar
Fri May 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8439

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

They could replace the A380's with 787''s in order to try and keep the total number of daily seats from going up substantially, and deploy the A380's somewhere else.

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by airbazar
Thu May 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15022

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Interestingly, even though WN is known for multi-stop flights, looking at the current schedule, none of the flights continue onward to California. The plane just goes back and forth on this route and rotates on the RON. So, while I think they will do well on the locals with this pattern, I don't se...

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by airbazar
Wed May 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Detailed breakdown ------------------------------ Mar-19 Mar-18 Difference Domestic Charter Passenger 1016 2018 -49.65% Domestic Commuter Passenger 215,487 162,094 32.94% Domestic Jet Passenger 2,601,645 2,446,720 6.33% Total Domestic Passengers 2,818,148 2,610,832 7.94% International Bermuda/Baham...

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by airbazar
Wed May 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 77
Views: 18085

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

Their fleet total is up to 7 at this point but only 5 are in ops so far. Pretty soon I'd expect to see them just about everywhere the A330's fly except Africa. Not surprisingly they have made an appearance in TP's most important long haul routes: BSB, GRU, SSA, CNF, MIA, JFK. SFO which starts June 1...

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by airbazar
Wed May 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136743

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I think you're probably wrong (unless, of course, you can prove they never had intent, in which case I'm all ears). I think at the time of the initial announcement DL was optimistic about serving India again nonstop, ... My evidence is that I can't book a DL flight to BOM in 2019. What other eviden...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 53
Views: 9634

Re: Delta 321neo routes

Could the ETOPS A321neo frames replace the ETOPS 757-200 frames that do the long-and-thin TATL routes out of JFK and BOS? From BOS I suspect that LIS/EDI/DUB could all be done with a "standard" NEO. Even if they have to block seats for LIS the fuel bill would be significantly less. Would ...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It's not a good option because the routing would be commuter rail to Chelsea, Silver Line SL3 to Airport station, and then Massport shuttle bus to the terminals. And there's a HUGE gotcha in that SL3 segment: it crosses the Chelsea St bridge which is a lift bridge, so if you're unlucky, the SL3 is ...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Very interesting discussion on the LEX topic and the public transit. As someone who grew up in BOS and almost always uses public transit anytime I go back this is near and dear to my heart. One issue with traffic in BOS is a very poor terminal layout, and its almost impossible to do anything about ...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321neoLR Winter '19 trans-Atlantic routes
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: Air Transat's A321neoLR Winter '19 trans-Atlantic routes

So far, GLA, LGW, MAN and OPO have been announced. LGW will be daily, except perhaps during Christmas holiday period. More routes with the type should be announced over the next few weeks. So the A310s fans should enjoy it before it's too late. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/2840...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd fly out of MHT if B6 had the same frequency/network there (they don't). It's more convenient to me than BOS (generally) and the parking is always cheap. But they're not going to get nonstop MHT-SFO or MHT-SEA any time soon. Heck i'd fly out of MHT if i could connect somewhere reliable like DEN ...

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by airbazar
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Eventually, people outside 128 need to reevaluate their options and (re-)consider other airports like MHT again. Especially if the time and cost getting to/from Logan outweighs the convenience of flying from BOS. What idiot is going to sit in traffic for hours, pay hundreds of dollars to "be a...

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by airbazar
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

5 routes to East Asia (and probably will be 6-7 in a couple of years) and possibly both routes BOS has had to South America are gone by the end of the year per the GRU-FCO axing thread. Is it just South America economy? Bad luck with the carriers restructuring? Is it geography? Is it CM being the f...

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by airbazar
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20168

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

It's served a purpose, Norwegian has now moved to a higher cost airport in Miami and San Francisco, where BA/AA are very strong - 5xdaily London to Miami and 2xdaily SFO including a daily A380. That'll be a tough environment for Norwegian to make money in. They way I look at it is the other way aro...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54287

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

All well and good, but you are also talking about a step change in technology and the inherent increases in efficiency. The 77W/77L were basically of the same time frame and technology as the 345/346, that's why the 77W in particular was the standout performer of the time. :shakehead: They might be...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20168

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

It's served a purpose, Norwegian has now moved to a higher cost airport in Miami and San Francisco, where BA/AA are very strong - 5xdaily London to Miami and 2xdaily SFO including a daily A380. That'll be a tough environment for Norwegian to make money in. They way I look at it is the other way aro...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 120921

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

One thing that I've always been curious about is that Logan (and thus the Boston area) has no door-to-door shuttle company like JFK or others that have things like SuperShuttle. I've always wondered why this is the case, if anyone has some insight I would love to hear it. We do https://www.flightli...

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