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by airbazar
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I am most curious about Europe. I think it is a bloodbath. So many new "me too" entrants the last two years. I think what you call "me too" is a response to huge demand as the economies of both the U.S. and E.U. get stronger and stronger by the year. As a consumer with family in...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 6373

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

As for why no Canada - IIRC operating in Canada is expensive (i.e. airport fees) and that has deterred the like of B6 or WN from operating within Canada. And have their 2 largest bases in 2 of the 3 most expensive cities in the U.S. is not expensive? I don't think airport fees is what's keeping the...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.

Similar thing happened to me on the way back from India but I arrived early in the morning and departed in the afternoon to the U.S. IIRC, my flight from India arrived around 8am and flight to U.S. departed around 4pm. It's about a 40 min direct train ride to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, i think. Really...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7158

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

"Base" is the wrong term. TK is looking to open markets like Peru, Ecuador and Chile so a routing via CCS would be an option. TK has actually done well in CCS. With such a pullback of service by other airlines, its been able to garner good amount of the remaining traffic, much of it quite...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I haven't found a port of entry into the US that is even remotely efficient or pleasant. Even the overseas CBP checkpoints in places like Toronto are awful, lengthy and tiresome experiences. It's almost as though this country wants to make entry into the United States difficult and unpleasant by de...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 50
Views: 10056

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

Why 24 weekly fights out of SFO? There is no way this city has that much demand to SIN. Additionally, SIN is geographically a very poor place to connect from anywhere in NA. A.net myth on both counts. Sure, SIN is not HKG or ICN but clearly there's demand and clearly people are connecting on both e...

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not that it will help in the short term, but once phase 1 of the Terminal E expansion is finished, passport control will be expanded and optimized. I'm not sure that's going to help much since the problem is lack of CBP officials not lack of counters. I have never seen all immigration counters full...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Dieuwer wrote:
Is this the crunch time window 4 - 7 pm? Better get in early (noon-ish, BA, DL) or very late (> 8 pm).

This is why we tell all of our friends and family who come to visit us in the Summer to fly Delta or TAP. Early arrivals into BOS.

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

My understanding is that the North Cargo area is also going to be re-configured as well to allow for the additional space needed. Massport are highly unlikely to need 6 A380 capable gates (E10-E12 already configured), when frankly at most 2 airlines right now are going to run them. It's not about t...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

not overrun with tourists, Well there you go. It’s not overrun with tourists meaning there aren’t a lot of tourists meaning there is not enough demand to support a direct flight. It may be more desirable but that doesn’t make it more visited. That's my point. Looking at pictures of both places, I c...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100530

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Big difference is every 787 delivered for over the last year and continuing forward is putting $$$$ in Boeing's coffers -- every 380 delivered (except for 35+/-) has and continues to deplete Airbus's coffers. On the flip side if they're not selling that many aircraft then they're not really losing ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17231

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

Then indeed TAP and Delta are the strongest candidates for the Neo. I don't see TP ordering more A339's. The situation at LIS is very dire right now. The airport is bursting at the seems. IMO TP's future growth has to come from fragmentation and spreading connections over other times of the day and...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 79
Views: 15134

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

So I have to ask, what makes you the expert? I'm not giving you an opinion. I'm simply relaying what the airline's own president has said. I included one of many articles found online. Go ask him what makes him the expert. the goals of placing the 380 at a major carrier on a long-term ACMI contract...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100530

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Its not quite that simple. EK , on its own - is not enough. Not enough to support a NEO/rewing program in the future. That will just create more losses in the next decade. Airbus needs more carriers to buy into the A380 ecosystem, sooner the better. But it must happen under financially responsible ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 79
Views: 15134

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

You would be surprised at the dumb decisions which are made in the business world. That's true but so far the only thing you proved is that you know nothing about HiFly. They wouldn't have taken an A380 is they didn't already have customers lined up to use it. This is a very different business mode...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aliance should Azores Airlines and Hawaiian join?
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

Re: Which aliance should Azores Airlines and Hawaiian join?

SkyTeam, OneWorld or Star Alliance Think TP is star so S3 should join another alliance to compete with them TAP and S4 code-share with eachother and don't compete because they are both government owned airlines (The Portuguese government still owns 50% of TP). And I agree that joining an alliance i...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”
Replies: 21
Views: 3347

Re: Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”

That’s less than 600 pax per week, hardly large—2 round trips every 7 days! That's just O&D. There's a ton of connection potential not just to/from Canada but to/from the U.S. If immigration at YVR is anything like YYZ, clearing immigration in YVR would be a lot better than SFO or LAX for the a...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 79
Views: 15134

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

.... and by the way, I just counted: HiFly will be the 14th A380-operator. To be honest, I don't see it lasting long. Not knowing the lease agreement, I think the 380 is going to be a very big money pit for HiFLY. Right because they have no clue about what they're doing :banghead: They are a highly...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

They don't have CS3s. KEF and others do this very well already, with good local traffic to/from KEF. I'm not talking about this specific airline, just more general. Any airline could open up this route. I know Keflavik is already doing this, but it's further away from America. Therefor secondary ai...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

Thibault973 wrote:
So this got me thinking, Saint Pierre has to be now the smallest city in North America to get transatlantic service, but is it the smallest city to receive a long haul flight period ?

At 2,300nm this is nowhere near long haul.

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Do you think airline company management post here for ideas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

Re: Do you think airline company management post here for ideas?

Don't know about management but these days every company has a social media department and part of their job is exactly to participate in sites like this to find out what people are saying about their company and to also promote the company. I've seen it happen at my own firm.

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 389
Views: 31173

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Connecting at ord is not a problem. Thousands connect from term 2 to 1 daily with little problem. The problem is people do not want to fly from Manchester But why? I've been a long time UA FF. Yes I'm one of those rare New England based UA FF'ers :) I go out of my way to fly UA and *A and despite b...

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

LATAM maiden flight from GRU to BOS is enroute now and delayed by 5 hours 42 minutes expected to land at 2:42 pm EST. Finally a new South America add! Excited about the add but a nearly 6 hour delay on the maiden flight, that's nuts, certainly won't be arriving to the quieter Terminal E the origina...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5116

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

FYI, in French, most of the time we refer to EU as "Europe". And that boys and girls is why the World despises the french just as much as they despise Americans who call their country America. Europe is a continent and it's much larger than the EU. Nah it's just EU haters looking for pett...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines balance their transatlantic summer demand in the winter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4211

Re: How do airlines balance their transatlantic summer demand in the winter?

Do U.S. carriers really increase their Summer TATL capacity that much? I've noticed that European carriers do it a lot more than U.S. carriers and since every U.S. carrier has a TATL JV with a Euro carrier that helps increase capacity for the U.S. carriers. Having said that, some of these frames com...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5116

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

Please refrain from mixing up Europe with EU; they are not the same thing and never will be. Brussels is a Nothing City to me with no compelling reason to visit. All roads do not lead to Brussels. FYI, in French, most of the time we refer to EU as "Europe". And that boys and girls is why ...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Would love to see PDEW stats on SIN-USA. You can always use the interactive the Brookings Institute tool https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/global-gateways-international-aviation-in-metropolitan-america/ Quick look NYC - 112,608 LA - 104,052 SF - 93,592 HOU - 36,974 CHI - 23,592 DC - 19,505 SEA...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the difference between a hub and a focus City
Replies: 13
Views: 2551

Re: What is the difference between a hub and a focus City

The Internet has the answer :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline_hub#Focus_city "In the airline industry, a focus city is a destination from which an airline operates several point-to-point routes.[4] Thus, a focus city primarily caters to the local market rather than to connecting passenge...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Boston...the right move in hindsight?
Replies: 34
Views: 3753

Re: WN to Boston...the right move in hindsight?

B6 has corporate contract with all except one major company out of BOS. And if you look at their yields to major business markets out of BOS, it shows that they are doing pretty well in that front. Interesting. Does having a corporate contract mean getting primary or at least equal placement on the...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

How do we 'sneak past Houston' if they are #10 and we're #19? I understand sneaking past MSP, but IAH seems unreachable unless they fall off a cliff. https://www.tripsavvy.com/busiest-airports-in-the-usa-3301020 The one airport I believe is going to go above BOS this year and probably at the rate i...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interestingly, Massport have Silver Airways for their BHB operation using Terminal E, they have managed to shoehorn them in for up to a 3 hour stint in the afternoon. Going to assume E1 will be the gate generally used. Yikes seems like not the best use of space. E1 is essentially a B6 gate isn't it...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE - Secondary Europe
Replies: 84
Views: 7203

Re: KE - Secondary Europe

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... st-problem
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There's been a decline in long-haul foreign visitors to the U.S. in no small part thanks to our presiden't rhetoric and policies, so they are taking their money somewhere else.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... st-problem

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by airbazar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2263

Re: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?

One being that US manufacturing has been in decline for several decades which softens US origin outbound demand. The U.S. is still the largest manufacturing country in the world. That is why we have more cargo carriers than any other country and just about every foreign cargo carrier flies to the U...

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by airbazar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'll through it out to the audience, anyone else think certain routes could expand? I could see TP adding an extra summer frequency. Could PF go daily on either route as well? TP has serious problems with the airport at LIS. Lack of slots and the airport itself is bursting at the seams with reports...

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by airbazar
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

This is an interesting study and I believe almost looks like a RFI on the assessment study for the people mover project: https://www.massport.com/capitalprogramsattachments/L1557-S1/L1557-S1%20Briefing%20Presentation.pdf Humm, about 8 or 9 years ago I posted this here on a.net. http://i63.tinypic.c...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I did top 20 international routes out of BOS in 2018. These are airport specific so LGW/LHR and YYZ/YTZ are separate 1) LHR 798237 2) YYZ 494930 3)DUB 390989 4)CDG 364693 5)KEF 341240 6)AMS 285338 7)DXB 270196 8)FRA 259960 9)YTZ 204456 10) ZRH 173362 11)MUC 163828 12)LIS 162349 13)PEK 160136 14)HKG...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 41778

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

When does traffic move to the new airport, and when will IST close? -All will be done in 4+ months, end of October. All foreign airlines will stop flying to IST or the new airport during the last two days of October. TK will have only, IIRC; 18 hours to move. And magically on Nov 1st, IST will be h...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 4531

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Interestingly enough, there are plenty of flights between Ottawa and Montreal even though the drive from Ottawa to YUL is only two hours and the train connects both cities. The passengers on these flights are almost all connecting passengers. The Montreal drive and parking rates are much more attra...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Maputo Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: TAP Maputo Aircraft

https://seatguru.com/airlines/TAP_Portu ... s_A340.php
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The A340's have the oldest cabin in TAP's fleet and the reason is that they are expected to leave the fleet as soon as the A339's start arriving.
https://seatguru.com/airlines/TAP_Portu ... s_A340.php

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3579

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

"LCC" has to do with the operating costs of an airline, not whether they provide services like food on board and business class. People confuse Low Cost, No Frills, Full Service, all the time. Those are all different. Having flown WS only once and done it so recently, to me they are a Full...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7193

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

There was a lot of talk about UA ordering the A380's and I don't think that was all just rumors. At the turn of the century, with its NRT hub and heavy TPAC routes, it was not out of the realm of possibility for it to happen. However, I think the timing was all wrong. When the A380 was officially la...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The trucks themselves really aren't the major issue but rather it is the deicing fluid. The fluid is incredibly expensive (Type 1 ranges from about $20-$60 per gallon, Type 4 is even more expensive and both are required for 139 ops) and it has a limited shelf life of about 12 months. Ground handler...

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by airbazar
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1118
Views: 95647

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

EK dropped a pretty penny to help make the infrastructure grand there. You’d think Massport could acquiesce here. Did they? I know they supposedly committed to fly the A380 here hence why Massport went ahead and invested in the infrastructure but do we know for a fact that EK actually contributed a...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3454

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

Coming in at midnight, getting through customs at 1, then sitting around Logan airport for 5 or 6 hours for a morning flight somewhere? If you're coming from China, it's not 1AM for you :) People do that type of "middle of the night" connection every day by the thousands. Granted Logan is...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3454

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

Coming in at midnight, getting through customs at 1, then sitting around Logan airport for 5 or 6 hours for a morning flight somewhere? If you're coming from China, it's not 1AM for you :) People do that type of "middle of the night" connection every day by the thousands. Granted Logan is...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America
Replies: 28
Views: 4583

Re: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America

PVD757 wrote:
BOS-LIS was discontinued last I heard. S4 did provide it for a while but its no longer offered.

Discontinued last year when TP started LIS-BOS non-stop.
The LIS-BOS nonstop on S4 was a Summer seasonal route. Outside of the Summer months it always routed thru PDL.

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3543

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

BayAreaFan0 wrote:
This must just be a ~3x a week summer seasonal flight. Would be surprised if it stayed year round.

I'd be surprised. TAP doesn't usually do seasonal routes. IIRC all of their routes are year round. They just cut some frequencies in the off season.

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3543

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 20048

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

If ever BOS-ICN, it would be too little too late. OneWorld has locked up BOS-Asia. Nonsense. ICN is a far superior connecting airport by way of facility, geography, and network breadth when compared to NRT and HKG in linking BOS to broader Asia. Besides geography, we're talking about 2 OW flights f...

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