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by airbazar
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA

United787 wrote:
The A320neo and 737 MAX families are all overweight!

The A319 should be able to, provided it doesn't take off at MTOW.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur
Replies: 10
Views: 2114

Re: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur

klakzky123 wrote:
If you have the word blue in your airline's name (in any language), David Neelman is coming for you.

TAP doesn't have Blue :)
I think this is more a continuation of the Neeleman/HNA partnership: Azul, TAP, and now Aigle Azur.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 11
Views: 4006

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

Wow! A333 -> A380 on MUC-MIA is a huge capacity upgrade.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 168
Views: 16477

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

So which market is larger? U.S.-Europe or U.S.-KEF? I'm not sure how that is that even relevant. It's relevant in the context that WW and FI's potential market to Europe is far larger than AA's potential market to KEF. It's relevant because WW and FI can continue to fill their planes at DFW even if...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 168
Views: 16477

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Trust me, I'm no fan of AA 757 longhauls, but to say nobody will take it simply because WOW is flying the route is simply not going to be true. AA has a big frequent flier base in SoCal...so limiting DFW-KEF to Midwest clientele is just not going to be the case. The thing is, if the one-stop crowd ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 168
Views: 16477

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Yeah, Icelandair and WOW can rely on connections over KEF to Europe, just like AA can rely on connections over DFW to the U.S. So which market is larger? U.S.-Europe or U.S.-KEF? Except people aren't exactly GOING to KEF. They are connecting in KEF on the way to/from Europe and taking advantage of ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 147
Views: 30377

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Nothing against planned orders but MoUs are no orders. This goes for A and B. This is just vaporware until firmed up. True to the first part but 430 MoU's points to something more than mere vaporware. This is not exactly Air Zimbabwe "planning" to take on A380's. I am more convinced of th...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 168
Views: 16477

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Zero players to three all in one year? Let the bloodbath begin! AA is not going to be one of the losers. It will be one or both of the Icelandic carriers. How so? WW and FI use KEF as a connecting hub to/from Europe. AA won't and will rely solely on trash yield, O&D passengers. I don't see how ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 52865

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Well apart from the 787-10 it's been quite a boring year. Dubai usually is. There is typically very few sales at this airshow. Hundreds of orders were announced in 2013 though. Both the 2013 and 2015 were good however, most orders were by the home airlines: Emirates, Ethiad, and Flydubai. Throw in ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s

I remember flying on Viasa's DC-10's from SCQ to CCS, during the early 90s. Each time it stopped at LIS. I flew the Viasa DC-10 between LIS and AMS in the late 80's. IIRC, SA flew their SP's via LIS during Apartheid. I think LAM also flew from LIS to other places in Europe but their schedule change...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69574

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Many people might have expected too much of this airshow... . That's a understatement. Historically, pretty much only the home airline places orders at the Dubai airshow and yet here we are with 3 different threads for the Dubai air show orders, plus the 4th thread about EK's orders. If history is ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 31976

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

And one of the least surprising orders goes to Boeing. If you think this was a surprise order, you haven't been paying attention. The A350 with it's 18" wide seats and poor floor space utilization relative to a 9 abreast 787, was never a realistic option for EK. Least we forget that EK pretty ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69574

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

JannEejit wrote:
I love these annual AvB threads. Is there a way to receive an alert about actual orders instead of wading through several pages of hearsay, conjecture and big old hissy fits ?

No kidding. Hundred + posts and not a single order.

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69574

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Waterbomber wrote:
The A350 vs. B787 order went to Boeing.
Almost unbelievable that Airbus couldn't win this one with a package deal eg A350 + A380.

Why? Unless Airbus can figure out a magical way to put 9 abreast with 17" seats on the A350, you will never see it at EK.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10902

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

One obvious point that relates to AF in particular is that the government of France has a substantial shareholding in both Airbus and in AF and there is a longtime A320 production facility at TLS. Similarly, the German government had a substantial shareholding in LH when it first ordered the A320, ...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10902

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

One obvious point that relates to AF in particular is that the government of France has a substantial shareholding in both Airbus and in AF and there is a longtime A320 production facility at TLS. Similarly, the German government had a substantial shareholding in LH when it first ordered the A320, ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

Re: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service

BA operates the 77W and 788 to GRU and GIG, respectively. To claim that their aircraft are old is being pedantic, at best. Especially when JJ operates the same 77W on the route. Wrong you are! I do not claim. I actually FLY ON THEM. The GRU route is a B772 Route now and some of those ARE really old...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 9506

Re: A300/A310 v 767

You did a good job highlighting the strengths of the A310. There must be some reasons why the 767 was more popular than the A310. What do you think they are? I don't think it was that Airbus focused on the A330 since the A300/A310 matched 767 engine performance and engine upgrades were the bulk of ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 8552

Re: Could anything save the 747?

I can almost guarantee we will see an order from at least one of the following: KLM Qantas Turkish Singapore Iran Air Saudia Qatar It's a good thing you're not Boeing, 'cause it ain't happening :) KL, QF, SQ, not happening, 100% sure of that. TK, 99% sure it won't happen either. Especially with an ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?

flyPIT wrote:
FRA-CLE is 11 miles longer and operated by Condor with a 757 in 1993.

Are you sure it was non-stop? Condor only had 1 752. All others are 753s and they were and still are frequent visitors of Bangor, Gander, and the Azores.

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 not popular in India?
Replies: 16
Views: 4777

Re: Why is the A321 not popular in India?

I think it's a combination of factors. 1) The Indian domestic market is still not mature enough to support larger models. 2) With the exception of Delhi and Mumbai, Indian airports are not congested and have lots of capacity for extra frequencies. 3) Historically, airlines prefer the economics of th...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

Re: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service

Sorry but you are not entirely accurate. BA's product to GRU is poor. I use them about three times a year (plus at least once to GIG). Their aircrafts are old and the only thing premium is the price. BA operates the 77W and 788 to GRU and GIG, respectively. To claim that their aircraft are old is b...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5258

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

I'm not sure I buy entirely into the premise of this thread but lets assume that it is true. I can think of a couple of reasons why that is. First, LH is a very well run airline. I remember way back, LH adjusting they business model to compete with LCC's when they first started to expand in Europe. ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QF/NZ ever restart HKG-LHR-HKG?
Replies: 28
Views: 3927

Re: Will QF/NZ ever restart HKG-LHR-HKG?

ZKOJH wrote:
I'm actually surprised that VS has lasted this long.

I imagine HKG is right up there as one of the most important business routes ex. LHR, with the likes of JFK and LAX so if VS were to drop it it would come as a shock to me. If VS can't make LHR-HKG work, they may as well shut down the company.

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 9506

Re: A300/A310 v 767

You did a good job highlighting the strengths of the A310. There must be some reasons why the 767 was more popular than the A310. What do you think they are? I don't think it was that Airbus focused on the A330 since the A300/A310 matched 767 engine performance and engine upgrades were the bulk of ...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6456

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

Emirates has a fleet of more than 100 A380. I think that fact just ends the discussion. So? TK's fleet total is significantly larger than EK's and EK has ZERO domestic traffic so their fleet composition HAS to be different. In many ways, EK is the new TK, especially considering TK has been around s...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 601
Views: 81051

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

??? How could EK BYPASS DXB??? Different options: More 5th freedom routes such as MXP-JFK. Start a mini hub somewhere else. Fly p-2-p routes, where allowed. How much would Indian regulator "charge" to allow EK to fly India-U.S. non-stop? None of these are really feasible. Fifth freedom is...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 601
Views: 81051

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The other way to grow is connect less traffic and bypass the congestion. Now this is usually a competitor. But EK could use say 787s to bypass DXB if needed. Lightsaber ??? How could EK BYPASS DXB??? Different options: More 5th freedom routes such as MXP-JFK. Start a mini hub somewhere else. Fly p-...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 6228

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

As far as I know pilots are allowed to buy anything that is for sale the same way passengers are allowed to. Only it should fit in their hand luggage, that's the only limitation. Nope. I'm pretty sure that pilots are not subject to the same carry-on restrictions that passengers are. And if it's too...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14011

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

There are literally a gazzilion such flights. Draw a 200m circle around most major airports and you will find air routes inside that circle. LIS-OPO is 150nm with a highway linking both cities and there are about 20 daily flights. SIN-KUL has about 30 daily flights. The sweet spot where surface tran...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15547

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

So the argument that these routes couldn't exist before the 787 doesn't really hold much water. Even the routes to China should have been feasible with the 777 but it just so happens that Hainan doesn't have any in their fleet. So why did Hainan not buy 777's or A330's to operate these routes since...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 4783

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

Delta also wanted to serve the route, but they aren't sadly. I would say LAX-PVG is way busier, because you have AA, DL, MU, and UA serving the route with five daily flights I believe. Yep, this is true, but I really never understood why there's more demand for PVG flights than PEK... Simple. PVG i...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15547

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

Funny you mention LHR-AUS, considering it will soon be a 744 route! I made that point before regarding BOS. There's little doubt that the 787 made it easier for BOS to finally get their first Asian route (NRT-BOS), but when you look at many of the new long haul routes that have been started since (...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14379

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

These colours are so depressing. Like I said, it looks like a hospital room, and I don't mean just because of the ceiling vent :) Every hospital room I've been in has had a reclining chair just like the one in the pictures, usually for a visitor to sleep in if needed. I guess I'm the only person he...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 7075

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

Well underage means different things in different countries. In the US the government can send a young person out in the military to (potentially) kill or be killed in battle. But they can't have a beer until they turn 21. Quite a few countries have the alcohol age limit at 18. Lower age limits exi...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Condor Start ANC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1722

Re: When Did Condor Start ANC?

, but I don't understand why Alaskans would visit Germany or even Switzerland. Um..... seriously? Because we like to travel? I mean, why would ANYONE want to visit Germany? Lots of reasons. And also, Condor/Lufthansa offers very easy connections from Frankfurt to all over Europe. From here in Ancho...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12878

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

chiki wrote:
I just love how the Russians deal with disputes

Indeed. Almost as if the country is run by kindergartners :)

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14379

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Looks like a hospital room to me.

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by airbazar
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1361
Views: 143044

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Now that BA and others have switched seasons on us, I found a peculiarity: Next Wednesday there are THREE inbounds from London, with the FIRST of them arriving at 7pm. The other two land at around 8:30 and 10:30. I can’t ever remember when BA didn’t have a flight landing at Boston during the daylig...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU airlines in trouble graph.
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

Re: EU airlines in trouble graph.

SAS is more safe than Lufthansa, IAG and AF-KLM combined? What has this guy been smoking? That company has been on life-support since forever! I think you're reading the chart incorrectly. Where does it say SAS is more safe than Lufthansa, IAG and AF-KLM combined? SAS is to the right of LH/IAG/AF-K...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU airlines in trouble graph.
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

Re: EU airlines in trouble graph.

or why Finnair's case is so different from TAP's. I think I can answer this. Historically TAPs problems were not airline related. The airline has been profitable almost every year since about 2001. However, the TAP Group's profits were negative for many years because of politically motivated bad in...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 34
Views: 6003

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

leleko747 wrote:
Why can't they simply stick to this livery?!



Elegant, fresh, colorful... way better than these new "whale" designs they've been showing lately.

I agree, that is a beautiful livery.
I like the green color palette of the whale livery, but I find it too eurowhite.

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14304

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

I was looking at a Google map of A at BOS and could only count 18 jetways, but it also looked like there were 6 parking spots without them. Do they indeed have 21 jetways, and can they be added to the spots without them. Thanks in advance The current Google Map image is out of date. The parking are...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces Q3 2017 Earnings
Replies: 34
Views: 6238

Re: JetBlue Announces Q3 2017 Earnings

jumbojet wrote:
I'm skeptical about that theory.

You're only skeptical if you don't understand basic math and the law of averages, or have a major ax to grind which more and more appears to be the case.

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14304

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

The reason I know was when the flights used to be intermittently delayed, the flight attendant used to make an announcement for people with connections to alight first. My rough guess was approx. 20-25% of the flight was connections. That sounds about right. TP has just released that 30% of all of ...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11546

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

How many hotel rooms a night is that for Emirates in London now?! It's would probably be advantageous to open a crew base there. The EK that is kicking out employees from housing in Dubai to save money should open a base in London? I’m not sure how it works in Europe, but in the US airlines do not ...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14304

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

People, people... 4. BOS will NOT be a hub for DL. Maybe a really big focus city; they may even call it a "hub" but it won't for all intents and purposes be a connecting complex for them. JFK/LGA serve that purpose better. Just as DL runs limited connections through CVG, RDU and even IND,...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1361
Views: 143044

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Also of interest it looks like B6 are using E1 in the mornings, which of course is quiet because only Porter is really around at E2 and the odd B6 international arrival. Looks like that was the flight from SDQ which arrived at 7:10am. Yes, that was it, but i swore that it wasn’t the only one. Just ...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4570

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

GRU-BOS on JJ is a bit surprising Or perhaps not. Big Portuguese market in New England. It's the reason the Cape Verde airlines are there. There is really no relevance between the Portuguese and Cape Verdean populations in New England, and LATAM flying to BOS. Those are completely separate markets....

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14304

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

There's really no news here. We have all known this for a long time but DL can't really expand right now, until the AA/US consolidation at terminal B takes place and WN moves to terminal B, and that's not happening for another year or two. But BOS will not be nothing like SEA for a long time, for th...

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