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by airbazar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Ouch, I suggest that you do some research about Geneva market. It's far from being a low cost market only. Actually, it's one of the few markets that has some F seats demand in Europe outside PAR, LON, FRA. UA is profitable in GVA because of the yield, not the volume. EasyJet is strong in GVA simpl...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian reports FY financial results and other developments
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Ethiopian reports FY financial results and other developments

Incredible airline, really not sure how they are pulling off a fleet of 100 planes with 50 widebodies out of africa. They even have 4 399 seater 777-300ERs. This image should offer a good perspective on "how": https://goo.gl/images/hPz6B8 There are essentially 3 major carriers in Africa: ...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

Re: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD

Clearly good enough to serve MAD despite the availability of multiple codeshare options. Now they're looking beyond. I somehow doubt that the route will be with a stop at LIS first, the backtracking does not make sense. It makes more sense to operate MAD as a tag and backtrack to LIS because LIS is...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 2712

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

The return flight is most certainly longer than the eastbound flight. Plus, depending on how early the return flight departs using the crews "body clock" which would still be on Eastern Time in the US, FAR 117 could required 3 pilots. Interesting. The return clocks in around 7hr on averag...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

You're saying this like it's a fact. It's not, it's your opinion. In my opinion LX not operating GVA-BOS has nothing to do with protecting the ZRH hub. There is no market, that's why they don't fly it. They fly to lots of destinations from GVA already but TATL is tricky. AC and UA can make it work ...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

Re: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD

Why fly BACK to Madrid? I have to wonder if ET should just give up on MAD and enter into a codeshare with TAP to bring that traffic, or other airlines to bring traffic to FCO. It's a short hop. It probably doesn't cost them much. There's also the issue of parking space at LIS. LIS might not have a ...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With the new A321LR, can anyone see a direct flight BOS-GVA become a reality ? Rangewise it would be no problem and the capacity well adapted to a limited market like GVA. It's obvious that a BOS-GVA service will never be started by a Swiss or other European carrier as they are protecting their fli...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With the new A321LR, can anyone see a direct flight BOS-GVA become a reality ? Rangewise it would be no problem and the capacity well adapted to a limited market like GVA. It's obvious that a BOS-GVA service will never be started by a Swiss or other European carrier as they are protecting their fli...

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by airbazar
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8916

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

PVD MSA stats only paint a partial picture however. There are 7.5 million people within a 90 minute drive of PVD. A large sliver of PVD’s catchment area is in MA which isn’t included in the MSA but is closer than and far easier to access PVD. These are wealthy Boston suburbs. If its drivable to BOS...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8916

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

https://www.privatair.com/aircraft/boei ... sa-20c-66y
Believe it or not that was how MUC-BOS got started :)
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The only way you'll see a "LH" flight to BDL is if it's this:
https://www.privatair.com/aircraft/boei ... sa-20c-66y
Believe it or not that was how MUC-BOS got started :)

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Someone else please feel free to correct me, but I believe when WN took over half of the A pier that DL then weren't responsible for the full payments on the terminal anymore I would have to believe. Yes, DL spent lots of money, but DL I have to believe also benefitted in some fashion financially w...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6120

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

This is called cabotage (allowing a foreign airline to fly domestic sectors), and apart from the Marshall Islands, there is no other country in the world that regularly allows it. Not true. Ryanair, and Irish airline has loads of domestic flights in other countries outside of Ireland. That's just t...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 164
Views: 49290

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Until Metro to the new airport is finished people actually going to Istanbul are screwed. Considering a very tiny number of people use the metro today to IST (the numbers which were recently posted in Turkish Aviation thread), I don't see the difference really. Bulk of customers chose to arrive in ...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Cargo is far too important and profitable for Massport. That's why. Those cargo facilities aren't going anywhere. If DL wants to expand intl they will have to do it out of the new terminal E in a few years. If you search up a few pages someone posted the cargo numbers. Cargo growth is absolutely th...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Intermingled in that article were Bastian's comments on the Boeing NMA, and how they need that plane as a replacement for the 757s and the 767s. I wonder how a plane that size would fit into Terminal A gates. I'd guess that the wings will be longer than the 767. I wonder if at some point, Delta wil...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts
Replies: 24
Views: 3266

Re: Will DL order Boeing aircraft in the future?

acjbbj wrote:
I'm talking about the article, not whether Delta will order Boeing, because there is a good chance they will

It's an opinion and everyone has one. What's the big deal?
Not too long ago every expert claimed that AA would never order from Airbus. Look at where that ended.

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 35647

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

If you think BOS has been out there banging on the doors of all of these new airlines and hitting up the airline networking conference circuit, you'd be surprised. Actually they have. Most of the ground work was set by Gov. Patrick and his administration. Some people here in MA accused him of trave...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 35647

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

If you think BOS has been out there banging on the doors of all of these new airlines and hitting up the airline networking conference circuit, you'd be surprised. Actually they have. Most of the ground work was set by Gov. Patrick and his administration. Some people here in MA accused him of trave...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 35647

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

PVD is doing a lot better compared to MHT IMO thanks to a decent catchment area and a number of good companies in the area. Both of which are true for MHT as well. The real difference is airport management. The guy in charge of PVD from 2012 to 2016 came from MHT. That's all you need to know. Then ...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6557

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

It took the airlines a long time to realize that VLA were a plague upon the industry. UsS airlines had realized it by the late 80s, with the exception of the relative few that had a need for such aircraft. In the present say and age, pretty much everyone except Emirates has realized it. Never seen ...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4671

Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

That's all? :rotfl: Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience. In most of the world they let unscreened people through every day (employees, for one). It's good ...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Wonder how they'll accommodate two LH planes on the ground at the same time, let alone possibly three. Assume two will have to go to remote stands as LH only has 1 gate they typically use at a time, right? All gates at terminal E are common use gates. No airline owns a dedicated gate there so the a...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4671

Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

That's all that happened? That's all? :rotfl: Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience. In most of the world they let unscreened people through every day (emplo...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport evacuated August 7th, 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4671

Re: Frankfurt airport being evacuated right now

Spiderguy252 wrote:
That's all that happened?

That's all? :rotfl:
Evacuating an entire terminal at one of the largest hubs in the World and forcing everyone to get re-screened at the expense of countless delayed flights is no small inconvenience.

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9052

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

International students, most of whom rely on sites like kayak and studentuniverse to sniff out the absolute cheapest flight home (down to the last $), are hardly a market that is going to be the rationale for starting LH and ULH flights. Speaking as an ex-international student at one of the above s...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

There doesn't ever need to be a sterile connector for international arrivals... they go through Customs with their checked luggage and then need to be re-cleared for any connecting flight. Same as JFK, ATL and everywhere else. It would be useful for domestic arrivals to be able to get to airside te...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

DL has a huge problem in regards to Intl expansion out of BOS and that is lack of gates and lack of CBP in their terminal. Even when they take over all of terminal A, DL will still have fewer gates than B6 and when they use a widebody they have to block gates at an already limited terminal. B6 has b...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9052

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Finally, another good add by Korean air. Im glad connections will be taken away from Dtw as the northeast and beyond have a better place to connect in bos. connections will be taken away from OW and *A. As a whole, DL won't lose anything but gain passengers. Detroit only has one daily 350 to ICN. W...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

See DL CEO thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1400827&p=20614311#p20614311 There are three questions on BOS and it's quite indicative IMO that they have set their eyes to take on B6 and establishing a good international gateway. It will be really interesting to see D...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Presumably the new VS, KL, and KE flights will depart out of E rather than A, which would give DL's partners up to 9 flights departing from E (AMS, 2x LHR, MAN, ICN, MEX, 2x CDG, FCO) I wonder if DL has given any consideration to having a sterile bus from A to E to facilitate connections to those f...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

C'mon Star Alliance, you're killing me! You are the only alliance without a non-stop to Asia from Boston :hissyfit: Apologies if this has been asked and answered countless times before, but I’ve never come across it: Why are Icelandair’s Boston flights timed so close together? My guess is to fit int...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9052

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Yuck. 3-3-3 seating. I would rather route through another city and fly with their 777 or 747. Which have 3-3-3 and 3-4-3 respectively. Makes senses. But in a wider cabin. But the seats are exactly the same LOL If this impacts EK then they’ll likely not add back their second daily they’ve ‘talked ab...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26839

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I guess the title for most tails of an airline at the same airport at the same time on a different continent goes to PA and either FRA or TXL/THF ... anyone have a picture ? Maybe, maybe not. That's the thing about going back into the past. It's all just guessing. Were there that many PA tails on t...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think this time though it will come with some sort of expansion as well, considering they are gaining more gates than they previously had That expansion has been happening since the end of Ch.11 and will continue heavily when they get the rest of their gates back (which they had to give up during...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 20895

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Ok. I did it. I went for it and booked a Premium Flex ticket departing 8/5 and returning 8/9. It priced out to $1775 r/t. a quick google search shows that is what almost everyone else is charging in economy besides Norwegian and Wow. It shows as Operated by Hi Fly on both segments. The red eye from...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26839

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR? Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. QF really only leaves three or four planes a day at LAX, if I remember correctly. They're the...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26839

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR? Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. UA at FRA, DL at AMS/CDG, AC at LHR, SA/EK/EY at LHR as well... I was thinking along the line...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

They called it a hub officially in a recent past when their presence was smaller than what it is today so not surprised that they will start calling it a hub again. I think this time though it will come with some sort of expansion as well, considering they are gaining more gates than they previousl...

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 20895

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

NWADTWE16 wrote:
any interior pictures of HI-Flys A380?

Yes. Just search for SQ A380 in the database :)

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by airbazar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26839

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Samrnpage wrote:
I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR?

Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL.

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
I heard a rumor recently that DL is planning on officially making BOS a hub in 2019, anyone heard anything about this?

They called it a hub officially in a recent past when their presence was smaller than what it is today so not surprised that they will start calling it a hub again.

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think the big problem is that a lot of people don't realize that there even are daytime flights to the UK. Unfortunately airlines don't do a good job of advertising this. And even worse, they don't make it easy for passengers to book a flight to BOS or JFK the evening before, sleep in a real hote...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

So you don’t fly red-eyes West Coast - East Coast either? I booked Mint red-eye SEA-BOS...very much looking forward to it :) I don't always have a choice. If I'm paying for it I take whatever is cheaper. If I'm traveling for work and the companyis paying, I absolutely don't take the red-eye. I once...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I don't see the problem: I make myself comfy in my flat-bed seat, have a juice, pop a pill and snooze away. On arrival I have breakfast and go where I need to go. Feeling great! :trophy: Maybe not for you but ~90% of the passengers don't have a flat bed seat. But even with a flat bed, on a BOS-LHR ...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1367
Views: 114681

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

That morning flight is going to get seriously interesting once VS join the fray with their version of it. If it truly is running low loads then having double the capacity in terms of flights is not going to make it any better. The only thing I can think of is that DL/VS have pulled in some contract...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172384

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Boston has never planned to become a larger city than the "hub" of New England that they were content with for decades. Everything has been bestowed upon it in the last few years that its drunk on development with an inflated ego that they are now on par with a New York, San Francisco or ...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172384

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I must admit - I'm actually quite surprised that Korean isn't already flying BOS-ICN. At this point, I think it's fair to say that JAL, Hainan and Cathay have clearly demonstrated the viability of the nonstop market between BOS and East Asia. Given the scale of the ICN hub and Delta's building sale...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30102

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

It looks very cool now but I think it was irresponsible to bank towards the terminal while the public was oblivious to what was going on. In this day and age I bet a lot of people were thinking: "this guy is flying the plane into the building". It probably generated quite a good amount of ...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11289

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

So I take it planes fix them selves up?!? Sufficient ground time means maintenance which equates to minimising the probility of an aircraft going AOG. No but these aircraft are rarely in maintenance. If maintenance was required that often, every airline would be parking their aircraft for 15 hours ...

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