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by airbazar
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

You need to venture out to Milford, Hudson, Framingham, and as far west as Ludlow to spot folks from Northern Portugal. New Bedford\Acushnet has lots too. I'm sure there are a few but not enough to support a non-stop flight IMO. One good way to gauge the origin is to look at the local soccer club p...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think for sure that we will see TP to OPO on a 321LR. Made me think of it because EWR is now getting x6 weekly OPO service on the 321 rather than x2 weekly on the 332. I imagine that they will start to expand OPO with the new 321LR's and see existing cities get 2 destination service from TP. I wo...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 341
Views: 59513

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I'd love for it to be the livery now.... just to come back to this message and call out a spoofer! Yes it is the new livery but I saw drawings of an A321... Now now children, adults are trying to have a discussion! The irony of course, and in true a.net fashion was that "NickWebb" was rig...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 159
Views: 21554

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

How many of those companies are going to use Spirit though? I specifically said "without corporate contracts". Those companies hire a lot of people who travel on their own dime. I go down there once a year or so on my own dime to visit friends. Since my company has an office in both place...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 627
Views: 76750

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Bottom line is, it was all a political stunt. They never had any intent in re-starting service to India and most of us knew that. 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 wa...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Chinese airline will order A330neo first?
Replies: 31
Views: 3834

Re: Which Chinese airline will order A330neo first?

The numbers of the A330neo are better than expected, especially fuel burn during climb. That makes that bird far better on shorter routes than expected. That is good news. Do you mind sharing the source where it take us fuel burn is better than expected? Is TAP reporting this? It was reported durin...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I honestly don't know much about NK or F9 - I've never flow either. However, given the ULCC model and the timings, I'm not sure that DL or B6 really care that much about losing the traffic on NK? I suppose they'd fill some Basic Economy fare seats. I agree. I think they will cater to a different cu...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 159
Views: 21554

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

So that's going to be four carriers on RDU-BOS and on RDU-ORD. I wonder if Frontier will even start RDU-BOS. I can't see how BOS-RDU has enough traffic to sustain four carriers. RDU-CHI might make it on the basis of onward connections; BOS is not a logical or distance-efficient hub for domestic tra...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Airbus hosted an event at Montreal Mirabel on the A220 today. https://twitter.com/airinsight/status/1084905946214744064 In one slide seen in the link above, they list routes that AC is investigating for A220 service when the aircraft goes into service later this year. For Boston they list: YVR, and...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 627
Views: 76750

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

They made such a big deal about it to let it quietly fade. Sorry Please explain. A bunch of people, none of which work for DL, arguing about it on a message forum does not constitue DL’s official position. We can argue all day but the fact is these types of routes are usually available for booking ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Chinese airline will order A330neo first?
Replies: 31
Views: 3834

Re: Which Chinese airline will order A330neo first?

China is setting up to be a battle between the proposed 797 and A330neo for its short to medium haul trunk routes. You'd think the 787-10 would be ideal for those. IMO there won't be much of a battle while the current president is in office. In fact I suspect one of the reasons for Boeing's delay i...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

Re: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?

When I moved to SF Bay Area 12 years ago. I can count by my hand how many European destinations did SFO have, LHR, CDG, FRA, MUC, AMS, DUB, that's it. And then ZRH and CPH were added, and IST afterwards. No flights to Italy, Spain and Portugal. UA only served LHR and FRA. If SFO is so popular among...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3181

Re: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?

Distance wise the California is far from European countries. What makes California becoming so attractive as more EU airlines flooding in? I wouldn't call it a boom. California has always been very popular with Europeans. It's no coincidence that AF who has struggled to find a place for the A380 ha...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

F9 has loaded BOS-MCO, starts 3x weekly April 19 and then goes daily in May MCO-BOS Dep 9:35AM Arr 12:36PM BOS-MCO Dep 1:30PM Arr 4:55PM Looks like DEN will be the next add, would also solve the mystery as to why RNO comes up as an option when there's no good way to get there I wonder what terminal...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 8319

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

If they don't need 300-400 seat aircraft for their long-haul flights, it means that they are not in position to operate long-haul flights in the first place. And many LCC these days and age are swimming in cash. Lion Air, AirAsia, IndiGo, RyanAir, EasyJet, Pegasus, WestJet, Wizz Air, Southwest, Jet...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 8319

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

A330neo with 9-abreast has been proven to be more efficient than the 9-abreast on B787, of course with the sacrifice on comfort. on shorter regional flights bellow 4,000 nmi. 8-abreast A330-900neo have been said to be more fuel efficient than B787-9. Add that with the 9-abreast configurations for t...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: "New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?

It's only a little over a billion euro project... chump change when it comes to building/expanding airports. If this gives LIS a breather than it's not a bad deal. They can continue working on a permanent solution for 2035 and beyond. For Portugal that is not chump change but I do agree that it is ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study
Replies: 26
Views: 3267

Re: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study

Makes me wonder if they would be more interested in creating their own alliance given that they already own multiple Chinese airlines and have an ownership stake in TAP, Aigle Azul, Azul, AWA, and soon Virgin Australia. Add someone like JetBlue and that would be a significant presence in every cont...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study
Replies: 26
Views: 3267

Re: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study

Makes me wonder if they would be more interested in creating their own alliance given that they already own multiple Chinese airlines and have an ownership stake in TAP, Aigle Azul, Azul, AWA, and soon Virgin Australia. Add someone like JetBlue and that would be a significant presence in every conti...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

now here's one you don't see every day https://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf103/340.pdf filing for a code share on JL's BOS-NRT and on LA's BOS-GRU fun if you want to fly NRT-BOS-GRU-BOS-NRT... wonder how many people might actually do it. NRT-GRU is actually a significant market, albeit with a lot of comp...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: "New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?

Correction to my post above. They are indeed keeping rwy 01/09, the N-S runway. So at least that is a good thing, albeit with the environmental constraints that I mentioned and an even shorter runway. New video here: https://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/multimedia/negocios-tv/detalhe/expansao-da-capacida...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: "New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?

An O&D airport in Lisbon might not be as bad a concept as you might think as one would expect LIS connecting traffic to be lower than other european major airports due to locations, Americas and West Africa bound mainly but very few intra-european connections. The only reason it's not as bad a ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting. We don’t have the ability to use anyone other than our approved travel agency. Having said that, I’ve never come across an itinerary that wasn’t available. Right, neither do I. But I gave her the exact itinerary and flight numbers that I wanted her to book for me. In other words: I did...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 60
Views: 8466

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

Airport expansion is always an option, either at hubs like AMS/BRU/DUS or perhaps give opportunity to smaller ones like EIN. Is this a case that the airport is at capacity or that this is a legislative question based on noise or some such other measure? Legislative and it is in place until Nov 1st,...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

"New" Lisbon airport saga - Part?

Well it seems at least for now that Lisbon may have an expanded airport in the foreseeable future. I apologize if I don't sound very enthusiastic about it because talk of a new or expanded airport has been going on for the last 50 years but it seems that this time something might actually happen. Th...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I agree, a 10x differential for a flight of around the same length is insanity, but at the end of the day, the market is about charging what it's willing to bear. I This trumps everything. My last trip to Bangalore I paid $2,900 R/T in J, on BA via LHR. So the guy sitting next to me just doing BOS-...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

As I said, the TATL JV's exist for the benefit of those in it, not for the customer, if those were ripped up, you might lose a few routes, but at least you might have some chance at some competition. I was looking forward to the 4 way fun on CDG, between, PF, DY, AF and DL, but alas not to be.. AF/...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I agree, a 10x differential for a flight of around the same length is insanity, but at the end of the day, the market is about charging what it's willing to bear. I This trumps everything. My last trip to Bangalore I paid $2,900 R/T in J, on BA via LHR. So the guy sitting next to me just doing BOS-...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 5859

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

Terminal E is already bursting at the seams. Come on Massport, put some international arrivals facilities in Terminal A. If they have a schedule similar to JFK where they arrive at say 1 in the morning and then head out a few hours later around 8/9/10, there is plenty of room. Weird schedule for wh...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 5859

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

The problem for RAM is that is has a really poor reputation for connections. Word around the travel industry that sells Morocco - my wife :) - is to avoid connecting at CMN at all costs. So it will be interesting to see how this flight does because Boston doesn't strike me as a city with a lot of de...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 18445

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Since when is JetBlue a LCC?? :confused: Since their creation in 1999 :) Having said that I don't know if they label themselves that way anymore. As someone posted above, there really is no significant difference between LCC's and non-LCC's anymore. For what it's worth this is the first line in Jet...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

To add to these two points: one of the biggest B6 partners at LHR, SQ, would rather saw off their own feet than sell SIN-LHR-BOS tickets with jetBlue. They're begrudging enough with pricing as it is with VS. It's hard to see this being anything other than pure London O&D for jetBlue. I have tro...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3552

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

It's probably some external IT companies that do the work anyway (IIRC CX had outsource their IT department). And you can bet that somebody will get canned. Nonsense. I work in IT for a major financial institution. Mistakes like these happen frequently enough that if people were to get canned the t...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18240

Re: 757s in Vail

Sure, there are always deals that involve coke cans, mid week and online specials...but skiing is for the affluent and the children of affluent unless you are a local with a season pass You're exaggerating. Yes it is an expensive form of entertainment but what isn't in this country? Movies, amuseme...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18240

Re: 757s in Vail

[...]There are passes that include all the DEN mountains like Breckenridge but also outside of the area such as Whistler, Lake Tahoe, Stowe, Park City, etc. There were even a few random mountains in the Midwest included as well (if you want to call them that, more like "Bunny Hills.") One...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

To add to these two points: one of the biggest B6 partners at LHR, SQ, would rather saw off their own feet than sell SIN-LHR-BOS tickets with jetBlue. They're begrudging enough with pricing as it is with VS. It's hard to see this being anything other than pure London O&D for jetBlue. Sure O&...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18240

Re: 757s in Vail

I grew up in NJ and lived in Colorado for a bit but I can safely say that while we do have a lot residents who ski, our mountains are a joke compared to VT, ME, NH at least ones that we had access to in and around PA. There's a reason why half the license plates a VT ski resorts are from NJ and NY ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 9853

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

Except once you live in a place where there are tons of tourism, you'll understand why locals can get tired of it, especially places that doesn't have a tons of lands/spaces (Which, well, Hawaii fits right in. Other examples are places like Bali or Phuket or some of the popular Greek Islands like S...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 9853

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

For what it's worth, some of my local friends in Maui are saying the influx of tourists recently are because of the natural disasters in places like Florida, Puerto Rico and some of the tourist destinations in Mexico. So last year you got more people that used to travel to Florida or PR or Mexico l...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18240

Re: 757s in Vail

A few months ago I had a good conversation with the Chief pilot of the 752/763 fleet, and he said the 767 could 100% fly out of EGE, they just don't have the loaders for it, and the capacity to handle it on the terminal side, but with loads and the actual performance of the aircraft hot and heavy, ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 9853

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

Ok just a small comment regarding tourism, since this thread seems to have split into 2 fronts :) I love Hawaii like few places on earth. I live on the East Coast and I have been there 3 times the last of which just this past Summer. However it feels like there's a very weird relationship with touri...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18240

Re: 757s in Vail

A few months ago I had a good conversation with the Chief pilot of the 752/763 fleet, and he said the 767 could 100% fly out of EGE, they just don't have the loaders for it, and the capacity to handle it on the terminal side, but with loads and the actual performance of the aircraft hot and heavy, ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 11668

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Lets repost in the new thread: 1) I don't get the obsession with LHR. I would be happy to fly Mint to/from LGW. I can see both sides of it. I’ve flown into Heathrow three times (TATL) and Gatwick once (Europe short haul) — one is a zoo (albeit the global home of my favorite BA 744s) and the other i...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13151

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

The answer is easy. It has to do with the arrival time. Same reason why some U.S. East coast flights depart for Europe at the gawd-awful time of 4:30-5pm. Because business people like to arrive early and the airline has an early morning connecting bank. Flights that depart in the middle of the night...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Re: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?

This has actually been discussed in the Boston thread and my guess in that thread was BOS-OMA because of the financial and tech sector connections between the 2 cities.

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226243

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not sure what advantage would B6 get by flying to LHR specifically (other than prestige). Surely they would mostly be looking at travelers visiting London area rather than connecting on elsewhere. It seems to me that the extra costs for LHR slots would not be worth the presumably marginal extra con...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator
Replies: 33
Views: 4164

Re: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator

Have to say, I welcome A-Net’s policy of deleting rumors that can’t be verified. If it can be verified it wouldn't be a rumor wouldn't it? :confused: I don't mind rumors as long as the poster states it as such. Over time some people here have gained a very good reputation for their rumors which hav...

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by airbazar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 9853

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

Y’all are sort of missing the point. A 77E in any configuration that a Japanese carrier has is quite a lot more capable than UA’s nearly 400-seat 77As that get out of OGG to ORD virtually every day. When I was on the Big Island this past Summer, JL was actually using a 763. I believe they use a mix...

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by airbazar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 109
Views: 18824

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Does the A321LR have the same ETOPS rules/regulations as the A330-200? The reason I ask is that I did the EWR-OPO flight a few years ago on an A330, and instead of the usual TATL trip up over Labrador and Greenland, we went straight east into the Atlantic Ocean and were nowhere near land until we h...

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