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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 81
Views: 11204

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Future skyteam hub? Delta has already been expanding in Boston for some time, and while there is some debate over whether the station can truly be called a "hub" (although I believe Delta themselves have used this term in the past), it is certainly a significant focus city and the airline...

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

As the Cylons say in Battlestar Galatica - "By your Command"... here you go, the final installment of the international series of analysis. Thanks for putting up with the long posts and for the positive feedback... Until next year! BOS-FRA (LH) ---------------------------- Despite owning ...

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'm in suspense for the Western European data from VS4Ever :smile: Sorry dude, currently on business in MCO world, but I will get it done before I go to AUS next week :) Yes? As the Cylons say in Battlestar Galatica - "By your Command"... here you go, the final installment of the internat...

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by VS4ever
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 403
Views: 63454

Re: MAN news - 2018

I'd suggest it was loads/yields related.... If it was rammed and profitable theres no way it would be dropped BOS is always quite marginal over the years Loads I don’t think were the issue, they kicked VS’s rear end with that with denser aircraft. Either had to be profit related or fleet related. B...

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by VS4ever
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Massport has released some further information on the upcoming terminal b to terminal c connector. Slide 3 will show the new layout and added gates. Pier A in terminal B is getting two new gates and the space where the connector is itself is getting an additional gate. It’s an interesting numbering...

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by VS4ever
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Having been a frequent visitor to the real Lucky's Lounge (my office used to be right around the corner), I wasn't impressed with Lucky's at terminal A :) I don't fly out of A often tho. I'm a UA FF and my go-to place at B is Stephanie's. We have probably been in the real Lucky's at the same time. ...

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by VS4ever
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 000000taAi


Actually I had a fear they would abandon completely. So this is a pleasant surprise.
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jworks158 wrote:
It is official PF has decide to go seasonal in BOS
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 000000taAi


Actually I had a fear they would abandon completely. So this is a pleasant surprise.

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I am going to ask this here, as it happened on my flight From BOS this morning but does anyone else agree that Gogo internet on DL sucks. Cause mine sure did. Normally pretty bad, although some of their planes that were recently refreshed have better speeds. So far my best experience speed wise is ...

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I am going to ask this here, as it happened on my flight From BOS this morning but does anyone else agree that Gogo internet on DL sucks. Cause mine sure did.

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15806

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Thankfully no such problems for a Cellist on DL994 BOS-MSP this morning, his Cello fit nicely in the window seat, him next to it and all good...

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

How many flights could a hypothetical DL hub do with all 22 gates in A? Well if they went all domestic quick turnaround, a la WN, they could do 220 (10 turns per gate) or maybe 232 (11 per gate), but here's some of the issues preventing that. 1. They won't get control of all 22 gates in A, because ...

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by VS4ever
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

clrd4t8koff wrote:
UA is subbing a 77W on the 6:20pm BOS-SFO flight. Nice upgrade for the J passengers.

Interesting, any idea where it’s coming in from, because those pax get the benefit too.

EDIT: found it, it’s coming from SFO, although there’s no way the outbound will end up leaving 30 mins late

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by VS4ever
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clarification on KLM service to Boston in 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2803

Re: Clarification on KLM service to Boston in 2019

This is very similar to what KLM offers in SLC. They add onto existing Delta service and it seems to work it's been a round for a while and is on a 787-900. KLM just provides more seats on busy days even though delta offers service already. Delta has the numbers they must see demand on a few days t...

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by VS4ever
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Multiplying gates with turns is all great and such, but planes do need to depart and land from runways as well without smashing into each other. Can you really have 2,000+ planes per day depart and land? And if it really is constraint by gates, might as well build a few hundred extra gates! :D I fo...

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by VS4ever
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

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 VS4ever
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Multiplying gates with turns is all great and such, but planes do need to depart and land from runways as well without smashing into each other. Can you really have 2,000+ planes per day depart and land? And if it really is constraint by gates, might as well build a few hundred extra gates! :D That...

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by VS4ever
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wonder, what is the theoretical capacity cap at BOS? Meaning, how many flights could BOS in theory handle each day? 500 planes per day? 1,000? 5,000?? ok, this can be looked at a number of different ways. and it depends on an enormous amount of factors, however let's assume we can fill every gate...

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by VS4ever
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Anyone know how full BOS is from a gate capacity standpoint? Especially the international terminal? Are there certain times of day when the terminal is completely full or is there still some wiggle room? i think this will give you the answer you are looking for, for Terminal E. https://docs.google....

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by VS4ever
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crewing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Crewing Question

Thanks guys. I figured it was the case, but as I said, I’m not an expert and I am going to seriously enjoy having rows and rows to myself tomorrow morning and some personal crew service too.

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by VS4ever
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Dieuwer wrote:
I'm in suspense for the Western European data from VS4Ever :smile:


Sorry dude, currently on business in MCO world, but I will get it done before I go to AUS next week :)

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by VS4ever
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crewing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Crewing Question

I'm on what looks to be a lightly loaded flight tomorrow and it made me think of something, hypothetical. If an aircraft has 200 seats and normally needs 4 cabin crew let's say, but on a given day, only 120 are riding and all of those can be accomodated in the front sections of the aircraft, could y...

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by VS4ever
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

How many flights could a hypothetical DL hub do with all 22 gates in A? Well if they went all domestic quick turnaround, a la WN, they could do 220 (10 turns per gate) or maybe 232 (11 per gate), but here's some of the issues preventing that. 1. They won't get control of all 22 gates in A, because ...

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Well waiting behind 160 others to get off this B6 non-mint 321 here in MCO. And hey, they even got us here early. Despite the inevitable delays later. At least they can get the early ones out on time.

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

LONG POST (not as long as VS4ever) --------------------------------------------------------- With the recent discussion of DL expanding BOS into a hub, DL moving into 2nd place at BOS, and VS4ever's thread of looking into different intl. markets from BOS, I thought it would be interesting to compar...

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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? Maximizing the utilization of their connection bank at KEF is the primary reason, they only have certain aircraft, so to build capacity T...

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by VS4ever
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

KE to BOS! http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1400781&p=20612813#p20612813 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eturbonews.com/229803/a-new-era-for-delta-airlines-and-korean-air-boston-to-seoul-an-aviation-first/amp Cmon BOS - one more to BOM or DEL ;) FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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by VS4ever
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Part 6b – Southern Europe This is the continuing series of posts to review the status (initially) of the International markets as at the end of 2017 (latest data available), I now have 4 full years of data compiled from the T-100 and as we know the data is only as accurate as that provided by the ai...

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by VS4ever
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

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 VS4ever
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Part 6a – Northern Europe This was the section I was most looking forward to. Well done! Couple of aircraft notes: BA, to my knowledge, has not brought the 788 — only the 789 — to BOS. Could be wrong! SK does indeed fly the 333, not the 332. More on BA: I think BA's "worse" performance wi...

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by VS4ever
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

According to someone on the MAN thread, it appears that Thomas Cook is cutting BOS for next year. Interesting, I thought VS would be the airline to cut looking at the loads from last year. Well it's official, BOS is gone for 2019 from MT. They published their schedule and it's no where to be found....

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by VS4ever
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1437
Views: 119723

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

According to someone on the MAN thread, it appears that Thomas Cook is cutting BOS for next year. Interesting, I thought VS would be the airline to cut looking at the loads from last year. Well it's official, BOS is gone for 2019 from MT. They published their schedule and it's no where to be found....

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by VS4ever
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Thank you for the updates, any talk of trying to squeeze in any extra freqs on new cities at any slack time they may have during the day. Or are they totally booked up all day. remember they have just added some routes and there are a still more coming, you won't see much in the way of extra freque...

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by VS4ever
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I agree with the limited new domestic routes, I can see frequency up gauges along with bigger aircraft on the existing routes as being the path to domestic growth over time. DL will add competition to routes when they get their 5-6 gates back in A as previously discussed. Depending on how many gates...

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by VS4ever
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?

I don't see an issue with this. folks on their BDL/PVD/SWF flights are designed not to be looking for connections, more PTP with BOS and NYC to allow for cheaper fares with lower costs (the original FR model) however on the main flights with the 787's this makes much more sense and you don't have to...

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by VS4ever
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Great news for the Brazil flights!!! Would they use their B767 or 787s? I'm going to guess it'll be the 767, I don't think the Brazilian part of LATAM has any 787s. according to airfleets.net, you are correct, they do not. they do have 14 763's, which according to LATAM seat between 221 and 238, so...

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by VS4ever
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It's official https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/10/17/logan-to-launch-nonstop-flights-to-brazil-next.html I'm a frequent visitor and infrequent poster, but even for me, that news deserves a WOW. What a great addition for BOS. And from my experience, a nice airline as well. On a separate ...

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by VS4ever
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

There was a comment made in the most recent OAG thread re: DL and BOS that I wanted to bring over to this thread. Basically a user questioned DL's comments about growing in BOS to 150 flights, yet it's reducing both BOS-LAX and BOS-SFO, two large markets from BOS. I replied that it could be due to ...

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by VS4ever
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7241

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

Would Eurowings consider flying DUS-BOS_DUS 3 or 4 weekly? Perhaps LH would not want Eurowings to take passengers from their FRA-BOS-FRA and MUC-BOS-MUC routes Why not? They offered it from CGN while AB offered it from DUS. For both destinations it was not sufficient demand but it might work from D...

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by VS4ever
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Thanks for the update. I enjoyed my AMS-BOS leg this summer.... I had over 3 hour layover in AMS so the interrogation didn't bother me but it was confusing that all DL flights check into Gate C1 (If I recall correctly) at Schiphol. I do like the 2-4-2 seating on DL's A332 and A333's. Speaking of DL...

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by VS4ever
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Regarding transatlantic scheduled flights to Boston, which one has the quickest turnaround time? I was guessing the LH 747-8, which seems to come in later in the day and go out early in the evening. Any others to speak of? Don't have the exact times at hand, but LH is very quick. Particularly with ...

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by VS4ever
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16498

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

I've had enough of US mergers, I like what we have now. I agree. If we were to have another then I would be hoping for a merger AS-B6. The last thing we need is for UA too swallow B6. I don;t see how further consolidation of smaller players into the larger airlines is in the interests of the travel...

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by VS4ever
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN) - 2017
Replies: 174
Views: 17080

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

I've just added the 2014-2017 (July) stats for BDL to my site, although it doesn't give route structure info, it does give you an idea about the trends of who is doing what on various bases. These is a monthly and annual total comparison year over year, but not one for the airlines, so i suspect you...

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by VS4ever
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The Massport take on the A380 gates reads like this: “Three airlines TOLD US they’d bring the plane here but it’s a good thing we didn’t spend much on the project because we’re barely seeing any of them.” Hahah good so I wasn't the only one that read it passive aggressively. Poor Massport. Yeah rea...

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by VS4ever
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

If you have the time I recommend reading the attached . Basically AA will be giving up at least 3 gates from 21 to 18. However 3 of those are subleased to AC if I am reading it right (may not be) . In theory 7 gates would be easy with B30-B36 but could UA manage with the remainder, who knows. WN wou...

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by VS4ever
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

honestly I don't think DL are going to do a whole lot more until WN disappear off to B unless they really want to crank up the turns. I think they will come, but not until that happens. Thank you for all the great info you post on this thread. Would you please clarify when SW is moving to B,its bee...

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by VS4ever
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

honestly I don't think DL are going to do a whole lot more until WN disappear off to B unless they really want to crank up the turns. I think they will come, but not until that happens.

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by VS4ever
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66114

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Saw 6 ZB on the ground at BHX this morning as I arrived from AMS didn’t catch all the regs but I do recall seeing OZBU and OZBE as 2 of them. A very sad sight pulling in to the gate area I must say

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by VS4ever
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172543

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Well they were right when they said evening crush at Terminal A security. That was buuuusssyyyy... that said got through in about 1/2 an hour. Bizarrely taking my first trip on a 333 with Mrs VS back home to England via AMS. Already delayed 30 minutes. This is going to be fun.

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by VS4ever
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair and WOW - Scale of Impact from TATL Seasonality
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Icelandair and WOW - Scale of Impact from TATL Seasonality

these should give you an idea... the attached are taken from the DOT stats. First one is FI since 2014 and the second is WW. Figures are only as good as the reporting provided and loaded by DOT. check the Pax-Dep Month tab on each file, that should give you a reading on what's going on at least at a...

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