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by iyerhari
Thu May 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 131
Views: 12810

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Wow! this is a big news but questionable on how profitable this will be. IMO, it maybe either ATL or JFK; JFK has all the ME3 carriers at this time so that will make it difficult for DL and justify to be cost competitive. ATL looks to be the best shot; BOS maybe also a good possibility with competit...

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by iyerhari
Thu May 17, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 238
Views: 19216

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

chrisnh wrote:
Of COURSE it will be DL. JetBlue and AA wanted to curry favor with Massport, so they set up shop at their “pet project” in Worcester so they’d get favorable treatment at Logan. It’s clear who that third one will be.

Assuming it will be ATL or DTW. ATL will be huge and a big bonus for ORH IMO.

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by iyerhari
Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 21866

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

US-India is very long and low yielding. The ME3 and soon WOW in the market, the economics will be worse than the last time delta tried it. I just don't see delta making a ton of money in that sector. Wow I think has almost endless potential on North america-india, delta I think has very little real...

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by iyerhari
Tue May 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 21866

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

The other approach for DL that could have a future is service from focus cities like BOS to BOM/DEL with partner connecting service from there. As demonstrated by the fares above, there's going to be icicles on Satan's underwear before DL launches Boston-India... ...especially since a journey like ...

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by iyerhari
Tue May 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 21866

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

tphuang wrote:
Not going to happen imo. Also, ek has the nyc to India market locked down.

Please also add AI and UA flights make it a tough one to compete. ATL maybe a good deal - possibility of DL to and from BOS-BOM? Relatively less crowded and still a decent Indian diaspora.

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by iyerhari
Tue May 15, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Why is SEA able to sustain service to Chicago on 6 carriers (NK, AS, WN, AA, UA and DL) but Boston wouldn't? Seattle-Chicago is likely a larger market. There's brand loyalty in Seattle on DL and AS and in Chicago on AA, UA and WN(plus feed to and from their respective hubs) and NK has found a niche...

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by iyerhari
Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

My two cents (and it's worth less than that.) - The subway situation, while not great (to be generous) is still better than what a lot of cities have. Personally, I rank it 3rd in the US, behind NYC and Chicago. DC is making some investments and it may over take the T, but there aren't a ton of pla...

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by iyerhari
Mon May 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I hope you like sitting in traffic forever. Because that's what's gonna happen if Amazon HQ2 comes to Boston. You think it is bad now?? Just wait... Sorry I do not like to speak on AMZN HQ2 theories and AMZN just acquired a huge office space in the Seaport and it's going to be the hub for Alexa and...

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by iyerhari
Mon May 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Delta's tactic so far of expanding rapidly in Boston has been very smart. They are leveraging mostly regional flying to add alot of destinations quickly with very little risk as far as filling large planes. Of course as routes mature they can get upgauged to larger aircraft. But for now the plan se...

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by iyerhari
Mon May 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree with you that B6 is going to defend hard in BOS but maybe DL wants to position itself as the choice carrier for business travelers?? Maybe?? Access to wide array of DL network, retroactive ticket bookings on SkyTeam network, business class lounge access etc are good perks IMO that b6 cannot ...

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by iyerhari
Mon May 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Dieuwer wrote:
Who cares about BOS-PHL. The big prize is BOS-DCA.

Definitely a bold move to an AA fortress hub and B6 also flies nonstop there. I would say the bigger prize is ORD IMO.

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by iyerhari
Mon May 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It’s going to get interesting. I would love to see how the DL folks manage the gate logistics. PHL makes sense for DL from a corporate contracts perspective. Lots of pharma, tech (comcast for one) and finance ties. I wonder what yield will be on this route, though? AA more or less runs an hourly sh...

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by iyerhari
Sun May 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I really think by next summer ( 2019 ) you will see ORD DFW CLT IAD ( I know DCA is the preferred airport but might not be possible ,slots , and there is a lot of business growth by IAD ) IAH SAT SDF YUL SAN MEM MDT ROC CLE STL DEN,just to name a few. I maybe dreaming, but these are markets that wi...

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by iyerhari
Sun May 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 26976?s=21

Now that’s going after AA and B6 and connecting the dots. ORD looks now to be certain!
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tlecam wrote:
I just saw that starting on October 1st, DL is starting 4 daily round trips to PHL.

From Airlineroutes twitter.
https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 26976?s=21

Now that’s going after AA and B6 and connecting the dots. ORD looks now to be certain!

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by iyerhari
Tue May 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue plans move of MEX slots from LAX to BOS&JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 3833

Re: JetBlue plans move of MEX slots from LAX to BOS&JFK

I think B6 will have an easier time on BOS given the amount of competition at JFK. And they will have feeds at BOS. Apart from some connections from foreign carrier code shares, who would connect at BOS to travel to MEX? It's completely out-of-the-way for any market B6 serves from BOS, apart from m...

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by iyerhari
Tue May 08, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://www.necn.com/news/business/JetB ... 67371.html

B6 to start BOS-MEX from October. This looks to be confirmed news as per the website.
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B6 to start BOS-HAV service.
https://www.necn.com/news/business/JetB ... 67371.html

B6 to start BOS-MEX from October. This looks to be confirmed news as per the website.

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

BOS Mar-2018 numbers are out. March-2018 pax: 3,197,326 International pax for the month of March-2018: 578,154 MTM comparison from March-2018 to March-2017: +3.9% International pax as a % of total pax: 18.08% Details: International Bermuda/Bahamas/Caribbean 117,872 126,726 -7% Canada 75,295 71,907 4...

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by iyerhari
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

That is a tall order and is a broader discussion on the state of our public transportation system itself. MBTA is not financially in a good shape and has approximately 5B$ debt vs. Massport that runs a budget surplus. There are several projects related to MBTA that have discussed with promise but I...

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by iyerhari
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

We have talked about this in the past. Finally there is hope a monorail to connect the terminals will be studied by Massport and blue line connectivity. After June-2019, Terminal B, C and E will be connected thru security. Monorail could be the next thing at Logan. http://www.bostonglobe.com/busine...

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by iyerhari
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

We have talked about this in the past. Finally there is hope a monorail to connect the terminals will be studied by Massport and blue line connectivity. After June-2019, Terminal B, C and E will be connected thru security. Monorail could be the next thing at Logan. http://www.bostonglobe.com/busines...

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by iyerhari
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6043

Re: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018

Is there a timeframe on the three remaining markets supposedly being added this year being revealed? I'd assume MSP counts as the first. Not sure, they don't seem to be opening new routes on earning calls any more. I'm hoping they do stick with the plan of adding 4 new stations this year, but they ...

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by iyerhari
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12792

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

Wouldn't DL benefit to buy back some of the DCA slots? They would need to come back with the DL shuttle from BOS-DCA? Wasn't that part of the DL and LUS slot deal?

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by iyerhari
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

So here’s a question for the group. I’ve never had an ‘airline’ credit card but am down here in Tampa with a work colleague who sings the praises of his JetBlue Plus card. Since my wife and I are contemplating buying a home along the southern Gulf Coast of Florida, this intrigues me. With a critica...

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by iyerhari
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

So why the “sudden” increase in Central American airliners flying from BOS? What has changed the last couple years? Economics? Ethnologics? Massport and Boston's hit list of routes really wanted a Central/South American option. I am sure incentives have been provided, however the South American eco...

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by iyerhari
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 7645

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

EY also has a stake of approx. 25% in 9W and if I remember the papers well, Naresh Goyal was keen for the investment to tide through the wave of bad times. This is going to be interesting - DL and EY do not see each other eye to eye and EY has not been doing all that great in the US.

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by iyerhari
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3603

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

Yes, there are 10 weekday roundtrip trains from South Station Boston right to PVD airport. Takes about 1:20 minutes and is $12 one-way. There is also 7 daily buses per day as well. What would be the incentive for a person to take a train from Boston to PVD airport instead of taking Logan? The vice ...

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by iyerhari
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3603

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

PVD is 55 miles from Boston and has direct rail, bus, and highway access right from the airport. Yes I’m biased but it is certainly not too far and certainly is a very suitable alternative to BOS. Interesting. Rail is direct from Boston to PVD Airport? Do you know how long is the ride and how much ...

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by iyerhari
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Once the move takes place. B6 will have access to 29 gates, with the above pieces continuing except for 40-42 not being SY and AS any more Plus the gates they already use in terminal E (E1-E3). Those gates have pretty much become B6's international arrival gates and during the day they also have de...

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by iyerhari
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

VS4ever can validate this but had some time between meetings today to check the T-100 report. DL BOS-SFO LF was 82.43% on the outbound and 84.75% in the inbound. That's a respectable LF for an airline that is almost completely dependent on O&D. I looked at the international numbers and was impr...

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by iyerhari
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

VS4ever can validate this but had some time between meetings today to check the T-100 report.
DL BOS-SFO LF was 82.43% on the outbound and 84.75% in the inbound. That's a respectable LF for an airline that is almost completely dependent on O&D.

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8335

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

One route that I'm a little surprised AA hasn't added is BOS-RDU, given both BOS and RDU are relatively important stations and the strong travel demand between the intra-East markets. It's not long as a transcon (like BOS-SFO which would be more fleet intensive) and AA should do well on the RDU sid...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 7949

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

One question to the group and maybe there is a history that I do not know. Isn't IAD overbuilt and has there ever been times historically when IAD total pax was ever > DCA. In my limited experience of traveling and following airlines for the past 12 years, I have always felt IAD is far overbuilt vs...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 7949

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

Until IAD catchment area can independently support great short haul ops, the natural feed for IAD hub long haul will be crippled. if DCA did not exist, IAD would be a tremendous asset. But it does Bingo! DCA is tremendous and I must say the airport does a phenomenal job in managing traffic in such ...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8335

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

PHL has plenty of room to grow. It is not slot-constrained and AA has plenty of gates to work with. Except PHL is not JFK or BOS - how much AA can fill the plane with premium passengers will be interesting to see. This has been discussed several times in multiple threads - a NYC customer will not t...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'm not sure that DL will ever be at #1 in BOS. They were able to become #1 in JFK because they operate a large hub there. I don't see DL adding that many more intl routes out of BOS. They are getting all of Terminal A and I am sure Massport wouldn't be all that happy to invest millions of dollars ...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8335

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Additional insights straight from Massport and these are facts. Delta has just moved into the number 2 spot over American (passengers count) for March 2018. This should be more prevalent as the year moves on. Expect later in the Year for Delta to have number 2 spot in the YTD totals as well. So, the...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8335

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

I am sure there are many folks in this forum from history who would know what happened from 2000-2003. AA was the market leader in JFK until 2002. After 2003 until 2008, they were ranked 2nd and B6 was consistently first. AA was ranked 2nd and B6 leads gradually started increasing until 2008. After ...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'm not sure that DL will ever be at #1 in BOS. They were able to become #1 in JFK because they operate a large hub there. I don't see DL adding that many more intl routes out of BOS. They are getting all of Terminal A and I am sure Massport wouldn't be all that happy to invest millions of dollars ...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Just got this info from Massport: Delta has just moved into the number 2 spot over American (passengers count) for March 2018. This should be more prevalent as the year moves on. I expect later in the Year for Delta to have number 2 spot in the YTD totals as well. They refuse the divulge the exact s...

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by iyerhari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8335

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Do these numbers include international flights operated on own metal only or with JV included? London being the top international destination out of BOS dominated by OneWorld. Own metal only. I see. AA numbers will probably go up if we account for flights operated by the AA/BA JV. AA also has a cod...

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by iyerhari
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30133

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

[. They will have no problem filling 2 planes a day from nyc to london. And they need to fly bos to london if they want to build a dominating hub there. For starters, JetBlue will have the same problem DL had before DL joined up with Virgin Atlantic. Very few flights into London coupled with nothin...

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by iyerhari
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8335

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

It is all about asset allocation. Lets say you have an asset you can make $100 with option A or $75 with option B, which are you going to choose? Not until they run out of places that make more money (and HUBS always make more) would they add more P2P flights into BOS. As others have said JFK is ab...

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by iyerhari
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8335

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Similarly with BOS. I’m not aware of how B6 does there but for years, BOS wasn’t targeted by legacies for expansion because it wasn’t a business opportunity! I don’t see evidence AA and DL are jostling to add capacity there. At least for B6, Boston is very profitable for them. They have really good...

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by iyerhari
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Over in the OAG thread, TPHuang posted the T-100 LF's for BOS-YUL for WestJet - they were quite a bit lower than the AC numbers. In the 60's if I recall. Personally, I think that that WestJet has a marketing / branding problem. I know they did targeted ads in Boston on the radio to publicize the se...

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by iyerhari
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Over in the weekly OAG thread it's being reported WS is dropping BOS-YUL. Just a guess here - I think this might have less to do with demand and more to do with the fact DL needs to be able to use A1 for a few of their own flights. If I'm not mistaken this summer DL will be at its peak of the numbe...

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by iyerhari
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69349

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

http://www.massport.com/media/2766/march-15-2018-board-presentation_website_watermark.pdf Presentation from the latest Massport board meeting has been released. See slides 152 and on. Lots of information on the Terminal B expansion and renovation work, including renders. It looks pretty solid and s...

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by iyerhari
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6092

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

PHL may not be New York or SFO, but how about DTW? Is that not a good hub? How about ATL? ATL is not that wealthy of a city really. Its average income is quite low. PHL is a good hub because it is the only fortress legacy hub in the NE USA other than Newark, and Newark is part of a 3-airport metrop...

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by iyerhari
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6092

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

PHL may not be New York or SFO, but how about DTW? Is that not a good hub? How about ATL? ATL is not that wealthy of a city really. Its average income is quite low. PHL is a good hub because it is the only fortress legacy hub in the NE USA other than Newark, and Newark is part of a 3-airport metrop...

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by iyerhari
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6092

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

So are the largest cities - DC/Virginia belt, SFO/SJC, BOS, NYC etc. are not there. Are you saying that these cities are all going to be in decline vs. cities that are listed in ? These cities I have listed are already powerhouses in many dimensions and after a while there is a level of saturation. ...

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