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by tlecam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 218
Views: 53101

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

United needs to change the employee contract that puts employees on notice that such behavior on social media like the one that Gianna displays is unacceptable and the basis for termination. FA's like her are the same ones that will bash you to your face and when you respond in kind, call the pilot...

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone have any insights about how BOS-SFO is doing on DL? A colleague flew it recently and asked one of the employees (pilot? FA? GA? Not sure which) about it. Said that the double daily 757 was a lot of capacity to start but that the economics are improving and that the front of the plane doe...

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19644

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

My main issue with basic economy isn’t the concept, it’s how the airlines executed it. The reality is that basic economy is not a reduction in price off the former “economy”. It’s the same price with fewer amenities and more restrictions. It’s a play for incremental fee based revenue.

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19644

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

My take: They shrunk to profitability, to the point that they're below their "natural market share". This approach has far reaching ramifications to everything from aircraft purchases, investing in the interiors, resources (particularly combining CO and UA resources - that goes more smooth...

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19644

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Austin787 wrote:
The quick answer: hire Richard Anderson to be their next CEO


I need him to fix Amtrak first, at least in the Northeast corridor!

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22936

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

But this is the crux of the issue: "Largest in NYC" except that EWR is not in NYC and is not favored over LGA and JFK by people in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and by many people in Manhattan. UA lost a lot of corporate contracts with the move of p.s. from JFK to EWR precisely because they...

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22936

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

I wonder what Kirby sees that makes him say this? My guess is corporate contracts; either losing them outright or losing negotiating leverage on price.

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

BOS April-2018 numbers are out: 2018 total pax YTD: 11,887,401 2018 international pax YTD: 2,082,300 International pax as a % of domestic pax: 17.52% Another good news - BOS has already overtaken MSP starting April-2018 and starting May onwards until Oct, is the busiest time for BOS. As per Masspor...

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by tlecam
Thu May 31, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Agreed with the answers about SQ.

I wonder if the dynamic with the Eastie neighbors is changing with the gentrification underway.

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by tlecam
Wed May 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I have to say, I'm impressed. They're working with limited real estate and the designs are thoughtful and maximize the usable space.

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by tlecam
Wed May 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22142

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

The draw to EWR could be UA's massive hub and *A FF base. Only in one direction, if at all. Look at the timing: when the nonstop goes daily, it will arrive at EWR before 6am and be out of there by 10am... so there'll be plenty of USA cnnx for those arriving from Asia, but very few stateside connect...

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by tlecam
Wed May 30, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22142

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Here's a good article with details and the background of the to-be resumed EWR flight: https://mainlymiles.com/2018/05/30/singapore-airlines-a350ulr-will-fly-non-stop-to-newark-from-october/ While I agree that EWR is very doable from NYC, the author offers a very rosy view of getting to and from EW...

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by tlecam
Tue May 29, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36565

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Attempting to put some precise definition on these terms is useless. I don’t usually think of Atlanta as a coastal city, but often when describing storms that “go up the east coast”, Georgia and Atlanta are part of the news. Trying to apply some sort of precise definition to Delta’s write up is usel...

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by tlecam
Tue May 29, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 9960

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms tomorrow.

I was skeptical about the colors but they look good in the pictures on social media.

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by tlecam
Tue May 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The south of Europe in particular (Rome, Madrid, Athens) in particular are brutally hot in the summer. I was just in Florence and Rome during the first week in April and it was beautiful. We lucked out with very little rain, but it can be rainy during the spring and fall.

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by tlecam
Fri May 25, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

My guess is Europe.

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by tlecam
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36565

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I would have guessed JFK but what gives me pause is that JFK largely caters to O&D and given the economics of the route, I wonder if the connecting strength of ATL or DTW might be better. One the one hand, there is a lot of US-India travel in the northeast, and backtracking may not be all that v...

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by tlecam
Thu May 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22148

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Is it me or the article not say where it will be served from?

JFK? ATL? DTW? SEA?

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by tlecam
Tue May 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think this is pretty obvious, but the goal isn’t to offer a small number of middle seat passengers something unique, it’s to get the brand buzzing in the local market. Local media coverage, water cooler conversation etc... WIll last a lot longer than one day.

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by tlecam
Mon May 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10300

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

BOS has typically not been a huge transfer airport. Historically US Air and AA had some, because they served so many smaller northeast destinations. Now, B6 and DL also flow some, both through their own flights and to code share / alliance partners. But relative to other larger airports, there's mor...

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by tlecam
Sun May 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4422

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Naples itself is more of a means to get to other places in the area - Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, Pompeii etc... I suppose its possible for a seasonal flight, I think that the nature of travel to southern Italy in general is very leisure and low yield oriented. As someone mentioned, the trains ar...

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by tlecam
Sat May 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

http://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/post/1738 ... 01-2003-us
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Saw this from Jon Ostrower on twitter, found it interesting to look back in time 15 years.

http://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/post/1738 ... 01-2003-us

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by tlecam
Fri May 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I don't think that this is just a UA problem or even an airline problem. My firm is client facing and has a flexible policy where employees can where business casual when appropriate and business formal when appropriate. While the flexibility is broadly good, there are people who constantly need to...

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by tlecam
Fri May 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I don't think that this is just a UA problem or even an airline problem. My firm is client facing and has a flexible policy where employees can where business casual when appropriate and business formal when appropriate. While the flexibility is broadly good, there are people who constantly need to ...

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by tlecam
Wed May 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The rumors for a second VS flight to LHR are turning to be true. Starting with Summer 2019, it will be a daytime flight to LHR leaving BOS at 8:30am. The inbound will depart LHR at 8:30pm. https://mobile.twitter.com/virginatlantic/status/996739826769678336?s=12p Lets see if the other shoe falls: wh...

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by tlecam
Wed May 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4447

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

THis is interesting - could be un-related but there are rumors of BOS-LHR going double daily on VS; probably replacing the DL 767. I wonder if we'll see a broader rationalization of which airline (plane) flies which routes TATL.

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by tlecam
Mon May 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

My two cents (and it's worth less than that.) - DL probably doesn't need to be #1 overall in BOS. It probably can't compete with B6 on routes to smaller locations that aren't business destinations or all of the leisure routes that B6 flies. To a certain extent, it would probably hurt existing hubs (...

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by tlecam
Mon May 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Press release: https://news.delta.com/nonstop-delta-service-boston-philadelphia-coming-oct-1 Most interesting part is this, IMO: "Delta's continued investment in Boston will reach 112 peak day departures by this summer, an increase of 19 departures compared with summer 2017 and 29 departures ov...

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by tlecam
Mon May 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

DL has already outpaced AA as of March-2018 in the number of PAX. The next target for DL is B6 although DL does not fly to most of AA hubs which also happen to be some of the most populous city. B6 has many glaring holes in the Midwest - as fastmover correctly pointed in this forum, DL's ultimate a...

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by tlecam
Sun May 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

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 shu...

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by tlecam
Sun May 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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

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by tlecam
Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I enjoy the SAS CPH option; easy and enjoyable connections options, especially to Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Having said that, i wonder if the route could achieve seasonal daily or year round sub-daily with a MOM / 322 (or whatever those potential planes are being called this week).

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by tlecam
Tue May 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Has anyone flown the BA 787? Do they have updated business class?

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Yes, Vail and Aspen. Where the rich skiers go. But B6 is not flying to Vail and Aspen. They picked Steamboat Springs. Oh believe me, the crowd at Steamboat is a draw for wealthy and they get their fair share of celebs. Not Kurt and Goldie, but plenty. They go for the champagne powder. (I'm not kidd...

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Lifelong skier here; grew up skiing in the white and green mountains, but I make 1-2 yearly trips out west. Depending upon schedule, I think that BOS-HDN (and Montrose, Jackson, Big Sky etc...) can work on a seasonal basis. The travel out west has two patterns: If you're traveling to any of the reso...

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

There are some good websites that go through the ins and outs of this. I don't know, for example, if an airline specific card is actually beneficial to the Chase Sapphire or the Capital One Venture etc...

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 7691

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

If anything, I’d prefer that Jet expand the number of cities in India that they connect to CDG and AMS.

I believe that they added Chennai to Paris and Bangalore to AMS within the past 6 months to compliment Delhi and Mumbai.

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Two BOS observations from The OAG thread


DL is adding a third daily to Tampa in the fall.

DL is dropping the third daily SEA flight in Oct.

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15359

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

ATL also is in the east, which is much more densely populated than the rest of the country. There are macro-economic and demographic influences that will constrain DEN, IAH and DFW at some point. CLT is also in the east and could benefit from that. It will have to compete with ATL for the traffic, h...

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8395

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

AA’s demise in BOS is somewhat overstated. Their hubs are in the some of the biggest metros in the country - LAX, ORD, MIA etc... They’ve definitely cut destinations from BOS, but they fly a lot of relatively large narrow bodies frequently, which is how they maintain decent market share, even if the...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26865

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

IND has connecting traffic via DL and WN. What connecting traffic is DL flowing through Indianapolis? To be clear, I'm not saying that passengers have not made a connection in IND, but I doubt that connecting passengers are anything but incidental. Indy's DL destinations are almost all hubs / focus...

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

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 ser...

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by tlecam
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18695

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Flying has become more of a luxury item than it was in years past. I don't find that to be good thing on a macro level. I am curious about this. What timeframe do you mean by years past? I did a bit of research both on the web and through other non-public economic research and I can’t find anything...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13938

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Yes, very. I generally find that the 763 and the 330s are in good shape but that the 764 and the 772s are in need of a refurb.

Of course, mileage varies from plane to plane.

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I follow a BA 380 pilot on twitter and he commented that it's very tight maneuvering the whale around Logan. Maybe EK doesn't want the risk of a collision?

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293797

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I think that it's also a 763 replacement.

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by tlecam
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293797

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

imthedreamliner wrote:
When this NMA or MOM or 797 saga is finally over, I really wonder what A.netters will discuss for hours. There will suddenly be a long silence...

“Will Boeing revive the 747 as a twin engine”

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by tlecam
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Brussels (and the lowlands area, including Luxembourg) will likely also see increased business traffic as a result of Brexit.

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by tlecam
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://news.delta.com/delta-and-korean ... artnership
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Welp, the KE/DL JV was approved. I am actively awaiting more non-news on any BOS-ICN service. haha

https://news.delta.com/delta-and-korean ... artnership

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by tlecam
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1002
Views: 82915

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think a lot of it has to do less with the country political boundaries that exist today and more with the histories of those cities / city states. Most of the cities with flights have been populations centers for much of history. The country or empire that "owned" them has changed over t...

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