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by tlecam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

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: 725
Views: 57891

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: 725
Views: 57891

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: 76
Views: 7080

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: 725
Views: 57891

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: 96
Views: 9661

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: 8143

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: 115
Views: 25590

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: 725
Views: 57891

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: 18246

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: 13757

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: 725
Views: 57891

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: 2263
Views: 282337

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: 2263
Views: 282337

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: 725
Views: 57891

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: 725
Views: 57891

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: 725
Views: 57891

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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by tlecam
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The DL flight to LAS is an odd one to me. I honestly don’t much about the LAS market, but my assumption is that it’s largely leisure travel. The average fares don’t seem too high. It just seems like there are better things Delta could do with a 738. On the other hand, it’s probably a dot they have ...

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by tlecam
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7789

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

My experience with UA employees has been 99 positive, cabin crew and gate agents alike. And I fly DL most of the time, so I'm not someone who's a UA fanboy. That's not to say that there aren't issues, but let's cut the B.S. with saying that all UA employees are bad or that the "hot take" ...

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by tlecam
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30143

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

AA still has 58 options on the 787. And at the time those options were placed, list for a 787-9 was $250 million compared to over $290 million today for an A330-900. So even with escalation clauses, AA's 787-9 options could be priced tens of millions lower than what Airbus was getting current A330-...

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by tlecam
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7789

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

My experience with UA employees has been 99 positive, cabin crew and gate agents alike. And I fly DL most of the time, so I'm not someone who's a UA fanboy. That's not to say that there aren't issues, but let's cut the B.S. with saying that all UA employees are bad or that the "hot take" p...

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by tlecam
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9444

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

Every lawyer I’ve talked to (my better half is a litigator) is mystified that 1) a company United’s size behaved this way and 2) that they let the case get to trial. The plaintiffs (the flight attendants) carried the burden of proof. United was found guilty of age discrimination and of being willful...

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by tlecam
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Regarding the space between A11 and B1, as others have said, it's very right. The angle of Terminal A by gates 9/10/11 in particular make the aircraft movements tight. They probably could add some terminal space to fill the gap between terminal A and terminal B, reconfigure the shape of terminal A a...

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by tlecam
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Even more interesting that they have the LAS flight leaving/arriving during peak times. I was recently flying to LGA on a Wednesday evening and I’ve never seen Terminal A so busy. Every gate was in use, people everywhere. In a way, good to see; sign of health. Whoever is managing the gate logistics ...

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by tlecam
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone know when the Royal Jordanian will be departing from BOS? and why it diverted to BOS? Not sure why it came, but it was a fairly quick stop. More talk today of the second a380 today. It's coming, and sooner than I thought. Interestingly, no official announcement yet though. People here w...

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by tlecam
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The DL flight to LAS is an odd one to me. I honestly don’t much about the LAS market, but my assumption is that it’s largely leisure travel. I think that's a misconception. Vegas is a gigantic convention destination. It's not by coincidence that B6 has Mint in the BOS-LAS route. And you’re right. D...

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by tlecam
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The DL flight to LAS is an odd one to me. I honestly don’t much about the LAS market, but my assumption is that it’s largely leisure travel. The average fares don’t seem too high. It just seems like there are better things Delta could do with a 738. On the other hand, it’s probably a dot they have t...

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by tlecam
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30328

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Paint the plane white.
Write United in blue on the side.
Use some combination of the Polaris accent grey or tan color with the blue to paint some stripes on the tail.
Optional - paint wing tips, engines, belly.

Here is my invoice for 10 mil.

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by tlecam
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interesting comments from B6 about TATL service: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jetblue-stands-by-a321lr-amid-talk-of-new-boeing-mod-446738/ They're primarily interested in the 321LR for now - "The markets in Boston that [would] give us relevance are ones that can be served with the...

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by tlecam
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30885

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Awful situation; I'm a dog lover and owner (ownee?)

However, I don't think it's fair to characterize all United employees based upon a few isolated incidents, including this flight attendant.

Just like I don't think that every one who works for GM devalues human life due to the ignition scandal.

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by tlecam
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282337

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The most interesting part to me from the Flight Global article is that Bastian seems to hint that he envisions replacing all variants of the 757 and the 767 with the NMA. Not necessarily a 1:1 replacement, but that seems to be the strategy he's articulating and that's 200 planes or so, on a 1:1 bas...

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by tlecam
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282337

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The most interesting part to me from the Flight Global article is that Bastian seems to hint that he envisions replacing all variants of the 757 and the 767 with the NMA. Not necessarily a 1:1 replacement, but that seems to be the strategy he's articulating and that's 200 planes or so, on a 1:1 basi...

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by tlecam
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?
Replies: 58
Views: 11735

Re: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?

As tphuang notes, and as Commavia has stated more eloquently than me, the demise of AA in the northeast (specifically at BOS and JFK) is somewhat overstated. I completely understand the point that people make and it's valid. AA has definitely reduced the number of destinations from those stations. B...

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by tlecam
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282337

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

So, nothing really new in Jon's article that hasn't been speculated about previously. Boeing is doing an amazing job getting people to talk about a plane that's so far away and whose design and function isn't even solidified yet to distract from their current NB situation. Amazing really. Wonder wh...

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by tlecam
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282337

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

https://jonostrower.com/2018/03/the-boe ... rendering/
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If this has been posted already, I apologize for the duplicate. Jon Ostrower recently posted this on his personal website (he left CNN).

https://jonostrower.com/2018/03/the-boe ... rendering/

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by tlecam
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

And WN’s costs have increased as they’ve grown. Most industry analysts stopped considering southwest to be a LCC about half a decade ago. Here is an article from Bloomberg on that topic (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-09-11/southwest-airlines-no-longer-the-low-cost-leader) and you can ...

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by tlecam
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3196

Re: Why no flights major cities in Ireland?

Have you ever done the drive? It’s quite easy with the M7. A bit more than 2 hours.

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by tlecam
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think the KE issue has more to do with having the right plane. I wouldn’t be surprised to see KE use a 789. But they only have 5 and 1 on order.

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by tlecam
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North East Winter Storm Quinn, What Happened to JetBlue?
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

Re: North East Winter Storm Quinn, What Happened to JetBlue?

I think it's a few things: 1. Delta did cancel about 600 flights and there were almost 3000 proactively cancelled in advance of the storm according to news reports. JetBlue was almost 600 of those. I'm not sure how many B6 ended up cancelling all together. (Here's the DL press release as of about 5p...

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by tlecam
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12573

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Looks like one of the big 3 strat firms have been hard at work. It's hard to make a call on the changes without understand the entire compensation structure ("total rewards" in performance management speak). On the one hand, having some form of individual performance based compensation is ...

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by tlecam
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5882

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

There are probably several contributing factors, but I would guess that a big part of it is geography and population density. Atlanta is a large city itself, in the east, where the population density is significantly higher than in the central and western parts of the country. There’s more people, a...

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by tlecam
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 8935

Re: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting

I feel bad for the UA (and any other airline with basic economy) employees. If you don’t enforce this stuff, then basic economy is useless. If you do enforce it then you risk being petty. As someone else said, the real problem is inconsistent enforcement. Even beyond basic economy fares, I see count...

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by tlecam
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"
Replies: 43
Views: 4798

Re: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"

I wonder if SST travel will become more of a reality when there is less dependency on combustion engines. We're seeing an increasing wave of cars moving to all electric power sources, which are substantially more efficient (90%+) from an energy (not necessarily cost) standpoint than the combustion ...

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by tlecam
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 34211

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

https://www.thelocal.de/20180223/costs- ... -7-billion

Half the costs are for construction and half for interest payments.
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Here is an article in English.

https://www.thelocal.de/20180223/costs- ... -7-billion

Half the costs are for construction and half for interest payments.

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by tlecam
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"
Replies: 43
Views: 4798

Re: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"

I wonder if SST travel will become more of a reality when there is less dependency on combustion engines. We're seeing an increasing wave of cars moving to all electric power sources, which are substantially more efficient (90%+) from an energy (not necessarily cost) standpoint than the combustion e...

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by tlecam
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27508

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I continue to think that UAL jumped the gun and announced Polaris too soon. They weren’t ready to execute on it yet, and then other issues (like the seat production) cropped up. Classic example of marketing getting ahead of execution.

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by tlecam
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wonder if B30/31 is the temp home for Virgin while the construction is done? Another thing that intrigued me is the future Terminal B to A connector in one of the pictures. In any event, if you're connecting from A to E ( or vice versa - sky team arrivals to/from delta domestic or something like t...

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by tlecam
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 725
Views: 57891

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wonder what the plan is for gates B30 and 31. They are used by AA today, but the airline moves never address them. They just say that AA gates B32-36 are moving over to pier b.

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by tlecam
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24586

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

I agree, no surprise about DL’s interest. They’ve said that the 787 is too much plane for their TATL routes. The 330 is too big, at least in the more economical 339 model. I expect that the range and economics of this plane could also grow additional TATL flights to secondary European cities, and po...

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by tlecam
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282337

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ls-797-jet

They want to be a launch customer.
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Interesting article about Delta's interest in the 797.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ls-797-jet

They want to be a launch customer.

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