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by chrisnh
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10762

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

People who built the pyramids: “Ummm...you’re doing it wrong.”

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by chrisnh
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?
Replies: 20
Views: 7370

Re: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?

EK would never admit it themselves, but in my opinion they have one of the worst fleet mixes imaginable. Too many planes they don’t need and very few (or none) of the planes they do.

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 76
Views: 7696

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

FedEx at Manchester (MHT) has been all 767-300s for almost as long as they’ve had them. But starting on the 28th we get two A300s (from PWM and IND) plus a pair of MD-10s from MEM. Portland, Maine gets that A300 (EWR-PWM-MHT) plus a pair of MEM 757s. Curiously I see no upgrade for PVD; just the sing...

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by chrisnh
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?

One thing I notice about EK is that they aren’t shy about making switches and changes with much less notice than other carriers typically would.

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?

I must have read a good 6-8 articles about EK rebuilding the pulled U.S. capacity in the wake of the laptop ban issue. But as far es the eye can see, BOS (to name just one example) still is going with a single daily flight.

Is this just PR nonsense by EK?

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 182
Views: 19825

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

This is a silly question, but here goes: why doesn’t the newest A330 -GAJ ever come to Boston? I was looking at the flight history of it and it shows up everywhere else.

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4001

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275587/united-airlines-boeing-747-network-1970-2017/ You’ll see ROC listed, albeit briefly in late 1984-1985. I’m with you: I never recalled it happening either. As for BOS-SFO, it factually WAS operated by a 747 at certain points yet is not on this ‘...

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4001

Historical list of UA 747 service

Over on airline route online they have a feature that lists all the routes United used their 747s on. On the list was one route I never knew they did (Chicago-Rochester, NY!!!). There was also a route I KNOW they did but wasn’t on the list (Boston-SFO).

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by chrisnh
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't BA 'ONE WORLD' any of their 777s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Why doesn't BA 'ONE WORLD' any of their 777s?

Seems like the 777 has as much 'global reach' as their 744s so I wonder why the ONE WORLD titles are only on one type and not the other.

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by chrisnh
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 Future Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

Re: Delta A321 Future Routes

tomaheath wrote:
I know there’s a few MHT-ATL flights on the A321 coming up we were getting MD88s but now get MD90s.


Which days? I’ve been able to find nothing outside of the temporary A319/A320s.

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?
Replies: 37
Views: 7837

Re: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?

Exactly.

Even if you technically could turn one in less time, you’re sending it back to its home base many time zones different. You don’t want to be arriving at 2 in the morning. So these return flights are timed with destination timing in mind.

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA trial of mainline in New England
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

Re: AA trial of mainline in New England

When I was at the AA gate boarding Saturday for ORD, the gate adjacent was the A321 to LAX. So that trial has apparently already started. I do notice a huge difference between the A321s acquired via US and those AA bought new. Quite a difference (the AA-purchased ones much nicer).

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA trial of mainline in New England
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

AA trial of mainline in New England

PWM has a pair of A319s on the CLT route and I believe an A321 at some point. MHT just started a lone A319, and I think BTV will trial one as well for a six-week period.

Can someone with AA explain this curious move, happening as air traffic seasonally trends downward?

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6477

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

Emirates has a fleet of more than 100 A380. I think that fact just ends the discussion. Another discussion-ender is that EK is TOO invested in the A380 and nowhere near as nimble with aircraft types. Dilly-dallying with the 787/A350 decision has done them no good. In my view, 100 A380s isn’t the po...

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by chrisnh
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 54468

Re: Delta A350 Future Routes

If DL ever decided to go LEFT out of BOS instead of RIGHT on their international non-stop runs, I could see it there (to Seoul for example, since KE is dragging its feet on returning).

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

CX flew their new A359 to Newark today and the fact that BOS is still using the 77W must speak quite highly of the success of the HKG Route. First the daily bump, and now refusing to use a smaller plane. It’s probably one of the best new successes at BOS.

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK
Replies: 55
Views: 10349

Re: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK

UA going 3x BOS-LAX? It’s been a long time since we’ve seen THAT. If they want to battle MINT like they do for SFO, gotta be 757s even though they show up as 738 & 739 now.

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by chrisnh
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Now that BA and others have switched seasons on us, I found a peculiarity: Next Wednesday there are THREE inbounds from London, with the FIRST of them arriving at 7pm. The other two land at around 8:30 and 10:30. I can’t ever remember when BA didn’t have a flight landing at Boston during the dayligh...

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by chrisnh
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13213

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

The chances are that the next recession will arrive before any of those new planes do.

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14335

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

I actually think Boston’s economy is pretty well diversified already, and not as ‘focused’ on technology as one might think. Education, pharma are two. And the ethnic diversification of the metro area can’t be left out of the mix, either.

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by chrisnh
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14335

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

As soon as a DL jet goes WEST out of BOS over that ‘other’ ocean, then I’ll agree they’re serious. And some DTW fanboy will jump off a bridge if it happens.

Also, two of the ME3 (archenemies of DL) are in BOS thanks in part to B6.

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by chrisnh
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14335

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

If you look at which airline has Massport’s ear, it’s B6. DL tried to get FIS at A and failed. They’ll need it now if their aspirations are any indication. Also, DL has a habit of starting and cancelling BOS routes while B6 stays the course. But in the end, if you wonder whose side Massport is on, I...

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10029

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

I’m still trying to figure out how a city that dyes its river GREEN each year can’t support a flight to Shannon. Ireland does not = ‘Dublin.’ Chicago’s population dwarfs Boston’s, which does have that service...and year-round.

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10029

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

TheLion wrote:
I'd say most of the following are potentials by 2025:

DFW
CVG
CMH
BUF
PIT
MCI
STL
MKE
BGR
LAS
SEA
YUL
YHZ
PVG
HKG
PEK
TYO
BKK
KUL
DEL

Possibly also Virginia in the form of Richmond or Norfolk area airports, as suggested above.


Bangor, MAINE? :lol:

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 329
Views: 28275

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Maybe I could see MHT-STL coming onboard 1x daily? Out of ISP-STL or MHT-STL, MHT would probably be more likely In my opinion WN does too much North-south flying at MHT and not enough east-West. Aside from a couple MDW flights (which is a risky connecting city in the winter), there’s no way for me ...

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by chrisnh
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I think Lawrence is an offered site as well, and if you look at the list it’s a bunch of ‘urban blight’ locations that Massachusetts is hoping some corporate behemoth will ‘pretty up’ for them. If you’re that corporate behemoth you don’t want to be looked at that way. Suffolk Downs is the chosen sit...

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by chrisnh
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I don't want this to devolve into an Amazon thing so I'll stop after this: Has the Company stated a preference for whether it wants to be IN a city versus NEAR a city?

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by chrisnh
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 329
Views: 28275

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Every time these schedule extensions roll around we’re told to brace for carnage. But when it happens we all have a good laugh at the doomsayers until the whole cycle repeats.

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

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?

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

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.”

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

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.”

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I thought the drive from AUS to SAT would be like driving from BOS to MHT. It seemed like a comparative drive last time I did it several years ago. But nope. It’s a LONG drive down 35. So flying into AUS to get to SAT isn’t the piece of cake i thought it was.

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways major expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

Re: Qatar Airways major expansion

The 787-8 seems like it should be more permanent than temporary at BOS. It's a better-sized aircraft for that route, IMO. I'm not sure but DOH-BOS might be their longest flight with that plane.

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 25
Views: 5486

Re: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

I don’t think it has anything to do with the suitability of PHL and everything to do with aircraft availability.

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)
Replies: 134
Views: 11355

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

One thing keeping MHT where it is is apathy. The media mouthpieces don’t seem to care; the political mouthpieces don’t, either. Basically the concern comes from us...the AvGeek community. Politics and media make for a combustible mix, but neither seems to have much enthusiasm for challenging MHT man...

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by chrisnh
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 25
Views: 5486

Re: Unconfirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

I know BOS is a fortress for EI but others are knocking on the door. It will be interesting to see whether they drop some flights next summer. I’d say no, but they might fight on a price basis.

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US
Replies: 22
Views: 4467

Re: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US

It's interesting that when that QR piece came out the 787 was identified as the plane to do the routes. But then the A350 came along, which is what Boston got until yesterday when it switched to the 787.

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)
Replies: 134
Views: 11355

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

It only needed to happen once, and that was enough to send me to Logan for anything outside of flights to Orlando, Tampa, or Baltimore. It happened Super Bowl night a few years ago (Seattle-Denver) and I was booked to fly MHT-ORD-SFO for a week-long conference. One of my cousins was, at the time, a ...

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30505

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

757usairways wrote:
After many years of speculation of EI announcing PHL service I hope this is a true, huge Irish population, I believe that it's the second or third largest Irish population in the US after BOS or NYC.


Don’t forget Chicago. No one else dumps green stuff into their river but them.

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Logan continues to climb and hopefully EK comes up with a 2nd flight or an A380 that will make the climb even more. If you really want to see some passenger increases - you should pray DL resumes big markets such as BOS-CHI/WAS 3 daily A320's to Chicago gets you almost 100 more seats than an EK 77W...

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46568

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

With all the caterwauling Delta did about the ME3 and government subsidies and here they are happily taking advantage of same. That’s so them.

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)
Replies: 134
Views: 11355

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

We keep harping on MHT management as a ‘causal factor,’ but frankly all the other reasons don’t hold up under scrutiny. The 50 miles is close, yes, but no closer than PVD-BOS. The market IS there. I flew on many FULL UA 757s between MHT-ORD in the past. Full US A321s to PHL, too. The terminal has pl...

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 13993

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

It wouldn’t surprise me to see B6 decide NOT to go transatlantic. LCC across the pond seems like the ‘en Vogue’ thing to do, which is a good reason to be a contrarian.

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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)
Replies: 134
Views: 11355

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

Elsewhere here there is a thread stating Norwegian just got unfettered rights into the U.S. which is something I thought they had already. In any event, it will be interesting to see what it means for PVD and BDL.

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by chrisnh
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)
Replies: 134
Views: 11355

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

MHT continues to languish, although the continued growth pains at Logan could end up benefiting MHT (mostly with respect to cargo).

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.
Replies: 32
Views: 5704

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

How's the SEA flight doing? Wasn't it 2x 777 before the electronics ban? I wonder if they will send 1x 388 here Very unlikely. They carry a crap-ton of cargo in those 777s on that specific, both of which offer far move volume than an A380. Add to that the increased difficulty in maneuvering an A380...

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17419

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

Captain says he's 'Very happy with what he's hearing,' so it probably isn't DTW.

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by chrisnh
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9326

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

I'm wondering less about the airlines & new flights than I am about Reykjavik's ability to handle it all. I hear it's a rather chaotic airport.

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145010

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I'm sure Massport will retort that BA had no problem with it.

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 3955

Re: QR 787 to BOS

Maybe October is the month where prevailing winds allow for this switch, but not beyond or aside from that?

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