People who built the pyramids: “Ummm...you’re doing it wrong.”Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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 ‘...Jump to post
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).Jump to post
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.
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).Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The chances are that the next recession will arrive before any of those new planes do.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
TheLion wrote:I'd say most of the following are potentials by 2025:
Possibly also Virginia in the form of Richmond or Norfolk area airports, as suggested above.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
MHT continues to languish, although the continued growth pains at Logan could end up benefiting MHT (mostly with respect to cargo).Jump to post
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...Jump to post