Aside from the technicalities of the 'three-point-turn,' it really isn't a settled issue that EK even NEEDS the A380 at Boston. It could easily be argued that they don't, erasing a potential worry for Massport. I guess we will know next Saturday; there will be enough sharp-eyed observers there to re...Jump to post
EK dropped a pretty penny to help make the infrastructure grand there. You’d think Massport could acquiesce here. Did they? I know they supposedly committed to fly the A380 here hence why Massport went ahead and invested in the infrastructure but do we know for a fact that EK actually contributed a...Jump to post
MHT is already 3rd busiest for cargo in the region. But even so I’m wondering why FEDEX doesn’t fly both MEM and IND. UPS has the Rockford, IL flight, which may have more to do with the Logistics center than a need for more consumer freight.Jump to post
One thing to consider is that the rise of B6 and the encroachment into big-city airports by WN came at a time when the legacy carriers weren't in a position to fight back. The 'big guys' were just trying to survive, and they didn't have the resources to combat the upstarts. Pre-2005 both B6 (which d...Jump to post
Although WN hasn’t ‘done much’ as far as adding flights at PWM, they have been using the -800 more regularly. So that represents a small increase. One thing I’ve railed about a lot is how WN seems way more focused on north-south flying than east-west. As a business traveler with trips to the west co...Jump to post
We can only confirm if/when it happens. Per Tim Clark, the 2nd flight to BOS may happen anytime soon. This is the peak season, so maybe it can happen soon. https://skift.com/2018/06/05/emirates-president-wont-rule-out-more-u-s-europe-nonstop-flights/ In my view (and others, too) STC is losing some ...Jump to post
I've been on the daytime BOS-LHR flight twice...once in a 777 and again on the 787-9. In neither case was the plane full. Curiously (to me, anyway), BA sent the 744 on the 238/239 rotation...IN THE WINTER! I have no information on the whys & wherefores of THAT particular move, or if it'll ever b...Jump to post
I guess I agree that MHT did in fact 'punch out of its class' during the days when UA sent 757s there. Happily, I flew on them many times. But when you look at the metro area sizes, we are where we should be: PVD is 38, PWM is 105, and MHT is 131. Even so, there are factors that put an asterisk next...Jump to post
Years ago as an acknowledged MHT 'fan boy,' I lamented the precipitous fall-off after 2005. But nowadays I really don't care much because dealing with Logan is acceptable for me. The PreFlight parking is good (my company pays) and the bus from Tyngsboro is quite good unless you have a REAL early dep...Jump to post
At the time JetBlue decided upon Boston as a focus city, the legacy carriers were rather lukewarm toward Boston...connecting just the cities they needed to, and little more. With no slot control, it wasn’t as though they needed to ‘protect’ Boston. That sort of ‘apathy’ gave rise to JetBlue, and her...Jump to post
I gotta say, Massport's capital projects have usually been very well managed, coming in on-time and on-budget. But November 2021 seems very aggressive to me for a project of this size that has not even started the approval process, including the usually very contentious neighborhood negotiations. T...Jump to post
Fex180 wrote:tomaheath wrote:MHT is down 4.4%for March while cargo is up 10% year to date.
Anyone taking bets on when MHT will slip below PWM?
There are a handful of Western European cities for which this service might work. Of these the good ones are served adequately. The others are the very essence of ‘thin’ routes even in the summer, never mind the rest of the year. And coming from the other direction, not everyone wants to go to Bosto...Jump to post
"OK...I'm on a plane...a captive...surrounded by people who'd be happy to rip me to shreds if I cause a ruckus. And when we land, I'm easily arrested and hauled away. No 'running away' here."
That's my thought process, anyway
Southwest had said on February 20, 2018 that it plans on further expansion at LAS, but Southwest has stated that it has no plans on adding nonstop service to Hawaii or international destinations from LAS in the near future. WN could add LAS-CVG, LAS-MEM, LAS-RIC, and LAS-PAE nonstop service, and WN...Jump to post
Often discussed is UA's lack of concern for New England outside of BOS, a friend of mine related his recent attempt at flying MHT-ORD the other day. He justified flying UA by saying he was taking the first flight in the morning, what could go wrong. When he showed up at the airport to check his bag...Jump to post
Outside of BOS does B6 have any room left to expand in New England? The biggest obvious hole is MHT which seems to be a persistent rumor, but is there any room to expand in medium sized markets like PWM and PVD ?? It almost seems like B6 is putting all of their eggs in one basket in New England wit...Jump to post
You don’t drop the word ‘Historic’ if you don’t mean ‘Boston.’Jump to post
UA444 wrote:Maybe they’ll paint Brady getting stripped sacked in the Super bowl on the tail.
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.Jump to post
Seems peculiar if it was a weather diversion (since Boston getting whacked), but DL 143 (777) is flying BOS-SEA now (normally AMS-SEA). Maybe a crew time-out issue.Jump to post
Any of the MHT crew here have an update to the Airport Director search and if there is any general sense of direction? The airport hasn't appeared to have a sense of direction or who it wants to be when it grows up, in years. Agree 100% on the lack of urgency and progress. It's been a years-long ma...Jump to post
We should also recognize that B6 has a 'relationship' with Massport of a quality that AA and DL don't 'quite' have. Delta's relationship > AA's, IMO. I theorize B6 went to Worcester to cement that relationship, and AA went there (their second try) for ostensibly the same reason. Now if DL marches in...Jump to post
Is the reduction in the BOS-SFO and BOS-LAX flying on DL's part an admission to not being able to compete with the competition on that route, or is it a seasonal adjustment? I did a dummy booking for February and March and didn't find an uptick in frequency. DL ALWAYS retrenches on the BOS transcon...Jump to post
Good now EK can at least get on with it's business of expanding into North America as it's growth was so rudely interrupted by the cry baby US3. They won’t even reinstate the second daily flights at BOS and SEA, never mind ‘growing.’ Their boastful CEO said the pulled services would return, and of ...Jump to post
I like the strategy of taking everyone else off the plane, leaving this doofus by herself where she’ll be treated accordingly. Then, the perp walk up the jetway to face the wrath of everyone her antics caused disruption to.
I was noting that N512UA doing today’s SFO-BOS run is 27 years old. What is the reason they didn’t refurbish their newest ones?Jump to post
I wonder if the additional service from B6 at Logan will hasten the return of EK’s second DXB-BOS non-stop.Jump to post
BA is one of those airlines that Boeing could force list prices on. I mean, they telegraph their intentions so clearly that there’s no competition to worry about.Jump to post
The ‘noise’ (quotes added for emphasis) from B6 is dwarfed by the noise that came from this place during the MD heydays: many more planes and much louder ones, too.Jump to post
Onboard JetBlue N804JB for the second time in three days, as this plane (for now, at least) seems to be stapled to the BOS-DEN-BOS run as it is an out-and-back route for them. I like the ample leg room, the free bag thanks to my new JetBlue Plus card membership. I’ve never had a real focus on one ai...Jump to post