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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: 15996

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: 87
Views: 8339

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: 1104
Views: 117165

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: 3831

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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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 3831

Re: QR 787 to BOS

I'm not sure about that, and I'm also not sure whether this change extends beyond October or whether it's for that month only. Will it be the debut of that type in the States for them?

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A350/787 decision off table
Replies: 51
Views: 11447

Re: Emirates A350/787 decision off table

Probably a very wise decision with the way things are at the moment. Why rush into something & hope they pan-out? I don't get the 'rush into' observation. First, EK has been a tortoise on this...not a hare. Second, when you order aircraft it takes YEARS for them to show up. You're buying, basic...

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 22
Views: 4726

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

Speaking about Boston I was doubtful EK needed 2x daily. I still do. I think they can boost capacity with one A380 on that route and be fine.

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I can't figure out whether this is FOR October or FROM October. Two different pictures. 29 fewer seats x 2 is 58 each day, which hopefully can be made up by someone else if this ends up being a 'from October' switch.

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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8413

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

I can't determine whether WN is growing in Boston, or just treading water.

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air
Replies: 26
Views: 5826

Re: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air

Saw his picture. He looked like an aged Guido :lol:

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air
Replies: 26
Views: 5826

Re: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air

Insurance companies don't pay off for suicide, itself a 'willful, self-caused act' just like this was.

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

As near as I can tell, BA is doing the same thing with their A380 next summer...Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. However, unlike this year they will operate four flights on those days. I'm glad to see this improvement. Looks like 3x777/380 or 3x777/744(presumably high-j). I know a number of people, m...

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Maybe LH will bump up their capacity on the 2nd flight next summer now that one competitor has kinda vanquished itself. I'm not quite sure what they'd upgrade it to, or whether one A380 might do the trick. LH was always one of the carriers that expressed interest in using the A380 here.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

As near as I can tell, BA is doing the same thing with their A380 next summer...Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. However, unlike this year they will operate four flights on those days.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It seems far out of protocol for a new international airline to just 'show up' at Logan a couple months from now. The sensible options are ElAl or AF (which was made official months ago). I don't think AM is doing so well at BOS that they need to bump up their service to a 787.

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18785

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

I would imagine that these new flights will cut into the BOS loads.

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to Launch EDI-NYC (SWF?) in Summer 2017, No LGW-SWF?
Replies: 89
Views: 11702

Re: DY to Launch EDI-NYC (SWF?) in Summer 2017, No LGW-SWF?

I get the sense that these southbound winter flights are just ways to keep crews employed and planes flying. The BOS experiment lasted one season and I can't imagine these new operations will do any better.

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13640

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Why fly to an airport that you want to 'imply' is really an entirely different one?

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

With Norwegian coming into the Boston-Paris market and AF not likely to cede any ground, that tired AA 757 was destined for somewhere else long before it was officially announced.

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.
Replies: 27
Views: 4264

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

With all the cities that EK had to retrench from, it will be interesting to see what happens when a city (BOS/SEA/ORD, for example) has too much demand for one 77W but not enough for two. What's their option aside from swapping the 77W for an A380?

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

My wife and I will be joining other family members next August for a cruise. It'll be on the Coral Princess starting in Anchorage/Fairbanks and ending in Vancouver. That means two one-way tickets, BOS-ANC and then YVR-BOS. What do you recommend as far as pricing/reliability? Aside from Alaska Airlin...

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 150
Views: 23360

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

manny wrote:

In this instance the JETS did not spend a dime and most likely made some marketing dollar on that move. Advantage JETS.


That's like saying 'Advantage Polar Bear' in that hysterical 'Global Warming' photo of the melting iceberg :rotfl:

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14767

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

It doesn't seem fair for governmental officials in LGB to knife JetBlue just so they can afford new spinners for their Hummers. :duck:

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 7717

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

The writer is asking plainly and simply that American Airlines provide more information to their flight crew, which can then be passed along to its passengers. Seems like a reasonable criticism. I think a lot of this stems from the (equally understandable) attitude that many passengers have related...

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 10443

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

Once upon a time, the 'legacy' carriers enjoyed a sort of cache versus the likes of 'Southwest,' whom they could point to with disdain. "Look what WE offer compared to them." But year by year, the legacy carriers began to dismantle their own perceived advantages, bringing themselves DOWN t...

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

And a nice Mexico City trip that should make spotters there rather happy.

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 150
Views: 23360

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

That team has a lot of money, I would have to think. Surprised they bought such old birds. Probably got a great deal. I don't think it's any different than FedEx buying 'old birds.' The cycles will be few, including some rather short-haul segments (BUF, NYJ, IND, etc.) and that means their life spa...

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 150
Views: 23360

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

I think the payback here will be pretty quick, especially since there will be some revenue coming in from rentals during the off-season. Spotters down in Mexico City will be all over this in November for the Raiders game.

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE Patriots buy 2 767 for Team Transportation
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: NE Patriots buy 2 767 for Team Transportation

If charter companies are charging teams ~ $4m per season, the Pats recoup that cost in 2.5 seasons...less if you factor in the rental fees the team will get when they aren't using them.

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11613

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

KTPAFlyer wrote:
So now, BA is the exclusive operator of the A380 in two cities: Chicago and Boston. Looking forward to seeing the A380 at ORD!

ORD will be daily and BOS (apparently) will still be 3x weekly, so some other A380 city is going to be losing service to make room for this.

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15478

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

They should give up Boston-Paris and leave it to an airline that really cares.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Having a rail link connecting southern NH to Boston e.g. North Station would be very beneficial. I wonder why it hasn't been built yet as lots of people from NH commute to Boston. MHT could very well tap into the urban Boston travelers if it were easily accessible from Boston without a car/bus. The...

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by chrisnh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why 'One World' titles only on a few BA 747-400s
Replies: 16
Views: 3155

Why 'One World' titles only on a few BA 747-400s

I was on G-CIVK From LHR to BOS last fall and it had the 'One World' livery. It prompted me to wonder why none of the 777s or A380s have been so adorned.

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by chrisnh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10652

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

tphuang wrote:
Good to see Aa is up to 6 a day on bos lax. This comes right after b6 going to 4 a day. A lot of capacity additions. I wonder if anyone else will be cutting service here.


All 737-800s though. I guess they aren't willing to use A321s in response to B6, however.

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by chrisnh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

People keep talking about the appeal of PVD rail service, as though all passengers are dashing off planes and onto a train. Realistically, how many people are doing that versus renting cars or being picked up in one by friends or family? The rail issue in southern New Hampshire is like whack-a-mole....

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by chrisnh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Looks like EK is making big gains at BOS again based on the load factors. And people kept insisting that the "laptop ban" had nothing to do with the drop in demand. It will be good to see the A380 here even if I still can't wrap my head around the jetbridge configuration :D You and many o...

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by chrisnh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

In looking back at the new airlines that BOS attracted (EK, QR, JL, HU, AM, El Al, etc) did ALL of them get incentives? And have we reached a point where those incentives have ceased and the routes are now self-sustaining?

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11613

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

'Captain Dave' is a BA A380 captain on Twitter. He says that BA will announce a new A380 destination for S18, but he stops short of saying which continent. I'm guessing Chicago or JFK.

The announcement will come next week.

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by chrisnh
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28572

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

I don't think BA can be pleased with a Noozepaper blasting out a 400-word article filled with phrases like, 'Officials aren't commenting.' News that isn't...yet.

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by chrisnh
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue
Replies: 27
Views: 3596

Re: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue

I'd like to meet the first person who goes from Germany to Boston via Orlando :roll:

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11613

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

It will be interesting to see what happens with BOS next summer...whether they stick with the same Fr, Su, M rotation, or some other schedule (of course, another option is that it doesn't come back but I think that's an unlikely option).

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 3781

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

There's no demand for EK to Detroit as long as JetBlue is there to manage what little exists via BOS :lol:

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by chrisnh
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The UK CAA passenger stats for June 2017 are out - these are the 2 way figures: For Boston LGW 11441 passengers which is up 23.8% on June 2016 LHR 79935 passengers which is down 0.7% on June 2017 MAN 10875 passengers which is up 162.9% on June 2016 >>> this is roughly 220 per flight For Providence ...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO completes A380 capable gate
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: MCO completes A380 capable gate

LH has more A380 destinations than planes; EK has more A380 planes than destinations to send them. EK is more likely, in my opinion, just because of the ratio of A380s to A380 airports. Boston has three gates and once upon a time EK, LH, and BA were the three that would use them. So far, only BA has...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Over the winter BA is changing things up to/from Boston. Some days it'll be 3x and other 4x. To me, most notably, the usually-weak 238/239 rotation will be a 744. Others are 777s, plus a 787-9 on the three days a week that the 202/203 rotation will be in effect. Interesting. In the past 3 years tha...

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by chrisnh
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19618

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

That A340 plus Omni 767 & 777 were all in Boston over the weekend.

I sure hope the Norwegian service holds across all their new routes...so much so soon!

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by chrisnh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?
Replies: 54
Views: 6942

Re: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?

You have to applaud DL for their European service, which they stick with despite at least one laggard (LHR). They come across as an airline where Boston 'matters,' whereas AA and UA seem to look at BOS as a begrudging necessity.

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by chrisnh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Over the winter BA is changing things up to/from Boston. Some days it'll be 3x and other 4x. To me, most notably, the usually-weak 238/239 rotation will be a 744. Others are 777s, plus a 787-9 on the three days a week that the 202/203 rotation will be in effect.

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by chrisnh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

FRe: Boston Aviation - Part 13

aaflyer777 wrote:
I wonder if EK would ever try DXB-ATH-BOS


If people can fly through DXB-BOS (legally) then that might be a way for EK to boost their BOS presence. But there's no way anyone can fill a 777 each day between Boston and Greece.

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by chrisnh
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1104
Views: 117165

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

And also, WN's fares crept steadily towards the legacy airlines fares. MHT has NEVER been cheaper than BOS. Even before the big dig. As Chris pointed out, the demographics never changed. The same people that used to fly out of MHT and pay more to do it, are still there. What some of you are saying ...

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