Are the definitions for a 'hub' and a 'focus city' stated factually somewhere, or do people apply those terms to fit a narrative they're trying to push? in my own view I see BOS as a 'hub' for no one but a damned strong focus city for a lot of them.Jump to post
They'll probably make it to Buffalo and Pittsburgh before Emirates doesJump to post
The A321s AA is using BOS-LAX are described as having 'sharklets.' Is this how they differentiate the ones AA bought themselves from the very tired ones they assumed from USAirways? I've been on both (New from Boston to Dallas and Old from Sacramento to Charlotte and from Charlotte to Boston).Jump to post
I think swapping the 739s for 757s on the BOS-SFO run actually means a slight DECREASE in capacity, not an increase. Bigger plane but fewer seats. It does beg the question: will UA cap the number of daily 777s at two, or increase their use as more of the conversions appear. Personally I think that r...Jump to post
Who picks up the slack on Rome when AZ ceases...DL? Is it a 757 route? In the Summer that market is pretty big. A 757 would be like throwing away money. It's shocking to me that the 4rd largest economy in Europe can't support its own airline. Without AZ on the route (or in operation), my money is o...Jump to post
'Within the next 24 months'
A timeframe clearly chosen so people will conveniently forget he even said it.
[twoid][/twoid] Apart from the technical viability of this, WN is terrified of even trying Canada...never mind Western Europe. B6 has the inside track, and Southwest obviously cedes that point. Terrified of Canada? Pahleeze. By the end of 2017 we'll be 11 different countries. Why on earth would we &...Jump to post
Re: the BOS - CPH flights, I believe they're going to a 330 3x/week from the privatair 737. Which would represent an increase in capacity, right? Not sure what OP was referencing about BOS losing a lot of international capacity. Only other thing that comes to mind is EK going to 1x daily, but that ...Jump to post
[quote="klm617"]*DL BOS-JAX SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0Got to love it a non hub like Boston get's a nonstop to JAX and the second largest hub in their system DTW is still stuck on one daily RJ to JAX speaks volumes really.[/quote I guess the BOS folks pretty much have to take this whinin...Jump to post
Looks like another route for DL to snap up in Boston.Jump to post
All of that is to say - I see no plausible way that Delta could dump that much additional capacity into the BOS market without eroding yields. I don't, either. Ergo, 'fare sales.' And then retrenchment. Like the bottle of shampoo says, "Lather, rinse, repeat." We'll know things have gotte...Jump to post
I think I read that DL wants to pull their international flights back to Terminal A from E at Boston, and that the customs and immigration infrastructure with Massport's help is a sticking point (as it was in the 2000 timeframe when Terminal A was built for DL). This time around, in order to allevia...Jump to post
I appreciate the knowledge here on this forum. I pretty much rapidly concluded that since Boston was carrying more passengers on a daily basis than a single 77W could carry, the new single flight would likely end up being an A380. But I was simply considering people and not freight. And it seems as ...Jump to post
A couple wild cards: what will B6 eventually do transatlantic...something, or nothing? And then there's going to be the upcoming parade of 737MAX and A321LRs that will make Boston pretty attractive to European carriers since it's the first big city you hit coming west.Jump to post
BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS. The only...Jump to post
I think this means the A380 for Boston. From a cut in service you extrapolate to it must mean they are bringing the A380? I believe there is a difference between wanting something and thinking something might actually happen. (Not saying it won't, but this definitely doesn't make it look very likel...Jump to post
tlecam wrote:No surprise, but Emirates is dropping one of the BOS flights, along with cuts to LAX, SEA and reduction to 5x/week in Orlando and FLL.
rnav2dlrey wrote:not exactly an A380 (nor an antonov), but UA's 77W is currently en route to BOS for the first time. it'll return to SFO in the morning.
Why are the LATAM A359s not being flown to Boston or Philadelphia? Why are they limited to Europe? Are they not equipped with crest rest areas or something?Jump to post
JetBlue has the ear of Massport, which could make things 'difficult' for Frontier if JetBlue wished to call in some chips. Add the fact that Frontier departed Logan under questionable circumstances as noted quite correctly above. So if Frontier is looking for 'landing fee concessions' or 'free adver...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but why does BA use the A380 to BOS? Such a relatively short long-haul route. I thought BA preferred to have East Coast USA flights have as much frequency as possible, like JFK. I know there are already 4 flights to/from BOS but as one of them is an A380, would it not be better ...Jump to post
Lots of grumbling in Boston that the three A380 gates just opened were built using a curious design limiting the upper jetway useless unless a A380 is there. So far no sign that EK is planning to deviate from their 2x rotation of 77Ws. So it sure would make MASSPORT happy to see BA go year-round dai...Jump to post
The competitive landscape was different when these gates were conceived. Then, you could make a case for LH, AF, EK, and BA all using the A380 at Logan. So that part of the issue can be excused: Massport had a good reason to think the A380 would be more frequently used than it probably will be. As f...Jump to post
EK in my opinion has an unbalanced fleet. I'm not saying that they have too many 77W but that they have zero 787-ish planes with smaller capacities and long legs. It's a gap they have danced around the edges over yet have done nothing about.Jump to post
EK SEA-DXB MAY 2>1.7 JUN 2>1.7 Kinda silently waiting for something similar to happen at BOS. It would be a thought to collapse 2x 77W flights into one A380, but DXB-BOS is carrying too many passengers each day for that to happen. Maybe a smaller 77L For the morning and bigger 77W at night is the ri...Jump to post