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by chrisnh
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Another possible issue in the winter is snowbank height along the taxiways. Logan has been described as challenging by BA A380 Guys so I can only imagine that snowbanks exacerbate that.

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

It's also interesting that EK chose a Saturday for this test, neatly avoiding Friday+Sunday+Monday when BA brings theirs.

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

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...

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by chrisnh
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

What does BA do with theirs? That one is at BOS for about six hours.

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by chrisnh
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

EK dropped a pretty penny to help make the infrastructure grand there. You’d think Massport could acquiesce here.

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 77
Views: 8208

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

If MHT weren’t so close to BOS I could see something happening. On a trial basis they’ve tried a A319 to CLT though

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Apparently EK will use the A380 on June 23.

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by chrisnh
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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.

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by chrisnh
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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 ...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31526

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Kind of worrisome that BOS is going to be one of the ‘disgruntled destinations.’ Certain peak times notwithstanding, EK struggles to hit 80%LF and now the microscope on the route will be even more focused. Joy.

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by chrisnh
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight
Replies: 24
Views: 2465

Re: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight

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...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

When I think of a ‘Hub,’ I ask, “Do they fly planes in all four directions from that city.” I think the aforementioned push into Western Europe by JetBlue will definitely transition Boston from ‘focus city’ to ‘hub.’ (Canada notwithstanding).

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by chrisnh
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Middle East down; I see no reason or optimism for EK to add a second flight or even to go to the A380. As for Central America, planes need to be bigger.

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by chrisnh
Thu May 31, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Fri May 25, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Which region likely has the most profitable flights out of Boston...those going to Asia, those going to the Middle East, those going to Europe, or those going to South America?

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by chrisnh
Wed May 23, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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?


It can only happen if WN takes flights from MHT and gives them to PWM. LF first 2 months this year: MHT 81+%, PWM 79+%

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by chrisnh
Tue May 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4912

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

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...

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by chrisnh
Tue May 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4500

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

"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 :roll: :roll: :roll:

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by chrisnh
Mon May 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22289

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

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...

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by chrisnh
Mon May 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Sun May 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19149

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Can either of these airlines just ‘go’ to Canada on their say-so, or do Canadian authorities need to approve any services with restrictions (Obviously to protect their own flag-carriers)?

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by chrisnh
Sun May 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 19149

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Thu May 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 13778

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

The SAT thing HAS to be 'Boston.' Why else use the word 'Historic?'

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by chrisnh
Thu May 17, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9897

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

You don’t drop the word ‘Historic’ if you don’t mean ‘Boston.’

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by chrisnh
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 42
Views: 11273

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

UA444 wrote:
Maybe they’ll paint Brady getting stripped sacked in the Super bowl on the tail.


Or Donny McNabb throwing up that other time these two teams faced each other. The Boy never was the same.

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by chrisnh
Thu May 17, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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.

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by chrisnh
Wed May 16, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS
Replies: 29
Views: 4999

Re: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS

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.

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by chrisnh
Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 25672

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Mon May 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The truth is that none of Amazon's short-list cities are 'good' when it comes to traffic woes. 'Boston' could end up being a huge parcel alongside Route 495 somewhere. But the airline maneuvering in BOS might be DL and B6 thinking we've won it. Just my $0.02.

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by chrisnh
Mon May 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Another factor could be Amazon HQ2. Some smarties are saying That Boston and D.C. are neck and neck to win this prize, and the posturing by airlines is happening ahead of that announcement.

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by chrisnh
Mon May 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Mon May 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I recall when WN tried and miserably failed at 'BOS' - PHL (MHT/PVD/BOS), because all they had were 'big' 737s. That's where DL's CRJ-900s will succeed where those 737s did not.

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by chrisnh
Mon May 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5288

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

LAX772LR wrote:
chrisnh wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
BA had several missed opportunities, 787 is not one of those.

Emirates walks away with the prize there. :roll:

How? ...they just ordered 40 of them.


Yes...’Just’...years after everyone else did. :roll:

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by chrisnh
Mon May 14, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5288

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

dtw2hyd wrote:
BA had several missed opportunities, 787 is not one of those.


Emirates walks away with the prize there. :roll:

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by chrisnh
Sun May 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14000

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

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...

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by chrisnh
Sun May 13, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7140

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

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 ...

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by chrisnh
Sun May 13, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5638

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

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 approve.

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by chrisnh
Wed May 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?

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?

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by chrisnh
Wed May 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4984

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

As JetBlue fleshes out BOS (MEX and HAV upcoming), I hope EK brings its second flight back. The A380 was supposed to have been at BOS this summer but they pulled back for some reason.

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by chrisnh
Tue May 08, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue plans move of MEX slots from LAX to BOS&JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 3869

Re: JetBlue plans move of MEX slots from LAX to BOS&JFK

I wonder if the additional service from B6 at Logan will hasten the return of EK’s second DXB-BOS non-stop.

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by chrisnh
Sat May 05, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

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.

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by chrisnh
Thu May 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 177
Views: 27826

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

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.

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by chrisnh
Wed May 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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...

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by chrisnh
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1000
Views: 82348

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The 787-10 seems likely since it is designed for shorter, high density runs like BOS/JFK/IAD.

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