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by chrisnh
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Sorry if this has an obvious answer, but here’s my question: When B6 eventually gets the necessary planes and begins tagging routes, will any of the European countries throw up obstacles to prevent or delay the commencement of service?

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by chrisnh
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 57
Views: 11326

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

Plus, those A321s are dropping into Bangor, Maine because they don’t have the legs to do the route without that stop.

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by chrisnh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 169
Views: 23139

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

The 797 is so far off into the future that everyone will forget they even said this.

PR posturing.

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by chrisnh
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

NickolayAv wrote:
Wow, the Terminal E rendering looks amazing. Is it known when they will be allowed to start construction?

Probably once the residents in East Boston put down their signs and pitchforks.

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by chrisnh
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

iyerhari wrote:
The article also states the addition of 6 new gates to be completed only by 2022.


This will be AWESOME rolling through it in the wheelchair I'll most certainly have by then :lol: :lol: :hyper:

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by chrisnh
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Flying out of BOS this morning and just saw the morning BA BOS-LHR depart. Was a 744, though I know they’ve operated the 772 & 789 as well. How does this flight do overall for loads? Does the fact it’s a 744 in winter mean it’s typically a busy flight? I've been on that morning flight three tim...

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by chrisnh
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5054

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

shamrock350 wrote:

The third A330 is still rumoured as a "spare" because Aer Lingus no longer want their peak summer fleet stretched so much and to avoid disruption should one aircraft go tech. It'll only be around for four months.


The whole Omni 767-200 thing at Boston was never really a good look.

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by chrisnh
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I have been hearing a little about some unknown (to me, anyway) Chinese airline planning to fly to Boston starting this May using A350s presumably. Is this a real thing?

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by chrisnh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wasn’t aware that the gap in seat counts between the two was that slim, so thank you! On the other hand, all the discussions about A380s at Logan suggested that AF would be one of around three carriers to use it. It is pretty amazing how the landscape has changed.

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by chrisnh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It appears that AF is sticking with the 787-9 well into June, and I’m not clear that it is paired with a second daily during this time. To me it says that they are hemorrhaging traffic to others, to the surprise of no one.

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by chrisnh
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193140

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I thought I saw a photo of it in Hamburg where yellow has in fact been added. Was I dreaming that?

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by chrisnh
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

AF might just stick with one daily at this rate, and make it a 77W for summer and a 789 for winter.

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by chrisnh
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS
Replies: 117
Views: 14829

Re: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS

I think that the EK A380 being pulled from JFK is going to show up at BOS. Just a hunch.

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by chrisnh
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

In my own opinion only, rail is talked about when there are federal dollars for ‘studies.’ That’s all that ever happens; federal dollars for rail studies become available and everyone hyperventilates. It’s like Groundhog Day. The Airport Director was probably shown the door while allowing his exit t...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Emirates makes turn-on-a-dime equipment changes, sometimes only a month or two before it occurs. So they’re obviously #2. BA shows no signs of deviating from the 3x weekly from last summer.

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by chrisnh
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super bowl LII flights
Replies: 40
Views: 6194

Re: Super bowl LII flights

I would imagine that the Pats will use both of their 763s.

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by chrisnh
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

They have to make the A321neoLR order official first. However, D8 choosing PVD was a gift to B6 if they choose to go transatlantic. With the USA feed B6 could easily pull off EDI from BOS and get MINT buyers up front. I wonder if they wanted to be the first mover on STN too. Trains to Liverpool Sta...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6883

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

Austin is in the running and wouldn't be surprised if Austin is chosen. Even amazes me how much and how fast Austin Airport is growing. I've never been but Austin looks like a gorgeous city. I wonder if the lack of interstate highway access is going to hurt their chances. But I do think it will be ...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6883

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

As in Boston has the edge in this competition. Though cost of living ain’t cheap. On top of the expensive cost of living, the location that Boston proposed is absolutely horrendous. Landlocked in a very densely populated residential neighborhood without easy access to any highway and very poor publ...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15900

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

I assume the aircraft upgrade they hint at would be EI to an A330? (An A321neoLR wouldn't be considered an upgrade, would it?) The flight has been going out heavy...often sold out or with just a few open single seats. Could eventually be an A350 on certain days is my guess. Not a chance it goes to ...

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by chrisnh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

According to an Ireland wagering site, Boston sits only behind Atlanta and Austin to land Amazon. Both front runners sit at 3:1 with Boston at 7:1. Seen nowhere on the list are places like Raleigh or Charlotte, both of which I’d put above Boston. But...that’s why I stay home when my wife goes to Fox...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5813

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

It's amazing how much service in/out of KEF has happened over the last couple years. Is there a consensus one way or the other on whether KEF can handle all of this? I’m talking not about handling the planes, but rather the indoor infrastructure such as check-in, security, gates and seating areas, ...

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by chrisnh
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13700

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

Concorde found stripped at LHR Haha, like they just found it there. And if her condition is surprising! It`s sad, yes. But it`s very old "news". Hoping for a respectful solution for this frame. No Tax On Rotax It’s a clickbait article, used by Noozepapers as a way to force you to watch do...

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by chrisnh
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW to BDL
Replies: 36
Views: 4368

Re: Rumor: WW to BDL

I operate the Dash 8 into BDL from YYZ quite a bit. The first time I flew there, I was very surprised to see Aer Lingus there. I didn't think there would be enough demand for direct European flights. American airports do surprise me from time to time :) Lacking any kind of financial incentive, I do...

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by chrisnh
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12840

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I doubt it's much of a challenge, as I doubt it's much of a realistic prospect. At this point, the primary - I'd say only - plausible prospect for a Delta flight from BOS to Asia isn't really a Delta flight at all but rather a daily Korean flight BOS-ICN as part of the transpacific JV. I agree. KE w...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12840

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I understand your point, but BOS was woefully underserved by the US carriers for years. The international expansion, largely by foreign carriers, leads me to believe that there has been a certain amount of missed opportunities. That was my point, yes. Hainan, JAL, and Cathay are doing a booming bus...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12840

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I’m puzzled as to why DL doesn’t leap on some of the unserved Boston-Asia markets like Korea, while everyone twiddles their thumbs over whether KE will or won’t come back. No one necessarily wants to (or even needs to) be routed through a place like DTW or MSP.

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by chrisnh
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A350 coming to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: QR A350 coming to ATL

It’s good to see that QR got over its petulance with Airbus and the A350 to take more of them. For a brief while they switched the BOS flight to a 787-8 but over a month ago went back to the A359.

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by chrisnh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21929

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

What’s the aircraft shortage that is causing the Titan 763 to be put on the Boston route the past few days?

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by chrisnh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think you meant BOS-MSP is 6 daily instead of 6 weekly. Another uptick comes with BA operating 4x on the three A380 Days whereas it was only 3x last year. The number of BOS-London seats continues to climb. Actually I just went back and looked at the original post on airlineroute.net the lie-flat ...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 25300

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think you meant BOS-MSP is 6 daily instead of 6 weekly. Another uptick comes with BA operating 4x on the three A380 Days whereas it was only 3x last year. The number of BOS-London seats continues to climb.

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by chrisnh
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19364

Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

Are there any transatlantic flights to Greece any more? I know the financial crisis a few years back swallowed up Olympic, but unless I have missed something no other airlines have taken up the slack. Is DL doing any flights to Greece? Has this country turned into the proverbial 'Cant-Get There-From...

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by chrisnh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19609

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

The number of people who want a 'prestige' experience is dwarfed by the number of folks who 'Just Want To Get There.'

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by chrisnh
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

Sort of worrisome to me, but last week I had a trip to New Orleans and I flew MHT-TPA on the southbound trip and then MDW-MHT on the return. Both flights were about 60% full.

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by chrisnh
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?
Replies: 69
Views: 7300

Re: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?

Hawaii is an expensive destination once you arrive there. Vacationers have budgets and they realize that to make it all work, the air fare has to be cheap since all the other dollars are getting vacuumed up with hotels, meals, tours, and so on.

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by chrisnh
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43797

Re: Power outage in ATL

Reports are that Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad may all chip in...as a sort of ‘Thank You’ to whomever caused the blackout. :lol:

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by chrisnh
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

I will say that last week flying through MHT that the folks there have really added splashes of color and a New England landscape motif throughout. Very appealing. Also, the glaring white backdrops behind the unused counters have given way to colorful designs and signage. So kudos to them for that. ...

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by chrisnh
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities
Replies: 42
Views: 3561

Re: 2018 KMHT Growth opportunities

I used to be ‘unabashed’ like you, but as a business traveler I go where the flight flexibility is in my favor should something go wrong on either leg of my journey. My trip to New Orleans last week was an exception because Southwest gave me options to choose from (I flew MHT-TPA-MSY-MDW-MHT). But o...

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by chrisnh
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-AMS
Replies: 80
Views: 15642

Re: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-

If SAS weren’t flying an A330 to Boston would DY have cut back? Or do the two not have anything to do with each other?

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by chrisnh
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 82050

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

How do you folks feel NOLA does with crowds? I was at the AGU conference and last night everyone was trying to get out of Dodge. The conference drew around 25,000. The lines to check in and to get through TSA were very long, but OK there (thank you, ‘TSA PRE’). What I found troubling was that the fo...

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by chrisnh
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35508

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Siren wrote:
Is it possible to repair that sort of damage? In theory, I think it is?


In looking at the exterior photos I’d have agreed (“it’ll buff right out!”) but that photo of the interior suggests otherwise.

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by chrisnh
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian in Boston
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Scandinavian in Boston

I know the 737-700 gave way to the A330/A340 on this route and was wondering how it’s doing with such a large increase in aircraft size.

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by chrisnh
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20438

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

:roll: It’s a good thing this ‘Never-Lose-Money-Again’ airline has a lot of it :roll:

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by chrisnh
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 25052

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

People who built the pyramids: “Ummm...you’re doing it wrong.”

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by chrisnh
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?
Replies: 20
Views: 10550

Re: Why is EK retiring fairly-new 77W's?

EK would never admit it themselves, but in my opinion they have one of the worst fleet mixes imaginable. Too many planes they don’t need and very few (or none) of the planes they do.

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 8937

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

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...

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by chrisnh
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?

One thing I notice about EK is that they aren’t shy about making switches and changes with much less notice than other carriers typically would.

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?
Replies: 3
Views: 979

EK ‘supposedly’ adding back U.S. capacity?

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?

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27253

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

This is a silly question, but here goes: why doesn’t the newest A330 -GAJ ever come to Boston? I was looking at the flight history of it and it shows up everywhere else.

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4140

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

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 ‘...

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