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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5904

Re: JetBlue First Quarter Results 2018

With LCCs on both sides of the pond chattering about TATL over the past few years, I’m glad the ‘first mover’ advantage will be us (B6) rather than them (Ryanair). In fact, I get the sense that Ryanair (as is their custom) does a lot of chirping until they’re called out on it.

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14121

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

Boston was supposed to get the A380 this summer (I heard) but pulled it. Not sure if the reason was staffing, that cargo capacity is better on the 77W, or if demand on the route still isn’t that great. I thought STC was boasting about the U.S. routes ‘bouncing back.’

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by chrisnh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

So here’s a question for the group. I’ve never had an ‘airline’ credit card but am down here in Tampa with a work colleague who sings the praises of his JetBlue Plus card. Since my wife and I are contemplating buying a home along the southern Gulf Coast of Florida, this intrigues me. With a critical...

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by chrisnh
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3011

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

In 1995 I did the ORD-NRT flight on N624US as a continuation of same-flight-number Flight 5 from Boston.

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by chrisnh
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree. I can’t come up with 75 more flights, which unrealistically presumes the 125 they’ve got now won’t suffer any attrition.

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by chrisnh
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 29510

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

If B6 does go ahead and launch BOS—>Europe, two questions: Do they get their feet wet/teething problems by starting in the off-season, or do they debut in the peak season? Flights to/from Ireland mean that they can use their own gates at BOS and not have to worry about Terminal E. But are there gate...

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8150

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Similarly with BOS. I’m not aware of how B6 does there but for years, BOS wasn’t targeted by legacies for expansion because it wasn’t a business opportunity! I don’t see evidence AA and DL are jostling to add capacity there. At least for B6, Boston is very profitable for them. They have really good...

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8150

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Themotionman wrote:
The only chance of that happening is if DP goes away which is not happening any time soon.

BOS is finished no matter what.


I sure hope so. AA is squatting on BOS assets that others could make MUCH better use of. Let it be soon.

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106848

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Romeo9408 wrote:
So the plane landed, one person was injured, and everyone else is ok. Flight crew are trained to execute emergency landings. It's part of their job.


Yeah...you wanna walk that back now? :roll:

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 10821

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

AA is going to Worcester not because it’s a great station, but to stroke Massport for some favorable treatment at Logan (which is the only reason B6 is there).

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

EI ditching SNN for the winter caught me by surprise...but at the same time, it didn’t. Still, that move sure is a tradition-breaker. And a slight hit to our passenger numbers.

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping LGW - OAK
Replies: 9
Views: 2495

Re: BA dropping LGW - OAK

Semantics aside, the route is a laggard in the whole scheme of things.

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13235

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Can this plane do the Boston run that the A330 is way too big for?

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN Ops 4/9/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: LH DEN Ops 4/9/18

An unusual sight at Boston remote parking had a BA A380, an Air Force C-17, and a LH 748 all side by side.

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 431
Views: 33457

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I tried listening on LiveATC but when I tuned into the AUS tower frequency I never heard him. Captain Scott Bateman flew today’s flight. He’s very prolific on Twitter under the handle @Jumbo747Pilot. I’m sure he’ll have something to show or say.

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Longhaul fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 1878

BA Longhaul fleet

Although sporadic or seasonal and not at all consistent, BOS gets:
> 747-400
> A380
> 777-200ER
> 777-200
> 777-300ER
> 787-9

Is there any other city on the BA map that also sees all six?

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by chrisnh
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4105

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

I remember PTP/FDF were big busts out of Boston, too. I’ve heard it’s a fiercely expensive area to visit, so big whoop if you save some coin just getting there.

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine
Replies: 39
Views: 4477

Re: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine

Portland is very seasonal. Or, perhaps more accurately, MORE seasonal than some other New England stations. Hence the termination of service in the fall. But no airline would go through the startup rigmarole just to shut it down months later. I think this is a message to PWM: "Fill our planes p...

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines Thread (Route network, venturous projects and innovations)
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: Hainan Airlines Thread (Route network, venturous projects and innovations)

I believe they’re doing well in Boston with their two flights. I don’t know if government regulations prevent any growth beyond that, though. But years before the 787 became a real thing, Hainan expressed a desire to serve BOS.

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

These are good points. One thing that would hurt both QR and EK at Boston would be any direct flights to India. That’s always been a wish or hope for Massport, but it doesn’t seem as though any Indian flag carriers have the enthusiasm to do such a thing. The tag-on idea has merit and there are a han...

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

You are the person who thinks Detroit should get every airline everywhere, right? So I guess the 'How Can You Even Say That?' retort ought to boomerang right back at you. :lol: Don't Feed the Trolls Oh, c'mon. We need to let them know their hyper-partisanship is on display, right? :lol: :rotfl:

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

We might not be hearing about cancelled flights due to crew shortages, but we ARE hearing about planes being parked. The cause-and-effect is still the same: More planes than drivers. As for Boston being 'A380-worthy,' I think ONLY at 1x a day it would be. Recall, Boston was doing very well with the...

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the largest civilian aircraft to visit PWM?
Replies: 20
Views: 2688

Re: What is the largest civilian aircraft to visit PWM?

A private 767-200 used to make regular appearances at PWM. Mostly white with some gray, as I recall. FE has used the A300, at one point on a short hop from BOS or MHT during the peak season.

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

We might not be hearing about cancelled flights due to crew shortages, but we ARE hearing about planes being parked. The cause-and-effect is still the same: More planes than drivers. As for Boston being 'A380-worthy,' I think ONLY at 1x a day it would be. Recall, Boston was doing very well with the...

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by chrisnh
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

We might not be hearing about cancelled flights due to crew shortages, but we ARE hearing about planes being parked. The cause-and-effect is still the same: More planes than drivers. As for Boston being 'A380-worthy,' I think ONLY at 1x a day it would be. Recall, Boston was doing very well with the ...

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by chrisnh
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

I don’t doubt for a moment EK’s shrewdness when it comes to ‘numbers.’ Smart people everywhere. But this small scale back flies in the face of Clark saying quite publicly and multiple times that he was on the cusp of reinstating what he pulled back last year. Instead, he’s mostly gone the other way ...

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

I also read somewhere that EK is adding DXB-LHR-BOS (1-stop flight), though I wouldn't be surprised if this is also a joke. This was an April Fools joke. As a BOS observer I’m inclined to think one 77W is all the market can handle, until such time that their smaller planes enter the fleet. One 77W ...

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

Was it dated last year? EK did reduce MCO, FLL, etc but everything is back to at least daily now. The second dailies to BOS/SEA/LAX are not back however. This one is correct. I believed that they will just changed the aircraft? Last year's reduction: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlinerout...

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

No, it’s dated tomorrow. Insiders at BOS were led to understand that the A380 would come to Boston beginning in June, but those plans have been scrapped. And with this, one can conclude (or at least theorize) that U.S. business isn’t ‘rebounding’ as Clark earlier boasted.

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Coincidentally or not, EK is pulling back FLL, MCO, SEA with a mix of fewer flights or smaller planes.

EK CEO was boasting about business rebounding but that seems not to be happening.

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15157

EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

I suppose that dated April 1 it could be a joke. But RoutesOnline is noting upcoming REDUCTIONS in service to Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Seattle through a mix of fewer weekly flights or plane-size changes (the 77L for Seattle). This, after the CEO was boasting about being eager to reinstate service...

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by chrisnh
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

styles9002 wrote:
airbazar wrote:
bagoldex wrote:
While only one season, Delsey Airlines (AKA VG Airlines) flew BOS-BRU in 2002 with scheduled service on the A330.


Then there are fossils like me who remember when Braniff flew the Big Orange Pumpkin to BRU on certain days of the week :lol:

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by chrisnh
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown
Replies: 45
Views: 3688

Re: Domestic US Routes You're Surprised Aren't Flown

BOS-SAT has big enough OD numbers yet isn’t flown and hasn’t been. Flying to AUS just to get to SAT is not a fun drive on 35.

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by chrisnh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Understandable, and from a logistical point of view you’re absolutely right. I am just curious as to whether they can have decent enough load factors with that big of an upgauge (although I plead ignorance to knowing the pax difference between LH’s A359 and 388.) According to seatguru (not a perfec...

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by chrisnh
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I know that's an easy bet to make but man, as of now LH has a lot of idle time in their MUC-based A380 fleet and it doesn't get any more low risk than a short MUC-BOS turn to improve aircraft utilization. Understandable, and from a logistical point of view you’re absolutely right. I am just curious...

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by chrisnh
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The BA A380 appears on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays which is a curious trio of days but it's the same as last summer. More seats overall because on those days they still field four flights whereas they only flew three on those days last season. The second carrier (if there will be one) has to be EK...

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by chrisnh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment

Big-Deal Local TeeVee Nooze. "We'll have the all important forecast...NEXT! After these nineteen commercials that will allow us all to buy new spinners for our Hummers."

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by chrisnh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

One way for Amazon to knock Boston dead with one punch is to demand something it can’t supply: one million sf.

My bet is on the VA/D.C. area because if there one thing the big A needs is lobbyists and quick access to government. Besides, they can provide that kind of space.

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by chrisnh
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Is this viable? EK sticks with one daily, and makes it the A380. Then, they add a 777 Sky Cargo leg at Boston that starts in some other city before heading overseas. The A380 isn’t admired for its cargo capacity and this would be a way to serve the demand upstairs and downstairs.

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by chrisnh
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone know when the Royal Jordanian will be departing from BOS? and why it diverted to BOS? Not sure why it came, but it was a fairly quick stop. More talk today of the second a380 today. It's coming, and sooner than I thought. Interestingly, no official announcement yet though. People here w...

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by chrisnh
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The DL flight to LAS is an odd one to me. I honestly don’t much about the LAS market, but my assumption is that it’s largely leisure travel. The average fares don’t seem too high. It just seems like there are better things Delta could do with a 738. On the other hand, it’s probably a dot they have ...

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by chrisnh
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked
Replies: 22
Views: 2958

Re: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked

Anecdotally I've read from a BA A380 Captain that BOS is a tough airport to maneuver around. So it's more than getting gates ready. I don't think demand at Logan can support one A380 plus a 77W. That's too many seats. But one A380 makes sense, and add a smaller plane for the 2nd once they get them....

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by chrisnh
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked
Replies: 22
Views: 2958

Re: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked

Anecdotally I've read from a BA A380 Captain that BOS is a tough airport to maneuver around. So it's more than getting gates ready. I don't think demand at Logan can support one A380 plus a 77W. That's too many seats. But one A380 makes sense, and add a smaller plane for the 2nd once they get them. ...

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by chrisnh
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Is DL in a position, with their A359, to pick up China if HU waved the white flag?

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by chrisnh
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Speaking of 'teetering,' hasn't AZ been in that position for awhile now? And no one is worrying that much about them leaving Boston. Is HU a different situation?

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by chrisnh
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I have to say that Bos-Chengdu is one of the more bizarre routes I've ever heard of. Second-tier city to second-tier city. No-name airline. Who's the market for this route? I agree that this could be one of those routes ‘That Won’t Return in 2019.’ But I’m basing that on nothing more than the discu...

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by chrisnh
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8505

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

If it’s 12:30 tomorrow it’s probably to announce that all northeast stations are closed with the 18” of snow on the way.

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by chrisnh
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Yes! And also you will notice that on the A380 days this summer there are four flights, whereas last year those days were 3x.

And indeed, more 777s this summer than 744s.

So as for seat counts 2018 v. 2017 I guess it nearly all washes out.

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by chrisnh
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 731
Views: 58588

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With regards to the whispers about a second A380 coming this summer, I am somewhat skeptical. It would be awesome, but I feel like something would have been announced by now...aren't summer schedules usually out by now? I may be totally off base, but we did already know about BA bringing the A380 l...

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