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by chrisnh
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

You managed to contradict your previous points and prove my previous points here. MHT as it relates to its market is at a significant disadvantage because of traffic and key demographics proximity to logan. For the very situation you described, how is that the fault of MHT management? Like I said b...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 3832

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

This sounds like the kind of family that would toss its own banana peels onto the floor of a supermarket produce section.

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Not only that, but the top guy at MHT is pulling down the top salary of all 'governmental' positions in Manchester. Even the dog catcher can show year-over-year gains. It's entirely unacceptable when your salary points up while your performance points down. I'm glad my tax dollars aren't funding thi...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

In Chris' defense, I've been around a.net long enough to know how much he patronized MHT in the past and only started using BOS when the airlines stopped offering the service he needed. He didn't leave MHT. MHT left him. That's really it. Here's my take on the subject, sent to the Union Leader: In ...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8220

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

I wonder whether 'Boston' means Logan or another nearby airport. Providence has been on a roll while Manchester (MHT) to the north has done nothing despite long runways and a beautiful terminal. I just checked with a dummy booking and it's coded as BOS, so it looks like it's actually Logan. for BHX...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8220

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

I wonder whether 'Boston' means Logan or another nearby airport. Providence has been on a roll while Manchester (MHT) to the north has done nothing despite long runways and a beautiful terminal.

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I don't know what the bond ratings are for MHT. They have to be mediocre given that MHT has to pay those bonds back with fewer dollars coming in from parking, landing fees, concessions, and the like. The sad-but-funny story soon will be the A319 that AA will fly between MHT-CLT. Officials will no do...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

So F9 announces a mind boggling expansion "TO 90 PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION" and still no service to/from MHT. Who's getting fired over there? I hope everyone. Long gone are the days of flying on full UA 757s into and out of there, and I have several of them to my credit. US A321s bet...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

That press release is really nice, and comments that Boston is the fourth U.S. airport to get a dedicated Emirates lounge (JFK, SFO, and LAX are the other three). Curiously, the press release blatantly notes the second daily flight to Boston which Emirates no longer has. :shock:

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by chrisnh
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 15641

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

I think the Boston route is doing very well with the 787-9 and perhaps, once the A350 comes along, a switch might be made. I realize years away, though.

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Hopefully EK resumes the 2nd flight or starts the A380 jumbo to Logan. Until they manage to consistently top 90% on their single 77W each day, I think it will stay that way. But the folks at EK are seeing an upward trend and the laptop thing has gone away apparently. While we see backwards, they se...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 6496

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

What about TWA's 747SP with the 'Spirit of Boston' on the nose? Did it do a LAX-BOS-Rome routing? I know it didn't last long but it was in the mix.

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by chrisnh
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?
Replies: 19
Views: 3629

Re: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?

If their strategy is to buy towards the end of a product lifecycle then what prompted them to order the A380? Sure, it got cancelled. But it got ordered nonetheless.

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by chrisnh
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Existing space in BOS Terminal A (Delta) to host CBP?
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Existing space in BOS Terminal A (Delta) to host CBP?

Way back when, Massport likely said 'No' because there was supposedly enough room at E for anything that DL might have wished to do at A. But look at all the new carriers at Logan, all pinching DL. So in my view, Massport kind of 'owes' DL because they are the only domestic carrier showing a decent ...

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by chrisnh
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9139

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

MHT (Manchester,NH) if the imbeciles running the place could realize that this new breed of airliners in upon us and that having a Customs/Immigration infrastructure is a necessary prerequisite to any service possibilities. But instead, this great airport 50 miles from Boston is ignored in favor of ...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22484

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

QR flies an A350 every day to Boston and I can't recall a flight ever being cancelled or replaced by a different aircraft. So it's not as though the A350 is some sort of 'dispatch nightmare.' What's the crux of their unhappiness with it?

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by chrisnh
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4313

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

I was originally thinking that Norwegian would push AA out of the BOS-CDG market, given that (in my view) there are more than enough seats in that market already. But OTOH AA is a whole different product than Norwegian, catering to a different crowd. People who favor AA may not care that the route i...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

However, I think B6 should jump on routes like SDF and SAT first considering SAT, for example, has no service to BOS and has around 150 PDEW... This I agree with, although with SAT being an hour south of AUS, a lot of folks are going that route and driving and frankly B6's single daily is horrid fo...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

airway1 wrote:
So DY to Paris yet more competition on this route. I wonder who will be forced to drop out.


AA obviously. To them Boston is more of an 'obligation' than a 'want.'

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by chrisnh
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 23757

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

Is there enough demand to/from Boston for someone to do it non-stop?

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by chrisnh
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 13970

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOaVZtbSuQc

Best live song ever.
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RandWkop wrote:
747 flying over the stadium as streets kicks off:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOaVZtbSuQc

Best live song ever.

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by chrisnh
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

As the 747 approaches its sunset years I thought I'd post a list from my recollection. I'm sure I've missed some: Current: • 748i – LH • 744 – BA Former -100/-200 • American • United • Braniff • Aer Lingus • Northwest • British Airways • Pan Am • TWA • Air France • Lufthansa Former -300 • Swissair ...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 8619

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

I understand that this year has seen a number of strikes already from so-called mixed fleet crews at British Airways. What are those mixed fleet crews? What is different about them from other crews? And why are they on strike? BA Mixed Fleet are the crew that operate the core fleet at London Heathr...

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by chrisnh
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

clrd4t8koff wrote:
georgiabill wrote:
You missed Iran Air, Iberia and Air China has both the 744 and 748. Korean has the 748 also


I believe he was only listing airlines that once had scheduled 747 service to BOS.


Right. A list having all the diversions or subs would be about triple what I posted.

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by chrisnh
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

As the 747 approaches its sunset years I thought I'd post a list from my recollection. I'm sure I've missed some: Current: • 748i – LH • 744 – BA Former -100/-200 • American • United • Braniff • Aer Lingus • Northwest • British Airways • Pan Am • TWA • Air France • Lufthansa Former -300 • Swissair ...

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by chrisnh
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

As the 747 approaches its sunset years I thought I'd post a list from my recollection. I'm sure I've missed some: Current: • 748i – LH • 744 – BA Former -100/-200 • American • United • Braniff • Aer Lingus • Northwest • British Airways • Pan Am • TWA • Air France • Lufthansa Former -300 • Swissair F...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Dropped my father tonight EK 238 BOS to DXB - completely sold out flight - they were offering business class if anyone was willing to relinquish their eco seats or a round trip free ticket based on preference. Long line for boarding pass and almost 95% to India. Extremely busy terminal and driven b...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 8458

Re: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft

Why do these still have all-white tails?

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by chrisnh
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can you tell 737MAX flights in WN sched?
Replies: 9
Views: 2248

How can you tell 737MAX flights in WN sched?

I don't believe WN delineates among the various 737 types in their timetable, so is there any way to look ahead and see which flights will get the new 737MAX? I think I heard someone say that one or both of the MHT-MDW flights would use the new type, although I'm not sure how they'd be able to figur...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 70
Views: 15762

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

On the other hand, how does 67 new deliveries in a year stack up in history? 87 retirements also is the total for this year. This all per the press release about last year's results. A net reduction of 20 planes is a strong indication that the expected station closures will become reality by year e...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Is there any way to break down the percentage of passengers flying BOS-SFO who are connecting from or to other Asia-Pac destinations? Obviously Hawaii is a big one, maybe Australia/NZ. That seems to be a way for UA to hold onto share even in the face of DL marching in. DL and all the others can get ...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Plus, DL can do something with those passengers coming in from SFO that UA can't. Granted, no one is going to go through Boston to get to LHR or CDG, or maybe even AMS. But DL has more of a 'meshed network' at Logan than UA does (or likely ever will).

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I wonder where DL1 is pulling passengers from on BOS-SFO. With UA upping its offering, B6 adding another frequency, and AS eventually introducing a new FC product, this market is certainly heating up. Interestingly, B6 is selling walk-up seats at $899-$1149, which is a higher range than BOS-LAX -- ...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Pla ... 27823.html


If was an A310 but good job by NBC Boston by only being off by 10 :lol:
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tysmith95 wrote:
An Azores Airlines a320 drifted off a runway and struck two taxiway lights today.

http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Pla ... 27823.html


If was an A310 but good job by NBC Boston by only being off by 10 :lol:

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by chrisnh
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

These numbers are for the entire year of 2016? So for example, for 2016 BOS-HKG had an average load factor of 90.2%? Correct and this is why CX finally went daily and i hope hope hope that DY can find the extra frequencies to get LGW to daily too. DXB-->Considering this on a one-way basis (either i...

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by chrisnh
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

DXB-->Considering this on a one-way basis (either inbound or outbound) 2x 77W's provided a total of 708 seats daily. 71% means 502 people. Now they're probably around 90% of 354 available seats, or about 318 seats occupied. That's a drop of around 40%, and certainly not a result of a 'laptop ban.' T...

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by chrisnh
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18919

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

So, with reference to Commavia's post noting the "... Eight Consecutive Scheduling Seasons ....", what does happen with DL closing the route in six seasons? Does the slot indeed revert to AA? I was surprised to see just now that AA has two non-stops, plus the BA non-stop. Would AA want it...

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18919

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

The Boston flight on a 767-300 doesn't do well either, but there are a lot more seats BOS-LHR than PHL-LHR. But I hear that the front of the plane somewhat pays for the weakness in the back.

Maybe they'll have that plane do Boston-Italy with the expectation that Alitalia goes away.

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48529

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Does this increase or lessen the chances that SOMEONE will do BOS nonstop (since Korean used to be there and DL is flexing its muscles at Logan).

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by chrisnh
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 52
Views: 9021

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

The drop in LHR to BOS and others is probably due to new flights by Norwegian into Gatwick. BOS-LHR has seen a decrease each year over the last few years. I think you can chalk that up to the increase in service to Europe from BOS and also the arrival of EK. EK has been cutting into the number of p...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes
Replies: 14
Views: 4581

Re: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes

makes me wonder what was the load factor on each individual flight when these routes were daily double? I think when BOS was double-daily they were in the high 70's across both flights. Maybe the nighttime one was in the 90s and the morning one in the high 60s or thereabouts. But the night flight t...

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by chrisnh
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes
Replies: 14
Views: 4581

Re: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes

but I think the day the electronic ban is lifted we will see few of the flights going back. I agree. The laptop ban makes for a convenient scapegoat; EK was mediocre in BOS with its two daily 77Ws. Lacking smaller frames, they just had a problem with too many seats chasing too little demand (which ...

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by chrisnh
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017
Replies: 202
Views: 22548

Re: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017

Whenever I look at the fare sales offered by WN, Boston has a long list of destinations and MHT is hardly ever on it. To me (right or wrong) that says BOS needs to entice passengers while MHT doesn't. I wish WN would do more east-west flying from MHT so wintertime connections to the west coast would...

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by chrisnh
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasty NYC weather: Lots of diversions to BOS (and others)
Replies: 28
Views: 4784

Re: Nasty NYC weather: Lots of diversions to BOS (and others)

Bangor might have made sense but the storms were marching in their direction and planes might have been worse off there. Same with MHT. Listening to the radio chatter the controllers were asking each flight whether they were a diversion. In the majority of cases planes that were had to sit and stew....

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Since debuting here back in March, has the BA A380 come in or gone out full?

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by chrisnh
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The shame that is KEF
Replies: 19
Views: 3623

Re: The shame that is KEF

A 'first look' for arriving passengers matters, even though many say it shouldn't. KEF has encountered a situation where the rise in traffic outpaced the improvement in the infrastructure. In some ways our home airport in Boston is suffering a similar fate where the 'gold rush' of international airl...

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by chrisnh
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 7650

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Varsity1 wrote:
Pay low dollar for crews, get low dollar outcomes.

Or, to be equally hyperbolic about United:
"Hire thuggish employees, get thuggish treatment."

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by chrisnh
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 60
Views: 1215

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

Clearly MHT is not interested in participating in anything; the management there shows no inclination to help their own cause with CBP. But that's really OK since getting to and from Logan is more convenient than ever, and the flight options are numerous. I always use either Preflight parking or the...

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by chrisnh
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 834
Views: 85900

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Just arrived for my DL flight to ATL, security took 10 mins including having my bag scanned twice and then looked through (meds thing I have to deal with) Out at the Satellite there is the 752 for SFO sitting at A15 (n717tw) mine is at A16 321 (n708tn) A15 is blocked by the 332 going to AMS at A14 ...

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by chrisnh
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 16442

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

I don't think having a 777-300 being your smallest plane is helpful either That's it, in my view. It's not as though they missed the boat: they were ON the 787 boat until they decided to hop off it. That's entirely on them. Ahhh....going forward the 779 will then be their smallesst plane, no? Unles...

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