perhaps good news for PVD in general: the wickford junction MBTA station will trial free trips to and from providence station (and presumably TF green). it's a 6 month trial, beginning 7/3: http://www.theday.com/statenortheast/20170525/rhode-island-train-station-to-offer-free-rides-to-boost-ridershi...Jump to post
1400 miles from NRT 1922 miles from GUM 2420 miles from HNL NRT was the closest airport UA could land at with major medical facilities nearby.....I truly hope the passenger was OK. not to mention from an ops perspective (which is an afterthought compared to the medical needs), NRT is the only optio...Jump to post
Will United do this on BOS-LAX is the question. I am going to say Yes. This summer its only the lie flat 757s on BOS-SFO. i don't see this happening anytime soon. yes, last summer UA used a sUA 16J 752 on one of the route's two daily frequencies. however, UA doesn't even fly the route for several w...Jump to post
i actually like "united coast", fwiw. 'as a millennial' (i cringe when i bring up generational identity; sorry for that), it seems like a more modern brand. yes, i realize 752s built in the 80s are flying the route - but they're in decent shape, and more importantly the sUA birds have chan...Jump to post
And if anybody should think that this is not a real concern on the part of pet owners, they should look at the statistics. United for example, last year had 23 pet injuries, including 9 deaths for every 10,000 pets flown. This is an incredibly high number, which is nothing less than a scandal, and ...Jump to post
i think we'll see a fleet plan before the next quarterly earnings call. boeing's MOM might not be officially announced by then, but we'll be able to read between the lines as to UA's position on buying the MOM.... the fuel tank mods on the sUA 752s being an early hint.Jump to post
We have talked so much on here about the status of UA's A350s, but we haven't talked nearly as much about the 787-10 order. We know there are 14 of them coming and they will be the only 787s with Polaris seats for a while. Do we know anything else? Do we even know where UA is going to fly them? I w...Jump to post
It was a busy night at BOS for a.nutters. I dropped some relatives off and saw the BA 388 for the first time as well. It did look beautiful there. And a couple of hours before, we were at the Seaport when the LH 748 came screaming and banking overhead. It was quite a spectacular sight at that low l...Jump to post
i thought the most likely candidate would have been HNL, but it's been re-named after sen. inouye. can't argue with that. ORD is named after a war hero. can't change that. MDW (although named after an historic WW2 battle) therefore seems to be the most likely choice - assuming there needs to be a ta...Jump to post
Can you please cite your information. Thank you! Internal memo. Not to be blind, but I won't believe it until I see it. multiple UA employees have posted the information contained in the memo on multiple online forums. expecting an employee to post an internal memo on a public forum to please you i...Jump to post
All of this growth in Boston has been a flash in the pan. In five years, I'd be surprised if Boston has much more than it had five years ago. It's a nice little city but it's not in the same league as Cathay Pacific's other US destinations for example. Hopefully this applies to the real estate mark...Jump to post
i just want to see a comprehensive fleet plan. there were rumors for the Q4 2016 call of a massive NB/WB order (remember that?!), which never materialized. do i think we finally see that tomorrow? no. i think we'll hear more talk of "exploring the used aircraft market", and this time it m...Jump to post
i just want to see a comprehensive fleet plan. there were rumors for the Q4 2016 call of a massive NB/WB order (remember that?!), which never materialized. do i think we finally see that tomorrow? no. i think we'll hear more talk of "exploring the used aircraft market", and this time it mi...Jump to post
It might be worth it for United to spend the money on a partnership with NJ transit to increase the train frequencies between EWR and Penn Station. Some out of the box thinking wouldn't hurt. this, and in addition (a) lower/eliminate the additional fee tacked on for using the EWR rail station, (b) ...Jump to post
i would have guessed B6, VX, DL, HA, WN, NK, UA, AS, AA, F9, G4.... something like that. i'm a millennial, not gen Z (i think that's what they're called). in my mind, NK would be the overachiever because i see a lot of younger kids taking advantage of their lower fares (or perhaps they don't know be...Jump to post
So I think you are missing the big picture. No alliance has walked away from India. OneWorld has BA (as well as Qatar who's main use for OW was India), Star has LH plus all the other ones that serve India and Sky has AF with DL aligning with 9W. India isn't really low yield per se, its just very co...Jump to post
Joke aside, as I said multiple times up-thread, none of the legacies are equipped to recapture the market Only a handful offer F on TATL. They labeled India as low-yield destination and completely dropped out. They cannot order new planes and deploy overnight, even if they have equipment, unions wi...Jump to post
i wonder if the US3 will try to capitalize on this with directly related marketing. Come on now. I know demonizing the US3 is now a trademark of this website, but really? Nobody in their right mind is going to run to their marketing department and say "hey lets capitalize on this security thre...Jump to post
Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights #electronicsban - Enables US-bound passengers to use their laptops and tablets until just before boarding - Customers can continue to use smart phones on board, staying connected with mobile telephone services and free Wi-Fi - El...Jump to post
affordable, income tax-free retirement for former MA/RI/CT/NH state employees who are collecting state pensions. i know of one neighborhood near port charlotte that is almost exclusively retired CT corrections officers. this even led to a bill being proposed by a republican in the CT legislature tha...Jump to post
They are going to expand and reconfigure the old US side of the terminal - consolidating security into one central checkpoint. Adding 75,000 sqf of space and renovating 70,000 sqf. Gates B-13 will be opened up to the rest of the terminal. https://www.massport.com/capitalprogramsattachments/L1375-C1...Jump to post
Maybe you have to put the laptop in the hold but take out the battery and keep it in your hand luggage. This would put me off flying to the US on one of these airlines - there's no way I'd feel comfortable checking in my laptop. I'd rather take the boat than do that. at many orgs, it's against poli...Jump to post
Y'all might want to wait with comments until it's official. Honestly this stuff is popping up on major news networks, no one references anything beyond a non-working link to the RJ tweet and an executive at Saudia, no one published a list of countries, nor an effective date, nor which U.S. governme...Jump to post
let's speculate which 13 airlines would be affected. i'm guessing they would be those who have non-stop flights from the middle east (and apparently africa as well, according to the generally clueless CNN aviation reporter rene marsh). i'll include TK to get me to 13 instead of LY. here are my 13: S...Jump to post
curious to see how agressively UA markets this. i can't remember the last time i saw UA run a local ad campaign in boston. too bad the pmUA 752s aren't ETOPS (and they have fewer than 24 months left of existence because of the fuel tank mod issue). it will never happen, but imagine UA making BOS a 7...Jump to post
the hogan assessment proves its effectiveness once again....Jump to post
just wear a poncho to cover the two backpacks you're carrying.Jump to post
Yeah, I certainly don't think there'd be a 3rd daily. But it'd be nice to see KL replace one of DL's 2x daily flights with a 789. i think KLM, whose network has relatively long stage lengths, has far better uses for a 789's economics than BOS. IIRC, KL is upgrading/investing in their A330 fleet (me...Jump to post
87. stupid me mixed up germanwings/eurowings. i think if i was shown eurowings first i would have gotten it correct, as that logo is more modern. my big screw up was the caribbean airlines.
i actually nailed all of the chinese ones. i always confuse kuwait and xiamen in real life. nice work!
does UA have the option to get its T6 gates back? i could see that as an interim solution, as a potential T9 wouldn't be ready for years (5+ years?). remember that LA will most likely be hosting the summer olympics in 2024. i'd love to see kirby replicate AA's LAX flagship entrance in a T9 as part o...Jump to post
unrelated to all the A380 fanfare, but for those who use BOS and live south of providence, parking is now (again) completely free at the wickford junction MBTA garage. i usually take amtrak from kingston, but garaged parking is a definite plus in the winter.Jump to post
wasn't there some form of ME3 previously at EWR? perhaps in the mid-00's. i believe there was; i'm just drawing a blank.Jump to post
i don't think picking today of all days was a coincidence.Jump to post
Do we file this into the "no kidding" folder? Unless I'm missing something about these reports, this is just a case of an airline placing a large order and receiving a large discount to well below list price. So, why is this news? If this is indeed what the report is saying, a ~50% discou...Jump to post
Delta is getting horrible nasty comments right now on their Facebook page with people threatening to book away from them! I hope, for their sake, they get this under control and fast. https://www.facebook.com/delta/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf #BoycottDelta is trending #1 worldwide on twitter right...Jump to post
very cool, thanks for posting!
it doesn't seem like you're able to 'force' apple tv to play this screensaver; apple picks what you see randomly. i suppose once you get the screensaver, you could change how often you download new screensavers to 'never' in order to keep the LAX one.
I'm sure PVD offers up more free stuff that wooed Norwegian their way. i'm fascinated to see what was offered, and would think that it was rather significant. why? because connecticut's CAA put up a lot for aer lingus service, and i think was looking at that as a sort of prelude to wooing an operat...Jump to post
https://osmaviation.com/job/want-to-join-the-worlds-fastest-growing-global-airline-pvd/ assuming OSM aviation is an official agent of norwegian, it looks like PVD will join SWF as a northeast crew base (over the likes of PSM, BDL and perhaps MHT). not one to pop the champagne too early, but it looks...Jump to post
Disappointed not to see the 748 in the mix, but happy that there's an immediate test for Trump.
For the record, I don't see him pushing to cancel the order - and congressional Republicans will conveniently forget about the issue.
commavia wrote:As previously discussed and speculated. It makes sense.