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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Great news for the Brazil flights!!! Would they use their B767 or 787s?

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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1297
Views: 84506

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I don't think Boeing executives did anything wrong here. They were looking after Boeing's interests, which is their job. They were acting in good faith and there is nothing yet to suggest they don't have a case against BBD. I am sorry, but there is not one single word in your whole sentence that is...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1297
Views: 84506

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I think we'll be able to tell if this has blown up in Boeings face if a number of executives suddenly retire or get reassigned. Were I a Boeing shareholder, I'd want heads to roll. The Canadian and British governments have said that Boeing is still not off the hook for their defence contracts. And ...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49660

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Interesting. This is the most definitive statement I've heard from an actual customer that specifically cites the need and the (presumed) solution, in the form we've all speculated about. The fact that Joyce doesn't mention the A321LR at all is another thing... I wonder why? Because Qantas is not l...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49660

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Alan Joyce says its a widebody and economics look good https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-boeing-737-max-boeing-797-for-domestic-fleet Interesting. This is the most definitive statement I've heard from an actual customer that specifically cites the need and the (presumed) solution, in the form we...

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by VS11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15481

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Call me crazy but United buying JetBlue does not seem far fetched to me. JetBlue could very well become analogous to what Vueling/Level are to IAG. If the presumed JetBlue TATL is happening with A321LR then it would fill in a competitive gap in United's portfolio. Also, JetBlue will help with the ta...

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by VS11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 215
Views: 26676

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Is air Berlin going to be part of oneworld or star?

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by VS11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7298

Re: Could BMI have survived?

The fate of bmi was sealed in 1999 when LH bought a stake in bmi. As part of that transaction, Michael Bishop had an option to force LH to buy the rest of bmi for £400m. After playing with the airline unsuccessfully for 10 years, he exercised his option and cashed out leaving LH with a high bill for...

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by VS11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 9171

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

For the conspiracy theorists, try this for an alternative narrative. Monarch announce an order for 30 Max at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show. This would have been a useful order for a newish aeroplane, from an airline with a long and relatively successful history and, probably most importantly, an Ai...

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by VS11
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best New England airports to fly into
Replies: 20
Views: 1781

Re: Best New England airports to fly into

Congrats on your PPL! It is an achievement. You can also try Chatham, MA on the Cape - KCQX and Provincetown, MA while in the area. Flying over the Cape is pretty amazing and offers some crosswind landings opportunities. :D :airplane:

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by VS11
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near disaster on A380 landing
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: Near disaster on A380 landing

A visual aid on the importance of aiming for the runway centerline.

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by VS11
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 14002

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

We shouldn't overestimate the impact of such a clause. While it is a nifty strategy on AA's part, aircraft manufacturers have a pretty deep and comprehensive market intelligence and know very well what airlines are close to buying new planes (even on a.net there are replacement cycle discussions all...

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by VS11
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch
Replies: 19
Views: 5208

Re: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch

This is going to substantially challenge the "Norwegian is a flag of convenience carrier" narrative.

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by VS11
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 14002

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Such a clause if it exists in the AA contract would probably have an expiration date and a specific configuration ie probably doesn't apply to the NEO

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18283

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

JAL is part of oneworld so AA starting PHL-NRT just does not seem likely to me. PHL was an AA hub when JAL started the BOS flight yet they chose BOS over PHL. So JAL starting PHL-NRT seems even less likely than AA starting it. However, anything is possible - if there is enough demand and yield. The...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18283

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT probably will not happen because there is a JAL flight out of Boston on a 789 and AA can certainly send pax there pretty quickly. PHL can serve very well as a launch pad for many TATL markets on a 767 as AA will use its huge network across the country to fill the flights. Smart strategic mo...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18283

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT probably will not happen because there is a JAL flight out of Boston on a 789 and AA can certainly send pax there pretty quickly. PHL can serve very well as a launch pad for many TATL markets on a 767 as AA will use its huge network across the country to fill the flights. Smart strategic mo...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 141
Views: 22657

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Looking further at that transportation link it looks like this is more of a wish list than valid. Given that there will be only limited terminal facilities for the foreseeable future SXM cannot absorb all of this supply of seats, and I doubt that all of the hotels will be ready. As we get closer th...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18283

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT probably will not happen because there is a JAL flight out of Boston on a 789 and AA can certainly send pax there pretty quickly. PHL can serve very well as a launch pad for many TATL markets on a 767 as AA will use its huge network across the country to fill the flights. Smart strategic mov...

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by VS11
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49660

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

parapente wrote:
Don't think 4,200nm is a ten hour flight is it?More 7.5 hours I would have thought?


10 hours is about right. 4,200nm=4833 statute miles @550 mph is around 9 hrs but obviously entire flights are not at cruising speeds.

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by VS11
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worldroutes thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Worldroutes thread

Got to give it to Willie Walsh, he is fighter. His determination to compete and do what it takes to be profitable is remarkable.

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by VS11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11264

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

The market is crying out for a low cost, modern 30-ish seater, look how many airlines still fly the Saab 340, J41, Embraer 120 etc. And yet the market hasn't responded by giving them that, which does suggest that the market is content with current options. With the WSJ behind a paywall I looked to ...

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by VS11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11264

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

It's about time someone brings to market a all new turboprop with range from 30 seats all the way to 70 seats......you have some regions like the Caribbean with really need 30 seaters in a lot of markets due to market size and airfield being served..... Totally agree. Many markets in Europe can ben...

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6513

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

I didn't see that coming, the most interesting part for me seems to be the collaboration with Norwegian. Why? They are both LCC and both have an extensive European network. Why would Norwegian "give" this opportunity to Easyjet? Wouldn't it be more logical to work with Air Asia X for inst...

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9005

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

Noshow wrote:
Why can't the 787-3 be reborn? Wouldn't this be the exact thing they look for? What needs to be updated compared to some 787-3?


The price. At the right price the model can be economically attractive to serve the thinner routes.

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9005

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

RJMAZ wrote:

The MOM will be a carbon fibre A310.


More like a carbon fiber 757. It doesn't make sense to introduce a new widebody type.

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6513

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

That's a great step. The easyJet site works very well.

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by VS11
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26028

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Maybe not, but it definitely indicates why MOL's feelings might have been hurt... and why he suddenly decided that he needed to predict the failure of the airline his crew members seem to be happily choosing over his. It is not that his feelings are hurt. He is sore as there are no more markets to ...

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by VS11
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26028

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Agree on the detail of their statements. They do a nice job and lay things out cleanly. That said, I don't see the $57K difference you mention above - can you help point it out to me? I could very well be wrong/missing it, but from the report, here's what I see: Cash From Ops 1H 2017: NOK 2,795.7 M...

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by VS11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26028

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

You are looking at 2016 vs. 2015, which I would agree the results were largely fine. We now have comparable data for 1H 2017 vs. 1H 2016, provided at the link below - and the picture has turned more bleak. Strip out the NOK 2B sale of their stake in Bank Norwegian in 1H 2017, and you have massive l...

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by VS11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26028

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Well if their planes are leased or heavy debt ratio they will have a difficult to almost impossible time obtaining additional financing to leverage them even further. Its like your home and you have a 90% loan to value ratio on it. There are few if any banks that will lend you additional money on i...

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by VS11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26028

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Well if their planes are leased or heavy debt ratio they will have a difficult to almost impossible time obtaining additional financing to leverage them even further. Its like your home and you have a 90% loan to value ratio on it. There are few if any banks that will lend you additional money on i...

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by VS11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26028

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

There are no real reasons why Norwegian shouldn't be doing well long-haul. Economies on both sides of the Atlantic doing well, brand new fuel-efficient planes on top of still fairly cheap oil, well contained costs, increased consumer confidence and spending (at least in the US, no idea about Europe)...

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by VS11
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I saw that myself re the 74 on the 238/9. Surprising based on the history of the route but not at all from past experience. I almost always return on that flight as customs tends to be light and it affords me most of a day in London to either recover from Saturday's activities or enjoy a few aftern...

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by VS11
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I'm glad to see this improvement. Looks like 3x777/380 or 3x777/744(presumably high-j). I know a number of people, myself included, who were annoyed by the lack of consistency of the late departure from Logan. I thought they switched the BA 239 to 787. Isn't that the case anymore? I think that's on...

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by VS11
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

As near as I can tell, BA is doing the same thing with their A380 next summer...Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. However, unlike this year they will operate four flights on those days. I'm glad to see this improvement. Looks like 3x777/380 or 3x777/744(presumably high-j). I know a number of people, m...

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by VS11
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8789

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

CrawleyBen wrote:
295 pax on board the inbound service to LGW last night (landed 20 or so mins early). Is the evening flight (7014?) everyday does anyone know?

Cheers

Ben


Yes, the very first post says both JFK-LGW flights are daily.

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by VS11
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8789

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

Day trips from LGW to NYC are totally doable - plenty of people on a budget who will want to take advantage of it. People underestimate many of Norwegian's decisions i.e. Stewart airport but it is all in the perception of value. If people see it as a good value they would do it.

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by VS11
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... btXgggcFAK
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Some of you may or may not know that MassDOT has an Aeronautics Division. They have put 4 videos on youtube that are very informative about aviation across Massachusetts:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... btXgggcFAK

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by VS11
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The simple reason why MHT never gets off the ground, and rail service to NH never gets off the ground, is that NH residents, by and large, really want little to do with Massachusetts. And in many ways I think a lot of people in Mass think the same way. You can do all the studies you want. You can p...

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7391

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

The only way this would happen is if these planes are controlled from the ground, in which case you still need people just not in the air. How would you manage multiple planes in various stages on approach if all of a sudden the traffic pattern changes or some weather comes up?

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Btw, not sure if Massport/MBTA are planning it but extending the Worcester commuter rail to ORH would also help the airport. I would definitely take a train from Back Bay to ORH if it dropped me in the airport terminal. There's no way you can get a train up that hill. What ORH needs is a direct con...

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Btw, not sure if Massport/MBTA are planning it but extending the Worcester commuter rail to ORH would also help the airport. I would definitely take a train from Back Bay to ORH if it dropped me in the airport terminal.

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Thank you. That explains a lot but it is very disappointing, especially for a state that lives off property taxes revenue, which are certain to go up as more people would settle down in the area if it offered cheaper commuting options. The cost of one mile of railroad is between $1m-$2m. Lowell to ...

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Having a rail link connecting southern NH to Boston e.g. North Station would be very beneficial. I wonder why it hasn't been built yet as lots of people from NH commute to Boston. MHT could very well tap into the urban Boston travelers if it were easily accessible from Boston without a car/bus. The...

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by VS11
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I wonder why it hasn't been built yet as lots of people from NH commute to Boston. Oh God the politics of that have been going nowhere for decades. I grew up in the Merrimack Valley and this has been a bitter topic for my entire life. Completely agree though, rail to southern NH would make sense. I...

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by VS11
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1323
Views: 135705

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Having a rail link connecting southern NH to Boston e.g. North Station would be very beneficial. I wonder why it hasn't been built yet as lots of people from NH commute to Boston. MHT could very well tap into the urban Boston travelers if it were easily accessible from Boston without a car/bus. The ...

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by VS11
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club

"Fang" still lives even though he has been gone for a while. Bob was a fierce competitor and helped create AA into the 'gorilla' it has become. If there is one knock on him it is the fact he did not bid on the Pan Am Orient routes and let Dick Ferris and UA wine and dine and golf their wa...

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by VS11
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club

"Fang" still lives even though he has been gone for a while. Bob was a fierce competitor and helped create AA into the 'gorilla' it has become. If there is one knock on him it is the fact he did not bid on the Pan Am Orient routes and let Dick Ferris and UA wine and dine and golf their wa...

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by VS11
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club

Sorry if this has been discussed previously but the search did not return any results. I found this very interesting speech by the legendary Bob Crandall of AA at the Wings Club from March 2015. While it is 2 years old, the speech discusses many contemporary and relevant industry issues including in...

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