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Topic: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: UPNYGuy
Posted 2012-11-04 08:18:35 and read 5810 times.

Has anybody heard anything about Spirit pulling out of Logan? I usually travel exclusively US, but was going to give NK a go just for shits and giggles to see what they are really like. It seems like NK have nothing going out of BOS after Nov. 7. Are they pulling out or is this a scheduling glitch?

Yes I know that they are not at all glamorous travel, but I figure if I am going to advise family (once a year travelers at best) to avoid Spirit, than perhaps I should FLY the airline first before I start speaking about them.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: Kcrwflyer
Posted 2012-11-04 08:45:59 and read 5708 times.

No. Where are you not seeing any flights?

That's a really noble thing to do. Use a business once before you decide you hate it.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: Q
Posted 2012-11-04 09:53:16 and read 5466 times.

I see BOS to MYR still flying in January. I see gone ORD-BOS after Nov 7th.

Q

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: jcarv
Posted 2012-11-04 10:02:25 and read 5414 times.

I believe they have a schedule change after November 7th with ORD being dropped seasonally and adding RSW seasonally. That's normal for them. It may apply to other markets in/out of BOS too.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: UPNYGuy
Posted 2012-11-04 10:13:59 and read 5362 times.

it was BOS-TPA

Not sure if it was axed. It is not listed on wikipedia as active service, but we all know the reliability of wiki...  

It appears flights are ending on the 7th. Really isn't a huge deal... was just wondering if anybody here had any insight. It is more of a curiosity on my part. If this was an ongoing flight, I may be inclined to take it for the above mentioned reasons. If not, I will just take the old standby US.

I really didn't search for other options out of BOS on spirit before I posted this...my bad. You are correct that a schedule change is occuring. It specifically revolves around THIS flight. My original post was improperly worded.

[Edited 2012-11-04 10:16:04]

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: santi319
Posted 2012-11-04 13:10:17 and read 4941 times.

Quoting UPNYGuy (Reply 4):
it was BOS-TPA

NK has never served this route... At least in the last few years.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: nkops
Posted 2012-11-04 13:28:14 and read 4831 times.

according to their own timetable, they will be doing 1x RSW, MYR and FLL each... ACY and ORD are gone seasonally

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: UPNYGuy
Posted 2012-11-04 14:54:23 and read 4217 times.

NK has not served it directly, but as a one-stop. I know what I was looking for and am not going to find it ;-P

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: Flytravel
Posted 2012-11-04 15:27:36 and read 4012 times.

Quoting Q (Reply 2):
I see BOS to MYR still flying in January. I see gone ORD-BOS after Nov 7th.

BOS-MYR and BOS-FLL are around in November and December. BOS-MYR departs at 5:20am! One has to be quite serious about that vacation to MYR.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: clrd4t8koff
Posted 2012-11-04 15:48:04 and read 3858 times.

If Spirit pulled out of BOS it would be more of a blessing. I had the "pleasure" or flying them once from MCO-FLL back in the spring of 2007...45minute A319 flight and I wanted to shoot myself. Cramped, miserable personnel. On the way back when I was checking in at FLL the check-in was a cluster f**k to say the least. You could not see any self check-in kiosks, the lines were teriible and it was plain and simply chaotic.

Not sure how things are now, but something about them just screams 'bottom of the barrel.'

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-11-04 16:13:19 and read 3697 times.

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 8):

It departs 5:20am and MYR-BOS departs MYR at 10:30pm! Not the most convenient timing.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: deltairlines
Posted 2012-11-04 16:27:06 and read 3595 times.

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 10):
It departs 5:20am and MYR-BOS departs MYR at 10:30pm! Not the most convenient timing.

Or great as it allows a full day on both ends of the trip.

Plus it's not even the earliest departure out of Terminal B - US Airways has a 515a-ish flight out of Boston to Charlotte that connects into the first bank at Charlotte.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: NWADTWE16
Posted 2012-11-04 17:21:17 and read 3292 times.

There are THREE Daily flights Nonstop on JetBlue (B6)..in my opinion thats your best travel experience right there

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: UPNYGuy
Posted 2012-11-04 18:15:17 and read 2968 times.

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 12):

I am well aware of that fact. I take it that you did not read that I was tempted to take NK for giggles.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: NWADTWE16
Posted 2012-11-04 18:22:34 and read 2912 times.

oh no i did and i too admire you for trying them atleast once..but you never mentioned B6 and since they are a really great travel choice i figured id make sure you knew =)

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-11-04 18:24:21 and read 2896 times.

Quoting UPNYGuy (Thread starter):
Quoting UPNYGuy (Reply 13):

I take it you're going more fro s**ts and less for giggles? The employees are good, hardworking people, but they don't work for the most comfortable airline. If you are over 5'5" tall, you might want to consider trying NK out on their seasonal BOS-ACY flight, instead of enduring it for 3+ hours. I'm 6'1" and I cannot endure LGA-MYR. But, if you are going for the cheap fare, they are your best bet. Just a friendly warning.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: UPNYGuy
Posted 2012-11-04 18:36:02 and read 2820 times.

I've flown B6 more times than I can count. I used to take them roughly monthly down to NYC when I was at SUNY Oswego for college.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: SurfandSnow
Posted 2012-11-04 19:06:05 and read 2671 times.

After NK suddenly left DCA for BWI, I wouldn't be shocked if they ever did leave BOS for a lower cost alternate. I know ORH is dying for service...or there's always MHT and PVD. The smaller airports not only offer cost advantages but also allow for more growth and less competition.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: Flytravel
Posted 2012-11-04 19:19:53 and read 2612 times.

ACY-BOS returns in April 2x daily. With ACY-BOS unavailable for 5 months of the year on NK and never an early AM flight anyways from ACY, BOS-PHL fares high, I'd think Frontier or JetBlue could do well on routes like 3x daily to BOS from ACY and ABE. For Jetblue, I don't think it would impact EWR-BOS but instead pull in from other areas and help long BOS routes from the new short connections.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: bomber996
Posted 2012-11-04 19:42:07 and read 2509 times.

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 17):

After NK suddenly left DCA for BWI, I wouldn't be shocked if they ever did leave BOS for a lower cost alternate. I know ORH is dying for service...or there's always MHT and PVD. The smaller airports not only offer cost advantages but also allow for more growth and less competition.

Maybe pull a SkyBus and use PSM? Maybe I'm dreaming...

Peace   

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: OB1504
Posted 2012-11-04 20:37:57 and read 2300 times.

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 8):
BOS-MYR and BOS-FLL are around in November and December. BOS-MYR departs at 5:20am! One has to be quite serious about that vacation to MYR.

The BOS-MYR flight (NK 103) continues to FLL and is timed to connect with the morning bank of departures to the Caribbean and Latin America.

Quoting clrd4t8koff (Reply 9):
If Spirit pulled out of BOS it would be more of a blessing. I had the "pleasure" or flying them once from MCO-FLL back in the spring of 2007...45minute A319 flight and I wanted to shoot myself. Cramped, miserable personnel. On the way back when I was checking in at FLL the check-in was a cluster f**k to say the least. You could not see any self check-in kiosks, the lines were teriible and it was plain and simply chaotic.

Having worked for Spirit at FLL up until February of this year, I can proudly report that this is no longer the case.

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):
The employees are good, hardworking people, but they don't work for the most comfortable airline.

   We do the best we can with the resources with have available to us. Just remember that it's an ultra-low-cost-carrier and adjust your expectations accordingly. I've flown FLL-BOS and back for $21.62 and had no illusions about generous legroom or reclining seats.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-11-04 22:24:19 and read 2016 times.

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 20):

Well, the last few times I have flown NK the employees and crew have been seemingly smilier and happier than they sued to. One problem I have noticed with some crews, however, is communication. We once had to sit at the gate at LGA for 2.5 hours while, according to the pilot, we were waiting for maintenance crews to fix a minor mechanical problem, but according to the flights attendant up front, we were waiting for our flight manifest due to overbookings and seat re-assignments. Not a biggie, as either way we were gonna sit for a couple of hours, but it would have been nicer to have a concrete reason for the delay. On the brighter side, though, we were allowed, about 2 hours into the ordeal, to deplane to go to the Dunkin Donuts that is located near the NK gate at LGA. Overall, however, the crews were in good spirits (pun not intended until I typed it   )

But yeah, not the most comfortable. I was definitely ready to get off as soon as possible after landing in MYR.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-11-04 22:26:44 and read 2007 times.

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 20):

Well, the last few times I have flown NK the employees and crew have been seemingly smilier and happier than they used to. One problem I have noticed with some crews, however, is communication. We once had to sit at the gate at LGA for 2.5 hours while, according to the pilot, we were waiting for maintenance crews to fix a minor mechanical problem, but according to the flights attendant up front, we were waiting for our flight manifest due to overbookings and seat re-assignments. Not a biggie, as either way we were gonna sit for a couple of hours, but it would have been nicer to have a concrete reason for the delay. On the brighter side, though, we were allowed, about 2 hours into the ordeal, to deplane to go to the Dunkin Donuts that is located near the NK gate at LGA. Overall, however, the crews were in good spirits (pun not intended until I typed it   )

But yeah, not the most comfortable. I was definitely ready to get off as soon as possible after landing in MYR.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: lat41
Posted 2012-11-05 06:22:06 and read 1719 times.

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 17):
...or there's always MHT and PVD

Several years back they did serve Providence, Packed 'em in for two years, then packed up. Not a very good customer service reputation then and after.

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: Revelation
Posted 2012-11-06 06:25:03 and read 1715 times.

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 18):
ACY-BOS returns in April 2x daily.

Seems ACY area still will be in rebuilding mode in April, no?

Topic: RE: Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?
Username: nkops
Posted 2012-11-06 06:34:17 and read 1715 times.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 24):
Seems ACY area still will be in rebuilding mode in April, no?

Believe it or not, ACY area didn't get hit as bad as areas north (Seaside, Brick, etc.) everything in Atlantic City is open now with few exceptions... however, we will see if this Nor'easter tomorrow wreaks more havoc


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