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Nonstops From BOS-Asia?  
User currently offlineNm19371 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

I know that Korean Air had one a few years back but they pulled out of BOS. But what about BOS-NRT or BOS-SIN? With all the high-tech companies in Boston, I'd think that there would be a demand for these flights.

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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Yes, I've always wondered why such a large market like BOS doesn't have a nonstop to Asia. Maybe NW will consider it once the 332's arrive.


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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

http://www.massport.com/logan/airli.html

Judging by that, there are no non-stop BOS-Asia, at least with asian carriers -- I couldn't be bothered to go to each U.S. airline's website to see if they do...  Smile

qantasA332


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33276 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

American Airlines announced BOS-NRT in 1999, but canceled it, along with a plethora of other routes (ORD-SVO, ORD-AMS, MIA-ASU (instead of MIA-GRU-ASU), JFK-NRT, and JFK-FRA) in 1999.


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Like MAH4546 said, AA announced a nonstop to AA), Japan">NRT using MD-11s. The flight was entered into the computer systems and I believe tickets were sold. However, about 6 weeks before the flights were scheduled to begin the Japanese government took away the slots AA had planned to use on BOS and JFK-AA), Japan">NRT.

They do still have the rights to the route but have not gotten the slots since or have utilized them for other flights, like LAX (as if LA needs another Tokyo flight). Nonetheless, I do feel that BOS's days without an Asian flight are numbered. I'm sure once the economy picks up again we'll see something either from a US carrier or JAL or ANA.

LH423



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User currently offlineCapt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

the korean air flight from boston made one stop enroute to korea, and vice versa

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Actually, the KE flight flew nonstop from SEL to BOS, then made a stop in IAD before continuing onto SEL. When the flight originally started for the first year or so, however, it did fly SEL-JFK-BOS-JFK-SEL but for the rest of the time 3 or so years the route operated it did arrive nonstop from Seoul.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineNm19371 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

When did KE drop this flight? I assume they did so because they were losing money on it - perhaps after 9/11. Also, I remember that ANA was talking about a NRT-BOS flight in the early 90s but I guess it never happened. Maybe the airlines figure that there are enough non-stops from EWR JFK and ORD with frequent connections to BOS and there wouldn't be enough demand to justify a nonstop flight. Im suprised that KE had one - I always thought there'd be one to NRT or even HKG. Anyway - I think that most pax flying to asia from BOS would be business customers who would prefer a non-stop flight- changing planes is exhausting and inconvenient- so maybe we'll see it after all -hopefully soon.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4163 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

People talk about passengers, when in fact what drew KE to Boston was the freight/cargo. Many times, that is the catalyst for starting a route no one else is serving. The passenger traffic would be there on a BOS-NRT nonstop, to be sure...but perhaps not 7x per week. If I were a carrier starting BOS-NRT, I'd try 3x or 4x per week and see what happens.

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