Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 935 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5348 times:
According to today's Irish Times American are to serve Chicago and Boston from Dublin and Shannon. The daily services are expected to begin May 2005 and an official announcement may be made as early as Monday. Should spawn a nice bit of competition on the EI routes.
Aa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4917 times:
AA will indeed be using a 763 on the ORD-DUB flight, and reduce their ORD-HNL traffic to one daily. My CFI will be flying one of the first flights to DUB on the AA 763. Very exciting news to see AA doing into other countries in Europe!!!
Aa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2284 posts, RR: 25 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4692 times:
Just don't get why one is SNN, and the other would be DUB. You would think they would do both to DUB, or a Triangle out of BOS. It does seem that EI, in Oneworld is not doing so good. Also, will we see BOS-MAN, back in the game?
EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 680 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4673 times:
Though Im a big EI fan I think this is great news, yet another american carrier into DUB, though whether US will be around too much longer we will just have to wait to see. Think AA are the best u.s. airline though must say i've never travelled on one of their 767s
Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
Aerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4363 times:
"To the best of my knowledge, part of the agreement between the Irish and the US is that you must serve both Irish cities (Dublin and Shannon) if you wish to serve Ireland via air."
Your right, but its not an agreement with the American and Irish. If there were a Canadian airline going form Ireland to Canada, they would have to do it as well.
I think its more if an airline is going Transatlantic out of or into an Irish Airport (Dublin or Shannon), it has to do it...Even Aer Lingus have to serve half of there flights either from or a stop off in Shannon airport.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3920 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4300 times:
Great news! And I have to believe that AA's decision to do this was partly due to the success of the BOS-MAN nonstops. Passengers accepted the 757 overwater, making such 'long-and-thin' routes viable. Had BOS-MAN failed, I don't think you'd have seen the SNN service.
Now, here's an issue: Delta Airlines is set to open up a pretty spiffy terminal of their own at Boston next year. It was my belief that they were contemplating some international service, and that Ireland was a likely market. Indeed, with Boston having such a large Irish-American population I have always been puzzled as to why only an Irish flag carrier served the market and not a U.S. one as well.
So, with AA's entrance doesn't this spell checkmate for Delta's desire to serve Boston-Ireland as well? Three's a Crowd in this market--even with it being a strong market--so I have to believe DL has just been snookered. I don't know what other international markets exist that DL could enter with any hope of succeeding. Italy is the only one that comes to mind. They failed miserably at London (as did UA), so what else is there?? And when plans for the new Delta terminal were announced, it was with the expectation that international service would debut.
It appears now--to this observer at least--that the Delta terminal in Boston will open in 2005 with a rather underwhelming array of service...and probably none of it new.
And now...back to our regularly-scheduled program: Kudos to AA for launching this service!! Good job!
Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4212 times:
On a flight around 6 hours, what do you want???
Let's insert the new flat beds and the flagship suites and how about an all flight buffet instead of a Y cabin. Please . . .
They don't sell the F seats, they give the seats to the elite members and full fares passengers. So it's not like you're paying for someting you aren't getting. The Bos service takes less time than a transcon but, as you'll have it, let's run a 777 across to DUB or SNN for 4-5 million people and while we are at it make it 5x daily.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3920 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4137 times:
Indeed, the BOS-SNN flight is a pretty quick one. I think if there were two planes in Boston, one heading west to Denver and the other heading east to Shannon, they'd probably arrive at the same time. That kind of flight is absolutely 757-worthy. Coming back the other way it's of course longer (wind in your face, plus a more northerly ETOPS routing), but a 757 on this flight seems almost Princely when you realize that AA is using 737s (!) between Boston and LAX.
FlewGSW From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3876 times:
BOS - MAN starts back up for the summer season on May 1, 2005
BOS - CDG starts back up for the summer season on May 1, 2005
ORD - GLA starts back up for the summer season on May 1, 2005.
ORD - FCO starts back up for the summer season on March 2, 2005
JFK - FCO starts back up for the summer season on April 3, 2005
and still to be announced is BOS - GLA on May 1, 2005.
AAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3669 times:
AA is smart adding all this service to Ireland and all of that but I am still waiting for them to upgrade LAX-BOS. I think they should operate a 757 LAX-BOS then have it continue on BOS-SNN then come back. Although they probably wont it would be a ton better than those 738's for 6 hours.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
I'm not sure if I like the sound of an AA 757-200 on SNN-BOS (or other transatlantic routes). I flew on one earlier this year and found the economy seating to be extremely uncomfortable. The cabin had the old light blue seats which lacked padding and were pratically threadbare. Is AA in the process of upgrading their 757 interiors?
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 524 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3565 times:
AA and EI are both One World members. But I don't think they will be code sharing because they fly on the same routes. For instance BA and CX are also a One world member. They don't code share on flights from LHR-HKG & HKG-LHR. But EI code shares with BA on flights to and from the UK only using EI a/c. BA also doesn't code share some flights with smaller a/c with EI to Ireland as they operate small props or Embraer-145's.
Winglets or Raked Wingtips?
25 GustyOrange: FlewGSW, Is BOS-GLA firm ? If so do you have any idea when it'll be announced ? This is great news for us all in Glasgow if AA pick up where NW left o
26 GLAGAZ: I wonder what the hold up is. If it is still to be announced then why not announce it? There must be something there that isn't right, possibly stand
27 N1120a: >I think they should operate a 757 LAX-BOS then have it continue on BOS-SNN then come back. Although they probably wont it would be a ton better than
28 Mcmahonsmr: This is indeed great new, and I've been waiting for this for years. One concern: I notice that the AA flight from DUB leaves 1100am. What's going to h
29 LH423: As N1120a said, the reason the 738s are now used on the route rather than the mix of 738s, 757s, and 1 767-300 is that with the removal of MRTC from t
30 NYCAAer: I'm thrilled AA is adding new transatlantic flights, especially to Ireland. I hope the new service does well, since AA is always quick to drop a route
31 GLAGAZ: "Although, as much as I'd like to see BOS-GLA I don't think that it would be financially successful." By all accounts this was a very profitable route
32 Aacun: Both flights are already open for booking as of today Dec. 5.
33 Aaway: "Also, do any Boston members know if AA will be able to disembark at Terminal B? Not a Boston member, but if I'm correct, Term. B at Logan does not ha
34 AA787: Why is BOS getting all of these new flights...what about JFK (they're European Gateway)? AA787
35 Jfklganyc: Good question AA787. One billion dollar terminal opening. I still can't fly anywhere near the amount of cities Delta serves nonstop from JFK. I would
36 AA787: Does anybody know why JFK is getting shafted here? AA787
37 LH423: Yes, but Ireland has US Immigration pre-clearance. I know Aer Lingus arrive and depart from Terminal E, but they get fast tracked right through immigr
38 Sllevin: Okay, we've got BOS-SNN and ORD-DUB. But where's the BOS-DUB and ORD-SNN? Unless both flights are continuing to the other city, there's something miss
39 MAH4546: Okay, we've got BOS-SNN and ORD-DUB. But where's the BOS-DUB and ORD-SNN? Unless both flights are continuing to the other city, there's something miss
40 Murtagh1108: I notice that these are daily flights until the Winter timetable kicks-in, when they will go to 3 weekly flights. Will finally be fantastic to have AA