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IB MAD-BOS?  
User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

I was talking to an IB pilot, he told me that IB is planning nonstop flights MAD-BOS.

Is this correct?


"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2502 times:

I have heard this as-well. I don't have any info though.


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User currently offlineQuestAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

I hope they do... it would mean we in the BOS area wouldn't have to drive or fly down to JFK to go to MAD.


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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Unfortunately from the information I have, BOS-MAD has been put on hold partly due to the fact the IB has not come to an agreement with the pilots for the new collective bargaining agreement. It seem thats right now it will be put on hold until next year, but you never know, things may change.


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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4086 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

So, they finally replaced the DC-10 they lost in Boston in the 1970s??

 Smile

Chris in NH


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Federico,

Just a few questions:

Do you think IB's long haul fleet is big enough? Has this been discussed inside the company?

I mean, do they have enough aircraft to add new destinations/frequencies?



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

It would make sense since AA has a large operation in BOS and because there is probably also a fair amount of O&D traffic. However, I could also imagine that some route(s) may need to be cut back a little so as to accomodate new trans-Atlantic flights. Anyway, hopefully the collective bargaining agreement issues are dealt with soon and in a way favorable to both the employees and IB, and that a final decision is made soon.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Is it possible that instead of Iberia starting a BOS-MAD that American would start a BOS-MAD?

I know that this route would take away some traffic from the JFK-MAD route though.



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

I guess that for the time being oneworld users will have to rely on connections either at LHR or JFK. If you think about it, Boston-area pax interested in visiting Spain and other destinations in Europe have the alternative of flying AA/BA through LHR. Same goes for Spaniards interested in flying to Boston


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Yes, apparently IB was in talks with Massport about flights and seemed to have started the ball on organizing things for this Summer, but have postponed plans for now.

With AA, BA, EI, and AY (though a seasonal, scheduled charter starting in June), IB would be a welcome addition to the Boston oneworld family.  Smile

LH423



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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 5):
Federico,

Just a few questions:

Do you think IB's long haul fleet is big enough? Has this been discussed inside the company?

I mean, do they have enough aircraft to add new destinations/frequencies?

Alfonso,
Right now it is. The key to expanding right now in the short-term would be through wet-leasing. IB wants to have this leverage so that if the market experiences another fall...we will not be stuck with brand new aircraft out of service. On average right now I believe 2 340-300's are normally on reserve or undergoing revision...as you know...1 340-600 is under revision and 1-2 of the 747's are on reserve as well. So right now I think that there are plenty of aircraft available to open new destinations/frequencies.

As you know, IB has always been cautious about opening new routes(not a good thing in my opinion as the company should take more risks) which is why I dont agree with the delay in opening BOS and also not having the JFK-BCN non stop. Our market share to BCN From JFK has dropped dramatically due to DL having the non-stop and I believe that if US continues with their plan to open PHL-BCN in May....its going to hurt us more. BCN is booming in the cruise market and we are missing out by not serving it non stop. Hopefully SEPLA and IB reach a new bargaining agreement soon and maybe we have time to add some new flights this year. We shall see!



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User currently offlineFermarta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting Iberia340600 (Reply 10):
The key to expanding right now in the short-term would be through wet-leasing

Today, it has been announced here in Spain that, as Icaro had already posted in different threads, Iberia has reached wet-lease agreements with Air Atlanta (2 B747-400 and 2 B747-300) and Gestair (6 B757 for the shuttle MAD-BCN).

Quoting Iberia340600 (Reply 10):
if US continues with their plan to open PHL-BCN in May

Also announced today that it will start May 17th.


User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1773 times:

Quoting Fermarta (Reply 11):
Today, it has been announced here in Spain that, as Icaro had already posted in different threads, Iberia has reached wet-lease agreements with Air Atlanta (2 B747-400 and 2 B747-300) and Gestair (6 B757 for the shuttle MAD-BCN).

Fermarta:

Was it announced to the press? Also, if I am not mistaken....it bascially inlcuded the 2747-400's already on wet lease and jsut changing the 2 747-300s back to wet lease if I am not mistaken. So in essence, IB is not gaining any aircraft from this.



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User currently offlineFermarta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Iberia340600:

Yes, it was reported in one of the economic papers, Cinco Dias (in Spanish):

http://www.cincodias.com/articulo.ht...cdscdiemp_7&type=Tes&anchor=cdscdi

As you said, Iberia is not gaining wide-bodied aircrafts with this.


User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Quoting Fermarta (Reply 11):
and Gestair (6 B757 for the shuttle MAD-BCN).

What?? This means they did a mistake by giving some 75's to RG?

Why are they getting some 75's if IB was getting rid of them?



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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Quoting B752fanatic (Reply 14):
What?? This means they did a mistake by giving some 75's to RG?

Why are they getting some 75's if IB was getting rid of them?

B757fanatic:

No..what IB is going to do is wet-lease 6 of the current 757's it has in its fleet.



Visca Barça!!
User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Pues..Vaaaale!

Thanks!



"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
User currently offlineHEGAN From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Hola

I find always interesting to enter in every topic related to IB, and I find (in general) that the line of the tread is very 'constructive' where the insiders give good information and where there isn't the aggressiveness of the A vs B debates (the idea would be that there is good 'talante')

Is true the Dalí's draws of the DC-10 disappeared?

Agur,
Hegan



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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1485 times:

Alfonso,

Interesting to note that I found out that the President of IB, Fernando Conte, was in Boston yesterday..just for one day. Hmmm..I wonder if something is brewing that has not been made public yet?



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