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BOS Making Plans To Handle A380  
User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8573 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

For emergencies only but I'm sure it will be quite an event at BOS if/when it ever lands here, given the tight space at the airport.

http://www.travelnewenglandnewspapers.com/home3.html
Third paragraph from the bottom:
"Lufthansa expects to start its flights between Germany and the United States using the new aircraft in September of 2009. Boston is not expected to be on the schedule, but Logan is making plans to handle the plane in a diversion."

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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Makes sense seeing as BOS often sees JFK diversions, particularly in the Summer when the Summer storms start hitting. Also, YUL is only a 45 minute flight away and with AF having the A380 there, it's smart to have at least one A380-capable airport, even though it's rare for BOS to get YUL diversions.

LH423



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User currently offlineRobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3587 times:
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Kind of similar to when the Concord diverted to BOS... always made the evening news program.

Last May, I flew out of Logan for JFK on a Comair RJ... circled Block Island for 40 minutes, and eventually returned to BOS due to JFK thunderstorms... when we finally landed back at BOS, there was a half dozen DL 767-300s from Europe that had diverted as well as Olympic, THY, LH, AF and several others that I cannot recall. So at least on some days, BOS has a lot of JFK diversion action.


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1857 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

Quoting LH423 (Reply 1):
Also, YUL is only a 45 minute flight away and with AF having the A380 there, it's smart to have at least one A380-capable airport, even though it's rare for BOS to get YUL diversions.

AF will also serve JFK with the A380


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Good to see BOS making preparations. I'm sure it'll see a diversion and eventually regular service from the A380. BOS is the last/first US airport for transcontinental crossings, so it is often chosen as a diversion point since passengers won't be stuck in the middle of no where Canada in the event of problems arising.


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User currently offlineB757fan From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

This is a complete waste of time, energy, resources and most of all MONEY for a plane that will never get beyond the point of production that it is currently at. How it made it this far is beyond me. But in the event that it does become an airliner for airlines this will be a good idea to do, and more U.S.A., airports should follow suit.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Quoting B757fan (Reply 5):
This is a complete waste of time, energy, resources and most of all MONEY for a plane that will never get beyond the point of production that it is currently at. How it made it this far is beyond me

I think you are being a little extreme. Yes the plane has had some difficulties, but it is ready for flight and addressing some concerns. Every plane has small problems, but the A380 just has some problems that are taking a longer time to address. But this isn't too horribly unexpected since the plane is the largest commercial airliner ever built. I think your comments are unjustified. Airbus is a state owned company that can weather some trouble. Yes companies like Dornier failed when they had trouble, but Airbus is a much more powerful company.



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

I think Bangor in Maine will see an A380 before Logan ever does.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Quoting B757fan (Reply 5):
But in the event that it does become an airliner for airlines

"in the event"!? You make it sound like it's not inevitable.


User currently offlinePvd757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3418 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Just think of what BOS can charge for the landing fees on this bad boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8573 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2924 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
I think Bangor in Maine will see an A380 before Logan ever does.

I doubt it, for 2 reasons: 1) You see more divertions to Boston today and hardly any to Bangor. 2) The reason for that is connnecting passengers and infrastructure. LH/AF are 2 of the most likely candidates to divert an A380. At BOS, not only do they have a permanent station but they can also put their connecting passengers on their respective partners' flights to their final destination. Both US and DL have a significat presence at BOS and could probably handle the connecting passengers. Bangor doesn't offer such benefits.


User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23204 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 10):
Both US and DL have a significat presence at BOS and could probably handle the connecting passengers. Bangor doesn't offer such benefits.

And if they have to divert for w/x, they typically aren't going to know that until they are over CT or Long Island. BOS makes more sense then too.



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