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What's Up With Bos?  
User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

I usually travel down to BOS for some plane spotting. It's a nice diversion from the chaos associated with place spotting in EWR/JFK.

But recently I was told that a handful of airlines have pulled out. TAP Air Portugal, Korean Air, Sun Country - just to name a few. Any others? Are there any recently new carriers at BOS?

Is it worth going down for?

I can handle only so many DL/AA/US aircraft over and over and over again.

Thanks for your response!

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User currently offlineSkippy208 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

I think TAP pulled out to use the plane on the really money making Lisbon-Pittsburgh route (codeshare with US).


User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Being in the far northeast corner of the US, they are unlikely to grow like a hub would, and Southwest is sucking traffic out of them, from their airports in Manchester and Providence.

KE has dropped a couple of US markets since the recent tech downturn. BOS and DEN, I thought, were gone...

User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Air Jamaica recently started service to BOS with the A320.

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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

It is sad, but true that recently BOS has lost a couple of international airlines.

TAP Air Portugal really has given no reason as to why they left, but my guess is that it has to with the fact that they are slowly and constantly haemorrhaging money. However, once their financial situation improves they'll return. Boston, and Southeastern Massachusetts are home to some of the highest concentrations of Portugeuse people outside of Portugal, so for TAP to leave BOS permanently, would not only be doing a disservice for the Portugeuse people of Massachusetts, but also for TAP the airline. My guess is that they'll be back by no later than 2003.

Korean Air left mainly due to rising fuel costs, and the fact that BOS currently has no transit lounge for passengers to wait in, before those continuing on to Washington and Seoul can board or reboard. The flights were almost always full, and the airline expects to return in 2003, when Terminal E is expanded and renovated.

Sun Country is planning to return to BOS in May. Don't know why they left, but now they are returning, armed with their beautiful new 737s.

Air Jamaica recently began ops to BOS, 5x-weekly, using A320s. Unfortunately the flight arrives so late at night, and departs so early, it's a pain in the ass to try and spot.

Granted BOS is not as interesting as it has been, but I think 2001 will prove interesting, especially in regards to US airlines.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

June 1 sees Delta operating a nonstop to Gatwick. Delta is planning on making BOS a mini-hub for international flights. I think that within a year Delta may fly to 3-6 European cities (not putting their flight # on an AF flight) out of BOS.

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