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5 B747-400s En Route To Boston  
User currently offlineJustPlanes From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 887 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 19107 times:

For a place like Logan I didn't think that was too bad...
2 BA's
1 Virgin
1 Lufthansa
1 Air France
all landing this afternoon...

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User currently offlineIligano From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 19033 times:

These are all literary agents, coming to sign a movie deal (and rights to license apparel) with the Somali Pirate!  white 

User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 18649 times:

The European tourists all booked on the one weekend of the entire year when Boston will have decent weather.  duck 

User currently offlineStyles9002 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18543 times:



Quoting Iligano (Reply 1):
The European tourists all booked on the one weekend of the entire year when Boston will have decent weather. duck

Hardly a true statement. BOS enjoys all 4 seasons in a year and has a long, fine summer.



It is what it is.
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18482 times:

I wonder if this is because of the end of spring break in MA. I flew out of BOS last weekend, and the combination of the marathon + start of spring break had pretty much everything over the atlantic oversold, except (oddly enough) LX.

-A



What now?
User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18420 times:

Not terribly surprising. So we're getting a few 747's instead of A340's. No biggie.

User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18346 times:

Maybe this is because of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is supposed to arrive in Boston on Monday. Then again, this isn't a huge increase in capacity, is it? AF usually flies their 747s in, and one of the two daily BA frequencies is a B747 as well, if I am not mistaken (the other one being a 777-200ER).

Does anyone know if there are any planned capacity increases for commencment season, coming up in a few weeks?



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User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18257 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 6):
Then again, this isn't a huge increase in capacity, is it?

Nope. Not at all.

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 6):
AF usually flies their 747s in, and one of the two daily BA frequencies is a B747 as well, if I am not mistaken (the other one being a 777-200ER).

Correct.

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 6):
Does anyone know if there are any planned capacity increases for commencment season, coming up in a few weeks?

None. Probably see a good amount of extra GA traffic into KBED and the other BOS sats.


User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18200 times:

There should be a market for the a380 then, right?


rolf
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12840 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18084 times:



Quoting Rolfen (Reply 8):
There should be a market for the a380 then, right?

Sure, once BA, LH, AF and VS merge!  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 



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User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17833 times:

BOS will be getting BA 747's on 2 out of the 3 rotations throughout the summer. Looks like VS will be doing the same on its 1x daily.

User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17258 times:



Quoting Iligano (Reply 1):
These are all literary agents, coming to sign a movie deal (and rights to license apparel) with the Somali Pirate!

He's in New York.


User currently offlineLemmy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 16231 times:



Quoting Styles9002 (Reply 3):
BOS enjoys all 4 seasons in a year

And often all 4 seasons in one day!



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User currently offlineLufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 14789 times:



Quoting Rolfen (Reply 8):
There should be a market for the a380 then, right?

Spoken like someone who has never been around Terminal E gates 7-8 during the late afternoon.  Wink

Seriously though, the way Massport operates, the A380 will never be an option for Boston, no matter how much it would be needed. When Massport revamped terminal E, they went the cheap way and decided to just renovate the existing building, rather than starting from scratch. The result is a building that is getting to small for what it has now, never mind growth. There are single jetbridges, the lounge facilities are to small to accomodate the amount of premium passengers that would be in them at one time, the interior of the terminal is narrow.

In short, unless they started from scratch or put the A380 at another terminal, you won't be seeing it in Boston any time soon, save for a diversion, and that would be at a remote stand.



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User currently offlineFiestaFlight From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12348 times:

My office is across the harbor from Logan-I have a clear view of all active runways. It's cool that those 4 airlines still fly the 747 into BOS, but they mix it up w their other long haul types. You never really know what you'll happen to see on final when you go over to the water cooler by the windows! There's usually atleast 2 or 3 747s every afternoon. Sometimes 5.

Every time I see the AF 747, I know it won't be comin' around much longer...

I also noticed NW/Delta A330s from AMS now operate at Terminal A. I didn't realize the switch occurred until a week or 2 ago. I can now see the tall tail whereas Terminal E was obscured from our view.


User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12003 times:



Quoting Lemmy (Reply 12):
Quoting Styles9002 (Reply 3):
BOS enjoys all 4 seasons in a year

And often all 4 seasons in one day!

I was going to say that 3 of those seasons were compressed into 4 months centered on July 1.

-Rampart


User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11687 times:



Quoting FiestaFlight (Reply 14):
I also noticed NW/Delta A330s from AMS now operate at Terminal A. I didn't realize the switch occurred until a week or 2 ago

Saw that as well. I think I saw a couple Compass echo jets over at A also.


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11601 times:

I'm flying in for the Volvo Ocean Race arrival, and there are a metric ton of support teams coming from all over the world, but I don't think that accounts for a large %, maybe a few though.


They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5549 times:



Quoting Styles9002 (Reply 3):
BOS enjoys all 4 seasons in a year and has a long, fine summer.

And sometimes even in one day!!!!



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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5544 times:



Quoting Rampart (Reply 15):

I was going to say that 3 of those seasons were compressed into 4 months centered on July 1.

 thumbsup  Big grin

That's about it... 8 and a half months of winter, two weeks of spring, two months of summer, and a month of fall.  duck 


User currently offlineJustPlanes From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5402 times:

I guess its no biggie... but I worked at Logan for 10 years and never saw 5 B747s coming in an afternoon...

Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 13):
Seriously though, the way Massport operates, the A380 will never be an option for Boston, no matter how much it would be needed. When Massport revamped terminal E, they went the cheap way and decided to just renovate the existing building, rather than starting from scratch. The result is a building that is getting to small for what it has now, never mind growth. There are single jetbridges, the lounge facilities are to small to accomodate the amount of premium passengers that would be in them at one time, the interior of the terminal is narrow.

1) To alleviate the problem in Terminal E Massport should allow others such as A and B to have their own customs facilities so airlines like AA, AF, NW etc... could operate right into A and B freeing up space in E and and avoiding a/c repositioning... I can't imagine how much fun it must be for NW/DL to reposition their A330 all the way from E to A!

2) Boston being the 1st big city coming from Europe could really be a hub for some airline if there was an adequate airport but Logan lacks space. They had a gate issue in 2000, how is this ever going to get better...
Build a new airport 20-30 miles from the city with a high speed train and keep Logan for shuttles to NYC, WAS etc...


User currently offlineEnginebird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5231 times:



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 4):
I flew out of BOS last weekend, and the combination of the marathon + start of spring break had pretty much everything over the atlantic oversold, except (oddly enough) LX.

I was flying out on LX to ZRH late on Marathon Monday and it was packed, not a single empty seat. Terrible experience in the cramped LX seating. -- LH had some capacity problems that day, as they had cancelled the second daily flight to FRA a few weeks earlier, forcing them to rebook many passengers including me.

Quoting Tonystan (Reply 18):
Quoting Styles9002 (Reply 3):
BOS enjoys all 4 seasons in a year and has a long, fine summer.

And sometimes even in one day!!!!

I've always liked Boston weather, minus the wind. You get great spring days in March and April and an incredible Indian Summer with warm days well into October and November.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

With all this robustness in transatlantic traffic into/out of Boston, I'm still surprised that AA downgraded to 763s on their London flights. What's the loss of seats going from a 777 to a 763...10%?

User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

Clearly it was because the Yankees were in town to play the Sox  Wink


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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6807 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4764 times:



Quoting JustPlanes (Reply 20):
Build a new airport 20-30 miles from the city

Good luck with actually finding enough open land within 60 miles of Boston and then getting the neighboring communities to actually go along with that new airport and the new high-speed rail line as well as access road improvements.

Quoting JustPlanes (Reply 20):
Boston being the 1st big city coming from Europe could really be a hub for some airline

BOS doesn't work as a hub because it is in a corner, geographically speaking. And while it does have healthy international traffic, it's not as strong as other hub cities in "corners" like MIA, LAX, or JFK/EWR. Northwest tried a BOS gateway about twenty years ago and Braniff tried it about thirty years ago. With reasonably frequent service to all the major domestic airline hubs as well as significant point-to-point service, it would be difficult to build loyalty with one or two daily flights to most domestic cities timed for connections with the international banks.

Quoting JustPlanes (Reply 20):
They had a gate issue in 2000

More to the point, BOS has issues with gate-squatting.

Quoting Enginebird (Reply 21):
You get great spring days in March and April

And you can count those "great spring days in March and April" on one hand. You also get wretched winter days in March and April.

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 19):
8 and a half months of winter

That's much closer to the truth.


25 Enginebird : Sorry, offtopic : Well, tastes differ. Nothing beats a run around Chestnut Hill Reservoir on a cool and sunny spring day -- nice cool dry weather for
26 Jfk777 : Massport seems t be allergic to having 2 or 3 FIS facilities at BOS, it would make the airport much better. Terminals A, B & E should have FIS capabi
27 RL757PVD : I fail to see how having an FIS in Term A all of a sudden makes a flight more viable to where airlines would add more international flights. The only
28 Aviateur : Off the top of my head... airlines that have / had regular, scheduled 747 service to BOS... THEN: TWA (including SP !) Pan Am Braniff BOAC Northwest O
29 Tommyy : Dont worry, they will be gone soon, they only came to see the Yankees play
30 Airbazar : You must have not been payoing too much attention BA/AF/LH/VS all operate 747's regularly to BOS, or have in the recent past. It's not unusual to see
31 ChrisNH : Aer Lingus flew 747-200s through Boston; Swissair flew 747-300s. United, TWA (the SP) and American also did. The TWA 747-SP was decorated with 'Spiri
32 COflyerBOS : I flew out of Boston last Sunday. I saw two 330s for Aer Lingus, a 747 and 340 for Lufthansa, a BA 744, and a VS 744. There was also a 330 at Terminal
33 Aviateur : Duh! How did I leave those out? And I remember those "Spirit of Boston" TWA SPs. Actually, didn't it say "Boston Express"? But as for AA and UA, were
34 Pyrex : Yes, but at least the winter is sunny, you get plenty of light, not depressing at all. And I don't know why people say it is windy, never really felt
35 SeaBosDca : Have a look at some US weather statistics... Boston is the windiest major city in the country (much more so than "windy" Chicago). Anyone who's been
36 Airbazar : It is windy here and cold, but as someone who grew up in the tropics, I absolutely love the New England weather. What I can't stand are all the peopl
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