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User currently offlineNbgskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 816 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

It looks like the previous thread has been archived, so here is #11.

To start this one off, I have it on realitively decent authority, that the F-15s may be making a return visit to Lebanon this comming thursday 4/30. I hope this is going to start a nice trend back to the days when the A-10s would make a few turns in our playground.


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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Any chance of B6 starting service at BDL? I heard they had people there few weeks ago checking out the airport. (maybe just a rumor? I wasn't there to see them, but someone told me)


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User currently offlineTomcbaker From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2266 times:



Quoting Nbgskygod (Thread starter):
To start this one off, I have it on realitively decent authority, that the F-15s may be making a return visit to Lebanon this comming thursday 4/30. I hope this is going to start a nice trend back to the days when the A-10s would make a few turns in our playground.

Nice. I wish I could be there to see it. Any word yet on how Cape Air is doing at LEB? Probably still "off to a slow start" eh?



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User currently offlineNbgskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2258 times:



Quoting Tomcbaker (Reply 2):
Nice. I wish I could be there to see it. Any word yet on how Cape Air is doing at LEB? Probably still "off to a slow start" eh?

From what I have seen lately, most of their flights have been close to full. There was on flight that was completely empty both from and to Boston. Other than that I think they are doing fine. One day in the near future I am going to take a ride down and back and see how their service is (maybe spend the day shooting).



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User currently offlineLat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

This would be a good time to investigate airshows around New England for the Summer and their dates, of course. Contributions welcome.

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User currently offlineTomcbaker From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Does anyone know how AS is doing with loads/profit on its service BOS-PDX? I flew on it roundtrip last month and the flights were not full. I spoke to an FA who mentioned she wouldn't be surprised if the route was eventually canceled, which would be a shame considering it's PDX's only service to Boston and the only AS service from PDX to anywhere on the east coast (http://www.alaskaair.com/as/alaska/images/asqxroutemap.pdf). I thought it was fantastic service to/from PDX.


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User currently offlineOnetogo From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2205 times:



Quoting Tomcbaker (Reply 2):
Any word yet on how Cape Air is doing at LEB

EAS route. Loads don't really matter to them, but they have been doing fairly well.

Quoting Tomcbaker (Reply 5):
Does anyone know how AS is doing with loads/profit on its service BOS-PDX?

I have heard that this is rather slow for them. Obviously the nonstop SEA service is continuing to go extremely well, just as one would expect.


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

You know what would be fun to see again? AC flying BOS-YVR. That route was doing pretty good from what I could recall. I wish someone would bring it back. They'd make some good money on it.

So why doesn't anyone fly BOS-SMF? While I know it isn't a good reason, it seems to me that since it has flights to JFK and IAD, it could support BOS as well. I know UA has a flight that goes BOS-ORD-SMF, or at least it did when I flew them to DSM in 2004.

Also, why is Terminal E so congested? Most of BOS's traffic is from Europe, and that arrives in the afternoon and leaves in the evening, but there should be room for incoming flights in the morning or later at night. I wish Massport had put WN elsewhere and/or expanded that terminal. A while back I mentioned the possibility of remote stands and it sounded like there was no reason they couldn't be done. There are plenty of international destinations BOS could use service to, but it's problematic with Terminal E the way it is.



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User currently offlineB752os From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2058 times:



Quoting Tomcbaker (Reply 5):
Does anyone know how AS is doing with loads/profit on its service BOS-PDX? I flew on it roundtrip last month and the flights were not full. I spoke to an FA who mentioned she wouldn't be surprised if the route was eventually canceled, which would be a shame considering it's PDX's only service to Boston and the only AS service from PDX to anywhere on the east coast (http://www.alaskaair.com/as/alaska/images/asqxroutemap.pdf). I thought it was fantastic service to/from PDX.

I have flown the route 5 times in the last 7 months and each time the flight have been at least 90% full or better each way. That is not a good look at the yields, but the loads from what I have experienced have been good. Others on these forums have said that the flights have been a surprise hit for AS.


User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2054 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 1):
Any chance of B6 starting service at BDL? I heard they had people there few weeks ago checking out the airport. (maybe just a rumor? I wasn't there to see them, but someone told me)

Seeing that BDL will have ZERO service to FLL after next month, I think B6 to BDL in the near future is almost certain. I think you will see pretty much a 1 for 1 swap with DL's Florida and sched and what B6 would provide... though im sure B6 could do 2x daily FLL.

Hopefully PVD will be in the near future too. BDL is too close for JFK, but I wonder if they could make PVD-JFK work on E190s.



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User currently offlineB752os From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2020 times:



Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 9):
Seeing that BDL will have ZERO service to FLL after next month, I think B6 to BDL in the near future is almost certain. I think you will see pretty much a 1 for 1 swap with DL's Florida and sched and what B6 would provide... though im sure B6 could do 2x daily FLL.

Hopefully PVD will be in the near future too. BDL is too close for JFK, but I wonder if they could make PVD-JFK work on E190s.

I can't believe BDL will have no FLL service. I know they have flights to MIA on AA, but none to FLL? I wonder why no WN.


User currently offlineIcelandair75W From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

To be honest, I think SW chose Terminal E. They're using the old NW checkin counters which has bags lead to their own bag room, and they have direct and fast access to the gates they will use (E1AB and E2AB and I think also the old FL gates (1ABCDE). Good move IMO.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

I heard last week that the MHT tower was at risk of losing some staffing because flight operations have fallen. One is a function of the other. So, we might see military practice approaches at some airports that need to get their 'operations' numbers up. I've seen Coast Guard C-130s and NHANG KC-135s at Manchester, plus others from time to time.

User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1994 times:



Quoting Icelandair75W (Reply 11):
To be honest, I think SW chose Terminal E. They're using the old NW checkin counters which has bags lead to their own bag room, and they have direct and fast access to the gates they will use (E1AB and E2AB and I think also the old FL gates (1ABCDE). Good move IMO.

What else was available?



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User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1933 times:



Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 9):

Seeing that BDL will have ZERO service to FLL after next month

I found that hard to believe so I did a quick check. Yes the direct flight was gone in June but it was bookable in Dec. Only 1 nonstop a day. I think I remember 3 not to long ago. B6 would be a great addition. I just did OAK-JFK yesterday on them(you have to check out the JFK terminal! Incredible!) But where is the gate space for them when the Murphy terminal closes and AA moves over?


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8379 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1912 times:



Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 7):
Also, why is Terminal E so congested? Most of BOS's traffic is from Europe, and that arrives in the afternoon and leaves in the evening, but there should be room for incoming flights in the morning or later at night. I wish Massport had put WN elsewhere and/or expanded that terminal. A while back I mentioned the possibility of remote stands and it sounded like there was no reason they couldn't be done. There are plenty of international destinations BOS could use service to, but it's problematic with Terminal E the way it is.

I wouldn't say it is congested. As you say, most gates are busy during the typical TATL rush hour but Massport does have pretty good incentives out for new international destinations and new international airlines and no one has shown interest, so it's not like Terminal E needs to be expanded. With NW moving out that frees up at least 1 more international gate. Asia service would fit in nicely because Asian departures and arrivals don't conflict with European departures and arrivals, but that horse has been beaten to death already  Smile


User currently offlineB595 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2009, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1906 times:



Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 12):
I heard last week that the MHT tower was at risk of losing some staffing because flight operations have fallen. One is a function of the other. So, we might see military practice approaches at some airports that need to get their 'operations' numbers up. I've seen Coast Guard C-130s and NHANG KC-135s at Manchester, plus others from time to time.

Do you see any C5's from SWF? Back in the 80's they used to do approaches at BTV every now and then. Was a real treat, especially hearing the TF39 engines power-up for go-around/missed approach.


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1889 times:



Quoting Airbazar (Reply 15):
I wouldn't say it is congested. As you say, most gates are busy during the typical TATL rush hour but Massport does have pretty good incentives out for new international destinations and new international airlines and no one has shown interest, so it's not like Terminal E needs to be expanded.

There are a few airlines in Europe that don't serve BOS but are often rumored to be starting soon. SA and TP are supposedly looking into adding service to Stockholm and Lisbon, and I wouldn't be surprised to see BRU service down the road, but that would probably be LH when they acquire SN. I wonder if we could see GLA service added as well. It is when those three arrive (if they arrive) we'll see congestion issues.

Quoting Sectflyer (Reply 14):
B6 would be a great addition.

For Florida service, yes. Too bad BOS and JFK are so close because those would open up the rest of the B6 network to the BDL customers. IAD could happen, especially because B6 flies from there to California, Florida, CUN and SJU.

Quoting Icelandair75W (Reply 11):
(E1AB and E2AB and I think also the old FL gates (1ABCDE).

I don't think they are using the old FL gates (in fact I'm almost 100% sure they're not). Those are technically in Terminal C despite being connected to Terminal E. I don't know who uses them, but if they're open WN should be going there and letting an international carrier use the gates they are going to use now.



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User currently offlineNbgskygod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1854 times:



Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 12):
heard last week that the MHT tower was at risk of losing some staffing because flight operations have fallen. One is a function of the other. So, we might see military practice approaches at some airports that need to get their 'operations' numbers up. I've seen Coast Guard C-130s and NHANG KC-135s at Manchester, plus others from time to time.

That will probably increase the rumors of the FAA finally contracting MHT tower out. That is interesting since the FCT contracts are up for negotiation this year. We may see MHT go contract in the near future.



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Today is the first day that NW operations have been absorbed into DL space at PVD. They are still removing the last of the NW signs around the terminal.

User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1833 times:



Quoting PVD757 (Reply 19):
Today is the first day that NW operations have been absorbed into DL space at PVD. They are still removing the last of the NW signs around the terminal.

Can't wait to see stripes of blue or a cursive lowercase "a" behind their old ticket counter!



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1813 times:



Quoting B595 (Reply 16):
Do you see any C5's from SWF?

No, but I'm with you: That's an amazing plane to watch and hear. Whenever I go to an air show, the plane I'm most interested in seeing fly (aside from the F-16s/F-15s/F-18s/F-14s) is the C-5. But if MHT is 'at risk' of losing funding or staffing as a direct result of reduced operations, then I would think we'd be calling in all the 'Touch-and-goes' we can.


User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1792 times:



Quoting PVD757 (Reply 19):
Today is the first day that NW operations have been absorbed into DL space at PVD. They are still removing the last of the NW signs around the terminal.

It will be nice to have mainline service back at pvd!


User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1739 times:



Quoting Sectflyer (Reply 22):
It will be nice to have mainline service back at pvd!

it never left! US still has about 10 daily UA 2-3 daily and NW up to 4. I guess TECHNICALY this marks the return of "Delta" mainline... just need maintine to return to ATL, which i think will happen once the fleets are fully mixed.. the A319 is a better sized aircraft for the route than an MD88



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User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1706 times:

Yeah, I was refering to DL. And yes they need it to ATL. I have not flown DL from PVD since they went RJ and I won't!

25 RL757PVD : I havent used PVD hardly at all but thats primarily because of the fares. The CR7 isnt as bad as the CR2. Im actually using PVD for the first time in
26 Mjgbtv : So how does that work? It seems like BTV has always had a fair amount of military approach activity, but I always figured it had something to do with
27 Sectflyer : Has DL/NW given up gate 11 at PVD? Is the former AA gate being used for anything besides overnight parking for WN?
28 PVD757 : No. No.
29 Post contains images Nbgskygod : Lebanon recieved a bit of an inpromtu airshow today. 3 F-15s from the 104th FW made several low passes along runway 36. 78-0474, 78-0475, and 78-0476
30 B595 : Like the shot! Have you considered trying to upload that? It would need some work in Photoshop, maybe an hour or two give or take, but I think it wou
31 Nbgskygod : I was planning on uploading on "the other site". I do still have some work to do on them. I did a bunch of quick and dirty edits (I had 50 something s
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