Rob2507 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17737 times:
Can't remember where I saw it (possibly on their Twitter feed), but I recall reading a few months ago that they were in the process of redesigning their website, and that the new site would go live in early 2010.
airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8835 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14795 times:
My guess is the inauguration of the new terminal E wing for WN. It's been under construction for a while now and last week it was looking less like a contruction site and more like the terminal it's supposed to be.
Another guess of mine is the introduction of full body scanners.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 13930 times:
An airport web site would never trump an airline announcement. Airline routes, properly, should be announced by the airlines...not the airports. For that reason I think the news has to do with Logan per se rather than any new airline route.
apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4323 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 13146 times:
My guess is Terminal E will be renamed Terminal D. Remember a year or two ago, Terminal D was reestablished as part of Terminal C and the plan was to rename Terminal E into Terminal D down the road. They may finally be doing that.
Airportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 12964 times:
Quoting apodino (Reply 22): My guess is Terminal E will be renamed Terminal D. Remember a year or two ago, Terminal D was reestablished as part of Terminal C and the plan was to rename Terminal E into Terminal D down the road. They may finally be doing that.
And that serves what purpose exactly? Waste more money on making new signs for everything around the airport? That cant be a cheap re-mod
EXCOASA1982 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 12938 times:
Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 11): How about the announcement of Immigration and Customs services in Terminal A? That would be a huge deal! Other options, Continental moves back to terminal C and Alaska moves to A.
AS moved to Terminal A a few months ago.
: I think it's WN opening BOS-PHL. B6 missed a huge opportunity to establish themselves on that route. 5x daily. http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...
: Looks like my guess was half right. From that same article, it says: "At a dedication this morning of an expansion of the airport's Terminal E"
: BOS wanted to be considered as New York's 4th Airport! :p
: That expansion is at PHL, not BOS. Coincidence that WN is at Term E at both airports. I wonder if they were waiting for more gate space to start this
: I know your kidding, but it would be a long, cold day in Hell the day that ever happened
: I would think they would ahve seen it coming. If I was B6 id have stayed out of the BWI mess with WN and FL and just block them by adding PHL instead
: I agree. If I were B6, I'd have started BOS-PHL before WN even opened BOS. If there was ever a market screaming out for some real competition, this i
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: Actually, they're going to open up some Krispy Kremes AND Tim Horton's. It'll make the war of heaven and hell (or Red Sox fans vs Yankees fans) seem
: Yep, I've seen this coming. I wonder how long it will be before B6 jumps in as well. The only problem is BOS-PHL is only half the size of BOS-BWI, so
: Considering the High airfares, a lot of people opt to drive, take the bus, or the train between Boston and Philadelphia. This will help stimulate som
: We have a winner; according to the Logan Twitter feed, this is the big announcement.
: I can see old Terminal D which was renamed Terminal C Pier A a little while ago, being rededicated as Terminal E when renovations are finished. They
: This is definitely no surprise. I wonder how long til B6 announces it. I'll give it until the end of next week... JetBluefan1
: One word: FINALLY! Yes, B6 missed an opportunity; but let's not forget that FL HAD this route for about 3 years and basically blew it due to poor sch
: Last night I took some data from the DOT. The two largest markets without any nonstop service to BOS are BNA and SAT, both of which are WN stronghold
: Only after Massport acquires and rehabs the old Weymouth Naval Air Station (NAS) to ease overcrowding and commute times into BOS on Route 93. ATC doe
: With that said WN does offer once daily non-stop BNA-PVD. I figure a little more travel time but there would be a decent chance I'd get stuck in BOS
: B6 tried BOS-PHX and it only work for half the year. It could be a good seasonal route. HOU is interesting, CO has the Boston-Houston market all to t
: Good for BOS, PHL, and WN! Yes--had FL scheduled the flights properly and stuck it out, they could have had a share of this market. Not the first tim
: Looking at the data, I agree that it is indead seasonal. The number of pax drops significantly in the summertime. I wonder why they haven't gone back
: I think this move may signal the end of PHL-PVD and PHL-MHT.
: I dont think so ...PVD hasn't been a BOS alternative ever since B6 and FL went in there. Id be shocked if mroe than 10% of the PVD-PHL pax came from
: I might agree if Southwest cut San Jose and Oakland after entering SFO, but they really didn't. MHT and PVD can support service to PHL independent of
: I noticed that it does have a new look to it. At present, the http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/ne...n-beantown-and-city-brotherly-love I was one of
: I agree that WN probably won't cut PVD-PHL and MHT-PHL all together, but comparing WN's PHL-PVD and PHL-MHT schedules today to a random date in July
: They went down to 4 sometime in 2009 I think, MHT had 6 at one point while PVD peaked at 5. PVD's and BOS's flights are at pretty much the same times
: They may have gone down to 4 sometime in 2009, but right now (February 2010) each city-pair has 5 weekday departures. Interestingly, Southwest's pdf
: Maybe they announced the going down to 4x back in 2009 then(with the march sched change?) I think in PVD's case it was essentially traded to either a
: I think this addition is very good news for not just BOS but also PHL. After all, WN seems to be doing nothing but cutting back at PHL these days - CM
: Is this supposed to be some kind of sick joke? This is Logan we are talking about, Boston, New England...words like Krispy Kreme and Tim Hortons cant
: B6 has plenty of gates at BOS; 11 gates for around 60 peak daily departures are more than enough. I don't think they wanted to be the first to pick t
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: You're absolutely right. But I'm confused about one thing. Since we're refering to Boston, which one was the bad language? "Krispie Kreme", "Tim Hort
: Not a chance. Krispy Kreme tried to open a store in Boston (Medford actually), and it failed miserably in just a few months. It's just not a name tha
: I've not been through there recently, but I thought the security checkpoint to their pier was a bottleneck, and once a bit of renovation back there w
: Ask any Canadian. They'll tell you what Tim Horton's is.
: Krispy Kreme didn't realize that reason Dunkin Donuts is successful is not because of their Donuts but their Coffee, which is still in my opinion the
: PHL seems to be US’s only safe haven vs WN. WN has tried and tried to build up a nice “focus City” and really can’t seem to grow there. If I r
: I read that yesterday. If you read the entire article, the price data is skewed. My take on it was that a full non-refundable fare was was being comp
: KK is a favorite down south, along with fried food. Hence why the most overweight states are all in the south. KK donuts are decent, but as you menti
: Clearly, I had NO clue what I was talking about, so I'll point out my own failing here. I didn't think that the announcement was going to be related
: Most times the airport will indeed promote the announcement, but it is the airline that will make it, so its usually both. Historically it comes from
: One other factor involved is that the DEN monster needs to be fed. From our discussions here, it seems that PHL is not WN's highest-yielding station.
: One main reason (outside of the recession and their expansion at DEN) why WN's PHL growth has been stunted was because of lack of gates. Now that Ham
: I wanted to follow up with some additional info that supports ChrisNH claim that PVD and MHT can support service to BOS on their own. I agree. WN may
: PHL-BDL is likely too close for WN. While driving through the NYC metro isn't advisable, Amtrak lists its service between the cities being 4 hrs. 12 m
: It might be beneficial to show Q3 2002 O&D data to show what the numbers were like BEFORE there was any LFC offering PHL-New England service for
: What if we were all wrong? Oldest of Logan's terminals getting major makeover! http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2010/02/oldest_of_logan.html
: What years did DL offer PHL-BOS, DL offer TTN-BOS, and FL offer PHL-BOS, and any other carriers (besides US) compete on the PHL-BOS route say the last
: I once considered taking the bus, but most if not all, including the Boltbus and MegaBus, require a transfer in New York. I've heard of people's expe
: This right here shows that without low fares the demand simply dries up and does not go to PVD/MHT in significant numbers, though this could show MHT
: The combined security checkpoint is old news, but the rest is new, and very interesting. I've heard stories of Terminal C becoming BOS's equilivant t
: Besides rolling out two full body scanners over the next 3 months; there is alot of talk of finally getting some USCBP over to Terminal A and having a
: Thats true, but I was thinking more about business travelers going the other way, from BOS to PHL.
: Southwest doesn't need US Airways' current passengers to be successful on the route; if they are successful, it will come from generating traffic whi
: Old news. Really old news actually. Someone at the Globe must have been bored. Good luck finding space for one AF 744 at terminal A, let alone 1 744
: True, but again one problem was that the final flight of the day usually had a departure time BEFORE 6 PM. If one figures about 1/2 hour travel time
: Was just in BOS on an overnight. Man the access to Terminal E is screwed up. One silver lining coming, I see they are building a bridge connecting Gat
: The Terminal C in BOS...which airline(s) would it go to? and how many gates will it have after its renovated? Thank You.
: I don't believe any addition gates are going to be constructed. Right now Terminal C handles B6, UA, FL, SY (seasonal service). YX used to fly out of
: Not necessarily. If they do get the increase in traffic you are talking about, it is reasonable to assume that yields for a segment just between the
: According to what I've read, WN will be starting off w/5 r/ts per day. US presently does 15 to 16 r/ts per day (it's basically a shuttle frequency).
: Convenient travel times are very important on a route like PHL-BDL, but even US Airways, with the more frequent schedule, didn't see a big increase i
: Had WN kept the route a little longer, it would've seen some increase in passengers from my place of work. We received a contract for BDL work shortl
: Four to five daily round-trips are probably the bare minimum for Southwest to be acceptable to business travelers. US will still get a yield premium
: How so? I don't find it any different that any other airport/terminal. Yes, it's funny how there are 2 security checkpoint entrances but other than t
: Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware that Orbitz was now offering such a feature. However, 9 out of 10 times; I usually get the best fare deal by usin
: How many gates will B6 have total after this move? And how many does WN have access to?
: I believe WN will have 5. I didn't know that it was CO's gates B6 was taking over. I thought it was some of UA's. I don't know how many gates B6 will
: To clear up some errors here about Logan. CO moved to Terminal A well more than 1 year ago. AirTran then moved from C1C-C1E to C40-42. jetBlue got CO'
: I was referring to the vacant gates, (previously Concourse D), the expanded bridge between E and C will allow access through the security check point
: If WN does end up using all five of those gates, the security checkpoint leading to E1A-E will need to be expanded. I imagine that E2A/2B don't see m
: Why? Can passengers no longer access those gates by going thru the main security checkpoint? That side entrance is only relevant during the afternoon
: Just a thought on PVD and MHT. With Providence, its on the Amtrak NEC line. Amtrak has a $128 refundable Acela one way and it's 4 hr. 27 mins from Ph
: You are right about CO and their high use of gates. UA has not really scaled back in BOS all that much. They have cut some LAX flights over the years
: The capacity is adequate, but the hike from the main checkpoint to E1E is quite lengthy.
: As of now, there is no and plans to be no access between Terminal C Pier A (Gates 1C-E) departure level and to rest of Terminal C. Only access to Pier
: Somewhere in the long term planning, MassPort should consider finding another place for the Fedex ramp and convert the existing Fedex building into t