BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1887 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10064 times:
So I've been temping for CTPS, and many of our projects have been at Logan. At one point I rode the Blue Line all the way to the end for the first time in 11 years and saw Constitution Beach. It isn't quite Boston's answer to Maho Beach, but holy crap, that is a planespotter's paradise! I have stopped by there during breaks at work and watched the planes. One day I saw the 747 diverted from JFK. That thing is huge! I was hoping it was an A380, but oh well. I also saw the 787 there another time as well. I also saw the US side of Terminal B and Terminal A for the first time (just the landsides though). I was able to walk around from Terminal A to E, then C, then the US side of Terminal B before I had a hard time finding my way back to Terminal A. It is largely idiot-proof except for that final stretch. I also love the rocking chairs in the hallway between Terminals C and A/B. It's a shame there is no landside area that is good for planespotting (aside from a few glimpses of the tarmac).
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3807 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9944 times:
The airport that is seeing a bit of interesting action is Pease. I shot this Southern Air 747 there a couple weekends ago. Pease maintains their 747s, and one is there nearly every few days. Also, there is a bit more CRAF traffic passing through Pease these days. Not anywhere near what Bangor gets, but more than before.
B595 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2009, 299 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9863 times:
Nice to see the New England thread going again. Thanks PWMRamper.
Quoting mjgbtv (Reply 4): The hot topic of the moment is the F-35; lots of vocal opposition but plenty of support as well.
I really can't fathom the opposition. The Air Guard brings big $$$ and skilled technical jobs to the area, and the opposition would dismiss these benefits on account of a very modest increase in noise level. And talking about noise, let's not forget that the area somehow grew and prospered during the days of the F-4.....
Quoting mjgbtv (Reply 4): I saw a few interesting visitors over the past couple of months
Any news about Porter Airlines? The remarkably warm winter probably took a huge bite out of their ski package business. I'm thinking they may not be back next winter, but here's to hoping.
lat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 447 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9832 times:
New Southwest schedule reaching into January will be released on Monday 04 JUN. Supposedly, there will be some significant changes systemwide beyond the seasonal adjustments. AirTran naturally, will be further integrated but how will New England's airports be affectd by this. We shall see.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3807 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9817 times:
I think the real 'big' thing with respect to this is Southwest metal up in Portland, but someone here also posted a rumor (not heard elsewhere) that MHT-ATL will be coming. That seems far-fetched to me. But like you said: We shall see.
bexf27 From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 29 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9745 times:
Does anyone know when Penair will start service to PQI???? City pair to BOS is on the sight but was unable to book a flight for the fun of it. It will be so kewl to have that airline here in New England. I am so glad I get to read about New England news again. I hope it lasts if you know what I mean.
Can't answer your question. But the one on the right with the special scheme is from the VFA-37 Ragin Bulls strike fighter squadron based @ NAS Oceana, VA. It's also the CAG's airplane (CAG=Commander of the Air Group). Or what some call " the boss bird". That makes it pretty rare. Nice catch.
mjgbtv From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 319 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9165 times:
I saw this in BTV a few days ago:
I had to do some research just to find out what it was. Then I saw another one land a few days later. They were at the Army National Guard ramp, so maybe doing something related to the Guard's annual training.
BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1887 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9026 times:
So I think that there is a lot of good things heading our way at BOS. With the 787, a Middle East/Indian carrier should be coming our way. I wonder who it will be? EK? TK? QR? AI? 9W?
I wonder if EI would move to Terminal C with B6, especially as I believe there are rumors here that they will move to T5 at JFK, so it would make sense. It would give WN more room as well, and I'd like to see them expand a bit because competition with B6 will keep prices modest.
A question about what used to be Terminal D- how many gates are there, or were there? I've heard it's three, but I could've sworn that when I flew out of there in 2005 there were five. Did they close two gates?
And how long until B6 enters PVD? It's obvious that it's coming soon...
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3807 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9014 times:
Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 19): So I think that there is a lot of good things heading our way at BOS. With the 787, a Middle East/Indian carrier should be coming our way. I wonder who it will be? EK? TK? QR? AI? 9W?
I think Qatar said they were coming to Boston as soon as the 787s arrive.
Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 19): And how long until B6 enters PVD? It's obvious that it's coming soon...
There are a lot of 'experts' who declare it's going to happen any hour now...