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Spirit Pulling Out Of BOS?  
User currently offlineUPNYGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Has anybody heard anything about Spirit pulling out of Logan? I usually travel exclusively US, but was going to give NK a go just for shits and giggles to see what they are really like. It seems like NK have nothing going out of BOS after Nov. 7. Are they pulling out or is this a scheduling glitch?

Yes I know that they are not at all glamorous travel, but I figure if I am going to advise family (once a year travelers at best) to avoid Spirit, than perhaps I should FLY the airline first before I start speaking about them.

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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3795 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

No. Where are you not seeing any flights?

That's a really noble thing to do. Use a business once before you decide you hate it.


User currently offlineQ From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5316 times:

I see BOS to MYR still flying in January. I see gone ORD-BOS after Nov 7th.

Q


User currently offlinejcarv From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

I believe they have a schedule change after November 7th with ORD being dropped seasonally and adding RSW seasonally. That's normal for them. It may apply to other markets in/out of BOS too.

User currently offlineUPNYGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5212 times:

it was BOS-TPA

Not sure if it was axed. It is not listed on wikipedia as active service, but we all know the reliability of wiki...  

It appears flights are ending on the 7th. Really isn't a huge deal... was just wondering if anybody here had any insight. It is more of a curiosity on my part. If this was an ongoing flight, I may be inclined to take it for the above mentioned reasons. If not, I will just take the old standby US.

I really didn't search for other options out of BOS on spirit before I posted this...my bad. You are correct that a schedule change is occuring. It specifically revolves around THIS flight. My original post was improperly worded.

[Edited 2012-11-04 10:16:04]

User currently offlinesanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Quoting UPNYGuy (Reply 4):
it was BOS-TPA

NK has never served this route... At least in the last few years.


User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

according to their own timetable, they will be doing 1x RSW, MYR and FLL each... ACY and ORD are gone seasonally


I have no association with Spirit Airlines
User currently offlineUPNYGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

NK has not served it directly, but as a one-stop. I know what I was looking for and am not going to find it ;-P

User currently offlineFlytravel From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Quoting Q (Reply 2):
I see BOS to MYR still flying in January. I see gone ORD-BOS after Nov 7th.

BOS-MYR and BOS-FLL are around in November and December. BOS-MYR departs at 5:20am! One has to be quite serious about that vacation to MYR.


User currently offlineclrd4t8koff From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

If Spirit pulled out of BOS it would be more of a blessing. I had the "pleasure" or flying them once from MCO-FLL back in the spring of 2007...45minute A319 flight and I wanted to shoot myself. Cramped, miserable personnel. On the way back when I was checking in at FLL the check-in was a cluster f**k to say the least. You could not see any self check-in kiosks, the lines were teriible and it was plain and simply chaotic.

Not sure how things are now, but something about them just screams 'bottom of the barrel.'


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 8):

It departs 5:20am and MYR-BOS departs MYR at 10:30pm! Not the most convenient timing.


User currently offlinedeltairlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 10):
It departs 5:20am and MYR-BOS departs MYR at 10:30pm! Not the most convenient timing.

Or great as it allows a full day on both ends of the trip.

Plus it's not even the earliest departure out of Terminal B - US Airways has a 515a-ish flight out of Boston to Charlotte that connects into the first bank at Charlotte.


User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

There are THREE Daily flights Nonstop on JetBlue (B6)..in my opinion thats your best travel experience right there

User currently offlineUPNYGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 12):

I am well aware of that fact. I take it that you did not read that I was tempted to take NK for giggles.


User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

oh no i did and i too admire you for trying them atleast once..but you never mentioned B6 and since they are a really great travel choice i figured id make sure you knew =)

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Quoting UPNYGuy (Thread starter):
Quoting UPNYGuy (Reply 13):

I take it you're going more fro s**ts and less for giggles? The employees are good, hardworking people, but they don't work for the most comfortable airline. If you are over 5'5" tall, you might want to consider trying NK out on their seasonal BOS-ACY flight, instead of enduring it for 3+ hours. I'm 6'1" and I cannot endure LGA-MYR. But, if you are going for the cheap fare, they are your best bet. Just a friendly warning.


User currently offlineUPNYGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

I've flown B6 more times than I can count. I used to take them roughly monthly down to NYC when I was at SUNY Oswego for college.

User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2856 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

After NK suddenly left DCA for BWI, I wouldn't be shocked if they ever did leave BOS for a lower cost alternate. I know ORH is dying for service...or there's always MHT and PVD. The smaller airports not only offer cost advantages but also allow for more growth and less competition.


Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently offlineFlytravel From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

ACY-BOS returns in April 2x daily. With ACY-BOS unavailable for 5 months of the year on NK and never an early AM flight anyways from ACY, BOS-PHL fares high, I'd think Frontier or JetBlue could do well on routes like 3x daily to BOS from ACY and ABE. For Jetblue, I don't think it would impact EWR-BOS but instead pull in from other areas and help long BOS routes from the new short connections.

User currently offlinebomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 17):

After NK suddenly left DCA for BWI, I wouldn't be shocked if they ever did leave BOS for a lower cost alternate. I know ORH is dying for service...or there's always MHT and PVD. The smaller airports not only offer cost advantages but also allow for more growth and less competition.

Maybe pull a SkyBus and use PSM? Maybe I'm dreaming...

Peace   



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3308 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 8):
BOS-MYR and BOS-FLL are around in November and December. BOS-MYR departs at 5:20am! One has to be quite serious about that vacation to MYR.

The BOS-MYR flight (NK 103) continues to FLL and is timed to connect with the morning bank of departures to the Caribbean and Latin America.

Quoting clrd4t8koff (Reply 9):
If Spirit pulled out of BOS it would be more of a blessing. I had the "pleasure" or flying them once from MCO-FLL back in the spring of 2007...45minute A319 flight and I wanted to shoot myself. Cramped, miserable personnel. On the way back when I was checking in at FLL the check-in was a cluster f**k to say the least. You could not see any self check-in kiosks, the lines were teriible and it was plain and simply chaotic.

Having worked for Spirit at FLL up until February of this year, I can proudly report that this is no longer the case.

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 15):
The employees are good, hardworking people, but they don't work for the most comfortable airline.

   We do the best we can with the resources with have available to us. Just remember that it's an ultra-low-cost-carrier and adjust your expectations accordingly. I've flown FLL-BOS and back for $21.62 and had no illusions about generous legroom or reclining seats.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 20):

Well, the last few times I have flown NK the employees and crew have been seemingly smilier and happier than they sued to. One problem I have noticed with some crews, however, is communication. We once had to sit at the gate at LGA for 2.5 hours while, according to the pilot, we were waiting for maintenance crews to fix a minor mechanical problem, but according to the flights attendant up front, we were waiting for our flight manifest due to overbookings and seat re-assignments. Not a biggie, as either way we were gonna sit for a couple of hours, but it would have been nicer to have a concrete reason for the delay. On the brighter side, though, we were allowed, about 2 hours into the ordeal, to deplane to go to the Dunkin Donuts that is located near the NK gate at LGA. Overall, however, the crews were in good spirits (pun not intended until I typed it   )

But yeah, not the most comfortable. I was definitely ready to get off as soon as possible after landing in MYR.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 20):

Well, the last few times I have flown NK the employees and crew have been seemingly smilier and happier than they used to. One problem I have noticed with some crews, however, is communication. We once had to sit at the gate at LGA for 2.5 hours while, according to the pilot, we were waiting for maintenance crews to fix a minor mechanical problem, but according to the flights attendant up front, we were waiting for our flight manifest due to overbookings and seat re-assignments. Not a biggie, as either way we were gonna sit for a couple of hours, but it would have been nicer to have a concrete reason for the delay. On the brighter side, though, we were allowed, about 2 hours into the ordeal, to deplane to go to the Dunkin Donuts that is located near the NK gate at LGA. Overall, however, the crews were in good spirits (pun not intended until I typed it   )

But yeah, not the most comfortable. I was definitely ready to get off as soon as possible after landing in MYR.


User currently offlinelat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 17):
...or there's always MHT and PVD

Several years back they did serve Providence, Packed 'em in for two years, then packed up. Not a very good customer service reputation then and after.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12352 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 18):
ACY-BOS returns in April 2x daily.

Seems ACY area still will be in rebuilding mode in April, no?



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 25, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 24):
Seems ACY area still will be in rebuilding mode in April, no?

Believe it or not, ACY area didn't get hit as bad as areas north (Seaside, Brick, etc.) everything in Atlantic City is open now with few exceptions... however, we will see if this Nor'easter tomorrow wreaks more havoc



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