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Why Doesn't BA Serve Boise?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3123 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

With all the "why doesn't" threads around, here are my questions:


Why doesn't:

UA have widebodies from BTV to ORD?
US fly to TLV?
TG fly to Nantucket?
QF fly the 777?


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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3009 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Ummmmm....... Errr........ I give up!


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5236 times:

I believe BA are to busy trying to broker a deal on flying to Rapid City to even consider Boise


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User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

I have an inside source (my cousin's fiance's ex-husband's former girlfriend) who said that BA was considering service to Elko, NV.

User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

 Smile

Now we're talking!



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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (reply 2):
I believe BA are to busy trying to broker a deal on flying to Rapid City to even consider Boise


LMAO! That was hilarious Fbg!


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

I heard that NW was going to let BA passangers code-share to BOI free of charge as long as BA replaced NW DC-9s... Air France was also considering serving BOI nonstop from CDG, but apparently they havent washed their planes and the state of Idaho clearly states:


Idaho-FAR 91.233
1. No french airline shall operate an aircraft within the state of Idaho unless
(a) the airline has washed their aircraft within the preceeding 60 calendar days (b) the airline has completed an IAA (Idaho Aviation Administration) aircraft cleanliness check within the preceding 30 calendar days, on the exact aircraft being used for services to the state of Idaho.
2. If a french-owned airliner lands in the state of Idaho without the above being met, the airliner will be attacked with Idaho state potatoes for a period of no more than 60 minutes, but no less than 30 minutes. The aircraft will then have to fly outside the state of Idaho to be washed before passengers can disembark in any airport within the state of Idaho


TWA902



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5045 times:

Due to the generally weak value of Idaho's potato crop in recent years I think that longhaul service to London's Heathrow Airport will not happen.

Interestingly I read an article in the Economist that discussed how inexpensive ethnic foods, kebabs, baguette sandwiches, Thai, Indian, and Chinese take-away is having a negative impact on the Chip shop industry in great London. Given the amount that most Londoners drink on any given night, it has been historically common to go to the "chippy" after getting piss faced. But these days your average drunken Londoner has a myriad of choices to pick from. Because of this global demand for potatoes has fallen to a 25 year low. Which has just caused such economic strife in the local Boise potato community.



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User currently offlineODAFZ From Afghanistan, joined Jul 2004, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

It is on BA's plan to open a direct route from LHR to BOI according to my sources (high ranked).
According also to my sources the flight will be operated daily by a B777.
However, the deal is subject to the following conditions as many foreign airlines complained to both the DOT and the British Aviation Authorities of unfair competetion. The opening of this route is tied to the opening of the following routes by the following airlines :
VS : LGW- BKO
SYRIAN AIR : DAM-TGU
MEA : BEY- KGL
AA : MCI-BJM
DL : MSY-ADD
US : PHL- BEN
UA : SEA-LUN
SV : JED-LPB
GF : BAH-PPG
and many others . Of course all the above flights should be operated on a daily basis with aircraft capacity matching BA's .

I hope I was of some help to you


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9302 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4989 times:

Who cares? Is St. Louis the next focus city for Northwest Airlines after they go all CRJ at IND when jetBlue starts its Midwest hub there? Or do you think jetBlue is going to Cincinnati to beat Southwest to the punch?


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User currently offlineVEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4966 times:

Actually BOI was the last stop on the MAN-LHR-Farmville, Va-Deming, NM-Blanding, UT-BOI trip flown by VC-10's back in the 70's  Wink

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4908 times:

Silly boys. It's well-known throughout the aviation community the only profitable routing would be a tag onto their LHR-GRU service.


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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4867 times:

Oh and think of the possibilities afforded by the 772LR - BOI could be served direct from Australia on a new BA LHR-SYD-BOI-LHR route.

-Meister



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User currently offlineN751PR From United States of America, joined May 2002, 1248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

April Fools day is just 27 days away...can't the frenzy wait?  Wink


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User currently offlineSRQCrosscheck From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4707 times:

Hey everyone, this is my first post to the forum. I'm glad to be here.

Word from the corporate hotshots at "big potato" is that there's money moving under the table for BA to buy the 787. Perfect for daily runs to BOI from LHR and MAN! That should put all BA 787 questions to rest.


User currently offlineBOS2LAF From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

yeah... and i hear B6 will start flying E190s to LAF, restoring commercial service a year after AA pulled its J31 service to STL  rotfl 

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5790 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

Word from the corporate hotshots at "big potato" is that there's money moving under the table for BA to buy the 787. Perfect for daily runs to BOI from LHR and MAN! That should put all BA 787 questions to rest.

No, no, no. The latest is that the State of Idaho and Boise WERE going to buy a 787 for BA to use out of BOI. But then Boise State said they wanted to expand their football stadium. So the BA deal fell through because the decision was made in favor of the stadium since everyone knows that spending money on football is more important than air service.  liar 



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User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (reply 6):
Idaho-FAR 91.233
1. No french airline shall operate an aircraft within the state of Idaho unless
(a) the airline has washed their aircraft within the preceeding 60 calendar days (b) the airline has completed an IAA (Idaho Aviation Administration) aircraft cleanliness check within the preceding 30 calendar days, on the exact aircraft being used for services to the state of Idaho.
2. If a french-owned airliner lands in the state of Idaho without the above being met, the airliner will be attacked with Idaho state potatoes for a period of no more than 60 minutes, but no less than 30 minutes. The aircraft will then have to fly outside the state of Idaho to be washed before passengers can disembark in any airport within the state of Idaho


You forgot #3.
3. All French-owned aircraft must serve Idaho Potatoes and rename their 'fries' Freedom Fries. It must appear in English (first), French and "Cowboy" on the menu.


User currently offlineAlb222 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

The real reason is that Mark Fuhrman(for those remember him) will not allow any carrier that does not display the American flag into Idaho.

User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6096 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

Regarding the BOI-LHR service. I have a source within BA Ops Center who's Dad's roommate in the college said that he overheard a ex-Volare pilot tell him BA was not able to start the service as desired. Apparently QX has blocked the service with the DOT.
-
Air France was actually a cargo flight. AF service may actually start with a Atlas Air 747. Air France could not meet the regulations that TWA902 posted above. Atlas planes mostly meet the clean plane requirements that the state mandates. This information is straight from AF N. American offices. That is what I was told by one of our contract cabin cleaners who's husband is a FedEx delivery guy and has dropped off a few packages to the office next to AF offices.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Now, I've heard a new rumour -- and it sounds very believable -- BA will operate first to FNT (for Michigan red skinned potatoes) and then on to Boise -- the London market wants both. Originally, they considered MSB first (better potatoes), but the final decision was FNT

User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12339 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

Yes, and Boeing has all its top talent working on the world's first composite spud locker. It's 20% more efficient than traditional designs.


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User currently offlineSteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Why would a member of the 'A' Team want to serve a used car dealer from 'Only Fools and Horses' with anything anyway?

What? You mean that wasn't the right interpretation of the question? Surely the aviation related interpretation makes even less sense...



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User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3774 times:

Heck, this is one interesting thread.

Why doesnt AA begin services to MIA from FLL, being so close and such popular destinations in Florida?



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User currently offlineATCRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3724 times:
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I've heard that Korean air is starting service(seasonal) ICN-BOI-ENW. Almost too good to be true....


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25 Post contains images Alb222 : Actually they did for awhile as did DL. AA did DFW-MIA-FLL. DL did several. ATL-MIA-FLL; YUL-MIA-FLL; SFO-MIA-FLL. Then they stopped that service so
26 AR1300 : Best thread ever in A.net... Mike.
27 Post contains images Accargo : The real question should be: Why would anyone serve Boise? I spent a month there one weekend, ugh.
28 Post contains images B752fanatic : Because its the potato capital of the US? Probably
29 Post contains images ViasaMSY : I just overheard a pilot talking to a stripper in Bourbon Street that the first BA wide body flight to Boise will be a A380 Salud!
30 Ozglobal : Your post is quite funny and I had a good laugh, but based on my experirence of cabins on US domestic flights, you might be skating on thin ice talki
31 Juventus : BA cannot serve Boise because of the lack of landing slots. The deal is, the UK opens up LHR to the US airlines, and the US opens Boise to BA.
32 Post contains images OzGlobal : Excellent! ROTFL
33 Malaysia : Well currently, Independence Air is working with AirAsia to joint operate an DH A340-500/AK 777-200LR to link BKK/KUL to IAD with both LCC systems. se
34 AsstChiefMark : Hmmmm... I thought it was going to be LHR-STP, then codeshare with XJ from STP to MSP, then codeshare with NW to BOI. I must have misunderstood the pr
35 Post contains images AeroWesty : Now just wait one second, Mr. SmartyPants. The state of Florida would have never granted cabotage to an airline with its country of registry being Te
36 Post contains images Alb222 : BULLETIN.............BULLETIN...................BULLETIN It has been reported that BA is sending 102 representatives to Boise to introduce them to ban
37 SprxUSA : Actually, our illustrious airport director ( Mr Anderson) and mayor (Mr Beiter), want Virgin Atlantic to service Boise, due to the more 'family value
38 NYCFlyer : did any of you see the new press release from Ryanair? codesharing with WN on STN-BWI-MDW. No food, no water, no IFE, though you can buy a warm washcl
39 Post contains images Richie87 : BA service to that best-kept-secret-in-the-west metropolis of Boise might well rank right up there with something that Neil Armstrong muttered about b
40 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Not much different than the CivAv threads . . . .
41 Jetjack74 : I think it's a lack of an Open Skies agreement myself.
42 Post contains images Blackhawk144 : Oh your killin me here! Actually some truth...Boise is not the potato capital of the US...eastern Idaho is, if I remember correctly. Relative to Idaho
43 Ihadapheo : Branson is rumored to be starting VirginBoise with Concorde Combi service from BOI - BIL . IHAP
44 Nonrevman : You all forgot the biggest reason why Boise should be served by BA or at least have London nonstops. Think about it. What language is spoken by almost
45 JGPH1A : No, no - that's just what they WANT you to think. The actual problem is the never-before revealed secret clause in Bermuda 2 that restricts access by
46 Gkirk : Michael Jackson will apparently be a regular traveller with VirginBoise...
47 Ihadapheo : Ahh yes that would be the commuter versions VirginBois, Full meal service featuring "Chicken" on all flights from BOI
48 Post contains images Blackhawk144 : Hahahaha, this is the funniest a.net thread in a while, thanks for the kick guys . Anthony
49 Post contains images BA380 : FGBDavidson the Rapid City joke incurs a 2c copyright fee... kerching. thankyou.
50 JGPH1A : Don't forget the dessert cart - Twinkies all round !
51 Delboy : What are you all smokin'. This is a very funny thread, think I'll start a 'why doesn't Air Atlantique serve Alice Springs' thread.
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