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by tlecam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 40
Views: 4296

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

I wonder what markets they would exit if they did get rid of them all?

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by tlecam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Was flipping through the DL Investor Day presentation. Slides 15 and 16 are interesting...slide 15 talks about Delta's core "Interior" hubs - ATL, DTW, MSP and SLC. Slide 16 talks about their coastal hubs (NYC, LAX, SEA, BOS) providing additional margin opportunities. Says NYC is a proven...

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by tlecam
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Was flipping through the DL Investor Day presentation. Slides 15 and 16 are interesting...slide 15 talks about Delta's core "Interior" hubs - ATL, DTW, MSP and SLC. Slide 16 talks about their coastal hubs (NYC, LAX, SEA, BOS) providing additional margin opportunities. Says NYC is a proven ...

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Ok your very sure about many things, but doesn’t back up reality of what’s been held. As far as United “doesn’t need or want a hub at Jfk “ start here https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/05/31/united-wants-to-return-to-new-york-jfk-and-doesnt-know-how-to-do-it/ Wanting to re-establish fli...

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I can’t remember the last time I flew on a DL flight ex-BOS without IFE. Pretty much everything except the RJs and the 717/MD88/90 have seatback and they all seem to have the Wifi media and entertainment for laptop / tablets

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Yeah. Same characters. Same questions. And, of course, will end up with the same results. AS and B6 are great airlines, but they are ultimately niche players. Boston is a growing, global market and a winner in the 21st Century economy. The only thing about the past that is even relevant in this dis...

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Read the press release - it says all we need to know - "These new routes, ... means that beginning next fall Delta will offer service to the five top business markets requested by our corporate customers." This expansion is to win more corporate contracts in the Boston area (or satisfy th...

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

They’re on BOS-BUF already. AA is still on BOS-SYr...one of their few remaining local northeast flights. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Delta pick that up if/when AA bails.

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

They’re on BOS-BUF already. AA is still on BOS-SYr...one of their few remaining local northeast flights. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Delta pick that up if/when AA bails.

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1364
Views: 145214

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

DL LGA-ORD regularly uses 175s - in fact I was on one last Wednesday I bet you any money the A220 will end up on this route eventually. Given my (very anecdotal) observations of loads, they can probably up-gauge. Flights are very full, and I travel on various days - not just Monday morning / Thursd...

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1364
Views: 145214

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

DL LGA-ORD regularly uses 175s - in fact I was on one last Wednesday

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by tlecam
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

Yes, to further AirBazaar’s comments, Aircraft movements are quite a bit below historical highs. Passenger volume is up, but not aircraft movements.

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

DL has tried -and failed- at most of these markets before with other regional DL Connection carriers. What will make them a success this time? YOu're right that Delta has been in and out of Logan multiple times in the past, but the most recent attempt was a decade ago and in a very different market...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

IMO, Newark is primarily targeting BOS based corporate flyers. There is quite a bit of non-NYC business demand between NJ and Boston - Verizon for example, as well as Pharma and other tech companies.

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 211
Views: 16654

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

To appeal/attract to travelers loyal to SkyMiles and/or appeal/attract corporate contracts. DL is undoubtedly targeting BOS POS travelers who now fly UA out of convience. (Among many examples I could cite), same reason AA operates LAX-ATL twice daily. In the grand scheme of things, four flights wil...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Even with the additional gates from WN, the evening rush is going to be very interesting with all of these business routes along with the international flights. They’ll have some time to figure things out given the September dates and the draw down of the summer season, but Summer 2020 will be inter...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Also, with those adds, they’re at 152 peak day departures.

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

From the press release, "These new routes, along with our existing flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles, means that beginning next fall Delta will offer service to the five top business markets requested by our corporate customers." That’s who they’re targeting. The corporate contract ...

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by tlecam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 8634

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

What???
DL BOS-DCA SEP 0>4[0]
DL BOS-EWR SEP 0>3[0]
DL BOS-ORD SEP 0>3[0]

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by tlecam
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 772LR order, owner?
Replies: 39
Views: 10621

Re: New 772LR order, owner?

Waiting for the Delta is replacing its 350s with 77L posts in 3, 2, 1 :white: Who's going to be dumb enough to write that... or has ever even mentioned it in the past? Projection? Oh you’d be surprised. One poster regularly makes (baseless) comments about how Delta will become an all airbus airline...

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by tlecam
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Part of it might be that DL is trying to adjust (a number of) LHR ops to be either A332 or A333... All the replies regarding this topic make sense of course. However this must give the folks at terminal A quite the headache as the A330 is a Group V aircraft (vs. Group IV for the 767), which I'm sur...

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by tlecam
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 Hub Connection Flow vs Local Enplanement stats
Replies: 21
Views: 4189

Re: US3 Hub Connection Flow vs Local Enplanement stats

It's interesting information, although I'm not sure what to do with it given that it reflects all airlines. On the one hand, clearly the hub operations at the airports will drive connection numbers. On the other hand, all other operators (who don't have a hub in a given city) will reflect O&D tr...

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

DL 59 arrives around 12:20PM - Will Delta just dedicate one plane to the route and leave it on the ground until the 7:30 departure?

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by tlecam
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not sure if this has been covered, but looks like DL will be upgauging BOS-LHR from the 763ER to the A332 next spring (based on a dummy booking I started for April). Will be the first DL A332 in BOS IIRC as BOS-AMS is an A333. The 332 was scheduled on the second AMS rotation a few summers back and ...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wonder what the timings are for the Norwegian FCO and MAD flights? Those 787s will take up some space in Terminal E.

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree that the Shuttle is more about NYC/LGA than BOS, I just wonder how much longer the useful life of the Shuttles are and how long DL and AA stay committed to them. I say this as someone who spends a lot of time running between NYC and BOS--most of it on planes despite my better judgment. The ...

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by tlecam
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The Standard Life Aberdeen crew will be happy about the direct to EDI, even if its only for part of the year. I was suspicious that the upgauge to the 763ER was not much of a seat increase, but it is decent. They're flying a 76Z with 26/29/171. I did some looking at fares for the summer - after scho...

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by tlecam
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Seems to go for several months. Based on timings, seems like a Europe rotation, no surprise. Also seems to allow time in SLC on a RON for any maintenance.

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by tlecam
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wonder if B6 could ever figure out a way to bring a Mint-like product into the NE corridor. I would think an all premium or heavy premium shuttle could do well on some or all BOS-LGA/JFK/EWR/PHL/BWI/DCA/IAD routes. Something along the lines of the old Midwest 717s but with the B6 IFE and other mo...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Agreed. Despite AA shifting flights to PHL from JFK, they still have a large LGA operation. The shuttle to BOS is more about NYC than about BOS.

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Agreed. Despite AA shifting flights to PHL from JFK, they still have a large LGA operation. The shuttle to BOS is more about NYC than about BOS.

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by tlecam
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Re Delta, I’m most curious about what they do (if anything) in Chicago, DC and Dallas. From a hub standpoint, those are glaring business traveler omissions. On the other hand, they can’t be everything to everyone. I think that TATL growth will be seasonal to the cities already mentioned. I don’t see...

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by tlecam
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61219

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Delta currently assigns 717 to a Seattle - Anchorage flight that is frequently flown by a 319. I doubt they’re doing that to stick it to Boeing.

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by tlecam
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Ok, time to publish the On-time Performance Data I pulled last month, but now including August Data. Link to my report: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16xxqXpFGdbDAg4HP58rKUy7HVKhjZSLL Caveats Like any tables from the DOT they have their limits, here's this tables: 1. Data only from Jan 2018, no ...

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by tlecam
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I appreciate all the research and the tips from the posters in this forum; I learn a ton and it’s nice that it’s collegial and friendly.

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by tlecam
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It took me 17 hours to get from ORDto LGA on Thurs/Fri.

And even if I could have gotten to NYC, apparently the city did no planning for the snow and it was a complete train wreck. One friend did get in late Thurs night and it took over 3 hours to get into Manhattan.

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by tlecam
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61219

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

I don't think Boeing is trying very hard. After losing 4/5 orders in the past decade, Richard Anderson making false claims about the 777 resale value (Anderson based it off of an unairworthy frame with no engines) and his lies about wanting the 787-10 I think Boeing is seeking greener pastures. If ...

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by tlecam
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

You think there is any interest by "secondary" StarAlliance carriers like LOT or Austrian to come to Boston? I've often wondered if a summer seasonal OS VIE-BOS on a 76W would work well given that LX is double daily to ZRH and LH goes double daily to FRA in the summer + MUC. I think it co...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 5238

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

jetBlue should just move it's headquaters to Orlando or Miami/Fort Lauderdale and be done with it. Blue states like New York are a dangerous and terrible place to do business anyway. ???? Coastal states plus a handful of other metro areas (which also are typically blue) power the bulk of the US eco...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 5238

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

jetBlue should just move it's headquaters to Orlando or Miami/Fort Lauderdale and be done with it. Blue states like New York are a dangerous and terrible place to do business anyway. ???? Coastal states plus a handful of other metro areas (which also are typically blue) power the bulk of the US eco...

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by tlecam
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The interesting question is whether once the expansion of E is completed they move with TP back to E. I know EI don’t have to because of preclearance, but as we know the DUB/SNN and LIS flights tie up C17, C20 and C21 for a good while. My wild guess/hope is that TP and EI will be moved to terminal ...

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by tlecam
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Once B is complete, Massport will have done a very nice job modernizing all of the terminals.

We may start to see some of Delta's plans for the additional gates in the OAG thread...there were a lot of march updates htis past week; Summer 2019 can't be far behind.

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by tlecam
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

so to answer your question .... Aer Lingus, Alitalia, BA, Iberia*,and Lufthansa have served Logan continuously since Terminal E opened *my memeory is a little fuzzy ... perhaps IB pulled out of Logan at some point and later returned? I like the way this is worded. IT doesn't say that they operated ...

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by tlecam
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I believe that Iberia did pause, and re-start about 10 years or so ago as summer seasonal, although at this point the winter hiatus is pretty brief.

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by tlecam
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 27358

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

Is the chronic understaffing due to budget issues or availability of resources? Sorry, I don’t know much about the ATC part of aviation.

I hope that the controller gets better, regardless of the nature of the illness.

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by tlecam
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I believe Amazon is building (or leasing) a new tower in the Seaport with the option for a second./

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by tlecam
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW
Replies: 65
Views: 11806

Re: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW

jfklganyc wrote:
VS 6 daily JFK LHR!

That is an all time high.

Is Delta reducing?



Good question. Just saw VS 350-10 config, per airline route.

“Virgin Atlantic filed configuration for A350-1000XWB as J44W56Y235, Upper Class in 1-2-1 layout”

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by tlecam
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW
Replies: 65
Views: 11806

Re: OAG Changes 11/4/2018:AA Adds ORD-ABE/SCE,DCA-HHH;FI Delays CLE;ET Swaps LAX-DUB for LAX-LFW

DL going 4x daily on BNA-BOS. The market must be good for three carriers on the route. Glad to see a second flight to SLC. DL 4X, WN 3X, B6 2X daily. Seems impossible that there could be that much demand. Would love to see what the loads are like. A lot of BOS routes have too much capacity right no...

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by tlecam
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2397
Views: 212288

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

delta increasing a couple of frequencies next summer per the OAG thread - BNA up to 4x daily; JAX up to 3x.

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