Ha! I never thought it likely! You made my day! :D That tells me it could be used more. I understand the unidirectional issue and that the parallels are preferred operation, but if an E190 can do it routinely, then maybe it’s more pilot preference or ATC “habit(?)” to not use it more when the wind ...Jump to post
I think this has been discussed here a few times but that runway was conceived at a time when BOS movements were a lot higher than they are today, and there were a lot more smaller regional flights on turboprops. The runway was meant to remove those aircraft from the larger runway at certain times ...Jump to post
Definitely not a total bust, but in my very limited experience and knowledge, it certainly doesn't seem like it's used much at all. The space is useful though. Overnight parking, deicing, VIP arrivals, and staging area for events/accidents. Although I think they aren't doing deicing over there this...Jump to post
Serious question: has the building and existence of 14/32 been any sort of success or is it just a total bust? I know that the hotel was put in a location to ensure that the runway was unidirectional but given that and the short length (and the wind threshold for use) it hardly seems useful or used....Jump to post
They will only depart props from 4L, and will only land props on 22R. It is due to state regulation 740 CMR 24.05(10a) specified noise emission level 78 dBA or less Thanks for that. Interestingly enough, I did land on 22R on a WN 737 last winter. I was quite confused when we floated over the thresh...Jump to post
Why don't they depart planes from 4L? Does it inhibits the ability to cross behind to 9 and 4R? I also noticed that they were landing flights on 4L (I saw a DL A321 and a B6 A320 landing while I was waiting for my UA flight to ORD. I think props can depart from 4L but not jets. The explanation I he...Jump to post
British Airways. As a Yank with strong English ties, I always associate it with the ancestral homeland (even though I never lived there, I’ve been several times and have relatives over there whom I keep in touch with). Additionally, I really got interested in aviation through transatlantic flights —...Jump to post
Saw that a DL 772ER (AMS-ATL) diverted earlier this afternoon, I'm guessing the reason was medical? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280949/lufthansa-s19-long-haul-changes-as-of-10oct18/ Looks like LH are switching the 359 for the 346 on BOS-MUC for the summer, plus F is bookable ag...Jump to post
It stays. A long time, indeed (around 6 hours IIRC). Did we ever find out how EK thought the summer run on 6/23 went? Obviously there are a number of anomalies next year with the runway project at DXB so I think it’s unlikely we see the EK Whale until at least that’s over, but curious to hear how EK...Jump to post
Basically, it marked the end of the era for anything not efficient in terms of aircraft, and the beginning of an era of more longer missions on smaller aircraft. Interesting takeaway. I was not old enough (age 9) to where I was interested in commercial aviation at that point, but one thing I've fou...Jump to post
Their Wikipedia page explains the Airlines history and why the suffix ''shuttle'' is used. To the OP why didn't you research it before opening a thread? There's writing where the meaning could be inferred, but it doesn't definitively say that it was given the name "Shuttle" because XYZ. R...Jump to post
Left to their own devices the legacies just price the market into oblivion until they can carry one passenger paying $1m on a bizjet. They have repeatedly shown they only carry about volume when forced into it, but when they are...they make money. So US3, embrace the chaos and stop trying to dry up...Jump to post
It's official! PF is entering a LH hub. Starting next year PF will fly from Frankfurt to Boston. https://www.google.com/amp/s/simpleflying.com/primera-air-launches-4-transatlantic-routes-from-frankfurt/amp/ A new destination from BOS announced each of the last three weeks, but this is the first one...Jump to post
I've seen pissing matches between PVD and BDL on this forum. PVD vs MHT too. But never between MHT and PWM. I don't think they really compete for much overlap market. Years ago when WN had low fares at MHT, there was leakage from PWM, but even with recent developments at PWM, there really is not si...Jump to post
pwm2txlhopper wrote:Yeah, most of the people you see checking in at PWM are connecting to somewhere. if you’re going to park in BOS, your cheap ticket is definitely going to be more than PWM.
The last three times I’m gone to Berlin, I’ve flown DL or UA out of PWM via JFK or EWR to TXL. I’ve also used B6 and changed airlines at JFK when going international. Security is a breeze at PWM. And you can be on the ground in NYC before you would even had made it to New Hampshire if you were taki...Jump to post
You may also be interested to learn PQI services tranAtlantic business jets reasonably often. More so during strong jetstreams winter. You’ll see them on Flightaware sometimes. Not to turn this into a random TATL movements involving Maine post, but by chance I saw a GLEX flying from BHB to FAB in E...Jump to post
I wouldn't entirely rule PWM out for transatlantic service in the future. I know Jetport management and the Icelandic business community in Portland are working VERY hard to get a flight to KEF (Reykjavik) I seriously doubt it. If there ever is service to KEF, it will be heavily subsidized by one o...Jump to post
33Lspotter, I was renamed Portland international Jetport because PDX was already named Portland International airport. Ah, that makes sense. I’m almost certain a small customs processing station was constructed upstairs by former gate 10 during the 1996 expansion. As far as I know, it was never use...Jump to post
PWM has had customs on site for forty years. Thus the reason for its international designation. They use to have a mobile trailer over by the cargo apron. Historically it was the Portland-Westbrook Municpal airport. When it got Customs in the 70s, it became Portland international Jetport. Business ...Jump to post
The Portland Jetport is supposed to start building a FIS station in 2019 according to their long term plan, even though most airports(intl) are now pre customs. Other plans include expanding the garage(2019-2020), baggage area(2018-2019) moving shipyard to another location, moving the escalators; ,...Jump to post
Interesting new tenants coming to B side - https://www.google.com/amp/s/boston.eater.com/platform/amp/2018/8/1/17639046/logan-airport-marketplace-coming-soon Santarpio - wow! Finally some decent dining options outside of Legal Sea Foods.., :bigthumbsup: Most excited about Santarpio’s, but Sully’s i...Jump to post
chrisnh wrote:3.) JetBlue comes in
Here's what is probably true: A gay couple was replaced by a straight couple. Here's what imo we do not know: A gay couple was replaced by a straight couple because they were gay. THe airline industry is famously accepting of gays, so I'm not ready to conclude that this was a homophobic event. BUT ...Jump to post
Part 6a – Northern Europe This was the section I was most looking forward to. Well done! Couple of aircraft notes: BA, to my knowledge, has not brought the 788 — only the 789 — to BOS. Could be wrong! SK does indeed fly the 333, not the 332. More on BA: I think BA's "worse" performance wi...Jump to post
Just came across another interesting find, it appears the BA 202-203 rotation has switched over from a 777 to 744. So 4/7 days BA is now bringing 2 744s to BOS. Indeed, I believe that started 7/1. You'd think that BA would have taken a massive hit since March 2016 with DY starting LGW and VS + MT s...Jump to post
If past history is anything to go by, it's possible, last 3 years have been full time 744 or 748 on the route. No 346's in sight. Have you checked the dates around your travel to see if it's just that day or other days too? I haven't seen any fleet changes officially on Airlineroute to state a gene...Jump to post
Not sure if it would be classified as an "interview," but Danish security folks asked all passengers boarding my DY flight from CPH to BOS a number of questions before boarding: what we did for work, where we were, etc.Jump to post
Actually, the PIC has the final say, not ATC. If performance dictates a particular runway, length or obstacle clearance, that’s the runway needed, ATC hasn’t any veto. You might wait awhile, but it’s the captain’s call. If BA needed 15R (for example, tailwind ops on 33, but not a limiting one for l...Jump to post
Who determines which runway is used? I assume ATC have the ultimate say, but are pilots able to request a particular runway for takeoffs? You are correct that ATC has the final say, but pilots can request a given runway. In my observation, they have a better shot at having that preference accommoda...Jump to post
In addition, the three 'A380 Days' in Boston this summer are accompanied by three other flights compared to two last year. So the numbers are looking really good when you might otherwise expect leakage to places like MAN and LGW. It wouldn't surprise me if BA went daily with the A380 S19 if they ha...Jump to post
HU subbed in a 789 for the scheduled 788 when I flew BOS-PEK. 288 total pax (258 economy) vs. 213 total pax (177 economy). I had 43K (right window) and nobody was in 43H or 43J so I had quite a bit of extra room for sleep.
Also, it was B-1540, one of the Kung Fu Panda planes.
ok, it's end of 2017 in T-100 international world, time to show the overall factors for routes for the year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1an1JqHE1XXSNUkLzhxvOfUTysMmsem0S/view?usp=sharing file includes, inbound factors, outbound factors, total 17, total 16 and delta. This is based on the raw da...Jump to post
It's no secret that DY/DI has subbed out a number of 787s for other aircraft on its long-haul routes with all of the recent RR Trent 1000 engine troubles. I know that there have been a few Wamos Air 747s and A330s (seem to recall them being on EWR-BCN and maybe a few JFK-LGW flights), and I believe ...Jump to post
AirKevin wrote:33lspotter wrote:UA900/901, meanwhile, is LHR-SFO and SFO-LHR, respectively, although I don't know if that was the case with pre-merger UA as well.
UA900/901 was SFO-FRA and FRA-SFO.
- AMS-NYC Idlewild was flight number KL641 going east and KL642 NYC-AMS going west. This is still used today 72 years later. So perhaps not surprising that this differs from AF flight numbering. Funny about that flight number; KL641 was diverted to BGR (the airport I was first interested in as a ki...Jump to post
I was told from a CO guy that their numbering system, Even East, Odd West came from the railroads. They were fairly consistent, but I don't know if UA was, and I wonder if the system has gotten a little muddled after the merger. Not as common for long flights, but it is always a departure from any ...Jump to post
I see a fair number of TATL flights on FR24 every night and have generally observed that most eastbound flights are even-numbered and most westbound flights are odd-numbered. Looking at European carriers: BA/EI/TK/SK/DY/KL/IB: East Even/Odd West AF/AZ/LH/LX: East Odd/Even West As far as US carriers ...Jump to post
Maybe a dumb question, but what is the deal with S4's flights between LIS and North America? Are they all one-stops at TER? I thought I heard something about a nonstop between BOS and LIS on S4 but I feel like it is just an urban myth.Jump to post
RobertS975 wrote:The use of the parallel runways for simultaneous landings can only be in VFR weather. The runways are not far enough apart to allow parallel simultaneous instrument approaches.
On another completely different topic - Can Logan handle parallel takeoffs and landings? I have seen the runways getting changed many times - how and when does ATC determine which runway to use? The reason I ask is I have mostly had my flights take the 15L/33R but on occasions have taken the 4L/22R...Jump to post
Looking on the Wiki for BHX, I noticed that Primera is canning it's Newark flight, presumably because their A320neos are delayed (they're using GTFs it seems) and the National Airlines 757s have to go elsewhere: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/67877-primera-air-scandinavia-drops-birmingham-...Jump to post