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by 33lspotter
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1377
Views: 115474

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 35668

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

chrisnh wrote:
3.) JetBlue comes in


What do you think the chances of B6 coming to MHT are? I am not saying it's impossible or won't ever happen, but obviously they have not been keen on it in the past. Maybe new management will provide the catalyst needed.

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by 33lspotter
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26548

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

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 ...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1377
Views: 115474

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15520

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

I suppose congratulations are in order for Airbus on this milestone. Great achievement. I read this as being sarcastic since it is more due to 747s being retired rather than prolific A380 production. Maybe it was just the cynic in me. Even so, I am not surprised – the only passenger carrier I still...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN) - 2017
Replies: 174
Views: 17020

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)

miaami wrote:
Starting December 15, 2017, AA is up gauging their morning PWM-CLT flight from A319 to A321.


Wow -- did not know that. Assuming I'm reading this correctly, they're keeping the second flight, correct?

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by 33lspotter
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737s going westbound this winter
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Norwegian 737s going westbound this winter

I saw that DI1763 (DUB-SWF), a 738, diverted to BGR today. Yesterday, this flight also diverted, to PVD. Granted these were 738s and not 737 MAXs, but seeing that it's only October and that Norwegian is still operating a number of 738s on its TATL sectors, I have to think there could be a number of ...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN) - 2017
Replies: 174
Views: 17020

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)

Great idea for a thread. I am a BOS homer and have lived here for a few years, but I did grow up near PWM (and thus have a soft spot for it).

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by 33lspotter
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16350

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Interesting. Has DL scheduled the A330 to LHR before? I feel like I've seen it a few times subbing in for a 763 or 764, but I don't think I've ever seen it scheduled to LHR. Maybe I am wrong.

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by 33lspotter
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4376

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

As someone who is in college, and into aviation I thought about becoming a pilot as a career path. The thing that turned me away was all the money I would have to spend to go make an abysmal salary and harsh working conditions for the first few years. Although I've graduated from college myself, I ...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 738 at PWM
Replies: 0
Views: 525

UA 738 at PWM

Just noticed that UA has been running a 737-800 to PWM for the past week and a half, and it's supposed to be on PWM-ORD into October. IIRC UA has operated either A319 or A320s to PWM for the past year or so, first from IAD and then from ORD, but this is the first I've seen a (UA) 737 going there, so...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46546

Re: BA's Next US Destination

As a Maine native, I'd love PWM to get a transatlantic flight, no less one by BA...but I highly doubt it'll happen. If any TATL carrier would come into PWM it'd probably be D8, and likely not for a while, at that.

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by 33lspotter
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26434

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

stlgph wrote:
Hawaii


* In the contiguous U.S.

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by 33lspotter
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26434

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

I was just in HOU yesterday (at Hobby), but was thinking about how DFW is the only non-California airport with non-stop service to Australia. Never in the least did I think that IAH would follow as the second.

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by 33lspotter
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Another change is that the historical flagship BA 213/212 is 777 instead of 747. This flight has always been the one for connections and it is puzzling that the they have downgauged it to 777 for the winter. I feel like the winter of 2016 had a number of days where 213/212 was a 777 and 215/214 was...

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by 33lspotter
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It is a strange choice. Though the 788 and 350 don't really cover the same markets. 788 seems like it would be a good down season replacement for a 350.... They do not, but they do have some similarities. What I think I found most surprising was that – at that point – I didn't know of any other car...

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by 33lspotter
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

FGITD wrote:
Also, doesn't Qatar own some 788s?


It does ! Back in April 2016, which was just after QR started service to BOS on the A350, I flew to OSL on DY and there was a QR 788 parked near us. I remember thinking that it was interesting that QR had both the 787 and A350 in its fleet.

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by 33lspotter
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

And yet WW keeps expanding at rate DY can't keep up with. Can you just shut up now? When has Austria EVER been considered Southern Europe? Please stop posting, you're incredibly uneducated. Is this type of language necessary? I'm not interested in litigating the whole interaction, but the only thin...

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by 33lspotter
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Heard a rumor that yet another carrier will be bringing the 787 to Boston this autumn. This is, I'm assuming, not AF and the 789 but there are apparently bringing this fall, correct? I believe we covered that earlier, but could be wrong. Also, if we are talking about cargo, I recently spoke to some...

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by 33lspotter
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

April,May and October are best to be honest. November and December get icy because the temp fluctuates around freezing. But that's why it's cheap. I'm going home in October and it will be perfect :), or it could be downright miserable, in England you can never quite tell. April is good! I did BOS-L...

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by 33lspotter
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Having said that I will never vacation in Europe in the Summer. It's the absolute worst time of the year to visit. I just don't understand why people pay a premium to subject themselves to that sort of experience. It's hot, it's expensive, it's mobbed, everyone is tired and rude. Go in the off-seas...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The rail issue in southern New Hampshire is like whack-a-mole. These champions of rail service come out of their holes every three or four years very excited about doing a 'study' to be paid for by federal funds. It's the federal funds these 'track lords' are after, make no question about it. The s...

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by 33lspotter
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 30747

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

I feel like some of us in bigger cities take for granted what its like to not have nonstop overseas flights. I know how much I appreciate it and Im very happy for our brothers and sisters in Nashville! Totally agree that some in bigger cities take it for granted. Having grown up in Maine but now li...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 14297

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

As of today (1 Aug 2017), BA only flies the 380 to LAX and SFO in the United States. We will probably see the return of former routes like MIA and IAD, but can you see BA flying the super to ORD, DFW, PHL, CLT, or any other cities in the US? If we're only counting 8/1, then this is correct. However...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Do you think the departure delay could have been LHR-initiated, so as to make sure he didn't get in too early before the curfew ended? They might have had a big push on the jetstream that night, necessitating a delayed takeoff out of respect for the LHR operations. It's certainly possible, but I'm ...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11822

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I was on one of those LY 747 29 landings which I posted on YouTube. The video quality is crappy because I just grabbed my iPhone when I saw the approach. https://youtu.be/dZY-A0hExkc Ha, I think this video is where my knowledge came from! Thanks. I should amend my statement to say that I have never...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11822

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Heathrow on Easterlies (09R/09L) 09R primarly departures with noise abatement procedures, with a few arrivals (mainly flights using Terminal 4) 09L Landings Only due to the Cranford Agreement, meaning that only arrivals can use this runway, as departing aircraft would cause noise disruption to this...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11822

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Though 15R arrivals are part of Massport's "southeast" configuration, BOS rarely uses 15R for arrivals. This spring's construction on 4R/22L necessitated the use of 15R for arrivals a bit, and it was an interesting sight no doubt. I haven't seen many 29 arrivals or 11 departures at EWR, bu...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Over the winter BA is changing things up to/from Boston. Some days it'll be 3x and other 4x. To me, most notably, the usually-weak 238/239 rotation will be a 744. Others are 777s, plus a 787-9 on the three days a week that the 202/203 rotation will be in effect. Interesting. In the past 3 years tha...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement
Replies: 27
Views: 11688

Re: BA 747 Retirement

N62NA wrote:
I wonder if LHR-JFK is going to be among the last 744 routes for BA.


One would think that'll be the case. That plane is still a very good fit for that route, particularly with the Super-High-J configuration.

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by 33lspotter
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34899

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I can't stand Ann Coulter, and disagree with the vast majority of what she says. That said, I am on her side on this one -- it seems to me that Delta was in the wrong here.

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by 33lspotter
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row
Replies: 12
Views: 3756

Re: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row

jnev3289 wrote:
Pretty nice it only accounts for about 80 minutes delay time


Yeah BGR isn't exactly crowded so they can get turned around pretty quickly. That said, I imagine it is frustrating for the passengers (although I would quite enjoy it as BGR was my favorite airport growing up).

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by 33lspotter
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row
Replies: 12
Views: 3756

AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row

Obviously we see a number of westbound TATL 757 flights diverting to BGR during the winter, but this is not common for the summer, and I'm especially surprised to see that it's the same flight six days in a row. Has there ever been one flight diverted this consistently (thinking maybe TXL-EWR on UA)?

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by 33lspotter
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 28977

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

I consider the 747-400 to be my favorite aircraft, but I fully recognize that its heyday has passed. The economics simply aren't favorable anymore, and only BA has really made an effort to keep them around due to LHR being slot-constricted. What are BA's plans in regards to the B744? They still use ...

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by 33lspotter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9971

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

MHT (Manchester,NH) if the imbeciles running the place could realize that this new breed of airliners in upon us and that having a Customs/Immigration infrastructure is a necessary prerequisite to any service possibilities. But instead, this great airport 50 miles from Boston is ignored in favor of...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31245

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

And all you're doing is trying to place blame 100% with the airline. In your opinion, do passengers have any responsibility to ensure their travel goes as THEY plan? The passenger was holding her sons boarding pass. Did she fail to give it to the gate agent? Not sure how you or anyone can say blame...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31245

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

It was a mistake people GET OVER IT. United gets ZERO dollars from a standby. United got nothing out of this it was a failure in communication between the passenger the FA and the Gate agent. Shit happens. EVERYONE involved was at fault. Given that you have admitted to being a United pilot, trying ...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

This might have been covered earlier, but I didn't see anything – AA has started flying the Sharklet A321s on LAX-BOS.

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by 33lspotter
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I fully recognize that these things can be overblown, but based on S4's track record I am inclined to side with the passengers. Garbage customer service once again from S4.

Passengers trying to head overseas stuck at Logan Airport for days

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by 33lspotter
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Problems of the second frequency - Did it have to be daily? why not add it on peak days 3-4 times a week (367 or 2467 would probably be ideal) - Did it have to be year-round? EK wisely dabbled in this by cutting for October and half of November - Did it have to be double 77W - that's a fleet issue ...

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by 33lspotter
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

How do you read the loads on BOS-FRA? FRA is one of the largest hubs in Europe and the load factor to FRA is lower than the other major hubs of LHR, CDG and AMS. Wild guesses: - LHR – BOS-LHR, like BOS-FRA, has been affected by ME carriers like QR and EK as well as Far East carriers like HU and CX ...

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by 33lspotter
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Familiar Types, New Experiences: BOS-LHR and LHR-BOS on British Airways' A380 and 747
Replies: 10
Views: 8970

Re: Familiar Types, New Experiences: BOS-LHR and LHR-BOS on British Airways' A380 and 747

From the horses mouth (a BA 747 captain) MTOW from 09 on a 60F day is 320t. Approx 70t fuel meaning that there is around 65t availavle for payload. This would allow the aircraft to go with a full pax load and maybe 15 LD3s (out of 30). A bit late here, but that is fascinating that they can do full ...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasty NYC weather: Lots of diversions to BOS (and others)
Replies: 28
Views: 5138

Re: Nasty NYC weather: Lots of diversions to BOS (and others)

I'm baffled as to how BOS can/could handle all of these diversions. Not only due to the runway construction, but also the lack of apron space and gates at the international terminal. My guess is that some parked on runways (e.g. 4L/22R, as I believe ops were on 15R/33L and 9/27 during this time). S...

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by 33lspotter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Out at the Satellite there is the 752 for SFO sitting at A15 (n717tw) mine is at A16 321 (n708tn) A15 is blocked by the 332 going to AMS at A14 and another (uncertain of type but in Skyteam livery) at A13 Flight is on time, wish me luck for my ATL connection.. I think the A330 you're referring to i...

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by 33lspotter
Mon May 15, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 16273

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

Although East Coast US seems like a logical fit, I would imagine that BA would still keep 744s on shorter, high-demand routes like LHR-JFK and LHR-BOS. Obviously the former is much busier than the latter, but – even with DY starting service to LGW as well as MT and VS to MAN – BA still does pretty w...

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by 33lspotter
Mon May 15, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17160

Re: Wide body service in the US

I took that service once on JFK-LAX-SYD. Flew JFK-LAX, spent about a week there and then continued to SYD. So the flights might have to be on one booking but you can still have a long layover inbetween. Interesting. Didn't realize they would let you have a layover that long, although I suppose it d...

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by 33lspotter
Mon May 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 17160

Re: Wide body service in the US

paullam wrote:
How about the QF 747 LAX-JFK-LAX service?


That is technically an intracontinental 744 flight, but passengers can't just fly LAX-JFK or vice-versa on the 744. Doing so would be violating cabotage regulations.

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by 33lspotter
Mon May 15, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?
Replies: 19
Views: 3949

Re: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?

The year that I heard was 2023, although I think it will be more contingent on the timing of D-checks.

Regardless, the fact that 18 of BA's 744s were retrofitted in 2015 sends the message that the idea is to keep a few of them into the next decade.

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by 33lspotter
Fri May 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Familiar Types, New Experiences: BOS-LHR and LHR-BOS on British Airways' A380 and 747
Replies: 10
Views: 8970

Re: Familiar Types, New Experiences: BOS-LHR and LHR-BOS on British Airways' A380 and 747

Nice report! Always a fan of reports involving my hometown airport. Even better is when a 747 takes off from 27. They do it with relative ease though I think probably with a slightly more shallow incline. I remember being in the Back Bay within the 6-8 weeks following 9/11. A BA 744 suddenly appear...

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by 33lspotter
Fri May 05, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172395

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Saw news that said 4R/22L will be closed from May 15 for approximately 1 1/2 months: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2017-04-17/projects-will-temporarily-close-boston-logan-runway Obviously this won't have much of an effect on which runways are used when the winds are out of the wes...

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