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by FGITD
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Apologies for rambling. I spent a lot of time studying how to operate out of those gates. Not quite just a push when ready and 90 degree turn, nose north or south. Don't apologize, that was a very interesting read! It explains a lot. It seems that the rest of the planned E gates would have the same...

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by FGITD
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

As has been mentioned a few times before (even by BA pilots), maneuvering the A380 at BOS is tricky, especially at the E9-12 area. I was on a BA A380 flight in early May 2017, and after pushback we waited for about 55 minutes before taxiing. The captain explained that the new A380 gates are positio...

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by FGITD
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Oh please tell me the airport workers are paid more than that, It's Boston! most of the folks you see working the ramp or check in at terminal E fall in that range. Those directly employed by the airlines tend to be a little higher, depending on seniority of course. Huge turnover problems. Ramp wor...

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by FGITD
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'm sure there is but we're not exactly talking about a trip to the moon here. I'm sure the good people at Logan can learn how to do it safely. The fact that that is exactly what Massport has suggested (according to the rumor), tells me that it can be done. But my point is EK won't be allowed to oc...

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by FGITD
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

There is a substantial difference between towing and parking an a380 in Boston vs DXB

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by FGITD
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The British a380 has never towed off the gate. It sits at e12 all day. Even when it's a 744 operating it stays on the gate. The 380 is a complicated push/tow. Even BA still has it towed all the way to e9 before unhooking and starting it up. British in general is granted some leeway in terminal E bec...

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by FGITD
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Unusual visitor today, Norwegian is operating a 744 from CDG. no idea were they got it from

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by FGITD
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not the most exciting of diversions, but there's an American 77w at E8 right now. LHR-DFW, I'm guessing medical diversion

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by FGITD
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

A380 operations into Boston are a little complicated under the best circumstances. Mix in winter weather and it becomes an entirely different game. Disregarding the fact that no handler can deice it anyway... And trust me, despite what EK may believe, I'm sure Massport is crying all the way to the b...

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by FGITD
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Now this is interesting https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280804/qatar-airways-w18-boston-aircraft-changes/ Only for 2 months, but no matter which version they use (they have 4 different ones) the minimum increase in seats is from 283 to 335 And alongside this, QR just signed a code...

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by FGITD
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Two interesting flights caught my eye today on Flightradar24. A B752 departed yesterday from BOS to PHL and returned today? Any reason for the flight? Also, a B764 flew from BOS-ATL today, currently in the air. Haven't seen those in BOS in ages, why did DL use it on the route today? Bruins played P...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Unfortunately I can't actually give an answer, As its above my level...

Safe to say however, that it's been guessed.

One last little teaser for now. MXP.

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interesting guesses so far. Some definitely on the mark!

Bear in mind there are also carriers who operate additional (usually seasonal) flights who could upgauge one or more flights.

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

QR had the 788 for a period, so that played a role. The EK A380 rumor continues to percolate but at issue is the pending construction of E expansion exactly where that beast would go. And, that space is also where they remote-park a lot of the international planes to free up gates. BOS is clearly t...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not nearly as exciting as a new route, but I read on Airlineroutes that AF is swapping to a 789 for the low months - Jan to march. Funny how things change. One year it's a 789 from November to June, then the next it's only from January to March. Wonder if it has anything to do with it being a new t...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'd be surprised if half of Primera's proposed new routes actually commence. It seems as though they're throwing s--- at the wall hoping some of it sticks. I feel the same. It's doing a great job drumming up publicity and getting their name out, but I don't think they're actually going to be operat...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 257 & DL 258 on 9/11
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: DL 257 & DL 258 on 9/11

I just flew out of BOS on DL 256, the first AMS flight. I overheard the lounge agent tell another passenger that DL 258, the later AMS flight, would be slightly delayed due to a late departure of DL 257 inbound from AMS. I just looked up the flight status of DL 258 and it was delayed almost 5-hours...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

To add on right now. PF are flying: STN - 4x weekly (1,3,5,7) CDG - 3x weekly (2,4,6) BRU - 4x weekly (2,3,5,6) FRA - 4x weekly (1,3,5,7) TXL - 4x weekly (2,3,5,7) So if there are any delays on the STN/CDG flight (they essentially use the same slot), you could have 3-4 PF aircraft on the ground at ...

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by FGITD
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think it's time to beat the dead horse yet again and say that Massport and the Feds need to add customs to one or more of the other terminals. If they could open facilities in A and/or C that could potentially remove all the DL and most of the B6 tails from E (except for the handful of domestic f...

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by FGITD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does BOS Logan ever do remote stands? I know aircraft are cleaned, serviced and even catered at remote stands, but I haven't seen actual boarding at remote stands short of Red Sox team charters. It is possible, using a somewhat hidden by E8 that leads to a bus parking zone between gates 7/8. Genera...

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by FGITD
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Heard earlier that the Dutch are coming next spring. No other details yet though. Not sure if it would be in exchange for, or in addition to the DL flights Interesting move. Last time I checked loads to AMS were good, so maybe this is additional because if anyone can get slots at AMS it’s the boys ...

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by FGITD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Heard earlier that the Dutch are coming next spring. No other details yet though.

Not sure if it would be in exchange for, or in addition to the DL flights

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by FGITD
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Years to the Day: MH17
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Four Years to the Day: MH17

winGl3t wrote:
A sad day for aviation indeed.

Today also marks 11 years of TAM 3054.



And of course the anniversary of TWA800.

sad day in history for aviation

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by FGITD
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF 66 engine failure cause??
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: AF 66 engine failure cause??

To be honest don't worry about this incident, this happens probably 1 in many millions of flights. Plus Emirates operates all A380s with PW and GE engines, which haven't reported too many issues, and in the case of this one and the other QF incident both were RR engines. Just to correct, AF uses th...

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by FGITD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Another possible issue in the winter is snowbank height along the taxiways. Logan has been described as challenging by BA A380 Guys so I can only imagine that snowbanks exacerbate that. A few years ago there was an LH 744 that ran a snow bank through one of the outer engines. Could be a problem wit...

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by FGITD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

If EK does choose to fly the A380 regularly to BOS could that convince Massport to purchase deicing equipment for A380 to try to lure year-round flights from BA and EK? Deicing in Boston is handled by ground handlers. Emirates ramp handling is done by a company called Dnata, which I think is actual...

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by FGITD
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 20
Views: 4921

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

What does BA do with theirs? That one is at BOS for about six hours. British uses gate E12 all day. Even the 380 sits at E12 all day. They can do so because the only flights impacted by the presence of the a380 are....other BA flights. If it's late, the next BA arrival will also be late. Massports ...

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by FGITD
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 4422

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

North American x-15.

Nothing says presidential power like screaming over a foreign powers capital at 100,000 feet going mach 6.

Though it might be difficult unless that foreign capital is more or less right next door, and also has a desert for you to aim for.

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by FGITD
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

EK dropped a pretty penny to help make the infrastructure grand there. You’d think Massport could acquiesce here. The problem is that it's not Massport who suffers any consequence. It's every other carrier who is now holding (even longer) because EK bought a gate. At that point, what's stopping say...

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by FGITD
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

[*] Apparently EK will use the A380 on June 23. Just another one-off? Or a test run before putting it on the route? Another test run. I believe this time the plan is to treat it as any other EK flight. So a tow off and back to the gate. Allegedly this was the reason they didn't switch equipment earl...

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by FGITD
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 23
Views: 3307

Re: Inflight theft.

If this happened to me I would probably want the crew, when becoming aware of theft not let anyone out of the plane until either belongings stolen have been returned or search everyone for the missing belongings, especially if it's something of high value or a passport, or call airport police on ar...

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by FGITD
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 7311

Re: Concorde route question

Although I never saw it in person, I know that Concordes of both BA and AF came to Boston at some point. Does anyone know if those were one-offs or were those regularly scheduled routes? No regularly scheduled service, but a few tour stops and charters. I think the east/west crossing speed records ...

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by FGITD
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

[twoid][/twoid] 747’s do not board from the upper deck. That’s an emergency exit door. You’re correct — I misspoke. What I meant to ask was if these gates will enable 747s (and other wide bodies) to board with two doors on the same level as they do at places like LHR I believe (IIRC E10-12 at BOS ar...

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by FGITD
Thu May 31, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I believe the current plan is to start construction late fall, early winter. After all the chaos of the summer schedule subsides. This is going to be far more than an extension. The whole "focus" of the terminal is going to be shifted, with security check points on either end of the curren...

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by FGITD
Mon May 21, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Anyone hear anything of the inaugural PF STN-BOS-STN? Seems like there were no issues in arrival/departure but nothing on social media about it. A321neo was used. Registration:OY-PAA https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oy-paa Pics just posted on Boston Logan FB page, seemed very low key I w...

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by FGITD
Sat May 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 12688

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

I believe F-HRBE was having some kind of maintenance issue. Something to do with air conditioning or something of that nature. Looks like it's scheduled to leave in the next few days. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some truth to the matter of training pilots, but it just doesn't seem like it'...

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by FGITD
Sat May 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 12688

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

The aircraft in question is 787-9, F-HRBF and a very quick search will show that this particular airplane has been fairly busy lately. As a matter of fact, it's a few hours out from Boston at this very moment. Actually, all of AF's 787s have been quite busy. The aircraft in the photograph is F-HRBF...

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by FGITD
Sat May 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 12688

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Also related to the ongoing problems: http://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/2018/05/02/20002-20180502ARTFIG00068-air-france-un-syndicat-de-pilotes-bloque-un-787-sur-le-tarmac.php My French is less-than-perfect, but the basic message of the article is that Air France has been forced to ground a Boeing ...

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by FGITD
Thu May 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 34
Views: 11892

Re: F9 Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

Horrible situation. However unfortunate it is, it's also definitely worth noting that an employee in the sterile zone had a knife... Having not been there I have no idea where the knife came from, but it's worth pointing out that knives and other tools are regularly in the "sterile zones"...

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by FGITD
Thu May 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 34
Views: 11892

Re: F9 Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

Horrible situation.


However unfortunate it is, it's also definitely worth noting that an employee in the sterile zone had a knife...

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by FGITD
Thu May 03, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Obviously not much fanfare surrounding it as it's not incredibly exciting, but Norwegian starts CDG today. Paris really looks like it's going to be a battle for the Boston carriers. In terms of seats, AF tops everyone (not even counting the DL codeshare) but of course those planes have to be full to...

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by FGITD
Tue May 01, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19780

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

[quote="SumChristianus"] Feel bad for them, but then I assume there are many who would be happy to work for AF wages compared to what they are getting now./quote] I don't know too much about the situation, but based on other international carriers I've seen, I'm sure there are even AF empl...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 7025

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

I don't think anyone believes BOS is at all comparable to New York City or major cities like that. Also, where does the 72% come from exactly? I've got no doubt the costs will go up, as you can't build a massive expansion without some increase. But what's the source? The massport board meeting pres...

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 7025

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

In general,for this type of service SWF will likely do better because they are "New York", and despite what you read in the BOS threads, Boston is not a large city with a metro area 1/5 the size of New York. The problem and the challenge is that PVD's real advantage comes when in 5 years ...

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 5519

Re: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?

Usually they'll buy something more "local" to save costs. Take a look at GSE used in Europe vs North America. Same purpose, but generally looks a bit different. It makes sense to use equipment that's already in service in the same country if you can, you hardly want to fly a mechanic in f...

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 5519

Re: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?

So what about when the new city is half a world away? I guess same thing, except a cargo plane instead of a truck? How about crew? Like when WW starts STL-KEF next month. The crew that flies the inaugural KEF-STL won't be able to fly back to KEF, I guess they'll just send a crew to STL on another a...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: deicing questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1868

Re: deicing questions

1. In relation to what areas of the aircraft are treated, there can be no frozen contamination on the wings, tail, engines, sensors (pitot tubes, AOA vanes), and other critical surfaces per FAR. The level of treatment really depends on the type and amount of precipitation. For example, a wet heavy ...

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by FGITD
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

Of course they'll haul it if they can charge. I've loaded kayaks, canoes, and all manner of bizarre items. If it can physically fit, and they can charge you, they'll take it. Primera's biggest concern should be aircraft. Even new airplanes break down. I know they've already leased a 757 due to fleet...

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by FGITD
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4213

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

It's an interesting question, but like pretty much every aviation incident or accident, it follows the Swiss cheese hole logic. Every little thing had to line up just right for it to happen the way it did. For all we know, the hijackers could have had contingency plans. If anything isn't right prior...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 157585

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Any idea when construction should be starting? We're already into Q2 2018 and nothing has commenced. Phase 1 will have space for what? 3 lounges? Apart from BA, LH and EK, who else operates lounges in E? VS and AF? Supposedly next January. Interesting times for those driving by the airport. Strikes...

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