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by FGITD
Mon May 21, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

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: 137
Views: 11278

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: 137
Views: 11278

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: 137
Views: 11278

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: 31
Views: 10668

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: 31
Views: 10668

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: 852
Views: 69367

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: 131
Views: 15500

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: 6924

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: 6924

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: 5314

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: 5314

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: 1772

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: 1509

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: 4111

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: 852
Views: 69367

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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by FGITD
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Saw the official design/plans for the new terminal E expansion earlier. Nothing that hasn't already been posted on here (except for a few details that I can't post. Nothing secret, but not yet announced so it's not my place to do so) It's going to be absolutely gorgeous though. And unless they want ...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Wonder what BA's plans are when it snows at IAD (and soon ORD) with the A380 if that's their concern/reason for not sending it today to BOS. Anyone know if BA has a history of subbing their A380 flights with 744's during winter at Dulles? The issue in Boston is that no provider has any a380 capable...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

If this is indeed the issue, I wonder why it (allegedly) took so long to determine that this would be a problem. I feel like this is something they should have known might be problematic a while back, rather than have it be fine until push came to shove. You'd be surprised how many things around th...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

supposedly Emirates doesn't want to tow their 380 to a remote hardstand. And Massport doesn't want to have one gate at a far overcapacity terminal occupied by an empty plane for 8+ hours If this is indeed the issue, I wonder why it (allegedly) took so long to determine that this would be a problem....

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With IAH recently being upgauged by EK back to an A388, does anyone know what the LF's are for BOS vs IAH on EK? I’m behind on running the data but last time I looked they were within 1% of each other on a rolling annual basis. Thanks VS4ever! I wonder what EK's hesitation is then with officially u...

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by FGITD
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I hate to torpedo my own credibility, but I heard today that there will in fact be no second a380 coming. So to end the guessing, it was indeed supposed to be Emirates, starting June 1st or 2nd and running through the summer season. No real indication as to why it's changed. Just that it's not comin...

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by FGITD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

New tail at terminal E on its way today. Level starts up BCN with an a333. They're using A332 I think. You're correct, I was thinking of the normal Iberia flight to Madrid. I think that's a good point regarding multiple flights to one country. Most tourists fly to France to see Paris. And even if y...

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by FGITD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I believe it. The sheer volume of seafood that goes through Logan is incredible. Both in and out. New tail at terminal E on its way today. Level starts up BCN with an a333. Interesting that England, Ireland, Germany and Spain all seem capable of supporting flights from more than 1 city to Boston. Ye...

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by FGITD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news
Replies: 121
Views: 16626

Re: French routes news

grjplanes wrote:
When will Joon A340 be ready, haven't seen any pictures of it yet? Cape Town and Tehran is to start in a week's time...?



Former AF 340 F-GLZP has been changed over to Joon. New cabin, and repainted.

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by FGITD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

BA A380 returns to Boston today. Shame we'll have to wait until June to see the 2nd one! Unless I'm mistaken... This marks the start of the crazy season at Terminal E. New carriers starting soon, additional flights by current airlines, aircraft changes etc. Will certainly be an interesting summer. ...

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by FGITD
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5094

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

I suppose the real question would be what purpose the aircraft would serve? If they built a successful, competitive twin, why would they want to revisit a decades old model, and rebuild it? Would be like Boeing launching the 777x as a stepping stone to selling the 748. Furthermore, in order to be su...

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by FGITD
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

NickolayAv wrote:
Does anyone know when the Royal Jordanian will be departing from BOS? and why it diverted to BOS?



Not sure why it came, but it was a fairly quick stop.

More talk today of the second a380 today. It's coming, and sooner than I thought. Interestingly, no official announcement yet though.

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by FGITD
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Regarding the second 380.... Let's just say there is one a380 equipped carrier that has a tendency to make last minute schedule changes, and has plenty of 380s. Interesting to see tonight, all 3 aer lingus flights terminated in Boston, due to DUB weather. Tough spot to be in, as they now risk strand...

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by FGITD
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

These days airports are much more than just a place to catch a flight. They are huge economic contributors for an entire region. It's important to be prepared for all kinds of weather situations. We've seen what happens (in JFK, LHR, BRU, FRA, etc), when airports are not prepared. Weather happens. ...

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by FGITD
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/nyregion/boston-logan-jfk-airports-snowstorm.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ Interesting article regarding the storm earlier this year that crippled JFK while Boston was smooth sailing. Raises some very interesting points. Gotta say that Massport does snow ...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I thought the three airlines who used those new gates were the three airlines that invested in new clubs - BA, EK & LH - as they connect directly from the club to the gates. Who else uses that gate other than EK? They get that gate for departure, but bear in mind that aircraft sits on the groun...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

From a spotting standpoint, the A380 is clearly the king. I think the argument could be made it would help the congestion at Terminal E too. But, from a passenger convenience and possibly even airport revenue position I assume the twice-daily 77W, or maybe a 77W & 77L combo would be better. The...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With their CEO commenting about 'restoring' U.S. service to prior levels, I'm surprised that EK hasn't announced anything for BOS and SEA. I suppose it's any day now, hopefully. One A380 or two 77Ws. Man, that's a dilemma. I can see a case made for either. From a spotting standpoint, the A380 is cl...

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by FGITD
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3540

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

The manufacturers and aviation authorities will never take that into account. It's not important in an emergency evacuation. It will seem pretty important if/when people die in an emergency because they couldn't get off the plane fast enough due to other passengers blocking aisles/exits with their ...

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by FGITD
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3540

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

I'm wondering what impact this could (or should) have on the way evacuation capacity is measured/tested. It's all well and good proving that 500 people can get off in under 90 seconds but what about 500 people plus 500 large suitcases? The manufacturers and aviation authorities will never take that...

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by FGITD
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13931

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

It's definitely not a traditional restoration. It's pretty much a rebuilding/modernization. Though with that said, I still wouldn't be expecting consistent transatlantic service on it. No way there'd be enough of a market. Amongst users of this site, maybe. But tell the average passengers that they ...

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by FGITD
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 2326

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

Plane slid on taxiway and is being deplaned by air stairs...why not grab your bag? Guarantee it would take at least 30 minutes to get the stairs attached anyway. What regulation states it will take 30 minutes to get stairs attached ? The reality of airport operations. Granted in an emergency it is ...

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by FGITD
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 2326

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

Again as OP, not talking about a slide deployment, crashes, and life-threatening events, but egress via air stairs. important detail many are missing... Plane on fire, slides deployed....you get yourself off ASAP and leave everything behind. Plane slid on taxiway and is being deplaned by air stairs...

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by FGITD
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac
Replies: 38
Views: 2326

Re: Recovery of Hand Luggage After Emergency Evac

Again as OP, not talking about a slide deployment, crashes, and life-threatening events, but egress via air stairs. important detail many are missing... Plane on fire, slides deployed....you get yourself off ASAP and leave everything behind. Plane slid on taxiway and is being deplaned by air stairs...

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by FGITD
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think purely from a selling stand point, there's no way JetBlue would ever start transatlantic by going to EMA. JetBlue is a big enough name that there them launching transatlantic would be a big to do. It's LHR or LGW or nothing.

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by FGITD
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Rendering of BOS Terminal E - for a brief moment, it felt like some other airport - looks pretty clean. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/02/14/get-peek-logan-new-international-terminal/Ck4xqQEsGPThvk2zOnpGKL/story.html The article also states the addition of 6 new gates to be completed only...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11565

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Communication is key. Period. They shouldn't have to call customer service to find out about refunds being issued. This is where someone in the position of "Manager," has to, you know .... manage. Totally. New. Concept. But what do you expect the airline manager to do? Crack open the ol' ...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11565

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Communication is key. Period. They shouldn't have to call customer service to find out about refunds being issued. This is where someone in the position of "Manager," has to, you know .... manage. Totally. New. Concept. But what do you expect the airline manager to do? Crack open the ol' ...

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by FGITD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wasn’t aware that the gap in seat counts between the two was that slow m, so thank you! On the other hand, all the discussions about A380s at Logan suggested that AF would be one of around three carriers to use it. It is pretty amazing how the landscape has changed. Main issue there is that AF do...

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by FGITD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I wasn’t aware that the gap in seat counts between the two was that slow m, so thank you! On the other hand, all the discussions about A380s at Logan suggested that AF would be one of around three carriers to use it. It is pretty amazing how the landscape has changed. Main issue there is that AF do...

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by FGITD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It appears that AF is sticking with the 787-9 well into June, and I’m not clear that it is paired with a second daily during this time. To me it says that they are hemorrhaging traffic to others, to the surprise of no one. Rather than upgauge from 789 to 772 in March, then add the second daily in J...

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by FGITD
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69367

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I recently noticed that I haven't seen Alitalia flying to Boston recently, I couldn't find their flights on their site and on Flightaware. Has the flight not been operating recently and why or have I just been looking in the wrong places? Alitalia traditionally takes a winter break, usually from ea...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13354

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

I don't think there is a need for a total ban at all, just simply more education and harsher penalties for flying in certain restricted areas. The risk may be small, but I've never heard any recordings of pilots losing engines or control services and remarking "my God, what a statistical anomal...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13354

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Millions of drones out there and not one accident. One *possible* hit with zero damages. This drone danger arguments are overblown. I really hope this was a sarcastic post. If it wasn't, I don't think you fully understand just how serious the aviation industry is about safety. People literally dedi...

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