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by hinckley
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Also BOS-YUL is clearly WS weakest route... You would think with larger population it would do better than YHZ regardless of distance. There's a pretty strong historical and cultural connection between Halifax and Boston. Much more so than Montreal and Boston. For many, many years, BOS was the only...

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by hinckley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 3962

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

Hinckley, The people that own these planes look at F in a B777 as if it were economy class, last row. I’ve seen their eyes when told, “the plane has a snag and won’t be available for your trip”. It’s like the scene at Sun Country in Mexico—denial (this can’t be happening), anger (it’s the damned cr...

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by hinckley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 576
Views: 151127

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Ya, LH is a real business run like a real business. AZ is a vanity project. I don't see a combination ever happening. I don't see AZ ever going away.

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by hinckley
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 3962

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

The Global 8000 is planned to be a shrink of the 7000 with 7900 nmi of range. However, with the ability to easily do a mission like JFK-HKG nonstop (or more likely, TEB-HKG nonstop), what need is there for a shrink? I would say that it's time to abandon the 8000, and I see this as a VIP aircraft of...

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by hinckley
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/0 ... story.html
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According to the Globe, a record 75,620 people flew out of BOS last Friday.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/0 ... story.html

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by hinckley
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

smi0006 wrote:
Customers need to be ‘re-entered’ into the country not to mention a lot of Pax would have been transiting from AU and PI.


That makes a lot of sense. Thanks.

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by hinckley
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

juliusg wrote:
Deplaned, took long time get through immigration - airport struggled to handle this at 1am.


Could someone explain why passengers needed to go thru immigration upon returning to AKL? Wasn't this essentially a AKL-AKL domestic flight?

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by hinckley
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 576
Views: 151127

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

So the bankruptcy administratorship will now run for at least two years and for all intents and purposes, Alitalia is now being funded directly by the government. This will go on for a while until some bandaid is found and victory is declared. Time will pass and in a couple of years, we’ll be in the...

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by hinckley
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA

Chasensfo wrote:
Canadian still flew to HKG(actually had quite a few flights), but via TPE mostly by then.


My YVR-HKG was a non-stop.

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by hinckley
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA

Chasensfo wrote:
According to the September 1998 OAG, here were the long hauls from YVR and SEA:

YVR:
CP - PEK/NGO/ -767-300
TPE/NRT/LHR DC-10
TPE/NRT 747-400


A bit ealier in 1998 (can't remember exact month), I flew a CP 744 from YVR to HKG (Kai Tak) as well as the CP 763 from PEK to YVR.

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by hinckley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

On a related note, BRU is much like CBR in that traffic to/from it is mostly driven by bureaucrats and the city has little to offer in and of itself. SABENA mostly offered connections between North America and Africa as hardly any tourists going to Europe actually intend to visit Brussels itself. C...

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by hinckley
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

xorrygva wrote:
There is actually a good demand for a flight between GVA and BOS. A 4/5 weekly A321LR service would clearly work. Front rows would definitely be full.


No question. A321LR and 797 open up lots from BOS - GVA, BRU, MXP. Maybe even seasonal EDI and NCE.

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by hinckley
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interesting that England, Ireland, Germany and Spain all seem capable of supporting flights from more than 1 city to Boston. Yet France, Italy, and Switzerland can only go from 1. (Amongst others) Paris for example will have 5 flights on certain days to just CDG. ZRH has two flights. Guess there ju...

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by hinckley
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12447

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Thomas Cook has toilets downstairs on some of their A330's. Would it make more sense to put more toilets downstairs, allowing for some for disabled access, and some more galley space downstairs, thus creating more space on the main deck for seating? This is what probably makes the most sense and is...

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by hinckley
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12447

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Good to see that the Australian media is as sensationalist as their American and British cousins. Joyce was suggesting enhancing the passenger experience by providing additional space to stretch or sleep below the main deck. "Cargo Class" obviously infers the opposite. As other have said, ...

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by hinckley
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6502

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

I hope they stay as we plan to goto to SBH in April 2019 and are somewhat dependent on SXM. St. Barts seems to be recovering relatively quickly but access to the island is more difficult due to the lack of flights into SXM. St. Barth was not hit as hard as St. Martaan and so is coming back much mor...

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by hinckley
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 171
Views: 32522

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

3 turns: ⋅  initial left turn from NNE to WSW (radar map) ⋅  turn over Penang to WNW (radar map) ⋅  final turn to S near IGOGU (Inmarsat map) I don't see why you think that "the plane made one subsequent turn after Penang bringing the flight path south" is a ...

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by hinckley
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 171
Views: 32522

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

That chart is correct as far as it goes; the flight path ends there because that chart only shows the radar track and the radar track ended at that point when the flight went out of range of the radar, but the flight continued on. As it happened, the flight dropped off the radar at 18:22 (Zulu) and...

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by hinckley
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 171
Views: 32522

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Ah... courtesy of theaviationist.com: https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/MH370_initial_search_SEA-706x443.png And they *didn't* avoid "raising the alert" since this path is known through... radar tracking! (From at least Malaysian and Indonesian stations, possibly more ...

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by hinckley
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 171
Views: 32522

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

No. They did not hug the border and they did not follow any waypoints. Please do not get hung up on waypoints - there was a guy on here who went on endlessly about them... right up until the satellite data completely blew that idea out of the water. After it entered the Malacca straits, it made a t...

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by hinckley
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 171
Views: 32522

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

2) No. They did not hug the border and they did not follow any waypoints. Please do not get hung up on waypoints - there was a guy on here who went on endlessly about them... right up until the satellite data completely blew that idea out of the water. I posted because I thought that I may have mis...

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by hinckley
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 171
Views: 32522

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I've never posted in any of the MH370 threads before, but I've always been very interested in the event as an av-geek and because I happened to have flown MH1 from LHR to KUL later on the day that MH370 disappeared. What's spurring my post now is an article in today's Guardian (https://www.theguardi...

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by hinckley
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It's interesting to think that B6 could make BOS a TATL hub similar to DL's TPAC hub at SEA. Even leaving room for fuel reserves and westbound winter headwinds, 4000nm brings most of western-Europe into range from BOS. I think that even BOS-FCO is feasible, at least on a summer-seasonal basis.

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by hinckley
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It would be ICN or PVG if they were to even consider East Asia. ICN would be more likely (shorter - better hub for connections - JV etc.) +1. I thought that BOS-ICN would have been the next logical East Asia route after NRT was established. I've been waiting for that announcement for 4 or 5 years n...

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by hinckley
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380457
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clrd4t8koff wrote:
Is HU doing poorly financially? Seems like they've been expanding like crazy (though maybe too fast and that's what is causing the financial issues)?


See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380457

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by hinckley
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I'm sure if it happens BOS-CTU will be a vast majority of PRC point of sale. One could say there will be some government sponsored tourism as well though it appears Chinese millenials are doing more independent tours nowadays. Well, that will be good for the city of Boston. And with the financial s...

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by hinckley
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Agreed it’s a strange route but Chengdu a second tier city? North of 11mm in the city. Never been but I understand it’s a real hub for China manufacturing and tech growth and the largest economic engine of western China. Huge investment underway to make it tech hub. So— not Guangzhou or Beijing or ...

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by hinckley
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I have to say that Bos-Chengdu is one of the more bizarre routes I've ever heard of. Second-tier city to second-tier city. No-name airline. Who's the market for this route?

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by hinckley
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US West Coast to Australia prior to the 747-400.
Replies: 13
Views: 1592

Re: US West Coast to Australia prior to the 747-400.

In '89, I flew a UA 742 SFO-HNL-ACK-SYD. The return was on one of their brand new 744s that flew SYD-LAX non-stop. That was a mighty long flight in those days! Nantucket-Sydney non-stop? ;) Oops!! I'm old and my memory's fading. It may have been AKL-SYD. ;) I probably should edit my post, but ACK-S...

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by hinckley
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US West Coast to Australia prior to the 747-400.
Replies: 13
Views: 1592

Re: US West Coast to Australia prior to the 747-400.

In '89, I flew a UA 742 SFO-HNL-ACK-SYD. The return was on one of their brand new 744s that flew SYD-LAX non-stop. That was a mighty long flight in those days!

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by hinckley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Dup post

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by hinckley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The only major advantage (for the passengers) I can see for the two 777s daily would be the freedom to choose a departure time and cargo (Emirates' main interest). The A380 would be an upgrade for the passengers though, the cabin is quieter and much more spacious for the economy passengers, can't s...

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by hinckley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95494

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

WIederling wrote:
If paperwork is signed. i.e. the deal is comsumated. But I've seen announcement of "intention to buy" resp. "intention to sell or cancel"


Company often make disclosures that are not mandated by SEC regs. Sometimes disclosures are made for PR or other strategic reasons.

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by hinckley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95494

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The cancellation of an order has material financial impact on a company's operation and is usually disclosed. A firm order of airplains have material financial impact on a company's operation and is usually disclosed. Maybe, maybe not. If United ordered or cancelled a single E190, it likely is not ...

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by hinckley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95494

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The simple fact of the matter is the three players here, Hawaiian, Boeing, and Airbus are all public companies. If any material change to an existing or new order had actually transpired they each have fiduciary duty to make such material changes public. Fact that we do not have any public statemen...

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by hinckley
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Wow. I'm impressed that Massport selected this particular design. But 2022? Maybe it's a typo . . . maybe it should have been a more believable 2032!

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by hinckley
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I've been on that morning flight three times, during the off season, twice in a 777 and once on the 787-9. In all cases the flights were only a little over half-full. A 744 on this rotation is a head-scratcher to me, but I'm just an observer with a few data points. Maybe the inbound to Boston the n...

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by hinckley
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 107
Views: 3558

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

Way back in the 90s, I flew CP from BOS to YVR. It was a perfect day crossing the continent, the flight was lightly loaded and I was the only passenger in the front cabin. The pilots kept the cockpit door open during the entire flight and I was in and out of the flight deck throughout the flight. At...

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by hinckley
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Surprised JetBlue has not yet commenced any TATL routes.... I think time is running out for them as Norwegian is picking all the low hanging fruits. I'm not sure the two carriers are mutually exclusive. Ya, I agree. I wouldn't be surprised if B6 starts its TATL service from BOS before JFK. It has a...

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by hinckley
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

In the big scheme of things 90% of BOS traffic is said to be O&D but there's plenty of evidence that the 3 big airlines at BOS are all doing a good amount of connections. Massport would have not gone to the trouble and expense of connecting B6's terminal to the International terminal, for no re...

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by hinckley
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15467

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Huh? How is being told to stop recording crew on a private enterprise a free speech issue? Recording isn’t speech, and even if it were, companies can tell you you don’t have free speech there. Ya, recording actually is considered a First Amendment/free speech right. It came down in cases when polic...

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by hinckley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

33lspotter wrote:
I agree with most of this, but, to be fair, DL defines BOS as a hub on its website. We may not consider it a hub, but it (being the carrier) seems to.


Of course that's right, and I'm sure B6 uses a similar term. I was just trying to talk about the generic concept of a hub.

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by hinckley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 54444

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

We keep hearing this and of course we forget that it already is a hub for 2 different airlines, maybe even 3. The World doesn't end at the U.S. border. It's not ideal and it will never be very large, but it already is a hub. Hmmm . . . If you consider a hub to be any airport with one airline having...

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by hinckley
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 170306

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I think 3x or 4x BOS-MXP could work year round. MXP is the industrial financial center in Italy. Business, educational and medical travel to from BOS may have more premium demand than FCO,BCN or AMS especially when competing for traffic. That's precisely why I don't think BOS-MXP works for DY. It's...

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by hinckley
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 576
Views: 151127

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I'd be sure that your tickets are paid by credit card so you have redress if they shut down. But does it depend on the bank or the airline? Is that common? The customer not having to pay for an expense because the recipient went bankrupt? Most of the credit card companies provide travel insurance w...

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by hinckley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 170306

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Was there supposed to be one past Gate12? I thought that was part of the bigger expansion not due until 2022 or am I missing something... That's what I remember as well - a two phase project. Phase 1 was originally supposed to be six gate iirc, but it got scaled back to three. The remaining three g...

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by hinckley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 170306

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

pitbosflyer wrote:
The way I understand the business structure of Level is that the planes are owned and operated by Iberia yet they are in Level livery. Some one please correct me if I'm wrong.


Interesting. Thank you.

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by hinckley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 170306

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

pitbosflyer wrote:
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Huh? . . . wait . . . "Operated by Iberia" . . . does this mean the flights are flown with Iberia metal?

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by hinckley
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 170306

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

If you look at what the Fort Point Channel looks like by the InterContinental - there's tremendous opportunity to redevelop the west side of the channel where the annex is, and re-develop the east side of the channel and connect South Boston / Broadway with the rest of the city into a very desirabl...

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by hinckley
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 170306

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The best that NH could do was to beat or admonish Boston :) The site gives a high-level details and today is the due date for submitting Amazon bids - http://www.andersoneconomicgroup.com/Publications/Detail/tabid/125/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8287/The-AEG-HQ2-Index-Which-Cities-Could-Be-at...

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