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by tysmith95
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I honestly don't think WOW will last long, now that we're getting the a321LR that can cross the Atlantic without a stop. I'm not sure the east coast to Iceland market is large enough for 2 carriers.

Norwegian has a better business model imo.

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by tysmith95
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Lately the ride-share waiting lot has caused lots of traffic at the airport. The current lot is not large enough or well organized enough to handle the amount of traffic it has been getting. The tunnels are also getting worse and worse. But that is harder to fix. Something to allow the Silver line ...

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by tysmith95
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Lately the ride-share waiting lot has caused lots of traffic at the airport. The current lot is not large enough or well organized enough to handle the amount of traffic it has been getting. The tunnels are also getting worse and worse. But that is harder to fix. Something to allow the Silver line t...

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by tysmith95
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

So it looks like BOS will be tied for the first A220 Destination in the USA! Delta announced today that the first A220 routes will be bookable starting tomorrow. https://news.delta.com/delta-s-new-a220-narrowbody-coming-sale-january-debut Flights start January 31st 2019 From the LGA base to both BO...

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by tysmith95
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

But US Point of Sale ≠ Pax Origin. For instance, if an American buys a one-way LGW-BOS...is that US POS or UK POS? It's US POS unless they pay in GBP on norwegian UK site. Nevertheless, Norwegian would know the IP address of the purchase. When I bought Norwegian tickets from PVD to BFS over the sum...

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by tysmith95
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Steamboat doesn't make much sense to me. I feel like JAC would be a more successful route.

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by tysmith95
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

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 tysmith95
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8586

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

I believe that AA is giving up some gates at BOS when they consolidate the legacy AA and US Air sides. WN is taking over those additional gates, and terminal A will become Delta only allowing Delta to expand at Logan. BOS currently has strong service to every AA hub, and I see it staying that way fo...

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by tysmith95
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

tlecam wrote:
The average fares don’t seem too high.


The average fares from BOS to OHR are pretty low, but that's not much of a leisure market. Same with BOS to LGA after Jetblue entered.

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by tysmith95
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 13144

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

CLT is low cost plus there isn't much competition. It's one of the largest fortress hub. Even Delta with its huge hub at Atlanta has more competition from Southwest and others. CLT has none. What would hurt AA is if Frontier expands service there to turn it into more of a focus city. But still AA ha...

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by tysmith95
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1940
Views: 162414

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

TK currently flies from BOS to IST 4 times a week. I'm glad to see that flight retained despite the US Turkish visa spat that lasted a few months. Now that the visa spat looks to be over, I wonder if TK will revert back to daily service.

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by tysmith95
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

adamh8297 wrote:
A few interesting items I looked into or ran into.

1)I've been seeing a lot of anecdotal discussions about B6 taking a bath on BOS-ATL.. I looked at March 2017-May 2017 and the route has had a 80.55% Load Factor.


It's cause there are tons of DL Fanboys on this site.

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by tysmith95
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Level will last as long as Song or Ted, then it will either switch to Iberia livery or sail off into the sunset.

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by tysmith95
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet Blue, worth the risk?
Replies: 25
Views: 2021

Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

If you look just at overall on time stats Jetblue isn't great. But this is because the majority of its flying is based in congested northeast airports (BOS and JFK). If it had hubs in the Midwest or other less congested airports its on time % would be much higher.

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by tysmith95
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 14763

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

DL has been ramping up operations in BOS. They are planning on taking over 5 gates in terminal A that Southwest currently uses (Southwest is moving to terminal B). With that they'll have 20 gates, and will be a very sizable focus city if not hub for Delta. Although most of the Boston traffic will be...

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by tysmith95
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

Re: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?

I know I'm going to get blasted for this, but isn't that the point of working at Spirit? If Spirit paid DL/AA/UA rates for flying the A320 family wouldn't they go out of business pretty fast? I wouldn't be surprised if NK goes that way anyways eventually. Bad pay, bad PR, terrible service, all whil...

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by tysmith95
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series/ Airbus acquisition question?
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: C Series/ Airbus acquisition question?

The CS is a new clean sheet design. The MD90 when Boeing acquired MD was an updated version of a design over 30 years old. It's not really comparable.

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by tysmith95
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights
Replies: 25
Views: 4283

Re: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights

BOS-ICN is a large unfulfilled market. It's a matter of time before a carrier jumps on that.

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by tysmith95
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I actually think that Joe C's idea for th Assembly Row - NorthPoint / North Station idea is pretty good. Agreed. It's much better then Suffolk Downs. If only Cambridge and Boston were willing to work with them. If Amazon shows interest in that site i'm sure Marty and Cambridge would come on board.

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by tysmith95
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

What about seasonal service to ANC. Not likely but it would be nice.

Or HNL.

Although both of those would be probably leisure heavy with low loads.

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by tysmith95
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24329

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

EasyJet is the largest A319 operator in the world. They could use the CS300 to replace the A319 in the future.

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by tysmith95
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181684

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Hopefully this means some b6 orders may be in store. It would be a perfect replacement for the E190.

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by tysmith95
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Ground Stop
Replies: 27
Views: 6444

Re: LAS Ground Stop

PlanesNTrains wrote:
tysmith95 wrote:
LAS currently under a ground stop due to a nearby terrorist incident at a concert. Incoming flights are being diverted. Stay safe out there.


Terrorist incident?


Active shooter(s) situation. I'm just assuming that it's terrorism.

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by tysmith95
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Ground Stop
Replies: 27
Views: 6444

LAS Ground Stop

LAS currently under a ground stop due to a nearby terrorist incident at a concert. Incoming flights are being diverted. Stay safe out there.

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by tysmith95
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Massachusetts has a huge PR diaspora so I don't believe that they'll cut back too much. It's not 99% tourism like other Caribbean destinations. Maybe they could just substitute in some E190s instead of using a320s to account for lower tourist demand. I wouldn't be surprised if the Hurricane encourag...

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by tysmith95
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 12530

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

There are over 3800 orders for the 737 MAX. Boeing will be fine, and it won't be hard to find an airline who wants their planes sooner.

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by tysmith95
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 27738

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

I'd be surprised if some of the new DY routes from PVD and SWF to secondary cities in Ireland and other parts of Europe fail. IDK, I could be surprised. A PVD to LON or SWF to LON will do well, I don't understand the business case for routes like PVD to ORK. Two small markets.

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by tysmith95
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 5212

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

They serve the area quite sufficiently with LGA, PVD, ISP and EWR. I don't see any reason to jump into JFK and apparently neither does WN. I'm not understanding your logic by putting PVD in this list. It's obviously not a NYC area station. As for JFK, I think that ship has sailed. I suspect they'll...

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by tysmith95
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 5212

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

Southwest will pull an AirTran and purchase JetBlue. The majors will then pick form what's left of the JetBlue carcass (jets, facilities, slots, etc.). Within 5 years this will happen. Mark my words. Lets hope not. We've already had enough consolidation. Some of you won't be happy until we have a m...

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by tysmith95
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27065

Re: German group considering A380 part out

Why doesn't BA take some of the used frames. LHR is the most slot restricted airport in the world.

Delta would be another interesting option.

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by tysmith95
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Pla ... 27823.html
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An Azores Airlines a320 drifted off a runway and struck two taxiway lights today.

http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Pla ... 27823.html

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by tysmith95
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 52
Views: 9691

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

The drop in LHR to BOS and others is probably due to new flights by Norwegian into Gatwick.

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by tysmith95
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 30205

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

PWM might be able to support a narrow body.

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by tysmith95
Tue May 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 14704

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

B6 could expand on the west coast. They could also turn BOS into a more traditional hub, offering European flights once Trans Atlantic narrow body flights are more common. They could use their domestic network to feed some of the flights, especially to European destinations that are less common (ARN...

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by tysmith95
Sun May 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: Cities with alternate airports

OHR, MHT, and PVD for BOS.

Also BED has a good bit of private jet travel.

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by tysmith95
Fri May 19, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will JetBlue fly to select Canadian cities?
Replies: 31
Views: 6253

Re: When will JetBlue fly to select Canadian cities?

YVR is one of BOS largest, if not the largest unserved market. A BOS YVR would do well.

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by tysmith95
Tue May 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 25567

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

BOS to FLL or CUN

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by tysmith95
Tue May 16, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 10558

Re: The death of the A345?

Surprising that this aircraft is going away, it doesn't even have 15 years of service under its belt.

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by tysmith95
Thu May 04, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

SAS could capitalize and take away some of the middle east connecting traffic, although the high Scandinavian labour costs would make that challenging. Exactly what destinations are you referring to? - From CPH - SK doesn't fly to many points outside of Europe and North America (PEK and NRT) and St...

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by tysmith95
Wed May 03, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Looks like SAS will be using the A330 3x a week on BOS-CPH http://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-to-fly-direct-from-stockholm-to-miami-from-october/ Nice to see the upgrade, but it's unfortunate that it's being reduced to 3x weekly in the winter and I believe I read in another thread it will only be 4x we...

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by tysmith95
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 11150

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

PVD is a good location for european tourists who want to visit Cape Cod. Closer then BOS to the beaches. I think these routes will do well in the summer however i'm sure demand will drop off a good bit in the winter.

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by tysmith95
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

DL will be getting gates from southwest which will allow them to expand operations at Logan.

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by tysmith95
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

BOS to SIN to Australia could work. I'm sure there is a fairly significant origin and destination market for Australia to Boston and that could help fill a SIN non stop flight.

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by tysmith95
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173736

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Hate to bring in politics but I wonder if Trump's restrictions on immigration from Muslim countries will hurt Emirates feed to Boston. Lots of middle eastern students (with alot of money) in the Boston area.

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by tysmith95
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the Brexit
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Ryanair and the Brexit

Voters should have seen stuff like this happening when they voted for brexit.

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by tysmith95
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical JetBlue Hawaiian merger
Replies: 10
Views: 6528

Theoretical JetBlue Hawaiian merger

Could this be possible? I believe that JetBlue wants to increase their west coast presence however they lost the bidding war to Alaska. Buying Hawaiian could be one way to kick-start a west coast expansion. There is also some fleet commonality with the a321's (though the 717's would be oddballs in t...

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by tysmith95
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 28485

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

just announced, but what i believe we suspected UX drops to 3 weekly from 4 weekly for it's summer seasonal MAD-BOS, end 9/8 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270859/air-europa-revises-planned-boston-service-in-s17/ Is this in response to the possible Norwegian entrance into the Spai...

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by tysmith95
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?
Replies: 35
Views: 18382

Re: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?

I believe that the reason why Delta's on time record is so good is that they keep buying up old planes like the MD-90. Having cheaper aircraft allows them to lower their aircraft utilization and still be profitable. Airlines can not economically lower utilization of new planes, however for Delta the...

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by tysmith95
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develop new 757
Replies: 76
Views: 20085

Re: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develop new 757

Icelandair would order 20+

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by tysmith95
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develop new 757
Replies: 76
Views: 20085

Re: M. O'Leary working with Boeing to develope new 757

Just charge people by weight. That should help keep the fatties out of the plane and increase range for Ryanair.

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