nm19371
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Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:31 am

I know that Korean Air had one a few years back but they pulled out of BOS. But what about BOS-NRT or BOS-SIN? With all the high-tech companies in Boston, I'd think that there would be a demand for these flights.
 
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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:50 am

Yes, I've always wondered why such a large market like BOS doesn't have a nonstop to Asia. Maybe NW will consider it once the 332's arrive.


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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:09 am

http://www.massport.com/logan/airli.html

Judging by that, there are no non-stop BOS-Asia, at least with asian carriers -- I couldn't be bothered to go to each U.S. airline's website to see if they do...  Smile

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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:28 am

American Airlines announced BOS-NRT in 1999, but canceled it, along with a plethora of other routes (ORD-SVO, ORD-AMS, MIA-ASU (instead of MIA-GRU-ASU), JFK-NRT, and JFK-FRA) in 1999.
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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:27 pm

Like MAH4546 said, AA announced a nonstop to AA), Japan">NRT using MD-11s. The flight was entered into the computer systems and I believe tickets were sold. However, about 6 weeks before the flights were scheduled to begin the Japanese government took away the slots AA had planned to use on BOS and JFK-AA), Japan">NRT.

They do still have the rights to the route but have not gotten the slots since or have utilized them for other flights, like LAX (as if LA needs another Tokyo flight). Nonetheless, I do feel that BOS's days without an Asian flight are numbered. I'm sure once the economy picks up again we'll see something either from a US carrier or JAL or ANA.

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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:40 am

the korean air flight from boston made one stop enroute to korea, and vice versa
 
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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:30 am

Actually, the KE flight flew nonstop from SEL to BOS, then made a stop in IAD before continuing onto SEL. When the flight originally started for the first year or so, however, it did fly SEL-JFK-BOS-JFK-SEL but for the rest of the time 3 or so years the route operated it did arrive nonstop from Seoul.

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nm19371
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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Fri Dec 26, 2003 5:25 pm

When did KE drop this flight? I assume they did so because they were losing money on it - perhaps after 9/11. Also, I remember that ANA was talking about a NRT-BOS flight in the early 90s but I guess it never happened. Maybe the airlines figure that there are enough non-stops from EWR JFK and ORD with frequent connections to BOS and there wouldn't be enough demand to justify a nonstop flight. Im suprised that KE had one - I always thought there'd be one to NRT or even HKG. Anyway - I think that most pax flying to asia from BOS would be business customers who would prefer a non-stop flight- changing planes is exhausting and inconvenient- so maybe we'll see it after all -hopefully soon.
 
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RE: Nonstops From BOS-Asia?

Fri Dec 26, 2003 9:17 pm

People talk about passengers, when in fact what drew KE to Boston was the freight/cargo. Many times, that is the catalyst for starting a route no one else is serving. The passenger traffic would be there on a BOS-NRT nonstop, to be sure...but perhaps not 7x per week. If I were a carrier starting BOS-NRT, I'd try 3x or 4x per week and see what happens.

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