As N1120a said, the reason the 738s are now used on the route rather than the mix of 738s, 757s, and 1 767-300 is that with the removal of MRTC from the 757 fleet the only option was to fly 737s or 767s. AA
, obviously, went for the former probably realizing that the 767s would be too much capacity. I think the BOS
transcons have taken a bit of a hit because I think the fear that with the Empire State Building still there, as well as Philly, Baltimore, and DC still intact, who knows...it could happen again. That's why you don't see larger planes on BOS
, being a less lucrative route, still features 757s without the MRTC seating.
Anyway, that's good news to hear about the new routing. I hope that it's as much of a success as BOS
has been. Although, as much as I'd like to see BOS
I don't think that it would be financially successful. I think that might squeeze yields from the other flights, particularly the London flights.
Also, do any Boston members know if AA
will be able to disembark at Terminal B. Terminal E is getting crammed at that time of day (1230-1300) with LH
), and formerly LX
, but they could also bring back their 12:40 arrival time. All these flights arrive within (usually) 30-45 mins of each other with LH
usually starting things off around 12:30, LX
(formerly) coming right behind 5-10 mins later, then BA
trading off for first LHR
arrival but usually landing within 10-15 mins of each other. Add to that the fact that half the immigration and customs halls are under construction you have holds on the aircraft for up to 45 mins for some of the unfortunate, later arrivals.
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