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BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:02 am

For emergencies only but I'm sure it will be quite an event at BOS if/when it ever lands here, given the tight space at the airport.

http://www.travelnewenglandnewspapers.com/home3.html
Third paragraph from the bottom:
"Lufthansa expects to start its flights between Germany and the United States using the new aircraft in September of 2009. Boston is not expected to be on the schedule, but Logan is making plans to handle the plane in a diversion."
 
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:36 am

Makes sense seeing as BOS often sees JFK diversions, particularly in the Summer when the Summer storms start hitting. Also, YUL is only a 45 minute flight away and with AF having the A380 there, it's smart to have at least one A380-capable airport, even though it's rare for BOS to get YUL diversions.

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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:47 am

Kind of similar to when the Concord diverted to BOS... always made the evening news program.

Last May, I flew out of Logan for JFK on a Comair RJ... circled Block Island for 40 minutes, and eventually returned to BOS due to JFK thunderstorms... when we finally landed back at BOS, there was a half dozen DL 767-300s from Europe that had diverted as well as Olympic, THY, LH, AF and several others that I cannot recall. So at least on some days, BOS has a lot of JFK diversion action.
 
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:25 am

Quoting LH423 (Reply 1):
Also, YUL is only a 45 minute flight away and with AF having the A380 there, it's smart to have at least one A380-capable airport, even though it's rare for BOS to get YUL diversions.

AF will also serve JFK with the A380
 
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:53 am

Good to see BOS making preparations. I'm sure it'll see a diversion and eventually regular service from the A380. BOS is the last/first US airport for transcontinental crossings, so it is often chosen as a diversion point since passengers won't be stuck in the middle of no where Canada in the event of problems arising.
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:00 am

This is a complete waste of time, energy, resources and most of all MONEY for a plane that will never get beyond the point of production that it is currently at. How it made it this far is beyond me. But in the event that it does become an airliner for airlines this will be a good idea to do, and more U.S.A., airports should follow suit.
 
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting B757fan (Reply 5):
This is a complete waste of time, energy, resources and most of all MONEY for a plane that will never get beyond the point of production that it is currently at. How it made it this far is beyond me

I think you are being a little extreme. Yes the plane has had some difficulties, but it is ready for flight and addressing some concerns. Every plane has small problems, but the A380 just has some problems that are taking a longer time to address. But this isn't too horribly unexpected since the plane is the largest commercial airliner ever built. I think your comments are unjustified. Airbus is a state owned company that can weather some trouble. Yes companies like Dornier failed when they had trouble, but Airbus is a much more powerful company.
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:56 pm

I think Bangor in Maine will see an A380 before Logan ever does.

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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:31 pm

Quoting B757fan (Reply 5):
But in the event that it does become an airliner for airlines

"in the event"!? You make it sound like it's not inevitable.
 
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:21 am

Just think of what BOS can charge for the landing fees on this bad boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
I think Bangor in Maine will see an A380 before Logan ever does.

I doubt it, for 2 reasons: 1) You see more divertions to Boston today and hardly any to Bangor. 2) The reason for that is connnecting passengers and infrastructure. LH/AF are 2 of the most likely candidates to divert an A380. At BOS, not only do they have a permanent station but they can also put their connecting passengers on their respective partners' flights to their final destination. Both US and DL have a significat presence at BOS and could probably handle the connecting passengers. Bangor doesn't offer such benefits.
 
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RE: BOS Making Plans To Handle A380

Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:52 am

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 10):
Both US and DL have a significat presence at BOS and could probably handle the connecting passengers. Bangor doesn't offer such benefits.

And if they have to divert for w/x, they typically aren't going to know that until they are over CT or Long Island. BOS makes more sense then too.
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