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by airbazar
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

What are the odds that we'll see an increase in TATL capacity being loaded for the holidays now that the Biden administration is about to lift the travel ban?

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov
Replies: 30
Views: 1893

Re: U.S. to lift restriction on intl arrivals in Nov

Thank you jesus!!! We can have Xmas. A lot of people forget that the majority of immigrants in this country are NOT permanent residents and therefore have been separated from their families since the beginning of the Pandemic because they would not be able to return to their jobs if they left the co...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5166

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

One example from Austria: The connection between Linz and Vienna was dropped after the high speed rail connection was opened a few years ago. It's likely that in a few years from now, also Salzburg-VIE and Graz-VIE will shift towards HSR connection. Even without HSR, SZG-VIE is already mostly train...

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by airbazar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Here are the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for WN flights out of BOS in June 2021: BOS-DEN - 23667 passengers, 26251 seats, 90.16% load factor WN actually carried more passengers on BOS-DEN in June 2021 than in June 2019. The Mountain states were outrageous this year and b...

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by airbazar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Trans-Atlantic Competition
Replies: 20
Views: 3422

Re: Austrian Trans-Atlantic Competition

ATH / Greece is not in Eastern Europe. So, I am learning here. Greece is not Eastern Europe, is it Southern then? What is the cutoff? Southern Europe. Geographically Greece is very much in Eastern Europe but politically it's not. They are further East than the former Yugoslavia and they have a long...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3841

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

To add to Ikolkyo's response, what market would the A358 serve that isn't already competitively served by the A338, A339, A359, or A35K? It would not be competitive with the 787-10 or even 787-9 within those planes range and only Project Sunrise and the ME3 are likely to buy ULH aircraft. Most Airb...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Interesting experience flying back to BOS on Friday. I arrived at 6:30 on KL from AMS. I’d connected in AMS from CPT and nowhere at AMS nor upon arrival into BOS was I ever asked to present my negative COVID test. The only time I was asked to show it was on check-in at CPT. Conversely, when I flew ...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines to start JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 5578

Re: Azores Airlines to start JFK

I'm not sure why we're comparing Madeira with Hawaii. Madeira doesn't even have a beach. Although Porto Santo does. There are nearly a million Portuguese living within driving distance of JFK, a good number of which trace their family tree back to Madeira. I'm sure there are a good number of Americ...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I recall when air traffic crashed in 2020 Massport either pushed out or cancelled altogether the further expansion of E. Which was it? Technically it was both, accelerated and pushed back :) As other have said, Phase I which has 4 gates was accelerated. By taking advantage of the downturn in traffi...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines to start JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 5578

Re: Azores Airlines to start JFK

Not really a strange time. Madeira is a year-round destination with temps in the 60's and 70's during the colder months. It has been a very popular destination for Europeans for Christmas and New Year's for years. Tf they are flying on behalf of a tour operator the risk to the airline should be low...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

As for the covid situation…if it’s that big a deal to someone, I don’t think an airport is the place for them to be. Masks are worn when close encounters with pax are involved, but otherwise not so much. Agree. I understand that some people have to fly for work (like my wife), but as someone who to...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

My wife flew in on Lufthansa last week and apparently CBP removed all the kiosks forcing everyone to wait in line like old times. She waited in line for 45 minutes. I had never heard about the kiosk removal before. Does anyone know when they plan on re-instating the kiosks? We're planning to travel...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

That said…I still don’t understand why the food vendor hasn’t reopened much. My guess would be difficulty in hiring workers. If good restaurants out in town are having problems hiring people I'd think that airport businesses would have an even harder time. AF lounge is a COVID nightmare. Never set ...

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by airbazar
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines to start JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 5578

Re: Azores Airlines to start JFK

Not really a strange time. Madeira is a year-round destination with temps in the 60's and 70's during the colder months. It has been a very popular destination for Europeans for Christmas and New Year's for years. Tf they are flying on behalf of a tour operator the risk to the airline should be low.

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18158

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

This isn’t a customer service related issue, this is issue of policy being enforced due to a no-carry baggage program due to the limitations of a 50 seat aircraft. You want this problem to go-away, tell United to get rid of their 50 seat aircraft or find a way to configure them in a way that allows...

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by airbazar
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18158

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

This isn’t a customer service related issue, this is issue of policy being enforced due to a no-carry baggage program due to the limitations of a 50 seat aircraft. You want this problem to go-away, tell United to get rid of their 50 seat aircraft or find a way to configure them in a way that allows...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18158

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

I just don't understand why musical instruments get special treatment over any other expensive items that somebody may bring with them on a trip. I can guarantee you that a hard shell guitar case with a foam interior and a cut out custom sized and shaped for the guitar would allow it to survive jus...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Yeah that's the downside of the new terminal extension. It pretty much spells the end of aircraft watching on the ramp. I suspect the only place now may be the top floor of the remote parking garage. Might be able to see over it from the top floor of central, but it’d be a limited view. Just a quic...

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by airbazar
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18158

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Why does a guitar get legal priority? It it somehow impossible to design a guitar case that can protect it as checked baggage? The regulation strictly states that musical instruments can only be accommodated if there's available space so technically it's not taking storage space away from anyone. B...

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by airbazar
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Lufthana's grand plan to bring back the 747-400 in October has collapsed. The A340-300 is on the books now. While I love the Queen, the LH 340s with the downstairs bathrooms are great for passengers. But the business class is really outdated. The 340-600's have those bathrooms, but I'm not sure if ...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United BOS-LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 14588

Re: United BOS-LHR

O+D wise - historically Los Angeles, SF, Orlando, and Miami have been larger than Boston to LON (all airports) depending on the year. Obviously Orlando comprises a lot of alternative airports on both ends. LHR not LON. It's an important distinction because LHR is where the money is, it's where corp...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 712
Views: 88989

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

One daily flight on a small regional jet. An 8pm arrival time into PHL. What is this flight going to connect with? Honestly this sounds like MassPort reminding AA how nice the gate spaces they get to use in Boston are and that service to Worcester would “compliment” it nicely. And this is the airli...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United BOS-LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 14588

Re: United BOS-LHR

IIRC, BOS is LHR's second largest U.S. market after NYC. It's a huge market that *A/A++ is missing out on. And although UA doesn't call LHR a hub, T2 is a de facto *A hub. BOS-LHR and BOS-NRT are 2 routes that I'd argue, need a *A presence. BOS is *NOT* the "Number Two" market from London...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 5942

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

A lineup of BA 747s at T4 in that terminal's heyday as the heart of BA long haul. That was my first thought as well. T4 doesn't have that many gates and it's not very large. In fact it was a sh*t show of a terminal because it was originally designed for short haul p-2-p flights. NRT has to be it. I...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United BOS-LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 14588

Re: United BOS-LHR

As a Boston based UA FF I'm going to go against the general consensus and say that a UA BOS-LHR is much needed and would do well. LHR is BOS's largest international market by a long shot. IIRC, BOS is LHR's second largest U.S. market after NYC. It's a huge market that *A/A++ is missing out on. And ...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 712
Views: 88989

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

https://thisweekinworcester.com/american-airlines-worcester-082821/ One daily flight on a small regional jet. An 8pm arrival time into PHL. What is this flight going to connect with? Honestly this sounds like MassPort reminding AA how nice the gate spaces they get to use in Boston are and that serv...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Regarding the jet bridge, I find it odd too. On the ground, A350 was already painted on the concrete, and that's what they pulled up to. They originally tried to use L2 but it wouldn't work so they used L1. It was the first time I walked up hill to the plane from the airport. They had about eight p...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United BOS-LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 14588

Re: United BOS-LHR

As a Boston based UA FF I'm going to go against the general consensus and say that a UA BOS-LHR is much needed and would do well. LHR is BOS's largest international market by a long shot. IIRC, BOS is LHR's second largest U.S. market after NYC. It's a huge market that *A/A++ is missing out on. And a...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

Re: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?

I don't know that I would call them so darn successful. HiFly itself essentially has one operating aircraft with pax, not including the spicejet leased aircraft. The other aircraft are converted for loose cargo, We're in a Pandemic and they're adjusting as best as they can but I don't think that wa...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Returning to ORH (Worcester), Will Fly to LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 6268

Re: Delta Returning to ORH, Will Fly to LGA

Getting to ORH is a mess, too. It's a 15 or 20 minute drive on Worcester city streets from I-290. The office parks at 495 and route 9 are half the distance from ORH compared to BOS -- but travel time to ORH is maybe 5 minutes faster. You can get people to use ORH if it's cheap enough, but that's re...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Returning to ORH (Worcester), Will Fly to LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 6268

Re: Delta Returning to ORH, Will Fly to LGA

I agree to an extent, and I also fly constantly, actually just flew this past weekend thru Logan Terminal C, which the outside is a mess, as constructions are all over the place. If given the option and good schedule/frequency, I'll take ORH any day. It all depends of preference I guess. One flight...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Returning to ORH (Worcester), Will Fly to LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 6268

Re: Delta Returning to ORH, Will Fly to LGA

In my opinion this is all about Florida connections. I don't see business passengers finding value in this schedule which forces you to spend a night away from home. And I don't think there's any "quid pro quo" with Massport although some brownie points never hurts. Also to be factored in,...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 712
Views: 88989

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

The curious one here is LGA, rather than restarting DTW. B6 will be re-starting JFK, so now there's potentially 2 NYC options going to happen, the networks are going to have provide differing connection options to survive, as otherwise is there really the market to support both. I wasn't sure about...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55386

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Thanks, that’s helpful. And makes the previous post I was quoted in even less sensible. That is indeed a very solid offering, but as I mentioned before (and you also state) I believe that is too much, especially if the intent is to undercut the established competitors on price. I see that as high c...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55386

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

POS is very heavily weighed towards the home market, always. There is nothing special about JFK-LHR. Most people who travel, have to return somehow :D In the US-UK market and JFK-LHR market there is significantly more U.S. originating traffic than UK originating traffic. I realise I have significan...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55386

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

I see JFK-BOS-London/Paris as markets they have to serve. Anything beyond that is depending on how various markets are working out. I forgot to add this. I don't think CDG is a must. It's a large market but is very seasonal. IMO they should start with high yield business markets such as ZRH and MUC...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55386

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

I see JFK-BOS-London/Paris as markets they have to serve. Anything beyond that is depending on how various markets are working out. I forgot to add this. I don't think CDG is a must. It's a large market but is very seasonal. IMO they should start with high yield business markets such as ZRH and MUC...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55386

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

I think the brand recognition and having POS in both directions is severely overstated. Brand recognition comes with time. When DY started TATL flights hardly anyone here had ever heard of them. That didn't seem to hurt them, why? Because no one calls up the airline's ticket office to book a plane ...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55386

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

I think the brand recognition and having POS in both directions is severely overstated. Brand recognition comes with time. When DY started TATL flights hardly anyone here had ever heard of them. That didn't seem to hurt them, why? Because no one calls up the airline's ticket office to book a plane t...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 6804

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

I'm pretty sure this is not the first time SQ is going against low cost competition. I'm not sure these 2 airlines will even be competing for the same customer base. Sorry, but since when is STARLUX low-cost?! Full-flat business class seats on narrow-body is most definetley not lcc... https://www.s...

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by airbazar
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BOS hub
Replies: 58
Views: 11703

Re: DL BOS hub

They also used to fly to FRA too. I was about to say that because I was booked to fly BOS-FRA-MUC with 1st leg on US and 2nd leg on LH. That was back before there was a BOS-MUC. Then bad weather rolled in across the Northeast cancelling my flight. They ended up re-routing me to MUC via PHL. The ent...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights
Replies: 45
Views: 6804

Re: SQ restarts 5th Freedom SIN-TPE-LAX flights

New luxury boutique airline Starlux is launching flights to Singapore on September 23rd - let the fare war begin! :box: I'm pretty sure this is not the first time SQ is going against low cost competition. I'm not sure these 2 airlines will even be competing for the same customer base. Looking at St...

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by airbazar
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BOS hub
Replies: 58
Views: 11703

Re: DL BOS hub

You know when you know you are old? When you watch the airline business like I have for most of you life and you see all these airlines make another attempt of setting up a hub at an airport they they have already tried two previous times. Delta in Boston? This is "Round 3" for them in my...

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by airbazar
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55386

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

With only 114 seats to fill, I feel better about demand than I do about LHR slots. Perhaps a long-term goal is 5x daily, but reaching that level of JFK-LHR frequency by next summer (to say nothing of BOS-LHR) seems unrealistic. Humm.. I see no problem with that. The market is ginormous and the pent...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BOS hub
Replies: 58
Views: 11703

Re: DL BOS hub

Logan is too small for any airline to build a fortress hub or even a small hub like LAX It's too small to build a large hub but being large is not an indication of a fortress hub either. Neither JFK nor LAX are fortress hubs and they are both pretty big airports. DEN isn't a fortress hub anymore ei...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project
Replies: 79
Views: 12943

Re: JetBlue/JMP going forward with JFK terminal 6 project

$3.9 Billion for ten gates? It’s 1.2 million square feet. Their current Terminal 5 is 640,000 square feet. It’s nice JetBlue is seeing that it’s not a good experience when you cram so many gates into a small space. T5 is way too crowded. T5 is awful. I used it for the first time this Spring, mind y...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BOS hub
Replies: 58
Views: 11703

Re: DL BOS HUB

I understand that DL now considers BOS and SEA their costal hubs. DL has built up SEA considering if was just a small transpacific gateway and flights strictly to the spokes. When I look at BOS, I don't see it as a hub per say. Yes, it has a handful of transatlantic flights, along with the regular ...

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by airbazar
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Yeah that's the downside of the new terminal extension. It pretty much spells the end of aircraft watching on the ramp. I suspect the only place now may be the top floor of the remote parking garage. Might be able to see over it from the top floor of central, but it’d be a limited view. Personals w...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 403
Views: 74709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

As luck would have it, you still can. It’s parked over at North Cargo, although not in a particularly ideal position for spotters Would that suggest the same crew that brought the plane in is flying it out (hence a 24-hour gap)? Can’t say for sure as I’m unfamiliar with CX ops, but I’d be willing t...

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by airbazar
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25318

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

What I don't understand is why they are using a 737 for this. My guess is as mentioned above, this airline has the contract to deliver the vaccines and that's the only suitable plane they have? What I don't understand is why the Bhutanese authorities allowed a crew that was untrained for that airpo...

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