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by B595
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

As long as you’re counting Wiggins, BTV has a couple daily Wiggins departures, possibly more or less depending on day of the week.

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by B595
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

BTV is going to have the unusual distinction today of seeing all three of B6's current aircraft models today. B6 34 arrived early this morning with an A320 and B6 1634 is currently en-route with an A321 (Mint even!) I assume this is for recovery from the recent weather problems. That same weather d...

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by B595
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

MHT 893,247 (1.7 Mil) - this one is pretty damn close BTV 997,765 (2 Mil pax) - yes BTV was larger than MHT in 1990, also not crazy far off. Re BTV vs MHT in 1990, I believe it. My father took me to an airshow at MHT in what was probably the mid-80's. In our ~four hours there the big airline highli...

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by B595
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

The "FAA preliminary 2018 passenger enplanements" thread from earlier this week didn't seem to get a lot of attention. But I thought these data were interesting:

BTV +14% 2018 versus 2017
PBG -14% 2018 versus 2017

I have to wonder what's behind the PBG decline.

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by B595
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I'm surprised BTV hasn't closed their crosswind runway as it seems to restrict the growth of the terminal and seems too short for regular jetliner ops It’s pretty much a certainty there haven’t been any jetliner ops off 1/19, but back in the day it was not unusual to see Ransome Airlines fly their ...

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by B595
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Do I recall correctly that there was a mention of construction at PHL that might be playing into that? Now that you mention it, I have some fuzzy recollection of that, too. Still, interesting to see them come back strong in Oct with 3x/day mainline. Did they run 3x/day E190 last year? Maybe they di...

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by B595
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

For the BTV watchers, I think everyone knows that AA is all-RJ at BTV for the summer peak season. But I was poking through the schedules and found that AA does a turnabout and brings mainline back on PHL-BTV in early Oct, with 3x/day E190s (in addition to 2x/day RJs). The 3x/day E190s continue into ...

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by B595
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Will this be the first time DL has used the 737 (any variant) at BTV? I only recall the MD, 717 and A319/320. Maybe there has been an odd one or two subbing, but I don't recall anything regular. I'm 99% certain the -700 has been used previously for short stints. Not an odd subbing, but also not the...

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by B595
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

DL's Summer season starts 6/8. Changes from 1x 717, to 2x (737 and CR9). I'll be on the 737 on the 11th. Somehow my first true mainline to/from BTV from the Big 3. Most people probably wouldn't give a 737-700 a second glance. After all, Southwest operates 500+. But the DL 737-700 is a very rare bir...

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by B595
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Contrary to popular belief airports are not Rec centers. They shouldn't be faceless Russian apartment blocks, either. There are a lot of "recreational" expenses that help make for a favorable visitor impression: The adirondack rocking chairs, the ceiling art in the old USAir part of the t...

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by B595
Fri May 31, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Yep, I can confirm BTV's plan to create a post-TSA walkway, connecting the North and South terminals. The cost is expected to be $300,000 and construction could start next month. Still trying to figure out how they're going to do this. For long-term aesthetic and logistic purposes, the hallway shou...

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by B595
Sun May 26, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

OY (Omni Air) flew a military charter to BTV today with a 772. I believe this might be the first 777 at BTV. Does anyone know differently? I think you're right. The military charters have brought a menagerie of widebody types to BTV (off the top of my head: 742,744,A333,762,763,764,MD11), but I don...

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by B595
Sat May 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Yes, there is a Skinny Pancake on both sides. :blockhead: whoops, I was just through the S side in Jan on B6 and didn't even notice. According to airport commission meeting minutes a while back the cost to combine TSA was 'prohibitive'. I would think that joining the two ends of the terminal post-s...

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by B595
Sat May 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

BTV will be closing the upstairs hallway within the next month. They will be making a hallway connecting both terminals post security. Interesting. I wonder why they feel compelled to do this. Are they planning to consolidate the security lanes? Is it that important to give pax in the S gate area a...

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by B595
Thu May 02, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

And on the day of F9's inaugural DEN-BTV flight, UA starts dumping a 737-900 on ORD-BTV. Sheer coincidence, I'm sure :scratchchin: The ice just went out on Lake Champlain, seems a little early for summertime capacity like the 737-900.

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by B595
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMSP/KBTV
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DL 767-400 scheduled for BTV on Monday. Looks like another National Guard charter, given where it's going (Alexandria, LA). Think it'll be the first 764 flight op at BTV.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMSP/KBTV

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by B595
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142050

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

I’m a B6 fan, personally, but I think the best thing about today’s announcement is that unofficial yet amazing cake :birthday: that someone posted up thread. Talk about stealing the show....

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by B595
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I was pleasantly surprised at how many people came out to see them leave. Certainly a bigger crowd than I have seen for anything else including AF1. A nice bonus was that I only had to stick around another 10 minutes or so to see Frontier arrive and get my first up-close look at the A320 NEO. I als...

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by B595
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

For BTV, today marked the last operational flight of the F16 for the VT ANG. Last flight took off at 1:58pm, in tribute to the 158th FW. https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2019/04/02/vermont-air-national-guard-f-16-fighter-jet-final-flight-burlington-international-airport/333966400...

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by B595
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

uconn99 wrote:
UVM played in Hartford so they took the bus, lost Florida State in a close game.

That would explain it... :blockhead:

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by B595
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I have read about the 757 also, and I think I might have even heard the USAir station manager at the time mention it, so I believe it was here. Interesting - maybe I'm not crazy after all :D The 757 is certainly larger and heavier than the A321, but according to my research an F9 A321 has a lot mor...

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by B595
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I noticed on FR24 today that tomorrow's and next Thursday's flights are scheduled to be A321s. In terms of passengers I believe those will be the largest scheduled flights to have operated at BTV. Sometime in the 80's, USAir flew a one-off 757-200 PIT-BTV as a special upgauge around the Christmas h...

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by B595
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Maybe they're just trying to shift a way from ORD for California/West Coast destinations? Seems unlikely. The 8am DEN-BTV could scarcely have worse timing for West Coast eastbound connections. The only way to make it work is to take the last DEN flight of the day out of SFO/SEA/etc., say 10pm, gett...

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by B595
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Frontier’s very first flight into BTV happened to be an A320NEO, reg N329FR, Trixie the Fox:

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by B595
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 7605

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

The plot thickens..... exciting.

Worst-case is UA runs F9 off, then drops the route, leaving BTV back at square one. I hope the market responds and there ends up being room for both.

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by B595
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

btvhopper wrote:
More or less the same (pre-F9) pax numbers that PWM had for DEN...

That's encouraging to know. :crossfingers:

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by B595
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

B595 wrote:
Frontier must be expecting a good amount of market stimulation (they can't count on poaching everyone from the other airlines).

Or they're expecting a lot of connecting traffic.

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by B595
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

mjgbtv wrote:
Here are the numbers for 2017 and 2018. This is daily each way:

:thumbsup: Thanks. Not too bad for starters. Those numbers are split across all airlines, though, so Frontier must be expecting a good amount of market stimulation (they can't count on poaching everyone from the other airlines).

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by B595
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

The flight has gotten way more buzz than Orlando, Denver will be a hit. There rightfully should be buzz. The Denver route lifts BTV from being an eastern-US regional airport to the national stage. MCO O&D is a bit less than DEN. RDU is about half of DEN. I could see MCO sticking around. RDU see...

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by B595
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Allegiant was also competing with themselves at PBG, and there is probably too much overlap in the catchment area for both to do well for them. RIght, but the network folks at Allegiant knew they'd be competing with themselves and they aren't stupid, so there must have been some other factor(s) in ...

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by B595
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 85198

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Great marquee route for BTV, they're longest scheduled route ever, by far. Also stands a good chance of giving BTV its first A320 NEO service. We all know Quebec travels (at least those that travel to BTV, or PBG for that matter) are very price-sensitive so F9 is probably able to find a market that ...

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by B595
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

Thanks for your responses. I figured this was basically a "black swan" event. But prob & stats aside, these special liveries are great marketing for Southwest. Even my non-aviation wife and friends ooh-ed and aww-ed as Tennessee One went over.

Happy New Year

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by B595
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

3 Southwest special liveries landing in a row at SJC

This past Sunday afternoon (the 30th) three Southwest special liveries landed one after the other at SJC: Colorado One (SW5638 from SNA at 328pm) Tennessee One (SW3389 from BUR at 338pm) Triple Crown One (SW362 from LAS aT 340pm) These are straight from flightradar24, but I personally saw Tennessee ...

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by B595
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

It's worth noting that Deputy Aviation Director Nic Lungo mentioned re-paving of the concrete around the terminal will allow the accommodation of "Larger planes." Also, this is an airport management that likes to be tight-lipped about expansion plans; so just because they're not public ab...

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by B595
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

The runway, at least, shouldn't really be an issue. I have seen plenty of military charters to Europe, and I doubt they travel light! BTV doesn't have a shorter runway like PWM. Full-sized runway should be no problem for an A330 or 787. Obviously PBG has a much, much longer runway that they don't u...

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by B595
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I would love to see a 2-3x weekly transatlantic flight of they can put a customs/immigration station inside the terminal. Same here - I've been quietly hoping that BTV would move forward with an in-terminal customs facility, to beat PBG to the punch with Montreal-oriented transatlantic service. Cus...

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by B595
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT
Replies: 32
Views: 5548

Re: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT

Seemed viable to me, until I realized it was a Winter seasonal flight. Canadians have plenty of other places to ski besides Vermont. For authentic, big-mountain skiing, Toronto residents can: 1) Drive (or fly) to Quebec (Mont. Tremblant or Mont. Sainte Anne), 2) Drive (or fly) to Vermont/New Hampsh...

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by B595
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92212

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I don't know whether there's a 'cause and effect' here, but Frontier entering BTV and PWM has caused B6 to retrench a bit at both those stations. Oh? Has B6 made some noteworthy schedule/pricing changes at BTV since Frontier's announcement? Granted I don't follow these things on a daily basis, but ...

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by B595
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I can't recall where I read it (maybe in airport commission minutes) but I believe BTV is very interested in getting BOS service. The prioritization of BOS service is discussed in this very nice piece from Oct. 10 that was linked by FlyBTV in the JetBlue network thread (pg12): Here’s a recent artic...

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by B595
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 72
Views: 7267

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

Other than Alleigant's very limited OGS service (which is primarily about pulling the beach bound from across the boarder) I'm not coming up with anything bigger than a 15-seat Twin Otter in either city going back 40+ years. Doesn't really alter your point, but Brockway Air used to fly B1900s into ...

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by B595
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92212

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

RL757PVD wrote:
June is a half load so that means BTV is still at 3


Good to hear, thanks for the correction.

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by B595
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92212

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

From the OAG thread, looks like by next June the frequency on JFK-BTV is cut by more than half YOY, from 3x/day to 1.2x/day

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by B595
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92212

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Here’s a recent article on the recent growth of BTV: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/btv-takes-off-larger-planes-usher-in-competition-more-travelers/Content?oid=21581652 Good piece, thanks for linking to it. They are right about leakage to BOS. I've visited Burlington dozens of times in recent ...

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by B595
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92212

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Upstate NY is absolutely political, as is ORH. BTV unfortunately does not benefit from any of that. Tha's what I was saying: The politics of upstate NY, i.e. Albany/Chuck Schumer, have nothing to do with B6 serving BTV. Upstate NY and BTV are two different worlds. The Mormon theory is interesting. ...

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by B595
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92212

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

BTV and Upstate NY along with ORH are served for POLITICAL reasons. New Air was many years ago...but ol Chuck Schumer is still around. It's been said that BTV was one of the inaugural B6 cities because David Neeleman is a Mormon and Vermont has a prominent place in the Mormon story. Same for SLC. I...

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by B595
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

It may also be that MCO is just not the best Florida gateway for BTV travelers. I've heard it said here that the Quebecois favor the FLL area (hence the daily Air Canada Rouge 767 widebodies on YUL-FLL). Also, if one's destination is not the MCO local area then the cost of the BTV-MCO flight + the ...

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by B595
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I wish Frontier well with their BTV service. One of the local Burlington news outlets states that Florida. "..is the top destination for Vermont air travelers." This surprises me a little - I would have expected New York to be the top air market. But if Florida really is the top, then I wo...

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by B595
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

UA switches equipment so often that it's hard to call anything 'regular', but I agree that 739's are showing up at BTV in unprecedented numbers. Same with the E190s for AA... Now if only AA would sub in something larger that might truly be a first. Can anyone confirm if AA ever served BTV prior to ...

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by B595
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Yes. In 1984, when United started promoting service to all fifty states, one of the daily ORD flights went by way of BTV. Here it is at PWM in spring 1987. I took this photo myself when was only 8 years old. Flying to MEM via ORD. DL also had some BTV-PWM milk run flights way back prior to this. Yo...

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by B595
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82516

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

In 1988, the flight changed to ORD-BGR-PWM on 737-300. Ten years later, there was a PWM-MHT-ORD with 727. I flew on both. So there indeed was an ORD-BTV-PWM flight? I'm not disputing it, I just don't remember it personally. Speaking of the old days, we had an interesting visitor in BTV today - DC-9...

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