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by ASA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just flew in on QR this Sunday ... lots of aircrafts around ... 2 Hainans, SAS, Lufthansa, Iberia, etc. The immigration hall was packed! But just like last time, I was the ONLY person on the Mobile Passport line :biggrin: took me less than a minute to pass Immigration! I hope it stays like this for...

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by ASA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just flew in on QR this Sunday ... lots of aircrafts around ... 2 Hainans, SAS, Lufthansa, Iberia, etc. The immigration hall was packed! But just like last time, I was the ONLY person on the Mobile Passport line :biggrin: took me less than a minute to pass Immigration! I hope it stays like this for ...

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by ASA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew in on LX 52 last night after a nice European vacation with the family. Arrived at 8pm right in time for the summer night rush at customs. Naturally it was insane, but had a trick up my sleeve. Used the new mobile passport app and was able to get thru in under 5 minutes. We passed the entire im...

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by ASA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6937

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

Super80Fan wrote:
Well, Baltimore is a war zone....


Hahaha ... this one is the best so far!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by ASA
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6937

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

Overreaction...it was INERT and all the firing mechanisms had been removed. We bring back empty canon shells from the desert on deployment all the time and no one bats an eyelash. Maybe in your military charters ... but NO, those should not be allowed in civilian flights. "Hey, I just have som...

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by ASA
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15980

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Time to openly call out the State owned Chinese carriers and the massive subsidies they get. US3 will be quickly implicated. China will probably retaliate in contrast to Qatar et al But they buy lots of Boeings WTF ... are you for real? Hope you are kidding ... :confused: So all those arguments abo...

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by ASA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171016

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Are you thinking that due to repeated landings, the pressure on earth will make it go down a bit. In that case, shouldn't it be also happening in Madrid and other places or that depends on soil, moisture, wind and some other things which we don't know ? Depending on the soil type, quality of constr...

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by ASA
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 70094

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Jouhou wrote:
PVD? Since its near Boston and he has a thing for Portuguese populations, which RI and southern MA have a lot of.


Won't that become a bloodbath competition with jetBlue - his 'other love'? :)

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by ASA
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 47111

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I thought Germany was known for its engineering... It's absolutely not about engineering here. It's about project planning and systems integration. So the company handed out contracts for subsidiary work, like power, cables for runway lighting, and those antennae that make beep-beep and lure planes...

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by ASA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41450

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
I hope Delta can grow quite a lot to Boston! more European routes such as Madrid, Rome, Milan and Frankfurt.


The more competition, the better for us consumers ... hope to see lots more Delta international flights!!! :thumbsup:

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by ASA
Thu May 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16697

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

WesYan wrote:
AF54 CDG-IAD A380 is now diverting to PHL


Thank God they didn't try to land the whale in DCA!!!

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by ASA
Tue May 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8717

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

It would be a global economic catastrophe. If the US attacked Iran the boys in Iran are going to light Saudi and the UAE up and they would shut down the Persian gulf. Stop watching Fox News this scenario is not going to play out. I hope so too! But if the Mad King Targaryen still chooses to do so ....

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by ASA
Tue May 21, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: Winnipeg (YWG) tranformation since 2003

Just flew there last week ... BOS-YYZ-YWG-DEN-BOS ... first time in the new airport (my last visit there was in 2008).

The new terminal is a vast improvement ... huge halls and baggage area, clean, lots of gates ... mostly empty though!

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by ASA
Sun May 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42092

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I was missing a B6 acquisition thread for a while ... thanks OP!!! :thumbsup:

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by ASA
Mon May 13, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I didn't see anyone post this yet ...

BOS-CMN is bookable on Royal Air Maroc for this fall onwards ... so it's all GO?!! :bigthumbsup:

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by ASA
Thu May 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28079

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Tell me a reason why one should fly Emirates without the A380 (in Y). Without them EK will be an airline like all the others, and quite an average one, I would say. I would say, either you haven't flown the average ones, or you haven't flown EK ... Ask yourself which came first ... EK's success or ...

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by ASA
Tue May 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Interestingly I was able to get though passport control 2 minutes before my parents who have global entry! I don't have Global Entry but I have been noticing the lines ... and the Mobile Passport line is usually even less crowded than Global Entry. Once, after landing in BOS last summer, I installe...

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by ASA
Fri May 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I read an article suggesting that AA could bring back BOS-LHR. I suppose it’s feasible since they could do it with the ‘smaller’ 787-8 than those 777s were. Not known is whether BA would revert back to 3x daily to enable that. Do you have a way to link the article? It seems odd given AAs significan...

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by ASA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Perhaps the underlying reason for all the problems is that the US is a 3rd world country masquerading as a first world country. That is why some people are trying to Make America Great Again!!! :biggrin: Jokes aside, you are absolutely right. Every project is either reactive or disjointed ... not p...

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by ASA
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

To increase BOS-PVG they would need to cut SEA-PVG or other PEK-USA frequencies since Tier I frequencies (PEK/PVG/CAN) are all in use by Chinese carriers. Good to know, thanks! I didn't realize it is constrained by the frequencies. So Sichuan's Chengdu-Boston would still work as that would be a Tie...

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by ASA
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy 2019! Lets do predictions and wishlist for routes to be announced (and possibly launched) for this new year! Predictions CZ BOS-WUH-CAN Welp... CZ decided to go with JFK-WUH instead. Any chance of DY starting BCN or MXP? Or returning with the CPH and OSL flights? Wishlist: a direct India flig...

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by ASA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142062

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

Pbb152 wrote:
It’s really sad how all the DL fanboys have to try to use this and many other threads as a weird dick swinging contest. Bizarre lot you DL fanboys are.


If you build if (any B6 thread) ... they'll come (swinging) :biggrin:

You all know who they are ... Jetblue BAD, Delta GOOD ... grrrr!

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by ASA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171016

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Don't get me wrong, I don't oppose the new airport (I am glad that I never have to set a foot to Atatürk airport again, I hated that airport), but please refrain from such unreflected comments, if you have no idea what you are talking about. No offense taken. I know the Germans are very very thorou...

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by ASA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

those Hainan planes are Kung Fu Panda liveries. I think they've got at least 3 or 4 of them flying around these days. Also worth noting TK cancelled all weekend while they move airports Thanks for the information. I didn't know about those liveries ... they looked great! :thumbsup: I was anticipati...

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by ASA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171016

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

The Turks are truly wizards of construction. How they built such an airport from scratch in a mere few years is beyond me! The Germans need to learn (funny that given the number of Turks in Germany, they should have already! :) The new airport looks just grand and awesome ... both airside and landsi...

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by ASA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Spend the whole day cleaning the yard today as the weather has warmed up substantially ... and what a treat watching the big birds coming in! I am on the North Shore (near the Beverly regional airport BVY) and the flight path was directly above us today. HU 789 PVG QR 359 IB 333 EK 77W BA 388 HU 789...

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by ASA
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142062

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

VS11 wrote:
The Tube does not go to Gatwick! But it does to Heathrow. Loving the Da Vinci Code clues :)



Oooohhh ... this thread is becoming interesting now! :hyper:

Bring on more rumors on the airport, frequency, etc ... :bigthumbsup:

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by ASA
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

RAM is official. 3x weekly beginning June 22, 2019. Boeing 787-8 Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays AT 210 CMN-BOS 1705 -1930 x146 AT211 BOS-CMN 2115 - 0850 (+1 day) x146 Hats off to Massport and Royal Air Maroc!!! I'm so glad I didn't decide to go to Morocco last year (some friends were going) ... c...

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by ASA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1681
Views: 209499

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

RAM is official. 3x weekly beginning June 22, 2019. Boeing 787-8 Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays AT 210 CMN-BOS 1705 -1930 x146 AT211 BOS-CMN 2115 - 0850 (+1 day) x146 BOS now gets close to joining the elite club to fly to 5 inhabited :o continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Afri...

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by ASA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 10020

Re: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition

"Hey, if you don't own a gun .... don't bother coming to the gun control debate!!!" :sarcastic: This is great!!! This is where this debate keeps coming back every few posts ... just because B6 doesn't have widebodies, they can't/shouldn't complain about how the JVs stifle TATL competition?...

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by ASA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 10020

Re: B6 - 1/30/2019 DOT Filing is Full Court Press to Obtain LHR slots

In fact, I'll go one better and point out that there are airlines that waited for LHR slots longer than B6 has been in existence. Go ahead and list those airlines then Really? Thats the best you've got? What a ridiculous request. The onus is not on me, and besides, some of them were already listed ...

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by ASA
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The BOS-PVG flight will continue onto CKG upon arrival to Shanghai. I guess HU will try to market it to people in that city. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hainan-airlines-to-launch-chongqing-shanghai-boston-and-chongqing-shanghai-seattle-service-in-december-300744445.html As China grows,...

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by ASA
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interesting https://thepointsguy.com/news/oneworld-may-gain-royal-air-maroc/ Halfway through the article when it talks about the addition of Miami it also states Boston will be added in July. I have said this route will happen, no official confirmation yet, but something is definitely in the works ...

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by ASA
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It is Amazon's loss. No where else would they get such steady supply of world-class STEM fresh blood.
Meanwhile, our loss is the gridlocked 1A to and from Logan, crazy house prices, and the stupid HQ2 moniker.

( Sour grapes :D )

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by ASA
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

So enjoy and let know what you think So what I think is that you're an incredible contributor to our little BOS forum. I don't post often, but I'm an avid reader, especially of your posts. We all owe you huge thanks for all your hard work to keep us BOS-geeks informed. You're awesome. :thumbsup: Di...

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by ASA
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Gropes Female Passenger, Blames Trump
Replies: 48
Views: 4959

Re: Man Gropes Female Passenger, Blames Trump

and body slam too!

The president leading by example!!! :roll:

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by ASA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32913

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Nobody mentioned Boeing? :confused:

I wonder how the 787 production line / delivery schedules have influenced global travel patterns from CHS?

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by ASA
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

AMS - DL259 - 13.15 arrival A333 CDG - DL119 - 12.15 arrival B763 DUB - DL155 - 12.32 arrival B752 LHR - DL 59 - 12.16 arrival B763 LIS - DL125 - 13.15 arrival B752 Impressive! If you count the second AMS flight, AF, KL (next year) and AZ ... Skyteam is going to have quite a Europe portfolio. Add t...

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by ASA
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

VS4ever wrote:
Let me address the elephant in the room. Lol. Another week, is it time for another PF destination at BOS, after we’ve been spoiled thus far.


I am willing to settle for a whole new carrier/destination ... maybe AI/DEL or SQ/SIN or NH/HND :biggrin:

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by ASA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Another day another new airline and destination from Boston :) HA starting HNL-BOS. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403871 http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Haha ... this is getting...

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by ASA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 19527

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

No flatbed = no go. As per the note, HA has first class flatbed seats. The flight is longer than TATL flights to LHR, FRA, MUC etc. It is also a quiet time at Terminal E and I believe barring the BA LHR flight there isn't much going on that time unless EK starts the 2nd flight to DXB. Good going BO...

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by ASA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

More Primera: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280502/primera-air-adds-trans-atlantic-service-from-madrid-in-3q19/ Madrid – Boston eff 17AUG19 3 weekly PF3317 MAD1900 – 2105BOS 7M9 246 PF3318 BOS2235 – 1120+1MAD 7M9 246 At this rate, we're surely going to have a few more announced ...

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by ASA
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Do you guys think these Primera moves will accelerate what B6 does? Or does this not even matter to them? I was thinking exactly the same ... this rapid development of single-aisle aircraft TATL routes must have put B6 on notice. TO BE: Do they jump in right now - not to be the last one following? ...

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by ASA
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

A new destination from BOS announced each of the last three weeks, but this is the first one where there's existing competition. There is a market, for sure, and perhaps room for two carriers, but I think Primera's enthusiasm for expansion should perhaps be tempered until it can get more aircraft d...

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by ASA
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13280

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Iran represents the worst humanity has to offer - inequality, injustice, corruption, violence, lack of personal freedom. Iran does not contribute anything positive to the world. And yes, countries like Iran should aspire to follow Western values of equality and freedom, birthright of every human be...

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by ASA
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171016

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Concerning safety, Turkey is just as safe as any other country. So it would be unjust to associate it with Turkey when these things also have happened in france, britain, etc, as kong as there is no direct threat. At this moment, Turkey is very peaceful and it has gone back to its old days. Ist SAW...

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by ASA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Also, the new Rental Car center surprised me. BOS has changed quite alot. Side note- PVD shocked me with it's changes too, and the amount of DY 738 service it has. Man I'm feeling old. :biggrin: Welcome back to BOS! Yes, it has changed quite a bit ... and for the better, I would say. Also, if you v...

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by ASA
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233949

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Yes, it happens during the peak season especially during the summer time and Thanksgiving when I have either experienced this myself or my close family. It happened with my father 2 years back and the baggage carousel was so clogged and so many passengers stuck in passport control, it took close to...

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by ASA
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY ending ORK-PVD?
Replies: 29
Views: 4945

Re: DY ending ORK-PVD

PVD is just over 1 hour to downtown Boston by highway, direct train, or direct bus which makes it a very suitable option to the entire region especially at the fares Norwegian is charging. There are also very easy self connection options to EWR, BWI, DCA, MCO, TPA, CLT, DEN, etc. having the route g...

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by ASA
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4641

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

As LAXintl said ... Biman needs to get back its FAA Category 1 status first. But yes, a lot has changed in the past decade. The earlier service was on gas guzzling DC-10-30s with no IFE. They were famous for breakdowns and 2-3 day delays at JFK and MAN as well. The brand new 787s are few generations...

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