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by mikegigs
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1336
Views: 170995

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

For those interested this article has some great pictures of the retrofitted interior on the DL 767-400 that will be coming to the BOS-LHR route this fall. https://thepointsguy.com/news/aboard-deltas-first-retrofitted-767-400er-with-brand-new-delta-one-seats/ Looks like a pretty nice upgrade. Total...

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by mikegigs
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1336
Views: 170995

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if there were any diversions/notable cancellations yesterday due to the stormy weather? I thought on my way to work today I saw both a BA 777 and 787 on the ground at about 7:00am. Thought last night's 787 flight had maybe been cancelled but BA's website says all four flights went o...

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by mikegigs
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Baltimore Bound: SEA-SLC-BWI on Delta
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Baltimore Bound: SEA-SLC-BWI on Delta

Great trip report! Super descriptive and great amount of pics. Thanks for sharing

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by mikegigs
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Closed due to Unknown Emergency
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

EWR Closed due to Unknown Emergency

Being reported now but no news outlet disclosing/knowing why the airport has closed. All flights are reportedly grounded. Ground stop been going on since about 8:45 am. Anybody have any more information? https://abcnews.go.com/US/newark-international-airport-grounds-flights-due-airport-emergency/sto...

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by mikegigs
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV
Replies: 7
Views: 4377

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV

Great trip report! I have heard great things about LX... really hoping to try them one day. The pics from BOS were great too!

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by mikegigs
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 33
Views: 25713

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

Happy to hear about the growth at JAX. This certainly is a good justification for the airport expansion that was recently announced. I wonder if they have any info on which airlines in particular are responsible for the most growth And a 25% YOY increase is certainly worth posting about. Very few ai...

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by mikegigs
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356545

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The livery looks fine honestly. Wish there was at least one other color in there (like purple), but it would have been worse... What I'm really impressed by is the ability of the members of this site to have so accurately predicted this. The real livery looks SO CLOSE to what people had been produci...

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by mikegigs
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7344

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

I know DL provides small meal boxes for Y pax on both their LAX and SFO transcons out of BOS, do any other airlines? I'm wondering if we could see AA follow suit with the changes they are bringing to the route (though I could be behind in my news)

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by mikegigs
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 27
Views: 4054

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

While I think It's great that they are (finally) rebuilding Concourse B, I fear these gates will be underutilized. If I'm not mistaken, aren't there unused gates in Concourse C currently? I bet the new concourse will be very nice, if it's anything like the current ones. With the other announced impr...

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by mikegigs
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1336
Views: 170995

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

F9 has loaded BOS-MCO, starts 3x weekly April 19 and then goes daily in May MCO-BOS Dep 9:35AM Arr 12:36PM BOS-MCO Dep 1:30PM Arr 4:55PM Looks like DEN will be the next add, would also solve the mystery as to why RNO comes up as an option when there's no good way to get there I wonder what terminal...

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by mikegigs
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Mildly off topic from the current conversation, but does anyone have any consolidated list of common equipment used by all the airlines at BOS on their routes? I realize I could just go on FR24 and take a sampling for the day, but I think it would be cool to see all the different aircraft types fly...

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by mikegigs
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Mildly off topic from the current conversation, but does anyone have any consolidated list of common equipment used by all the airlines at BOS on their routes? I realize I could just go on FR24 and take a sampling for the day, but I think it would be cool to see all the different aircraft types flyi...

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by mikegigs
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Any word (or speculation) on equipment for the new DL flights? I feel like almost all three of the new routes are right-sized for E175 or 717's - maybe even more C-Series! All appear to be Republic E175's, but flight equipment might change as we get 90 days out from start point. That's for EWR, CLE...

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by mikegigs
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Any word (or speculation) on equipment for the new DL flights? I feel like almost all three of the new routes are right-sized for E175 or 717's - maybe even more C-Series!

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by mikegigs
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/
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Well, it's official. Primera posed they are ceasing operations on their website. There goes some of our new routes. Hopefully some other airlines will pick them up again realizing the opportunity (I could easily see DL on some).
https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/

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by mikegigs
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4219

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Can't believe HM hasn't been mentioned!

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by mikegigs
Thu May 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 6317

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

BOS typically has acoustic (or generally more calm) versions of popular songs or they sometimes have jazz if I'mnot mistaken

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by mikegigs
Fri May 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 462
Views: 77155

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

One report I saw said it was a "Cuban airline jet", another said it was "a Boeing 737", neither specified the airline name though... Prayers to those involved

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by mikegigs
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19294

Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

A South Carolina family is suing AA after a woman died following a collapse on a AA102 from HNL to DFW. The family claims that after a doctor on board examined the woman and suggested an immediate diversion to the captain (somewhere over New Mexico), the pilot opted to continue to DFW after conferri...

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by mikegigs
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Looks like BOS is getting another destination courtesy B6. BOS-BUR will begin September 5 No announcement made yet but it was mentioned in another thread and bookable on their website. I did a dummy booking myself and looks like around a 3:30 departure on A320. Clawing their way to 200 flights a day...

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by mikegigs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 9034

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

I think AA pulled out / removed a lot of flights out of the JFK and Boston markets ..... they dont want to compete with the other air carriers. Not much money to be made there. I think thats the simple explanation. Agreed. The reason for anything the airlines do is money. They are both really compe...

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by mikegigs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 36779

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

I agree that due to the reported dissatisfaction in their current E190 fleet, they will go for the C series.

Optimistically speaking, I think routes like BOS-DUB/EDI/MAN/STN/SNN/KEF are likely, as well as JFK-DUB/SNN/BHX. Hope for the best!

Are airport like BRU, AMS, and CDG within A321LR range?

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by mikegigs
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Did anybody happen to notice in the Massport presentation's section talking about new and increased services that they had listed Avianca to San Salvador? Was this a mistake or did they let some news slip that was not released to the public yet? I can;t find anything about it online...

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by mikegigs
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 10069

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

This reminds me of the initial 747-8 concepts that included sleeping areas for first class passengers on the rear of the upper deck.... which never actually happened. It's a neat idea but I don't think it's very practical. What F passenger wants to shlep downstairs to sleep when other airlines offer...

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by mikegigs
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Will B6 get into any beef with their TATL partners if they start service? For example, will they fly to DUB and SNN and piss off EI? Or avoid those routes all together? Or perhaps make a JV a la DL and VS?

Seems really bad to turn their back on their partners after such a long time together.

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by mikegigs
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 13042

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Or maybe Sir Richard will take that opportunity to announce his rebooting of the brand with a new US airline: Second Virgin. Not really a Virgin the second time around, are you? ;) But seriously, I hope they have a nice going away celebration for the airline. it certainly will be missed a lot!

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by mikegigs
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

In terms of BOS departures for this coming spring/summer, where 1 is Monday and 7 is Sunday: BA238 - usually around 7:40 (777, not sure if E or W - 1234567) BA212 - usually around 19:15 (A380 1,5,7 / 744 2,3,4,6) BA202 - usually around 21:40 (777, not sure if E or W - 1234567) BA214 - usually aroun...

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by mikegigs
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most 747 service
Replies: 35
Views: 3463

Re: Airports with most 747 service

BOS sometimes sees 2 744's(today, for example) from BA, as well as the 748 from LH. So I would say it's peak is 3/daily. Great list though!

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by mikegigs
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH-pilot: “welcome on board our new A320 NEO … MAX“
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: LH-pilot: “welcome on board our new A320 NEO … MAX“

I was on a B6 flight last week and seated near the front of the cabin. The FA started making safety announcements and talked for about 30 seconds before she realized she hadn't pressed down the button fully and only the first 4 rows could hear her. She then turned to us and (jokingly) yelled at us f...

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by mikegigs
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

As far as gate counts go, I seem to recall seeing in the latest board presentation that, in the section regarding construction and expansion, they were playing with the idea of adding more gates to the old United pier of Terminal C. 6 gates certainly could not fit in there, but by the looks of satel...

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by mikegigs
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I flew in from LGA Sunday night on B6 (great "enhanced" service onboard IMO) and when we arrived saw a B6 plane at gate C27. I thought that this gate was typically used for Cape Air's flights but instead an E190 was parked there and I saw no 402C's around. Today it shows 9K departures are ...

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by mikegigs
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211538

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I agree that I am disappointed - and I'm usually not with new liveries, even Eurowhite ones. I liked AC, WN, AA and IB when many did not - but this is just so boring, and I really think its because of the use of one color. That being said - LH's original livery was pretty boring too. It was stereoty...

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by mikegigs
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Arrivals Lounges
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Arrivals Lounges

I think the LHR one is useful because of the large amount of TATL traffic. These flights typically arrive earlier in the day and if you're flying in for a business meeting the next day, you might be looking to kill some time before your hotel check in. Conversely, much of the traffic at JFK is also ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long to repaint a fleet in new livery?
Replies: 21
Views: 3576

Re: How long to repaint a fleet in new livery?

I saw an NK plan the other day in the livery that's two generations old! The bird was still in the silver blocky colors, but obviously NK isn't going to spend the money to pull planes out of service just for a paint job. Legacies however will do just that. AC has been painting their fleet pretty fas...

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by mikegigs
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Sort of on topic question, but this question doesn't warrant its own thread: what is the B6 BOS-LGA service like? I know that upon launch, they had free beer/wine, free bagels upon boarding, and you could get free coffee in the terminal with your boarding pass, but did these perks survive until toda...

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by mikegigs
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With the exception of LHR, all routes to Europe are "monopolies." (LGW is not really a biz airport and AA pulled out CDG). I know they are both SkyTeam, but do AF and DL have a TATL JV like AA and BA do? If not, then that would make CDG still somewhat competitive. Yes they have a JV. It's...

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by mikegigs
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: Virgin America A320 PHL-SFO F
Replies: 6
Views: 5248

Re: Flying Transcon: Virgin America A320 PHL-SFO F

Loved this report! You're so lucky you had a chance to experience all that! Thanks so much for sharing

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by mikegigs
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233267

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

BOS layout stinks for a hub airline. It is made for decent sized operations from many carriers. It is not meant for a hub airline, sadly. Terminal A is already almost at capacity. Every time I am in there the place is a zoo and check-in and security are flooded with people. When WN moves out, ya th...

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by mikegigs
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX
Replies: 102
Views: 15810

Re: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX

enilria wrote:

*BA JFK-LCY AUG 0.9>0.2



Surprised nobody commented about this... Is this the end for BA001/002? I know there is a great feeling that the end was coming for the LCY-JFK service, but I didn't think it'd be so soon...

And Merry Christmas everyone!

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by mikegigs
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29
Replies: 13
Views: 2758

Re: DL Atlanta Approach Incident 11/29

One would think that the pilots have landed at ATL dozens of times given they are with DL. Strange.

Maybe unexpected crosswinds blew them off course? Or they just did not pay attention...

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by mikegigs
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"
Replies: 20
Views: 3740

Re: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"

Gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang gucci gang! Just kidding... but he does reference flying private jets now in the preceding line, so really I think he means to flip off all commerial travel instead of private jets (like, haha I don't have to fly coach anymore) and, i...

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by mikegigs
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 85767

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

As much as I wanted a Boeing order, I think DL made the right choice with the A321. The 757's are getting old, and while many will say that the A321 isn't a 757 replacement (and I don't disagree), it's the closest plane being produced right now. Boeing should have focused on a MOM much earlier inste...

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by mikegigs
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177403

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://www.departedflights.com/BOS95.html (1995) (how times have changed, even in 22 years) These are great! I noticed in the last one Qantas was listed as an airline in Terminal B. I know they would have never served BOS direct, but was there ever a tag on from JFK or something along those lines? ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US
Replies: 12
Views: 10138

Re: Dancing with an A380 - Emirates welcomes new fleet addition from the US

JannEejit wrote:
Lol, it's like a scene from one of those Disney Pixar cartoons. I take it this is for the Emirates flight training school ?


Perfect way to describe it. That was simply adorable.... who would think anyone would describe a plane video like that?

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177403

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

AA BOS-PIT MAR 3>1.7 AA BOS-ROC MAR 3>1.5 AA DFW-BOS MAR 8>7 AA LAX-BOS MAR 6>5 AA ORD-BOS MAR 9>8 AA PHL-BOS MAR 11>10 From the OAG Threat (thank you Enilria), AA continuing to cut PIT and ROC flights as well as flights across the board as well. I was expecting more of a response to DL adding DL1 ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 9364

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Hi All, I was watching an older movie last night ( Planes, Trains, & Automobiles ) and noticed that in a scene at a Chicago L station, there was an advertisement for "The Sun Run" by America West. I did some Googling to find out what this route was (at least I assume it was the name o...

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by mikegigs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 9364

Naming Specific Routes

Hi All, I was watching an older movie last night ( Planes, Trains, & Automobiles ) and noticed that in a scene at a Chicago L station, there was an advertisement for "The Sun Run" by America West. I did some Googling to find out what this route was (at least I assume it was the name of...

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by mikegigs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 5827

Re: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX

Hi Guys so does this mean they are putting the international 757s on the routes or some of the widebodies? All D1 flights out of BOS will be the internationally-configured 757s. I believe most out of JFK are too but I think I heard that some JFK-SEA are scheduled 767s or the flights are often upgag...

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by mikegigs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8957

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

Wow.... I had no clue these proceedings were going on but I am shocked that anyone would be so low as to blame UA and AA for monetary losses regarding 9/11. Really, this is an instance of kicking the airlines while they were down (maybe not now, but 13 years ago when this started). Really disgusted ...

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by mikegigs
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 11864

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

Actually, all airline tickets are sold in zones, or "fare classes". For economy alone, BA has 12 different classes (Y,B,H,K,L,M,N,S,V,Q,O,G) based on ticket price and upgrade/FF points eligibility. These classes are applied to all tickets so I would imagine it'd actually be quite easy to i...

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