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by 33lspotter
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20219

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Yep, that's why the entire world uses the imperial measurement system right? That's why they all waited for us to ground the max before they took any action I presume? The world doesn't revolve around anyone and it is dumb (and arrogant) for any group to think they're special. I’m an American and I...

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by 33lspotter
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm flying BOS-MAD on Wednesday and it strangely shows my bird as an A346. I can't find any other dates recently or schedule later that are operated by the A346. Should I assume this is an error? I would love to get a ride on the A346 since my LH ride in Nov was canceled While recognizing your poin...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Additional BA

G-YMMx: 777-200ER (RR)
G-RAEx/G-VIIx: 777-200ER (GE)
G-ZZZx: 777-200 (GE)
G-STBx: 777-300ER (GE, exclusive engine of the 77W)
G-ZBKx: 787-9 (RR)
G-ZBJx: 787-8 (RR)

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by 33lspotter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140713

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

winginit wrote:
As if we need any more evidence that the announcement is a London one, their official twitter account just used the UK spelling of 'colour'.

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And "apologise"!

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by 33lspotter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140713

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

From BOS: LON, PAR, MUC, AMS are no brainers, IMO. FCO in Summer too. MUC, AMS, FCO have no competition whatsoever. MUC/AMS and FCO all have flights to BOS? I too am confused by this airbazar. DL/KLM is now up to 3 flights a day to AMS from BOS. LH flies daily to MUC and AZ to FCO (with DY also ser...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19138

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Risk-Averse Robin made to look silly again.

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by 33lspotter
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American "A380"
Replies: 22
Views: 6622

Re: American "A380"

A for effort

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by 33lspotter
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

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There's a lot of things that factor in. The taxi from the E10-E12 gates is super quick and easy. So if the wind is halfway decent (I've even seen BA take 15 knot tailwinds off 15R), and we're not landing or departing 33L (opposite direction operations are highly restricted now, plus there's a lot o...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It's starting to look more and more like WWs model of ultra low cost TATL might not work at all. So if its impossible to fly profitably across the pond for what WW was charging. I doubt we will see anyone fill the void they left. Although WW's failure will likely work IN B6's favor when they launch...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm in the camp that believes it's very likely that FI will add a 3rd frequency. A huge percent of their passengers take advantage of the stopover so the connecting banks are irrelevant. Also, IIRC BOS is their largest market. Adding a 3rd frequency should be a no-brainer. Pretty sure FI flew 3x/da...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

Interestingly enough, I believe my first trip ever on a plane was to PNS – from PWM, I believe we stopped at EWR and JAX – back in 1996. Must have been CO. I was only three at the time, but I have a vague memory of my grandmother who lives in NJ bringing me a banana at the Newark airport – back in t...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, it could be the arrival slot at LHR. The winds might have been very favorable, which would have put the flight into LHR before they were ready to take it. Yeah, I mentioned that as a possibility, but this seemed to happen on a weekly basis. Surely the winds aren’t that favorable (versus plann...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm a controller at BOS ATC, and realistically I hope we never see 3 A380s here at the same time, hence my IG handle. The taxiway and runway restrictions of the big bus cause significant interruptions to otherwise routine traffic and unnecessary delays. I get that it's a novelty for passengers, but...

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by 33lspotter
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

Welcome back to Portland :) I think you'll be impressed with how the jetport has evolved. I just flew out PWM-CLT-PHX a few days ago, and the new renovations really make the terminal a great experience. Thank you! I'm looking forward to checking it out; I've been watching (and rooting for) the airp...

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by 33lspotter
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

After five years in Boston I’ll be moving back to the Portland area this spring...I’ve enjoyed my time in BOS (particularly as an avgeek and airline passenger with the variety of international routes) but am a Mainer at heart and am glad to be returning. I’d like to try a couple of PWM F9 flights th...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

FYI the BOAC bird is currently scheduled to make a return on sunday. BA has a tendency to swap around planes (as least as far as those listed for a given flight on FR24) so I would check the morning of to be sure! I did see that you said currently scheduled but just saying I have seen them in parti...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15411

Re: Last VS A340

So much for “4 Engines 4 Long Haul”! :stirthepot: :duck:

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by 33lspotter
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Not only that, but the days are drawing to a close where BA can send the two Retro 744s to Boston. Thus far, neither has paid a visit. Yes, this week the 213/212 has been a 777 since Monday and is slated to be on it tomorrow as well. 744 is scheduled to return Friday but not certain whether or not ...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The Whalebus comes in April on the BA213/212 rotation; all other BA flights during that time (214/215, 203/202, and 238/239) are slated to be 777s/787s. While I wouldn't be surprised to see a 747 swap out for one of those on a particular day, this must be one of the first times in years that BA won'...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

For what it’s worth, I don’t believe QR currently flies its A380 anywhere in the US, I believe the closest place is LHR. That being said, they upgraded BOS to a 77W so who knows? Also, interestingly enough I looked at the BA schedules, I always thought they switched seasonal schedules on Sundays (wi...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

With the new passenger count, it will interesting if they can compete with the 2-5 category I'd love it if they could but that may be a bridge too far. Not only is it from "top of one league" to "bottom of the next," but I am not sure they are capable of adding many more destina...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

BGR airport is the last us airport before you head over the pond. The runway can take big planes so its a last minute airport if s hits the f and AC needs fuel or my issue All very true. My main point was that the fuel stops I picture BGR handling are 757s. If it was closer I might imagine they wer...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

BGR has received two visits from UA 77Ws — both operating UA49, BOM-EWR — in the last two days. I know that it's a long flight with a lot of headwinds, but I generally think of 757s making fuel stops at BGR, not 77Ws (although there was that one time the EY A380 diverted for fuel, BGR's only A380 vi...

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by 33lspotter
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8252

Re: British Airways B77W

BOS gets them as well from time to time on the 215/214 and 203/202 rotations. Seem to be ad hoc.

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by 33lspotter
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11266

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

Do full TPAC loads require 12,000 ft runways? Don't think so. While BOS is approximately 400 miles closer than CLT to places like PEK/PVG/HKG/etc. I don't think the HU + JL 787s or even the CX 77Ws suffer payload penalties when taking off from BOS' two 10,000-footers: 4R/22L (10,006 ft.) or 15R/33L...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

LH - FRA - 4th (19) 90.78% behind, JFK, EWR and SEA LH - MUC -1st (10) with 92.94%, 2nd JFK, 3rd EWR Wasn't it last Summer when LH cut capacity at BOS compared to previous years? It's not that difficult to have 90% LF when you go from a 744 to an A333, or something like that. I thought it was a 744...

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by 33lspotter
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

BGR-BOS ended during the same time frame PWM-BOS did. Probably about five years earlier than 2010? Don't even remember the carrier that was flying as Delta Connection, as BEX has become AA Eagle around 2001 and another regional took over using Dornier 328 Jets on DL connection flights BOS. Wayback ...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

A319 on AA's PHL-PWM tonight. Must be the first time in a while PWM has seen a (excluding E190s) mainline plane from PHL, I believe the US 733s back in the day (2004 or so) were the last ones. Edit: Has been a 319 for the past few days...either way, must be among the first ops described above in a w...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

Visiting my folks in Maine this weekend...the front page of today's Portland Press Herald notes an article about the new PWM-DEN service with a Dreamliner as the teaser photo. :rotfl: You might want to sort out legacies from ULCC's and WN/B6 too since they signal very different things. By my counts:...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

It’s the lack of ramp space to park it, not because the runway isn’t capable of handling a lightly fueled and loaded 747. Look at a satellite image on Google. The only place for a plane with that wingspand is the cargo ramp, and Fedex usually has a plane there. As far as VC-25s serving as AF 1, the...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 60116

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

I asked the Air Force pilot who flew the plane in several years ago, he mentioned that the plane was empty and had to basically come in on low fuel. It used the full length of the runway. Another example of short runways for big planes, several years ago..Air Force One landed at PVD before the runw...

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by 33lspotter
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Which runway is currently down at Logan? I heard one was inoperable due to construction. I'm guessing, based on the layout of BOS, that this will restrict arrival/departure flow if the wind is in a certain direction. Not sure about yesterday, but -- interestingly enough -- NOTAMs have 4R/22L OOS I ...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17555

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

Generally in favor of rail projects, but this one had to go. Seven-fold increase in projected costs that were already expensive to begin with makes the (twice as expensive as projected) $3 billion GLX project here in MA seem cheap.

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by 33lspotter
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5352

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

LH operates its A346 on MUC-BOS (LH424) and BOS-MUC (LH425) on a fairly regular basis, although the A359 is more common if I'm correct.

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by 33lspotter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which are the busiest transatlantic routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 5125

Re: Transatlantic routes

MAH4546 wrote:
It is but I said ignoring London and New York. Also your numbers are passengers travelled on those city pairs, not local market size.


Ah, fair enough, I misread it to be "London to New York" rather than "London or New York."

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by 33lspotter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which are the busiest transatlantic routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 5125

Re: Transatlantic routes

Generally the busiest are going to have New York or London at one end. The busiest market that doesn’t is typically Orlando-Manchester. Then we have, in no particular order, Paris/Frankfurt to Los Angeles/Miami/San Fran/Chicago/Boston/Washington. Then the busiest tend to be trunk holiday routes fro...

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by 33lspotter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of Most "Iconic" Civilian Runway # Pairings: A subjective project
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

List of Most "Iconic" Civilian Runway # Pairings: A subjective project

I'm somewhat of a numbers guy, and, as I've flown into a number of cities (no pun intended) around the world, I've found it interesting that each major airport has its own blueprint, both in terms of terminal layout but also in the ways its runways are aligned. Obviously many newer airports are star...

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by 33lspotter
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

15R/33L back open and in operation tonight.

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by 33lspotter
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

This may be heresy on this forum, but if I had to go to Kyoto or Osaka, I'd take JL into NRT and Shinkansen bullet trains from there. On my visit to Japan a few months ago, I got my first trips on a 787 and a bullet train. And I've got to say that the bullet trains were the absolute highlight of my...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?
Replies: 53
Views: 6300

Re: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?

ah, the short lived, never loved, B743. lasted only a bunch of years on B. pricelists. IIRC the 743 was launched in ‘80 and entered service in ‘83. 744 was ‘85 and ‘89, respectively, and NW was the launch customer. Orders for the 747 series were declining hence the 744 program and the development o...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Any word on whether the power issue with 15R/33L from the other day has been solved? Winds are supposed to shift back to NW tonight. Either way I was a bit surprised to hear that a singular runway had power issues.

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by 33lspotter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

WS BOS-YYZ to CZ YYZ-PVG LX BOS-ZRH-PVG if you want to go transatlantic EK BOS-DXB-KIX long route but if you want to fly ME3 it's your shot. Lots of two stops involving AS to BR or CI. The mention of being able to go one-stop either TPAC or TATL to PVG and KIX is pretty interesting. On a faintly-re...

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by 33lspotter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA212 returning to BOS
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Re: BA212 returning to BOS

Looks like G-CIVO is returning to LHR tonight as BA9172.

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by 33lspotter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18616

Re: Boston Meltdown

Logan's runway ops have been landing 27 departing 22L for the last couple of hours. Apparently 33L has had a power outage of some sort, not just a broken light as I put above.

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by 33lspotter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18616

Re: Boston Meltdown

And now they've got a "broken light" so 15R/33L is inoperable. Greatttttttttttt...

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by 33lspotter
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18616

Re: Boston Meltdown

CX812 landed 1:45 ago, still waiting for a gate.

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by 33lspotter
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Speedbird 13 Golf just went around once...trying again.

Update: Landed but has sat on the taxiway for a while.

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by 33lspotter
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1068
Views: 139109

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Right but re-clearing security is hardly a BOS thing. If we're to believe all the talk about how great B6 is for it's international partners and viceversa, then the connections at BOS are a mute point. It's just the way international connections are done in this country. You cannot connect from an ...

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