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by FGITD
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't want to draw too much attention to the employee, but someone I follow on social media who would know something like this confirmed LH bringing A380 service to BOS next year. Seemed to indicate it would be on MUC service, though Interesting... 1. LH was always the 3rd 380 operator in the mix...

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by FGITD
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'll be very curious to see the statistics, but I think BOS-CDG is shaping up to be interesting this summer. DL has a 763 with 200+ seats, AF is running 2 772s at about 600 seats daily, not including the days where one (or both) are 77w, bringing the total seats up to possibly almost 800 seats, jus...

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by FGITD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'll be very curious to see the statistics, but I think BOS-CDG is shaping up to be interesting this summer. DL has a 763 with 200+ seats, AF is running 2 772s at about 600 seats daily, not including the days where one (or both) are 77w, bringing the total seats up to possibly almost 800 seats, just...

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by FGITD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks! This is what I get for letting my wife book the trip. Not that it's bad, I get to log a new airline and plane type and the package she had included a four-star downtown hotel and UP Express fare so I can't complain! Similarly, we're flying back on the late afternoon PD flight. Will Customs ...

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by FGITD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Not quite. When UA was running the 777s to SFO they subbed in the 77w a few times. There is however about to be a line of UA aircraft in BOS What gate does it use at terminal B? That is one big plane for that space. B23 can fit the 77W. Also some of the gates over in the old LAA concourse can take ...

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by FGITD
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Sands 747sp was still there today. Tried to get a decent picture challenging with the new layout of North cargo.

Also saw that KLM today was a 77w. Makes for a lot of seats to AMS from Boston in one day

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by FGITD
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Get ready to see a UA 77W coming in on 22L or 22R very shortly. It's comign from HKG and is diverted due to the landing gear incident at EWR today. I think its gonna be our first time seeing a UA 77W over here! Not quite. When UA was running the 777s to SFO they subbed in the 77w a few times. There...

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by FGITD
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

A lot of delays that airline x takes is because they always follow airline y, who never leaves on time. With BA, A no one has that issue True but one could also argue that if gate 12 wasn't occupied for 6 hours by an idle plane airline x could go to gate 12 if airline y is delayed departing :) And ...

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by FGITD
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

On a separate topic, I was at Logan today and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the BA A380, EK A380, and LH 748 all at the gates at the same time. It was also my first time seeing the LATAM bird at Boston. Picture???? I feel like this must look fantastic. Maybe semi reminiscent of the days where that whol...

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by FGITD
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40334

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

As for the inbound transfer between terminals, it's actually pretty easy. There's a direct bridge between terminals E and A with moving walkways. Sadly, the walkways were stopped for maintenance today. Leave it to Massport to wait until the busiest season to perform maintenance on the moving walkwa...

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by FGITD
Thu May 30, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Angela Merkel is in Boston currently. Any ideas as to what kind of plane she flies? Anyone snag any shots of it? Do you have pictures of the side by side A380s? Also looking for photos of how the bussing opps are working... Unfortunately, no photos of the 380s. Or bussing. Was really simple. UA and...

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by FGITD
Thu May 30, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Angela Merkel is in Boston currently. Any ideas as to what kind of plane she flies? Anyone snag any shots of it? It's the German government A340. Didn't get a picture but I think it's still at north cargo. Other distinguished guests of the afternoon include: AF a380 TAP a330neo UA 787-10, and a 772...

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by FGITD
Wed May 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Spotters standby. Terminal E expansion about to get put to work for the first time

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by FGITD
Sat May 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It appears the Terminal E expansion project is about to become visibly underway, rather than the behind the scenes prep work that's been going on for awhile now Gas station is closing at the end of the month, changes to the building layout by the blast wall, etc etc. North cargo has been shuffled ar...

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by FGITD
Sun May 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

This actually makes me curious, arriving a couple of days ago there were two BA birds parked at E9 and E10, with E12 empty. There was the 239 coming in shortly after which would probably take the spot, but my first thought was that something is up at E12. Could it be that construction began? Checki...

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by FGITD
Sun May 12, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6213

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

Ok there will be no patriots plane. The patriots are the only team in the NFL THAT OWN A PLANE. B6 has a lounge at the stadium. Plane will not happen sorry And the red sox have a jetblue plane, and a ballpark sponsored by JetBlue...but fly Delta. "Official airline of....." is advertising ...

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by FGITD
Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm in the middle of revamping my analysis to a daily version because the difference in days is quite startling as to the usage, the only piece i won't be picking up is the B6 usage for domestic departures from those gates. Fun fact, on my recent departure to MCO, I was listening in to a B6 pilot t...

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by FGITD
Thu May 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Allegedly the Durgin Park in E is closing. I think it's being replaced be a Mediterranean style place, least that's what I heard. Otherwise for those of you flying from terminal E this summer....bring your patience with you. E4 goes out of service for most of June, and the construction is on the ver...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I was stuck waiting for the bridge recently (after arriving on a red-eye from LAX, sigh), because I always use the PreFlight parking facility when I park at the airport. It didn't feel that long. I think they remodeled the bridge recently to speed up the process. Still, that process should be banne...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

tlecam wrote:
Back when United was in C, the San Francisco bound 757/767s often used C17.


Also worth remembering that during the last major overhaul of Terminal E, most of the international carriers left from C.

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4908

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

I've worked with a number of international carriers, and KLM is interesting due to their very unique crew rotations. They will gladly shuffle the crews around after they've left. Crew will arrive in Toronto, and overnight the decision is made that due to an aircraft swap, they now need that crew in ...

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by FGITD
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The 340/330 seem to be interchanged as needed. Although now with the updated interiors, it seems less so.

Was also just reading that Norwegians BOS-FCO flight diverted to CDG about 12 hours ago, and the passengers are just now finally on their way to FCO. Get what you pay for, I suppose

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by FGITD
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

A friend of mine flew out on AA the other day and posted some photos on social media. I didn't recognize it as anywhere at Logan. It looks quite impressive. LH423 I recently saw updated images of what the new terminal E expansion is going to look like, and it's gorgeous. To their credit, when Massp...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Noticed a PreCheck line at Terminal E for the first time (on the far right side). Since when is that line operational? Must have completely missed it before... Precheck has been in E for a while - years. It was on the left last I was there though (Jan). Precheck comes and goes. Sometimes it's open ...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

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 78...

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by FGITD
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Massport has historically really wanted to consolidate all international carriers into just terminal E. I think they like the concept of an international terminal run by themselves vs spread out. Terminal A would be the ideal choice, but there's no way DL would want it. Forget all of skyteam, just t...

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by FGITD
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I got myself a nice position to watch the KL arrival right by 12. I'd post the pictures I took, but I've no idea how to. Last water salute I remember was Qatar.

Great to see the summer schedules being put to use. And today is the first BA 380 of the year.

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by FGITD
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

From the outside of the tower it certainly seems that way. I flew on G-XLEB BOS-LHR the first spring it was here (2017) and I remember being confused as to why we had to wait 15-20 minutes in position on 15R before we started our takeoff roll. Then I thought more about it and (I believe you all had...

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by FGITD
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Sad to see WW go. I'm curious how long they'll leave the bird in BOS (it is there as of this afternoon). The overnight fees Massport will charge has to incentivize them to move it soon I would think. But who makes those decisions, who would do it (WW crew, repo crew, lessor chartered crew, etc), an...

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by FGITD
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

El Al Filed it's first 788 routes today, with Boston being the second. "Tel Aviv – Boston eff 15DEC19 3 weekly (until 29MAR19)" https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283529/el-al-outlines-787-8-network-from-nov-2019/ More problems for terminal E? The 787 is Code E while the 77...

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by FGITD
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting read. With groundbreaking on Terminal E only one month away, does anyone know if there is a specific date set and if there will be some sort of ceremony? A moment of silence and a wreath laying at the gas station, as every terminal E employee, trooper, and livery driver loses their pref...

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by FGITD
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

BA has a Twitter handle dedicated to the retrojets, @BAretrojets. They note the Landor plane will be visiting Boston tomorrow as BA212 (Friday, 3/15), but that's always subject to change (they've had it scheduled for BOS twice already, but then sent it elsewhere). Turns out BOAC is inbound currentl...

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by FGITD
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

After further review of the timing, I may have been incorrect about 3 at the gate simultaneously. All on the ground at the same time, yes, but possibly not at the gates.

Some interesting ideas though.

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by FGITD
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone interested in seeing all 3 a380 gates in use by a380s simultaneously? Interesting concept... and not likely to happen too many times for much longer... but... clearly you know something we don't... BA don't have any to spare and EK aren't adding a flight in a similar time frame... so cue the...

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by FGITD
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone interested in seeing all 3 a380 gates in use by a380s simultaneously?

Interesting concept...

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by FGITD
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of flying, working on getting better but still scared about maintenance
Replies: 84
Views: 8156

Re: Fear of flying, working on getting better but still scared about maintenance

Interesting point and indeed helpful. I just need to get over this fear of turbulence or bad weather taking down the plane or being in that less than 1% of people that perish in a crash. But it's all mostly anticipatory anxiety for me. Working on it. in the end I think just flying is the only way t...

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by FGITD
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Dude - did you just write off the continent inhabited by Kangaroos?!! :duck: No but he wrote off Cape Verde as an African country. BOS joined the 5 continent club over a year ago when TACV came back to BOS. Yet Massport (for now) see TACV as European, i wonder if they will move them when RAM starts...

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by FGITD
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

That actually makes a lot of sense to me. A big old Skyteam Lounge when the additional gates are added. Wonder if it will ever lead to DL bringing over their international departures to free up space at A. well the expansion hasn't even started yet, and somehow most of the gates are already spoken ...

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by FGITD
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I wonder if KL now also being in E will put any pressure on improving the AF lounge situation. Now that BA, EK, and LH all have their fancy new lounges its even more of a stark situation. Although at least the VS lounge isn't bad. Its small, but very well done. I can't pretend to know much about lo...

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by FGITD
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Now I have to figure out how to Shoehorn this into my Terminal E analysis because I need a size 14 shoe to do it. FGITD, any help you can provide with those who generally get towed off gates between 7 and 9 would be greatly appreciated As far as I know, only JAL, Copa, and TK tow off anywhere near ...

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by FGITD
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 38
Views: 9480

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

Air France Hop is what it should have been all along. I never understood the reasoning behind abandoning the strength of the Air France brand in those markets for “Hop”. Hop! was created as a single unified brand covering 3 regional airlines. The idea was to finally offer a more cohesive brand iden...

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

May have been posted but I never saw

This spring Emirates will drop 1 flight per week due to the runway work. Not sure for how long.

Also RAM might not meet their planned start date

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Heard today that Norwegian has suddenly and allegedly temporarily suspended the CDG flight for the next month or so.

No huge surprise given that this is definitely the quiet season, but I think AF and DL usually run the CDG flights almost daily during this time of the year

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18619

Re: Boston Meltdown

Is the gate entirely there's or do they just have priority access to it...as the 6pm to 8pm flight turn conflicts with other schedules. E10-12 have priority users. 10 is Lufthansa, 11 is Emirates, 12 is British. It's due to the lounges with direct boarding access. The airlines made a significant in...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18619

Re: Boston Meltdown

Is the gate entirely there's or do they just have priority access to it...as the 6pm to 8pm flight turn conflicts with other schedules. E10-12 have priority users. 10 is Lufthansa, 11 is Emirates, 12 is British. It's due to the lounges with direct boarding access. The airlines made a significant in...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18619

Re: Boston Meltdown

I flew in last night on BA203 and actually had no idea things had been that bad at BOS. Everything seemed to be running smoothly by the time I got there, minus a 15min delay waiting for the 747 to vacate E12. BA has a semi dedicated gate at BOS for only 4 daily flights. That certainly makes things ...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

This resulted in this taxiway being blocking by this A321 for over 1.5 hours while they tried to move the plane. It also supposedly blocked all of the wide bodies from departing. 90 minutes to move a 321 seems odd. The LH 350 that slid on the way in took no more than 20 minutes. The new BOS thread ...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The biggest hurdle in the US is that you must clear customs at the first point of entry, with your baggage. Really would be extremely difficult to restructure the facilities to accommodate. Again, I won't engage in that "other" thread, but I can assure you, despite there being no snow stor...

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

[*]They're Falling fast. both LH flights cancelled, including the MUC which isn't even scheduled to land for a few more hours.

Stand corrected. Apparently the Munich flight is being rescheduled to anticipate handling difficulties

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1114
Views: 145336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Don't want to get involved in the trollfest thread about JetBlue that's running, but for anyone wondering, I can assure you that BOS is a bit of a mess. JetBlue in all likelihood will come out looking smart for canceling all operations. DL may be operating, but there are currently flights that were ...

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