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by johhn14
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1016
Views: 142176

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I am not sure if y'all noticed but we have some exciting flights today. The return of QR with the A359 just landed. Correct me if I am wrong, but today is also the first time the A350-1000 has been to BOS. S4 also returns today. With LH scheduled for tomorrow with the A333. Happy spotting! It's not...

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by johhn14
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA577 Diversion into ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: UA577 Diversion into ORD

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/21/faa-iss ... issue.html
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Ground stop in the NYC area due to ATC staffing issues.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/21/faa-iss ... issue.html

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by johhn14
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1016
Views: 142176

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

If they're not Canadian, they won't be allowed back by the sounds of it. Very possible there won't be a great way to get to India in May. Best advice would be for them to be where they are most comfortable.

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by johhn14
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1016
Views: 142176

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

X = 10

Pure speculation, but does B8X potentially indicate 10 is closed as well?

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by johhn14
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1016
Views: 142176

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

My intent was not regarding BLR alone but India in general. FYI, finance and investment banking capital in India is not BLR, HYD or DEL - it is BOM.. Their IT departments are in Bangalore. I know this because I work for one of them and as a lowly IT guy I still get to travel in business class ;) St...

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by johhn14
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS airline growth
Replies: 34
Views: 4224

Re: BOS airline growth

This discussion should be in the BOS thread already referenced...the same topics come up there.

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by johhn14
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1016
Views: 142176

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Speaking about new BOS flights this year, what do you all think the chances are for a direct BOS-India flight? I'll go with zero It's very unlikely (impossible?) to be a US carrier and even if an Indian one flies, will that attract US based travelers? As a regular traveler to India I'd gladly take ...

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by johhn14
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

My Boston based company has been expanding in Denver in recent years. We’re not unique. Strong growth out there

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by johhn14
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The EK 380 is back starting today through the end of January - the flight is in the air now. It’ll be interesting to see what these loads are and whether they consider year round service.

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by johhn14
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31628

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Number of Fortune 500 companies isn't a great measure. As an example, GE is in the top 20 and headquartered in Boston...there is very little headcount in Boston. For that matter, there are plenty of large Fortune 1000 or 2000 companies, or even private companies for that matter, that drive butts in ...

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by johhn14
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

You are right that they started with the 737. I don't know what loads were like, but absolutely right.

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by johhn14
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6171

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

Having been to Macau (as a side trip from Hong Kong) , I don’t see a lot of traffic from the west. I don’t remember seeing hardly any westerners while I was there in 2015. Unless the demo of who visits Macau is changing, I don’t see a whole lot of demand to Macau. From Macau to the west may be a dif...

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by johhn14
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Arrived at both multiple times and definitely better in those modern airports but I'd say the walk is also a good bit longer from Gate to Carousel so not necessarily apples to apples. It feels like it's a much shorter walk at Terminal E. I will say having arrived at E on Emirates in J or F multiple ...

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by johhn14
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

DUB has preclearance so for numbers sake you could exclude that from any impact on Intl Arrivals waits. It effectively arrives as a domestic flight.

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by johhn14
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

aaflyer777 wrote:
Kinda surprised to see a fourth daily to CDG, I know its a busy route in the summer but seems like a lot of capacity. Wonder if this will push DY off
DY flys BOS-CDG and BOS-FCO for that matter.

The same question applies to both, right? I would think so.

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by johhn14
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I’ve wondered this myself. QR used to depart back to DOH around 9pm and now it’s been pushed back to 11pm. Maybe Logan has cheaper fees for gate usage at later hours vs more prime hours? Just a guess. These times allow for EK and QR to arrive at bank hours for pax to connect onto other flights (mor...

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by johhn14
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Unless it’s changed in recent months Qatar was relegated to The Club in the basement and not the BA lounge.

Where does TAM go?

Not quite a OW lounge

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by johhn14
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

If getting people in/out of HK is an issue it won't matter who the carrier is.

The fact remains though that BOS-HKG is a very popular route! I've personally flown BOS-DXB-HKG in the past.

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by johhn14
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

RAM managed 76% on their first 8 flights for the BOS-CMN service. (1,674 on 2,192 available seats) Thanks for providing those stats. I was very curious what initial loads for RAM looked like. Is 76% decent for the first 8 flights? Nice to see a big jump in the Middle East, I can't wait to see how m...

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by johhn14
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 5864

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

As a relatively frequent BLR traveler from BOS I was at first intrigued by the thought of potentially connecting in EWR rather than in DOH/DXB but the more I think about it the more I’d prefer to connect outside the country, at least on the way back to the states. Arriving international and connecti...

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by johhn14
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I missed RAM! A member elect of OW

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by johhn14
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Dieuwer wrote:
Is Skyteam now the biggest alliance (again) at BOS (due to ICN add), or is OW still the biggest in terms of pax flown daily?

Between AA, Qatar, BA, and Cathay I have to imagine they’ve got more seats but that’s just gut feel.

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by johhn14
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It would certainly be a change in strategy from what AA is doing now. Which isn't to say that couldn't happen, but AA seems focused on their hubs. If they were going to launch TATL, why would they shut down all of their local northeast feeder routes? One reason is BOS is predominantly a O&D air...

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by johhn14
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 29
Views: 8249

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salwa_Canal
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BrooklyBOMgal wrote:
Isn't Saudia Arabia planning to make Qatar an island?

It's in the works - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salwa_Canal

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by johhn14
Wed May 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

If you arrive during the European rush during the evening in the summer, it can save you up to an hour or two of standing in lines (worst days). I frequently deboard near the end and leave Immigrations and customs before my bags have arrived at the carousel. ...thereby negating your advantage ;) Ju...

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by johhn14
Wed May 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 8317

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

KLM will add 3x weekly flights between Amsterdam and Bengaluru from 28 October 2019: KL879 AMS 1105-0050+1 BLR (Mon, Wed, Fri) KL880 BLR 0245-0820 AMS (Tue, Thur, Sat) Flights will operate on B787-9 with 30 Business Class, 45 Premium Economy and 219 Economy seats totalling 294 seats Not a good sche...

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by johhn14
Mon May 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Many of the international services to Boston have either been upgraded in terms of aircraft size (QR, EK, El Al etc.) or frequency (Cathay, Hainan, TK, etc.). What about JAL? Are they at equilibrium BOS-NRT with their daily 787-9 or is there room to grow the service? I'm wondering if we might see a...

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by johhn14
Mon May 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I may have figured out the UP BOS-NAS flights. Swift Air flew 3 734 flights today. Flightstats also list these flights as UP depatures https://www.flightstats.com/v2/flight-tracker/route/BOS/NAS?year=2019&month=5&date=12&hour=0 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ4007/history/2019051...

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by johhn14
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

At BOS for a trip to MCO and interesting announcement of a gate change for EI134 to Shannon from C18, I guess that gate can also take a big NB without issue because C17 is being used by TAP I've taken this flight multiple times and each time the 757 has departed from C20 so there's another 757-size...

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by johhn14
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 4137

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

I flew Silver for the first time last month and had really poor experiences. FLL-EYW-MCO

Terrible delays on each of the flights, lack of information/communication, unprofessional staff, etc...

I have no intention of flying with them again.

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by johhn14
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Depending on your interpretation of the post it might be competition to the ME carriers, but not necessarily an ME carrier - Air India comes to mind or otherwise direct flights to the subcontinent bypassing the ME carriers.

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by johhn14
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Dieuwer wrote:
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).

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by johhn14
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43639

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Interesting to see the beam through the cockpit glass!

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by johhn14
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Bit of old news there. It was announced last July with their overall reduced capacity plan 16APR19 to 30MAY19 Dubai – Boston Reduce from 7 to 6 weekly, Day 6 closed for booking https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279507/emirates-outlines-2q19-service-reductions-for-dubai-airport-runway...

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by johhn14
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 7044

Re: QR and stairs

Flew BOS-DOH-BLR-DOH-BOS within the past couple weeks and all flights arrived and departed from a jetway - no stairs. That said, I did see plenty of WB and NB at hard stands with stairs on the apron.

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by johhn14
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424078

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Wouldn’t this also require some regulation changes? If the law/regulation allowed it I’m sure it’d happen at least in some places.

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by johhn14
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 6688

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

This has been a very strong rumor over the past 6 months in various BOS aviation forums.

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by johhn14
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I had to book with Qatar for flights in January as EK was too expensive / near full in J. Their Flex Plus fares are budget busters!

I’m EK Gold but excited to give Qatar a try; just wish they had the Q Suites for me. I’m a couple months too early.

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by johhn14
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Recently booked a trip on QR for next month. The business seat map looks about 2/3 full as of now which seems pretty respectable. Excited to fly QR for the first time but sad I won’t get the Q suite on the long haul (though it looks like I get it on my connecting flight!). I’ve been a loyal EK flyer...

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by johhn14
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

You used to be able to find Qantas signage in a few places, but I don't recall them actually flying. I think it probably had something to do with codeshare tie ups they had. My most recent memory dates back only a few years when you'd here Qantas announcements on the Silver Line - not sure if they s...

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by johhn14
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It already has a very large Boston/Cambridge presence! Getting even bigger too.

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by johhn14
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 21406

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Interesting addition! An even more interesting introductory fare - $617

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by johhn14
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast Weather Diversions 8/7/18
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Northeast Weather Diversions 8/7/18

Are the LY birds the same type? Was the second diversion just so they could avoid a positioning flight? The aircraft can stay where they are and operate the returns without much fuss.

Probably cheaper to shuttle all the passengers wherever they need to be than move aircraft around.

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by johhn14
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Terminal E will be quite interesting tonight with both LH422, and LH424 Arriving within 5 minutes of each other, especially with LH420 running only 2hrs behind LH422/424. Which means that there is a slight possibility of seeing all three LH birds on the ground at the same time in BOS! Wonder how th...

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by johhn14
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13728

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Has there been a date published yet as to when the route goes on sale?

Later this summer according to the press release

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by johhn14
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I heard a rumor recently that DL is planning on officially making BOS a hub in 2019, anyone heard anything about this? They called it a hub officially in a recent past when their presence was smaller than what it is today so not surprised that they will start calling it a hub again. I think if a go...

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by johhn14
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Absolutely true. I fly an even shorter hop to Shannon periodically and typically will fly out on Saturday night so I can use Sunday to acclimate. Far from ideal. And while I could technically justify J and fly out the Sunday night red eye it’s such a short hop that it’s hardly worth it in my experie...

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by johhn14
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

DFW is reduced, but Houston and Seattle remain as you indicated.

This is usually lighter loads for travel. I’ve typically flown in April over the past couple years and we’ve not had full cabins in either F or J. Never seen a Y cabin on Emirates :)

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by johhn14
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I have Global sentry so never have much of a problem, but the last time I arrived a colleague with Mobile Passport cleated before I did - no lines in either queue. I wonder what Mobile Passport is like at rush hour? Off to Ireland in a few weeks but with pre clearance I won’t get a glimpse of Immigr...

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by johhn14
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 248352

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

A one off EK 380 is en route right now and will land this afternoon. Hopefully some good photos and more of these flights to come later!

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