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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
BrooklyBOMgal wrote:Isn't Saudia Arabia planning to make Qatar an island?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Slightly random, but are any other airlines allowed to use the EK lounge? I'm wondering if for example JetBlue Mint passengers could be allowed to use it at certain hours of the day? Comparing its utilization rate to the BA and LH lounges is a little crazy. Also, what is going on with the small sec...Jump to post
Flew B6 BOS-BGI-BOS recently and arrived home last night. - Was delayed 2 hours for overfueling in BGI and arrived same time as CX HKG-BOS. Took advantage of mobile passport and saved a LOT of time. - Lots of connections (At least 10%) on BGI-BOS notably DTW/BWI/SYR. It was tight for those folks - ...Jump to post
BA A380 returns to Boston today. Shame we'll have to wait until June to see the 2nd one! Unless I'm mistaken... This marks the start of the crazy season at Terminal E. New carriers starting soon, additional flights by current airlines, aircraft changes etc. Will certainly be an interesting summer. ...Jump to post
I know BOS is a fortress for EI but others are knocking on the door. It will be interesting to see whether they drop some flights next summer. I’d say no, but they might fight on a price basis. I fly to Shannon a few times a year and the flight is always jammed in the summer. At 1x 757 I’m curious ...Jump to post
I was reading a Wiki article on jetbridges today (like any normal guy does lol) and the article mentioned BOS being an airport with bridges designed specifically for the A380. This got me thinking about gates E10-E12 and I started to wonder how A380 operations are going at BOS. Specifically, has an...Jump to post
It's been asked a couple times here in the BOS forum about whether QR would potentially use a 788 to BOS as it's the perfect size plane for the route, and the general feedback has been that the 788's aren't fitted with the crew rest bunks for ULH flights. I wonder if QR has reconfigured some to now...Jump to post
Same at Shannon I believeJump to post
In Berlin Travel Show EK usually introduces their latest products, new J class was revealed in Arabian Travel Market and the new First class is expected in Berlin. Hope some of our friends in ITB show can visit EK booth and share some pictures about the new products. Hint on STC on F class https://...Jump to post
"The Emirates airline on Thursday showed off its newest plane that will soon begin to service Logan Airport..."
"Soon" - whatever that means.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/20 ... story.html
chrisnh wrote:BA has quietly pulled the A380 from the LHR-BOS-LHR 239/238 rotation this coming Sunday and Monday.
Everyone is quick to 'accuse' EK of wanting to upstage BA. But no one is considering that Massport might have ASKED for this one-off trip. After having poured millions into the project, I'd think they'd want some sort of trial run themselves. As for summer outlook, ORD hasn't been awarded any upgra...Jump to post
The 380 is of course a much more comfortable ride in J but these are a positive step although not a big one. I'm glad they'll be first used on the longest routes.Jump to post