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by hinckley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I live in Detroit and there is NO WAY I am going to fly close to 2 hours backwards just to get a cheaper fare. Good for you. You aren't "everybody" None of us are "everybody", but I'd bet klm617 is in the majority. HA's flight will succeed or fail primarily with BOS O&D traf...

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by hinckley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

airbazar wrote:
The problem is some of us can't sleep on a plane, in Y no matter what time of day. That is why I also prefer the daytime flight to Europe :)


Of course that makes sense. As I said earlier, that's why they serve both vanilla and chocolate ice cream!

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by hinckley
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

MartijnNL wrote:
hinckley wrote:
(...) I still love all the journeys, but after about six hours, a long metal tube is just a long metal tube.

That's understandable. Thanks for your reply.

What a nice and respectful response, Martijn. :thumbsup: Much too uncommon on a.net.

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by hinckley
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

The more you can sleep, the shorter the flight is. And being super tired helps getting some sleep. imho. I don't want to get up super early and be super tired on the plane. I want to start my travels well rested so I can enjoy the scenery, the moving map, the meals and everything else that comes wi...

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by hinckley
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 46
Views: 933

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

I've managed to fly a few different versions, but not all! 2x KL 742 JFK-AMS 1x TW 742 PIT-BOS 2x EI 742 BOS-SNN-DUB 1x EI 742 JFK-SNN-DUB 1x CP 742 YVR-HKG (Kai Tak) 1x BR 74E TPE-SFO 1x UA 742 SFO-HNL-AKL 1x UA 74L LAX-EWR 1x UA 744 SYD-LAX 1x AF 744 JNB-CDG 2x LH 744 BOS-FRA 4x BA 744 BOS-LHR 1x ...

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I'm really suspicious that there will be a market for filling this. EWR is one thing...over 20 million catchment area...would love to know the LF on that.. BOS not so big at less than 5 million. This might be a tough sell. You have to assume this flight would pull people from all over Eastern Mass,...

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

The inbound/outbound flights from HNL will likely rotate with other aircraft in the fleet. Appears to be very good utilization of one one frame. That's probably right. I think HNL-BOS-HNL is 21h55m total flying time, so a single plane is pretty much impossible with turn-arounds. But timed with a sh...

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Guaranteed flatbeds? If so, then HA might actually become an option to fly to Asia/Australia via Hawaii... HA's long-haul fleet is made up exclusively of A330s at this point and they all have flat-beds in F. And it's a beautiful hard product. It's really an international J-class seat rather than a ...

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I guess it depends on whether you're a morning person and how hard it is for you to get to the airport. Here, an 8am departure means getting up at least at 5am and braving rush hour traffic to get to the airport on time. I do a lot of 5 - 7 am departures, so in many respects, 8 is a luxury. But how...

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Awesome, come & visit the Hawaiian Islands! I will! I just booked one of their promotional fares for next April. $1776 in F, RT. I flew up front in one of HA's 330s last year, SFO-OGG-SFO. It was a spectacular experience. Certainly equivelent to an international J-class. And fabulous service. I...

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Schedule is loaded into HA system:
HA89 BOS-HNL 8:00am - 1:40 pm
HA90 HNL-BOS 1:45pm - 6:00am

Leaving and arriving into Terminal E according to the Globe article.

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Boof02671 wrote:
Plane type?


A330

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by hinckley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15555

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

RWA380 wrote:
Has BOS ever had non-stop service to Hawaii? Maybe UA in the 60's or 70's?


No. This will be the first BOS-HNL non-stop. Quite a coup and a nice add for BOS.

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by hinckley
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 5863

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

Did Etihad's drop of stake in the company really push the execs in a corner with no where to turn? The short answer to this part of your post is yes. German law is very specific about the declaration of insolvancy. If a company's liabilities are greater than assets, management must immediately decl...

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by hinckley
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9336

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

If anyone is ever in Nova Scotia, or near the Halifax area in general, pay a visit and your respects to the Swissair 111 Memorial in Peggy's Cove. It's very minimalist and serene grounds. Quite beautiful, actually. Agreed. The memorial near Peggy's Cove is exceptionally well done and well worth a v...

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by hinckley
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134909

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree. Hopefully 5 years from now all of the current carriers will be able to maintain their services. Always nice to add service, but Logan is getting to the point where there's not a whole lot left in Europe and Asia to serve. You'd have to think Asia is going to be tapped out once KE starts up...

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by hinckley
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?
Replies: 30
Views: 4028

Re: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?

What is it about business travelers that the want to be totally isolated from everyone else in the plane? It's hard to enjoy traveling with other people in the most recent business classes. The 1-2-1 business classes make it impossible for two people to travel together while simultaneously enjoying...

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by hinckley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4890

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Feel free not to lecture me about the use of “troubled”. I escaped death many times and many of my friends died in that civil war. hisham, I know no one from that period that does not have tragic stories of loss. I'm incredibley sympathetic to all of them. I'm incredibly sympathetic to the crazy le...

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by hinckley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4890

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Flymco753, don’t worry, most people either don’t know or refuse to know the reality of security in Lebanon. They think things in post-war Lebanon are similar to pre-war Lebanon and that the war was a troubled period that ended in 1990. hisham, many of us understand the reality of security in Lebano...

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by hinckley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23664

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

THIS! You have a clear mind,TLS. So,I will tell you what I believe: It must have been its mission (just like the Korean 747) either to cause electronic reception (spotting of radar sites) or,provoke in such a way as to raise the alarm so that its fate would be sealed. It was a suicidal mission,yes,...

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by hinckley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4890

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

BS. Nothing to do with TW 847. The country has a very precarious security situation, that's all. Blaming TW 847 is just a way not to recognize that there is a problem *now*. . . Using that coloured anarchy staged by armoured clowns as proof for "safe" is really dishonest. Or naive. Or ano...

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by hinckley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23664

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

The statement in Utah was obvious. The statement in Seattle was obvious. The Germanwings statement was obvious.... There is a total lack of any statement at all in the actions taken during MH370. If there was then we woudln't still be arguing about it! ... TLS, we have nothing but educated speculat...

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by hinckley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134909

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

clrd4t8koff wrote:
While I agree with you about New York/Newark, what are you basing Montreal on that you claim it's in a different league than BOS? Population? Number of international destinations served?


They're both French-speaking cities. YUL has a lot of connections to the francophone world.

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by hinckley
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134909

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

BOS can't even support a MXP route and that is a significantly larger market. Although I certainly agree that BOS-GVA is not a potentially profitable route (few GVA TATLs are imo), I just don't know about MXP. Italy's such a strange market, not least due to the insanity of AZ. BOS has had both MXP ...

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by hinckley
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23664

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

journeyperson wrote:
Do the French government have any idea what they have restarted in Airliners.net? I think it is due to Airbus lobbying to take attention away from the miserably misguided A380 which should never have got off the ground to cast its shadow over the Boeing 747...

:box:

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by hinckley
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23664

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Whether or not the waypoints similar to the alleged route 9M-MRO took came from a single sim flight / session (especially one just 6 weeks before MH370), or were just part of a total collection of waypoints over a longer period of time, is important because it either makes the Captain look more gui...

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by hinckley
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23664

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

If pilot/s decide to commit suicide or similar, there is no immaginable reason to fly so faraway. Because you've committed suicide and have first-hand knowledge of how the suicidal mind thinks? No, I don't. That's why I said there is no reason I can immagine about to fly so faraway. I don't mean to...

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by hinckley
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23664

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

vahancrazy wrote:
If pilot/s decide to commit suicide or similar, there is no immaginable reason to fly so faraway.


Because you've committed suicide and have first-hand knowledge of how the suicidal mind thinks?

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by hinckley
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 124
Views: 4181

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

The vertical-lift doors are also used on the DC-10, MD-11, and 767. As I was writing my post, I was wondering whether I remembered those doors on the DC-10 and MD-11. I flew both types a number of times in the day, but I wasn't sure. As for the 767, I just never noticed the vertical doors and I've ...

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by hinckley
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 124
Views: 4181

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

None of these may qualify as exotics for you, but I'll share a few exotic memories (to me) . . . I flew a UA 747SP cross-country and remember that in the area that I was sitting, the interior fuselage was split down the center-line, with galleys running down the starboard side of the plane, and 3x2 ...

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by hinckley
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134909

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With KL and KE announcing they will begin schedule service to BOS as well as B6 adding HAV which cities does MassPORT look next for destinations and/or operators? There was mention up thread about India but I don't know if that is something that will happen in the short to mid-term. BRU (often ment...

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by hinckley
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23664

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Wasn't there something about an influential passenger group from a notable American IT company on board? Has this ever been investigated? Nope. Total cover-up there. Other cover-ups: There were two young men on board who reportedly had pictures of a Chinese communist party minister's son in drag wh...

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by hinckley
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1626
Views: 134909

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Anyone know how full BOS is from a gate capacity standpoint? Especially the international terminal? Are there certain times of day when the terminal is completely full or is there still some wiggle room? Thanks! Welcome to the Boston thread! There's a lot of conversation here about gate capacity - ...

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by hinckley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170022

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

[i]European Commission has declared it is “neutral” on whether Italian carrier Alitalia (Italy) emerges from administration in the hands of the state. Please let this be the end of "what will happen to Alitalia" conversations. It will be nationalized, if not in name, then in form. The Ita...

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by hinckley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5370

Re: Innovations in boarding???

Are Americans that stereotypical, they're incapable of performing the simplest of tasks without being spoon fed? As an American, I have to answer that question in the affirmative. Sadly. I recently took a trip to Japan that included three internal flights. Each of those flights began boarding 15 mi...

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by hinckley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170022

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

mercure1 wrote:
Minister confirms airline will remain Italian with outside partner holding minority stake to fully realize industrial plans


And this statement is why all this is just more empty rhetoric. There is no professional foreign money that is going to accept yet another minority stake in that airline.

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by hinckley
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I must admit - I'm actually quite surprised that Korean isn't already flying BOS-ICN. Let's hope Air India comes and fulfills the quest for Massport for a direct flight to India (BOM/DEL). So far, Massport has been able to fulfill key markets - the only exception being India. I would have predicted...

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by hinckley
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Well I think this is classed as a small world. I have a feeling we were on the same flight back from AMS, As i saw the 330 when we landed too. However in even more freaky coincidences, the town I grew up in in England AND returned from on Sunday was....... "Hinckley, UK".... Well that is ...

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by hinckley
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Ditto - kudos to Massport for being able to attract new carriers every year!! Really. Think about it . . . in just over five years, BOS has added first time non-stop services to NRT, HKG, PVG, PEK, MEX, PTY, BOG, IST, TLV, DOH and DXB. And now GRU. I just can't believe that there's another major ai...

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by hinckley
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It's official https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/10/17/logan-to-launch-nonstop-flights-to-brazil-next.html I'm a frequent visitor and infrequent poster, but even for me, that news deserves a WOW. What a great addition for BOS. And from my experience, a nice airline as well. On a separate ...

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by hinckley
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162813

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Jayafe wrote:
Check with your payments carrier or insurance broker, you might be covered.


Thanks. I'll do that.

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by hinckley
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162813

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

DUSZRH wrote:
Did you book before or after the insolvency filing?


Before - back in May of this year.

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by hinckley
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162813

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I purchased a ticket on one of AB's cancelled long-haul flights originating in the US. I have talked to individuals at their call center who said that the airline owes me passage on another flight or a full refund. However they said that they have been given no guidance from their superiors how to d...

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by hinckley
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ai ... insolvency


I'm seeing it now! Oh boy . . . Thanks for the heads up.
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rove312 wrote:
Are you seeing today's AB news: DUS-BOS discontinued Oct. 1: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ai ... insolvency


I'm seeing it now! Oh boy . . . Thanks for the heads up.

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by hinckley
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I'll be taking that flight next week. I notice that the scheduled turnaround from the inbound is 1 hr. 45. I haven't looked at a lot of these, but it looks like a short turnaround for a TATL: a slight delay in the inbound would be difficult to make up. I'd love to hear how it goes for you. A quick ...

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by hinckley
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Not sure if this was mentioned or not but Air Berlin is going seasonal on BOS-DUS, original plan was 4x weekly in the winter. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274436/airberlin-w17-us-service-changes-as-of-23aug17/ Airberlin has not loaded a summer 2018 schedule. I bet AB is done wit...

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by hinckley
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I agree totally. Back in the 90s and 00s, during the Boston finance and tech boom, we were all AA frequent flyers. They were *the* carrier to the key finance and tech markets - NYC, LAX, SFO and LHR. but AA abandoned two of those four markets. We've pretty much all switched to DL. And as an aside, ...

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by hinckley
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 173040

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It's worth remembering that AA's large presence in BOS is mostly due to the merger with US, and US had a very large and loyal customer base not just in Boston but also in New England. I do not believe that is an accurate appraisal. AA's large presence at BOS is due to the historically strong presen...

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