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by AviationAddict
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I had my first flight on a Phase 1 bird yesterday (BOS-PBI). It was a little bit of a disappointment after experiencing the Phase 2 mod but it's still a huge improvement over the original cabins. I overheard several passengers, who clearly weren't frequent flyers, commenting on how new and comfortab...

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by AviationAddict
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121938

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

The 1999 departed flights OAG shows some crazy changed over time BOS-ALB/SYR over 10x daily each BOS-BGR/BTV 15x daily each BOS-PWM was about 20x daily. That alone right there is 140 operations that was contributing to the airfield congestion and delays that plagued the airport back then. A few oth...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I’m curious to know how that even happens. Glad no one was hurt though.

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by AviationAddict
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I flew out of CHS today and there was a 787 parked at the Boeing facility that was at least partially in the new livery. I couldn't see most of the fuselage due to ground equipment but the tail was in the new colors.

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by AviationAddict
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I had my first flight on a Phase 2 bird today (N607JB, JBU891). I have to say it is a major improvement over both the old B6 interior and my former carrier of choice UA. The new screens and movie options are top-notch (although the DTV was a little spotty on the flight today) and the in-seat power ...

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by AviationAddict
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I had my first flight on a Phase 2 bird today (N607JB, JBU891). I have to say it is a major improvement over both the old B6 interior and my former carrier of choice UA. The new screens and movie options are top-notch (although the DTV was a little spotty on the flight today) and the in-seat power u...

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by AviationAddict
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23841

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

GeeBeeRacer wrote:
I noticed the P2012 Traveller is on the Cape Air schedule RUT-BOS starting Dec14th. The airliner code for the aircraft appears to be T12


I believe the IATA code is T12 but the ICAO code is P212 (which is what you'll see on pages like Flightaware, etc.).

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by AviationAddict
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

jetlanta wrote:
FGITD wrote:
Terminal E does indeed look like it's going to have some new tenants...on the departures side of things.


This is how an airline might get to, say, 200 daily flights at BOS.


I'm guessing TAP will probably move back into E too.

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by AviationAddict
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

MassPort is making it difficult for GA to fly into BOS. You’re going to have to give 72 hours notice, can’t park for more than 4 hours, and no overnight parking. I got a little more information on this from a confidential source. The reason for this change is that a large section of the only FBO at...

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by AviationAddict
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I could be totally off base here but I have always seen the TATL 752s (and not just for UA) as being less of a "we need this aircraft type for this mission" and more of a "hey look, this aircraft can do this mission" scenario. The 752 was never really designed to do intercontinen...

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by AviationAddict
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23841

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

Short question: What fuel does Cape Air use? The data sheet says "100/130, 100LL and UL100" work, but with leaded AvGas being expensive, toxic and on its way out, I'd question how future-proof its use in commercial aviation is. Is unleaded fuel widely available at the airports they fly to...

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by AviationAddict
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commerical pax/cargo aircraft introduced without direct input from customers?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Commerical pax/cargo aircraft introduced without direct input from customers?

It seems like many (probably most) commercial airliners from the DC-6 (Pan Am) and Connie (TWA) to the A380 (Emirates and others) and even the new Tecnam P2012 (9K) have been designed and built with significant input from a major customer or group of customers. I am curious though, which, if any, co...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23841

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

Ordered something other than and more capable than an experimental Italian plane... anything else really, preferably turbine and with a retractable gear Small limited capacity market over short hops. Turbines run hotter on short hops, pistons run cooler. Also turbines & retracting gear increase...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23841

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

Any chance one of the parcel freight operators will pick up some of these? Seems the lower maintenance costs of a piston is better suited to that market than the turbine 208’s that currently dominate it. Wonder if a Diesel engine version will come once the bugs are worked out. Seems it would best o...

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by AviationAddict
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23841

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

One more question, how does the steep approach ability help Cape Air in the US? It's not really about the steep approach abilities and more about the short field performance that comes along with it. 9K currently uses a handful of BN-2 Islanders for flights to locations with short runways, such as ...

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by AviationAddict
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 628
Views: 111400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Apologies in advance as I'm sure this question has been asked and answered already: Is Phase 2 only done on aircraft that have already received Phase 1 or do some aircraft skip Phase 1 completely?

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by AviationAddict
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Noticed something today while driving across the field. Seems since southwest moved into B, the flag over B32 (the gate AA11 left from) is no longer there. Perhaps AA took it with them, or Southwest simply didn't want it anymore. Can't really fault them for not wanting to have a minor memorial to a...

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by AviationAddict
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anyone managed to catch a picture of the DL A220 at BOS? If I'm not mistaken the type operates a late-night LGA leg and then departs early the following AM, not exactly ideal spotting conditions.

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by AviationAddict
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When the 737Max returns to service what are the chances Boeing offers United a deal for a big order similar to IAG. UA has been trying to grow their domestic Mainline fleet for a couple years now , mostly through used A319s and 73Gs. An order of 150 - 200 73Max would go a long way to growing the fl...

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by AviationAddict
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When the 737Max returns to service what are the chances Boeing offers United a deal for a big order similar to IAG. UA has been trying to grow their domestic Mainline fleet for a couple years now , mostly through used A319s and 73Gs. An order of 150 - 200 73Max would go a long way to growing the fl...

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by AviationAddict
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Take this with a massive grain of salt because this is literally an "I heard from a guy who heard from a guy, etc" kind of story and I have no intention of posting this in the actual MAX thread for fear of getting shredded. But, I picked up through the grapevine that some people in the ai...

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by AviationAddict
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Take this with a massive grain of salt because this is literally an "I heard from a guy who heard from a guy, etc" kind of story and I have no intention of posting this in the actual MAX thread for fear of getting shredded. But, I picked up through the grapevine that some people in the ai...

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by AviationAddict
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Take this with a massive grain of salt because this is literally an "I heard from a guy who heard from a guy, etc" kind of story and I have no intention of posting this in the actual MAX thread for fear of getting shredded. But, I picked up through the grapevine that some people in the air...

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by AviationAddict
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 26
Views: 6005

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

No taller than most business jets are, you would think FBOs would offer covered area for loading and unloading. I can't imagine people paying that kind of money for privacy enjoy walking out in the elements. Both FBOs at PHX have large shade structures to park aircraft under for loading/unloading. ...

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by AviationAddict
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Polaris isn't the brand, United is. The folks upfront might spend the most per mile and their loyalty is important to any airline but filling the rest of the plane is what actually pays the bills. Being "friendly approachable" is one sure way (but certainly not the only way) to pull those ...

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by AviationAddict
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 18756

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Southern cant have the same pilots fly both the 400’s and 800’s same reason Alaska had tomditch there “combi” birds for pure cargo 700’s. The combi’s were steam gauges.. FAA won’t sign off on a common type for them... Seems plausible that Mesa wants in the cargo door and here is there chance.. That...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Cape Air took delivery of the first two Tecnam P2012s this past week so time to start looking for them at BOS https://www.tecnam.com/slider-home-en/cape-air-visits-tecnam-for-acceptance-of-first-two-p2012-traveller-aircraft/ I can't remember where I read this so don't take it as gospel but I believ...

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by AviationAddict
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Cape Air took delivery of the first two Tecnam P2012s this past week so time to start looking for them at BOS https://www.tecnam.com/slider-home-en/cape-air-visits-tecnam-for-acceptance-of-first-two-p2012-traveller-aircraft/ I can't remember where I read this so don't take it as gospel but I believ...

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by AviationAddict
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 18756

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Varsity1 wrote:
-400's for DHL out of CVG.

They will be on a separate operating certificate, but same seniority list.



Heard from a friend that the DHL bit has been rumored around Mesa for months now, although they didn't mention a specific aircraft type other than 737s.

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by AviationAddict
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

So we live in the 21st century and a little bit of rain shuts down numerous airports? Seriously?? Pathetic. Are you really serious? How many times have we seen planes skid off wet runways due to hydroplaning or poor braking conditions? Wind shear, downdrafts, lightning...if you want to go stand out...

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by AviationAddict
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2788

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Also turbines are expensive, so are their maintenance. In this size aircraft, a single turbine might be more competitive than a twin. But single engine ops aren't allowed everywhere. However cheap 100LL is not available everywhere, here in France it's more than twice the price of Jet A. NOT TRUE......

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by AviationAddict
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2788

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Cape Air has repeatedly stated they do not want a turbine as their primary aircraft due to the costs, complexity and the poor performance associated with quick turns. It's not uncommon for a 9K flight to be turned in 10 minutes or less and as I understand it most turbines cannot be restarted that qu...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 47
Views: 13574

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Where will they be getting that 787 from? I assume it will be secondhand too? To my knowledge there still are a few terrible teens 787 parked in the desert, is that correct? Maybe they will get one of those? In any case, this is good news for PY. A388 They'll have the 77E for a few years and by the...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 47
Views: 13574

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Where will they be getting that 787 from? I assume it will be secondhand too? To my knowledge there still are a few terrible teens 787 parked in the desert, is that correct? Maybe they will get one of those? In any case, this is good news for PY. A388 They'll have the 77E for a few years and by the...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 10737

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

The arc here is not dissimilar to cars. First iteration are all gas Then some electrification Then hybrids (see prius and the 787) Then all electric This is a huge area ripe for innovation and will eventually become mainstream. Not to get way off topic but... Electric cars are actually on their sec...

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by AviationAddict
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 10737

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I don't think Cape Air really thinks they will be flying this in 2 years. I think the P2012 is their near-term future, and this is their long term future. I think they are looking at some of the advantages of the design and technology, and realizing many of them will be advantageous to a small airl...

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by AviationAddict
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 10737

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I don't think Cape Air really thinks they will be flying this in 2 years. I think the P2012 is their near-term future, and this is their long term future. I think they are looking at some of the advantages of the design and technology, and realizing many of them will be advantageous to a small airl...

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by AviationAddict
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

FLL is scheduled to be down a runway for the remainder of the summer (through October, if I remember correctly). Maybe WN will broaden the schedule once the construction is done?

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by AviationAddict
Tue May 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd like to see Massport add LEX locations in some farther out locations. Mansfield for example. Massport is being smart in making the service more attractive. They really need something on the South Shore along Rt 3. A lot of commuters who live on the South Shore (myself included) tend to take the...

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by AviationAddict
Tue May 14, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

In a move right out of the Brad Marchand playbook, JetBlue is sending the new Bruins plane to...Raleigh this afternoon. :stirthepot: :lol: :hyper: The route is only served by 190s otherwise. Man, what a tweak. They have no issues with doing it too. This is the same airline that had some fun with it...

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by AviationAddict
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The solution is simple but the politicians don't want to be seen as being against a unionized labor like the taxi drivers even though that is a dying occupation. The simple solution is to treat ride share and taxis exactly the same by creating a FIFO holding area for rideshare cars to wait like the...

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by AviationAddict
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Governor Baker backs Logan plan for Uber-Lyft zones The governor on Wednesday endorsed the Massachusetts Port Authority’s controversial plan to ban Uber and Lyft from terminal curbs at Logan International Airport, a day before the agency’s governing board is expected to vote on the measure. The pro...

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by AviationAddict
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

We're talking TSA screenings so not taking arrivals into account. Massachusetts has a strong connection to Thanksgiving so it stands to reason that fewer people are going to be leaving the state (e.g. less TSA screenings) leading up to the holiday; although I'd reason inbound pax numbers would be up...

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by AviationAddict
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I was on the bus to the economy garage this morning when the automated recording started the Terminal E spiel as soon as we pulled away from the Terminal C curb. We arrived at E, dropped off a couple of passengers and started driving away and the recording was only 3/4s done. We were almost to UPS b...

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by AviationAddict
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Well something is up with the early flights for AA to ORD, both the 510 and 650am flights are cancelled. Thankfully right now my 5am to CLT is on time :) Looks like they also cancelled the 8:50am BOS-ORD. Looking at LGA & PHL-ORD their first 3 morning flights are cancelled also. Is there weathe...

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by AviationAddict
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Some interesting soundbites coming out of this jetBlue "all hands meeting." One that caught my eye - "Boston at some point is going to be bigger than JFK." https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1116075986888679425 Also JetBlue will be launching the A220 in boston https://twitter.co...

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by AviationAddict
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702027

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I'm guessing this has been answered a million times already and I'm just dense and forgot but, besides the P.S. 752s, are the 737MAX aircraft scheduled to replace anything or are they all for growth?

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by AviationAddict
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415743

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

1. where's the fun in that..lol 2. I still think it's an idea to entertain. Unlikely i grant you... I believe a re-do of that whole area is the last piece that Massport can potentially do to expand on the existing footprint, given the waste of time 14/32 is you could move things significantly over ...

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