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by ChrisNH38
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

BA adding a second daily, starting in November. A 787-9 will complement the existing A350-1000. Like all things of this nature, I’ll believe it when I see it. But on the other hand, BA must have some forward-looking metrics prompting them to do this.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16475

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

There have been many days during this pandemic where two back-to-back cargo 757s plus a 767 passenger flight have been coming to Boston.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 888
Views: 87715

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

AA keeps pushing back the resumption of BOS-LAX service, so a lot of that flow will come through PHL. That is happening to me on November 4; my booked BOS-LAX-BOS round trip has turned into a BOS-PHL-LAX-PHL-BOS journey. I'm surprised its not pushed through JFK but I guess PHL is cheaper to push th...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 888
Views: 87715

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

AA keeps pushing back the resumption of BOS-LAX service, so a lot of that flow will come through PHL. That is happening to me on November 4; my booked BOS-LAX-BOS round trip has turned into a BOS-PHL-LAX-PHL-BOS journey.

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 655
Views: 119246

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I was on N779JB from Boston to Savannah recently ('Bluerica') and it was immaculately new.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 263
Views: 31610

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

BOS is supposedly going up to an A330 of some sort, starting tomorrow. So someone is seeing something.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 65
Views: 8288

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

I’ll never forget pulling into Boston’s North Station on the commuter rail and seeing AA11 pass over the Bunker Hill monument and then over me as I walked along the train platform.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 465
Views: 116050

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

No sign of Boston coming back; CX did so well there...I thought.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 767 Emergency Landing in HNL
Replies: 9
Views: 4805

Re: Atlas Air 767 Emergency Landing in HNL

Miami Rick, where art thou?

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1452
Views: 177563

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Where besides BDL do these planes serve in New England? There are distribution centers seemingly surrounding MHT (most still in development) so that would seem to be a natural.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

It appears as though Hainan hasn’t given up on a Boston altogether, according to the OAG thread today.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25695

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Ishrion wrote:
Spetsnaz55 wrote:
How old was the plane?


N164FE 3.3 years old


N164FE is up here in Manchester, NH at the moment. 146 is the incident plane.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9018

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Another curiosity is that I think it stays in BGR till Sunday.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229115

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I got an e-mail saying my BOS-SAV flight switched from an E-190 to A320. Is this the first time the route has used the A320?

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Dieuwer wrote:
At the rate DL is cutting BOS, you wonder if they need the A-satellite ever again.


I always thought DL’s buildup in BOS was built on soft sand. I’m sure the folks at AA and UA believed so.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if the days of multiple BA flights are over, and if they are we will get one A380 through the year.

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic flights between US and UK in the Post Covid-19
Replies: 13
Views: 3297

Re: Transatlantic flights between US and UK in the Post Covid-19

If BA can’t manage the 4x LHR-BOS flights (and they probably can’t), what happens to the slots?

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229115

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

LGB is groveling for more service in the wake of this, but officials there are so antagonist and adversarial to airlines that any pleas will fall on (literally) deaf ears.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11280

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

I thought FedEx lost the USPS contract

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14202

Re: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft

I never thought BOS did well enough to come back. It was nearly always a 788 and loads were horrendous. With these cuts, BOS would probably go up to a 789, which seems way too optimistic.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11280

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
KPWM plane was for LL Bean nightly, if you’ve heard of the company.

They use UPS and USPS, but thanks anyway.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11280

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

Portland, Maine gets a FedEx A300, which is more plane than that station needs (I think). So when it comes south near places like MHT, BOS, BDL, PIT, etc. it can drop into any of them and handle a need at any of those places. Not sure if that PWM plane is a ‘sweep’ flight, though.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I suppose the multiple "A380 E Gates" are white elephants now? They never should have been built in the first place - rather 3 wide-body gates with dual jet bridges for 744/77W, etc. Really, apart from JFK and LAX, cities like Miami, Boston and Washington shouldn't have spent the money on...

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 106606

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

I hope JetBlue runs WN right out of Boston. At Logan, WN is the decidedly ‘weak’ one. Do unto others...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

EK apparently scrapping July startup and instead pushing it to 1 August with daily 777s. Then, September 1 the A380.

The obligatory grains of salt included.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21558

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Hopefully BOS returns. That was a solid performer for TK.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23155

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

People talk about these ‘5th Freedom’ flights as though they’re some big thing. How many of them are there?

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by ChrisNH38
Wed May 27, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 393
Views: 58954

Re: British Airways route updates

July 1, the schedules show (2) 777s and one A380 for Boston. For all intents and purposes, that’s about one month away. So if they are selling these flights that close-in, I have to believe they intend to run them.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue May 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Dieuwer wrote:
I have noticed that EK has scheduled the A380 for Boston. Do they expect that quick of a rebound in demand?

With QR not showing any signs of coming back nearly as quickly, EK has the Middle East to itself. That might be some (or all) of it.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun May 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23155

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

scbriml wrote:
LightChop2Chop wrote:
Think of all these airports that spent billions to get 380 ready. What a waste


Which airports spent billions to get A380s?


I think he means collectively speaking.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat May 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229115

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

The Canadian government will throw up any obstacle it can to prevent JetBlue from taking advantage of a massively weakened AC.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu May 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229115

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

“Never let a crisis go to waste.” A horrible sentiment, but it is one that JetBlue will likely heed as it launches flights from Boston to somewhere in London in 2021. The number of seats in the market even by late 2021 won’t be what they were in 2019, and there is possible reason to believe that dem...

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by ChrisNH38
Sat May 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?
Replies: 25
Views: 3885

Re: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?

This whole thing seems as Ill-conceived as the RAM service to Casablanca was.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat May 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?
Replies: 41
Views: 5065

Re: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?

It’s not likely that BOS gets everything back after this. Hainan’s double-daily to Beijing and Shanghai show no signs of returning. Crickets from JAL; Qatar, too. EK says they’ll come back with the A380 July 1 but no one is holding their breath on that. Education is a big market driver for BOS and i...

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 526
Views: 70297

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Air Canada 77W YYZ-BOS-YYZ continued tonight. Not sure if this is the end of it, though.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615862

Re: United plans tag routes

The whole northeast is absent from this kind of flying. By design, or have they just not filled that area in?

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Everything is a moving target. EK has pushed start of A380 service from 1 June to 1 July.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

FLL is starting back up Sept 1; MCO July 1. So at least for a bit, EK can interline with JetBlue at BOS, which will fill the A380 up even more. Colleges and universities desperately want students back, so that’s something to watch going into the summer months.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Yeah, it sure seems like EK is reading some pretty bullish tea leaves that no one else is.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Isn’t that borderline illegal, to allow customers to ‘buy’ seats on flights an airline knows it won’t run?

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 526
Views: 70297

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

FedEx will fly a MD-11 from Anchorage to Manchester, NH tomorrow. Local inventor Dean Kamen (the SEGWAY) is good friends with FE’s Smith and arranged a shipment of COVID-19 masks.

Flight number 9731.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32501

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

FedEx will be flying an MD-11 from Anchorage to Manchester, likely full of COVID-19 masks, this Sunday. After offloading it will head down to MEM. This is being arranged for by inventor Dean Kamen, who’s good friends with FE’s Smith. Flight number is 9731.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229115

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

What is the likelihood that JetBlue shelves or at least postpones Europe plans? I’m thinking Airbus’ woes will make that inevitable.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 143075

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting to see JAL using their ‘Regional’ 789s to Boston. JA872J yesterday, 875 today. These planes rarely if ever find their way to the U.S.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 270552

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Quite peculiar seeing 777s back and forth BOS-MIA on several days recently.

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