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by cloudboy
Wed May 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86855

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I'm in that video (not saying who). I think it will do well - IF they cqn get it to return on time. If I don't end up getting into ORH until 1am every evening I won't be taking it. That Fire Engine on the left - I think it throws out more smoke than any fire would! It's been a bit of a mixed bag so...

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by cloudboy
Tue May 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walt Disney World had an airport?
Replies: 30
Views: 8285

Re: Walt Disney World had an airport?

The airport never really caught on. Epcot was always in the plans, but the plans themselves were very fluid at the time. While never really talked about, I think the big fear with the STOL port was that there would be too much risk of an incident which would cause lots of bad publicity. While it too...

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by cloudboy
Mon May 07, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86855

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

If you were in the terminal Thursday morning, you were involved in at least one interview or video recording, if not several. I think there was more press than passengers!

But 1:08am - ouch! That is not good when the first three days are consistently late.

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by cloudboy
Mon May 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86855

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I'm in that video (not saying who). I think it will do well - IF they cqn get it to return on time. If I don't end up getting into ORH until 1am every evening I won't be taking it.

That Fire Engine on the left - I think it throws out more smoke than any fire would!

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by cloudboy
Mon May 07, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walt Disney World had an airport?
Replies: 30
Views: 8285

Re: Walt Disney World had an airport?

You used to be able to drive on it for a while. They had tested out this idea using rumble strips that would supposedly play the tune of "when you wish upon a star", but it didn't really work. The airfield was not well placed, and I think they realized some kind of aviation incident would ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity
Replies: 27
Views: 3958

Re: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity

Keep in mind that from PVD you can take the train very easily into NYC, while from BDL you have to make a connection. They are going to start a shuttle between Springfield and New Haven, which will allow a connection to NYC and may put a serious dent in UA's EWR flights.

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10526

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

Does Rectrix use Cat III on any of their jets?

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by cloudboy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10526

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

http://www.telegram.com/news/20180411/w ... es-flights
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From today's Telegram - Cat III supposedly has nothing to do with American starting service to ORH.
http://www.telegram.com/news/20180411/w ... es-flights

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by cloudboy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10526

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

Access is a real issue. BOS, PVD, MHT, all have spent billions over he last decade improving airport access. You may not mind city streets and GPS but most people do. Well said. I would also note this is the same issue HVN also faces. Not really the same. HVN lacks direct access to a major highway,...

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by cloudboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10526

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

Looks like it is American. Will be interesting to see how this does for Worcester now that they have Cat III. http://www.telegram.com/news/20180409/american-airlines-will-fly-out-of-worcester-regional-airport. Doesn't give the time of the flights. It was quoted in your link: "Flights will be s...

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by cloudboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10526

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

I'm confused. I thought it was PHL to ORH in teh evening, then ORH to PHL in the morning. So overnighting in ORH.

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by cloudboy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 10526

American to start ORH to PHL

http://www.telegram.com/news/20180409/a ... al-airport. Doesn't give the time of the flights.
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Looks like it is American. Will be interesting to see how this does for Worcester now that they have Cat III.

http://www.telegram.com/news/20180409/a ... al-airport. Doesn't give the time of the flights.

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by cloudboy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86855

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Has to be DL to DTW if you ask me.... unless they want to bark up B6's tree to JFK? I wouldn't be surprised if AA or DL decided to fly ORH to LGA. It would still give them some connecting flights, but strategically they would try and capitalize on the business market between the Boston west suburbs...

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by cloudboy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 86855

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

If its a major airline like described in the article I would guess United Express if it's a small airline, could Cape Air be a possibility? Good for ORH though, it's been growing pretty well recently. I hope its more than Cape air, too small of an operation to make a difference in the airports attr...

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by cloudboy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 11365

Re: What airline had the first Website?

Just a point of clarification, Website infers being on the World Wide Web, which exists on teh Internet, but the Internet itself is more than just www. Many airlines had presences that were not websites, often on online services such as Prodigy, Compuserve or AOL. Are we asking what was the first ai...

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by cloudboy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 12826

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

The airplane manufacturers want passengers to like their planes - enough to prefer them and thus drive airlines to purchase their products. Airline son teh other hand are simply looking to maximize revenue and want passengers to be as plane model agnostic as they can, so they can use whatever fits b...

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by cloudboy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 12379

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

My brother just called - they returned today on the DY flight from Guadaloupe to Providence. They tried to land at PVD but couldn't, couldn't land at Boston, so are now sitting on the ground at BDL waiting for immigration to be able top process them. They are working on a bus to get them all back to...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 10220

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Eventually airlines are just going to have to start using fewer, larger, planes.

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by cloudboy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 246701

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I know airlines target business travelers, but I think the BHX market really needs to work on increasing the tourist base. No one on the US side ever thinks of Birmingham, and I think a good advertising program on Birmingham and the region would do a lot to bring in more passengers.

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by cloudboy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 10775

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

I think one error is that air travel may NOT continue to grow. Personally I don't think we are going to see huge increases in air travel as airlines continue to target an ever increasingly specific market - the frequent, big spend business traveler. As in many cases air travel is something of an oli...

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by cloudboy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 starts ORH-JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: B6 starts ORH-JFK

I don't know. Unlike dvincent I AM old enough to remember the old terminal and all the flights Worcester used to have (thanks for making me feel so old!). Worcester never really had a problem with enough passengers - the flights I used to take were often pretty full. The problem was cancellations - ...

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by cloudboy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 starts ORH-JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: B6 starts ORH-JFK

I believe they are technically accessible, or certainly were at one point. Right now they are used by Rectrix for their Hyannis flight which does not go through security, so I am not sure what would need to be done to them, but I don't think significantly much.

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by cloudboy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 starts ORH-JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: B6 starts ORH-JFK

The extremely early departure/late arrival may be a bit of a detriment, but if they keep the fares somewhat low, I think it will do really well. I live in the Worcester area. It costs me on average $80 to $100 or more to get to Logan and back when you factor in parking, gas, and tolls. And it takes ...

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by cloudboy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN) - 2017
Replies: 174
Views: 18349

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)

Flight from JFK to ORH starts the 3rd, again crazy $24 one way!, first flight from ORH is the 4th. Plane looks like it will overnight here. Leaves at 6:30 AM, which is a bit early for my tastes, but would basically allow a full day in NYC without having to stay overnight. If they could keep those $2...

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by cloudboy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I love how they had one restaurant and one coffee shop per terminal.

I have no idea how you could pull it off without swing space, but would rebuilding terminal C into something like B give the airport the gates it needs?

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by cloudboy
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Wow - great photos - thanks!

OK, I think that that must have been while they were constructing the new B concourse. If you check out Historicaerials.com and look at the 1971 aerial view (unfortunately you cant make a direct link to that view) you can see how the old concourse looked.

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by cloudboy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Looking at that terminal map... I know that pre-1974 or 5 what is now terminal B was more likle terminal C, except much smaller. But didn't it have piers jutting out like terminal C did? Or is this just some interim layout. That is going back to my early childhood so I may be mixing up memories. I r...

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by cloudboy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 6599

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Am I the only person who gets bothered by this "bribery" culture? I know where I work, and in many other places, that such a thing is against ethics as it is considered a "bribe" for services. Do you also get a gift for the check-in counter? The hotel clerk? The cashier at the st...

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by cloudboy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 88
Views: 90524

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Fundamental shift in air travel. This one will be big. It will take a while to get of f the ground, as I think they need to get big enough fast, but I see a huge change in the air travel market. This will really start appealing to the Travelocities and Google Flights and Kayaks and other online sour...

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by cloudboy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jets as Accomodations
Replies: 14
Views: 5376

Private Jets as Accomodations

LArger private jets often have bedrooms on board. Are these designed for use on the ground as well as in the air, or are they strictly for use while flying?

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by cloudboy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?
Replies: 17
Views: 2320

Re: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?

The "official" Boeing video would pop up for me on Youtube.com EVERY time, UNTIL the one time I want it and now I can't find it! But here is someone else who posted it. I don't know how far they got with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYAppQ26E2w. Does anyone know how many economy bed...

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by cloudboy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often are airlines operating flights with small load factors?
Replies: 34
Views: 8065

Re: Small Load Factor

I just wish there was a way to know these flights in advance. I love to travel and would love to be able to take last minute short trips. But I can't do flights more than an hour or so in standard width seats when you have an absolutely full plane. If I knew that there was a very high chance of at l...

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by cloudboy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 11156

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Im curious as to why it is so popular on this forum that AS have an East Coast hub? Because like most of the general public many here are desperate to have another realistic option to the big three which continue to devolve. Most people can pretty plainly see that the key to improving our airlines ...

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by cloudboy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Suites and Flight Attendant View Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Suites and Flight Attendant View Lines

I know that regulations call for flight attendants to be able to see a certain portion of the passengers while seated during takeoff and landing. How does this work with first class suites? Is there a seperate regulation for those?

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by cloudboy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trump Shuttle Cabin Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 4021

Trump Shuttle Cabin Photos

I have done lots of searches, but have not found anything. Does anyone have any photos of the Trump shuttle cabins?

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by cloudboy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Speaking of the D gates, does anybody happen to have any photos of the area back when it was considered Terminal D? I remember not long ago when you could see where counters used to be downstairs near where the Terminal C Logan Express pickup is. How did passengers access gates from that area? Depe...

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by cloudboy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Hold on a minute - you're comparing the MBTA (which is our commuter rail network) to Atlanta's MARTA which is a subway. That's not a fair comparison. Why not compare the T to MARTA? The T starts running at 5:30-5:45 every morning, with slower frequency on weekends. The Atlanta metro area is much la...

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by cloudboy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Keep in mind that the original discussion about transit revolved around early morning departures (and I will add - late evening arrivals), I live on the Worcester line. Frequency is packed around the morning commute in and the evening commute out. Trains are packed, lack of luggage space. Delays are...

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by cloudboy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

You can't take the MBTA for a flight out of Logan at 8am?! Ummm, where are you coming from. The T starts running at 5:45am. If you factor being there an hour early at 7am what's the problem? There's only 1 international flight that might be an issue and that's BA's BOS-LHR at 8am. But domestic woul...

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by cloudboy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN) - 2017
Replies: 174
Views: 18349

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BVT/HVN)

Worcester Airport (ORH) has a yearly neighborhood meeting to update the local community on happenings at the airport. The full article is here http://www.telegram.com/news/20171018/director-says-worcester-airport-ready-for-takeoff, but a few key points: 1. Cat. III Instrument Landing system is sched...

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by cloudboy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8968

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

I am glad they are making an effort to give attention to the economy passenger, and hopefully that does not get lost in all of this. the problem I think is with how Delta presents this, and I am hoping this is more a factor of a runaway marketing department than it is with company philosophy. To mak...

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by cloudboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 12007

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

I am sure this has been discussed in another thread, but would it be [possible for QF to basically contract out the aircraft to a partner, say AA, who could then either operate it themselves, or contract the flying to QF even, for a flight to JFK or MIA? Agreed it is a lot of lift, but it might be m...

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by cloudboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Did I miss the formal announcement of B6 entering ORH-JFK? I believe they announced their intent earlier this year, but never announced a start date or schedule as they are awaiting the CAT III certification. I didn't attend, but I believe that this was really a marketing kick-off event. I am expec...

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by cloudboy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I think part of the reality is that while we all love direct flights, and business flyers supposedly crave direct flights, most of the time they end connecting because it is cheaper. Throw in larger planes, especially if you can get a wide-body in there, and sometimes that's enough to make up for th...

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by cloudboy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Are there stats for BOS to FLL and MCO? It would be interesting to compare them to ORH.

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by cloudboy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 16011

Re: Midwest Express 2017

I'll give this one a lot more of a chance of success than most others. They at least are identifying an under served market. There may be more people clamoring for low cost air fare, but there are an awful lot of airlines operating in that arena. Right now there are very few airlines offering a dece...

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by cloudboy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NON-LCC startups
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

New NON-LCC startups

I was thinking about this. In the last 5-10 years, has there been any start-up airlines besides single market luxury airlines that was NOT based on the LCC or ULCC model?

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by cloudboy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181519

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The simple reason why MHT never gets off the ground, and rail service to NH never gets off the ground, is that NH residents, by and large, really want little to do with Massachusetts. And in many ways I think a lot of people in Mass think the same way. You can do all the studies you want. You can po...

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by cloudboy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BDL a great option for Condor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: Is BDL a great option for Condor?

Here's what I see about BDL - If you look at it purely from a map perspective it looks like it is in the middle of nowhere. But when you think about the market around it - it is a pretty easy drive from a significant portion of the very affluent southern CT market. A lot easier than trying to drive ...

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