Wow. :shock: I myself am not Jewish, but I did attend Brandeis, so have some Judaism-related knowledge. I believe some of these passengers -- particularly the men who refuse to sit next to women -- are "shomer negiah," a concept of Jewish law which means that they do not touch members of ...Jump to post
Biggest news seemed to be that they were landing on the 19s rather than the 28s.Jump to post
767s? I am skeptical. I was on Delta 757s in the early 90s - maybe out of BOS? That may even have continued to BGR. The Delta route network is very different today. The late 80s and early 90s saw big offloads from DC-9s and 737-200s on hot days (what few there were) out of PWM. Yeah I was quite ske...Jump to post
LOL. Including me. Same if it’s AF / CDG. The 380 is the one modern plane that I haven’t yet flown on. This should improve my chances. That would be quite the surprise. IIRC they don’t have many A380s as it is and with DY getting in on the route I can’t imagine load factors would warrant it (both n...Jump to post
From lengthening its runway to landing LCC service through B6 and WN, PWM has definitely made great strides in recent years. However, its infrastructure does not lend itself well to large aircraft. I do not believe the VC-25 has not visited PWM as AF1; they usually send the C-32 to PWM or the VC-25 ...Jump to post
Anecdotally I've read from a BA A380 Captain that BOS is a tough airport to maneuver around. So it's more than getting gates ready. I don't think demand at Logan can support one A380 plus a 77W. That's too many seats. But one A380 makes sense, and add a smaller plane for the 2nd once they get them....Jump to post
FGITD wrote:Regarding the second 380.... Let's just say there is one a380 equipped carrier that has a tendency to make last minute schedule changes, and has plenty of 380s.
Would taking away one frequency to deploy the whale on LHR–JFK be really that bad on yields? I understand that we are talking about a premium heavy O + D market, but I can’t help but think that the novelty factor of being the only carrier to fly the A380 on the biggest TATL market might help (then a...Jump to post
While this question seems to have been answered, it is interesting that the 744 in particular has the audible "bang" when rotating. I've flown on a number of other heavies -- 763, 772, 788, 789, A332, A333, and A380 -- and have not heard the bang in the same way I have on the 744. I rememb...Jump to post
Looking at Twitter this morning, I saw a Tweet saying that LHR would be using 09L for both takeoffs and landings for around a half-hour in order to clear snow from 09R. As a USA-based spotter with a particular interest in LHR ops, I know that this is quite a rare phenomenon, and was prohibited (exce...Jump to post
Cush wrote:Maybe you just need more realistic expectations and not your millennial emotions. lol.
chrisnh wrote:I guess because EK has so many planes they can turn more on a dime than others can.
Thank you. Somebody has some real fancy software :) BOS is just going to miss the list this year :( Certainly seems that way. The question is how much larger can it grow in 2018? While BOS' projected counts for '17 are above the 2016 ACI #50 (DOH), based on the trends, the #s for the #50 ACI airpor...Jump to post
With this schedule is BA going to require 2 gates? It looks like Flights 202 and 214 will be on the ground together based off the schedule (BA215 arrives at 21:00) and Flights 214 and 238 will be too (BA239 arrives at 22:15 and is RON). Will they use E12 and E11? At that hour I'd expect EK and LH t...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:And the conservatives are digging this governmental interference in the business of a private company?
My bad, I thought he meant the 4th A380 flight. Ah, I see what you mean. Last year on A380 days (Sun, Mon, Fri) there were three flights: 238/239 was a 777, 212/213 was an A380, and 202/203 was a 744. This summer, 214/215 has been added, and -- on A380 days -- 202/203 has gone from 744 to 777 (givi...Jump to post
When is the fourth flight? In terms of BOS departures for this coming spring/summer, where 1 is Monday and 7 is Sunday: BA238 - usually around 7:40 (777, not sure if E or W - 1234567) BA212 - usually around 19:15 (A380 1,5,7 / 744 2,3,4,6) BA202 - usually around 21:40 (777, not sure if E or W - 123...Jump to post
I also think we'd have heard by now, but EK announced a June resumption for Houston just last week. So I wouldn't abandon hope yet. Like I said earlier, the CEO of EK has been chattering about resuming the lost service in the U.S. Aside from Houston we've seen the Florida upgrades as well. I think ...Jump to post
With regards to the whispers about a second A380 coming this summer, I am somewhat skeptical. It would be awesome, but I feel like something would have been announced by now...aren't summer schedules usually out by now? I may be totally off base, but we did already know about BA bringing the A380 la...Jump to post
I really hope not. I very much understand the business rationale behind basic economy -- get people to pay more for the same service -- and why it would perhaps behoove jetBlue to follow suit, as well as that it's only the lowest fares affected, but I really appreciate B6 over the big three because ...Jump to post
In other Team USA news, USA X-C Ski gold medalists Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall are aboard another Delta flight, DL26 from ICN to ATL. According to an article from a USA Today reporter , Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the flight as well, and -- as the FAs passed out complimentary champagne -- the cap...Jump to post
This happened to me at BOS once and it was a shocking way to learn that these are normal operations to say the least. While there are a number of different BOS configurations that have simultaneous intersecting landings (including 27/33L), there are also LAHSO operations for 27/22L (27 holds short ...Jump to post
enilria wrote:If the seats were available they should have done it for PR value if nothing else. If the seats were full then understandable.
Back to the BA morning BOS-LHR flight: it has certainly been interesting to see the 744 going in the morning as BA238 as it has this winter. As my username might indicate, I tend to watch a fair number of 33L departures from my neighborhood in Cambridge, although the username was created when I live...Jump to post
So, DL suspends the employee, but the customer is wrong and "deserved it"? :rotfl: Airliners.net defends the indefensible again. Am I surprised? :shakehead: Agreed. I think he probably deserved some form of retribution, but I think profanity shows a lack of professionalism and a loss of c...Jump to post
I was in NYC on January 15 and 16. I flew into and out of LGA, and saw Trump's 757 sitting on the business jet pad on the western side of the airport, not too far from the intersection of runways 13 and 22. That was the first time I ever saw it. I had the same experience in November. Landed Runway ...Jump to post
Appears to be SCL-LHR. Thought SIN-LHR might be up there, but it is 500 miles shorter.
I had my first experience in a Mint configured B6 A321 recently and I have to say it was significantly better than the A320s and E190s (I had a connection later in the day on one of the A320s and it was almost like flying on two separate airlines). I wasn't actually in Mint (or even Y+ for that mat...Jump to post
Norwegian Airlines official sound identity – Inflight Experience The core of Norwegian’s audio branding - the musical track “Northern Colours” - has been composed and produced by Joel Krozer, with string and orchestral arrangements by Robin Mullarkey. The live instrumentation and voices were record...Jump to post
Actually the 321 did come in. Was parked at e6 and appears to be overnighting for some reason Interesting...I passed by E6 (I had some extra time, so figured I’d take a look to see if I could find the 321) and I believe the Qatar A359 was there. Looked at FlightAware and didn’t see anything other t...Jump to post
It'll be interesting to see how MT and VS plays out at MAN-BOS. Overall weekly rotations few about right at 4/5, but it's not quite the same as having a service 5 days of the week! Perhaps one of them will get the upper hand or the market will grow to permit additional rotations from S19. Getting t...Jump to post
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. 100% agree. Whe...Jump to post
With BOS overtaking MSP, it will be interesting to see if BOS breaks into the ACI global top 50 in terms of passenger traffic. MSP was #49 last year, BOS #53 globally, and I believe it was #51 the year before. Last year's #50 was DOH at 37.283 million passengers.Jump to post
Sort of on topic question, but this question doesn't warrant its own thread: what is the B6 BOS-LGA service like? I know that upon launch, they had free beer/wine, free bagels upon boarding, and you could get free coffee in the terminal with your boarding pass, but did these perks survive until tod...Jump to post
Dieuwer wrote:With the exception of LHR, all routes to Europe are "monopolies." (LGW is not really a biz airport and AA pulled out CDG).
Pardon my ignorance but appreciate any insights. The furthest air miles flown by B6 I believe is BOS-LAX at 2611 miles; BOS-DUB air miles is 2993 miles which is only approx. 350 air miles more than BOS-LAX. Wouldn't the existing A321 that they use today not be used for just 350 more air miles? Or i...Jump to post
Does DL website really cite BOS as their hub? If you look at the website, DL lists the word "hubs and key business market". The Delta in-flight magazine airport map does not show BOS as their hub although I have seen websites list BOS as a hub. I was quite surprised to see it called a &qu...Jump to post
We keep hearing this and of course we forget that it already is a hub for 2 different airlines, maybe even 3. The World doesn't end at the U.S. border. It's not ideal and it will never be very large, but it already is a hub. Hmmm . . . If you consider a hub to be any airport with one airline having...Jump to post
But that's UAs whole point, isn't it? Create a fare that can be advertised as equal to the ULCCs, but make it annoying enough that the majority of passengers pay for the next bucket up. It is, and I get that, but the last part of my response which you left out was that I ended up not flying UA at a...Jump to post
What I don't get with these basic economy fares is what's the issue with allowing you to book your seat in advance for a fee a la Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant? Agreed. This right here is the UA/AA/DL Basic Economy dealbreaker for me -- if I was able, I would happily pay the extra to reserve a wi...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:I wish I had the Photoshop skills to draw a dinosaur in a primordial forest looking up at a A340-600 passing by overhead...
It doesn't matter anymore - DY wisely wants as little connecting traffic as possible or put the onus on Gatwickconnects instead. I think the latter is probably the biggest part of it. When looking at the whole of Europe, geographically speaking LGW is the ideal place to have those connections come ...Jump to post
I think the customer base is exactly the same. The O&D market between Boston and CPH or OSL is very tiny which means that both airlines are in it for the Boston-Europe connecting traffic. Both airlines offer similar fares. DY is not cheap. In fact I have never seen a ticket on DY that is cheape...Jump to post
On the one hand, I am surprised that B6 has not come into MHT. Then again, I don't see a huge draw. MHT is about the same sized city as PWM, 75 miles east. LCC's arriving at PWM didn't kill MHT, but when it become the same price or less to fly from PWM, many traveler's in the greater Portland area a...Jump to post
The BA 744 was my first aviation "love," and I'm very fortunate to have flown on it three times and lived in a place where I could see it from my bedroom. It won't be fun to see it go, but pretty incredible to think that -- at a point where many airlines have retired their 744s altogether ...Jump to post
I’m pretty sure that BA charges more for customers in the US to fly a round trip to LHR than those orginating at LHR flying a round trip to the same U.S. destination. At least when I compared the prices on Google flights they were different (even considering the USD to GBP exchange rate.)Jump to post