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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82271

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

Speaking of poor access to ORH, I'm reminded of the decade+ that it took to get the bridge and highway over the Merrimack River to MHT. One culprit was a nesting pair of eagles along the river precisely where they wanted to build the bridge. The obvious irony not lost on anyone here was this: MHT ha...

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I recall the days when DL served DFW with L-1011s, 767s, and 757s. Now we're wondering whether they can make a go of it with ONE A220 :hyper:

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I don't think I can recall ANY route by ANY airline being announced this far in advance...even a marquee one (which this obviously isn't).

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13835

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Right, but 18 months is meaningless to JetBlue. They’ll barely be ready to actually launch flights within the next 30 months...at best. Look at the delays WN is undergoing with ETOPS...and they already have their planes.

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13835

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

One of the issues that plays into this is the global economy. Some are saying things are cooling already, and by the time this magical year 2020 arrives the bloom may be off the rose. I’ve got more miles on B6 than DL and would love to see them broaden their footprint locally. But the whole gate ava...

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by chrisnh
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82271

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

Although people like to equate the two, I see Allegiant as a carrier held together with duct tape. I see Frontier as more established, with newer planes and more routes.

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

EK beats everyone everywhere but still nothing beyond occasional chatter about that unicorn-like 2nd Daily.

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by chrisnh
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 763 parked at MCO
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: DL 763 parked at MCO

If they wanted to tweak B6—a carrier they’re battling for BOS supremacy—they’d send it up there and back.

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82271

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

Great points made about WN and MHT. I never really got their insistence in going to BOS. What they therefore insisted upon was a tougher competitive environment and longer taxi and wait times. Both of which impact yields and their ‘legendary’ 20-minute turn times. They are fighting issues at Logan t...

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Pan Am also had a crash at Logan; a cargo 707 that tried to make an emergency landing and didn’t quite make it.

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ght=Boston
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Qatar's change to the 77W will last until March 29, not just through the end of January as Routes Online originally stated here:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ght=Boston

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by chrisnh
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 4056

Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?

I don’t know how many of these Cuban routes can be described as successful, but it seems as though the optimism was way over-subscribed. Boston just started today, and I don’t even think THAT will be around this time next year.

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

For Boston, Amazon was one of those ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ scenarios, much like the Olympics or the IndyCar race. Boston doesn’t really have a rallying mentality to see things of this scope through. Neighborhoods fight other neighborhoods, the city and state squabble, and unions have their p...

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

This morning I took DL 994 from Boston to Minneapolis, using 737-800 N3751B. Nothing remarkable about that by any means, but something about it was: the plane had just been ferried in from Green Bay after it had flown PVD-Green Bay with the Green Bay Packers. I’m sure the entire team didn’t fit on m...

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by chrisnh
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154704

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Boston can’t help but get whacked. I can’t see the merged carrier retaining all those flights.

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

adamh8297 wrote:

I'm surprised they are tentatively planning to do only 3 weekly in winter.


Me, too. It's not as though they're trying to fill a 747 or a 77W. And besides, business travelers don't make a distinction between 'summer' and 'winter' like leisure folks do.

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 5764

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

I wish AA would consider picking up the dormant MHT-ORD route since UA abandoned it recently. The market is there...always has been. I realize the idea is to push as much traffic down to Logan, only 50 miles to the south. But BOS is getting squeezed, and the conga lines there to reach the runway are...

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 16263

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

JFK, BOS, IAD, RUH and SEA are 5 of the stations expected to be served by the 787-10.. I don't know how many other U.S. stations have seen every one of BA's long-haul jets, but BOS comes close. Never seen the 788 or 763 in Boston but all the others have gone through there at one time or another I t...

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is DL’s long term strategy in BOS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2210

Re: What is DL’s long term strategy in BOS?

I know there’s not a lot of money to be made trans-PAC, but there should be SOME route out of Boston where DL could deploy an A350. Not everyone is content to just be funneled through DTW.

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I’m not sure whether this is the first appearance of it, but El Al is sending the 777 to Boston with an arrival time of around 0500 tomorrow morning.

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by chrisnh
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LH 380 Stuck in BOS
Replies: 1
Views: 3069

LH 380 Stuck in BOS

LH 401 was out of JFK and got near Nova Scotia before looping around and into Boston. According to the audio, it was first a crew medical emergency but also a #2 engine oil problem. I don’t know how or even if the two were related. But the plane sits at Logan on a hard stand now.

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by chrisnh
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 23179

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

What are the U.S. cities WOW should hold onto?

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82271

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

Southwest then has less competition and jacks up prices (no longer a low-cost airline, at least definitely not out of MHT), which only drives more leakage to BOS. It is a troubling trend here at MHT, and even the most pessimistic among us felt things would turn around long ago. But as far as Southw...

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9753

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

The plane “made a rapid drop to the ground.” Ooooooo! That sounds hyperbolic!

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by chrisnh
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28515

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Did I read correctly that EI would introduce its new branding in Boston (????). I’m sure I must have read or heard it wrong.

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32820

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

My wife and I along with my two sisters just got back from a reconnaissance mission to the southern Gulf Coast of Florida where we spent the time asking ourselves, "Could we live here?" Coming from New England (NH, MA) we realize it's just too hot and humid there, plus the "A Florida ...

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82271

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

Lots of doom and gloom written about MHT. That said, I think AA is actually growing at MHT. There is no reason UA shouldn't be, except for themselves. They don't have a focus city at BOS and little reason to want to send MHT flyers there because they may defect to other airlines. That was my point:...

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82271

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

DL and B6 both want to fortify BOS, which means minimal service from DL and zero for B6 at MHT. it’s too bad for a nice airport. But AA is a carrier that has no such affinity for BOS, and does have good service at MHT. I said at the time UA pulled its MHT-ORD route that AA was probably in the best p...

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

As has been mentioned a few times before (even by BA pilots), maneuvering the A380 at BOS is tricky, especially at the E9-12 area. I was on a BA A380 flight in early May 2017, and after pushback we waited for about 55 minutes before taxiing. The captain explained that the new A380 gates are positio...

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does BA push theirs off the gate once it empties? I guess if BA does, is there room enough for EK to do likewise...

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82271

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

PWM always was a seasonal station from the first day B6 arrived. I also don’t see any equivalencies between Frontier coming and B6 going. They’re two separate things. I do agree, though, with the sentiment that this lessens the likelihood of MHT for B6. The focus ought to be on convincing AA to pick...

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by chrisnh
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

What became of the chattering about KLM changing their aircraft type next summer?

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone have an idea as to why QR is doing this just for December and January? It can't really signal a trend, or else they'd switch to the 77W and keep it there. But they aren't.

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Yeah, all very good points. The BA A380 driver on Twitter says as much about Boston. One does get the sense, though, that the ME airlines are showing renewed vigor at BOS (including El Al). But flying in the face of that is the Dubai runway project and what EK will do to balance things out.

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Although, one thing we know about EK is their willingness to turn on a dime, making aircraft changes weeks out when the rest of the world makes them months out. If EK made an A380 move commencing this winter it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Dieuwer wrote:
Still waiting for the illustrious A380 EK promised us.


Massport: "No, you can't keep it at the gate all day long."

Emirates: "Then you'll look stupid for building A380 gates that barely get used because ours won't be one of them."

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by chrisnh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Only anecdotal, but these are the 777-300ER's that QR uses to Montreal: A7-BEF, BAL, BAS, BAT, BAV, BAW, BAX, BAY, BAZ.

All are 412-seat planes except for BEF, which is a 358-seat version.

At JFK they use a smaller-capacity 77W, but they've also got 2x daily whereas YUL has only got the one.

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

And guess what's happening tomorrow...big B6 meeting. DL might be laughing at the demise of Primera, but so is JetBlue.

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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 18972

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

I know it’s been discussed to death ever since DL opened their A terminal at BOS. But is the whole customs/immigration setup there a dead issue? It seems to me that with the situation at E poised to get a lot worse before it gets better, Massport would be eager to help their own cause by allowing DL...

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by chrisnh
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9765

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

Sitting around while other airlines give it a go TATL is a double-edged sword. The first-movers show you where the failures are. But they also show you where the successes are. Boston’s Terminal E is a nightmare and will get worse before it gets better. There’s no room there for B6 until E gets its ...

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93153

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

They did look a bloody mess in fairness apart from the one adopted currently. Dunno, I always felt that Chelsea Rose on a 772ER was an outstanding livery. https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/132/132165_800.jpg Having a Dutch last name I was pleased to be on G-VIIU BOS-LHR years ago when it was in th...

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

40m pax is a given IMO. Based on 2017, Sep and Oct are solid months and I believe that trend will continue. Nov and Dec tends to be slightly leaner months compared to the peak season although you never know how this will turn out this year. There are a few sprinkled seasonal leisure destinations th...

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

They’ve never run the A380 here after early November. For one, demand doesn’t warrant it. Second, maneuvering the beast (as I’ve heard it stated by a BA captain) is kind of squirrelly and tight at Logan during good weather...never mind when the edges of taxiways are piled high with snow. Also, the 7...

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by chrisnh
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

You are correct about the odds for the 773. But I still prefer the AA 787 over club world. Its is a product that AA betters BA. Considering BA uses their Hi J fleet on this route, there are a lot of people who do sit in those seats, and they must be a profitable too. I truly don't understand how th...

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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Chris, I think I must take issue with that. I think you are saying BA's product is better than AA's? But truthfully, AA's J class far surpasses Club World. I often fly to JFK just to avoid having to stare at my "cube-mate during every service. We will have to see what BA's new business class l...

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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I can’t foresee a situation where AA ‘betters’ any product BA already provides. Besides, AA is a carrier that looks at BOS as some sort of ‘obligation.’

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by chrisnh
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233317

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

QR had the 788 for a period, so that played a role. The EK A380 rumor continues to percolate but at issue is the pending construction of E expansion exactly where that beast would go. And, that space is also where they remote-park a lot of the international planes to free up gates. BOS is clearly tr...

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10755

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

So the “Emirates cancel ISB A380” non-thread attracts 11 replies, but a brand new route launch attracts zero? a.net what’s going on? On KL and LAS...a smart add getting into the market before they all come likely makes for a successful route in my view. This ‘veteran’ of two years is playing God, d...

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 14
Views: 4249

Re: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

clrd4t8koff wrote:
The rumor is that it will be moved to upgauge BOS instead.

With pending construction of E happening just where these A380s want to park, that’s gonna be a mess over there. EK wants to keep theirs at the gate all day long, I hear.

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