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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I'm surprised they are tentatively planning to do only 3 weekly in winter.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
What are the U.S. cities WOW should hold onto?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The plane “made a rapid drop to the ground.” Ooooooo! That sounds hyperbolic!Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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:...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.
DL is to BOS what AA is to PHL.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
clrd4t8koff wrote:The rumor is that it will be moved to upgauge BOS instead.