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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

As other airlines start filling the obvious TATL gaps that B6 might have chosen, the chances are better that they’ll not even bother with overseas flights. They’re literally YEARS from doing anything, and in that time lots of city pairs will fill in by others.

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 20558

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

pabloeing wrote:
chrisnh wrote:
On the BOS Spotters FB Page there are photos of it in the DL hangar. They backed it in, and it just barely fits.

¿What is that Facebook page?


It’s the New England Aviation and Spotting Page.

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 20558

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

On the BOS Spotters FB Page there are photos of it in the DL hangar. They backed it in, and it just barely fits.

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NHL Charters Thread 2018-19
Replies: 18
Views: 3720

Re: NHL Charters Thread 2018-19

Did the Bruins take that same Crystal 777 back?

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by chrisnh
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28410

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

The reason BOS doesn’t have its second daily back is because EK doesn’t have smaller planes. The 77L is stretched too thin elsewhere with only ten in the fleet.

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

The comment about MHT ‘fees being high’ was never mentioned as an impediment by the previous regime running the place. Obviously they didn’t want any fingers pointed at THEM for the decade+ falloff in traffic (which is guaranteed to include 2019). MHT spent a lot of money on infrastructure built for...

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

In my mind, I always waffle between two schools of thought. First, no matter WHAT airport managers do, airlines will go where they want regardless. Second, airport managers DO play a huge role, and the airports that succeed are the ones with proactive managers. I've been more in the second camp, but...

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by chrisnh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for BTV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2440

Re: What's next for BTV?

AC has had poor success out of smaller New England stations (MHT, PWM). DL to/from BOS makes the most sense to me, with Frontier a close 2nd.

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by chrisnh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28410

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

How dare he have the audacity to express his views & foreseight regarding his own successful & profitable company. If only he would consult some of the extremely talented posters here on how to conduct himself within the international business community & aviation authorities of importa...

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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28410

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

STC is doing WAY too much talking. He’s almost become the Elon Musk of airlines. How dare he have the audacity to express his views & foreseight regarding his own successful & profitable company. If only he would consult some of the extremely talented posters here on how to conduct himself ...

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by chrisnh
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

A WN plane that lands at MHT is stopped at the gate 60 seconds after it touches down. It’s 6 times that at BOS. Going the other way, that 737 has the runway to itselfat MHT whereas it’s in a long conga line at BOS. That’s fuel. Wasted.

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by chrisnh
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28410

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

STC is doing WAY too much talking. He’s almost become the Elon Musk of airlines.

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Do you guys think these Primera moves will accelerate what B6 does? Or does this not even matter to them?

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Well, LH DID reassign some of their A380s to MUC. Wouldn't it be crazy if MUC-BOS saw it next year as their way of keeping the route to themselves?

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It's official! PF is entering a LH hub. Starting next year PF will fly from Frankfurt to Boston. https://www.google.com/amp/s/simpleflying.com/primera-air-launches-4-transatlantic-routes-from-frankfurt/amp/ And here we were several years ago reasonably sure that LH would send their A380 here. Boy, ...

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by chrisnh
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 11349

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

WN felt the need to go into BOS and draw down MHT. But at what cost? To read the comments and watch the developments, a big cost. There’s no market out of BOS they have to themselves, and every WN jet that backs out of its gate is stuck behind a long line of JetBlue and DL aircraft...wasting fuel as...

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by chrisnh
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

On October 13 I am scheduled to fly from Fort Myers to Manchester on DL. My booking was RSW-LGA-MHT. But I have discovered that they've switched me to RSW-ATL-MHT, and the ATL-MHT leg is shown as a 737-700. But I'm hearing from someone on our FB spotters page that it may actually end up being a 737-...

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by chrisnh
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Also totally forgot about the December launch of 3U's CTU-BOS service. Crazy to think we'll have a non-stop to a secondary Chinese market (even though CTU is a huge population base). I think BOS is the envy of so many other airports for the roll it's been on since 2012 with JAL. As for this CTU-BOS...

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16805

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

How cute! The big airlines are now all of a sudden caring about the lesser European cities now that they’ve got competition (or will), not because they really want to be there.

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not mentioned in the release is the sandwich stop in Iceland :lol:

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

The worrisome thing about ‘one-flight’ stations is lack of elasticity should something go sideways. Case in point, if I had to go to the west coast and Delta was my choice, I would rather use Boston and connect in either DTW or MSP. That way I have lots of options in both directions. But as much as ...

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15416

Combating B6 if they decide to go TA

You’re with DL or BA or EI as an incumbent player in the transatlantic market and you hear mumbling from JetBlue about ‘eventually’ entering this turf. Recognizing the word ‘eventually’ and realizing that they don’t even have planes for the job, what could your airline do to ward this off? Is there ...

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

I’m totally puzzled by the Worcester thing today. One regional jet flight that won’t even commence for a YEAR?

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion in N. America
Replies: 62
Views: 10341

Re: Emirates expansion in N. America

With a fleet that is badly skewed toward the big side, they’re running out of places on this continent where a daily 77W would work. Too few 77L’s to matter; 787s (whichever variant) ordered way too late.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

^ That would be disappointing especially considering all the infrastructure improvements (parking, runway, highway access) and the name change which I thought would help as a marketing tool. I still think Spirit or a similar type airline will find a home at MHT in the future. I seriously hope the n...

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 to DXB
Replies: 12
Views: 4610

Re: Air France A380 to DXB

Is that the runway project in Dubai causing this?

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by chrisnh
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With KLM and Korean on the way, I have to say that I'm very intrigued by BOS's international expansion in the last few years. With that said, here are 5 international carriers that I think could add BOS in less than 5 years. These are not listed in any particular order BTW. 1. Austrian Airlines 2. ...

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 104
Views: 12475

Re: Unconfirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH

I am really impressed by the effort being put forth by both B6 and DL in bolstering the Boston/New England landscape. Our woebegone airport MHT notwithstanding, every move made by B6 and DL makes AA and UA look very weak.

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

Not to be overly pessimistic about MHT, but what are the odds of UA pulling out entirely? In 2 weeks UA's presence at Manchester will be just 2-3x daily to EWR with ERJ-145s. That's a "token" presence if I've ever seen one. I think the chances are good. I’d never go through EWR to get any...

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

On the BTV front, I noticed in Flightaware that UA is sending 4 mainline aircraft today - 3xA319 (ORD) and 1xB739 (EWR). I don't check this daily, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is a first, or at least the first time in many years. And this is with AA flying at least two E170s from ORD as well...

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

I don’t really get the whole MSA thing. For example, why does a city like Nashua get counted as part of Boston’s metro area AND Manchester’s? I’m sure there are other examples of what appear to be ‘double counting.’

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Hainan bringing one of their new A350s to Boston, on the Beijing route.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston v. Philadelphia
Replies: 17
Views: 2157

Boston v. Philadelphia

When I was a kid I thought of Philadelphia as so much bigger than Boston...more people in the city proper, and more in the metro areas. Today that is still so. Since 2012 when JAL came in with non-stop 787s to Tokyo, Boston has been on a well-documented roll. Next year, KLM and Korean. So why isn't ...

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by chrisnh
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL A321 N311DN...where built?
Replies: 6
Views: 993

DL A321 N311DN...where built?

I was on this Delta A321 from Boston to Minneapolis recently and wondered whether the plane was built in Europe or the U.S. I suspect Europe.

When airlines buy narrowbody Airbus planes can they choose where theirs are built?

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33308

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Leased 763 and 777 operating DUB-BOS recently. Is an EI A330 having a problem somewhere?

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

pwm2txlhopper wrote:
AC has already tried flights to YYZ and YUL, twice, in the last 15 years. Most recently was to YYZ about six or seven years ago. Both times they used a Beech 1900 and they couldn’t even make that work.


Same with MHT.

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Sitting here at YVR I get the sense that, in some respects, BOS is a Mayberry kind of town. This city is booming with wealth and growth, and the mix of international service is impressive.

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13370

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

In Boston they're quite happy to languish behind their betters, B6 and DL.

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13111

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Stupid question but will this 789 need to be weight-restricted during any part of the year? Can it go out full, upstairs and downstairs, all year long?

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13111

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Could a flight to/from India even make money?

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13111

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

If this impacts EK then they’ll likely not add back their second daily they’ve ‘talked about’ for months.

I could see this 5x 789 evolve into a daily 77W a year after its start.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Apologies if this has been asked and answered countless times before, but I’ve never come across it: Why are Icelandair’s Boston flights timed so close together?

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13111

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

rangercarp wrote:
777Mech wrote:
It's rather good to see some connecting traffic taken away from DTW.
And just why is that good?


Annnnnnddddd......here weeeeee gooooo.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I could see KE 89/90 going to a 77W for 2020, parroting EK and how they started with the 77L. Lots of blue planes at Logan :D

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13111

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Great news! The 787-9 seems like a ‘route-starter’ aircraft for them, in the same way that the 77L is for EK. I could envision the 77W eventually. The difference in capacity is only around 10%, but I’ll bet this route will need it.

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by chrisnh
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 14446

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

BOS to PIT AA curtains down... Both DL and B6 drove AA out of the route similar to RDU and BUF. Story is getting repeated for AA at BOS similar to JFK. In 2 years since DL started buildup at BOS, they have ceded ground to DL. DL is ranked #2 in BOS. Thanks enilrea for all the efforts. Both UA and A...

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The whole DL/Amazon angle is intriguing. Do they have any ‘inside baseball’ knowledge? Personally, I’m putting Boston third on Amazon’s list, behind the D.C. area and Raleigh. With Amazon being such a behemoth, they need government connections.

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 5302

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

The article’s photo didn’t LOOK like a -800, even though it surely is. Looked like a -700.

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by chrisnh
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233811

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I heard a rumor recently that DL is planning on officially making BOS a hub in 2019, anyone heard anything about this? They called it a hub officially in a recent past when their presence was smaller than what it is today so not surprised that they will start calling it a hub again. I think if a go...

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82460

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

3.) JetBlue comes in What do you think the chances of B6 coming to MHT are? I am not saying it's impossible or won't ever happen, but obviously they have not been keen on it in the past. Maybe new management will provide the catalyst needed. I would honestly say greater than 70% likelihood. B6 know...

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