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by pitbosflyer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

So in the press release from the lounge developer http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/airport-lounge-development-grows-lounge-network-to-seventeen-with-the-addition-of-the-club-at-pittsburgh-international-airport-300471958.html It looks like they are opening a temporary space this week between C...

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by pitbosflyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Conversely, though, for the first time in living memory come the September schedule, AA will be majority mainline on PIT-ORD, running 3x 738s. That's a big shift from even last year. This is just my observation and could be wrong. I've flown on the e175s they have on the PIT-ORD route a few times a...

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by pitbosflyer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

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Per the OAG Changes 6/4/2017. AA is cutting the PIT-BOS frequency in half. Not that much of a surprise with the amount of seats B6 is putting on that route. But still a sad reminder of AA's continued cuts in PIT.

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by pitbosflyer
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 35584

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

The data provided was from seeking alpha and wiki among reputable sources. Nobody is taking either Boeing or Airbus's data because it is marketing nonsense. Look at the data provided. Who knows...you might learn something. Seeking Alpha? Reputable? Do you know what that site is for? I have two frie...

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by pitbosflyer
Tue May 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 15048

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

BOS is a domestic hub. Only 5 intl destinations. The thread author didn't specify that we are only talking international hubs. But yes you are correct, currently it is not an international hub. Another possibility in the future, is some sort of midwest hub for AS or B6. Plenty of old hub airports w...

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by pitbosflyer
Tue May 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 15048

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

BOS may be an interesting one, clearly Delta is comfortable going after smaller airlines like they are doing with SEA. Delta has already been calling BOS a hub for a few years now. They have also revealed their intentional to ramp up the amount of daily flights and destinations heavily to compete a...

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by pitbosflyer
Wed May 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4610

Re: Proximity of major airports

BOS and JFK are only 344.4 km apart. Although if you were to drive those 344.4 km it would take you quite awhile.

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by pitbosflyer
Tue May 16, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Speaking of the airshow... did anyone else see this about the diverted Southwest 737 at AGC? https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/05/16/southwest-737-diverts-because-pittsburgh-air-show/101746902/ The weird thing is they have a quote at the bottom from Maj. Charles Baker,...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri May 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 8897

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

CVG is still a hub, Delta will either aggressively fight back against an invasion of Southwest and/or JetBlue as they aren't the typical LCC types and could steal more business passengers or dehub it. With DL switching to offense in BOS and B6 once again in ATL. Just because someplace is a hub does...

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by pitbosflyer
Wed May 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177393

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

This might not actually happen, but Boeing is saying they still plan on beginning deliveries in May.

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s
Replies: 35
Views: 8625

Re: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s

I am quite jealous. Do we know where this is?

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by pitbosflyer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7839

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Its crazy to think there was a time when if the NYC - BOS shuttle filled up, they would roll out another plane.

As much as overbooking is on everyone's minds right now...due to recent events. The most likely thing to happen is everything quiets down. And the US3 keep overbooking.

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by pitbosflyer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177393

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I'm sure B6 has been benefiting from the C to E connector hallway.

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by pitbosflyer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177393

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

PIT seems to the logical next route for DL in the near term considering AA may sunset that route anytime soon (speculation). AA has continued to slash that routes frequency much to B6's delight. They keep adding more capacity to make up for the loss. In fact B6 said during a recent investors call, ...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies
Replies: 42
Views: 6493

Re: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies

Finally, to continue dismissing JetBlue as a small airline basically is making the same error the legacy carriers did when JetBlue started, look how that went...I am sure DL's management doesn't dismiss them like you do. Exactly right. The very reason DL is now ramping up at BOS again, is because B...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 20738

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

MIflyer12 wrote:

You ask a good question but I'll point out that not all of the airport pairs you cite are high frequency.

BOS-DTW is 3x today. ORD is 3x, PHL is 6x, PIT is 5x.



I'll give you DTW and ORD. But BOS-JFK is 7x....that's only one more a day than PHL.

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 20738

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

The one thing no one has addressed here is what would happen to B6's biz routes that are run currently with the E190. They are all high frequency so thus run with smaller planes. Would they just switch to A320's and hope they can sell the extra seats at the same frequency or would they be forced to ...

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by pitbosflyer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

So does anyone know if we weathered today's WN schedule release without any cuts at PIT?

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by pitbosflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5232

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

Massport's Chief Executive Thomas Glynn said recently that the ORH flights were some of Jetblue's best performers in their network. I don't know why everyone acts like they are a total failure. "JetBlue is running two flights a day to Florida from Worcester and they’re almost always full. JetBl...

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by pitbosflyer
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??
Replies: 16
Views: 3019

Re: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/5/145179 ... -lady-gaga
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777PHX wrote:
The drone bit was actually taped beforehand.


Apparently the FAA wasn't too keen to have them fly the drones over the full stadium.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/5/145179 ... -lady-gaga

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by pitbosflyer
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271137/qatar-airways-cargo-plans-pittsburgh-launch-from-late-march-2017/ I was hearing chatter about this...but held off from posting. Looks like the Pit Business Times is now confirming. http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/02/07/qatar-ai...

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by pitbosflyer
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??
Replies: 16
Views: 3019

Re: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOd4-T_p5fA
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Intel demoed the concept awhile back. Pretty cool. Check out how they do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOd4-T_p5fA

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by pitbosflyer
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An absolute gem of a Youtube channel gone unnoticed full of Aviation stock footage (High Def footage from even the 50s)
Replies: 22
Views: 8298

Re: An absolute gem of a Youtube channel gone unnoticed full of Aviation stock footage (High Def footage from even the 5

Quantos wrote:
There's something fascinating and almost eerie about seeing this in high quality color video.


You put into words, what I couldn't. Eerie is a great way of describing that video. Its so strange because at the same time its so beautiful.

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by pitbosflyer
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177393

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I'm really hoping at least one person that is about to either get off or on this plane takes pictures of the structure the jet bridge attaches to. As of now we have only seen them from the outside.

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by pitbosflyer
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 26476

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I don't get the luxury of narrowbody AVOD planes very often, but when I do, it's not even close to 90% usage. I wonder if it's even 50%. I think the low usage of IFE that people describe is due more to the options being less than ideal. For example whenever I'm flying B6 with their free live tv I f...

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by pitbosflyer
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 26476

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I flew DUB-PHL on an AA 757 a few months back. Bloody nightmare. Much of their international 757 fleet is still really outdated. I flew an AA 757 with no IFE BOS-CDG. It was borderline torture. I don't think it should matter if its widebody vs narrowbody. If you are flying it across the pond....you...

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by pitbosflyer
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 177393

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It makes sense that BA would push back the A380 test if they were not fully ready on the lounge side of things. It matches their practicality. It doesn't make sense to send the A380 multiple times with out a full load for test purposes. They would be losing money unnecessarily. As far as we know EK ...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 29148

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

Is someone ever going to post a picture of the new gates? It would be nice to see.

Also Emirates gave Boston a shout out today.
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by pitbosflyer
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 29148

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

Correct, although the E lounge would be a bit of a hike for people flying B6. Also the lounge in E only becomes a better option once they add the premium dining and the showers in the summer. I wonder if they will keep the entrance cost the same after the additional amenities are added. At least rig...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 29148

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

A new priority pass lounge just opened in Terminal E. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/airport-lounge-development-opens-second-lounge-at-boston-logan-international-airport-300390304.html Sounds like they are going to be added a second part with dinning room and showers in the summer. I assume...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 29148

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

Well I guess now with the E to C connector, El could potentially stay in C and use the BA lounge anyways. But it would be quite the haul.

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 29148

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

Valid point but what would be the bottleneck? Security checkpoints or not enough gates/terminal space? I personally have never experienced huge crowds at Logan. Even E during summer evenings is busy but not intolerable. In my experience C feels extremely cramped. Especially with EK, TAP, and EI ope...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 29148

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

BOS is an airport built on reclaimed land. AS continued growth has pushed the airports to its limits, is infill a possible solution to further growth? That's not really necessary. The airport has handled in the past 300(*) more daily flights so the airfield has the capacity for more flights. * Per ...

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by pitbosflyer
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Interesting tidbit from the Jetblue investors call. "In terms of margin, Boston-Pittsburgh is one of JetBlue’s top five most profitable routes, said Scott Laurence, senior vice president of planning, during the investor call." http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2016/12/17/top-five-most-in...

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by pitbosflyer
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 153592

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

New Onejet destinations were announced. Richmond, VA and Albany, NY. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/onejet-announces-additional-nonstop-destinations-from-pittsburgh-300374602.html Also came across this while booking a flight. Had we heard anything about Jetblue up-gauging to the A320 on the...

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by pitbosflyer
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery
Replies: 52
Views: 11155

Re: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery

So the plot thickens. The JFK-Palm Springs route that this plane will fly, will feature flight attendants in special uniforms. Customers will also receive a retro jetblue amenity kit. So cool! Per the USA Today article. “The Palm Springs route was selected because of the desert destination’s mid-cen...

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by pitbosflyer
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33
Replies: 290
Views: 49739

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33

I also was interested to see how at least the Biz Journal article was talking about it from a European point of view. Although naturally cheap flights will appeal to both sides of the Atlantic. As much as this will help our local market get to Europe, it will also boost international tourism to Pitt...

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by pitbosflyer
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33
Replies: 290
Views: 49739

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/n ... j=76379511

The official announcement should come at a press conference today at 10am. YEAH!!!
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It hasn't been officially announced by the airport yet. But Pittsburgh is adding a new international route from WW, direct to KEF.
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/n ... j=76379511

The official announcement should come at a press conference today at 10am. YEAH!!!

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by pitbosflyer
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 11
Replies: 295
Views: 29609

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 11

That would be a large difference in its usefulness, if its just a way to warn its about to tip.

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by pitbosflyer
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 11
Replies: 295
Views: 29609

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 11

Here is a video of it happening to a Delta 737-900 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWxD0gY__A According to United they are going to be deploying a "tail stand" device to airports in January in order to fix this issue. Sounds basically like a bike kickstand. http://aviationweek.com/awincom...

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by pitbosflyer
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33
Replies: 290
Views: 49739

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33

Fifth nonstop to Boston on Jetblue is now official. Starts in March. Early morning flight will be great for business travelers. Especially since American is almost not even trying anymore on this route. The few CRJ they have always run late. Plus even if you wanted to fly with them they sell out ava...

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