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by ChrisNH38
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 35831

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

FedEx will be flying an MD-11 from Anchorage to Manchester, likely full of COVID-19 masks, this Sunday. After offloading it will head down to MEM. This is being arranged for by inventor Dean Kamen, who’s good friends with FE’s Smith. Flight number is 9731.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266087

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

What is the likelihood that JetBlue shelves or at least postpones Europe plans? I’m thinking Airbus’ woes will make that inevitable.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting to see JAL using their ‘Regional’ 789s to Boston. JA872J yesterday, 875 today. These planes rarely if ever find their way to the U.S.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2322
Views: 294802

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Quite peculiar seeing 777s back and forth BOS-MIA on several days recently.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

If JAL and KE are to pick up the entire slack of Asian traffic, they can't do it on the backs of single-daily 787s. So that will be something to watch. As for DL, this is the second time they've been poised to grow BOS and then stop before the plans were fully realized. However, I think DL will stil...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

This Tuesday (and other days, too) you could, for $31 RT, fly down to MIA on an AA 777, have lunch and dinner there, and fly home the same evening on another 777.

Then I realized it was the devil on my left shoulder feeding me that idea.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 386017

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

BOS seems to be a likely target for DL pullbacks...the second time they had grand aspirations for Logan and never got out of the starting gate. As for their big foe there...B6...I don’t know if they could see this as a benefit to them because they’ll be forced to shrink, too.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I see that my suggestion for an A380 was foolish, given the collapse in demand. Maybe even a 747. The 77W might work, and one is on the way into town as we speak. But if demand has dried up this severely they need to match whatever demand there is with the correct plane type. But at least the servic...

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

BA going from 25 weekly down to daily. A single 772 will ply the route from 3/29 to 4/30 Wow. That’s REALLY severe. I’m surprised it wasn’t a 747 or a 380. So BA has cut JFK to 2x daily and you’re surprised BOS isn’t getting an A380? Lol. No 'LOL.' NYC is much more besieged with COVID-19 than Bosto...

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 15058

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020: APOCALYPSE

EK whacked SEA, too, but kept BOS at daily (kind of surprised at that). Draconian BA cuts on LHR-BOS as noted, but I thought the single daily would be on something bigger than a 772.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

VS4ever wrote:
BA going from 25 weekly down to daily. A single 772 will ply the route from 3/29 to 4/30

Wow. That’s REALLY severe. I’m surprised it wasn’t a 747 or a 380.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266087

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

just taking a look at April 10th from LGB, SMF/SJC/OAK is already gone SFO/SEA is down to 1x AUS/RNO/BOS/PDX still at 1x SLC down to 2x JFK/LAS still 2x so looks like LGB just lost 3 more flights for April. My guess is a lot of the cuts are going to be the Latin American stuff since all the borders...

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339505

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Air France using 77Ws to/from BOS, up from 789s just last week.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

One of my company's key shows is SEMICON China, an event that was originally supposed to happen next week and one at which our CTO had a keynote speech to give. Anyway, the new dates of the event are June 27-29. In the correspondences to exhibitors SEMI officials say this: "...We are strongly e...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 35831

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

We have discussed before, but I think now is the time WN maybe tries BTV. And by now, I mean in the next 1-3 years. Looking at their new add of Steamboat, I think it bodes well for BTV down to road. With what routes and schedules, though? I'm not sure if the ski destination model would work for BTV...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Using the popular Johns Hopkins web page, the trend is positive: the number of confirmed cases is flattening out while the number of 'fully recovered' is steeply climbing.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

LH considering grounding all their A380s. We may never see it in Boston. Important word missing here "Temporarily" That being said I don't agree with the above statement. I don’t know why you’d disagree...there was nothing declarative in my post, and in fact LH has officially gone ahead a...

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

LH considering grounding all their A380s. We may never see it in Boston.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 184317

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

asdf wrote:
Even if we can commit on longterm "only" 1% ..... thats 80.000.000 fatalities a year .....


It's 1% of the people who GET the virus, not 1% of EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: EK and QR 'Source' websites abruptly shut down
Replies: 0
Views: 1267

EK and QR 'Source' websites abruptly shut down

They say it's because too many people are using ad-blockers and that carrying on is no longer 'viable.' The BA, VS, and EI 'Source' sites are still active, however. But that may also change.

It's a shame because those sites had a lot of good information. I, for one, never used ad blockers.

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Coming up from Raleigh on B6 the other night, there were several people heading over to E for their onward flights. Gate guy at RDU, with heavy Noo Yawk accent: "We're going to run out of bin space pretty quickly on this flight, so if you're a Yankees fan I'll take your bags down the ramp for y...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

TK has made it official that they’re sticking with the A333 instead of switching to the 789 through the summer.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266087

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I cant believe the declarations of downturn on this forum Go to your local mall tomorrow. People everywhere. The US isnt China. There isnt going to be a massive lockdown. At some point this week or next, people will learn to live with the hysteria in their day to day lives...much like the mass shoo...

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I don’t think domestic growth will outflank losses from flag-carrier pullbacks, so this might be a flat year at best for BOS. And that all depends on how long this lasts. Hopefully, things start trending positively in the spring, when ‘normal’ flu season ends.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16332

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

People in the secondary New England cities like MHT/PVD need more westbound flights on WN. Aside from flights to MDW, I’d like flights further west to places like DEN and PHX, also LAS because they are often ‘safer’ cities to connect at if you’re going to LAX, SAN, SFO etc. So I’m cautiously hopeful...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7205

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

Back then, airlines felt quite happy to tell Boston-bound folks that they had to go through JFK. Things are still this way, albeit to a much, much lesser degree.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266087

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Once flights to Europe begin, does that change BOS from a ‘focus city’ to a ‘hub?’

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 8806

Re: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines

This is so sad. Hainan made BOS a target when the 787 was just on CAD systems as an idea. They wanted to fly there, seeing with clarity--many years beforehand--that the market was a really strong and diverse one. I hope CA or another Mainland airline will take-over BOS-PEK. Maybe EVA? Apathy from o...

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 8806

Re: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines

This is so sad. Hainan made BOS a target when the 787 was just on CAD systems as an idea. They wanted to fly there, seeing with clarity--many years beforehand--that the market was a really strong and diverse one.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

With their success, I can see TK doing what QR did, and go to the 77W. But you’re right, their own web site shows the 333 to infinity (and BEYOND!).

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30075

Re: Time for UA to step up?

I was thinking that UA ought to ‘step up’ in Boston in light of moves made by AA, DL, B6 and others. But then I realized that UA is probably doing enough at Logan as it is, which is fine.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2322
Views: 294802

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It seems too late to announce anything else transatlantic from Boston for 2020, but the gateway label suggests more ought to come. S21 perhaps? Which is about when B6 is going to take wing to the UK from BOS.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8449

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

I'm a bit skeptical that the BOS-LHR flight will last all that long, and I get the impression it was targeted at JetBlue (even though the likelihood of JetBlue getting LHR is rather small). Advance bookings seem thin, and I wonder whether AA will have the patience to keep it going.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22925

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

DL will switch to the A333 BOS-DUB, due to planes becoming available from Asian routes that have been cut.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266087

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I know Emirates is fed by B6 in Boston to a fairly successful degree. I'm wondering whether JetBlue's growth at BOS will hasten the return of their 2nd daily. It seems like a very symbiotic partnership. It wasn't all that long ago that they upgauged their daily flight to an A380 - I'd expect them t...

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266087

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I know Emirates is fed by B6 in Boston to a fairly successful degree. I'm wondering whether JetBlue's growth at BOS will hasten the return of their 2nd daily. It seems like a very symbiotic partnership.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2125
Views: 266087

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I know Emirates is fed by B6 in Boston to a fairly successful degree. I'm wondering whether JetBlue's growth at BOS will hasten the return of their 2nd daily. It seems like a very symbiotic partnership.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21842

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

This would make the ME3 kerfuffle look like a game of checkers.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

This might be a year where domestic outpaces international at Logan.

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 35831

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

I have a lingering suspicion that WN will get increasingly pushed out of BOS, and once that happens they will start to reinvest in their peripheral stations, particularly MHT and PVD, although PWM could also benefit. Right now WN's entire New England operation seems very strange. They almost disinc...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 35831

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

Hopefully when WN does start operating their MAX and start adding flying hopefully if MHT-MDW-MHT does not warrant additional service they would consider MHT-STL-MHT or MHT-BNA-MHT as a connecting option on WN. Hopefully in 2021 perhaps see WN add MHT-DEN-MHT and a seasonal service to FLL or RSW. T...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 35831

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

Ted Kitchens at MHT sees 'optimism' for 2020. But officials there have been saying that after each of the preceding 14 down years. But I think he might be right this time, albeit barely. When AA and WN bring back their MAX planes, fleets will have more elasticity. For example, I might envision AA us...

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23745

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

I think BOS-DUB on DL is going to the A333 as well; sorry if mentioned previously.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 49087

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

So, from what I infer, Pease has four planes whose 'mission' for now is to train crews. No actual refueling at all? I did get the sense that Pease's mission overall is to refuel the transatlantic planes, which means it is an important one. But I guess Bangor can help, and of course McGuire?

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 35831

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

For self-serving reasons, Massport would like Worcester to be the preferred reliever airport. But it knows (like we all do) that it is a field with more than a few 'problematic' issues.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 268
Views: 35831

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

If you corralled all the people going from MHT to any city west of PHX, WN would get them. In my view I’ve always felt that WN’s service was way too North-South at the expense of East-West. Yes, there’s MDW, but in the dead of winter I want to connect at a warm-weather station if my destination is L...

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS airline growth
Replies: 34
Views: 4248

Re: BOS airline growth

I'm not really a frequent flier, but have ended up being stuck at MHT when a plane went tech, and there was zero resilience. In one case I was impacted by, they fixed the plane by driving up spare parts and mechanics from BOS! :-) It can happen in reverse, too. I've been stuck sleeping on benches a...

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 185
Views: 20603

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I don't quite get why routes between obvious business centers would be 'seasonal.' To/From tourist destinations, sure. But Business doesn't just 'stop' when fall and winter hit.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 153851

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

F9 is adding a daily BOS-PHL flight with an A319, starts May 1 https://thepointsguy.com/news/frontier-airlines-philadelphia-nonstop-flights-three-new-routes/ I was checking peak departure from BOS-PHL AA - 10 flights each way DL - 6 flights each way B6 - 8 flights each way F9 - 1 flight each way Th...

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS airline growth
Replies: 34
Views: 4248

Re: BOS airline growth

Personally I hope it grows to the point it grows to the point it overflows and makes MHT a bit more attractive to new entrants, but I think that's too much to ask for. Pragmatically it shouldn’t be too much to ask for. As a traveler who took dozens of full UA 757 flights into and out of MHT, it’s n...

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