I think part of the reality is that while we all love direct flights, and business flyers supposedly crave direct flights, most of the time they end connecting because it is cheaper. Throw in larger planes, especially if you can get a wide-body in there, and sometimes that's enough to make up for th...Jump to post
I'll give this one a lot more of a chance of success than most others. They at least are identifying an under served market. There may be more people clamoring for low cost air fare, but there are an awful lot of airlines operating in that arena. Right now there are very few airlines offering a dece...Jump to post
The simple reason why MHT never gets off the ground, and rail service to NH never gets off the ground, is that NH residents, by and large, really want little to do with Massachusetts. And in many ways I think a lot of people in Mass think the same way. You can do all the studies you want. You can po...Jump to post
Here's what I see about BDL - If you look at it purely from a map perspective it looks like it is in the middle of nowhere. But when you think about the market around it - it is a pretty easy drive from a significant portion of the very affluent southern CT market. A lot easier than trying to drive ...Jump to post
This Thursday Rectrix Aviation will launch a weekend shuttle (Thursday through Monday) from Worcester to Hyannis. (http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2017/06/worcester_to_cape_cod_air_shut.html). While only a shuttle, it marks an interesting return to shuttle flying in New England. It ...Jump to post
Dumb idea if you ask me. The people who use the concessions in the main hall do so because they are waiting for arriving passengers they are picking up, or waiting to go to the gate with their families who are dropping them off. If you move the security point outside of the main hall, then passenger...Jump to post
My opinion is there won't be any new > 100 flight hubs in U.S. for at least next 10 years. I think the airlines have learned the hard way that unless a city has something really unique geography wise (SLC and CLT), you've got to be a giant city to support the fixed costs of a hub, a la EWR, ORD, IA...Jump to post
Ok, I know the seats were sold as first class, but in size they were essentially just economy plus sized seats in a 2-2 configuration. Why did they not do like they do on CRJs and Embraers and do a 1-2 configuration? Did those passengers spending that money for Concorde not care abut the product th...Jump to post
Never got a chance to respond to this. I was talking about what would be normal domestic first class, not lie-flat seats. I think they were 17.5", that is narrower than a A320 or e190 economy seat. That is pretty tight for that kind of money. I know Concorde was, and still would be, an experien...Jump to post
Ok, I know the seats were sold as first class, but in size they were essentially just economy plus sized seats in a 2-2 configuration. Why did they not do like they do on CRJs and Embraers and do a 1-2 configuration? Did those passengers spending that money for Concorde not care abut the product tha...Jump to post
As someone who has essentially switched over to B6 out of BOS, I feel the need to remind everyone that passengers are not cargo crates. The product matters. The 190 is in many cases the preferred aircraft in the B6 fleet - the seats are wider, usually easier to get everyone's luggage on board, and o...Jump to post
Wayfarer515 wrote:Ever heard of the Russian Be-200?
Would it be technically feasible to built a jet-powered flying boat? Something large enough for a large cabin, along the size lines of a Martin Mars. I would think you would want it capable of landing on both water and land. I am not concerned with the financial feasibility, that is a different topi...Jump to post
sixtyseven wrote:Top line is flat to the APU exhaust? It's Airbus.
OP here. The ultimate question - you are trying to tell someone who is not an aviation nut how to tell the two part. I guess this extends to all 321s in a sense - how to tell the two apart if they are just looking at the aircraft. For instance, the above photo, to someone who does not know what flap...Jump to post
One looks like a 757 the other looks like an A321. They don't look too similar other than they are both long narrow bodies. IMO the A321 looks more derpy in the cockpit and nose area, where the 757 is a beautiful design What do you mean by "derpy"? Just from a fuselage perspective, every ...Jump to post
One more thing: cause autoland is usually needed on bad weather with high wind and probable icing condition, you'll at least need FIKI to use the full potential. Not necessarily. Particularly for a lot of small airport in parts of the country, the airport may just be poorly situated. Case in point ...Jump to post
You can't fly any ILS you find to CAT III mins, it has to be a CAT III ILS installation and approved approach IN THE WEATHER. Just flying an VMC, yes any ILS will do. Yes, there are some approved HUD installations for autoland with 121 carriers. Didn't know anout the Diamond, would like to know det...Jump to post
Have you regularly shopped for those routes? JetBlue offers some real great prices on those routes for certain days and dates. But overall, most people find that there is a significant difference when you cant be flexible between ORH and BOS/PVD. For many it is still worth it to fly from ORH, as tr...Jump to post
According to the Telegram http://www.telegram.com/news/20170228/game-changer-flights-from-worcester-to-nyc-planned), the flight will leave around 6am and return around 11pm, and will start once the Cat. III landing is in place. So, realistically that probably means early next year. Can't say I am a ...Jump to post
Also keep in mind that from ORH, right now you can get to MCO, FLL, and a couple of other Caribbean airports. By having a flight to JFK, you can now connect to most of the B6 system while avoiding Boston. You can avoid BOS by connecting in JFK :lol: What a dream! You're not avoiding BOS (Logan), yo...Jump to post
I am curious why everyone feels JetBlue's ORH flights are poor performers when they compare load-factor wise similar to their Boston routes, have higher fares, and do this with a reputation of having a number of cancelled or diverted flights. B6 doesn't overbook, so they don't fill as many seats as ...Jump to post
I know the 764 keeps getting compared to the 332 and being shorter on range, but does the wider fuselage of the 332 mean more fuel burn, or does the latter technology and extra seat make up for that extra expense?Jump to post
Are military flights really that much more dense? From what few stories I have heard, the seating area per passenger is actually better - either they use wider seats on pallets, or they may be lining the wall but you have amazing legroom. The difference being the aircraft themselves are much larger.Jump to post
Yes they had more operations in the past. But many of those were small turboprop aircraft, which needed much less gate and terminal area. That is where Logan is suffering. I wasn't asking about filling in to create more runway or taxi space, but space for another terminal.Jump to post
The Westjet flight would be the only one that would have landed at T2.
He was military, so I think he would have been OK getting his gun checked through. Reports say he loaded it in the bathroom.
curious as to the motive - they caught him alive, so they should have more info eventually...
While I like the idea of having info that can be included in search engines, I think one number is going to do more harm than good. Too many people have differing ideas of what is important. An airline can use numbers for their E+ or even exit rows to hie up scores - which is OK for those who are mo...Jump to post
I hate to bring politics into this, but Boston is a bit at risk with potential upcoming new policies. Boston is dependent upon foreign students. How much an impact, if any, the new government is going to have on this is still up in the air, but I think few people would be willing to bet heavily upon...Jump to post
I have always wondered why FSP (St. Pierre) does not get more attention. For a European low cost operation, it would allow them to have a hub in North America without having to deal with a hub in a foreign country. And most destinations in North America could be served with smaller aircraft, meaning...Jump to post
I think the point the OP is trying to make is that the 340 only sold as many frames as it did was because politics forces European airlines to purchase the airbus product. I am going to switch that around and say that the reason why Boeing was able to shoot the 340 dead in the water was because they...Jump to post
They should just redesignate domestic first to premium economy and lower the price by about %20. First, that should get a lot more businesses to be willing to pay for premium economy on domestic flights. It also makes it much easier to charge more for lie-flat service when flying domestically. Still...Jump to post
How does BOS compare with SFO in regards to domestic flights only? Bostons location does not make a lot of sense for long distance international flights. Also, how much traffic does SFO put through on flights like SFO to LAX and SAN? Remember that Boston has not only air service, but regular High Sp...Jump to post
Apparently Rectrix is branching into commercial service. The Worcester Telegram posts that they are going to be starting service from ORH to BWI, then on to SRQ. Not sure what they will use for equipment. Story here: http://www.telegram.com/news/20161014/rectrix-aviation-to-offer-worcester-to-baltim...Jump to post
This is not a Seattle fight. Seattle will not be Boston. Seattle did not have JFK and LGA 200 miles to the south and Delta does not need a transatlantic hub. It may be 200 miles linearly, but as far as getting between the two, it is not that close. That is why you can have trains and planes every h...Jump to post
Not most Hawaii traffic however. While frequency is not as important on a leisure market as a business market, leisure travelers do care about schedule and frequency. Hotel check in times, an extra few hours at the beach before returning home easily factor in to a leisure travelers decision. If fre...Jump to post