|Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 11):|
What I refer to, and as I'm sure you know, is the amount of "downtown-ness" you need to get through to get there. Not ideal, but also as you say, not a massive deal breaker either.
Actually, I'd say it sounds like it is a deal-breaker. Someone asked Barger on Twitter when ORH service would come, and his reply was "Visiting soon; needs roadway work and navaids!"
My own guess is that he is dangling the carrot of B6
service to light the fire under their
to make the roadway and navaid happen.
Also, for what it's worth, rumblings I've heard from reliable sources say that B6
isn't really going to spread their wings in New England until growth at BOS
levels off. That would seem to contradict PVD
, as it sounds as though its a matter of when, not if. Barger said on Twitter he wouldn't be surprised if they were there by the end of the year. My guess is that MHT
and ORH would be on hold til BOS
reaches critical mass.
|Quoting icebird757 (Reply 14):|
Yeah another rumor spun off the A330 rumors that have been running around this place for 7+ years now. I will believe it when I see it and I don't see it happening before 2016, especially with the A321 coming online over the next couple of years and the A320 NEO's coming in 2018. I guess we will find out what it costs to train a dedicated group of crewmembers to handle a A330 since we are handling Hawaiian at JFK starting June 5th.
I agree... I don't trust pilots further than I could throw them. If B6
pilot rumors were true, B6
would be serving MSP
, Canada, they'd have A330s for flights to the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Hawaii, the E190s would be relocated to warmer climates for the winter, the A321s would be delivered with first class, they'd buy out VX
and adopt their IFE fleetwide, and AA
would've bought out B6
And as far as the A350 rumor (which I actually hadn't heard yet), would Airbus even have slots available to have the aircraft delivered to B6
with enough time for them to lay the groundwork for bringing in a new type (they already had job openings posted related to integrating the A321, which is a fairly minor change compared to the A350, having never operated widebodies), conduct proving runs and get their ETOPS certification, and get rights to GIG
all in time for the 2016 olympics?