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Old 02-10-2016, 11:00 AM   #2701
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Would be nice if the new lounge spaces included outdoor terraces as well. Delta has a very nice outdoor terrace at the new international terminal here in Atlanta and, at JFK as well. In good weather, they are well used.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100806928

https://www.google.com/search?q=delt...Sn_fR2NRFfM%3A

Granted, this isn't a new Delta terminal but it is new construction where these outdoor 'sky lounges' could easily be incorporated into the construction.

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Old 02-10-2016, 04:57 PM   #2702
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Turkish to increase the capacity of the BOS to Istanbul flight
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Turkish Airlines said Wednesday that it will boost its seat capacity on its daily non-stop Istanbul-Boston route.
Since 2014, Turkish Airlines has connected Boston to its Istanbul hub, offering daily nonstop flights from Boston Logan International Airport. The airline recently upgraded its aircrafts from an A340 to a newer generation A330-300. The new aircrafts have 28 Business and 261 Economy Class full, flat-bed seats.
I'm guessing that Turkish Airlines might be one of the prime candidates for the new A380 gates when they open next year
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:45 PM   #2703
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I'm guessing that Turkish Airlines might be one of the prime candidates for the new A380 gates when they open next year
This was the plane that was supposed to be used when they initially launched the route.

They don't have A380's and if they ever got them they will be in Los Angeles and New York first.

Boston-Istanbul needs frequency (which can take feed on both ends especially the massive Istanbul hub) not jumbo jets.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:03 PM   #2704
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Writeup on Norwegian's Boston plans and a first-hand flight experience.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle...9RP/story.html
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:04 PM   #2705
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This was the plane that was supposed to be used when they initially launched the route.

They don't have A380's and if they ever got them they will be in Los Angeles and New York first.

Boston-Istanbul needs frequency (which can take feed on both ends especially the massive Istanbul hub) not jumbo jets.
So who can we expect if all of the airlines that might bring the A380 to Boston like Turkish, Emirates, and Lufthansa are prioritixing frequency over the A380?
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:06 PM   #2706
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So who can we expect if all of the airlines that might bring the A380 to Boston like Turkish, Emirates, and Lufthansa are prioritixing frequency over the A380?
Fyi the current airport in Istanbul can not accommodate the a380. The new airport will be able to, but we can't expect Turkish to contemplate adding the a380 to their fleet until they get the new airport.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:52 AM   #2707
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So who can we expect if all of the airlines that might bring the A380 to Boston like Turkish, Emirates, and Lufthansa are prioritixing frequency over the A380?
Emirates - if gates were ready they may have only done 1 X A380 versus two 77W.

Lufthansa - though they wanted the bigger gates for 748.

British Airways - strangely enough may throw a mix of A380's and 789's

Air France - maybe someday but they are premium heavy as mention by kmp in this thread awhile back.


My opinion - I wish Emirates or Turkish had 787's and went two-three daily. A380 is more suited for Lufthansa and British Airways ops in Boston.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:04 PM   #2708
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Emirates - if gates were ready they may have only done 1 X A380 versus two 77W.

Lufthansa - though they wanted the bigger gates for 748.

British Airways - strangely enough may throw a mix of A380's and 789's

Air France - maybe someday but they are premium heavy as mention by kmp in this thread awhile back.


My opinion - I wish Emirates or Turkish had 787's and went two-three daily. A380 is more suited for Lufthansa and British Airways ops in Boston.
Emirates has high lf%, feed from jetblue, and boston o&d to from middle east, India, Africa. They still have a great deal of room for growth here. I think we may see multiple daily emirates a380s here soon enough, unless an Indian carrier jumps in soon, which seems unlikely right now.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:26 PM   #2709
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Emirates has high lf%, feed from jetblue, and boston o&d to from middle east, India, Africa. They still have a great deal of room for growth here. I think we may see multiple daily emirates a380s here soon enough, unless an Indian carrier jumps in soon, which seems unlikely right now.
They've had high LF on single daily 77W - Lets see how double 77W's fare along with Qatar Airways A359.

We gone from the following quite rapidly for Gulf Carriers.

266 daily seats each way - March 2014 - July 2014
354 daily seats each way - July 2014 - September 2015
708 daily seats each way - September 2015 - mid March 2016
991 daily seats each way - mid March 2016

That's over 700000 seats a year in both directions and I'm not including El Al or Turkish though the latter gets some European traffic.
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:26 PM   #2710
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The Gulf carriers are ideally positioned to connect the world. This map (from the Wikipedia article on "Center of Population") puts the world's population center "somewhere north of South Asia" (the deep-blue/purple on the map below)


It doesn't take much fiddling to see that the Gulf states are right in the middle of this. ANother way of seeing it is noting how the Gulf states are basically on the line between the world's geo-center and the geo-center of the "Human Hemisphere" where 93% of Humanity lives:


While LON/PAR/FRA might be the better "First World" hubs, as the world equalizes, the Gulf States are ideally positioned for "humanity's" travel needs.
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:53 PM   #2711
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That's actually fascinating how that center of population map looks like a map of day/ night. Are humans just tuned to a certain seasonal sun cycle beyond the 24 hour circadian rhythm?

Or did we just grow in a radial pattern from the cradle of civilization?
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:10 PM   #2712
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That's actually fascinating how that center of population map looks like a map of day/ night. Are humans just tuned to a certain seasonal sun cycle beyond the 24 hour circadian rhythm?

Or did we just grow in a radial pattern from the cradle of civilization?
A big part is just that we like/need land, and the Pacific Ocean takes up most of the unpopulated hemisphere, explaining its emptiness. The other part is that India and China have had great agriculture for a long time, explaining their fullness. In between, Europe had Guns, Germs & Steel, and then sent themselves (and enslaved Africans) to re-populate the Americas (which may have had as many as 100m people and cities bigger than most of Europe in 1491)

Note: the Human Hemisphere is centered on a spot in Switzerland, while the total human population is centered somewhere in the "-stans" countries. You can see why Turkey and the Gulf States make such great places for a global hub (that, and cheap/subsidized costs from fuel to labor).
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Old 02-19-2016, 04:55 PM   #2713
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http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016...-airline-cork/

Cork flight put on hold.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:02 PM   #2714
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Just wanted to show y'all this amazing tail picture on the Massport homepage right now, a great blend of Europe and Asia!


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Old 02-21-2016, 09:33 AM   #2715
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Lots to discuss

1)TAP Portugal has loaded Lisbon-Boston according to the weekly schedule update on airliners. Looks to start early June and will be daily through September then drops off a bit then.

I can't find a schedule yet in freely available databases, TAP's website etc. It will be interesting to see where the flight fits timewise in crowded Terminal E.

2) Went to Boston Travel Show

Airlines that had booths were: JetBlue, Air Canada, El Al, Turkish Airlines, SATA now running with Azores Airlines branding, AeroMexico, and Norwegian

JetBlue had new seats and new In flight entertainment screen on display. No mint though

Norwegian got a lot of extra promotion since both Guadeloupe and Martinique had booths as well.

As expected, there was lots of Caribbean, North America and Europe tourism. However, there was a huge quadrant of booths promoting Indonesia. Too bad they didn't partner up with Emirates, Cathay Pacific or Qatar Airways to show the deals one can get from flying there. Also - nothing China-specific which was surprising to me.

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Just wanted to show y'all this amazing tail picture on the Massport homepage right now, a great blend of Europe and Asia!


Awesome picture - you get faraway view from that on the Blue Line between Wood Island and Airport. On the way home yesterday from Travel Show saw the exact same setup around 2:45 ish along with a British Airways tail
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:17 AM   #2716
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I really wish JetBlue would pull it's head out of its ass and start doing A321 flights on the tech shuttle between BOS and SFO. The older A320 don't have power outlets on normal seats and it sucks because my laptop sucks power.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:25 AM   #2717
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I really wish JetBlue would pull it's head out of its ass and start doing A321 flights on the tech shuttle between BOS and SFO. The older A320 don't have power outlets on normal seats and it sucks because my laptop sucks power.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business...I0H/story.html

http://www.jetblue.com/flying-on-jetblue/mint/

JetBlue will be starting Mint service on BOS-SFO starting next month. BOS-LAX will start in the Fall.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:46 AM   #2718
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Hooray. Never flown Mint, but just getting the A321's with the every seat AC adapter will be huge for us coach-dwellers.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:48 AM   #2719
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http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/22/tp-bos-jun16/w

June 11th Start - All Economy seating according to this "preliminary schedule"

TP217 LIS1425 1700BOS 332 D
TP218 BOS1945 0720+1LIS 332 D
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:02 AM   #2720
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I'm actually a bit surprised that TAP is starting out at daily, would have expected them to start off at 5x and then increase, especially since they are launching within 3.5 months. They must be very bullish about the route.
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