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Old 03-10-2014, 09:13 PM   #1701
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Not surprised. Would like to see what AA/US does in the future at Logan.
The combined carrier(along with the AA/BA joint venture) already has four of the five most important business markets covered(New York, DC, Chicago, London), not to mention Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles. I don't see anything more than a modest expansion focusing on other large AA business markets and perhaps a few international niche markets.

-San Francisco: 2-3 daily A319s
-Raleigh: 5 daily CRJ700s
-Toronto: 5 daily CRJ700s
-Columbus: 2-3 daily CRJ700s
-Bermuda: 1 daily B738
-Madrid: 1 daily B757, replacing Iberia and operating year-round

In related news, BA has increased capacity slightly for the summer, with all three of the evening departures scheduled to run on 747s. I imagine the 212 will continue to see mostly the high-J configuration and the 202 and 214 will see a mix of mid and high. US has also started running an A330 on the Charlotte-Boston route.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:46 PM   #1702
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The combined carrier(along with the AA/BA joint venture) already has four of the five most important business markets covered(New York, DC, Chicago, London), not to mention Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles. I don't see anything more than a modest expansion focusing on other large AA business markets and perhaps a few international niche markets.

-San Francisco: 2-3 daily A319s
-Raleigh: 5 daily CRJ700s
-Toronto: 5 daily CRJ700s
-Columbus: 2-3 daily CRJ700s
-Bermuda: 1 daily B738
-Madrid: 1 daily B757, replacing Iberia and operating year-round

In related news, BA has increased capacity slightly for the summer, with all three of the evening departures scheduled to run on 747s. I imagine the 212 will continue to see mostly the high-J configuration and the 202 and 214 will see a mix of mid and high. US has also started running an A330 on the Charlotte-Boston route.
Agree with most of those.. The only one that is maybe iffy is Bermuda since JetBlue and Delta are both on it. Delta does extremely well on the route too. Loads are better than their Atlanta flight!

I think the combined airline returns to Aruba for at least weekend service.

I would love to see a couple extra European routes in the summer.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:29 PM   #1703
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Bermuda is a very strong business route. It's a major banking and insurance hub for both the US and UK. Also, having been there about 15 times, I can say Bermudians are extremely fond of Boston. They come here for their medical care, they attend our prep schools and colleges and there are many Bermudians living in the Boston area. The tourist demographic for Bermuda is skewed towards the higher income set, more in line with that of St. John or Antigua than Aruba or Jamaica.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:00 AM   #1704
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“For the life of me, I can’t see why Boston wouldn’t take a double-daily frequency or 380s in the air,” Clark said. “On the basis of the forward bookings, the route would take it.”

http://bostonherald.com/business/bus...kings_take_off
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:42 PM   #1705
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“For the life of me, I can’t see why Boston wouldn’t take a double-daily frequency or 380s in the air,” Clark said. “On the basis of the forward bookings, the route would take it.”

http://bostonherald.com/business/bus...kings_take_off
Baby steps. I think an upgrade to a daily 777-300 would be a logical move if advanced bookings warrant a capacity upgrade.

I have several Indian friends and people who have to travel to India for work that are pretty excited about Emirates coming. They have a solid India network that allows for easier transit for some than going via Frankfurt on Lufthansa, or London on British Airways.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:19 PM   #1706
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US has also started running an A330 on the Charlotte-Boston route.
I was surprised to find this out yesterday when flying back from Savannah with a group of friends. Ten of the 11 of us were flying direct on Jet Blue, and the 11th was on US Airways, connecting through Charlotte. When he told me he was booked on an A330-200 from Charlotte to Boston, I didn't believe him until I confirmed it on Flight Aware.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:32 PM   #1707
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JetBlue and Turkish Airlines applied to DOT to begin one-way codesharing on select routes from Logan, JFK and Dulles.

https://twitter.com/airlinefilings/s...00839229276162


Jetblue also flying to Hyannis seasonally from JFK. http://blog.jetblue.com/index.php/20...86-hyannis-ma/
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:01 AM   #1708
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Last night picking up a friend, I noticed that Alitalia has changed their evening departure from 5:30ish to 11pm. Any idea when this change took place? I'd be curious if it helps them at all.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:12 PM   #1709
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Massport has released the February passengers numbers for Logan.

Total Airport Passengers: 1,935,511 (up 3.0% over February 2013)
Total YTD Airport Passengers: 3,951,716 (up 1.4% over 2013)
Total International Passengers: 257,633 (up 7.1% over February 2013)
Total YTD International Passengers: 548,695 (up 4.0 % over 2013)
Total Domestic Passengers: 1,671,834 (up 2.4 % over February 2013)
Total Domestic Passengers YTD: 3,391,537 (up 1.0 % over 2013)

Loads for JAL's Tokyo flight: 141 passengers
Loads for Copa's Panama City flight: 96 passengers
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:01 PM   #1710
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Massport has released the February passengers numbers for Logan.

Total Airport Passengers: 1,935,511 (up 3.0% over February 2013)
Total YTD Airport Passengers: 3,951,716 (up 1.4% over 2013)
Total International Passengers: 257,633 (up 7.1% over February 2013)
Total YTD International Passengers: 548,695 (up 4.0 % over 2013)
Total Domestic Passengers: 1,671,834 (up 2.4 % over February 2013)
Total Domestic Passengers YTD: 3,391,537 (up 1.0 % over 2013)

Loads for JAL's Tokyo flight: 141 passengers
Loads for Copa's Panama City flight: 96 passengers
Thanks for posting the updates. Can't wait for March with Emirates #'s

Not a bad showing by Copa. Would love to know what the top 5 connecting destinations are in Panama City.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:47 PM   #1711
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Aer Lingus has recently subcontracted some runs on its BOS-SNN route to Air Contractors which uses Aer Lingus liveried 757s,
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:35 PM   #1712
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Aer Lingus has shifted both the New York and Boston to Shannon routes to the contracted 757s. This will allow them to operate both routes year round whereas the A330 was too much plane even in the summer.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:29 AM   #1713
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Is the JAL load factor to Tokyo considered good? I think there are 186 seats 42 in business class. It probably depends to some degree on how many of the business call seats are filled.


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Massport has released the February passengers numbers for Logan.

Total Airport Passengers: 1,935,511 (up 3.0% over February 2013)
Total YTD Airport Passengers: 3,951,716 (up 1.4% over 2013)
Total International Passengers: 257,633 (up 7.1% over February 2013)
Total YTD International Passengers: 548,695 (up 4.0 % over 2013)
Total Domestic Passengers: 1,671,834 (up 2.4 % over February 2013)
Total Domestic Passengers YTD: 3,391,537 (up 1.0 % over 2013)

Loads for JAL's Tokyo flight: 141 passengers
Loads for Copa's Panama City flight: 96 passengers
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #1714
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Is the JAL load factor to Tokyo considered good? I think there are 186 seats 42 in business class. It probably depends to some degree on how many of the business call seats are filled.
It works out to a 76% load factor which is pretty respectable. Yields are going to tell the who financial story of the flight. My friend travels to Tokyo regularly for work (always flies on the JAL flight) and he's said that the Business Class cabin has always been more than half full on the dozen plus flights he's been on. So at least on some flights the Business class seats are being filled pretty good.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:10 PM   #1715
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Aer Lingus has shifted both the New York and Boston to Shannon routes to the contracted 757s. This will allow them to operate both routes year round whereas the A330 was too much plane even in the summer.
I'm going to guess that the second SNN-BOS flight is with an Aer Lingus A330. The westbound 757 flight is numbered "EIN1AC", which reflects its operation by the subcontractor, whereas the the second westbound flight is EIN135, which has been an Aer Lingus designation for that route for some time. Flight Aware doesn't identify the aircraft type, I assume that from its flight number, it's operated by Aer Lingus itself, which doesn't own or operate any 757s.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:11 PM   #1716
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It works out to a 76% load factor which is pretty respectable. Yields are going to tell the who financial story of the flight. My friend travels to Tokyo regularly for work (always flies on the JAL flight) and he's said that the Business Class cabin has always been more than half full on the dozen plus flights he's been on. So at least on some flights the Business class seats are being filled pretty good.
If it's just 'more than half full', those aren't great loads, especially when you consider that just because someone is flying in business class, it doesn't mean a business class fare was paid. If they wanted my advice, I'd say knock J down to 24-30 seats and add in a premium economy product.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:17 PM   #1717
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I'm going to guess that the second SNN-BOS flight is with an Aer Lingus A330. The westbound 757 flight is numbered "EIN1AC", which reflects its operation by the subcontractor, whereas the the second westbound flight is EIN135, which has been an Aer Lingus designation for that route for some time. Flight Aware doesn't identify the aircraft type, I assume that from its flight number, it's operated by Aer Lingus itself, which doesn't own or operate any 757s.
There is no second Shannon flight, this is the only one and it's the 757 operated by Air Contractors on behalf of Aer Lingus. Flight Aware screwed up. They do stuff like that all the time, it's not that great of a website.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:29 PM   #1718
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You know, you may be right. According to this, EIN135 has been taxiing around Shannon Airport for the past four hours and is scheduled to arrive in Boston in about three hours (about 20 minutes after the 757 flight is scheduled to arrive). I wonder if it reflects a scheduled but unused slot owned by Aer Lingus.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:36 PM   #1719
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I don't think it relates to a slot issue so much as it is a simple glitch in their system. On a few occasions I have seen this happen with British Airways flights where it shows an extra flight with an abnormal flight number similar to the EIN1NC that you saw and potentially other incorrect or incomplete information.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:41 PM   #1720
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Article on NY/Boston-Shannon 757 service:

http://airlineroute.net/2013/07/04/ei-snn-jan14/
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