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Dieuwer Apr 19, 17 7:49 am

BOS - Gone?
 
Looks like the morning flight is gone.

Flame3601 Apr 19, 17 8:46 am

Not sure what date/s you are looking at , but i can see certain days only operating one flight per day as of June.

Dieuwer Apr 19, 17 8:55 am


Originally Posted by Flame3601 (Post 28200020)
Not sure what date/s you are looking at , but i can see certain days only operating one flight per day as of June.

Yes, only the evening flight is left. Is this due to the laptop ban? = less demand?

DYKWIA Apr 19, 17 9:31 am

Probably just reduced during May/June (Ramadan). There's quite a few other reductions - see the New Routes thread.

Duke787 Apr 19, 17 9:39 am

Unfortunately not just a seasonal response. Per Business Insider this is being reduced along with LA and SEA. They've directly cited the laptop ban as weakening demand

http://www.businessinsider.com/emira...vel-ban-2017-4


Starting May 1, flights to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be reduced from daily flights to five flights a week. The airline says it will make the same cuts to its Orlando, Florida, service starting May 23.

Starting June 1 and 2, Seattle and Boston service will be reduced to a single daily flight from two previously. Finally, beginning July 1, Emirates' twice-daily service to Los Angeles will be cut down to a single flight.

"This is a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand to US," an airline representative told Business Insider. "The recent actions taken by the US government relating to the issuance of entry visas, heightened security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins have had a direct impact on consumer interest and demand for air travel into the US."

Dieuwer Apr 19, 17 9:42 am

Does this increase the chance to see the A380 in Boston?

Flame3601 Apr 19, 17 9:58 am

Yeah who knows besides EK HQ. I see Lucky just reported on it as well. I do not mind the cuts , but just along as the service stays in the current form :D

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...OMAAT+Facebook

Wonder what QR/EY are thinking ....

AntonS Apr 19, 17 11:34 am

EK is reducing US flights (SEA, BOS, LAX, FLL, MCO)
 
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/19/emirates-trims-us-flights-after-trump-administration-curbs.html

The airline will move its daily services at Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to five days a week. Its services in Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles will also be cut from twice-daily to daily service.

UA1K_no_more Apr 19, 17 11:41 am


Emirates Airline, the world’s biggest carrier by international traffic, is cutting flights to five U.S. cities after actions by the Trump administration slowed bookings from Middle Eastern countries.

The Dubai-based carrier’s action is the clearest sign of the commercial impact of President Donald Trump’s efforts to curtail immigration from several Muslim-majority countries and limit the use of electronics on some U, S, bound flights.

“Over the past three months, we have seen a significant deterioration in the booking profiles on all our U.S. routes, across travel segments,” the airline said. “Emirates has therefore responded as any profit-oriented enterprise would and we will redeploy capacity to serve demand on other routes on our global network.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/emirate...ons-1492610648

DYKWIA Apr 19, 17 11:48 am

Maybe a cancellation of some Boeing orders will follow?

The A350 is a great aircraft :D

Metanoia Apr 19, 17 11:50 am

I wonder if CNBC has the right context - they may be reporting on the seasonal Ramadan cuts. EK217/218 (DXB-LAX v/v 2nd service) returns in July if I'm not mistaken.

DYKWIA Apr 19, 17 11:55 am


Originally Posted by Metanoia (Post 28200900)
I wonder if CNBC has the right context - they may be reporting on the seasonal Ramadan cuts. EK217/218 (DXB-LAX v/v 2nd service) returns in July if I'm not mistaken.

There is a direct quote from Emirates - so I guess it's permanent (or at least until things pick up again).

Metanoia Apr 19, 17 11:58 am


Originally Posted by DYKWIA (Post 28200922)
There is a direct quote from Emirates - so I guess it's permanent (or at least until things pick up again).

Well, I think they're definitely succeeding on the yields then, my latest fare in J SFO-HYD (booking class O) is at least 15% higher than last months trip. I always check LAX as I don't mind a quick hop and lunch with family and friends - fares there are just as high.

EK77W Apr 19, 17 12:17 pm

I think those reduction are permanent:


“Emirates has, therefore, responded as any profit-oriented enterprise would, and we will redeploy capacity to serve demand on other routes on our global network,”
From May 1 and May 23 respectively, Emirates’ Fort Lauderdale and Orlando operations will move from daily services to five a week. Its Seattle and Boston operations will move from twice-daily services to a daily service from June 1 and 2 respectively. And from July 1, the airline said, its operations to Los Angeles will move from twice-daily to a daily service.
http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...ions-1.2014318

Madone59 Apr 19, 17 12:30 pm


Originally Posted by EK77W (Post 28201021)
I think those reduction are permanent

Not a surprise. Even before the current american political climate EK had a bit too much capacity (IMO) going to SEA and BOS. I hope they continue to expand into North American, but wouldn't be surprised of the EWR-ATH-DXB is the last new route we see for a little while.


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