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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 26, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 258
Views: 21857

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Pdx-mex should do well since Aeromexico partners with Alaska.
Not sure Alaska will be thrilled to route customers that way, but it's the only way I'll take the flight.

Think some of us will explore using pdx-mex-xxx for Central America and or South America as well compared to American.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 24, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 258
Views: 21857

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I bought business class r/t on Condor.. the price is SOO reasonable... (not a stellar product, but wanted those Alaska EQMs!!). Schedule sucks, and agree with all the schedule and seasonality issues mentioned. I take what I can get, and I'm sticking with Alaska Mileage Plan. International EQMs are w...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 24, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 258
Views: 21857

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Currently driving around the Baltics after doing PDX-KEF-HEL. Not a bad way to go compared to PDX-AMS-XXX. I was terrified that losing Delta option (I'm loyal to AS still) would hurt, but it is possible to get around. Using Condor PDX-FRA-XXX in September, and that was tough to plan around with 3x w...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 10, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14296

Re: WHAT MAKES SEA BETTER THAN NRT FOR DELTA

The only reason AA and UA have a lot of traffic flow over NRT is because they both have JV partners there (JL and NH, respectively). With UA closing NRT-ICN in the near future, there will be no more beyond-NRT flights on either AA's or UA's own metal. Reasons why NRT is no longer an optimal Asia hu...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat May 06, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36035

Re: Emirates to cut JFK-DXB from 3X to 2X daily

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Interesting that EK has an A380 that lands at 8:45pm into JFK and doesn't return to DXB until 4:30pm the next day. Seems like a poor use of aircraft.



Uh, yeah, that's not how airline operations work.
The same physical plane doesn't fly some specific flight numbers, obviously.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 05, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane Airline Prices
Replies: 18
Views: 2690

Re: Insane Airline Prices

I fail to see the issue. You got a free trip to the U.K. Isn't that better than what you expected?? Finally, this comes up a lot: just because YOU don't want to pay X for something, doesn't mean others share the same hesitance. If you've got to be somewhere, you've got to be there. So you pay whatev...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 2897

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

I tried it last month (Alaska started pdx-ewr, so gave it a go).....

It was he worst airport to city experience I've had in North America.

Never ever using EWR for any reason to manhattan.
Dreadful as everyone else clearly understands.

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12765

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Definitely smart to get rid of pork like this. Aside from medivac + firefighting, how is 'air service' really essential to any community that has a highway within 5 hours drive? Barrow alaska or something.... I can see that, as there are no highways. But Alaska serves that 3x daily. I can't imagine ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Misdemeanors affecting pilot career
Replies: 24
Views: 1805

Re: Misdemeanors affecting pilot career

First, you might consider furthering your education so you get better at the grammar..... Second, if you got a CWOP or similar, many states let you expunge that, on your own, with zero cost after a year. You can google around for the laws of whatever state it occurred in. Minnessota provides templat...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about some UA routes at SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4004

Re: Questions about some UA routes at SFO

I'm going to hangzhou on business next month, but I'm flying to shanghai and then taking train down. I don't fly united, but was tempted to fly the sfo-hgh flight, but I don't think it's daily or operated on the days I needed to travel. Pvg-hgh via subway/train/taxi is not going to be as easy as I e...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 567
Views: 89106

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

I, along with most people engaged in business, will always pay a premium for a non-stop. The airlines know this, which is why they offer them (and charge more for them). If you've got to fly the distance of syd-JFK, why stop 3/4 of the way there and make your journey that much longer (not to mention...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 258
Views: 21857

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I'm sure I'll get jumped on for this "theory" but I'm jumping in anyway...I've noticed since around mid-summer time 2016 a fair number of Alaska billboards popping up around town toting the Alaska/British Airways partnership and how one can earn Alaska miles flying to London on BA. Prior ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 29409

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

I'm curious about market share to both Europe and Asia from Pdx. I imagine there are many Asia connections via SFO, especially China, and even Europe via ORD and AMS. Alaskas code sharing with BA probably sucks up a large amount of the traffic to LHR from OR/WA as well. A few years ago I heard 1000...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways starts services on Bengaluru – Colombo route
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Jet Airways starts services on Bengaluru – Colombo route

Cool, will be flying this exact route next month. Can't wait!

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 29409

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

HA will certainly return on PDX-OGG once they have their A321NEOs. That is just what they are for. -- For me, as an AS flyer (Gold for many years now) I need the following (considering the Delta breakup this year) Nonstop to DEN, JFK (2x daily) and then MKE/ABQ on the E175. For Europe, the fact that...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/AS partnership to end
Replies: 88
Views: 12218

Re: DL/AS partnership to end

RWSEA nailed this best up further.... this is a big loss for us PDX based flyers doing a mix of domestic + international. I have been MVPGold for 4-5 years now. Doing 100k miles, with 4-5 international trips to Europe/Asia/Australia, plus lots of domestic stuff. Right now, I honestly don't know what...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 13757

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

Agree that in the near term (5 years)... not going to happen. However, part of the goal of buying Virgin America is to help raise the profile of the entire airline group. I could see in 5-10 years them taking a stab at a mid con hub. My guess would 100% be STL. Lots of facilities available, generall...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the First Real ETOPS 240 Incident be a Game Changer?
Replies: 52
Views: 12292

Re: Could the First Real ETOPS 240 Incident be a Game Changer?

Uncontained engine failure. Large piece of a turbine disc goes through the fuselage and takes out the other engine. And before you say that can't happen, there was a 767 incident on the ground where fragments from one engine were found in the other engine. So, math would say then a twin is thusly t...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 29409

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

Booked tickets on the nonstop delta PDX-LHR. Bookings appear to be fairly good this far out judging by the seat maps. Especially July 3rd PDX-LHR, the flight is almost completely booked. Being the only nonstop to the UK I think this flight will do quite well. July 3rd a PDX-AMS also seems to have a...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 100 Years old
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 100 Years old

Transited AMS today in fact. (Pdx-ams-bud).
Lovely airport, even with construction happening and long lines for passport control today, still my favorite European airport to transit.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada tells passenger his wheelchair is too big
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: Air Canada tells passenger his wheelchair is too big

Why is this news?

Seriously?

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12
Replies: 349
Views: 58217

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12

I noticed again tonight (Aug 2) that Condor is operating 2x flights PDX-FRA. Based on the flt#s, I assume it's making up for a mechanical delay here in PDX, but, it's also the second time I've seen it in the last 30 days or so. First time, the planes were not more than 10 minutes separated, tonight ...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's 737-400Combi Retirement Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Alaska's 737-400Combi Retirement Schedule

Flew the combi anc-Scc-Brw last week.
Real treat. Sad to see them leave.

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aircraft tires have straight lines for treads?
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Why do aircraft tires have straight lines for treads?

All this talk of treads is interesting, but misses the main point: Aircraft tires are not driven by a motor. Tread doesn't do much of anything. (Do wheelbarrows have huge knobby tires? No. Generally smooth with simple grooves) The tires are along for the ride, they need to resist side to side motion...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss starting service to SAN DIEGO, CANCUN and COSTA RICA
Replies: 21
Views: 3560

Re: Edelweiss starting service to SAN DIEGO, CANCUN and COSTA RICA

That's super cool for SAN, congrats guys.

What a sight that will be there!

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Simultaneous Landing (2x UA), 800 Feet Apart!
Replies: 38
Views: 9826

Re: SFO Simultaneous Landing (2x UA), 800 Feet Apart!

Yeah, I don't get how this video is surprising to any aviation fan.

It's completely normal for SFO in every way.

no need to start a thread to cry wolf for zero reason without any facts. Irresponsible almost.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue May 31, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Comes To SEA-LHR; DL Goes To PDX-LHR
Replies: 74
Views: 18134

RE: VS Comes To SEA-LHR; DL Goes To PDX-LHR

omg, it's true! Great timings too for <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. LOVE that afternoon departure (one of my main complaints about <acronym title="Portland - Internatio...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue May 31, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12
Replies: 349
Views: 58217

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12

^^^^^ uhhhh, that would be huge and very unexpected news from Delta! Might be part of the <acronym title="Bearskin Airlines (Canada)">JV</acronym> with VA that they have to add metal if VA does.... so I guess it makes more sense than any other add (and I've said on other thread there is NO way Virig...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue May 31, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Comes To SEA-LHR; DL Goes To PDX-LHR
Replies: 74
Views: 18134

RE: VS Comes To SEA-LHR; DL Goes To PDX-LHR

"And even though <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> doesn't serve international, they are targeted in this announcement. " I would assume they would be targeted in a favorable way here, actually. I mean, Delta doesn't have 20% of the presence in Portland they have in Seattle. They w...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun May 29, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Announces Seattle
Replies: 50
Views: 18616

RE: Virgin Atlantic Announces Seattle

I've taken the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> flight a few times, and it's always been empty (and cheap fa...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat May 21, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAL Wouldnt Sit Me Next To My Child
Replies: 22
Views: 2279

RE: UAL Wouldnt Sit Me Next To My Child

I don't understand why this is the airlines fault??

"There should be a law"????
Good lord. It's 2016, handle your business instead of asking others to do it for you.


Just go to the gate and get on the plane. It will be fine. Sheesh.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 18, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Takes Its First US-assembled Airbus A321
Replies: 46
Views: 15610

RE: AA Takes Its First US-assembled Airbus A321

They have 138 A321s already???

Holy heck, does that shock anyone else?
That's probably 50 more than I ever would have guessed.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue May 10, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & JL Code Share Deal
Replies: 26
Views: 5324

RE: AS & JL Code Share Deal

GREAT!

At least if Delta leaves PDX-NRT, JAL will swoop in (with a TON more connections to boot).

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 06, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12
Replies: 349
Views: 58217

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pdxav8r" class="quote" target="_blank">pdxav8r</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 27233

Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1

Shrug, I'm just a guy who manages a multimillion dollar business importing and assembling product and then exporting it domestically and abroad. Yeah, I guess I don't know anything about management for something like this. Anyway. It's just funny to hear people say 'the managers are exporting jobs a...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 27233

Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1

Who is going to take you seriously when you add filler like this at the end of your post: "r me, this is just another example of the way that the American executive class is destroying American manufacturing." Present the facts and let people make their own conclusions instead of trying to force fee...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS VX Merger Official
Replies: 247
Views: 33715

RE: AS VX Merger Official

I posted this in the Oregon Aviation thread, but: The Route Map they use on the merger site is rather old. From Portland specifically, it is missing 4x routes: <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / ...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11
Replies: 204
Views: 17356

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11

It's kinda funny, the Route Map they use on the merger page is old. It doesn't show: <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> <acrony...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11
Replies: 204
Views: 17356

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11

With the merger official this morning, I do worry about impact on <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>. We're just sort of the odd duck now that <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> will have larger ops in sfo sjc and lax. They've got e175...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Impact On SEA-PDX
Replies: 63
Views: 12436

RE: Amtrak Cascades Impact On SEA-PDX

Wake me up when the train does 200mph.
Otherwise fly or drive.
Who has time for train??

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11
Replies: 204
Views: 17356

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pdxswa" class="quote" target="_blank">pdxswa</a> (<a href="#146" class="quote">Reply 146</a>):<br/><i>Freshly painted Air Canada 789 Boeing 564 ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Brits Arrested At Nairobi For Spotting
Replies: 44
Views: 14725

RE: Four Brits Arrested At Nairobi For Spotting

My post about being arrested for spotting was deleted as 'Off Topic' in a thread about spotters being arrested for spotting... -- To repost in perhaps more detail so the moderators can understand how this relates to the thread... I (32 year old, white male, full american citizen), was arrested outsi...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11
Replies: 204
Views: 17356

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lhpdx" class="quote" target="_blank">lhpdx</a> (<a href="#126" class="quote">Reply 126</a>):<br/><i>waiting 3 hours for a <acronym title="Seattl...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11
Replies: 204
Views: 17356

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 11

I'm at heathrow terminal 4 right now waiting to do lhr-sea-pdx with delta. 3 hour connection in Seattle. Just Miserable. Pdx-Lhr is the most needed route we have. I'm tempted to stop coming to England for business until we have that. Just a full day wasted on the westbound leg. Pdx-Ams-lhr isn't muc...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Sponsor Los Angeles Dodgers
Replies: 54
Views: 6463

RE: Emirates Sponsor Los Angeles Dodgers

Makes sense, but the Dodgers??? They are terrible. I get that they are in <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>, but why not sponsor a team that wins in the post season. It's sort of like sponsoring a <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> farm team that happens to be near a big cit...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Increases Q400 Capacity To 90 Seats
Replies: 46
Views: 14537

RE: Bombardier Increases Q400 Capacity To 90 Seats

The press release is very unclear. This has to be a stretch right??
Or are they taking out a baggage hold or something??

If stretched, how long?

Great to see them come out swinging finally. New energy!

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 10
Replies: 221
Views: 15593

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 10

Yes, but none of our Canadian customers are buying our products.
So why go visit them?

Not like Canada makes much other than maple syrup and overpriced oil.  

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 10
Replies: 221
Views: 15593

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#163" class="quote">Reply 163</a>):<br/><i> I don't know any many people that fly <ac...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016
Replies: 155
Views: 10962

RE: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016

For the love of god we need Alaska to fly pdx-den

Also want to see sfo-sin

And back on pdx: ba Lhr-pdx or icn-pdx on Korean.


Come on Santa!!

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Charts Impressive Growth In AA's Network
Replies: 54
Views: 10843

RE: PHX Charts Impressive Growth In AA's Network

One of the big problems for <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> will always be that, it's just not a very nice place to go most of the year. It's not quite as bad as Orlando, but, it's a sprawled out city with a horrible climate i...

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