Did PDX-FRA last night with the 11:20pm departure. Flight was painless, went by fast and the 170degree seats weren't as bad as I had heard. Slept for over 5 hours. -- Frankfurt is quite far behind Amsterdam for connections though. Long passport lines, walked a long ways. Remote stands. Not nearly as...Jump to post
It was the worst storm in the world. But it weakened after landfall at Cuba (contrary to original prediction of over Bahama) and did not restrengthen as much as expected after leaving Cuba, thus when it hit FL it is a Cat 3 instead of Cat 5. Also, it hit the Keys instead of Floridan southeastern co...Jump to post
Right, and most everyone with any sense disagrees with the silly premise of your entire idea.
Modern society LOVES to tell other people what to do. It's one of the highest forms of idiocy on display each day. If you guys want to run charity airline flights for people, start an airline! Donate your life savings to subsidize ticket prices or something! Donate all your airmiles to charity today...Jump to post
That is the RIGHT thing to do and to argue otherwise is outrageous. It might be outrageous to YOU, but it's very logical and reasonable to a lot of citizens actually. Where is the line in your mind? - Hurricane, ok: how about break even pricing (whatever the heck that means) - car crash: ok, let's ...Jump to post
Why not raise prices and let the market decide if it wants to fly or drive?
What does a natural disaster have to do with airplane prices? The premise here is very confusing.
2018 is the first full year that Alaska loyalists (like myself) can't use delta to Europe. I make 3-4 trips a year, and I honestly haven't decided what I'm going to do after this year I've done idelandair and condor (well, will next week) and will have to compare that to switching allegiances to del...Jump to post
With the talk of connecting airports (YVR) in particular, I looked at my 2017 flight stats: - This year, I'll end up around 130,000 flight miles. 4 continents, 14 countries, and not a single connection in Seattle. LOVE IT! That's how you know PDX is growing up. (I do use YVR/SFO/LAX as needed for As...Jump to post
Eclipse 2017: Portland International Airport expects crowds, but not record-breaking ones http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2017/08/eclipse_2017_portland_internat.html What's interesting: " The commercial airlines that serve PDX didn't add flights to serve eclipse travel ," sa...Jump to post
I just booked (HGH)- ICN-SFO on Air China/Asiana/United The timings were fine and it worked easily and booked seamlessly (aside from having to call to select my seat with both carriers) On the way over I'm flying Air China just for the 748i flight. So, just one data point, but I don't see the issue ...Jump to post
Lol, thanks Bob. I really care what you think a lot. If you think I'm wasting my time making stories up on a.net, be my guest. What would my motivation be again, would you remind me? -- I only posted here as a warning to fellow spotters. I'm not trying to take on the Hennepin county police. I moved ...Jump to post
Mspxm, you know the exact area where I was arrested. I was as shocked as you of course. Why I wouldn't pursue legal action, I talked to come civil rights attorneys and they said, while I had a case, they wouldn't take it as there was a small chance to win in Hennepin county with the judges and polic...Jump to post
^^^ I have two lawyers I keep on retainer for work/business. He was some local Minnesota schmuck to make appearances instead of me flying out my GC to appear. But thanks for your opinion. No, no one was able to tell me why I was arrested. Is that clear enough for you? When I was cuffed and put in th...Jump to post
This is a great thread. Haven't seen so much whining in a long time on a.net, congrats all! Price or comfort, pick one. (Just like every product in America) "My Honda Civic doesn't have as much legroom as the Mercedes S550. Regulate Honda give me more for free!!!" Sound like a bunch of whi...Jump to post
Have you tried to get from PVG to hangzhou ??
I did this year. Will again in a few months.
It's a huge pain.
Probably 4 hours when you factor in stops and everything.
If you are going out to fuyang or anything, it's like half a day at least. No thanks.
Damn, I was going to book that for the fall. Getting directly to HGH is a lot easier than doing the PVG shuffle (maglev, subway, train).
Maybe I can get the flight in before it ends, but, that's sad.
That said, R/T prices were often in the $500 range, so, I guess I'm not shocked entirely.
My lawyer got a CWOP for me, so I paid a fine and over the course of a year was able to expunge this from my record. I was arrested for reasons that were never made clear to the arresting officer. I was told I was being suspicious (even though that's obviously not a crime), and I was in a public par...Jump to post
MSP airport. Standing on lawn at Fort Snelling State Park. (With families and delta pilot waiting for his wife). I had a Nikon D3300, that's it. -- I was cuffed and booked at the msp airport police station. Ultimately released into the terminal (I had a flight a few hours later). Took lawyers, bail ...Jump to post
For what it's worth, I've been arrested in the US taking pictures of planes (no drone). Public park, with other people around watching them too. US citizen, minding my own business. Cost me ~$10,000 to defend myself. -- Just for what it's worth, this stuff happens around the world to law abiding cit...Jump to post
^^^^ ASIA: PDX-NRT should switch to PDX-ICN, and I wouldn't be surprised if it happens as soon as 2018. The Narita hub is dead for Delta, and their JV with Korean will route connections here. This will actually be a big win for PDX (and might have me finally consider dropping AS MVPGold to go with D...Jump to post
F9 DEN-PDX OCT 3>1.5 NOV 0.1>0.0
^^^ It's not a non-sequitur in the context of your remarks. I think most people here are rolling their eyes at your need to denigrate a city for no good reason. We aren't talking about double daily service to Taipai here. We're talking about connecting a popular region of Florida with the hub of a w...Jump to post
Remember, it's not just pdx-mia/fll Think of the people in Yakima, Spokane, Boise, Bellingham, Eugene, Medford. The loyal AS people (or at least who check AS first) PDX can relieve Seattle flights for those routes, and Alaska needs that as they fight delta in Seattle with a smaller fleet. So, it's n...Jump to post
Icelandair starts 5 days a week (13456) today PDX-KEF. Add Saturday in a few weeks. I took this flight again last month, not full, but seems damn popular. Not sure I want to deal with KEF if it expands much more, just a total mess in that airport. That said, flights are fairly cheap, and it's an ea...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Cool, will be flying this exact route next month. Can't wait!Jump to post