Really wonder if they will announce and actually start SFO.
With Etihad gone, it has to be a route that actually makes sense to fly now.
wow, it's really starting to come together. I think the X is going to be a real step forward for Boeing. They are refining their carbon techniques with the wings, and automating more and more of the processes. More precision, more ability to take out weight, more repeatability, and less reliance on ...Jump to post
My perspective is different: I've been a customer since 1996 and I've been wondering why it's taking so long for some people to catch on. I was a customer since half.com days where I sold my textbooks. So, I guess I’ve seen, and used it for 21 years I had amazon delete my account a few months ago. ...Jump to post
There is a significant difference between having some planes flying around, and offering a true end to end logistics service. That said, ups and fedex have had a lock on the US market for so long, some competition would be good for them. Even if just the threat of it... that said, I’ve never underst...Jump to post
I’m really interested to see what happens when the Korean JV is approved. I assume the remaining NRT flights will go away and move to ICN. PDX is desperate for a n/s Asia flight with real connections deeper into Asia. PDX-ICN with all the connections available would be a big improvement. I’d also li...Jump to post
I think PDX is just seeing a maturation of service.
We got a lot of new stuff the last few year, so it can take time to digest and stabilize for Airlines.
I’m going to book the pdx-lhr flight for the first time for a trip to the UK in May. Really happy to have that, even if seasonal for now
Flown a lot of 777 legs now (sea-dxb, hkg-sfo, yvr-hkg). Never noticed 777 being louder than a330 which I fly the most.
Imagine it’s very subjective, especially with where you sit on the plane.
That said, with noise canceling headphones, none of it matters anyway.
As for the 800 number that will include many none travelling friends family and other hangers on. Airport enforcement officers should best be employed in separating and removing these individuals from the terminal ASAP. They pose a potential and serious risk to security imho. This is a completely a...Jump to post
If Air Berlin wasn’t making any money, and that caused them to eventually go bankrupt, doesn’t it make sense that fares would increase?
Why is this news, and how is this a bad thing?
PDX-HGH would be super for me, been there twice this year already... That said, it would lose money so fast it would be scary. PDX-China needs a non-stop for sure. Agree above, it’s going to need to be to PEK or PVG (most reasonable) and hopefully the airline ties in with AS (or Delta does it themse...Jump to post
^^^^ That reply is not only non-sensical, but also illogical. If you can’t make money on a route over 2 years, it goes away. I bet performance has more to do with low fares driven by Chinese airlines than the economics of Xian corporate travel itself. Cutting HGH sucked, it’s now two stops for me to...Jump to post
I think it’s quite interesting how much Us vs. Them is on display in this thread. How much bad blood is there between you all and your places of work? If I screwed up like this, I’d say ‘oops, I’m sorry’ and ask my staff to cover the shifts like normal. No one would freak out, or demand overtime. It...Jump to post
Old engine tech, but not expensive engine tech.
^^^ Yeah, that’s exactly what I am thinking. PDX-JFK/CLT are just too short to get enough sleep to hit the ground running. If I could do a JFK-PDX, leaving JFK at 1am, arriving PDX at 4am... that is really interesting to me. Especially if it was just a weekend trip to NYC. 5.5 hours of sleep.... yea...Jump to post
If Alaska had any brains, they would be flowing a lot more connections through PDX. Yakima, Boise, Montana, even Bellingham. Airport is less constrained, there is less competition and there is room for expansion. That leaves them to price more seats out of SEA for O&D customers as well, which I'...Jump to post
I'm sad to report, as a long time Alaska booster, I'm jumping ship in 2018. As my travel grows, Alaska's operational reliability (I am simply not willing to connect in SEA with Horizon) scares me. Less emotionally, Alaska cutting ties with Delta, and now to a large extent, American, means I can't ge...Jump to post
I bought a fancy condo downtown last November. I was feeling all smug at my find. Got a discount on it and all that. It’s on the 5th floor, near shops and restaurants and such. Life is good all winter. Then, come Spring and Summer, the rooftop bar opens up. Now, I had a view of it when I bought it, ...Jump to post
Reuters and Les Echos published news stories that were 100% incorrect. And yet some people call them 'professional and well informed' Might as well have read my own tea-leaves. Embarrassing for everyone involved, including the media for buying into this - to try to get a 'breaking' story, when no de...Jump to post
PDX based... my business does a lot with NZL and AUS vendors. I was in NZL last year, heading to AUS in a few weeks... PDX-LAX-SYD/BNE-LAX-PDX That said, I would be absolutely and unequivocally gobsmacked if QF or ANZ started flights to PDX. I would just fall off my chair. Now, I'd love it, just lov...Jump to post
^^^ For what it’s worth, the best CEOs in the world are rarely the smartest people in any board room or meeting. They hire and surround themselves with the very best and brightest people in the world. That’s what makes them the best CEOs. I don’t know anything about Qatar Management. I do know that ...Jump to post
^^^ yikes I remember last year around this time DL messed with the AMS schedule for a month or so. There was a 767-400ER on the route for 3-4 days, and all sorts of stuff. Hopefully it will at least go to an A330-200 for the winter. -- I am toying with giving up on Alaska and switching over to Delta...Jump to post
Flew Asiana ICN-SFO on the A350 this week. I wasn't expecting much, but I loved it. Great ride.
(Business class seats were the most comfy I've been in).
Really impressed with the bird, hope it serves Delta well long into the future!
^^^ A lot of people, myself included, will pay a PREMIUM to not have to stop, as well. Stops are the worst part of traveling long distances. Wasted time, potential for delays, misconceptions, ATC problems, MX problems. All to get somewhere slower.... Can’t imagine anyone doing that on purpose to the...Jump to post
A report by a Mexican financial newspaper recently leaked a report produced by HSBC Mexico of Interjet's worrying debt ratio. Interjet's EBITDA rate currently stood at 8.9x. It advised the airline to sell 7 of its planes on a sale-lease back agreement lowering its debt ratio to somewhere around 7.3...Jump to post
^^^^ That’s the definition of hero worship. People doing, and feeling obligated to glorify the actions of a dead person they didn’t know. — I wish all these threads that aren’t about aviation would be moved or deleted. Every time someone posts: did you hear what this Cabin crew did!!!! Did you see t...Jump to post
The Volvo Ocean Race is a pretty awesome race around the world in sailboats. It's really epic to track them as they go.
This livery..... not as epic...
I’m booked on Emirates DXB-SFO in late February. Still shows A380.
I’m in first so looking forward to shower. Downgrade would be lame!
These threads are fine until we get into Portland vs Seattle.
Those are stupid conversations we should all know go nowhere.
Portland needs all the flights I described. Others have some good ideas too.
PDX needs a few routes to fill in the map for us travelers. I have faith that Alaska will ramp back some service when Horizon issue is solved... INTERNATIONAL PDX-ICN on Korean. This is desperately needed. Getting to Asia requires a second connection now as the Delta NRT hub is dismantled. I have to...Jump to post
MCO is one of the armpits of the world in every conceivable measure. Doesnt deserve an LHR flight! I go for work as little as possible, and it's my least favorite city in any country on any continent. Flat, featureless, artificial and corporate feeling. Have you guys even started recycling yet? Appr...Jump to post
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