^^^^ 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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Why is this news?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
That's super cool for SAN, congrats guys.
What a sight that will be there!
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.
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...Jump to post
^^^^^ 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...Jump to post
"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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
<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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 / ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
<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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post