Ljubljana is a GREAT city. All of Slovenia is so gorgeous too. I did see a lot of Asian travelers there last year. The natural beauty and relative cost compared to other parts of Europe could be attractive. No idea if there is demand for a direct flight ... that airport is tiny. But, that's a great ...Jump to post
It's pretty interesting to read this and see large global airlines still gobbling up 77Ws. You read the rest of a.net, and you think the -300ER is a gas guzzling hog compared to A359 or 787-9. And yet, more and more keep getting delivered to blue-chip airlines. I know the line is nearing the end of ...Jump to post
Used the bar earlier this year on DXB-SFO. Packed.Jump to post
^^^ You are confusing the flow of cash with realizing a profit on a transaction. The money you pay for a ticket in January for a flight in July doesn’t go into an escrow account and sit unused till the day of your flight. But it’s not realized as a profit (or loss for a carrier like Norwegian that g...Jump to post
^^^ Man, that is a good looking bird and a great refreshed livery. Really really nicely done to Gulf.Jump to post
I still don’t get why people make such a big deal about Amazon. It’s just an online mall for cheap stuff. Do the locals get this fired up when Wal-mart wants to open new offices???? — AS - already flies sea-dca/iad DL- adding sea-iad Does a route really need more service for one company moving some ...Jump to post
I booked the PDX-BOS redeye for the first time ever in July. Flight times are really really good. Even though I've moved to Delta (should hit Plat) I still use Alaska when they have the N/S options. That's a great flight time there and back. -- That said, the Alaska PDX-JFK redeye flight times are h...Jump to post
What do you mean by aggressive? In this side of the Atlantic that hints to unethical or even illegal actions. I do business on 3 continents, and with the UK constantly. I've never had a single UK business person not understand what aggressive pricing was. How pedantic can we get here, when we all k...Jump to post
^^^^ Now that the DL/KE Joint Venture is close to being ratified and fully approved.... Asia HAS to get PDX-ICN service on Korean. Like, there is no way that doesn't happen. It has to, we're desperate. Maybe Delta keeps PDX-NRT for the O/D, I've used it a bunch and it's a lovely flight. But, PDX-ICN...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] Probably I'm just repeating what many have said before, but I can think of nothing worse than sitting for upwards of 16 hours in an economy class seat. I'd much rather have a one stop flight to break the journey up even if it cost a bit more. It may be different for those at the ...Jump to post
Oh dear, I’d go nuts thinking of the time wasted! It’s one of my biggest nightmares. Going nowhere, fast. I always pay extra for a direct routing, and I consider great circle mapper each time to make sure if I have to connect it’s as efficient as possible. Time is way more valuable than money! You c...Jump to post
I live in the USA (western part). Going to Cyprus in September for first time. You realize the island is split into two basically as well? Half of it Greek. Half Turkish? So, on one half of the island you can’t even fly to certain places. The other half is inverted. It’s wild. Anyway, I’ve never met...Jump to post
PDX based, been a loyal AS guy for years (Gold 75K for 2018 after years of gold). 2018 onward: Switched to Delta. Currently at MSP on my way home from MSN (Madison, WI). That is just not possible on Alaska. And you know what? I’m really enjoying Delta. I won’t hit Diamond with them, but I status mat...Jump to post
For the record, the ‘e-tint’ windows are one of my favorite parts of being a pax on the 787.
Just great execution of something that technology made a lot better. Better view, better control, can still stare out the window at all times. Really love this feature of the plane.
Great trip report man, love the photos.
From 5F in Chicago to probably 80F in the sunshine. Smart man!
TheOldDude is one of the few people making sense on this thread.Jump to post
In in Dubai today, been watching all the planes depart and arrived into DXB on FlightRadar. It’s a crazy operation for two runways. Lots of planes have to hold or do some turns before arrival. Going to be fun with just one runway for a bit :) Love the airport though, and Emirates runs a pretty tight...Jump to post
Disgusting how so many of you are blinded by your economic privilege to see why this is a problem. We need a $15 minimum wage NOW. lol, and then what? What do companies do that have to double worker wages? ..... they raise their prices. So everyone pays more to subsidize some silly and arbitrary la...Jump to post
PDX has four flights to Europe: Daily, year round to AMS on delta Summer seasonal to LHR, FRA, KEF on delta, condor and icelandair respectively. — To stay on topic with this thread - as much as it absolutely abhores me personally to connect in Seattle via airplane, let alone drive!!, I do know peopl...Jump to post
I’m paying $400+USD for the privealge of flying JIB-DXB this Sunday.....
They only need to sell a few seats and the flight is paid for at those prices!
Maybe a one off, but, not looking forward to using them again on next trip to ME.
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