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
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