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by jbpdx
Wed May 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64280

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Those Hayden flights were definitely 150 seat planes. I flew from BOS out to Steamboat one round-trip in March, and the plane was probably 2/3 full. I was hoping the BOS route had a chance of hanging on. If the route IS dead for 2020, that's not surprising but also sad. I feel like you do need a bi...

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by jbpdx
Wed May 22, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Things have definately changed for the worse in the past few years, in regards to trade. Which would be the backbone of a PEK route. If trade conditions improve in the future, then we may see an HU tail here in less than a decade. But a direct flight to ICN is overdue, IMO. I would not be surprised...

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by jbpdx
Tue May 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the HND add is great, but I can’t help but think about the gaping hole in Asian bound traffic. With no connections in Tokyo through Haneda, all of that traffic is funneled through SEA, SFO, etc. Even at less than daily, a carrier like KE or HU should work decently without negatively impacti...

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by jbpdx
Mon May 20, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11217

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

They’re trying to get another airport built to serve the Seattle metro area. The possibilities and speculation begin! Alaska widebody service, new PNW AA hub... https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/recommendation-for-major-new-airport-coming-by-2022/949913410 https://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a620/p...

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by jbpdx
Fri May 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 40
Views: 3825

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

Just a couple years ago people said PDX-MCO wouldn’t work. PDX-South Florida averages ~160 PDEW (weaker in Q3). PDX-MIA/FLL is a perfect example of a route where a nonstop can boost traffic by ~40%. SkyScanner shows the shortest duration one-stops are 7.5-8+ hour travel time but with unrealistic sho...

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by jbpdx
Fri May 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 731
Views: 119341

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

And I don't understand why people keep thinking everyone will just drive 2+ hours to catch a flight. The fact is, most people don't. Exactly right. The same argument can be said for San Diego to LAX...most people don't. They fly out of the airport that's closest to them. The only time I've driven u...

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by jbpdx
Fri May 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 11984

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

Keith2004 wrote:

They already have a 339 allocated to PDX-HND, per the DOT filing, not sure if that requires 2 frames.
But SEA-KIX and HNL-HND are good candidates


A332 for HND-PDX.

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by jbpdx
Fri May 17, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 731
Views: 119341

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA. Didn’t DL cut the route about 20 years ago? NW started it about 15 years ago and it hasn’t been cut since. They would have canceled it around 2009 had the ...

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by jbpdx
Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like Delta/Portland made the cut for Haneda. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2019-0014-0079 This is great news! Delta will be using the 234-passenger A332 with 34 flat-bed Delta One seats, 32 Delta Comfort+ seats, and 168 Economy seats. Daily, year round. Will be interesting to...

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by jbpdx
Sun May 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14324

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

Have things in Acapulco changed for the better recently? IIRC this once glamorous and extremely popular tourist destination had become one of the most deadly cities in the world in recent years... It’s very unsafe. Hotels are empty. They have a big problem with gangs running protection rackets. Tou...

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by jbpdx
Sat May 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14324

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

Have things in Acapulco changed for the better recently? IIRC this once glamorous and extremely popular tourist destination had become one of the most deadly cities in the world in recent years... It’s very unsafe. Hotels are empty. They have a big problem with gangs running protection rackets. Tou...

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by jbpdx
Fri May 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 40
Views: 3825

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

lightsaber wrote:

I'm facinated by this thread as I really want to see LGB to Florida options. We will have similar discussions on that.


I think I remember JetBlue LGB-FLL. No?

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by jbpdx
Mon May 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

United still doesn’t even fly year round to IAD. PDX needs unserved routes filled and I doubt United will provide anything there. While AS doesn't currently serve IAD nonstop from PDX, AS could add PDX-IAD nonstop service since AS already serves IAD. And if Alaska did, United would drop that route ...

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by jbpdx
Mon May 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I don’t see United adding anything from PDX, certainly not PDX-LAX, which already has 18 roundtrips a day on AS, AA, DL and WN. United still doesn’t even fly year round to IAD. PDX needs unserved routes filled and I doubt United will provide anything there.

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by jbpdx
Wed May 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting comparison on flights/fares at PDX vs. SEA. Checking flights to MCI, 6 May return 9 May, Alaska is charging $1,014 PDX-MCI one-stop via SEA vs. $547 SEA-MCI nonstop. (PDX-MCI nonstops currently suspended.) PDX-PHL, 20 May return 23 May, Delta is charging $886 r/t one-stop; SEA-PHL Americ...

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by jbpdx
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Domestic summer cutbacks and updated summer seasonal schedules at PDX *Southwest PDX-MDW cut to 0x/daily from 3x/daily from 9 June through 5 August when it resumes 2x/daily. PDX-MCI restart has been pushed back to 9 June. (Alaska and Southwest both suspended PDX-MCI in mid-April.) PDX-BWI cut to Sat...

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by jbpdx
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Growth at PDX has stalled. In March 2019 total passenger traffic was up a paltry 1.1%. The lack of commitment from ULCCs and absence of new nonstops to fill unserved routes is taking its toll. Fewer people are willing to take 8-hour connecting flights to and from unserved or underserved (seasonal on...

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by jbpdx
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Canada has pushed back the PDX-YYZ nonstop to a 1 July start. Last year it started in mid-May. Fares are high, ~$900 r/t. Maybe WestJet will consider the route year round.

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 124
Views: 20750

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

There were rumors in early 2015 that CX would launch HKG-XXX-MEX with 77Ws (no F) but that never happened. I think CX really wants to fly to MEX and it would make sense to connect MEX with HKG (NRT, ICN, PEK and PVG already have Mexico flights), but the problem is distance + MEX' altitude. Fifth fr...

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like Hawaiian has been using the A332 PDX-HNL for weeks and will continue using it at least through August. It should always be this. Tons of my friends fly to Hawaii. Sometimes multiple times a year. It's the best beach vacation for us west coasters without having to leave the country. I kne...

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9381

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

Where would a bullet train be placed? I live in Bellingham, and there's barely room for the BNSF tracks (that see heavy freight usage daily, and are also used by Amtrak) as it is. Mudslides block the tracks regularly during the rainy season as it is. There is no impending bullet train up here. Only...

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by jbpdx
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like Hawaiian has been using the A332 PDX-HNL for weeks and will continue using it at least through August.

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I’ve noticed UPS has been flying 747s PDX-ANC lately, including today.

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9381

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

I want to know more about this mysterious bullet train. Is this a private venture? We’re lucky to get a 15-mile bypass built through Tacoma for Amtrak, and that took 10 years.

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9381

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

Send some of that international stuff to Portland, then we can all be happy...for a couple of months at least International airlines think they have to fly into SEA. Meanwhile, Alaska and Delta shuttle Portland passengers to Seattle in 25+ flights a day to help fill planes out of SEA, but apparentl...

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9381

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

Where would a bullet train be placed? I live in Bellingham, and there's barely room for the BNSF tracks (that see heavy freight usage daily, and are also used by Amtrak) as it is. Mudslides block the tracks regularly during the rainy season as it is. There is no impending bullet train up here. Only...

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9381

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

I loved clearing customs in 5 minutes at PDX when I came back from Puerto Vallarta in January. I don't know too many airports in the US where it takes 5 minutes to clear customs. How long did it take to clear immigration, one hour? :duck: I think you mean both immigration and customs? I got off the...

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by jbpdx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9381

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

I loved clearing customs in 5 minutes at PDX when I came back from Puerto Vallarta in January.

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by jbpdx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers
Replies: 44
Views: 2553

Re: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers

Horizon uses E175s too (and is owned by Alaska).

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by jbpdx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

American’s PDX-CLT nonstop was three hours late last night for the second day in a row. They might need to assign a special customer service rep exclusively for PDX passengers at CLT. In March I missed my connection to PBI by 5 minutes because of the late flight.

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by jbpdx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 12730

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Miamiairport wrote:

Possibly is MIA airport ever offered enticements.


MIA has the Air Service Incentive Program that waives landing fees for 12 months. So far it hasn’t worked for PDX gaining a nonstop between the No.10 and No.18 CSAs in the U.S.

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by jbpdx
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Country has announced LAS-RDM...wowza! Plus PDX-SAN. Apparently building up LAS and PDX The EX AS route planner working for SY has sure created an interesting direction for SY, I have to say we, as Oregonians will benefit from their expansion here. RDM was a huge surprise. But I called SAN in t...

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by jbpdx
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I thought AC was upgrading the route to year-round service from YYZ? Wow! From 97 capacity on the E190 to 120 capacity on the A319. Hopefully their putting Rouge on the route brings the prices down. The timetable seems to still show both flights (AC546 and AC1840) as starting on 25May as if they fo...

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by jbpdx
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

From another thread,
Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 4/6
333: PDX-AMS rescue flight following previous day's cancellation (N802NW)

Was this in addition to the regular Saturday flight?

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by jbpdx
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 731
Views: 119341

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

DL PDX-HND; everything else, whatever.

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by jbpdx
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

pdxswa wrote:
Air Canada Rouge is doing the YYZ service.



Doesn’t start until 17 June, that was the confusion. Looked like a cut.

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by jbpdx
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

AC PDX-YYZ MAY 0.2>0[0.4] JUN 1.0>0.5[1.0]

So much for Air Canada going daily year round with the A319? WestJet?

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by jbpdx
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

A333 is en route AMS-PDX, arrives at 11:36.
I’m thinking about a Delta PDX-LHR / AMS-PDX trip with Eurostar.

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by jbpdx
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Icelandair PDX-KEF continues 2x/week (Sun/Fri) until 10 April, 3x/week (Sun/Wed/Fri); 12 May (Sun/Thu/Sat). The week of 19 May, 4x/week (Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat). The week of 9 June, 5x/week (Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The week of 16 June, 6x/week (Mon—Sat). Trims in October. Season runs at least through 27 Dece...

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by jbpdx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Condor PDX-FRA season begins 5 May.
Operates 2x/week (Sun/Thur).
On 7 June, 3x/week (Sun/Thu/Fri).
On 10 June, 5x/week (Sun/Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri).
Season ends 27 September.

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by jbpdx
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

PDX Portland International Airport February 2019 traffic Total. 1,306,710 +1.3% Domestic. 1,260,406. +1.8% International. 46,304. -10.4%* 2019 year to date Total. 2,695,869 +3.2% Domestic. 2,597,966. +3.7% International. 97,903. -9.1%* *Mainly due to Aeromexico dropping PDX-MEX. (Feb 2019 vs Feb 201...

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by jbpdx
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

AS737MAX wrote:
And here's the OAG for 3/24

AA ORD-PDX APR 1.0>0.4[1.0]


Why don’t they just take OneWorld the f u c k out of Portland?

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by jbpdx
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I just took my first American flight in 30 years. It will be my last. (Sitting in CLT after missing connection by 5 minutes.) Yes I am there with you. Plane CLT-PDX was an hour late so my flight to CLT was late. Ironically, I had contacted American earlier in the month expressing my concern about t...

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by jbpdx
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I simply can't shake the feeling that American is a bit slimy. As I suggested before and others have also pointed out, American hasn't really done much here in the Pacific NW and specifically at PDX. I think any consumer who is paying attention will make note of those carriers who bring quality, in...

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by jbpdx
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ Currently sitting on a Delta 767-300ER about to do AMS-PDX. These birds are getting pretty tired. I flew over here on virgin 787-9 (Sea-lhr) and man... night and day difference. Really hope that A339s ply this route in the next year or two. (Since delta isn’t getting 787s....) The A333 PDX-AMS ...

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by jbpdx
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 313
Views: 35903

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

AA did the same thing with SLC-MIA last year (or 2017?). They dropped it without an announcement and some on here kept saying it was seasonal.

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by jbpdx
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Some of American’s arguments and statistics-manipulation are laughable regarding PDX. American is ignoring Oregon’s historic relationship with Japan, the extensive business ties between Oregon and Japan, and the fact that 75,000 Japanese tourists visit Portland annually. Many of them prefer HND and ...

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by jbpdx
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 731
Views: 119341

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Dang, AA really argued hard against DL's proposed PDX-HND route... Whew. American lobbying for Portland to lose its longtime nonstop to Tokyo. Keep piling on and I could see AA running less than half full in and out of PDX. DOT will give Delta a fair shake because of American’s relationship with JL...

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by jbpdx
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 531
Views: 65328

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

PDX Portland International Airport
January 2019 passenger traffic report

Domestic 1,337,560 +5.6%
International 51,599 -7.9%
Total 1,389,159 +5%

International drop was due to Aeromexico abruptly abandoning PDX.

Cathay Pacific Cargo +17%

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