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Mexicana To PDX?  
User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3462 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

there will apparently be a joint news confrence with POP and mexicana officals tomorow (thurs)

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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1942 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

sweet, one more reason to make the trip up to P-Town to spot.


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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2302 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Looks like it's been released a bit early...excellent news for PDX!


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5526 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Wow, PDX is getting a bunch of new intl' flights! Wow!


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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3049 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Cool, wow Mexicana seems to be expanding its routes fast. Nice to see Mexicana add new cities to its schedule.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2610 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Can anyone explain why to Guadalajara and not Mexico City?

PS Yeah, I read the link and i'm still scratching my head. Does Guadalajara have a Nike sweat shop?

User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Johnboy, I was wondering the same thing. Well not about the sweat shop. Why Guadaljara? If they can do three times a week to Guadalajara then you would think they could do at least the same number to Mexico City.

P.S. I suck at spelling and never realized how many a's there were in Guadalajara, tehehehehe.

User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Guadlajara is Portland's "sister city". I don't know if that really factored into it. The main push seems to be there are some economic / business ties between these 2 cities. Plus, connections or one-stop service is available to Mexico City whereas if the flight were NS to MEX, then a connection to Guadlajara would not be as feasable.

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Guadalajara was likely chosen because a larger percentage of the local (Central/Southern WA and OR) immagrant and migrant population comes from that part of Mexico, as well as cultural/business ties between PDX and GDL. Its actually a pretty smart move, since that same population would otherwise go through SEA and at least one other (LAX) connection/stopover.

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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5882 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Don't forget that Alaska announced LAX-GDL last month. I would think that route had been expected to attract Portland-area travellers on a PDX-LAX-GDL routing. I wonder how heavily the PDX traffic figured into the decision and what adjustments AS will decide to make.

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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2493 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Nike does have a factory in Guadalajara and the majority of Nike operations in this Country are in Guadalajara, although they have small offices here in Mexico City. I can tell you this because my brother's girlfriend works for Nike and she travels to Portland once a month. Although the decision of Mexicana's new service between PDX and GDL instead of MEX is because of the large Mexican immigrant population that lives in the Portland area with family ties in Guadalajara and the states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Colima.


User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

The official announcement was just made. The flights will be on 319s and operate Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They will go NS to GDL then onto either Mexico City or Morelia. They will arrive in PDX at noon and depart at 1:30. There are now 6 int'l carriers at PDX (including cargo): Lufthansa, Mexicana, Air Canada Jazz, Cargolux, Korean, & Air China so it's at least becoming a better place for spotters!

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2610 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Well, I must admit I was being a bit facetious when I spoke about a sweat shop. My point was that this flight was probably more for the immigrant population all along, yet this fact is glossed over in the gushing business announcement.

Not the stuff of which Chambers of Commerce are made of, i'm afraid.

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