StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
Cool...that is encouraging, especially on the international scene....so is PDX at or above pre-9/11 levels now?
Regarding the NW flight...like with LH, are many of those passengers currently using the pre-bought, incentive-based blocks of tickets use to lure the route in the first place? If so, then we can't really get an accurate read on how successful the route will truly be until those incentives expire and people really start buying the tickets.
I know UA isn't the top airline anymore at PDX, but I'd be curious to see how many passengers originate in PDX and continue to international destinations on UA...vs. the NW nonstop and the LH nonstop. Back when DL operated flights to Asia, UA STILL carried more pax to the Orient via SFO and LAX on Shuttle than DL did out of PDX. One of the contributing factors to DL's failure in PDX.
Kwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2461 times:
I don't recall any prepurchase of tickets with the incentives for LH and NW. The community did make pledges which are more or less promises to use the service. I could be wrong though. StevenUhl777, I think UA is still a major player at PDX. I am sure there is some drain on the int'l traffic to Asia but I do not know how much. I know NW also carried lots of people to Asia via SEA as well.