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US Announces New PDX Service!  
User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4103 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6356 times:

TEMPE, Ariz., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is
making things even rosier for Portland residents with new non-stop seasonal
summer service between Portland (Oregon) International Airport and
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport on May 28.

US Airways customers in Portland will enjoy daily service to US Airways'
largest hub, where they can connect to other US Airways destinations
throughout the Eastern U.S., Central America, the Caribbean and even Europe.
Meanwhile, loyal, long-time US Airways customers in Charlotte will have
non-stop access to an additional West Coast destination.
US Airways Senior Vice President of Schedule Planning and Alliances Andrew
Nocella said, "This new route is another example of the strong national
network we have as a result of the America West - US Airways merger in
September 2005. We're pleased to offer our customers easier access to the
destinations they've told us are important to them."
US Airways will operate the route using Airbus A320 aircraft, seating 12
in the first class cabin and 138 in coach. The flight schedule is as follows:


Flight
Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Service Starts
503 Charlotte Portland 7:20 p.m. 9:57 p.m. May 28, 2007
502 Portland Charlotte 10:50 p.m. 6:38 a.m. May 28, 2007



US Airways will also enhance service between its Philadelphia hub and
Portland this summer with the addition of a second daily roundtrip flight
beginning on July 19. The route will also be operated using Airbus A320
aircraft. The flights will be available for booking beginning March 17. The
flight schedule is as follows:


Flight
Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Service Starts
261 Portland Philadelphia 11:22 a.m. 7:20 p.m. July 19, 2007
502 Philadelphia Portland 7:40 a.m. 10:30 a.m. July 20, 2007


Great news for us! We've been waiting for CLT service since the merger, and more PHL is icing on the cake!

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6334 times:

Strange that flight 502 is both PHL-PDX and PDX-CLT...

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6328 times:

Wow how awesome! Even another daily to PHL...that's great for you guys...hope your staffing is ok! hehe

We need an east coast flight in TUS...hopefully we'll get one soon.


User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5997 times:

Sounds great. How are you guys going to work two red-eyes and other PHX/LAS inbounds from two gates? You guys need a larger bag room just for yourself. You guys and Continental have grown in PDX in the last few years. I can't believe you both use that donut size belt!

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5992 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 2):
We need an east coast flight in TUS...hopefully we'll get one soon.

UA has a daily to Washington, DC, JetBlue to JFK and CO to Newark from Tucson. A year ago there was nothing so service to the East has improved greatly.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4103 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5970 times:

Quoting RampRat74 (Reply 3):
How are you guys going to work two red-eyes and other PHX/LAS inbounds from two gates? You guys need a larger bag room just for yourself. You guys and Continental have grown in PDX in the last few years. I can't believe you both use that donut size belt!

We can handle two mainline flights simultaneously with that cramped little room, but it's not fun. If we ever get a third flight over the same time period, or if CO does two at once, we would have to move. Problem is...where?


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 4):
UA has a daily to Washington, DC, JetBlue to JFK and CO to Newark from Tucson. A year ago there was nothing so service to the East has improved greatly.

Yes it has...a lot...I was referring to US though...who cares about the other guys...LOL


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5824 times:

Well it is good to see US finally "Discovering" Portland....since they didn't serve PDX for the longest time!
How many years?



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4103 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 7):
Well it is good to see US finally "Discovering" Portland....since they didn't serve PDX for the longest time!
How many years?

Technically they did very shortly just after the PSA takeover. We have old USAir stickers on our bag chute. It didn't last long, and I don't think it was ever an eastward connection.


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Awesome!!!! Big grin

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

This has truly been a good year for PDX for new flights and eastward connections....I hope well see more of this in the future............

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

The additional flight from PDX to PHL is absolutely useless when it comes to trying to make connections to Europe. What they really need is a 6:30am departure 3:30pm arrival to make the FRA, and MAN flights. Hel the new schedule doesn;t connect to any of the new european cities ie: ZRH, BRU, ATH.

User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5213 times:

it will be flown by phx crews.

User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5088 times:

Quoting ILOVEA340 (Reply 11):
The additional flight from PDX to PHL is absolutely useless when it comes to trying to make connections to Europe. What they really need is a 6:30am departure 3:30pm arrival to make the FRA, and MAN flights

I was thinking the same thing. The flight out of SEA times well with all of US' flights, yet this one does nothing. The only other thing I can think of is that US doesn't want to steal Europe-bound pax away from their Star partner, LH, which operates the PDX-FRA flight and thus connections elsewhere. I think US would be better off selling tickets through the codeshare instead of pissing off LH. Most Europe-bound flight searches on the UA website to/from PDX has them on the LH flight also.


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4431 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4956 times:
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Quoting DesertAir (Reply 4):
UA has a daily to Washington, DC, JetBlue to JFK and CO to Newark from Tucson. A year ago there was nothing so service to the East has improved greatly.

WN also added TUS-MDW last year, and has a second daily starting up this spring/summer.


User currently offlineSmed63 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Where did the times of the PHL-PDX and vice versa flights come from in the original posting? Both of the versions of this press release which I've seen have different, better times:

Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Service Starts
503 Charlotte Portland 7:30 p.m. 10:07 p.m. May 28, 2007
502 Portland Charlotte 10:50 p.m. 6:38 a.m. May 28, 2007

Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Service Starts
261 Portland Philadelphia 8:30 a.m. 4:28 p.m. July 19, 2007
502 Philadelphia Portland 5:30 p.m. 8:20 p.m. July 20, 2007

Sources:
http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_...leases/031207_CLTPDXNewService.pdf
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070312/lam024.html?.v=84


User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4635 times:

Quoting ILOVEA340 (Reply 11):
The additional flight from PDX to PHL is absolutely useless when it comes to trying to make connections to Europe. What they really need is a 6:30am departure 3:30pm arrival to make the FRA, and MAN flights. Hel the new schedule doesn;t connect to any of the new european cities ie: ZRH, BRU, ATH.

The 2nd US FRA flight (767) departs PHL at 2015, the MAN flight departs at 2030, the ZRH flight departs at 1810, the BRU flight departs at 2030 - plenty of connecting time for any of those flights. The only problem is ATH, which because of distance has to be an early departure. Remember we are talking mid-July + schedules here.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4103 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Quoting ILOVEA340 (Reply 11):
The additional flight from PDX to PHL is absolutely useless when it comes to trying to make connections to Europe.

Corporate already made it clear that they wanted this flight to connect to the domestic evening departures from PHL, for what it's worth..


Quoting Smed63 (Reply 15):
Where did the times of the PHL-PDX and vice versa flights come from in the original posting? Both of the versions of this press release which I've seen have different, better times:

The original email sent out by the company. I have not seen any subsequent releases, but I suppose I should since even the flight numbers have been mis-stated. The ones you link do match up with what we had been hearing at work and I believe are indeed correct.

[Edited 2007-03-13 09:10:58]

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

I sure wish US Airways used a A321 on the Charlotte route.   

KPDX  

[Edited 2007-03-13 23:20:36]


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User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

"I sure wish US Airways used a A321 on the Charlotte route.

KPDX"...I'm sure one day we will see the A321 on one of the routes that US Airways operates out of PDX......I hope to see more out of US Airways from Portland in the future.....What's going on with United and American out of PDX? There air service has been stagnant for years now...


User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3177 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Reply 19):
What's going on with United and American out of PDX? There air service has been stagnant for years now...

We (UA) just fly to our hubs. Don't expect any point to point any time soon. We do add a red-eye IAD trip for the summer. We could use a second or maybe third year round IAD departure like SEA and SAN has. We been keeping around 24 departures a day. We been keeping all mainline on our SFO/LAX flights, so thats always good.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3141 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Reply 19):
What's going on with United and American out of PDX? There air service has been stagnant for years now...

Beyond their hubs, they don't do much P2P. The only thing left would be a MIA service on AA, but I cannot see that happening for a very long time.

Again, good to see US back in PDX...I always wondered why they dropped PDX like it was hot!!?? But when looking at the route map of USAir back then, their presence on the West Coast was anemic.......which made me mad at the time, what the heck was the point of PSA then?



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3133 times:

DL adding JFK
AS adding BOS and MCO
US adding second PHL and CLT.

PDX is finally getting service to east coast it's long deserved.
-A



What now?
User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4103 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3092 times:

Quoting LHPDX (Reply 19):
What's going on with United and American out of PDX? There air service has been stagnant for years now...

AA hasn't done much of anything. They fly with 90%+ load factors but never add any more flights. STL service was pulled quite a while ago leaving only DFW and ORD.


User currently offlineCactusmurf From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Thats nice to see, I hope next they will think about sending SMF a flight or two from PHL and or CLT. And if you think Americans service to PDX is bad, its pretty much non existant here, along with Northwest and even Continental.

25 AeroWesty : Around 1995 US either ran or was supposed to run a PDX-PIT flight. I only recall this because when I moved to PDX in that year, I was all set to take
26 LHPDX : I would really like to see American reinstate PDX-STL or even Southwest........I'm also surprise that Portland only has a single flight to Washington
27 HPRamper : It was planned but never happened. Southwest flies to MCI so STL isn't out of the realm of possibility... And blame the perimeter restrictions at DCA
28 N174UA : UA runs two A320's in the summer to accommodate Int'l. demand. At one point, the early morning departure was a 757, but it's been A320's for a while
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