Baec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 926 times:
As of March 31, 2001, Delta has stopped International flight to Nagoya, Japan from Portland. Can you tell me if they are discontinuing international services from Portland (KPDX) as they did to Dallas/Fort Worth (KDFW)...?
Chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 847 times:
It really makes no sense to me why they didn't stick another LA flight in there, or atleast make it a one stopper through SLC. But it does make sense about the Asian flights. Unfortunatley for us in Portland we gotta interline on AS (meaning a LONG walk) or UAS through LAX. Now, who would want to start an Asian trip on UAS. I believe it's worse than some trains in Tokyo.
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 833 times:
I too was disappointed to find out that the Spring Schedule axed DL209, which was the last remaining LAX flight out of PDX. The least we could have done for the City of Portland was leave the LAX flight intact to allow connections.
Then again, it was all they could do to keep Atlanta from axing the JFK flight too.
The question now is whether or not there is life after Delta for PDX. I think the answer is yes.
Hopefully UA or JL will come in with an NRT flight. Something like that would fit better with UA or JL since UA is so strong on the West Coast, and JL of course has the NRT hub. PDX has a market for NRT flights, just not as an international gateway for a major carrier.
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
Chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 810 times:
Neither JA or UA will start flying to Asia from Portland. Our best hope is KE, or Nippon, as both these airlines have a presence here (as cargo carriers). United has the SkyWest connections to Seattle, where they have a rather large operation there, and then the Shuttle flights that feed to the SF/LA flights to Asia. Although, flying to Narita from Seattle takes a good 2 hours off the flight time from SF and almost 3 from LA. We've heard that ANA and KE will start looking at the economics of flying to PDX in 2002, and we should expect a decision by the end of Q1 in 2003. I'm sure that we'll see the DL M11s here every now and then. When a strike is looming, the planes always seem to break...
On a different note, I was down at PDX a couple nights ago, and the whole Delta end of the D councourse is being remodled. Aside from NW parking a 320 there overnight, the customs area is being taken out. The gates down there D13, 14, and 15 no longer have the Delta logo on them, a good sign that Delta will NOT be renewing their lease on these gates.
I guess I should spend more time in Seattle now...a bit more activity, although the airport really sucks.
Chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 767 times:
Actually, the INS was just the "nail in the coffin" for the flights. Perhaps if it wasn't a major issue, the prices would have been raised, or the flights would be 5x or 4x weekly.
Regardless of the number being deported, it hast to do with how they are treated. There is NO reason to strip search a student who just happens to have the wrong "color" or stamp on her passport. If it was a prisioner then it would be understandable, but not a student. Then, they throw her in a car, and put her in a JAIL! That's a crock of shi*.
I'll get off my soap box now...I've been "getting up" on it too much.