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SeaPort Moves To The Main Terminal @ PDX  
User currently offlineramprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1537 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

SeaPort Airlines moved from the Atlantic FBO to the main Terminal on September 1st. Their ticket counter is next to United. As of right now. They are operating out of B3. When the north ramp construction is completed. They will move down to E6.

I don't know why they moved to the main terminal. Their passengers now have to go through security. They have to pay the very high lease fees the Port charges to the Airlines. I wonder if Atlantic didn't want them down at their FBO anymore?

They only fly to three cities from PDX, OTH, PDT, and YKM.

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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Do they have a codeshare with AS? That would to me be the only good reason to move to B.

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Wow, that's nuts. Hard operation to figure out.

Only flew them once (PDX-BFI) and the whole point was that you showed up 15min before the flight, boarded and were out of there.



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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3679 times:
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I wonder if they gave up to conformity and decided that they would get higher passenger loads if they flew into the terminal where more logistics (i.e. restaurants, rental cars, taxis, etc.) are available.

User currently offlineslclaxkixkhh From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 3):

I wonder if they gave up to conformity and decided that they would get higher passenger loads if they flew into the terminal where more logistics (i.e. restaurants, rental cars, taxis, etc.) are available.

This would also be more convenient for those who are connecting to or from other flights.



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User currently offlineramprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1537 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

They had free car valet service at the FBO. Their customers also had Hertz at the FBO. I have a feeling they won't last long at the main terminal. The Port will Nickel and Dime them to death.

User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3422 times:

I hear it that they will be announcing some sort of interline deals so this move was made to easier facilitate pax xfer as well as bag xfer ( I guess). When they flew their short-lived BOI-IDA runs I was really amazed they utilized the main terms and secure gates etc at BOI and IDA. So I guess only MEM and MCI utilize FBOs now?


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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3385 times:

Quoting ramprat74 (Thread starter):

I don't know why they moved to the main terminal.
Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 2):
Only flew them once (PDX-BFI) and the whole point was that you showed up 15min before the flight, boarded and were out of there.

There's your answer. Since they dropped PDX-BFI, they don't really have a reason to offer the whole "skip security and be on your way in minutes" model since they're no longer targeting the Portland-Seattle business market. Being in the main terminal probably makes more sense with their current services since most of their passengers will probably be connecting at PDX.



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User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Um one of you is VERY close to the answer as to why they are moving to the main terminal......


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User currently offlinedinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1063 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

I heard they were being hassled and or ripped off at Atlantic. Who knows, maybe the Port of Portland will be cheaper than Atlantic even if they get nickeled and dimed.

Dinker



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User currently offlinetwincommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 1):
Do they have a codeshare with AS? That would to me be the only good reason to move to B.

started 9/1- the ideas are to 1. get fuller flights by codesharing with AS and 2. provide service for AS to cities that dont perform well from PDX, or dont have Q400 service.

Quoting dinker225 (Reply 9):
I heard they were being hassled and or ripped off at Atlantic. Who knows, maybe the Port of Portland will be cheaper than Atlantic even if they get nickeled and dimed.

hard to not get hassled when you dont pay your bills on time...

alot of us out there are waiting for the announcement for ending of services.


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3256 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 1):
Do they have a codeshare with AS?
Quoting twincommander (Reply 10):
started 9/1- the ideas are to 1. get fuller flights by codesharing with AS and 2. provide service for AS to cities that dont perform well from PDX, or dont have Q400 service.

I have been saying K5's only chance of surviving here in the Pacific Northwest would be bringing AS back to places they used to be with Q200's, but can't work on a Q400, like LMT, PDT, OTH, AST, SLE=SEA would work for AS connections.
AS could bring more options to travellers in the Northwest by having K5 do the flying for them. Hope it works for all.



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User currently offlineSteveMat11 From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

I an at BNA often and they park next to us at the C gates. I believe American Eagle employees ground handle the flights as well. Do the pax deplane into the terminal there? If pax originate in Jackson, they do not clear TSA security according to their website. What prevents pax from boarding another flight on another airline?

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