PDX is a done deal for DL. Matter of fact, that deal is OVER. Asia will not be revisited via PDX.
It would be nice if DL installed DL Express in LAS. They have a fleet of 20 a/c collecting dust in the desert, and several hundred furloughed pilots that would love to fly in/out of LAS.
Ideally, LAX would maje a great home for DL Express. Running a shuttle to SFO every hour, and every other hour to LAS. LAS service to SEA, SFO, SAN, ABQ, PHX, DEN, PDX. OAK, SMF, SJC, ONT.
Revisiting SJD, ACA, MZT, GDL, SEA with 737-800's from LAX would be nice to see too.
Part of the failure of the LAX-NRT/NGO flights were over reliance on o/d traffic, and not enough on connecting traffic, or what little there was.
Perhaps we will see Comair out in LAX one day in the near future competing with Skywest and American Eagle.