Hawaiian763
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Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:06 pm

http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsr...s/ASstories/AS_20120119_045625.asp

Good to see AS expanding their summer services out of PDX including the launch of PDX-SBA service.
 
wedgetail737
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:17 pm

I assume that all of these seasonal flights from PDX are operating with Q400's?
 
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:32 pm

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
I assume that all of these seasonal flights from PDX are operating with Q400's?




Looks like the PDX-SBA service will operate with a SkyWest CRJ 700. This service actually operated a few years back....so technically it's not "new". It went nonstop for awhile (CRJ) originating in SEA, and then was operated via SMF (Q400) before it was pulled all together. Whenever I rode it, it always had healthy loads.

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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:27 pm

Always great to see Alaska/Horizon adding new/restoring past seasonal service to PDX............Hopefully well see more in the future!
 
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:39 am

This is great news, PDX-BLI is overdue.

Can't imagine the Santa Barbara route has a ton of demand, but what do I know.

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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:16 am

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 4):

This is great news, PDX-BLI is overdue.

They flew this route last summer. The times suck this year...
 
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:35 am

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 4):
This is great news, PDX-BLI is overdue.

I flew this route back in the late 80's sometime on a San Juan Airlines Beech 99, I always wondered why it was never flown by anyone else since then. Our flight was YVR-BLI-PDX, pre-cleared in YVR.

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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:17 am

Never been to Montana so I'm going to give the PDX-BZN a go this summer. Gotta support the new non-stop  
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:31 am

It is good to see PDX get some joy. I wonder how many of these flights will have a DL (or other) code share designation.

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wedgetail737
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:20 am

A little off the subject... Does Alaska/Skywest product still serve free beer and wine on the flights?
 
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:30 am

All this with the recently announced return to LGB from PDX, and it seems AS is starting to give us some real loving, IIRC it's been a while since PDX got some decent increases from AS, since Hawaii started I think.
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:43 am

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 9):
Does Alaska/Skywest product still serve free beer and wine on the flights?

Yes. The OO service is identical to QX's and I imagine that would be the case if AS ever contracted with any other regional in the future.
 
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:17 am

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 11):
Yes. The OO service is identical to QX's and I imagine that would be the case if AS ever contracted with any other regional in the future.

I was just wondering since I haven't had the opportunity to try the CRJ service since the switch.
 
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RE: Alaska Increases Summer PDX Services

Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:19 pm

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 7):
Never been to Montana so I'm going to give the PDX-BZN a go this summer. Gotta support the new non-stop

Bozeman is beautiful! Just about the cutest terminal you've ever seen...have even seen it in movies. BZN is the gateway to Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Drive SE through Livingston and spend a night in Gardiner, MT...it's just across the park boundary from Mammoth Hot Springs. We did a loop through the park, spending the next night in Jackson, WY before driving back north on the west side of the park into West Yellowstone on our return to BZN. It was a fantastic trip!

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