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by pdxswa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 25181

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Tail stands on the 738, and 739 are only necessary to tell if the plane is balanced while unloading. If indeed the bags were all up front as was mentioned. And there was a delay in getting the passengers off the plane. The bags should not have been taken off. The passengers should have gotten off th...

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by pdxswa
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

Maybe you need to check flightaware ? Before you post something that is baseless claim about terminal E being dead. Terminal E dead very laughable ! On the topic of WN, their PDX operations are kind of pathetic at the moment to be honest, especially during Portland's summer peak travel season period...

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by pdxswa
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

Terminal E dead very laughable ! On the topic of WN, their PDX operations are kind of pathetic at the moment to be honest, especially during Portland's summer peak travel season period. Over the past few weeks, I have travelled through both the north and south parts of the terminal and traffic flow ...

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by pdxswa
Mon May 24, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

7 gates is more than enough for WN to step up here at PDX. AS is offering just 2 daily flights on both PDX-PHX and PDX-LAS from June through August with only one flight operating on Saturdays. If that's not pathetic, then I dont know what is. However, throughout the pandemic we have gotten three new...

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by pdxswa
Sat May 15, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

The HA A330 has been here a lot lately. Obviously the loads are going up. 8*** flight numbers are usually a ferry flight.

jbpdx wrote:
Hawaiian is flying the A330 to HNL today in addition to the A321. Also subbed in the A330 Friday for the A321.

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by pdxswa
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

Why would Lufthansa come back here ? Right before Lufthansa left the Port was paying them to come here. They were paying them with salaries they cut from port employees. Lets get real here ok ? Deal with facts not idle what ifs ! [quote="ANA787"]Not surprisingly, Condor appears to have rem...

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by pdxswa
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

I did and it was like I said laughable. 7 gates for WN is more than enough. To think that WN needs more space than the brand new concourse to expand even more is laughable. Did you actually read what I wrote? Since WN expanding PDX into an official focus city is unlikely, then yes, they probably don...

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by pdxswa
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

To think that WN needs more space than the brand new concourse to expand even more is laughable. Same goes for YVR pre-pandemic. Last time I flew up there, had to connect through SEA both ways because it was 1x PDX and 6x SEA. It’s frustrating. I understand PDX obviously doesn’t have the traffic eve...

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by pdxswa
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 171368

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

Lets get real here WN is not extending E. Where can they ? What does everyone think the future hold for PDX as an airport post pandemic? With so many routes suspended or dropped, how long does it take for Portland to get back to 2019 levels and does the current negative view of the city have long te...

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by pdxswa
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

No rumor fact from the drawings that the POP put out. The concourse connector is going away. The construction has been going on for sometime. Gates C-2,C-4, D-2, and D-4 are gone forever. https://www.portofportland.com/Newsroom I’m hearing rumors that the concourse connector is going down at Pdx in...

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by pdxswa
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

No rumor fact from the drawings that the POP put out. The concourse connector is going away. https://www.portofportland.com/Newsroom I’m hearing rumors that the concourse connector is going down at Pdx in early January. Sounds like a new one will replace it, but there won’t be a seating area to rela...

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by pdxswa
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

That I do not know but with the weather here in Oregon going to turn slowly to rain. I would not think until next year. The north ramp project is not on hold. Thanks for the update Ramprat74.....Did the Port of portland shelve plans for redoing the north ramp to accommodate more RON?? I haven't seen...

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by pdxswa
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

The north ramp project is not on hold. Boutique does not fly out of the new Atlantic terminal. They converted the front office of the old Skywest hangar into their FBO. Thanks for the update Ramprat74.....Did the Port of portland shelve plans for redoing the north ramp to accommodate more RON?? I ha...

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by pdxswa
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

HA here has been reduced to 4 X a week.

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by pdxswa
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

As I said before BA is not coming here next year. DL released its latest W20-S21 Transoceanic schedule today which is subject to change, of course. Both AMS and HND are scheduled to resume from PDX for S21. As mentioned in earlier posts, PDX-LHR is not scheduled to resume. I find it interesting that...

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Troop charter bringing home some of our soldiers from overseas.


AS737MAX wrote:
UA 772 inbound from ELP..arrival just before 2pm PST: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2572

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by pdxswa
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

BA is not going to be doing PDX-LHR next year. Some thinking - what's the possibility of American Airlines launching Portland to London on its own metal? AA has a JV with BA so either airline could serve the route. AA has its enhanced partnership with Alaska which encompasses Portland since it's a &...

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by pdxswa
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

They might be back. I am surprised Air Canada is considering the border is closed to only essential workers.

pdxav8r wrote:
pdxswa wrote:
Nice to see Air Canada Express back at PDX.


Agreed. Is Westjet coming back anytime soon?

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by pdxswa
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Nice to see Air Canada Express back at PDX.

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by pdxswa
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes that is correct they are evacuating because of Hurricane Douglas.

pdx wrote:
HA has 6 planes arriving PDX Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Flights numbers are 26/8040/8032/8030/8026/8028. Five from HNL and
one from OGG. Are they moving them away from Hurricane Douglas?

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by pdxswa
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery

They are painted at more places than mentioned. KGEG, KARA so no KPDX and VCV are not the two only places.

asuflyer wrote:
When not painted at the factory they are primarily sent to painting at PDX. A few aircraft have been painted at VCV.

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by pdxswa
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancels Portland (PDX)
Replies: 16
Views: 8853

Re: BA cancels Portland (PDX)

It is unfortunate to see BA cancel. There is a 14 day quarantine for anyone going to the UK in effect. It is unfortunate given the current circumstances. But it is necessary IMHO. I am sure the withdrawal of the BA 744 fleet has had an impact too.

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by pdxswa
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

The new terminal is great. I don't know what you were expecting but what is currently going on right now ? The new PDX concourse E extension is quite underwhelming for me. It's open and airing but does not wow me. A lot of wasted space with few eateries. Where are all the Portland restaurants the Po...

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by pdxswa
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 7590

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

Having lived in the islands for a number of years. It is a sad day reading about this. When Hawaii is dependent upon tourism for its economy. There was talk of bubbles for visitors from Korea and Japan where the numbers are low. Japan and Korea bring a lot money into the islands. This never panned o...

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by pdxswa
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

It is not happening at all this year. Hopefully next year. As you know there is a 14 day quarantine to the UK in effect.

pdx wrote:
BA still planning a 02SEP start-up, 5 days a week.
Do you think it'll happen???

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by pdxswa
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

It's actually the 14th

lhpdx wrote:
July 15th...........

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by pdxswa
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Construction is in full swing Gates C-2,4 D-2,4 have been removed. The ramp around them is being removed.

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by pdxswa
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Canada/ West Jet will use E13

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by pdxswa
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Frontier, Jet Blue and Spirit will be increasing frequency here in July !

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by pdxswa
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

WGA is no longer coming here. Atlas is not replacing WGA. Atlas is flying this flight on behalf of NCA.

flyoregon wrote:
Anyone know if Western Global is still doing the cargo flights on behalf of ANA from Tokyo? Seeing an Atlas Air 744 inbound from NRT right now wondering if Atlas is replacing WGA

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by pdxswa
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

AS has been removing some of their parked planes from the cross runway here. It is nice to see this happening.

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by pdxswa
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Icelandair and Condor will not be coming at all to PDX in 2020. Delta flight attendants allegedly received a memo yesterday warning them that the PDX base may close and they would be relocated to other west coast bases. Not a good sign for the return of PDX-AMS/HND/LHR. Wow, if true, a real loss for...

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It's already found a new owner !

FLALEFTY wrote:
It looks like there is at least one of the four B748F's ready and waiting to be delivered to Volga-Dnepr:

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... rgo/edwmmv

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by pdxswa
Fri May 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 93787

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

WN has twice a day PDX-DEN with the loads being very good right now. Where does this reduced frequency come from ? Glad the PDX-DEN gap has finally been filled by AS. Next big hole in the PDX network is UA PDX-LAX. Probably a good move by Alaska to re-try this market. With UA, WN, and F9 all having ...

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by pdxswa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 211846

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Departing for their participation in the OIAS 2019

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by pdxswa
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 211846

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

What a pleasure it was to see the Red Arrows up close and personal on their first ever visit to Oregon.

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by pdxswa
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 10049

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Another one

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by pdxswa
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 10049

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Still more

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by pdxswa
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 10049

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Another one

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by pdxswa
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 10049

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Here is another

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by pdxswa
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 10049

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Here's another this one is pretty obvious IMHO there is only a registration and nothing else.

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by pdxswa
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 10049

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Here is one which really perplexes me as to why it was added. There are no titles on this whatsoever. No registration no airline. Yet it is titled at Emirates and its registration. It was even on the front page too. How can this get by.

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by pdxswa
Fri May 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 211846

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Southern Air 3603 taxiing into south cargo. Welcome to PDX Prime Air !

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by pdxswa
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 211846

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

What a nice surprise here at PDX !

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by pdxswa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 8554

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

I am not here for a lesson in photography Daniel. If it was there would be different title to this thread. Royal started this topic because there was some blatant abuse of views. Other photographers are not getting a fair share of there time in the spotlight on the site because of this. If you want ...

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by pdxswa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 8554

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

I agree with Royal. If you look at the photos of this person in question. There are large amounts of views for airframes that are very common. It is quite obvious that his views are artificially inflated. How did the conversation turn from photos taken in poor light ? It is about inflated views ! qu...

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by pdxswa
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 211846

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Canada Rouge is doing the YYZ service. AC PDX-YYZ MAY 0.2>0[0.4] JUN 1.0>0.5[1.0] So much for Air Canada going daily year round with the A319? WestJet? I assume this is due to the max grounding. Hopefully temporary. AC PDX-YYZ MAY 0.2>0[0.4] JUN 1.0>0.5[1.0] So much for Air Canada going daily ye...

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by pdxswa
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 153865

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Simply a great livery. Always a pleasure to see it and the other Neo here at PDX.

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by pdxswa
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 153865

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Not good for any airline when it happens. The chances were probably higher because there are so few of them in service ? You are welcome ! Yes both of the bird strikes took place on approach to PDX. On the same HA Neo months apart. One last week and the other one was a month or so ago. The most rece...

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by pdxswa
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 153865

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes both of the bird strikes took place on approach to PDX. On the same HA Neo months apart. One last week and the other one was a month or so ago. The most recent one was more severe as. The plane was here for 4 days. What is even more interesting is. This same frame suffered a bird strike a month ...

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