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by Airnerd
Mon May 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11847

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

SEA should be able to accommodate 60-70M annual passengers if they keep building it out. Some freight may need to be displaced. PAE can be expanded to handle 10-15M with existing runway. Think SJC or SNA linear terminal. That's a total passenger count roughly 2x today's numbers. Should be enough fo...

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by Airnerd
Mon May 20, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11847

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

SEA should be able to accommodate 60-70M annual passengers if they keep building it out. Some freight may need to be displaced. PAE can be expanded to handle 10-15M with existing runway. Think SJC or SNA linear terminal. That's a total passenger count roughly 2x today's numbers. Should be enough for...

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by Airnerd
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13108

Re: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)

I think with continued improvements they should be able to get 60+M through SEA. PAE is perfectly situated to be a north side reliever and actually has room to grow into a significant operation over time. Picture a linear terminal a la SNA or SJC along the west side, or continued expansion where the...

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by Airnerd
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 817
Views: 105883

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Something that I haven't seen mentioned here before is PDX-CUN. I think a weekend (Sat/Sun) flight by AS to CUN would do quite well in the winter months. Maybe a red-eye leaving Saturday night, returning Sunday morning could work. Air Transat tried seasonal flights to CUN from PDX back in 2001 ish?...

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by Airnerd
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did the US carriers do on the busiest flying day of the year?
Replies: 17
Views: 4272

Re: How did the US carriers do on the busiest flying day of the year?

Busiest passenger days at PDX are in the summer. This year it looks like August 2 will take the prize.

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by Airnerd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify aircraft please
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Re: Identify aircraft please

Those reading light holes look more like the DC-10 than the TriStar to me.

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by Airnerd
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132189

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

They were marketing that flight like crazy just a couple of years ago now I never see anything for them. I flew them last Sunday PDX-KEF-GLA and the flight was full in the back, and Saga Class only had 8 seats filled. Only anecdotal of course, but their numbers have seemed strong. I think it’s noth...

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by Airnerd
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132189

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

After earlier announcing they’d run more flights per week this fall until the usual suspension date in early January, Icelandair is stopping service from PDX in October instead. They’ve also reduced the number of flights a week when they resume in March. Sounds like they’re on the way out. Wonder w...

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by Airnerd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 17297

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

This is great. I love that you can see the evolution of passenger airliners at this museum. They will soon have a comet, and already have the 707, 727, 737, 747 and 787. The 777 will be a great addition and the 757 and 767 hopefully will join the collection eventually. True that there is not enough ...

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by Airnerd
Sat May 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7284

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

Is it me or does it appear that PDX hub days are slowly diminishing for AS...A lot of routes have been dropped as of late...............Sooner or later most regional flights out of Portland will require a connection via Seattle..... I have to agree. It is beginning to look like a trend in that dire...

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by Airnerd
Mon May 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132189

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Going to go on a long rant here............. So here's a question. Why do airlines that serve PDX always feel like they have to run red-eye flights out of the airport? Because they have aircraft available at night, but not during the day. It's an easy way to test an unproven route out of PDX by usi...

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by Airnerd
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Graph: Top 30 Hub Airports Worldwide by Connecting Passengers 2015, YoY Growth & Connecting Passenger Share
Replies: 10
Views: 2489

Re: Graph: Top 30 Hub Airports Worldwide by Connecting Passengers 2015, YoY Growth & Connecting Passenger Share

I would love to see more stats on the % of total passengers that are connecting. If anyone has them for more airports, please post. Gracias.

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by Airnerd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9819

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

Unless there is a large increase in spending by AS on QX, the ship has hit the iceburg and is quickly sinking, to the point of no return shortly. Just hire all tha QX pilots to mainline. Shut it down and contract the whole thing to OO. Looks like they are partially doing just that. I was at SEA on ...

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by Airnerd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service
Replies: 46
Views: 5880

Re: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service

All the routes cited, viz. MKE/PHL/BWI/PHX are large enough to be O&D cities. Perhaps, with the Virgin and Horizon issues, PDX sort of lost focus. But 2018 probably will see PDX get a bunch of 170's deployed to open routes like PIT, Tulsa etc. Portland has a great tech industry and certainly ma...

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by Airnerd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service
Replies: 46
Views: 5880

Re: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service

I like it. Portland the city and region is growing very strongly and traffic is mostly O&D through PDX. With over 18M annual passengers and a great deal of business traffic, this is not a market that AS is going to want to walk away from. The airport itself is also highly functional and can acco...

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by Airnerd
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 32723

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas because they wanted their large and profitable defense business to better compete with Lockheed Martin and others. The commercial side of the business (MD-95 and MD-11) were just the unwanted extras in the deal. The Airbus acquisition of the C-series program has to ...

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by Airnerd
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAS: CEC picks Contour
Replies: 19
Views: 1817

Re: EAS: CEC picks Contour

I'll be stunned if this works. With zero utility beyond O&D on CEC-SMF, which must be like 2 people max per day, who will use it?

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by Airnerd
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 5825

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

I think the lack of capacity at SEA may eventually help re establish PDX as a regional hub for AS. If the connecting opportunities exist, it's a much easier place to connect. Of course, this is dependent on resolving the regional pilot shortage.

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by Airnerd
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 62
Views: 11660

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

PenAir customer service told me a couple of days ago they plan to operate CEC through Nov. 7. But of course, that could change.

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by Airnerd
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 42694

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Will the next deliveries of A321s be in Alaska Paint?

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by Airnerd
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Announcing direct flights between Portland and Maui Hawaiian Airlines is proud to expand our presence in the West Coast next year, starting with non-stop daily flights between Portland, Oregon and Kahului, Hawaii. Direct flights from Kahului to Portland begin on January 18, 2018. Direct flights fro...

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by Airnerd
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

DE has found a strong German connection with PDX & their flights are filled with German business people who have come here on business (with Mercedes building sprinter vans here) there are growing business ties. With a seasonal, non-daily service, I'd be shocked if many frequent business travel...

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by Airnerd
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/inde ... l_mak.html

Recent newspaper article on $1.3B in PDX improvement plans.
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http://www.oregonlive.com/business/inde ... l_mak.html

Recent newspaper article on $1.3B in PDX improvement plans.

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by Airnerd
Fri May 26, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Mexicana flew PDX-GDL. I think the flight started in 2003. I'm not sure how long it continued. I don't think any airline has flown PDX-MEX before. MEX is becoming a much more popular cultural tourism destination recently. It has been mentioned that the AM-AS partnership will help with this flight, b...

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by Airnerd
Thu May 25, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

31 May. Will this be the most international traffic in one day at PDX in years? Amsterdam: Delta A333 Reykjavík: Icelandair 757 Frankfurt: Condor 767 London: Delta 767 Tokyo: Delta 767 Toronto: Air Canada E190 Vancouver: (4)Air Canada Q400, (2)Alaska Q400 Calgary: Air Canada Q400 Guadalajara: Volar...

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by Airnerd
Wed May 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 3081

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

MAH4546 wrote:
Guys, there are no more frequencies for PEK/PVG-United States.

Hainan will expand secondary flying from LAX/NYC and maybe SFO/SEA. Nothing more until a new bilateral.


They don't fly to SFO.

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by Airnerd
Wed May 24, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 3081

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

ANA787 wrote:
PDX-PEK


Yes! This actually isn't quite as crazy as it sounds...

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by Airnerd
Thu May 11, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Updated images and information on the CC-E extension at PDX: https://popcdn.azureedge.net/pdfs/PDXNext%20Terminal%20Balancing.pdf I feel the Port is wasting a lot of money by not going entirely to common use which allows for much better asset utilization. Airline specific gates only serve as barrie...

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by Airnerd
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I had never transferred between D/E to C in the past at PDX. Notice the new (had never noticed before) path from C to D/E near the Security area. Also, noticed that the exit point from C is closed near Security area and we have to go all the way the MAX gates to get to Baggage Claim. When did this ...

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by Airnerd
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Updated images and information on the CC-E extension at PDX: https://popcdn.azureedge.net/pdfs/PDXNext%20Terminal%20Balancing.pdf Even with some Q400 flying being replaced by E175, closing the A gates seems like it'd leave little room for the still substantial Q400 flying 3-5+ years from now. There...

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by Airnerd
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

flyboy80 wrote:
Why is it growing so much, is it because the sheer amount of population growth in the area, evolving economy, etc?


Yes to both of the reasons you mention. Also the growth in tourism has been very strong. It's now an $11B/yr industry in Oregon.

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by Airnerd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I'm posting this because it's relevant to Portland as another market where Icelandair has made significant increases in service: http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/my-love-hate-relationship-with-icelandair-and-its-home-airport/ I've heard the same thing from other travelers using Icelandair as ...

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by Airnerd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 35163

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

I think it's an amazing bit of creative thinking. Do I think it will happen? No - for all the reasons people above have listed and more. Very cool idea, however.

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by Airnerd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 14769

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

EAS certainly is in need of reform, but I don't support cutting the whole program. Prior posters are right about remote portions of the west, especially parts of Oregon, Nevada, and California -- those communities really do depend on the service without many viable alternatives, so it needs to stic...

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by Airnerd
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 14769

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

I have to agree with the general sentiment here that the EAS program is a mess. While I'm not sure I support its complete elimination, I do think many of the current airports that receive subsidies through the program shouldn't, and I'm open to the idea that there may be other airports not currently...

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by Airnerd
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent
Replies: 15
Views: 3297

Re: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent

Some bad ideas just keep coming back. Airlines and passengers will only use the distant mega-airport if there is no alternative. As long as Chopin is operational, the new airport will fail. Look at Mirabel, look at Ciudad Real, there are others too. I think Chopin may need to figure out how to grow ...

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by Airnerd
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 18891

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

SFO-RDU is actually twice daily on UA, so this will be the 3rd daily flight for SFO-RDU. I was really hoping we would see an SJC-RDU flight. This is fantastic news.. but I'm actually pretty shocked SFO came before PDX.. I would have thought their 2nd biggest hub would have been the next destination...

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by Airnerd
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?
Replies: 84
Views: 14283

Re: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?

As others have alluded, I think we already have seen a twin jumbo in the form of the 773ER. It has a significantly higher MTOW than the original 747-100. We'll likely continue to see larger and larger twins developed in the future. However, because engine technology is the limiting factor in determi...

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by Airnerd
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay
Replies: 39
Views: 5571

Re: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay

I flew with PenAir last weekend. It was supposed to be PDX-ACV on Friday evening, and ACV-PDX on Sunday morning. Friday's flight was cancelled. As was the first flight Saturday. We ended up switching to the evening CEC flight and convincing a family member to come get us (90 MIN drive). On Sunday, 2...

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by Airnerd
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31694

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

ANA787 wrote:
Southwest is adding PDX-SFO 3x daily starting June 4, 2017.


That's a really nice add. My perception is that will all their service cuts, passenger loyalty to UA is as low as it's ever been at PDX, so I think they'll do quite well with folks looking for alternatives.

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by Airnerd
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17
Replies: 175
Views: 17059

Re: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17

I wouldn't be surprised to see AS add in SFO and LAX to GEG at some point in the next few years as the build up the VS hubs. I think ultimately, you'll see LAX and SFO pick up many of the destinations currently served by more than a couple of flights per day out of SEA and PDX. SAN, maybe seasonally?

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by Airnerd
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 12655

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

As many have said, I think SFO expansion is the obvious first step for AS. In the next couple of years, I see the AS route map as having two primary hubs (SEA and SFO) where essentially all destinations beyond a certain distance are connected. Then three secondary hubs (ANC, PDX, and LAX) with many,...

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by Airnerd
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31694

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

http://cdn.portofportland.com/pdfs/APDXExitLnNR58.pdf
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PDX started testing their new exits today. When this is fully up and running, it should be a nice little improvement and reduce congestion around the security areas. http://cdn.portofportland.com/pdfs/APDXExitLnNR58.pdf

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by Airnerd
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/AS partnership to end
Replies: 88
Views: 12798

Re: DL/AS partnership to end

But this is a subsidized TPAC route, which would indicate that demand isn't as strong. If AS was in a position to launch TPAC, DL's route would be in more jeopardy. JAL and ANA would have a harder time launching the route. I don't believe PDX-NRT has been subsidized since 2010. That was a short ter...

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by Airnerd
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31694

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

As of right now, PDX is perfectly fine and has a lot of room to grow into. That's the key. As long as PDX works and has room to expand, you won't see another airport north of EUG get any serious commercial traffic. It's just not going to be worth the investment. Now, if PDX ever gets truly maxed ou...

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by Airnerd
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739
Replies: 35
Views: 3799

Re: Would AS benefit from something larger than the 739

Wouldn't SEA-ANC be a candidate for something larger? They're running 14 flights with 737s (various models) on that route every day. That's something like 2,300 seats. Seems like there might be a way to get the per seat cost down with something bigger on this key trunk route. There may also be cargo...

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by Airnerd
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31694

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

So, the PDX-RDD-ACV-PDX triangle routing is going away? Am I reading that right? And ACV-PDX goes to 3x daily? Seems like PenAir must be bringing in some additional aircraft to make that schedule work, I just check KS website. Yes the triangle routing is going away and ACV-PDX goes to 3x a day. The...

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by Airnerd
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31694

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

From OAG thread KS ACV-PDX JAN 2.0>3 FEB 2>3 MAR 2>3 APR 2>3 MAY 2>3 JUN 2>3 JUL 2>3 KS ACV-RDD JAN 1.0>0.2 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0 APR 1.0>0 MAY 1.0>0 JUN 1.0>0 JUL 1.0>0 KS PDX-RDD JAN 1.0>1.7 FEB 1.0>2 MAR 1.0>2 APR 1.0>2 MAY 1.0>2 JUN 1.0>2 JUL 1.0>2 So, the PDX-RDD-ACV-PDX triangle routing is goin...

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by Airnerd
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31694

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

I think an AS route PDX-DTW is around the corner. DL adjusted their DTW-PDX flight to seasonal, which isn't fair for O&D on both ends, I would think this could signal an AS add, since PDEW is pretty healthy between city pairs. DL has been seasonal periodically for years on PDX-DTW, and eastboun...

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by Airnerd
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31694

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

When Skywest discontinued their at-risk UA express operations it seems United scaled back PDX some. Not sure what the year over year percentages are... UA has scaled way back at PDX. Not only did they pull basically all the NW regional Skywest flying, but they've cut back hubs too. The Port of Port...

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