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by midway7
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

So it officially looks like no return of international service on Delta until at least March. Cant say I am surprised. If this sticks, that will make it a whole year.

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by midway7
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any possibility of WN announcing new nonstop routes out of DAL in the upcoming 8/13/2020 schedule extension?
Replies: 25
Views: 3079

Re: Any possibility of WN announcing new nonstop routes out of DAL in the upcoming 8/13/2020 schedule extension?

The return of DAL - PDX would be nice. However, I have to agree with many of the responses. I do not see any real growth or reinstatements for some time.

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by midway7
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

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? HA26 may be a regularly scheduled flight. You are likely right about the others. HA must have work...

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by midway7
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Has the official date been set for Southwest to move to Concourse E?

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by midway7
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29566

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

So, in the 70's NW had a flight SEA-GEG-MSO-GTF-BIL-BIS-MSP It arrived shortly before midnight in MSP and was operated with a 727. From there I connected on to a 747 to finish my journey at ORD. I presume the first flight was somehow a result of the regulatory environment and the second was to move...

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by midway7
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11151

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

[quote="VSMUT"]My impression was that they only did it around busy high seasons, like the run-up to christmas. I think this is when you see more of them actually airborne and dispatched on missions. Not only for service disruptions or irregular ops, but also due to higher volumes, which ma...

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by midway7
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

The POP will be closing 8 gates for the new terminal project next week, some for 2 years and some for good. The gates are C1, C2, C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, D4. I cannot think of anyone this will really impact. AS can expand out in C when SWA moves to E soon. D1 is a multi user gate. D3 is Delta, but they...

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by midway7
Sun May 31, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

From this morning's OAG thread -

**FI KEF-PDX JUN 0.7>0[0.7] JUL 0.7>0[0.9] AUG 0.7>0[0.9] SEP 0.6>0[0.5] OCT 0.4>0[0.4

Looks like Icelandair is not coming back this summer.

Anyone know if Condor is still going to operate at PDX this summer?

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by midway7
Sat May 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126939

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ORD T2 - Circa Mid 80's from the control tower. DC10, B767, and B747 at various E gates. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49951780831_55b34545ff_c.jpg Source: Postcard-Private Collection-Blank Publisher This is a great picture. It appears from time to time. I believe it was featured in the Chica...

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by midway7
Sat May 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

I regret to say this, but searching on the BA website, it appears the LHR flights have been pushed out until September? I was not able to find any bookable nonstop until beginning of September. Has this been announced? I know it was previously pushed out to July. Anyone know the status of Icelandair...

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by midway7
Thu May 21, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

RWA380 - I did not see any of the Chicago airports on your PDX list. Also, SW flew PDX-SFO in 2018 for sure. Took the flight a couple times on my way to DAL.

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by midway7
Sun May 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14331

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Was at ORD for the first revenue arrival. Flight 910 (I believe) from DEN. June 1995. Landed then Runway 27R and parked on Gate B17. Continued to IAD. Lots of media at the gate. Fun day to be at the airport! While UA was commited at the time, I do not believe the future of the plane was that certain...

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by midway7
Mon May 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126939

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

The NW flights to DTW were there in the 90's. They may have been on the route even before Midway I shut down.

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by midway7
Mon May 11, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

About a week ago I checked and Condor still had flights scheduled for the end of June.

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by midway7
Sun May 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25360

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

I am not versed in the laws, but any chance Buffet is doing this so he is in a full unobstructed position to purchase an airline when the chance is right. Having a 10% interest in the largest airlines in the US could present a conflict of interest if he plans to purchase one in the future?

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by midway7
Sun May 03, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?
Replies: 46
Views: 5214

Re: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?

Gates 60 - 99 were actually built for a Delta hub or focus city in the early 1990's. Nice set up with commuter gates and an FIS all in one airside. Delta expanded into it for a short period of time. The gulf war, recession, drop in air travel and eventually build up of ATL as a megahub led to it not...

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by midway7
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74565

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

PDX on weekdays in May

OAK - 3
SJC - 2
PHX - 0 (surprising)
DEN - 3
DAL - 0
MDW - 1
MCI - 0
STL - 1
SMF - 2
LAS - 3

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by midway7
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

SWA Schedule for random weekday dates in May -

OAK - 3
SJC - 2
PHX - 0 (surprising)
DEN - 3
DAL - 0
MDW - 1
MCI - 0
STL - 1
SMF - 2
LAS - 3

Looks like 15 flights during the week.

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by midway7
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337656

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

No news source yet but ZID center is partially shut down waiting on CDC and FAA to decide if the whole facility will be shut down. From the FAA Advisory Database - GROUND DELAY PROGRAMS IN PLACE FOR JFK AND LAS DUE TO STAFFING. DUE TO LOW CEILINGS A PHL GROUND STOP IS POSSIBLE FOR THE 1300Z ARRIVAL...

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by midway7
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74565

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

According to HNL friends WN adding a new West coast destination in AUG to be announced at a later date because of the Coronavirus.

Hoping for PDX !

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by midway7
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35050

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

US Air 737-300 safety video. https://youtu.be/UoKJ1ibevdQ I wonder if they were real employees featured in this video, and if so, are any of them still working for the airline? That video is over an hour long, it's more than the 737-300 video. Anyhow it's interesting that you ask that, I actually h...

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by midway7
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74565

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

They could maybe have different turn times depending on the station as many carriers do. Some of their stations are using front and back deplaning/enplaning, which probably speeds up the process quite a bit. I believe this is done in BUR, SMF, SJC from what I remember...if it is still being done.[/q...

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by midway7
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

More Coronavirus Reductions -

Sun Country is also suspending three Portland routes — to and from Honolulu, Las Vegas and San Francisco — for the entire summer.

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by midway7
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like DL just downgraded PDX-NRT to 3x weekly from 7MAR to 30APR.

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by midway7
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16190

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

For the oldtimers here on Anet, could anyone imagine when Stapleton shut down that in 1995, that 25 years later United and "SWA" would be the largest carriers at DEN? I would have envisioned United. They were a firm player in DEN and completely on board with the new airport, at least as b...

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by midway7
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Just doing some poking around & it looks like SY had dropped RDM off their route map. https://www.suncountry.com/route-map Did anyone hear about it? I'm flying there tomorrow, I'll check it out. In addition I see SAT is gone from PDX & a few other cuts, I bet SY is still trying to figure ou...

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by midway7
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126939

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

There is an article in Crain's Chicago Business titled "Midway is far too reliant on Southwest Airlines", which can be found at https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/midway-far-too-reliant-southwest-airlines . The city should be beyond grateful to WN. They single handily sav...

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by midway7
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69224

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Some really cool runway 21 action this morning. They are using it for about everything, arrivals and departures. Got to see a DL 767 land on 21 around 11:00AM. Seems like they are sticking with using it today if anyone wants to go out on Marine Dr. and spot a bit.

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by midway7
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126939

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I think we are going to be hard pressed to see too much on the SWA expansion front until the MAX situation is resolved and the planes are back in service.

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by midway7
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 41006

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

I can't wait until they finish the work at the east end of C. They way they have Spirit and SW jammed in there now is horrible.

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by midway7
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186233

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Any idea who will ground handle the British Airways flight at PDX?

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by midway7
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN Ever Consider SGF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3243

Re: Will WN Ever Consider SGf?

I lived in SGF for years and tried a couple times to garner some support to bring SWA to Springfield. The local airport authority is basically in bed with the big three carriers and Allegiant. In addition, they do not seem to be too eager for any change. They seem to like latching on to the status q...

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by midway7
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102442

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

PDX, PWN and SJU added for BNA. BNA is on a roll! Those are awesome adds. PDX is Saturday only. Seasonal? PDX - BNA if timed right could be very good for connections all along the eastern seaboard and Florida. Surprised they would not try daily on this. This will probably be the kiss of death for S...

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by midway7
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217533

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

[quote="BNAMealer"][quote="dcaproducer"][quote="BNAMealer"] These inquiries are simply wondering why WN would set up STL would be a base, it has nothing to do with STL as a whole. It appears from a distance, a full WN base at STL doesn't make much sense because STL does...

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by midway7
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220123

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Starting 5 March United is adding ORD-MCO once daily service with 772. That is amazing, would love to catch one of these next time I visit the in-laws. Has this route every seen a daily widebody before on UA? Absolutely. I remember flying a DC-10 from MCO to ORD way back in 1987! Flew on that 10 a ...

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by midway7
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?
Replies: 46
Views: 6424

Re: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?

There is nothing SW could gain here in PDX with buying SY that they could not already have. SY calls PDX a hub, but it is just some less than daily point to point routes, with virtually no connectivity. The gate they typically use is controlled by an outsourced contractor and is now being used by Je...

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by midway7
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8572

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

After a long day of meetings and the typical CFO BS, there was NOTHING better than 3-4 bags of the peanuts, a diet coke with all the crazy ice they put in it, and watching a storm off in the distance while flying over Texas on a Southwest 737!

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by midway7
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217533

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I love White Castle. However, I am not sure they have a place in airports.

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by midway7
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186233

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Country going to stay in the PDX - LAS market? Seems PDX - LAS is getting crowded.

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by midway7
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220123

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

UA did this for years until the RJ Era began. Nice to see them needing more space for mainline again with upgauging. Yup, United was using gates on E for mainline flights for most of the 1990s and even into the early 2000s before the regional jet invasion really cranked up post-9/11. I can remember...

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by midway7
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133529

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Why didn't Crandall order the MD-87? Same reason most airlines didn't. I remember the -87 at Midway I. They were the launch customer. Nice planes. I believe I heard much later they were pretty heavy for its size. I think it was pretty much a DC9-50 with new engines and some tail modifications.

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by midway7
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133529

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Would anyone in the know be able to tell us which gate the last flight will arrive at ORD? Hard to believe the end of this era. I can remember all the M80's at ORD. I recall an overview picture, taken of Concourses H&K, from the old control tower, showing most all gates with an MD-80 on it, and ...

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by midway7
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK

Not related, but something else interesting in the area. I moved to PDX last year and have been travelling SJC - PDX. When SJC departs to the northwest, we will do a 360 degree loop to the right around the SJC airport, then overfly it at an altitude and proceed north over the bay, enroute to PDX. Ne...

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by midway7
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102442

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I had been speculating whether the 6 new gates at SJC might have been built with one airline in mind, by request or with some kind of agreement. I assumed it might be AS, given that the sixth gate is ground boarding (no jetway) to be used for the Q400 or ERJ. Today I found my answer on the flysanjo...

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by midway7
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186233

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://fox26medford.com/medford-airport-sees-increased-foot-traffic-officials-consider-new-options/&ved=0ahUKEwjPvMH9nJLjAhXqwlQKHer1D0IQxfQBCCIwAQ&usg=AOvVaw01kMKxcq7zDXkB-uqnbOh6 Inteteresting MFR news .. OMG, the airport d...

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by midway7
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2892

Re: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?

I believe some of the 4XXX and 6XXX may be weekend only flights?

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by midway7
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186233

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I know I have departed C20 on Southwest and may have arrived on C22. Are these gates no longer going to be Southwest as well?

Are we looking at more RON arrivals and first flight in the AM departures from Concourse D? I do not mind the variety of this, but the restaurants are much better on C.

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by midway7
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186233

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I was at PDX earlier today dropping somebody off, and went in for a few mins. Looks like the ticket counters for some of the "Orphan" airlines have been moved around as well. Sun Country is now over by Spirit. Frontier shares with Jet Blue. Condor, Icelandair, and a couple other internatio...

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by midway7
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186233

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

AA2298 PDX-ORD left 3.5 hours late today. I wonder how UA, AA and AS are dealing with the loss of WN on PDX-MDW. Doesn’t look like anyone added flights to absorb the up to 350 passengers a day WN carried on that route each way. ORD had real challenging weather today. I think three to four hours lat...

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