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by nmraja
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Thank You, I am meeting up with five half brothers & sisters I never knew existed until a few months ago in Dublin. Even if you disagree with me that’s fine, we can have a conversation about the subject, but no worries. I feel a CDG flight on AF or DL would take away the connecting traffic that...

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by nmraja
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

We are going April 12th & it is scheduled to be an Airbus A-333, I think it switches April 1st or so. Trying Comfort plus this time. CDG is a fantasy IMO. Have a nice trip. Please don't think I am arguing against your comment on CDG. I am asking this because I don't know enough history. Was the...

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by nmraja
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Recently did a PDX-AMS as well AMS-PDX trip. Didn't realize they do B767s this time of the year. The flight was full on both directions, including the Premium seats.

Here is the customary note, when will PDX get CDG direct connection? :D

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by nmraja
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anyone else noticed how much Delta or the Port is investing in advertisements for the PDX-LHR flight? I have seen many billboards around the city, commercials, promos with local news stations and advertisements on magazines. I really hope they do very well on this route to make it year round. L...

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by nmraja
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

No dumb questions here, the proposal would leave HND as the sole gateway to Portland, so NRT would be eliminated. I am unsure why so many people feel as if DL should or is going to get the lions share of the slots several carriers applied for. Thanks for your response. If this materializes, then it...

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by nmraja
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anyone else noticed how much Delta or the Port is investing in advertisements for the PDX-LHR flight? I have seen many billboards around the city, commercials, promos with local news stations and advertisements on magazines. I really hope they do very well on this route to make it year round. L...

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by nmraja
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Sorry if it's a dumb question, but will this be a change from PDX-NRT to PDX-HND or will it be on top of PDX-NRT, if approved?

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by nmraja
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I know I vent here a lot, but, once again, lack of Asia flight to a hub is hurting me... Just had to book PDX-SEA-ICN-XXX, and HKG-SEA-PDX. If Korean flew to ICN, I could have skipped a leg... Also doing PDX-SEA-LHR in two weeks... no non-stop and want later afternoon flight. -- I know we can't hav...

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by nmraja
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 873
Views: 122798

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

PDX Portland International Airport Wow, that's great for PDX! The PDX-MEX on AM is gone, but should be more than offset by PDX-LHR going daily between May and October this year. Missed the news that PDX-LHR is daily in the summer. Glad to see this. Hope it gets extended beyond the summer season, ev...

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by nmraja
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

ANA787 wrote:
DL PDX-LHR will be going daily next summer. New PDX departure time: 6:08pm


Glad to see this. Hope they make it year round from the following year with 4x weekly on non-summer season.

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by nmraja
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

What's the best way to contact DL or PoP to suggest routes or for queries? I couldn't find a direct option with DL and don't see any email address related to this. If anyone has one, and can share, will be appreciated. Thanks. :) Great question...I think more of us should be doing exactly what you ...

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by nmraja
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

What's the best way to contact DL or PoP to suggest routes or for queries? I couldn't find a direct option with DL and don't see any email address related to this. If anyone has one, and can share, will be appreciated. Thanks. :)

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by nmraja
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Do you get free alcoholic bevs in Delta main cabin on international? I only had fruit juices. :) But I did see people getting Wine and Beer for free as normal. One annoying thing this time was that I felt higher than normal engine noise on the cabin, especially on the A330. I couldn't even hear the...

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by nmraja
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162971

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

At a time when IndiGo is scrambling to find whatever 320 it can find to add capacity in Tier 2 markets, Jet has gone the other way and cancelled a whopping 22 daily departures from today: 4x MAA-CJB-MAA, 3x MAA-IXM-MAA, 3x BLR-CJB-BLR, 1x BLR-IXM-BLR. The motto of Jet Airways should be the airline ...

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by nmraja
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 7068

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

I hope it's PDX-CDG.

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by nmraja
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I did a PDX-LHR early June for the 1st time. It was a full flight on economy. Meal choice wasn't great but was overall happy with this service. Hope this becomes year round and not just seasonal. I guess this route deserves an year round. I came back by AMS-PDX. It was a full flight, but probably ha...

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by nmraja
Mon May 14, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

DL's PDX-LHR flight has some more connections to India, especially BOM and DEL thru 9W. I agree that a PDX-CDG-PDX flight will have better connections due to ST alliance options. I hope it happens soon. I had the same hope when AF announced SEA, but PDX got nothing after that. :(

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by nmraja
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162971

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Seems like the airline will Drop Madurai-BLR and continue with IXG-BLR from 14th May Spicejet was in the plan to add a morning BLR-IXM-BLR flight on top of their current mid-day flight. Now, the planned morning flight as well as the current flight is gone between Bangalore-Madurai. :roll: Maybe 6E'...

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by nmraja
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162971

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

6E launches double daily Hyderabad-Madurai from 07JUN 6E7152 HYD0645 - 0910IXM AT7 D 6E7156 HYD1840 - 2105IXM AT7 D 6E7153 IXM0930 - 1150HYD AT7 D 6E7157 IXM2125 - 2345HYD AT7 D No other carrier flies on this sector currently SG currently flies this sector with their Q400, with onward flight to CMB...

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by nmraja
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

jbpdx wrote:
Delta’s fares PDX-LHR are high again this year. One way coach $2,900. DeltaOne $6,600. If you can go in May, $405-$465 coach. Price jumps on 1 June.

I booked for June travel to LHR onwards to India and the entire roundtrip is about $1700+ only.

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by nmraja
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

For Europe, yes, I really wish PDX-LHR was year round. I have to go to the UK more and more, and the non-stop is a lot easier than anything else. But, I also know PDX-CDG on Delta provides a ton more connections for SkyTeam. So, I wouldn't be surprised to see that added (even seasonally) on Delta b...

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by nmraja
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

It's definitely possible. I would have hoped that the situation played out similarly to DL/VX to LHR, in the fact that when VX started SEA-LHR, Delta started PDX-LHR. When VS started, DL stopped it between SEA-LHR and started the season PDX-LHR if I am correct. In case of CDG, AF is coming back, th...

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by nmraja
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Any PDX-CDG would likely be Norwegian. If Portland passengers want to realistically have any chance at gaining new nonstops to Europe, we’ll have to stop connecting in SEA and helping fill those planes. It wipes out any incentive for airlines to add at PDX. Better to connect in ORD, YYZ, BOS. Or su...

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by nmraja
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 45384

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

SEA could be another option for the Northwest US, considering the fact that DL has significant presence there.

I hope MAA gets the AMS connection from 9W, not sure how the recently introduced MAA-CDG is doing.

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by nmraja
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

With AF restarting CDG-SEA, is there any realistic chance now for a DL/AF CDG-PDX anymore in the near future? I am not comparing PDX and SEA and I am just wondering about the reduced possibilities now more than in the past.

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by nmraja
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 45384

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

If someone travels by 9W from Europe to BOM and then onwards to another domestic destination by 9W, does the person have to go out to change terminal? Are there shuttle services now or is taxi/auto the only option? If shuttle is there, do we have to pay for it or is it a courtesy shuttle by airport...

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by nmraja
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 45384

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Exactly . Before the shuttle bus service was started the taximen used to take as much as 700INR for just a five kms journey!! If someone travels by 9W from Europe to BOM and then onwards to another domestic destination by 9W, does the person have to go out to change terminal? Are there shuttle serv...

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by nmraja
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 45384

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Yup, look no further than CJB and TRZ. Both are secondary cities in TN. Both airports acquired international status around the same time. But the powers that be for reasons known only to them decided that TRZ will be part of the ASEAN bilateral and CJB will not. Look what has happened since then: i...

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by nmraja
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 45384

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

IX is increasing it's presence at Madurai from this Summer by adding 3x frequency between Madurai and Singapore, with the flight coming from Cochin.

IX-484 -- COK 11:10 IXM 11:55 - 13:10 SIN 20:10

IX-483 -- SIN 21:15 IXM 23:05 - 00:15 COK 01:00

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by nmraja
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I believe it will after this next summer season. From my understanding Delta had extended the seasonal flight, to start this March instead of May. But that was cancelled due to Virgin Atlantic 787 engine problems. I read some time ago in another thread that the PDX to LHR flight was changed back to...

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by nmraja
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm not a big follower of the PDX market, but it is one that interests me since I lived there for a year and I like to follow what Alaska Air is doing. Here are the top markets out of PDX that average more than 75 passengers per day (round trip). Bold are served by Alaska, underlined are served by ...

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by nmraja
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I doubt it. I would think that DL would announce a summer seasonal PDX-CDG flight rather than increase the frequency of another route. (More destinations/options for travelers, w/o having to increase flight frequencies). I imagine that it would probably look something like this. PDX-CDG / CDG-PDX: ...

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by nmraja
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132784

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Since there's no word about any possibility of a PDX-CDG flight in the near future, let me ask this question. Is there any chance of extending the seasonal PDX-LHR service beyond October this year or a possible increase in frequency in summer time?

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by nmraja
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Deccan restarts Indian operations after 9 years
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Air Deccan restarts Indian operations after 9 years

Well, some of the "common man" have started flying, thanks to Air Deccan. But, I hope they don't come up with the same old Rs.1 tickets that probably doomed them the 1st time. Already there are competitive fares everywhere. Hope they take advantage of the right sectors and be successful t...

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by nmraja
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Deccan restarts Indian operations after 9 years
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Air Deccan restarts Indian operations after 9 years

Well, some of the "common man" have started flying, thanks to Air Deccan. But, I hope they don't come up with the same old Rs.1 tickets that probably doomed them the 1st time. Already there are competitive fares everywhere. Hope they take advantage of the right sectors and be successful th...

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by nmraja
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41672

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

https://www.flightradar24.com/JAI235/f5d2c18


Jet Airways also launched non-stop MAA-CDG-MAA from 10/29.
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factsonly wrote:
Jet Airways launched its daily non-stop BLR-AMS-BLR today with A333 VT-JWR operating the first service:

https://www.flightradar24.com/JAI235/f5d2c18


Jet Airways also launched non-stop MAA-CDG-MAA from 10/29.

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by nmraja
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41672

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

6E to start BLR-IXM-BLR from Dec 29th. It will be an A320.

6E 906 BLR 1945 - 2045 IXM
6E 909 IXM 2115 - 2220 BLR

From October 4th SG started it's Q400 service between BLR and IXM.

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by nmraja
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41672

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

I think for a VERY short period after induction (like couple of months), the CRJ700's did operate DEL-IXM and DEL-CJB non-stop. I remember there was a controversy with PP's daughter(who worked for an IPL team) "hijacking" a CD CRJ for ferrying players leading to the cancellation and rerou...

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by nmraja
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Icelandair has extended their season and only suspends now from 10 January--21 March. One of the LCCs need to operate through the winter. DL to AMS is the only Europe route during that time. If DL/AF doesn't add CDG soon, Norwegian will, hopefully year round even if only 2x week. Hopefully Icelanda...

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by nmraja
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41672

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

I think AI/CD has operated CRJ700's on DEL-IXM non-stop before along with DEL-CJB and DEL-TRZ. The rationale behind inducting CRJ700's at the time was for non-stops on long-thin routes like these. Will mainline AI drop its one-stop via MAA now? IXM has been having direct flights to DEL but only one...

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by nmraja
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^
With AMS and NRT in the borderline 90% LF, things are looking really good for PDX international traffic. Hope Paris joins the list soon to provide another option for PDX. And, I hope LH replaces Condor.

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by nmraja
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

BlatantEcho wrote:
^^^

Bring on PDX-CDG, way better to get to Africa (AMS is almost useless for that).


It's kind of similar with India connections too. FRA or CDG have connections to more Indian cities than AMS. LHR has more connections to India, but the ST doesn't help in terms of connections.

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by nmraja
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

That seems like a good LF for a new route. Of course it's the summer time, but this probably shows that PDX can support multiple European destination without much of a problem. Hoping to see a PDX-CDG soon from AF/DL.

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by nmraja
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans
Replies: 15
Views: 3848

Re: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans

Shutting down Premium trains will be ok only for the EEPs who can opt for airlines. What about the people from the umpteen stops in between? Not every stop or even majority of the stops are served by Airports/Airlines.

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by nmraja
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41672

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

IX opened booking for IXM-SIN and IXM-DEL

IX684 DEL 1900 - 2215 IXM 2315 - 0615 SIN
IX683 SIN 1040 - 1225 IXM 1325 - 1640 DEL

Many firsts on this. 1st time Non Stop flight between DEL and IXM. 1st time direct flight between SIN and IXM and 1st time IX entering Madurai. :)

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by nmraja
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

CX doesn't even fly to SEA, why on earth would they start PDX? I'd say that one is a stretch. Talk about a long and thin route. The others you mentioned are more realistic and I wouldn't be shocked to see them come to fruition. PDX is doing very well for a city its size when it comes to internation...

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by nmraja
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Some of those "grandma's" provide pretty good service, don't they? I've taken this route many times and it always been fine. The A330's are quite comfortable, the entertainment and wifi are great, and the beverage carts come out several times. I know it's en vogue to complain about US Car...

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by nmraja
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

I did an AMS-PDX on DL yesterday. Flight was pretty much full except for the odd middle seats being empty. I was put on the middle but asked the gate agent to move me to an aisle which they did promptly. In fact, they flight crew tried to accommodate seat change requests and meal change requests in ...

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by nmraja
Wed May 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I traveled AMS-PDX segment at the end of December 2016 and it was a full flight on A330. Is the down gauge related to the LHR flight or possibly a new CDG flight coming up?

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by nmraja
Mon May 01, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 87010

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

The connector between D and C was built maybe 10 years ago. It's a great help as you can get to the entire terminal within the secured area - excellent for transfers and excellent for choosing the shorter security line. Also, you can exit from D/E or A/B/C. the exits now go directly to the ticketin...

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