Yeah, there is likely a very low chance of DL starting SEA-SYD. Anyone who wants to go to SYD can route via LAX. But, with the closure of NRT... I could see SIN at least (and maybe....MNL) from SEA being possible. Delta might even lose money on those routes for a bit themselves, just to provide the ...Jump to post
Walsh has every right to buy whatever he wants. I plan to fly other carriers until there’s enough statistical evidence that the jets are safe. Lol. That’s like the guy on here last year that said the 737NG was too new, and he was waiting for them to be proven.... I don’t think anyone sane is going ...Jump to post
I did a day trip to LAX on Tuesday. PDX-LAX arriving at 930am. LAX-PDX departing 550pm.
Zero issues of timeliness in either direction.
Traffic in and out of terminal was no hassle at all.
Realize it might not have been peak Monday morning or something, but, it was very very painless.
Huh? The rental cars are right across from the terminal. And SFO is much larger, requiring MORE walking. They likely landed in A and had to take a bus over. It is a weird walk through the garage, but it is still a lot quicker than going to a train and then taking it for 10 minutes. Yup, sounds righ...Jump to post
^^^ haha, yeah, that is a long taxi. That said, I play it a lot looser than you do, and I haven't missed a single connection in those same 10 years. A couple tight ones over time when the old passport check thing wasn't those electronic gates. But, just never had a real issue at AMS even a single ti...Jump to post
Nice article about the newly opened interim gates at SJC SAN JOSE AIRPORT OPENS NEW INTERIM GATES FACILITY, REPORTS IMMENSE GROWTH https://airwaysmag.com/airports/san-jose-airport-opens-new-interim-gates-facility-reports-immense-growth/ I used SJC for the first time this year to get to the South Ba...Jump to post
^^^ 1:20hr connection is zero drama in AMS in my experience. They have that dialed. I believe MCT is actually as little as an hour. — That said, I have believed for years that the AMS flight should be shifted back 60-90 minutes. Leave PDX at 3pm. Arrive AMS at 10am. Leave AMS more like 11am, arrive ...Jump to post
Can’t wait. This is proof technology is making the world better and more efficient. All the talk about fatigue and early report times will go away. Drunk, sick and heart attack prone pilots go away. Airlines save $$$$ This is the future. So exciting (and strange at the number of luddites here, very ...Jump to post
really surprised at any max orders right now. honestly expected them to be announced after the grounding is over and it's out of the public eye Do you really think an airline group making an investment of this magnitude, with a 25 year potential ownership duration, cares about 6 months of bad publi...Jump to post
a350 is one of the best rides in the sky, but man look at the acceleration in 787 orders compared to it over the last few years. Wow.Jump to post
This actually seems really smart and obvious in retrospect. Bet other airlines will follow suit. Why make people pay for stuff they don’t want? — Also, I have no issues with EK biz class. Flown it a couple times. Want more, buy First. I want a bed and nothing else on biz flight. That’s what you get ...Jump to post
Not all tattoos are of burning skulls, there you go again tarring everyone with the same brush. Plenty are subtle and tasteful, yet still visible. You may well have run a multimillion dollar business. The fact that you need to boast about it is embarrassing. It also doesn't change the fact that you...Jump to post
For me: visible tattoos on people that are supposed to be 'professionals' is a no-go. Sorry. It just reflects bad judgement. A tattoo isn't something anyone in society has ever said 'Look how professional, safe and tidy'. Tattoos are counter-culture things that people get to show their individualit...Jump to post
For me: visible tattoos on people that are supposed to be 'professionals' is a no-go. Sorry. It just reflects bad judgement. A tattoo isn't something anyone in society has ever said 'Look how professional, safe and tidy'. Tattoos are counter-culture things that people get to show their individuality...Jump to post
Maybe AS suspected PAE-PDX-PAE would be somewhat weak but they wanted to operate all 18 of their daily flights out of PAE from the beginning just to make sure nobody took any unused ones away? They also wanted to see how all the other routes did and would rework things at, for example, the end of t...Jump to post
100 wide bodies. Whoa!
Could be a huge boost to 777X if it includes some.
It’s been that way for years. Taken it a few times.
They had a second daily flight for a little while which I think was a morning departure.
^^^ It’s been said before, but the people who the airlines make money on pay extra for non-stops. There are plenty of cheap ways to connect a lot between every city pair in the world. Flying non-stop is worthy of super premium prices, which is the entire point here. 20 hours is some nice arbitrary n...Jump to post
-You can't believe for one split second DL would rather fly PDX-HND-PDX opposed SEA-HND-SEA. DL threw PDX in there because they knew its chances were much stronger. Again, its strategy about occupying a slot a competitor now cannot use/have. It's NOT about giving PDX "love", growing PDX i...Jump to post
N174UA - I think that's a damn good summary of things at PDX. I switched from AS (75K) to DL (Plat) primarily because Delta can get me anywhere in the US in one stop. They can also do the same for most of Europe actually too. And someday they will do it for Asia. They run a timely operation, I pay a...Jump to post
a) I believe Southwest is planning to have Max's flying in July. So, not sure where September comes from. b) this is what happens sometimes. When our company fails our customers, we make up for it with some form of compensation. Sure, the numbers are 'large' to you and most people, but, I fail to se...Jump to post
PDX-HND will be flown using Delta’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which features 34 full flat-bed seats with direct-aisle access in Delta One, 32 in Delta Comfort+ and 168 in Main Cabin. A conservative betting man would say that the PDX-LHR rotation will migrate from 763ER-low J to 332 during S20 to al...Jump to post
^^^ In your NRT and LHR examples, delta has multiple 763 flights into both stations. So they can route a plane HNL-NRT-PDX-NRT-SIN, etc. Delta has no other A330-200s currently planned for HND. Additionally, there are no other A330-200 routes for PDX. So the exact same tail number would have to go ba...Jump to post
Selfishly, I hope in 2020 they announce PDX-ICN. And it does ICN-PDX-HND-PDX-ICN
Or, they could go year round to London and upgauge that plane... LHR-PDX-HND-PDX-LHR
I can dream right?
Honestly though, otherwise it's got to rotate through ATL right?
There aren't many other options here.
One thing we haven't discussed, is how the A332 will be routed. I don't know of any other HND routes that will use it... So, do they route it through ATL? ATL-PDX-HND-PDX-ATL? Or in the winter, AMS-PDX-HND-PDX-AMS? Really curious, as it will be an orphan plane type in some ways with no logical rotat...Jump to post
^^^ With a hub in SEA they are trying to make profitable... as much as I wish, I doubt they will flow traffic via PDX. Someone noted it was the last flight of the day to Tokyo for them, so, anything is possible. But I assume it will survive on O&D only and with Nike and some others filling up th...Jump to post
100% they will bail.
More ICN flights and maybe 1-2 token flights to NRT if needed. Doubt it.
Congrats to pdx. I’ll use that flight
I lol at the PDX-YVR in 4 hours. You can barely do southwest Portland to downtown Seattle in that. Saving $100/hr to drive 12 hours and cross a border is fine if that’s your thing. I don’t think any of the airlines cater to or advertise to that passenger. They’ll take your money, no doubt, but most ...Jump to post
I wonder how everyone would be reacting if they couldn't post instantly on the Internet. Do you all really think beating a dead horse over and over makes it truth? Boeing is a business, and business owned by people (as all businesses are). It is not good for any business to have a product that fails...Jump to post
Not only is there already a thread, but the ‘BREAKING’ title fetish is super annoying.
No one cares. Just report some facts instead of trying to sensationalize every last thing for clicks.
I flew ATL-GIG a few days ago, and will do GRU-ATL Saturday. For someone with USD, this place is amazingly inexpensive. That said, it’s also crazy to watch FR24 and see the amount of traffic coming into GRU (and GIG/EZE/SCL to lesser extents). I have no insight into any of this, but, there is a TON ...Jump to post