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by flyoregon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11324

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

Is the tail wrapped using a decal also?

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by flyoregon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

American operated 102 fewer flights in June 2018 compared to June 2018 (-14 %) Delta traffic up 11.1% with 142 more flights. Sun Country traffic up 201.5% Condor up 77.5% Volaris up 14.6% Skywest up 83.7% with a 78% increase in flights. Considering a slowing economy, airline cutbacks and route reev...

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by flyoregon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam TATL 2020?
Replies: 61
Views: 7552

Re: Skyteam TATL 2020?

I’d like to see PDX-LHR go year round and a seasonal PDX-CDG added...but I’m not holding my breath

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by flyoregon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94270

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

How about a build up of PDX as a TPAC mini-hub like Delta has done in Seattle...... (joking)

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by flyoregon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

SY is at it again with SJD reportedly being added in December. They must be doing OK in Portland because they keep adding smart cities. I'm also amazed at how much activity there is from Prime Air in/out of Portland. Is it the distribution centers in Troutdale, Hillsboro, Portland, and soon Salem th...

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by flyoregon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds PDX-SJD
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Sun Country adds PDX-SJD

Smart add. Is this year-round or seasonal just like AS?

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by flyoregon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

That's what we want to see actually. High fares, mostly full planes. That allows Delta to justify the service and expand it in the future. $3500 r/t is steep, but, close in, only non-stop to London? Probably worth saving $1500 to avoid a connection or longer route. $10k for D1 is tough. I paid ~$5....

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by flyoregon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38548

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

What are the chances LH adds PDX to their network again (albeit from FRA taking it over from Condor)?

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by flyoregon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8305

Sun Country’s next move

SY was on a roll with new adds, cities, and seemingly big plans. Anything new on the horizon for them?

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by flyoregon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Without any backing data, my hope would be for MSY, TPA, FLL, and IAD, but I could see SY adding MSY, TPA, and FLL before Alaska gets around to it. Here are the Q4 2018 PDEW's of some of the top domestic routes that AS doesn't currently serve nonstop from PDX: PDX-IAD 122 PDX-BNA 116 PDX-MSY 106 PD...

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by flyoregon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Even though AS hasn't yet taken delivery of any 737 MAX planes due to the 737 MAX groundings, AS is currently scheduled to take delivery of additional A320neo planes next year. There are still some more nonstop routes that could be added out of PDX by AS such as PDX-CVG, PDX-CLE, PDX-CMH, PDX-FLL, ...

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by flyoregon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

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 flyoregon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

pdxav8r wrote:
So, AC to YYZ ends up only being 2.5 months...even with their MAX issues, that is super short. Maybe the 319 was too much plane. AS going more than 1X daily to MCO, and adding an additional frequency to PSP and SAN is interesting.


YYZ is more like 4 months

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by flyoregon
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8305

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

When does the Portland pilot base open?

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by flyoregon
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Condor is moving up its PDX-FRA start date next year to 10 April (from early June.) The season runs through 20 October, 4x/week. Delta’s PDX-NRT goes daily year round on the A332 beginning 29 March in preparation for the move to Haneda. More on May 2019 PDX passenger traffic (compared to May 2018) ...

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by flyoregon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

PDX Portland International Airport May 2019 Traffic Domestic. 1,632,986. +0.9% International. 68,227. -5.7% Total. 1,701,213. +0.6% # flights: 15,188. (2018: 1,844) -656 Volaris. +52.6%. JetBlue. -57.1% Frontier. -24.9% Sun Country. +215.8% Delta. +18.3% Alaska. -1.5% Horizon -5.9% Hawaiian. +21% C...

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by flyoregon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8305

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

I think MSY is a no-brainer :checkmark: :checkmark: PDX is the only FAA-large hub that MSY doesn't have a nonstop to. Nearly 200PDEW, which is probably ripe for stimulation. Definitely due! Absolutely. It’s low hanging fruit. Why nobody has jumped on it is beyond me. Long overdue in my opinion.

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by flyoregon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8305

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
They are basically copying frontiers proven model at this point. Frontier copied allegiant and spirit. I would expect them to make money


I'm guessing they're copying/mimicking Allegiant more specifically considering Jude Bricker came from G4

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by flyoregon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

This, after Spirit and Sun Country started the route, bringing it to ~13 flights daily each way. Five carriers. OK. Take it for what it's worth, but a friend of mine at Frontier says that NK and F9 combining is just a matter of time. With Spirit recently announcing intent to grow LAS, Frontier addi...

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by flyoregon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8305

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Good to see. I'd imagine not unrepentantly stranding pax might've gone a long way toward that as well. :duck: I wouldn't be surprised to see them continue with their PDX expansion, particularly to the likes of MSY, Florida, and areas in the southeast for whom PDX is a notable hole. I think opening ...

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by flyoregon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I hadn't noticed if this topic had its' own thread elsewhere. Frontier Airlines announced n/s PDX-LAS flights starting November 14, 2019. Looks like 2 flights/week. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/06/25/frontier-airlines-expansion-9-new-nonstop-routes-las-vegas-cleveland/15580920...

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by flyoregon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adds LAS-LAX/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: F9 Adds LAS-LAX/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA

PDX-LAS is a stupid add with Alaska, Southwest, Sun Country, and Spirit already flying it.

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by flyoregon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5907

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Not meaning to make light of the tragedy which occurred and my heart goes out to the grieving families but, shouldn’t we ground all aircraft of this make and model until we can make sure all are safe. It is not different than the 737 MAX. Any loss of life is a tragedy and needs to be properly inves...

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by flyoregon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

As reported in other threads, Allegiant is adding Redmond to LAS and IWA. With the new SY RDM-LAS routing (albeit seasonal), having 2 carriers to Las Vegas and 2 carriers to the Phoenix area (AA to PHX and G4 to IWA), we'll see how this goes. I wish Sun Country the best, but with seasonal service, ...

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by flyoregon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like next year's DL PDX-LHR is scheduled to run with an A330-200. Nonstop daily PDX-LHR resumes May 7, 2019. Which explains the HND-PDX flight being on the 332, I think we were wondering how it would route out of PDX, since HND has their only DL A-332 arrival & departure to/from PDX. DTW-...

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by flyoregon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

As reported in other threads, Allegiant is adding Redmond to LAS and IWA. With the new SY RDM-LAS routing (albeit seasonal), having 2 carriers to Las Vegas and 2 carriers to the Phoenix area (AA to PHX and G4 to IWA), we'll see how this goes. I wish Sun Country the best, but with seasonal service, n...

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by flyoregon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Had a chance to visit OTH over the weekend. If every airport had the views this place has! Again, be gentle, these are from my phone. :wave: http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/JamieSanders/Mobile%20Uploads/AC9C3A62-AA4B-4431-9978-9122E4FA4DA4_zpsst2i2bly.jpg http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...

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by flyoregon
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country’s new route strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 2824

Sun Country’s new route strategy

With Sun Country having a hub at MSP and focus cities in Nashville and Portland, what is there route strategy? Are they targeting mostly O&D out of BNA and PDX or are they routing people through them like they would a hub? With Ben Brookman now at Prime Air, could we see that experiment end and ...

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by flyoregon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11844

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I always felt like PDX-PAE was a weird route to do 4x daily. The only way it made sense was if the connection opportunities to east coast i.e. IAD, ATL, FLL, etc. were available, but they're not. Why would anyone want to connect from PAE to go to California when the E175 can do it fine and when PAE ...

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by flyoregon
Fri May 31, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Did TWA fly 757's to PDX early 2001? I'm trying to remember around March 2001 seeing one take off, but part of me is second guessing it and thinking it might have been CO...

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by flyoregon
Fri May 31, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I flew on a Frontier A318 in 2005 PDX-DEN. Not sure if it was a sub or scheduled though.

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by flyoregon
Tue May 28, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I was looking at a sampling of AS destinations out of PDX in April 2020 and if what I saw is true , most of the current frequencies on routes will be reduced dramatically.....ANC down to 2 daily, OAK down to 2 daily, SMF down to 2 daily, SJC is down to 4 daily, BZN down to 1 daily and so on...........

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by flyoregon
Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Total flights at PDX for the month of April dropped to 14,094 from 14,874 in April 2018. Hard to believe with the population growth and a relatively booming economy. The port has a lot of work to do to reverse this. So first, not sure where you're getting those numbers. According to the report, the...

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by flyoregon
Wed May 22, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19650

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

While I usually try to stay away from expletives, this article is quite plainly bullsh**. The Icelandic economy is slowing done for sure, but saying it's a) crashing and b) it's due to WOW is laughable. The tourism industry merely slowing down towards the right size with sustainable fares. Plus, it...

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by flyoregon
Tue May 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the HND add is great, but I can’t help but think about the gaping hole in Asian bound traffic. With no connections in Tokyo through Haneda, all of that traffic is funneled through SEA, SFO, etc. Even at less than daily, a carrier like KE or HU should work decently without negatively impacti...

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by flyoregon
Tue May 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the HND add is great, but I can’t help but think about the gaping hole in Asian bound traffic. With no connections in Tokyo through Haneda, all of that traffic is funneled through SEA, SFO, etc. Even at less than daily, a carrier like KE or HU should work decently without negatively impactin...

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by flyoregon
Sun May 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines question
Replies: 3
Views: 512

San Juan Airlines question

How does San Juan Airlines deal with weather cancellations on their scheduled service if they’re VFR only? I imagine completed flights in the winter aren’t 100%?

Also, what kind of Part 135 allows them to fly a daily schedule like they advertise?

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by flyoregon
Sun May 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7998

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

Alsatian wrote:
ucdtim17 wrote:
Alsatian wrote:

I would bet on 2x SEA and 1x ATL.


SEA-LGB before SEA-OAK/BUR/ONT?


SEA-OAK/BUR/ONT are operated by Alaska and Southwest, while DL would be the sole operator on SEA-LGB. But that is just a bet ;)


Except for JetBlue.

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by flyoregon
Sat May 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 5016

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Contour would be a good candidate for places like EAT, SLE, LMT, and MAYBE even ONP...maybe

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by flyoregon
Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137809

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Exactly right. The same argument can be said for San Diego to LAX...most people don't. They fly out of the airport that's closest to them. The only time I've driven up to Seattle and flown out of SEA instead of PDX was because I was non-revving and that was the best option available. No, millions o...

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by flyoregon
Fri May 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137809

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

And I don't understand why people keep thinking everyone will just drive 2+ hours to catch a flight. The fact is, most people don't. Exactly right. The same argument can be said for San Diego to LAX...most people don't. They fly out of the airport that's closest to them. The only time I've driven u...

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by flyoregon
Fri May 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137809

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA. DL runs so many flights between SEA and PDX, plus the fairly short drive time between the two, that PDX-HND is effectively a surrogate additional SEA-HND f...

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by flyoregon
Tue May 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Percentage of the world connected by one-stop flights?
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Percentage of the world connected by one-stop flights?

As the topic heading suggests, what percentage of the world is connected with just one-stop from any given origin city?

Conversely, what percentage of the world is connected with non-stop flights?

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by flyoregon
Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3129

Re: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019

As the A321LR and 797 come along, that'll all but eliminate the need for KEF as far as a connecting hub is concerned, unless FI and WW (if they exist) can offer connections from NA to Europe at steep discounts compared to nonstop flights, at which point they teeter on the brink of nonprofitability....

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by flyoregon
Thu May 09, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6542

Re: California Pacific for sale

diverdave wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
The airline with seemingly nine-lives is up for sale with a potential deal being imminent..


Rather than having nine lives, I think it's more comparable to an animal that keeps coming back from the Pet Sematary. :)


And the Cemetery...

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by flyoregon
Mon May 06, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Did Icelandair change their mind on same day turnarounds? PDX still has it overnighting

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by flyoregon
Thu May 02, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

It’ll be interesting to see what SunCountry does going forward in Portland. Ben Brookman (who I would consider the reason for the PDX buildup) is at Amazon Air now.

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by flyoregon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93903

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Growth at PDX has stalled. In March 2019 total passenger traffic was up a paltry 1.1%. The lack of commitment from ULCCs and absence of new nonstops to fill unserved routes is taking its toll. Fewer people are willing to take 8-hour connecting flights to and from unserved or underserved (seasonal o...

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by flyoregon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4975

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

Based on their career site and a listing for E135 pilots out of IWA, I'm guessing PHX is in the queue of announcements for JetSuiteX

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