747megatop wrote:It's going to take more than a year for it to recover. The Vaccine needs to come and be available to the general public in large numbers.
Alaska Airlines “We're creating extra space between guests on our large and small aircraft. First Class seat sales are being capped at 50%. All middle seats on large aircraft are being blocked for purchase through 5/31/20. All aisle seats on small aircraft are being blocked for purchase through 5/31...Jump to post
Since Alaska has all but abandoned PDX, I won’t be renewing my Alaska Airlines/Bank of America Visa card. Our planned nonstop to Puerto Vallarta (where shutdown is lifted on 1 May) would now be a 27-hour flight with connection. Now I have to shift all my autopays back over to Fred Meyer MasterCard.Jump to post
DL's PDX to Tokyo is suspended immediately through May 31st. PDX-HND bookable on Delta website, first flight begins 24 March. Portland—London still begins 24 April. Fares are high. Not sure why it is still bookable. We were updated at work and her is Delta's own media notice on the suspension. http...Jump to post
There will be some aggressive cutting going on by AS in the coming days. Whether that's SEA or not, I don't know, but some routes will get suspended for the time being or maybe made seasonal until this virus fades away. There will be aggressive cutting by every airline affecting every city. Austin ...Jump to post
UA couldn't make this work from SFO, does Seattle have some better ties to Cincinnati? I hear there's a company called GE in Cincinnati and a company called Boeing in Seattle. I wonder if they ever do business together? ;) How many people a day do you think travel between these two companies?? Doze...Jump to post
Delta announces SEA-LHR and the Portland bashers wasted no time in declaring Delta’s PDX-LHR dead. I guess we’re supposed to read between the lines and assume that means Delta is retreating in Portland and that PDX passengers need to suck it up, waste time connecting in Seattle and help fill those ...Jump to post
Delta announces SEA-LHR and the Portland bashers wasted no time in declaring Delta’s PDX-LHR dead. I guess we’re supposed to read between the lines and assume that means Delta is retreating in Portland and that PDX passengers need to suck it up, waste time connecting in Seattle and help fill those s...Jump to post
As far as Morelia being viable, I trust that Volaris has a firm idea as to the passenger demand for this route.
AS flew PDX-FAI several years back. I would have to imagine that if the flights were full they would still offer the service. Alaska, like any business, likes money. No, if AS thought they could load up Q400s PDX-SEA to help fill planes from there to FAI (or on any AS route from SEA), they’d do tha...Jump to post
These are long,thin and low yield destinations. I don't know what is natural about them. Planes can be used on more profitable routes That must be why Alaska is flying twice daily PDX-MCO, and why Vancouver and Calgary have nonstops to FLL and MCO. Perfect for Delta’s A223s. Yeah - perfect kind of ...Jump to post
With no competition to FLL, MIA would be a natural add These are long,thin and low yield destinations. I don't know what is natural about them. Planes can be used on more profitable routes That must be why Alaska is flying twice daily PDX-MCO, and why Vancouver and Calgary have nonstops to FLL and ...Jump to post
In addition to your list, I could also see Helena, MT, and summer seasonal to Fairbanks on the west coast....... I didn’t think of Fairbanks. Alaska does 4x/—5x/daily SEA-FAI and zero to PDX. That sounds about par for the course :thumbsdown: . And Delta flies it too. Will Alaska continue PDX-ORD an...Jump to post
I think they'll have to focus on growing regionally around the west coast. Their expansion from PDX to the midwest and east didn't work out so well and most of those routes are gone or reduced to seasonal. Alaska has the West Coast covered from PDX. They could add Monterey and restart Pasco and Bel...Jump to post
I just noticed on FlightView that Alaska has extended PDX-BWI, starting earlier and running longer than in past years: 21 May—7 Oct. (WN is Saturday only, summer only.) American has extended PDX-PHL to 24 Oct. (AS dropped the seasonal route this year, ~50% capacity cut on the route.) Both used to ru...Jump to post
I dont think is was a sport charter. It was assigned to a gate in the terminal with a flight number listing to EUG on the vid monitors. I have seen Charters through the terminal in the past, but usually vacation type packages. If this isnt a regular schdeduled flight, I would guess like the above p...Jump to post
peterinlisbon wrote:This is going to get a lot worse. Now it's not just China - China, Iran, Italy and South Korea have large uncontained outbreaks. Who knows where this will end.
I’d expect AS’s “focus cities” won’t see much growth The entire 5 year plan hasn't been made public yet. All I'll say is that your expectation is incorrect. :) PDX and SFO also apart of AS 5-year plan? PDX isn’t a focus city, it’s Alaska’s No.2 hub. But I still think Portland will see more new rout...Jump to post
The Port of Portland has two options to increase passenger traffic at PDX: encouraging more nonstop connectivity by filling unserved routes, and more ULCC service. Spirit and Frontier have shown little interest in PDX other than minimally to Las Vegas and Denver. Allegiant has shown zero interest. S...Jump to post
Yes, indeed - once AS joins, one world will have at least one non-stop flight a day between every major city on the West Coast (SEA, PDX, SFO/SJC, LAX and SAN) and every major city on the East coast (BOS, JFK/EWR, PHL, IAD/DCA/BWI + MIA/FLL?) - I would guess MIA-PDX should be only a matter of time....Jump to post
With AS taking care of FLL-West Coast and AA taking care of MIA. Maybe see AS on SEA-MIA. AS flies FLL-SEA and FLL-LAX, that’s it. That’s not “taking care of the West Coast.” AA and AS don’t fly to either MIA or FLL from PDX. No one flies PDX-South Florida. Delta could block AA/AS on the route if t...Jump to post
Fat chance of that happening with AA/AS having feed at both ends and DL at neither. PDX-MIA fills the gap between PDX-HND and MIA-LATAM. American isn’t interested in PDX, and Alaska has been cutting routes from PDX. Perfect opportunity for Delta. What? Are you suggesting people are gonna connect HN...Jump to post
Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but will AS start to serve MIA from SEA once they join OneWorld? American already flies it. Alaska is at FLL. As others have said, they won’t do both. Delta should grab PDX-MIA. Fat chance of that happening with AA/AS having feed at both ends and DL at neithe...Jump to post
I'm pretty excited about this as an AS flyer but agree with many that SEA is a hellhole. For selfish reasons I hope AA launches 5-10 rotes from PDX with their smaller widebodies to test the viability of using this as a new West Coast gateway to Asia and Europe. They can leave LHR to BA but certainl...Jump to post
dfwjim1 wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but will AS start to serve MIA from SEA once they join OneWorld?
Would that men there could be a possible merger between AS and AA? I know that shortly after CO joined Star Alliance, it merged with UA. Let’s hope not. I’m an Alaska Mileage Plan flier and in general I like Alaska. After my connection fiasco in Charlotte on American last March, I vowed to never fl...Jump to post
I don’t see PDX benefitting from Alaska joining OneWorld as far as filling unserved domestic routes. If anything, if will maintain the “connect through” status quo. MIA is still unserved and PHL only operates 11 weeks in the summer, two major AA hubs. Alaska just dropped their summer seasonal to PH...Jump to post
So American will now compete against British Airways on SEA-LHR? Technically no, they have a Joint Venture/Revenue Sharing agreement. It would be as if BA and AA operated the flights as one airline, much like they do now on every other flight they both operate with their own metal (i.e. LAX-LHR, JF...Jump to post
So American will now compete against British Airways on SEA-LHR?Jump to post
I don’t see PDX benefitting from Alaska joining OneWorld as far as filling unserved domestic routes. If anything, if will maintain the “connect through” status quo. MIA is still unserved and PHL only operates 11 weeks in the summer, two major AA hubs. Alaska just dropped their summer seasonal to PHL.Jump to post