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by PDX757
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

BlatantEcho wrote:
^^^ just landed from FRA 30
Minutes ago, didn’t see it, but cool !!


I guess I saw you landing then!

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by PDX757
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Thank you for sharing & exciting times ahead. Indeed their tie in with AS will bring many AS loyalists that went to DL for their Europe trips, back into the fold. I feel it's a product PDX can support. Finally a 787 route from PDX, I have felt since the first 788 rolled off the line, this was t...

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by PDX757
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

lhpdx wrote:
-Alaska Airlines announces new service from San Luis Obispo to PDX on Jun 18th, 2020!!

Glad a small CA city was added. Hopefully more are added. Flying to LA or SF area to rent a car and drive another 3 hours sucks.

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by PDX757
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

That would be something to see if BA do in fact start service. This would be the first intercontinental flight served by two carriers correct?

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by PDX757
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

With UA a shell of its former self at PDX, it's nice to see them stepping in so much in secondary OR markets. I was browsing a EUG timetable the other day and was surprised to see how much mainline goes that way.

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by PDX757
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

dc10lover wrote:
I would be glad if Southwest Airlines served Eugene / Springfield from Oakland with connections to many more cities.


It would be neat, but I think when WN starts a city they generally add quite a few flights instead of only one or two. Not sure how many seats could be filled from EUG

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by PDX757
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 24914

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

With all the new carriers in recent years, have there ever been any rumblings of QF exploring service to SEA? Not sure if this has come up or not!

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by PDX757
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Pardon my ignorance, but what advantage does HND have over NRT? I realize HND is quite a bit closer to Tokyo itself, and it seems like DL would be in pretty much the same position as they are now without a Japanese partner.

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by PDX757
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

What is going on with jetBlue at PDX...? Over the last year.......... PDX-LGB is down 1 frequency PDX-BOS starts later, ends earlier PDX-ANC starts later, ends earlier PDX-JFK is down to just 3-4x weekly for most of the year. They really don't like PDX... Gate C6 is vacant for almost all of the day...

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by PDX757
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17137

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

What is Fresno doing right, and will somebody please pass that information on to Bakersfield? Thanks!! ;) Visalia MSA is another 460,000; add Kings and Madera for another 300,000. Fresno's catchment is closer to 2 million. The airport recently stated that greater than 50% of the traffic is from oth...

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by PDX757
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Westjet's PDX-YYC flight schedule: Begins April 29, 2019 YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400) PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400) Glad to see a new carrier starting at PDX! I wonder how much this flight will feed WS YYC-Europe flights. Looks like DUB and CDG are starting late spring and will join LGW...

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by PDX757
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

PDX Portland International Airport 2018 End of Year Traffic Report Domestic 19,020,622 +3.7 % International 862,166 +15.4% Total 19,882,788 +4.2% December 2018 Domestic 1,538,680 +1.6% International 62,180 +8.2% Total 1,600,860 +1.9% Missed it by a whisker. Well this year for sure. Impressive inter...

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by PDX757
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Here’s a whacky G4 thought. Does anyone think they would consider HIO as an entry into the Portland market? PDX can be a pain to get to from the west side, especially during high traffic times.

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by PDX757
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 827
Views: 107940

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I find MFR to be a really interesting airport from growth perspective. -Geographically Isolated (PDX and SMF are both 4.5-5 hour drives through mountain passes) -Draws population within a 1-hour drive radius (Grants Pass, Ashland, Yreka, Klamath Falls) -- and a 2-hour drive to the small towns to th...

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by PDX757
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

UA announced ORD-EUG/RDM today, on E175 equipment. EUG is year-round, RDM is seasonal, and both will be daily and will start on June 6, 2019. https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ord-iah-regional-flights/ These are the first commercial flights east of the Mississippi for both airports, no? I think ...

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by PDX757
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-or ... l-flights/


These are the first commercial flights east of the Mississippi for both airports, no?
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717atOGG wrote:
UA announced ORD-EUG/RDM today, on E175 equipment. EUG is year-round, RDM is seasonal, and both will be daily and will start on June 6, 2019.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-or ... l-flights/


These are the first commercial flights east of the Mississippi for both airports, no?

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by PDX757
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Out of curiosity, when CC-B is extended, how will that effect the current road layout and max alignment? Unless they essentially rebuild A, I can’t see how it wouldn’t need to be realigned. I recall seeing a document a while back that called for B extension to be in a straight line with CC-C

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by PDX757
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

The only likely Japanese carrier that would start NRT-PDX would be JL, given the alliance with AS. But since they are only just restarting SEA next year in a crowded market, I have a hard time believing JL would also start PDX. There isn't a strong enough Star Alliance network in PDX to support an ...

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by PDX757
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I wouldn't count on AS to start SAN-EUG, although SAN-GEG was a welcomed surprised by AAG, so anything's possible. EUG-SJC was recently pulled and only survived off of EAS federal grant funds, so I'm sure there would need to be some sort of long-term financial incentive for AS to start the route up...

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by PDX757
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.travelcodex.com/de-portland/ Catching up on the thread today and had a mental trip down memory lane at the mention of the old DL hub. Can’t recall exactly where I first saw a link to this page on the history of their hub, probably buried deep in the Oregon Aviation threads somewhere, bu...

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by PDX757
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.travelcodex.com/de-portland/ Catching up on the thread today and had a mental trip down memory lane at the mention of the old DL hub. Can’t recall exactly where I first saw a link to this page on the history of their hub, probably buried deep in the Oregon Aviation threads somewhere, bu...

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by PDX757
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes, before PDX sees any new transcon destinations, Alaska needs to figure out how to make ATL, BWI and PHL work as year-round service. With that being said, I have a sneaking suspicion that these routes could very well indeed work just fine in the winter months. I think what's keeping Alaska from ...

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by PDX757
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 11700

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

Pardon my utter ignorance, but couldn’t HA operate at low enough altitude to not have to pressurize the aircraft and therefore put a cycle on it? If the segments are all so short, would it not be acceptable to fly at 12,000’ to prolong the life of the aircraft?

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by PDX757
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 5339

Re: Are people allowed to do this ? (pic)

You are certainly allowed to do it, as long as you do not use it for revenue purposes In that case I wish we saw more private pilots do this kind of thing with their planes. Kind of fun. I call the old, blue United livery then for the Cirrus I hope to one day buy. That livery was the best. Still ca...

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by PDX757
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, files to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 68
Views: 14080

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

The court has ordered a sale of the airline. Alaska Air Group has been named as an approved qualified bidder. If anyone buys it, AS seems the most logical choice for the AK flying. IDK if they would do lower 48 flying again. If they did lower 48, the PDX hub is the only thing that mattered in the A...

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by PDX757
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare types 2019-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 2770

Re: Rare types 2019-2022

Cubana still has a TU-204 and a few IL-96.

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 9709

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

A big problem is that there is very very little O/D demand between Anchorage and Asia. Alaska tourism isn’t centralized like it is in Iceland What about using Hawaii instead of Alaska? Say what you want about Hawaii, but it does draw tourists. On an A320XLR Japan, South Korea and parts of China are...

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds BNA.
Replies: 26
Views: 2856

Re: SY adds BNA.

SY seems to be growing a fair bit! First adds at PDX now BNA? Nice. Hopefully a flight linking the two someday soon.
I always saw SY as being cut from the same cloth as Sunwing to the north—primarily operating from cold northern cities to sun destinations.

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 9709

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

4000nm puts all of Japan, SK, and NE China (including PEK and PVG) well in range of ANC. A KEF type operation to Asia from NA would be interesting to see.

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by PDX757
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 7774

Re: Best airline call signs

Seaport airlines: Sasquatch

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by PDX757
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

From the Seattle Times article: ... An exchange between Rich and the controller not long before the plane crashed, perhaps the final exchange, was recorded by Aviation journalist Jon Ostrower at 8:47 p.m. and posted to his Air Current website. “I feel like one of my engines is going out or somethin...

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by PDX757
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? He was flying over water for the most part. Two F15s were trailing him and you can bet they were read...

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by PDX757
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100296

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Makes me think of Germanwings 9525 a few years ago. At least ol Rich had the sense to not take anyone with him. There’s a lot of stress in the world, some people handle it much better than others. Very few don’t handle it at all and things like this happen. Condolences to his coworkers, friends and ...

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by PDX757
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

lhpdx wrote:
I was wondering what that was...I caught it from the window of my house a few minutes ago..........


I may take marine dr home and see if it’s sitting on the north ramp. Seems something like that would be better at the ANG base?

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by PDX757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Just caught glimpse of a landing Canadian Air Force A310 from my work. Any ideas who’s coming to town?

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6450

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

How about the MD90? Sure it’s still operated by DL but there were only 116 ever built. Flew one SLC-PDX in the mid 2000s, just like an MD80 series but MUCH quieter! Bae 146? Also not many built, 387 in all (including RJ85/100) Flew one ORD-ATW-ORD in the early 2000s. Sat right at the wing, the high...

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 32
Views: 2644

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

IAH-LOS has been run by a few carriers I believe. Purely oil traffic.
Also Intel has their shuttles between HIO-SJC-PHX

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6450

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Should also add, went for a ride on a B17 last spring with my dad from HIO in the Portland area. Rode in the bombardiers seat, truly once in a lifetime and well worth the cost!

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6450

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

How about the MD90? Sure it’s still operated by DL but there were only 116 ever built. Flew one SLC-PDX in the mid 2000s, just like an MD80 series but MUCH quieter! Bae 146? Also not many built, 387 in all (including RJ85/100) Flew one ORD-ATW-ORD in the early 2000s. Sat right at the wing, the high ...

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

lhpdx wrote:
On September 15, 2018 Alaska is discontinuing it's PDX-Sun Valley, ID market....

Ending a few months before ski season too. Hopefully this is just because of the pilot shortage and not due to low yields.

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by PDX757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

lhpdx wrote:
On September 15, 2018 Alaska is discontinuing it's PDX-Sun Valley, ID market....

Ending a few months before ski season too. Probably won’t be back.

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by PDX757
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

lhpdx wrote:
PDX757 wrote:
I thought QX had a lot more Pdx-sea



AS PDX-SEA NOV 25>21[23] DEC 25>20[22] JAN 26>25[24] It does...This is the corrected posting......


Very good. I see AS has a lot more mainline than they used to to SEA. Got to feed SEA I guess...

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by PDX757
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I thought QX had a lot more Pdx-sea

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by PDX757
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Something odd to note. AS has been using a 321neo rather often on AS1809 sfo-pdx. Kinda interesting that their using a 321neo on short flights and not cross country flights to the east coast. The Airbii are on lease while the 73s are owned. Makes sense to put the most cycles on the leased AC if you...

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by PDX757
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2438

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

There is a market in many Western and Pacific Northwest Communities that could support service with aircraft such as the P2012 or the Cessna SkyCourier 408. Its getting an airline to commit to it, getting communities to subsidize part of the service (cities of Riverton WY & Sheridan WY are near...

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by PDX757
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I would clearly include Nashville with the geographic group I highlighted previously...the lack of that non-stop from PDX still confounds me. Unless I’m confused, hasn’t Alaska done seasonal nonstop to BNA in the past or am I losing my mind? Haha. I’m quite honestly surprised there isn’t at least o...

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by PDX757
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Given the DL/KE joint venture, I think DL to ICN is next. I would have expected that to be announced by now, though... If PDX-ICN does happen, I would like to hope that PDX-NRT sticks around. For a route with no feed (only O&D traffic), it's been doing very well... I think the two routes could ...

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by PDX757
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

As I’m sure everyone on this thread would agree, the port seem to be pretty impotent at attracting overseas carriers. Delta has been great and all, and I’m thankful for what we have, but come on... An additional flight to Asia is something that’s been on the port’s wish list for quite some time iirc...

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by PDX757
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

PDX757...speaking of the EAS subsidies...that was kind of my point with some of the markets that I mentioned regarding Klamath Falls being snubbed when it comes to air service. I'm well familiar with the markets served out of Denver that I highlighted. (I worked at DEN in the early 1990's and serve...

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by PDX757
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132327

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

This isn’t specific to Oregon aviation, but could be something of benefit to small cities on EAS or struggling to attract or maintain unsubsidized service: With some EAS subsidies in the multi-million dollar range, would it not be more cost effective in the mid to long term for an EAS city to purcha...

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