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by kwbl
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 93185

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

There is some info at flysle.com on the efforts to bring service back to Salem. I have been in contact with the people involved with the recruitment and it does not seem Allegiant is really on the radar....especially with the revenue guarantee. It sounds like UA 2 CRJ daily to SFO would be the start...

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by kwbl
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41418

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Seems like with Delta's definition of focus city, PDX should qualify. They have anywhere from 30-40 daily flights (depending on the season), connections to two major international markets year-round with a 3rd daily seasonal (LHR which is non-hub) and most flights to MSP, ATL, DTW, JFK are on 739s. ...

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by kwbl
Fri May 31, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 93185

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I believe the security check point at D9-D11 is for international arriving passengers who are connecting to another flight. O&D passengers get the bus ride.

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by kwbl
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 93185

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Info available at flysle.com

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by kwbl
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 93185

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

With regard to SLE, they have been awarded the 500k ROAR grant and have over $600k privately pledged and will be pursuing a $750k SCASD grant. Meetings with AS,UA, WN next week.

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by kwbl
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 93185

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

G4 looked hard at Salem about the same time Delta came in. At that time, they were concerned about runway length (not sure why-seems long enough) for the MD80s. I think they could be successful since they could potentially tap in to the S. Portland/Wilsonville area. Selfishly, I'd prefer AS with 3x ...

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by kwbl
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 726
Views: 93185

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

My hope is AS/QX SLE-SEA or UA to SFO/DEN

I'd like to also see PDX-LHR year-round, PDX-ICN or PDX-PEK, and perhaps Y4 doing PDX-MEX.

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by kwbl
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66901

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

For selfish reasons, but I also think it makes some business sense, I'd love to see SCK and SLE. I relocated to the Central Valley and I am about 1.5 to 3 hrs to any airport (FAT,SMF,OAK,SJC) but traffic us unpredictable so I leave really early for my flight - and often times, it has taken longer th...

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by kwbl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131733

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I believe NW operated PDX-MEM for a brief time when they had their hub

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by kwbl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131733

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I actually think DL cutting SEA-HKG makes CX to Pdx less likely

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by kwbl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131733

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I agree that SLE has never had real fair shake with regard to air service. Flights to PDX never have and never will work. SLC was ok but fairly low O&D compared to LA,SFO, SEA and DEN. Delta did OK when fares were reasonable (I took several flights from SLE that were mostly or completely full)bu...

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by kwbl
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about Salem (SLE)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1543

Re: How about Salem (SLE)?

I’ve always felt there is enough there in Salem if they had the right carrier, destinations, schedule, and reasonable fares. When DL was there, schedule was ok but fares could be substantially higher. Even with that, they did ok. She has never had NS service to its largest O&D markets (sfo, lax,...

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by kwbl
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about Salem (SLE)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1543

Re: How about Salem (SLE)?

I’ve always felt there is enough there in Salem if they had the right carrier, destinations, schedule, and reasonable fares. When DL was there, schedule was ok but fares could be substantially higher. Even with that, they did ok. She has never had NS service to its largest O&D markets (sfo, lax,...

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by kwbl
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019
Replies: 52
Views: 8589

Re: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019

PDX-NRT was operated by Northwest pre-Delta so when DL was flying larger aircraft out of SEA, it was minimally dependent on PDX traffic. I think the bigger factor is Tokyo has lost much of its importance as a connecting point for SEA passengers because of the significant increase by Delta and other ...

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by kwbl
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86749

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

I believe continental flew Pdx-anc seasonally. I know TWA did it as well

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by kwbl
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86749

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

I think I remember reading that flight would be downguaged for the winter but remain daily. It seems like it normally goes 5x per week most winters

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by kwbl
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86749

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

I believe southwest will occupy the gates leaving concourse to Alaska, American, and jet blue

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by kwbl
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 13167

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

Edit. Delta was there 10 years ago. Modesto is another city...similar to salem

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by kwbl
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 13167

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

SLE....Pdx is an hour or more away and traffic is making it more of a challenge. Delta was there 20 years ago and got the pax on the plane but cost of fuel skyrocketed

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by kwbl
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spotting at Sfo
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Spotting at Sfo

Thanks! I'll probably check both of those spots

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by kwbl
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spotting at Sfo
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Spotting at Sfo

I am going to be in sfo this weekend. Where is the bet place to spot?

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by kwbl
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 40
Views: 7697

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

UA was essentially the biggest carrier in SEA with NW 2nd through the early 80's. WA was probably 3rd or possibly Hughes/Republic until the early 80s when AS started to focus on growing in the lower 48. AS probably was 2nd through most of the late 80s and was probably the late 90s when they started ...

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by kwbl
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 40
Views: 7697

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

Historically, united had a very large operation in both SEA and PDX and for many years was by far the largest carrier at both airports. UA had flights to HKG, LHR, NRT, JFK, OGG, HNL and a whole bunch of smaller Midwest and west coast cities in addition to the major hubs. I don't know about the DC10...

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by kwbl
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12
Replies: 349
Views: 61090

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12

if they can add 6 gates, they could probably have UA and WN in E, B6, F9, NK in D with DL and UA overflow with AS, VX, AA on C. That would probably give them the balance the POP seeks.

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by kwbl
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12
Replies: 349
Views: 61090

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12

I am sure they can add 4-5 mainline gates no problem. It seems to me thought that the bigger issue is bag claim space - there are times where the claim area is packed, with multiple flights on a single carousel and the vehicle traffic on the lower roadway is getting pretty bad at times. But adding c...

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by kwbl
Tue May 31, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12
Replies: 349
Views: 61090

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 12

This is awesome! Looks like I might be going overseas next May! Hopefully the route will do well and go to year-round....I wish there was better Skyteam connectivity at LHR but this should still do ok.

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by kwbl
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Contemplating Adding More Gates
Replies: 28
Views: 3759

RE: PDX Contemplating Adding More Gates

PDX has heavy peak times in which they are close to running out of gates. if growth continues over the next 3-5 years, they will be out of space at the peak times (early am and late at night). However, during the bulk of the day, there are more than enough gates. If they could get better gate utiliz...

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by kwbl
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/5/2016: AA Drops MIA-POA
Replies: 56
Views: 11430

RE: OAG Changes 2/5/2016: AA Drops MIA-POA

Looks like <acronym title="Eugene - Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG / KEUG), USA - Oregon">EUG</acronym> is getting mainline back!!! 2 320's and a 319 with one CR7. Reduction in frequency but more seats. This a great deal for <acronym title="Eugene - Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG / KEUG), USA - Oregon">EUG</acron...

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by kwbl
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 9
Replies: 212
Views: 15792

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 9

UA did briefly fly <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-LMT. I have the timetable somewhere, probably sometime between 1986-1987 or so. I remember playing in a baseball game down there and saw the plane take off. I thought for a very brief perio...

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by kwbl
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Korean Air Looking To Expand Into The US
Replies: 208
Views: 27689

RE: Rumor: Korean Air Looking To Expand Into The US

ICN-<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> is small with o&d but <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> would have connectivity on both ends. I am not saying that <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> shou...

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by kwbl
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 8
Replies: 227
Views: 21233

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 8

Nice first month for condor!

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by kwbl
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 8
Replies: 227
Views: 21233

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 8

Hainan to EUG......Well I guess we should also see Emirates daily 380 from SLE to Dubai too!

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by kwbl
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHC-3 Crash In Alaska - All 9 Dead
Replies: 36
Views: 12411

RE: DHC-3 Crash In Alaska - All 9 Dead

I was there on another cruise ship docked next to the one these passengers were from. Their ship was to have left just before ours but it did not. I was on the balcony at the time this plane was to have gone down (I was watching an <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> 737 take off) an...

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by kwbl
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds PDX-AUS, EUG-SJC
Replies: 66
Views: 7919

RE: AS Adds PDX-AUS, EUG-SJC

I think EUG received a SCASD grant a couple years ago for this route. Not sure if they are still eligible for the money but it has been on Eugene's radar for awhile.

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by kwbl
Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 6
Replies: 211
Views: 16952

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 6

I've been hoping for years that someone would come in and back fill markets that <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>/QX left when they got rid of the smaller DH8s. Seems like this is potentially a great business opportunity for PenAir. Build a hub in <acronym title="Portland - Intern...

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by kwbl
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Sets New All Time Passenger Record In 2014: 15.9M
Replies: 37
Views: 4099

RE: PDX Sets New All Time Passenger Record In 2014: 15.9M

I agree with everything envijet said about <acronym title="Salem - McNary Field (SLE / KSLE), USA - Oregon">SLE</acronym>. I flew <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> many times and the flights were packed - and the fares were not exactly cheap so the yield should not have been to bad...

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by kwbl
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Considering Crescent City (CEC)
Replies: 28
Views: 5555

RE: PenAir Considering Crescent City (CEC)

I wonder if PenAir can pick up all or most of the former <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> routes in the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> which were dropped when the Dash 8-200s left. Seems with the partnership with <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acron...

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by kwbl
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Gate Usage
Replies: 26
Views: 4692

RE: PDX Gate Usage

Not sure when the name switch on the concourses happened. I think it was around 1987 that concourse M (the current B gates) opened with gate numbers 64-67. Concouse L (now C) had 50-63 with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> having 50,51,52 and 54 (though they sub leased these to...

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by kwbl
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Airport Expansion
Replies: 50
Views: 9201

RE: PDX Airport Expansion

I don't really see how this dramatically upgrades Alaska and Horizon's ops at PDXX. True, the A gates suck...I fly thru their often and at busy times it is really bad. But the diagram just doesn't look like it will ultimately give <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> enough space unle...

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by kwbl
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland(PDX) Eyes Asia Freighter Service
Replies: 12
Views: 2473

RE: Portland(PDX) Eyes Asia Freighter Service

I believe cargolux was here in 90s

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by kwbl
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread-Part 4
Replies: 222
Views: 19271

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread-Part 4

I believe <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> did fly <acronym title="Redmond - Roberts Field (RDM / KRDM), USA - Oregon">RDM</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> briefly with an M80 somewhere around 1990 or 1991. Also, I...

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by kwbl
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread-Part 4
Replies: 222
Views: 19271

RE: Oregon Aviation Thread-Part 4

Western Pacific also flew nonstop to Colorado Springs and USAIR flew nonstop to Pittsburg

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by kwbl
Fri May 23, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Cut PDX-SEA/EUG/RDM (and LAX?)
Replies: 72
Views: 13515

RE: UA To Cut PDX-SEA/EUG/RDM (and LAX?)

Its just amazing to me to see how United has been marginalized in the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>. They were dominant in <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> and <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), US...

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by kwbl
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds Seattle - Vancouver 5x Daily
Replies: 148
Views: 22163

RE: Delta Adds Seattle - Vancouver 5x Daily

if Delta keeps this up, I wonder if they'll move some Brasilias up to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> and start a bunch of <acronym title="Panama City - Marcos A. Gelabert (Paitilla) (PAC / MPMG) (closed), Panama">PAC</acronym> <acronym ...

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by kwbl
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 1
Replies: 251
Views: 19241

Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 1

With regard to <acronym title="Salem - McNary Field (SLE / KSLE), USA - Oregon">SLE</acronym> service, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> was said to be running about an 85% load factor but the oil spike in 2008 made the flights unprofitable. There was about a 3 month period of time...

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by kwbl
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: July 1st, DL SEA-LHR Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 18948

RE: Rumor: July 1st, DL SEA-LHR Announcement

I've done <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym>....way better than Heathrow and backtracking is not tha...

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by kwbl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's ATL-LAX And STL-PDX/SEA
Replies: 33
Views: 6933

RE: Eastern's ATL-LAX And STL-PDX/SEA

Continental was at gates 59 & 61. American was at 48 on the "K" concourse (now D), next to Western. The L concourse also, at various times had Delta (pre Western merger), America West, Wien, <acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym>, Pacific Express, ...

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by kwbl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's ATL-LAX And STL-PDX/SEA
Replies: 33
Views: 6933

RE: Eastern's ATL-LAX And STL-PDX/SEA

The old L concourse at PDX is the current C concourse although it looks nothing like it did in the 70's and 80's.

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by kwbl
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's ATL-LAX And STL-PDX/SEA
Replies: 33
Views: 6933

RE: Eastern's ATL-LAX And STL-PDX/SEA

EA was at gate 62 at the end of the "L" concourse at <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>. they also flew ns to <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>, <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / K...

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by kwbl
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX In Talks To Start Service To Mexico/S. Florida
Replies: 77
Views: 10375

RE: PDX In Talks To Start Service To Mexico/S. Florida

I guess I don't have actual links to international destinations. When Mexicana was here, flying ONLY to <acronym title="Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International) (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym> and or <acronym title="Guadalajara - Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International (GDL / MMGL)...

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