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by PDXPOL
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

It's hilarious to me that the people who demand sources for pending announcements are sometimes also the ones who will outright say someone is wrong without citing a source themselves proving that they are right in claiming someone else is wrong. Frankly in some situations there has been a "hi...

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by PDXPOL
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

BA has been having talks with the Port over the past 3 decades, I have been hopeful that BA would show up here, it will cannibalize SEA flights, maybe even going to 1 x daily in the summer. BA will need to advertise it's presence here, Delta has London billboards around town. The 788 is what I thin...

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by PDXPOL
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Delta has deals to London in mid-October. I couldn’t resist and am heading over for a quick trip. So I try only to post information that I get that I believe is reliable. I posted that when HA gets its first A321 it was coming to PDX to bring back OGG service, which it did. I new Nippon cargo was t...

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by PDXPOL
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Delta has deals to London in mid-October. I couldn’t resist and am heading over for a quick trip. So I try only to post information that I get that I believe is reliable. I posted that when HA gets its first A321 it was coming to PDX to bring back OGG service, which it did. I new Nippon cargo was t...

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by PDXPOL
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28391

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

Assuming this info is true might as well add MCI-LHR. FI has stuck around so I imagine BA would do even better with LHR being one of the largest unserved foreign routes from KC PDX already has DL and TPA is served with LGW. I can’t imagine BA is looking to compete with another carrier in a midsize ...

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by PDXPOL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

The 1.5% decline in total passenger traffic at PDX in June appears to be the first negative number since July 2010. Airlines’ MAX issues, been said a million times. Expect every month to reflect this until it comes online. Nope. It has nothing to do with MAX. According to the Port's executive repor...

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by PDXPOL
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

On another note, what is going on with PDX concourses B and C? Looks like C6 is no longer exclusive to JetBlue and is going CUTE. Also, B3 has been totally decommissioned and B2 still has the jet bridge but is walled off. Could this be the start of the big Alaska concourse B renovation? Yes, the bi...

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by PDXPOL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12631

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

And give it two years - I will be surprised if DL still flies MSP-HND (or PDX-HND - it is only a matter of time that JL jumps on the route in partnership with AS). I find it really hard to believe that DL will be able to profitably fly seven daily into HND - one each of SEA/PDX/LAX/MSP/DTW/ATL/HNL-...

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by PDXPOL
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Once I saw your post, I listened to the Live ATC feed for a few minutes while doing some paperwork. On approach, they are sending everyone to 28R. Sounds like the departures are off 28R as well. Appears 28L is not being used. Someone at PDX may have more information. It is strange hearing everythin...

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by PDXPOL
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

In regards to Concourse E, both Southwest and United will be the only tenants utilizing all of E once the extension is completed next summer 2012....Southwest plans to use 6 of the 11....... United is moving on out of E, the way I heard it. United is not moving out of E concourse. I have seen many ...

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by PDXPOL
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

A333 is en route AMS-PDX, arrives at 11:36. I’m thinking about a Delta PDX-LHR / AMS-PDX trip with Eurostar. I did a similar trip first year of PDX to LHR. My difference was Eurostar to Paris and a return flight via SLC. But I will say, most of the flight connected back to PDX. So I can't say who I...

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by PDXPOL
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

ANA cargo did their test flight to PDX last night. Left this morning for ORD. They are not using their aircraft they subbed it out to Western Global N344KD. This was ANA testing PDX operations and see if they want to start cargo service here. Their corporate people have visited PDX 6 or 7 times revi...

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by PDXPOL
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Westjet adding PDX-YYC is interesting. I guess they'll use D2 along with AC. Maybe D1 as a common use gate? I don't see the route yet in the reservation system, but I'm sure it will take a while for that to show up. I wonder if we'll see a response from AC. Maybe even AS too? If that's successful, ...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8776

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

No one is saying SLC is going anywhere. Like I said, SLC is a great domestic hub and fills its role well, but it's nowhere near the level of O&D as DEN/PHX (markets that have more than double the population of SLC). If you think LH, year round KL, FCO will be served from SLC, sorry, that is not...

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by PDXPOL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

With that said, do we know when the Port will release the December 2018 and final 2018 passenger numbers? I'm curious how close we got to 20 million or if we hit it! I watched the commission meeting from the Ports web page. The executive report, Curtis mentioned the exact numbers are not yet out, b...

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by PDXPOL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 814
Views: 105138

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Great info...thanks a lot! I won't base loads on seat map usage like you can on the major airlines. Sounds like they're doing ok. Fingers crossed! I think they can make it work if AS doesn't try to run them out of town. I think AS will try if they notice their loads are decreasing. Just have to wai...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

So my co-worker was down at the Sun Country HNL flight when the SY MSP flight arrived this was a couple days ago. He spoke with the first officer of the MSP flight. The first officer told my co-worker that SY was looking to establish a flight attendant base here at PDX. I thought that was interestin...

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by PDXPOL
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

No numbers from PDX for September. I don’t remember it ever being this late for a monthly release. Yea, I am not sure why they are not out either. I was able to take a sneak peek, which should be released soon. It looks like Septembers 2018 numbers for passenger counts are, 1,641,939. A little bett...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

pdxswa wrote:
I do not know if it diverted from SEA. I do know it did a no flaps and no thrust reverser landing. The ARFF had to shoot the brakes as they were a little hot......



Yes it was from Seattle and diverted to us after take off. I received the alert notice.

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by PDXPOL
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

If anyone wants to know why there were 2 Condor 767s here today. The one last night was late in arriving. It also had a no flaps landing hence all the ARFF vehicles greeted it upon arrival. The crew timed out and it never left. I saw the maintenance team working on the flaps of the blue colored one...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone have an update on when the E-concourse extension and gate swap is slated to be completed? https://www.aci-na.org/sites/default/files/upcoming-opportunities-pdx.pdf Thanks a lot to you and 'BA' for the info! Didn't know if it was on time, or delayed, like so many airport projects. Saw earlier...

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by PDXPOL
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

HA40 OGG-PDX was on the 767 today (N583HA): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL40/history/20180821/2245Z/PHOG/KPDX https://www.flightradar24.com/HAL40/1d966f96 I wonder if it is possible that HA is purposing these aircraft through PDX for maintenance. HA has a large third party contractor for a...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I hear a buzz around from the Port of Portland folks that is sounds like NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines) will be starting freighter service to PDX. If this is true, what a great addition. I do know for certain that the Port's air recruiting people did a proposal for service with ANA which owns NCA to st...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100212

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

At approximately 8:00PM, an AS employee (most likely a QX pilot) asked ramp tower for permission to do barrel rolls and then took off unauthorized. The q400 in question is reportedly N423QX. SeaTac is currently in a ground stop right now, and FBI and National Guard have been notified. Source: Can't...

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by PDXPOL
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 29739

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Why? (1) PDX-LHR is in no way a particularly large LON market, (2) it already has a full-service airline offering the LHR route nonstop, and (3) Portland also has multiple other European nonstops which would compete against it for connections. It's not to say that BA would never consider the route,...

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by PDXPOL
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

In terms of new destinations, I honestly have no faith in Alaska at all here at PDX. With their continuous cut backs and seasonal suspensions on various routes, I hardly think that they'll add any new destinations for quite awhile. If they can't make DTW and STL work at all, then I don't see them e...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I talked recently with some of the Port folks and they did some numbers for several organizations. LHR is still the number one market under served internationally, if I recall Paris was second. I apologize as I cannot recall the numbers but is was significant that would justify daily flights. They a...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

^^^ Flying home LHR-PDX in a couple hours. Probably going to be back here next month for a few days too. We need this route to be year round for sure. If Seattle can support double daily on BA alone, and 4 carriers flying SEA-LHR in summer, we gotta be able to have year round service by now.... Wha...

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by PDXPOL
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

http://www.oregonlive.com/data/2017/06/ ... owing.html
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PDX can support two carriers to Asia. I suspect NRT would resume (if ICN starts) or flights to China will start. Asian population is the fastest growing demographics in Oregon.

http://www.oregonlive.com/data/2017/06/ ... owing.html

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by PDXPOL
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I just heard from some Delta employees at PDX, that NRT will shift to ICN next spring. Just a rumor, of course, but I thought it would be worth mentioning here. I do have a friend at the Port who did say they just did a sales pitch to Delta a couple months ago to start ICN. BUT he made is sound lik...

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by PDXPOL
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I remember several AA PDX-ORD dailies last year. OneWorld’s presence in Portland continues to wither. Meanwhile, my personal peeve: The disparity between SEA-WAS and PDX-WAS nonstops just went from ridiculous to ludicrous: SEA-WAS: 8 (IAD 3, BWI 3, DCA 2) PDX-WAS: 1 (DCA 1) United resumes its lone ...

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by PDXPOL
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I think PDX is just seeing a maturation of service. We got a lot of new stuff the last few year, so it can take time to digest and stabilize for Airlines. — I’m going to book the pdx-lhr flight for the first time for a trip to the UK in May. Really happy to have that, even if seasonal for now I fle...

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by PDXPOL
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132164

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Since there's no word about any possibility of a PDX-CDG flight in the near future, let me ask this question. Is there any chance of extending the seasonal PDX-LHR service beyond October this year or a possible increase in frequency in summer time? Is there a firm announcement on the 2018 plans for...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

CrisAA wrote:
Does anyone know why a Xiamen b787 was parked at the old Atlantic Aviation today?



Weather diverts from Seattle, 6 domestic flights and that one international flight.

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by PDXPOL
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10817

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

I'll be number three that came here to say this, it did look like they were having a great time together. Indeed AS could use such a good leader, but at what capacity would he enter AAG? Surely Brad Tilden is going no where, having just brought his carrier into the 5th largest in America spot. Mayb...

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by PDXPOL
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10817

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

Perhaps he had a nice chat with Tilden during their flight together the other day? Came here to say this! When is his first day at Alaska! I'll be number three that came here to say this, it did look like they were having a great time together. Indeed AS could use such a good leader, but at what ca...

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by PDXPOL
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

The Governor and executive team from the Port of Portland are on an Asia trip. The Oregon Live article states they are meeting with Cathay executives as well as their subsidiary for cargo shipping containers. I heard from someone at the Port that the Ports aviation team also did a presentation to Ca...

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by PDXPOL
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

United will be doing B checks on the A320 at PDX. They use to do B checks on the 757 back in the day. United is looking at two options for their hangar. The old AFR one on the south side, but I heard this building would need major updating. The second option is razing the old Delta cargo building a...

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by PDXPOL
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

There was a post on this thread about 9 months ago or so, it indicated that United Airlines was looking into the vacant hanger the Port obtained from the Guard Base, the one next to Horizon. I talked with a friend yesterday that confirmed that United Continental Holding has received a 3 month permit...

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by PDXPOL
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11450

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

AC yields must be growing tremendously. I just completed a trip from PDX to LHR then CDG back to PDX, albeit it was on Delta metal, I almost booked AC. They had very competitive prices both via PDX to Vancouver and Calgary. The turn off was Vancouver was their 777 high density seating. But Calgary w...

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by PDXPOL
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

I was out driving on the ramp Saturday and watched a solid white no markings 747 come in, I assume this is a Cathay plane. I then watched the Narita flight, Amsterdam fight, and London flight. I was shocked to see how much freight Delta has coming and going on their international flights. The entire...

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by PDXPOL
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Many of us would agree that PDX could likely support additional service to Europe, be that one of the seasonal carriers adjusting their schedule for year round service or perhaps the entrance of another carrier introducing service to a new market, i.e. (CDG). Mentioned somewhat infrequently is the ...

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by PDXPOL
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

After about a month into the service, does anyone know how DL is doing with PDX-LHR on their seasonal/4 times a week service? Watching the gates it appears to me, I would guess 80% full or more. I am on the flight in August and leave on a Saturday which is leisure travelers. The flight is about 3/4...

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by PDXPOL
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I could see PDX supporting a seasonal summer flight to Paris during the summer months......... This is absolutely true, I have been to a few meetings this year. The Port of Portland says there is still a need for additional summer seasonal to Europe. What is interesting is CBP is saying they have n...

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by PDXPOL
Wed May 03, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Does anyone know why the Southwest jet has been parked at Atlantic aviation for quite some time. There is no maintenance going on, is it a spare that perhaps they placed at PDX for the region. It's parked among the other aircraft, not like a typical charter. If you notice, the "SOUTHWEST"...

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by PDXPOL
Tue May 02, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Does anyone know why the Southwest jet has been parked at Atlantic aviation for quite some time. There is no maintenance going on, is it a spare that perhaps they placed at PDX for the region. It's parked among the other aircraft, not like a typical charter.

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by PDXPOL
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Is it just me or does it feel like it's been somewhat lack-luster of an announcement year thus far for PDX? I agree, I have seen a few over the last 9 months, like Orlando and some additions to Texas area. But nothing really notable. I was hoping for more international. I know Iceland is expanding ...

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by PDXPOL
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Is it just me or does it feel like it's been somewhat lack-luster of an announcement year thus far for PDX? I agree, I have seen a few over the last 9 months, like Orlando and some additions to Texas area. But nothing really notable. I was hoping for more international. I know Iceland is expanding ...

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by PDXPOL
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86841

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

ramprat74 wrote:
The new Atlantic FBO terminal opened this week at PDX. I haven't heard what the Port will do with the area around the old terminal and hangars?



I am pretty sure they are tearing it and the adjacent hanger down. That area will become the RON after the E extension is complete.

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by PDXPOL
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 31691

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

Serious question. Should Delta / Delta Connection enter the PDX - GEG market? Or is the market too small? My guess is DL, like AS, will try to push as much connecting traffic through SEA as possible. But who knows. If DL continues to build PDX like they have been and want to increase their marketsh...

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