pdxav8r wrote:Not sure why B6 even bothers. Their NE agreement with AA shares nothing for PDX, and AA’s agreement with AS has only token flights to the NE, especially now with AS currently suspending BOS, EWR, DCA, and JFK in the short term. Not sure why/how B6 has even maintained 3 flights per week at PDX. What, they operated ONE flight to FLL in total, then axed it? B6 also didn’t include PDX as part of their LAX west coast expansion, though LAX-SEA and SFO have also been shelved for the near future. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
Agreed. It always seemed like their strategy was a bit silly. ANC for $49? Launched FLL because hell, it's a pandemic let's give it a shot. LGB never very convenient and far more options to LAX and likely cheaper. Maybe only BOS/JFK before AS started them?
flyoregon wrote:What does everyone think the future hold for PDX as an airport post pandemic? With so many routes suspended or dropped, how long does it take for Portland to get back to 2019 levels and does the current negative view of the city have long term impact?
Do we see BA actually start in the short term? Will FI return? Will Allegiant become a real contender at PDX? Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts.
I think it's looking like several years at this point. Can't imagine BA or FI this year at all. Maybe late fall announcements for spring/summer 2022 if anything. I think G4 has a halfway decent shot but how good is name recognition? They're also going to be flying cities that are considerably smaller than what SY tried.