Category: Portland Intl Airport (PDX)

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Getting There is Half The Fun   As the old saying goes, “Getting there is half the fun!” Nonetheless, many are finding the airport experience to be trying between post 9/11 security restrictions, lengthy lines, and long walking distances combined with a decline in service. At the same time, consumers are feeling squeezed between higher […]

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Alaska Airlines Launches New Hawaii Routes

Alaska Airlines to Start Three New Hawaii Routes Alaska Airlines is set to begin seasonal service to the Hawaiian Islands with new seasonal service on a variety of routes. First up is Portland (PDX) to Kauai (LIH) starting November 5th. Next up is Bellingham, Washington (BLI) to Maui (OGG) beginning November 8th, and Anchorage (ANC) […]

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Spirit Airlines Continues to Grow Route Network

Spirit Announces Plethora of New Routes and Schedules Spirit Airlines, an Ultra Low Cost Carrier, is expanding their network and re-aligning existing schedules at the same time. Spirit is known for their cheap seats, but after that passengers pay as they go for what they use such as carry-on luggage, checked luggage, to a beverage […]

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Spirit to Add Houston Intercontinental to Route Network

Spirit Airlines to Land at Houston Intercontinental Spirit Airlines, an ultra low cost carrier, announced they will begin flights between Houston Intercontinental (IAH) and Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) starting on September 20, 2012. The airline will operate the flight 2x’s daily. The carrier has built somewhat of a focus city at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) […]

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DOT announces DC National Perimeter Exemptions

The Four Winners Are Flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are not only slot restricted, but they’re restricted to a 1,250 mile perimeter by law.  Today, May 14, four carriers which proposed services are being provided exemptions by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Alaska Airlines – Washington National to Portland, Oregon (PDX) JetBlue Airways […]

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Shine A Light for Philadelphia Freedom

Virgin Brings Freedom For Philadelphia   Shine the Runway Lights, Philadelphia, as Virgin America “redwood” touches down.  Virgin America is the first airline to launch new service in Philadelphia in eight years. Philadelphia is not only Virgin America’s 17th destination, but a hub for US Airways which drives up prices in markets lacking competition.  Today […]

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Southwest to Akron-Canton, Dayton & Des Moines

Southwest Announces New Routes in New Cities Southwest Airlines made changes to their upcoming summer and fall flight schedules today, April 2, 2012.  The changes include beginning service to Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) and Dayton International Airport (DAY) starting on August 12, 2012. Southwest’s schedule at Akron-Canton (CAK) includes two daily round-trip flights to Chicago Midway […]

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Virgin America to land at PDX

Los Angeles and San Francisco to Portland Virgin America will bring RED to the Rose City as an Airbus known as Redwood is cleared to land at Portland International Airport (PDX) starting June 5th with flights from San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX).  These new routes bring some much need nonstop competition from California’s […]

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Alaska asks to fly National-DCA – Portland – San Diego

Will An Act of Congress Be Granted?   National is one of the few US domestic, commercial airports in the nation that requires an act of Congress to add flights. To be considered for four roundtrip flights longer than 1,250 miles that Congress authorized last month, airlines are required to submit their application to the […]

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