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Icelandair announces Portland, Oregon (PDX)

Icelandair announces Portland, Oregon (PDX)

Old Sep 9, 14, 12:57 pm
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Icelandair announces Portland, Oregon (PDX)

Starting May 2015!

http://m.bizjournals.com/portland/bl...ht.html?r=full
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Old Sep 9, 14, 3:23 pm
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Wow PDX is on a roll! 5 new airlines in just a couple years(Virgin America, volaris, condor, spirit and now icelandair). Not surprising considering the booming economy in Portland. I expect British to jump into PDX-LHR soon.
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Old Sep 9, 14, 4:25 pm
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Wow, the plane sits on the ground in PDX for 21 hours. Seems like poor aircraft utilization. I assume they fly the return flight with the same crew, but that still is quite a long layover in PDX. Is that typical for Icelandair?
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Old Sep 9, 14, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by fairviewroad View Post
Wow, the plane sits on the ground in PDX for 21 hours. Seems like poor aircraft utilization. I assume they fly the return flight with the same crew, but that still is quite a long layover in PDX. Is that typical for Icelandair?

They fly old Boeing 757s which are practically being given away - so there is essentially no cost of capital. They do the same for their Seattle, Vancouver, Denver and Orlando flights. This business model clearly would not work with a new fleet so perhaps not sustainable.
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Old Sep 9, 14, 5:12 pm
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Sigh. I wish the AS partnership was still around.
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Old Sep 9, 14, 6:50 pm
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The same 757-200's and a 757-300 that many other airlines still fly, old? Not new but certainly not ancient.

They also have orders for the new 737-700MAX and -800MAX.

This route will be seasonal only, running for the summer months.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 6:57 pm
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Great move on their part.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by PlanetYYZ View Post
The same 757-200's and a 757-300 that many other airlines still fly, old? Not new but certainly not ancient.

They also have orders for the new 737-700MAX and -800MAX.
Actually, they already have orders for the 737-8MAX & 737-9MAX, but there is no 737-700MAX. FI does not orders the 737-7MAX.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 12:07 am
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Yes for PDX. More competition!
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Old Sep 20, 14, 11:10 pm
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Sigh. I wish the AS partnership was still around.
This was in the FI press release:

Additionally, with Icelandair continuing the cooperation with their partner Alaska Airlines, convenient connections to Icelandair’s extensive route network are now available via their Portland hub. Cities include Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, as well as gateways in Hawai’i and Alaska, amongst others.

http://www.icelandair.us/information...tland,_oregon/

While the present partnership Alaska and Icelandair have is nothing like the previous agreement, with the FF program award opportunities, it may be back.

Delta and Alaska are in bitter competition, with massive increases in service from SEA by DL this year. Alaska used to feed DL; now DL is directly competing with AS on many routes AS essentially had to itself.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/delta...tle-1404076082


I could easily see FI and AS reinstate something like before, and give AS another international partner for their FF program.

It is a great way to Europe, with a "free" stopover in Iceland on the way.
And FI is the only way to get to Iceland from NA, a great use of miles.

It sure would be nice.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 11:41 am
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And FI is the only way to get to Iceland from NA, a great use of miles.
?? Methinks DL runs JFK-KEF albeit seasonal.
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Old Sep 27, 14, 5:02 am
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I can't wait until they reinstate LAX
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Old Oct 1, 14, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by garethlewis View Post
I can't wait until they reinstate LAX

They did SFO. I don't think they ever did LAX.
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Old Oct 2, 14, 7:31 am
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Oh really? I am sure I flew into LAX with them but I could be wrong as it was 2008
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Old Oct 3, 14, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by bosboy73 View Post
?? Methinks DL runs JFK-KEF albeit seasonal.
Yes, they do. IIRC it runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I flew DL to Iceland in 2012. Unless you're trying to use or get DL miles, FI is the way to go.
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