Originally Posted by PDX City-State
Plus, the number of direct flight options has increased dramatically in the last five years. I remember when flying to New York meant a shuttle flight to Seattle or San Francisco, and the direct options to Germany and Tokyo have been great for business. If only PDX could lure back the Korean airlines that left after the customs debacle in the late nineties.
You are so right about the direct flights. I've been tracking flights out of PDX for 30 years and remember when "international" meant one daily flight to Vancouver. And Chicago was as far east as any non-stop went. Now we have Boston, NYC, Newark, Philadelphia, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, etc, etc, etc. Still need a Miami flight. American service to PDX is minor so it seems unlikely that we'll see a flight to their Miami hub any time soon. Hopefully Alaska will jump in there. We need London service to add to our growing list of international destinations; Tokyo, Frankfurt, four cities in Mexico, and our old friend Vancouver.