More fuel for the PDX-DCA fire.

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  1. RedTape
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    When Alaska Airlines Group CEO William Ayer told an audience of Portland business leaders in February that he aims to establish a direct flight between Portland and Washington, D.C., he got an enthusiastic ovation.

    From Oregonlive.com: http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/04/alaska_airlines_aims_to_keep_f.html

    at first I thought it was a route announcement, but probably just a better indication that if AS can get another pair of DCA slots, PDX-DCA may be on the horizon (not to mean Q-400 service) ;)
     
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    That would sure give AS a nice chunk of Trans-Cons our of DCA.
     
  3. Sean Colahan
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    I doubt UA would get more slots at DCA because they have IAD. What I think is more probably is that AS gets the slot pair and any additional out of perimeter slot exemptions would go to US over UA (possibly a DCA to SAN &/or LAX flight).
     
  4. Colonel G
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    All I care about is more mileage run opportunities. Hopefully they would make the timing compatible to flying HNL to DCA and back!
     

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