USC/Arizona Football Game Trip. The Case Of The Missing Pilot. Flying down form Portland PDX to Los Angeles LAX. To see the USC/Arizona football game. USC won the game 49-35. It was my first USC football game since 2004. At halftime USC inducted its newest Hall of Fame Class. Including Traveler (long overdue) and Troy Polamalu We drove from Eugene to Portland, (The day before my Dad drove from Bend in central Oregon to Eugene) to catch a flight that would have gotten us to LA around 3:00–3:30. We get on the airplane. When the First Officer announces the pilot is still in Seattle. There was snow in Seattle so what should have been a 30-45 minute wait turned into a five hour delay. We were planing on having dinner with my Aunt and Uncle (my Dad’s sister), and I was planing on meeting up with a friend, but we got in too late.