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What To Expect On VivaAerobus?  
User currently onlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3360 posts, RR: 46
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8322 times:

Well,

I've read a couple of TR's about Viva (the only ones I could find), and have basically realized that the plane is going to rattle a lot during takeoff and landing, and it's very....cheap, to say the least. One TR said they didn't feel unsafe  Smile and one said they never felt safe  Sad . Does anybody else have any experiences on the airline? Do I really need to get to the airport 3(!) hours before my flight?

I'll be flying AUS-CUN on Saturday (5/17), returning on the 24th...

Any thoughts/input is greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Cameron

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User currently offlineJJJM From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8286 times:

You will get what you paid for....

Paid little....will get little mantainance on aicrafts
Paid little...will get little safety
Paid little---will get little comfort
Paid little....will not get even a cup of water
Paid little....will get tinny service
Paid little....will get little seat pitch


Have a nice trip...please give us your trip report on your return......

Regards
JJJM


User currently onlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3360 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8207 times:



Quoting JJJM (Reply 1):
Paid little...will get little safety

I'm not surprised about any of the rest, but can this really be true in this age? Would the DOT really let an airline touch US soils that it thought was unsafe?

I know very little about safety regulations in Mexico, but I wouldn't have any quarrels setting foot on an AM or MX bird. Can safety really vary from airline to airline, or is Viva held to the same strict standards regarding safety other Mexican airlines are.

Also, is it possible that a plane can be extremely raggedy on the inside, but be in tip-top shape regarding airworthiness?

I'm not meaning to sound like a baby, it's just my first time flying on any airline that isn't a major American airline or other major international carrier.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8186 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 2):
Also, is it possible that a plane can be extremely raggedy on the inside, but be in tip-top shape regarding airworthiness?

Yup, it is definitely possible.

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 2):
Would the DOT really let an airline touch US soils that it thought was unsafe?

I seriously doubt it. I honestly reckon Vivaaerobus is perfectly safe...


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8154 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
I seriously doubt it. I honestly reckon Vivaaerobus is perfectly safe...

This airline hasn't had any incidents or accidents, and already getting a safety bashing. Viva is as safe or safer than Northwest's DC9s.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8146 times:

I was meant to fly VIV (MTY-CJS) but ended up on a Global Air 732 that was operating on behalf of VIV. Other than a 1+ hour delay, it was fine.

Quoting JJJM (Reply 1):
Paid little....will get little mantainance on aicrafts
Paid little...will get little safety

What a stupid comment.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5234 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8133 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 4):


This airline hasn't had any incidents or accidents, and already getting a safety bashing. Viva is as safe or safer than Northwest's DC9s

Yes, statistically speaking. And those 9's have flown about a billion hours compared to ???? for Viva? Not bashing Viva, but this isn't apples and oranges here, this is apples and chicken gizzards.....



The best IFE: A window seat and a good book.
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8112 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 6):
Yes, statistically speaking. And those 9's have flown about a billion hours compared to ???? for Viva? Not bashing Viva, but this isn't apples and oranges here, this is apples and chicken gizzards.....

Those Viva 737s have flown a lot of hours, not a "billion" like NW's DC9s, but many none theless. At least enough to guarrente safety.


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8041 times:



Quoting JJJM (Reply 1):
You will get what you paid for....

Paid little....will get little mantainance on aicrafts
Paid little...will get little safety
Paid little---will get little comfort
Paid little....will not get even a cup of water
Paid little....will get tinny service
Paid little....will get little seat pitch

Not the most intelligent comment I have read in these forums by far.......so I guess the same would apply to Southwest, JetBlue, Virgin America, Airtran etc. etc.

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 2):
I know very little about safety regulations in Mexico

Don't worry, they're basically copy/paste from the US-DOT......why invent something new when your neighbours have already come up with a very detailed and comprehensive set of safety guidelines and regulations.

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 2):
Would the DOT really let an airline touch US soils that it thought was unsafe?

If it will fly to/from the US, then the equipment used must meet DOT requirements.....simple as that.



Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently onlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3360 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8004 times:

Good to hear, all. I was surprised when I read that first comment, so I'm glad the rest of y'all were around to alleviate any and all concerns I had.

Thanks!

Cheers,
Cameron


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