AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7365 posts, RR: 39 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3105 times:
Starting at the end of October, Magnicharters will be flying three times a day MTY-MEX-MTY on a 737-200 XA-MAD in an all first class configuration. The plane only has 68 first class seats, J class seat pitch, gourmet food and free bar with top-notch drinks, such as Grey Gosse vodka. About $2,800 pesos roundtrip plus taxes. There are no charges for schedule changes or cancellations
This is an interesting experiment. But it reminds me of that "Legend Airlines" up at Love Field that went bust. I also don't understand why they chose one of their 200's instead of their 300.
Anyway competition is really heating up here in MTY. Last time I had to go to TAM I had to pay $5,500 pesos on Aerolitoral. Now Aviacsa has taken up the route, we'll see how AM reacts.
Is a fare war looming? Do we finally have a civil aviation state policy in Mexico?
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1791 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
Hard to say about how successful the experiment with an all J/F class will go; of course we wish them the greatest luck but I take the effort with a grain of salt...
In a related issue, I saw one of their posters advertising the new configuration, funny (and somewhat reckless by their marketing/media agency) that they mentioned something like "todo el avión es clase Premier", when we all know Clase Premier is a brand owned by AeroMexico.
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
MAC1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
Although it is quite deceiving to state a fare and than after further investigation find out all the (hidden) surcharges, a $233 r/t fare is not bad considering the current fares charged. Also, keep in mind that supposedly this is for business class service. I flew MEX/MTY a couple of months ago and paid over $400 for a one-hour flight!!
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7365 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
I'm not sure if it is actually deceiving, since by law all publicity has to state the fare and then add the phrase "plus taxes". Oh well, I will not be able to try it anyway, since as a state government official I'm barred from travelling in anything but Y.