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United Applies For Multiple US-Mexico Routes  
User currently offlineNKMCO From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

As they stated in their letter of intention several days ago, United applied for the following routes:

Chicago, IL - Cancun, Mexico
Los Angeles, CA - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Los Angeles, CA - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Chicago, IL - Puerto, Vallarta, Mexico

http://dmses.dot.gov/docimages/pdf93/356892_web.pdf

ExpressJet (Continental Express) applied for the same route:

ExpressJet (Continental Exp.) Applies For LAX-SJD (by NKMCO Oct 18 2005 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2005-10-18 20:36:46]

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4430 times:
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Hmm

I have two observations to make about this

1 - interesting to see two Star partners bidding against each other for the
same route (LAX-SJD) from a point which isn't even a hub for either of
them

US Airways/America West Apply For LAX-SJD (by NKMCO Oct 18 2005 in Civil Aviation)




2 - I wonder if UA had shown more interest in Mexico a few years ago then
maybe MX would still be in Star Alliance


OT - I seem to remember reading at the time that MX pulled out / arranged to get themselves kicked out of Star ( depending on whose posts you read ) that there was a 2 year "stand down" period during which they were not permitted to join another alliance - should be up 01 April next year - will anybody be particularly surprised if OW have an announcement to make on that date ?



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User currently offlineWeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
1 - interesting to see two Star partners bidding against each other for the
same route (LAX-SJD) from a point which isn't even a hub for either of
them

United has a hub at LAX- US/HP do not.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
1 - interesting to see two Star partners bidding against each other for the
same route (LAX-SJD) from a point which isn't even a hub for either of
them

US Airways/America West Apply For LAX-SJD (by NKMCO Oct 18 2005 in Civil Aviation)

United operates a hub at LAX and is the airport's largest carrier. LAX-SJD is a high yield tourist destination that AS and AA do quite well on



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4031 times:

I'm not sure if Express Jet is going to get it, unless they propose several frequencies with the ERJ.

User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3900 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
I wonder if UA had shown more interest in Mexico a few years ago then
maybe MX would still be in Star Alliance

Interesting thought. It may have been the case.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3890 times:
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Quoting WeAreUnited (Reply 2):
United has a hub at LAX

would you still call LAX a UA hub ? I know it was years ago - I was under the impression that they had swung a bloody big axe at it and they now only had IAD ORD DEN SFO and NRT as hubs



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User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3877 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
I wonder if UA had shown more interest in Mexico a few years ago then
maybe MX would still be in Star Alliance

Maybe, but now they have to do the job.

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
1 - interesting to see two Star partners bidding against each other for the
same route (LAX-SJD) from a point which isn't even a hub for either of
them

I think CO is oneworld and UA star, maybe that´s why both carriers are on the same route.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3859 times:
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Quoting N405MX (Reply 7):
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
1 - interesting to see two Star partners bidding against each other for the
same route (LAX-SJD) from a point which isn't even a hub for either of
them

I think CO is oneworld and UA star, maybe that´s why both carriers are on the same route.

sorry , N405MX my original post might not have been very clear - I meant that both UA and US are bidding for LAX-SJD against each other



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User currently offlineUALAX From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 6):
would you still call LAX a UA hub ? I know it was years ago - I was under the impression that they had swung a bloody big axe at it and they now only had IAD ORD DEN SFO and NRT as hubs

UA indeed did swing the axe and cut many mainline routes (a lot of United Shuttle) and international routes. But it's most current press releases lists Los Angeles as a hub and it has added more UA express and international service. Seasonal second daily to Sydney, second daily to MEX and 2x to Narita this past summer. LAX will never rival SFO in terms of long haul international routes for UA, but I think they could carve a niche in Mexico and other Latin American routes IMO.

UALAX


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