Although the US-Mexico air treaty was recently liberalized to allow up to three US and three Mexican airlines per US-Mexico route, this rule only applies to select resort destinations. Guadalajara is still a 2-carrier route. ASA's application approval, however, is not assured, even though this might just seem like a "simple" switch from mainline to connection. Since Delta and ASA are still seperate airlines, Delta must give-up their LAX-GDL route authority, they can't just transfer it to ASA. Therefore, any other US airline is able to apply for this route, which is the fourth busiest US-Mexico city pair, after Miami-Mexico City, New York City-Mexico City, and Los Angeles-Mexico City.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26005 posts, RR: 78 Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
Quoting CALMSP (Reply 1): I would lvoe it if we kept building our LAX operation!! maybe we could jump in on it!!
Given the population of GDL natives in the Los Angeles area, I don't know why anyone would use an RJ on the route. I would like to see United, American or Frontier pick the route up with mainline aircraft.
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Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23533 posts, RR: 50 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
Per mention in the application unless DOT grants the exempted authority to ASA specifically, DL will not be dropping the route and would continue to operate a single flight with its presently held authority.
Flying LAX-GDL with a CRJ is kinda nuts anyways, especially considering the high volume of baggage the route would produce.
Poor Delta tough.. I dont think they have a clue as to what they want to do in Mexico. First they destroy much of old Western's few remaining routes, then they apply for a slew of new city pairs like LAX-CZM, and now are back in the retrenching mode again.
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