2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3167 times:
Would this TA/LR - UA Codeshare mean that TA will stop flying to SFO and IAD and UA will take over those flights?
The TA/LR - UA Codeshare may work better than the CM - CO Codeshare, major reason IMHO TA/LR do complement UA somewhat lousy and very limited Southamerican services, while quite often CM and CO services don't complement eachother but compete one against the other.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3157 times:
Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 3): Would this TA/LR - UA Codeshare mean that TA will stop flying to SFO and IAD and UA will take over those flights?
Yes, but you mean SAL-IAD and SAL-SFO, maybe even SJO-SFO? Who knows. Last time I checked, UA wasn't in the best position in Central America and has in fact axed the old LAX-GUA-SJO flight, along with IAD-SJO. If UA was to take over the flights from IAD and SFO, it would mean that they'd be forced to re-enter the very market they left.
Sflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
Great news. I think the North - Central American continents are panning out well with alliances. I'm happy about this one. I always thought the TA - SA)">AA deal was too tight. This balances things out well.
Star: No Mexico, but Canada and central America
Sky: No Canada, but Mexico and central America
1World: No Canada, but Mexico and central America (thru SA)">AA's heavy presence (assuming everything follows thru with MX in Star)
BTW, Now with TA - SA)">UA tie up, I think Star should really think about MIA. I know what they are up against, but with proper vision, planning, and make either SA)">UA or US focus not hub, they could get a little nice niche thing going on down here. Add the new terminal and bring in SA and things could certainly get interesting. Could make things at MIA very interesting. I hope MIA doesn't let SA)">AA control it the way it does DFW and DL at ATL. Remember SA)">AA needs MIA more than MIA needs it. If SA)">AA were to leave, somebody else would love to have those South and Central Am flights.
**** I don't know why SA)" keeps showing up after I press post the message. Please ignore it.
Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 33 Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 15): IF they didn't fly to ORD when they were married to AA...why would they with UA?
Actually they do fly SJO-GUA-ORD, 3 times a week I think?
Quoting MGA (Reply 14): I believe TA is flying the A321 SAL-SJO-SAL Saw it last night at around 5PM in SJO
That's not fair, I want the 321 at GUA!
I've tried to confirm the A321 routes with no luck (taca.com doesn't display them, reservations must be having a special offer day as the lines are always busy, and my reliable source at res has gone to a meeting in LIM... lucky s.o.b.! ). Damn, I really miss my SABRE, it was so easy that way...
Being a pioneer in any field is not by itself a guarantee of continued success - Pan Am, anyone?
It actually was one of the smoothest landing i have ever experienced. Its cool the way the aircraft has to corkscrew (at least it feels that way) to loose altitude. That "step" at the end of the runway is always scary no matter how many times you go over it. But the views of the city (Tikal Futura and Zona 10) are always worth it.
Onwards to SAL there is no need to change planes.. so i just stayed in my seat for 40 min or so. Its actually a good thing i hated that change. No offense but Gate 1 at GUA - looks and feels like a living room in a house (not a very nice one at that)m and after a 4hr flight thru the night with practically no sleep it was never the most pleasent experience.