Jopavon From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 304 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
According to Mexicana Frecuenta (ffp homepage), Mexicana and Cathay will join together to fly to Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok and more starting March 1st. It seems that the codeshare through LAX finally made it.
Now MX codeshares with:
Oneworld: IB, AA, CX, LA, QF
Star Alliance: SQ, LO, OZ, LH, NZ
Other: VW, QA
Theredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3265 times:
I hope they fly less frequently to L.A. with bigger planes, I hate the actual scheme, like 10 flights daily with A320´s, when maybe 3 or 4 with a nice 767... and the diference is huge when you deplane on a 747 and then get on a 320 for another 3 hours...
Jopavon From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 304 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3225 times:
Quoting Theredbaron (Reply 1): I hope they fly less frequently to L.A. with bigger planes, I hate the actual scheme, like 10 flights daily with A320´s, when maybe 3 or 4 with a nice 767...
The thing is that MX currently offers the following nonstops from Los Angeles: Cancún, Guadalajara, León, Los Cabos, Mazatlán, Mexico City, Morelia, Zacatecas and starting March 1st, Culiacán and Monterrey and with their LCC they fly to Torreón. The reason you see that many 320s is because they have a lot of destinations out of LAX. It is also important to notice that they have around 5 nonstops to MEX, but business traveleres also like to have schedule options. Sad to mention that MX only has 2 767 which they use to EZE only - we all wish they could have some more...but we'll have to wait for that.
Also MX is among the largest international carriers in LAX.
Juventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3065 times:
Mexicana is practically a non-official member of One world. I wonder why they haven't apply to join???
Quoting Theredbaron (Reply 1): I hope they fly less frequently to L.A. with bigger planes, I hate the actual scheme, like 10 flights daily with A320´s
Their flights do very well, specially all the flights between 10 pm-5 am. Passengers like frequencies and variety on their destinations. If they ever get the A321, that airplane would be perfect, anything bigger and cutting flights I think would be a bad idea.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8669 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3018 times:
Quoting Juventus (Reply 6): Mexicana is practically a non-official member of One world. I wonder why they haven't apply to join???
I believe that the reason they pulled out* / arranged to get kicked out* of Star was because they didn't find the benefits sufficient to counter the costs of full membership ... maybe once bitten ? they seem to be getting a lot of benefit from their bilateral arrangements with other airlines and may see no need to take it to another level . It is nearly 3 years since they left Star and apparently they had some constraint against joining another alliance within 2 years , but that was up on 1 April last year so maybe they are not going to join ever .
* please choose whichever suits your own beliefs and pretend not to see whichever one upsets you
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Gemini573 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2932 times:
I wonder if MX will be a part of oneworld? Based upon my readings of oneworld, in which they want to limit the size to 12 carriers, would MX really be a good fit? As I've said before, I think you'll see an Indian carrier and African carrier fill the last two spots of oneworld. Perhaps, MX could be an associate member?
Quoting Theredbaron (Reply 1): I hope they fly less frequently to L.A. with bigger planes, I hate the actual scheme, like 10 flights daily with A320´s, when maybe 3 or 4 with a nice 767... and the diference is huge when you deplane on a 747 and then get on a 320 for another 3 hours...
And you got really good seats, sorry for the MEX-LAX
Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7646 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2770 times:
Quoting Orbis (Reply 3): Imagine deplaning on a SQ 747 from FRA (SQ25), wait 6 hrs at JFK and then get on a cramped A318.
Well, I beg to disagree a bit. For flights less than 5 hours long, a narrowbody is not that bad. And even though it is really cool to fly in a big widebody like a 747, an A346 or a 773, boarding and deplaning are long and potentially nightmarish processes... and don't get me started on waiting for your luggage. On the other hand, if you fly on board an A32X, then you can be sure that boarding, deplaning and claiming your bag will be rather quick. Besides, the fact that a plane has two aisles does not mean your seat will be more comfortable if you are in coach... in business maybe and in first definitely, but since most people fly coach, they don't care too much.
Theredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
I am not complaining about a single flight mex-lax, thats simple even in the worst seat because 3.5 hours its not that much, but imagine a guy on a 744 seated for 11 hours then 3 more on LAx then get in a A320 for another 3.5...OUCH...
Id love MX to get a bigger more "classy ride", I remember the countless times I took the Dc-10-15 out of LAX...
Well we can only hope....
BTW N405MX thanks for the First class seats!!!! YOU ARE THE MAN!
On the home page there is a banner that has the announcement, if you click it, it doesn't give you any info...all I wrote came right of what it says there. It says in a big countdown how many days, hours are left for the tie up.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
Quoting Theredbaron (Reply 1): . and the diference is huge when you deplane on a 747 and then get on a 320 for another 3 hours...
Personally, I don't find connecting onto a smaller airplane much of a problem, the the airplane is at least a midsize jet. The seats are pretty much the same in terms of comfort and not likely to get more comfortable on a bigger jet of the same airline. Just that more people would be stuck on the widebody. I think MX high frequency to LAX and the numerous Mexican destinations is a great thing.
That aside, it is good to see MX with all these partners. Next stop One World Alliance. Way to go Mexicana.
Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2499 times:
Quoting Jopavon (Reply 2): MX only has 2 767 which they use to EZE only
I once flew MXB on the LAX-MEX run. Back then, it was a standard scheduled flight, and the LF was pretty high... I would say at least 3/4's of it. I've always thought flagship service MX 900 would do very well on a widebody.
Orbis From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
As much as I would like to see MX in an alliance again, the reality shows to different scenarios. One makes us think MX´s is really close to OW because of the codeshare agreement. But the other show us that MX management is not interested in improving the quality standards demanded by OW (or any other alliance for that matter) to its members.
On airways magazine (october 2006 if I am not mistaken) there is this great trip report of a RTW with OW. It depicts greatly and at the end qualifies all flights and airlines flown, from the long houl SCL-SYD to the short hop LHR-CDG. I sadly and really do not see where MX ( in its current conditions) could fit in OW.
I must add that on the same magazine,a few years ago the same writer did the trip report of a RTW in that ocasion with Star Alliance, when MX was still part of it. Things have changed a lot ever since for MX and not for the best.
I guess my point is clear.
my 2 pesos
we should live our lives as if we were really alive!!! H.M.