Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3781 times:
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To properly answer your question and not just hand you a book and tell you to look it up yourself, CO does not have any more non-hub Mexico routes. They all go through IAH, with a few EWR and a handful of CLE routes to vacation spots like CUN.
CO's good old times at MEX. I flew some of these routes and remember that CO was well known in stations like MFE and ELP for its flights to MEX. At one point, CO was flying a B738 between MEX and MFE!!
I also remember MEX-LRD with an E135...
What has been happening to the MEX- US non hub flights for US Airlines? Today, we only see MEX to hub flights for most (if not all) of them. Even DL struggled on the MEX-MCO route!!! Has the market changed a lot in recent times or competition through fares has been so strong to lure people to use hubs?
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2443 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
Quoting Xaapb (Reply 12): When did that happend!! I took many time that flight specially during the holidays and it was always the ERJ.
Long time ago, when the aircraft that used to fly MEX-MFE-MEX was the aircraft flying EWR-MEX-EWR. Therefore, it flew EWR-MEX-MFE-MEX-EWR with a RON in MFE. The flight arrived from EWR around 8:30pm and departed to MFE at 9:30pm. From MFE it was an early morning flight 6:00am arriving in MEX at 7:30 and departing to EWR at 9:00am. For CO it was a better utilization of an aircraft that otherwise will be parked at MEX.
Quoting Evanbu (Reply 13): I remember I Christmas eve this year CO flew a 762 from IAH-GDL. Yeah, now that's messed up. Also a 752 from IAH-MEX....
Almost every Christmas CO flies widebodies to MEX. During Christmas (December 24/25) CO operate a reduced intercontinental schedule and knowing that many Mexicans travel to the US for Christmas vacations, they change aircrafts for some flights. In 2008, CO operated the B767-400 on the IAH-MEX-IAH sector. In 2005, CO operated the B777-200 as shown in the following picture:
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
Given the huge traffic in/out MEX, wouldn't be adviseble for CO to fly MEX-SAT or MEX-AUS instead of keeping aircraft R.O.N. on MEX and AUS or SAT? If timmed properly, both AUS and SAT could support daily (if not 6 x week) non-stop flights between those airports and MEX. However AUS/SAT-GDL-AUS/SAT I'm not that sure yet.
When it comes to CUN, surely AUS and/or SAT can at least support weekend non-stop flights.
I see how AA behaves in South Florida and I'm trying to compared to the Houston-San Antonio/Austion area (bear in mind Texas distances are not Florida distances); in Florida, MIA is AA hub, but they do offer flights from neighbouring FLL to key markets and I bet, if lots of money was to be made of, AA would fly from PBI too.