Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4913 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2484 times:
Quoting SANFan (Reply 1): Only one route from LAX (to TLC) - looks like half the service they are starting OAK with. (They certainly have more competition out of LAX than OAK.) Nonetheless, interesting.
How many Mexican airlines fly LAX-GDL? Could it be that the Mexican allocation is taken up and therefore Volaris cannot get traffic right?
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5018 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
Quoting Humberside (Reply 5): How many Mexican airlines fly LAX-GDL? Could it be that the Mexican allocation is taken up and therefore Volaris cannot get traffic right?
Good point. Checking some random dates in the OAG, it looks like AM, MX (and AS) are the 3 cx currently flying the route. I do know that most Mexico-US routes permit 3 US and 3 Mexican cx but I believe there are a few that are limited to 2 and 2 -- perhaps the more business-oriented routes?; GDL could therefore be one of them...?
If, however, that is the case, I would think Y4 would be able to come up with some other routes to take advantage of the huge (potential) customer base in the LA area.
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5018 posts, RR: 15 Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2210 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7): Per the expanded bilateral, GDL and MTY city pairs now allow 3-3. The 2-2 rule is today almost exclusively for MEX city pairs.
Quoting Juventus (Reply 8): Yes sir, most cities allow 3 airlines per side......
Thanks for that, guys.
So Y4 COULD fly LAX-GDL if they want. Hmmmm; I guess they feel the market is adequately served by the others (and, for that matter, all other markets from LAX as well...) Not really what I expected to see for a So Cal start-up from the new kid on the block.
Farmenta From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 58 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
I just check the Volaris web site and try to make a reservation for Nov 20, 2009, but there seems to be a bug in their web site since I can't book a ticket for Nov 20, return 29, 2009. I called Volaris and they seem to have a ticket reservation policy wrong. Here is why:
1. Called Volaris to make a reservation since the dates were wrong in their web site.
2. Reservations are only "cash reservations", meaning that you call to make a reservation, but you need to pay in cash in one of the Mexican departments stores or banks like Sambors or Banamex. I mentioned to the customer rep that none of those departments stores or banks existed in the US. She mentioned that the other option was just to pay. I asked if I can called back with in 24 hrs to purchase the ticket, but she mentioned that I would be quoted a new rate? I asked how come? She mentioned that they can hold a reservation ticket and call back, but a new rate would be applicable.
So, what is the point to make a reservation if your rate is only good if you go to one of those Mexican department stores or banks that only do business in mexico? And calling back doesn't guarantee the rate.
3. Volaris needs to understand that most of the ticket sales in the US are via credit card transactions and that it is normal to hold tickets for 24 hrs and call back with a credit card to do the payment.
I don't know, but it seems that they need to modify their reservations policy.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23561 posts, RR: 50 Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
Quoting SANFan (Reply 9): So Y4 COULD fly LAX-GDL if they want. Hmmmm; I guess they feel the market is adequately served by the others (and, for that matter, all other markets from LAX as well...) Not really what I expected to see for a So Cal start-up from the new kid on the block.
Yes they could indeed serve GDL.
Anyhow from what I hear the schedule that is out for LAX is only a slice of their intended flying, and we will see a build up of frequencies and routes in the near future.
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