..........whoooohoooo! Finally some other international carrier coming in.....
That being said, it will compete with MX's SJC-GDL flight as well...interesting...
From the article..
"and reducing or eliminating the free shuttle bus service connecting the airport with a light rail stop along North First Street provided by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which costs the airport $1.2 million a year."
What are they smoking? Do they realize how many pax they will lose? There are tons of pax who use the VTA to get to/from SJC.....the free shuttle is a vital part of it. There is basically no way a pax can get to the VTA without the shuttle.....
One good move and yet another idiotic move by the SJC Airport management...first these buffoons didn't have a new observation deck put in, now this.....
chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1923 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3160 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 1): What are they smoking? Do they realize how many pax they will lose? There are tons of pax who use the VTA to get to/from SJC.....the free shuttle is a vital part of it. There is basically no way a pax can get to the VTA without the shuttle.....
There are? Those shuttles look awfully empty every time I see them in SJC. In fact, most of that light rail isn't used much (from what I've seen).
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2913 times:
Quoting chrisair (Reply 5): There are? Those shuttles look awfully empty every time I see them in SJC. In fact, most of that light rail isn't used much (from what I've seen).
.... I'm not saying those buses are packed to the gills (lol), but every time I've taken the #10, there were always a few people on board.
I think what they should do is use a smaller and more energy efficient bus.
Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 6): Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 1):
There is basically no way a pax can get to the VTA without the shuttle.....
Doesn't the #10 bus go to Downtown SJ and to the Santa Clara Caltrain station?
You are correct to a certain extent. As strange as it sounds, there are actually 2-#10's. One does the "loop" ( VTA to SJC and back to the VTA) and the other does the parking and Santa Clara Caltrain Station.....The sign on the front of the bus gives its direction.
WhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 636 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2759 times:
Crucero runs two busses a day from Fresno to TIJ which are marketed as the Volaris Shuttle. MX continues to do well in Fresno with their nightly flight to GDL. I'd wonder if Volaris would look at coming into FAT and challenging MX or opening up another option.
BTW, Aeromexico runs a similar shuttle into the San Joaquin Valley as well..
laca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3876 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
Is this flight going to be a red-eye?
I wish Volaris & SJC the best of luck with this new service. I'm hoping it works well for them.
MX does very well @ SJC and with that in mind, I feel there can be two carriers in this market.
How are MX's loads these days out of SJC? Do they still operate MLM?
surfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2733 posts, RR: 31 Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
Quoting ScottB (Reply 15):
That wouldn't be a reason for MDW to not happen; it does have customs & immigration facilities. They're being used by Porter, since YTZ doesn't have U.S. preclearance.
Don't forget that ATA and Mexicana both served Mexico from MDW in the not-so-distant past; in fact, ATA flew the MDW-GDL route IIRC. I always thought that F9 could pick up the MDW-CUN route after ATA's demise, but I suppose now they are probably more keen on flying to CUN from the new hub they just got right up the road in MKE. It's really too bad that all those routes TZ flew from MDW to Mexico and the Caribbean may never be flown again...
No. Volaris wants to fly to airports where WN has [for all intents and purposes/all but in name] hubs, so that if/when the airlines begin their codeshare arrangements Volaris can capitalize on that airline's customer base and connecting traffic. This is why they are flying OAK and SJC instead of SFO, and have suggested FLL instead of MIA, and presumably MDW instead of ORD. I imagine PHX, LAS, and SAN are also being strongly considered for this reason. Even the likes of BWI, MCO, MCI, SAT, DEN, and SMF are probably on their radar. Houston would be the biggest obstacle, since I believe HOU has no customs facilities and Volaris would have to fly into IAH (which WN dropped years ago) to serve the all-important Houston market.
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
Doubt it. I do not think MX wants to engage in a fare war. Volaris is offering promotional fares because it is an unknown player and they want to build brand awareness. MX is kind of the official SJC-Mexico carrier, so they don't need to match fares.
Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 14): On the Mexican thread they said it wasn't happening b/c MDW has no immigration facilities. I don't know if they are considering ORD.
Both TZ and MX had MDW-Mexico flights. Don't know if there are flights to CUN or other Mexican destinations from MDW currently, but I don't think facilities would be an issue for Volaris to launch MDW. If I am not mistaken, the post you are referring to in the Mexican Aviation Thread discussed how HOU does not have immigration/customs facilities and therefore if Volaris chooses to fly to Houston, it might as well be to IAH.