LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50 Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9610 times:
Delta applied with the DOT to commence daily year-round service between Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Mexico City, Mexico.
Carrier proposes utilizing A319 equipment commencing service on or around December 1st 2010.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
surfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9579 times:
Interesting. A quick check of wikipedia shows that DL currently serves MEX from hubs at SLC, ATL, JFK, and DTW. It's a little strange that NW only served MEX from DTW - where were the connections to MEM and MSP?
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
af773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2714 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8581 times:
Finally! If AM won't actually start this route then DL is the perfect candidate. For those who don't know, AM applied for MEX-MSP in Spring 2007 and AM is known for applying for many route authorities but not actually starting these routes. Glad to see DL is committed to expanding MSP even in the international market.
netjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7038 times:
i hope the flight does well, good luck to Delta...
Hey guys what happened to DL's MSP-CUN? a couple of months ago, it showed like 4 daily flights, two of those flights were 757-300s. It does not show anything for the nex few months??? is that a seasonal thing??
laca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4064 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6842 times:
Quoting surfandsnow (Reply 1): Interesting. A quick check of wikipedia shows that DL currently serves MEX from hubs at SLC, ATL, JFK, and DTW. It's a little strange that NW only served MEX from DTW - where were the connections to MEM and MSP?
DL's website is much more reliable than wikipedia.
There's nothing strange about it. NW's MSP & MEM hubs were not able to sustain year round service at the time on this route, in particular MEM-MEX.
I wish DL the best on this route. It sounds like the 319 will be a great a/c for this route and they can always upgauge it as warranted.
One of these 5 companies has to have some sort of ties to Mexico... And thats just the shortlist...
All but Target have ties to Mexico. Best Buy has recently opened stores in Mexico. 3M is quite big here. Cargill also has Mexico operations. I dunno whether there are a lot of General Mills employees in Mexico (and where in Mexico) but I do know their products are sold here... maybe they even have a local site.
acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6304 times:
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Put together all the business ties that Minnesota has to Mexico along with a modest Mexican-American population in Minneapolis and St. Paul (along with other parts of the Upper Midwest) and this route could be a success. Sure MSP has its seasonal flights to Mexican resort cities but this gets people to the real interior and business/industrial/commercial centers of Mexico.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7768 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6047 times:
Another reason for this route is that previously when CO was in Skyteam, most of MSP's Mexico traffic flowed over IAH. With the CO codeshare and reciprical FF arrangement it was seamless for the NW flyers in MSP to fly MSP-IAH-xxx(Mexico).
: How's AM taking this? Wasn't DL code-sharing/going to code-share with AM? -Aeolus
: Well, the natural thing would be for DL's MSP-MEX service to have AM's code on it, wouldn't it? AM and DL are partners within SkyTeam and have a lot
: Where was NW flying from DTW or MSP? -Aeolus
: They did fly it, I saw AM planes in MSP a few times. Each time I saw them come in however they parked at Humphrey DTW to MEX.
: As previously mentioned, NW served DTW-MEX until the merger when DL took the route over. AM applied to start MEX-MSP and that never went anywhere as
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: The AM planes at MSP were CUN-MSP charters. After Champion Air closed the Travel Agencies that used Champion chose to move that business to AM for th
: Target does have presence in Mexico City. Whereas Target only has stores in the US, they have sourcing offices in over 30 countries, including Mexico
: Correct. And DL is still using A319s on the DTW-MEX route if I am not mistaken. Ah! Thanks for the information flydreamliner. Guess that makes it 5 o
: You are not, Eddie. DL runs a daily flight with A319 and DTW-MTY is flown daily with E75. Best Regards,
: Yes indeed. I took the MEX-DTW-MEX flight a couple weeks ago. The loads for MEX-DTW were ok and DTW-MEX was full, every seat taken. I tried to upload
: This one is a little weird; I'd expect a second daily DTWMEX before a first MSPMEX. The local market is decent, but connecting opportunities are circu
: This surprised me as well. But, I wonder how much this is going to rely on connecting traffic from the west/Asia flights. Dave
: . Perhaps we'll see DL build these MEX routes up to more than they have been. With 73Hs, 320s and the 757s, they can add/decrease capacity as warrant
: Found the application: http://www.regulations.gov/search/Re...#documentDetail?R=0900006480aeed31
: Why? First off, expansion could easily be accomplished on DTW-MEX by up-gauging to an A320 or 738 (or even 752, if it gets that far). Adding MSP-MEX
: Agreed. The key part of these routes is the timing. A 2nd daily DTW-MEX would most likely not be that effective since the appropriate timing is neces
: It could? Wow, the E75 is a really capable bird!
: Upgauging wouldn't offer a better schedule pattern that would A) improve the schedule for DTW based business and B) allow one stop connectivity to As
: It's quite obvious DL finds DTW to be a better international gateway than MSP. If it had more to gain, NW would have already had a nonstop, year roun
: If DL had more to gain by offering a second daily DTW-MEX flight then they wouldn't be applying for MSP-MEX. Jeremy
: Considering the stage length of this flight, DL might want to keep the 319 thus driving the yields higher on a nonstop and route the lower yielding c
: I wouldn't be so quick to assume that would even be possible until The US & Mexico come to an agreement and have open skies into MEX & GDL. M