luv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7297 times:
I was trying to help a friend book a ticket for Spring Break, and noticed that, after May 4th, there were no flights departing to or returning from Cancun. Out of curiosity, I looked at what flights to Los Cabos were looking like, and it appears that after May 2nd, there are no flights to there either.
Is there any news regarding this oddity?
Also, how are they flying to Cancun without long range EOW or ETOPS..coast hugging?
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enilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7242 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6988 times:
Quoting rgreenftm (Reply 1): Depending where you are booking from, it may not be available. Looking at the route map, I see you can only book To/FROM Cancun to SFO and LAX.
I just looked at the site and its true. You can book LAX-SFO throughout May, but CUN seems to stop at the beginning of the month. Didn't check SJD, but it's probably the same. It is possible they intend the routes to be seasonal. I think they are allowed to do that for short periods without losing the authority, but somebody else may know better what risk they are taking. I even looked on Saturday and found nothing. If they were flying it at all they would be selling Saturday.
So basically they have offset scheduled expirations if it isn't simply deleted. That would be an oversight if that is even what is really up. Mexico has a longer booking window than domestic, so there is no reason to give it an earlier expiration other than a mistake.
AirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6834 times:
Quoting rgreenftm (Reply 1): Looking at the route map, I see you can only book To/FROM Cancun to SFO and LAX.
But a route map would have absolutely no relevance on booking. Only being able to fly from certain points (i.e. SFO and LAX) is a completely different thing from booking the flight. So yes, probably seasonal.
laca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6569 times:
SFO/LAX-CUN being seasonal makes good sense. These markets are not easy to make money on. By flying it during the most desirable periods to travel to CUN, is a smart move vs flying planes empty or filled with super lower fares when people don't want to travel when it's 100 degrees, and 95% humidity.
Alaska does the same thing as they drop frequency's in the summer. Many of their plane deploy to the state of Alaska during the summer for them obviously. But Mexico during the summer has always been less them winter.
[Edited 2010-11-23 18:30:18]
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