Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 795 times:
Ok I wanted to bring up this point about Aerocalifornia layovers. Aerocalifornia has 2 flights, one that goes LAX-MEX, and another that goes LAX-GDL. The flight to MEX has a stop in Puerto Vallarta. The Guadalajara flight stops in Los Cabos. I think the routes make good sense for them, serving both beach vacation and visit family vacation passengers in one flight, however here's the issue:
The flights each have a scheduled 20 min layover in PVR or SJD, so it sounds good to the passengers, right? So how do they clear customs for those continuing passengers, and get them back on the plane in time to leave on time. They have to possibly clear 106 passengers in 20 min, that doesn't seem like a realistic turnaround time. I've only cleared customs in Europe, Canada and Brazil, so maybe Mexican customs are much easier to get by, I don't know. Could some one possibly shed some light on this matter?
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2713 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 784 times:
The passengers don't clear customs till they reach their destinations in Mexico City and Guadalajara. The plane only picks up new passengers in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. And I believe that they are not too many.
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2443 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 765 times:
The last time I flew to Houston, I flew on Aviacsa's flight MEX-MTY-IAH-MTY-MEX.
On the MEX-MTY-IAH, people deplane and we left our stuff in the airplane only to go to custums. We spent aproximately 10 minutes doing that and then we have were aloud to the Duty Free shop. Layover total time was like 35 minutes.
On the IAH-MTY-MEX, same thing happend, although we didn´t have the choice of the duty free. 30 minutes.
I also flew once MEX-CUN-EWR on Mexicana and same thing, 30 minutes layover and only 10 for customs. If you are Mexican you only have to show your passport, they don´t even check it.