wolkenridder
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Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Fri May 07, 2004 9:26 pm


Hi there!

I have plans to go to Mexico in November and wanted to fly Air Madrid advertised non-stop A330 service MAD-CUN-MAD.

A couple of weeks ago, they were advertising Cancun as a destination with promo offer of 429 eur round trip, but just yesterday, when I went into the web site in order to see fares and book my tickets, I realised that Cancun is not in their destination map anymore. Also no fares for Cancun are shown, and no possibilities to book a flight to that airport is available.

Does anyone know why they decided to drop Cancun from their destination network? It's really a pity, I was very happy that this new carrier was going to tie Madrid with Cancun.

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rojo
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Sat May 08, 2004 1:05 am

I don't know why they drop Cancun, but I was considering flying with them since their fare system is very good... I mean, Y and D fares are very competitive for one-way trips. And you can, most likely, always find a Y and D fares available. Hope they launch CUN and MEX sometime...
 
b752fanatic
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Sat May 08, 2004 1:09 am

They still need more a/c.

They are starting with 2 only, and they plan to fly to a lot of places, some places 2 frequencies a week and some 3.

I heard somewhere that IB is planning to go nonstop to CUN from MAD, that may be also.
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aer
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Sat May 08, 2004 7:49 am

I don't get why you can only fly with them from MAD. Anybody have any info on that?
nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
 
wolkenridder
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Sat May 08, 2004 8:28 pm



Come on, anyone in Spain knows something about this?

Where are my Spanish colleagues?
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chepos
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Sat May 08, 2004 10:44 pm

I tried to locate their website but I couldn't find it, can someone give me their web adress. Gracias por adelantado.
Chepos
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debonair
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Sat May 08, 2004 11:00 pm

Any idea of the aircraft?? One month ago AirMadrid showed 2-different configurations- but now only one!! One a/c is ex AerLingus, the 2nd ???any idea??

http://www.airmadrid.com/portada.html


@wolkenridder
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SOLO VUELO con JUNIO por 529€ IDA y VUELTA with Air Pullmantur
+Comfort Class 250€
+Grand Class 500€

[Edited 2004-05-08 16:08:09]
 
wolkenridder
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Sun May 09, 2004 3:42 am

Aer,

They will start operations the end of May only ex-MAD since as their name says, they are Madrid's airline. Dunno whether later on they will arrange connections from other parts of Spain to their destinations in America, that's a good question, someone can help us with this? Still waiting some answers from other "A.netters" in Spain. Donde estáis???

Chepos,

La web es www.airmadrid.com  Smile

Debonair,

Vielen Dank für den Tip! Werde mal gucken!

Don't have any idea about where does their fleet come from though. Hope they will increase it soon since they wanna fly to a lot of places and they just have 2 planes.

Saludos/Grüsse,
Victor


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wolkenridder
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Mon May 10, 2004 5:17 pm


Still no one from Spain who can help me with this?

Donde estáis, colegas españoles? Mucha marcha el finde?
Pues venga, que ya es lunes!

tee hee

Víctor.

Víctor
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aer
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 2:52 am

Wolkenridder,

I think I lost you in that one. My question is, why can you only buy a ticket departing MAD to any destination, but they can't purchase a ticket from that destination to MAD (i.e. BOG-MAD)?
nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
 
taca
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 3:15 am

Wolkenridder:

I know that this is not the "best" solution, but you may fly MAD-SJO-CUN in a combination Air Madrid-TACA.


"El vuelo entre Madrid y San José de Costa Rica el próximo 30 de mayo inaugurará la actividad de Air Madrid, la primera aerolínea española de bajo coste cuyo nacimiento fue anunciado el pasado mes de enero durante la celebración de la feria del turismo, Fitur".

I just saw this article through internet, and maybe is cheaper than IB. Just maybe!

Sorry for the statement in Spanish (no translation available).
 
taca
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 3:20 am

Chepos:

Check http://www.airmadrid.com/index.do

As well the one given by Debonair!
 
bullpitt
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 3:35 am

Like I said on my last post Air Madrid is not having an easy start. The two major travel agents in Spain have announced they will not market Air Madrid.

I also doubt that El Corte Ingles will sell their products as they are very much involved with IB, although this has not been announced.

I checked out their prices and compared with IB they are certainly not very different in economy.

What do you guys think? I wouldn't bet on them as yet.
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wolkenridder
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 4:09 am


Aer,

Sorry for not getting your question correctly. Actually your question is very good, honestly hadn't thought about that before! I guess they will contract GSAs at the beginning in the countries they are flying to in order to serve traffic ex-America. Look at destinations like LIM or BOG, I'm sure they opened them mainly due to ethnic traffic, so they must be able to sell tickets over there as well. I think that will come later on.

Taca,

Thanx for the tip. I would LOVE to see Costa Rica on my way to Mexico, so if I would have enough holidays I would go via SJO even if it would be a bit more expensive, but unfortunately I only have a few days so I may use the most direct route possible. I guess I will have to fly Iberia or AeroMexico to MEX (I will go to both CUN and MEX, so for me it's the same to enter Mexico at one airport or the other).

BTW: it's great news that we will have a first non-stop service from Madrid to beautyful Costa Rica. I think the only non-stop service available from SJO to Europe is Martinair's 767 service to AMS, isn't it? Or does it stop at MIA?
Can you give me more info on traffic Costa Rica-Europe, Taca?
Gracias!!!

Bullpitt,

As we discussed in another forum, I don't see it too clear for Air Madrid either (vamos, que no lo veo muy claro). Hope they wont be another "cutre" carrier like Air Pullmantur or those low cost that don't have any style at all. At the beginning I thought they were what Spain is needing but I feel a bit disappointed about them as well, and they didn't even start yet!!!
We have to observe their steps very carefully!!! Hope we are wrong though, I really was very happy for our country's commercial aviation scene...
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bullpitt
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 4:35 am

Although I work for IB now I still think that competition is good for everybody, fair competition that is.

I also hope Air Madrid finds its place in the market and makes IB work even harder to provide a better service to our customers.

We have improved very much in the last few years. Air Europa and Spanair made IB change back in the 80's, and LCC and new operators will make us work even harder in the future. I also think the new Barajas will bring important changes in the aviation industry in Spain. We'll see what happens soon.  Big thumbs up
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ushermittwoch
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 4:40 am

That would be a good thing Bullpitt.

IB really needs to get some better service on the long-haul segments.

Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
bullpitt
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:03 am

Hi Ushermittwoch

I flew IB from MAD to JNB and from SCL to MAD and the service was similar to what I remember from BA for example. I do agree that I was impressed with LAN from SYD to SCL the service was great, but then again one flight doesn't mean much. QF which I have flown on several occasions also have a good product but not that different from IB, the only great difference is the IFE which although I don't really care about it, I love a good book and a chance to read it. I do agree, specially traveling with children, its a good service to provide.

Like I have said in other posts, Service is comprised of many factors and I think IB are making a great effort in some of them. Lately our puntuality is above the other European airlines, Our call center is among the best in the world ( We attend in Spanish, English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Dutch) can any one beat this? And we are in line with the best as far as % luggage late or lost.

I do agree with you some of our long haul (MIA) need to be improved and I believe the company is making an effort to do so, although this sometimes takes time.

Un saludo.  Smile
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IBERIA747
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:06 am

Bullpitt,

I just flew Iberia on the Madrid-Chicago-Madrid route and I will write a report about that. I have always said that Iberia is not bad (Domestic, European or Transatlantic) but it can be better. This time I really hope that the service I recieved on both MAD-ORD and ORD-MAD was not just good luck. Both flights were great, with on-time departures/arrivals, very good meals, lots of free ham&cheese sandwiches during the flight and between meals, and most important: cabin crew members were nice, kind and willing to make our flights as good as possible. Even the captain addressed the passengers describing the entire route, waypoints, weather, etcetera. I had only received that kind of service on a Delta flight between JFK and MAD. This time Iberia has amazed me.
I´ll try them again next month on another long haul flight to Guatemala City. Let´s see if the good attitude remains or if it was just good luck as I said.

Other important thing is that both cabin crews on MAD-ORD & ORD-MAD flights were a lot younger (between 25-30 & 35-40 y/o) than the typical old IB transatlantic crews (50+), as well as the cabin crew on the MAD-UIO-MAD last october...they were pretty young too.

Encima en el MAD-ORD una de las "asistentes de vuelo" era quizá la más guapa y la más buena que jamás haya visto en Iberia...unos 28 años, rubia, delgada, muy alta (1.80 aprox) y con tipo que parecía una modelo...y además simpática...

Saludos

¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
 
IBERIA747
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RE: Air Madrid Not Flying To CUN?

Wed May 12, 2004 5:11 am

BTW Bullpitt,

Welcome to my respected users list

Saludos
¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!