MGA
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Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:40 am

Hey everyone!

I recently purchased a ticket on TACA.com and I noticed that some of the regular TACA flight numbers now have an OP next to it, which means codeshare.. I clicked on this and this is what popped up:

"These airlines have a commercial agreement and this specific flight is
operated by:TACA INT'L"

What is going on with this? Is TACA reversing its Central American Monopoly strategy?

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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:47 am

They also use the OP when it comes to Lacsa flights (LACSA being a part of TACA as well). It is just to clarify who will be operating the flight (TACA, LACSA, or TACA-PERU)
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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:51 am

I knwo about the Lacsa, aviateca ATR and other flights, but I am talking about the MGA-SAL and SAL-LAX routes... These are definetely done by TA...

MGASJO: You live in Nicaragua?

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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:24 am

Quoting MGA (reply 2):
I knwo about the Lacsa, aviateca ATR and other flights, but I am talking about the MGA-SAL and SAL-LAX routes... These are definetely done by TA...


Not always. LACSA, more example, usually operates MIA-MGA flights during peak travel periods.

However, in this case, for some reason, flights are coming as "OP" in res systems, but if you click to see who the operator is, it is TACA. Wierd.
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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:10 pm

Quoting MGA (reply 0):
Is TACA reversing its Central American Monopoly strategy?

I agree with MAH4546, That's a weird system sometimes. But I must admit that works great.
TA considered as a monopoly in the area? What about CM and Aerohonduras?
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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:25 pm

I agree with the weirdness of this issue.

MGA: Yes, I live in Nicaragua
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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:33 pm

Quoting MGA (reply 2):
I knwo about the Lacsa, aviateca ATR and other flights, but I am talking about the MGA-SAL and SAL-LAX routes... These are definetely done by TA...



You never said that before. But... in such case, I think nobody doubt that those are TA's routes.
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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:38 pm

Is TACA dropping EZE?

Recently MX and TA group sign an agreement. All pax who purchased a ticket to EZE with TA from MEX (before I don't recall what was the day, but sure it was something on February) will now fly MX non-stop MEX-EZE-MEX with no charges.

What's going on at TA?

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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:07 pm

Quoting Ghost77 (reply 7):
Is TACA dropping EZE?


Definitely not.

Quoting Ghost77 (reply 7):
All pax who purchased a ticket to EZE with TA from MEX (before I don't recall what was the day, but sure it was something on February) will now fly MX non-stop MEX-EZE-MEX with no charges.


According with info I got is part of an agreement between both airlines, and applicable only between both destinations. But the flight, if you check http://www.taca.com operates as a Taca one.

Quoting Ghost77 (reply 7):
What's going on at TA?

About what? The situation you described is similar as many others that are taking place [ e.g. between AM and DL ]. An still many others in this industry. So nothing "new" is happening in the airline industry, nor in TA as long as I can see.
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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:14 pm

You know, sometimes I think TA don’t really have a strategy as far as “codeshares” are concerned, or who operates which flight.

Case in point: I flew SAL-SJO, LR 123, TA 5123 operated by partner airline LR (don’t remember the actual numbers). All the time "welcome on board this Lacsa flight…", "this flight is operated by Lacsa on behalf of Grupo Taca" etc. – the plane was in TA colours with an N…TA registration.

Couple weeks later, I flew TGU-SAL, this flight only has the TA flight number, no mention whatsoever was made of any other airline. A/C was N…LR registered and in LR colours.


Quoting TACAA320 (reply 4):
TA considered as a monopoly in the area? What about CM and Aerohonduras?


When I lived in Honduras, never was there a situation when CM offered a real alternative to TA. The only time I had TA and CM price quotes for the same route was MIA-TGU – however, MIA-PTY-SJO-TGU was way superior to the TA nonstop I chose.

I guess PTY is not central enough for a hub for Central America. It sure woks as a hub for America as a whole, but for Central America alone SAL is just perfectly located.

Also, AeroHonduras are just a bunch of clowns who never deliver on their promises. The way they handled their route expansion was utterly ridiculous.

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RE: Is Taca Splitting Up?

Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:54 am

I for one know that TA has a pretty strong position in MGA, SAP, SAL, SJO and GUA... thats all 5 central american countries... They owned the supposed "national" airlines for ALL of these countries!! All TA did was change the corporate image... At least LR keeps keeps a good number of shares in thei airline... but really... Ive flown TACA, LACSA and TACA peru planes on the LAX-SAL, GUA and MGA routes... Its a very obvious monopoly. Finally, now they feel the heat from Tikal jets, Aero Honduras, And of course, the very strong COPA-nental... Lets hope the outrageous prices finally stabilize in Central america, because even though TA finally lowered its prices, its still crazy to pay $200 for a 40 min flight SJO-MGA and being asked to pay your own meal...

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