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DL Plans To Switch To RJs On LAX-GDL

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:19 am

Today Delta Connection carrier ASA applied with DOT to replace Delta's one daily Los Angeles-Guadalajara 738 flight with two daily ASA CRJ-700 flights around March 2006.

Docket:
http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.c...m?documentid=374392&docketid=23174

Although the US-Mexico air treaty was recently liberalized to allow up to three US and three Mexican airlines per US-Mexico route, this rule only applies to select resort destinations. Guadalajara is still a 2-carrier route. ASA's application approval, however, is not assured, even though this might just seem like a "simple" switch from mainline to connection. Since Delta and ASA are still seperate airlines, Delta must give-up their LAX-GDL route authority, they can't just transfer it to ASA. Therefore, any other US airline is able to apply for this route, which is the fourth busiest US-Mexico city pair, after Miami-Mexico City, New York City-Mexico City, and Los Angeles-Mexico City.
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RE: DL Plans To Switch To RJs On LAX-GDL

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:24 am

I would lvoe it if we kept building our LAX operation!! maybe we could jump in on it!!
 
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RE: DL Plans To Switch To RJs On LAX-GDL

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:34 am

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 1):
I would lvoe it if we kept building our LAX operation!! maybe we could jump in on it!!

Given the population of GDL natives in the Los Angeles area, I don't know why anyone would use an RJ on the route. I would like to see United, American or Frontier pick the route up with mainline aircraft.
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RE: DL Plans To Switch To RJs On LAX-GDL

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:50 am

Per mention in the application unless DOT grants the exempted authority to ASA specifically, DL will not be dropping the route and would continue to operate a single flight with its presently held authority.

Flying LAX-GDL with a CRJ is kinda nuts anyways, especially considering the high volume of baggage the route would produce.

Poor Delta tough.. I dont think they have a clue as to what they want to do in Mexico. First they destroy much of old Western's few remaining routes, then they apply for a slew of new city pairs like LAX-CZM, and now are back in the retrenching mode again.
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RE: DL Plans To Switch To RJs On LAX-GDL

Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:10 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 3):
Flying LAX-GDL with a CRJ is kinda nuts anyways, especially considering the high volume of baggage the route would produce.

- I totally agree. A huge amount of the traffic to Mexico is VFR, and that includes lots of baggage!!
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RE: DL Plans To Switch To RJs On LAX-GDL

Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:07 am

AA used to serve LAX-GDL. I wonder if they will jump back into the market. Does anybody know why they discontinued the service?