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AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:18 pm

Hi guys...!

Just to let you know... AeroMéxico is ready to fly to Seattle... Operations start next July 3rd in a GDL-MEX-SEA and returning the next day in a SEA-MEX-GDL.

If I am correct... its AM 670 Northbound and 671 Southbound.

Operating in a daily basis with a 737...

Comments always welcome!!

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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:21 pm

That would be very cool! I hope this is true. Any press releases?
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:34 pm

It is true. The flight is already bookable. I'm pleasantly surprised, because after a series of many "let's apply for routes we aren't going to fly" applications, this one is happening:

AM 670 MEX 1800-2135 SEA 73G Daily
AM 671 SEA 0830-1540 MEX 73G Daily
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:54 pm

Excellent news! I just updated Wikipedia. SeaTac has had a great year! Not to get off topic, but what would the feasibility be of an LH flight to MUC?

Congrats to both AM and Seattle.

Who hoo!!
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:56 pm

Very risky venture, but hope the flight does good... if AM offers a good introductory fare (something around US$200) I am willing to visit SEA for a weekend...
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:02 pm

Hey, those Apple farmers have to get home somehow right?  sly 

Anyways, now we can cross SEA off the plethora of authorities they are sitting on  checkmark 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:08 pm

Excellent news for SEA! We'll see how AeroMexico does on the route - I've been a little doubtful of how flights from SEA-Mexico (other than the resorts, of course) would do. Now I'll get my chance to see.

It certainly has been a great year for SEA (and PDX for that matter!). And I should point out that AM is the second new SkyTeam carrier in SEA this year (AF being the other, of course).
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:20 pm

Does MX fly to SEA? or just to PDX?

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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:52 pm

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
Does MX fly to SEA? or just to PDX?

MX flies to PDX, not SEA.

Quoting Rojo (Reply 4):
Very risky venture, but hope the flight does good...

Well SEA is a big city with many Hispanic residents. The flight should do well. Congrats to AM and SEA.

(IAD should be next)
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:18 pm

When is AM announcing flights/times for MEX-MSP, v.v.? They applied for DOT rights to both MSP and SEA in the same filing a couple of months ago. Any insight?
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:22 pm

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
Does MX fly to SEA? or just to PDX?

Hola Copaair,

Mexicana will be commencing service to Portland June 1st Mexico City-Portland (operates M,Tue.,F,Sa.)

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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:53 pm

Quoting Rojo (Reply 4):
Very risky venture, but hope the flight does good... if AM offers a good introductory fare (something around US$200) I am willing to visit SEA for a weekend...

I just went to AM website and the fare I found was around $440USD. I agree about the risk of this venture. Hopefully the do fine. Seattle is really a beautiful city!

Best Regards,
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:25 pm

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
Does MX fly to SEA? or just to PDX?

MX used to serve SEA back in the 80's
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:54 pm

Quoting Dolphinflyer (Reply 9):
When is AM announcing flights/times for MEX-MSP, v.v.? They applied for DOT rights to both MSP and SEA in the same filing a couple of months ago. Any insight?

There's a separate thread dedicated to MSP-MEX. The consensus seems to be that AM is unlikely to fly this route any time soon. Remember, AM was authorized to serve SCK and DTW well before they were authorized to serve MSP, and AM hasn't started service to either city yet.
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:56 am

Mexicana has been flying to Portland for over a year now I believe with PDX-GDL-PDX service. Non stop
Mexico City service commences in June or July.

I wish Aeromexico success in this venture but I also believe it is risky since SEA is one of the most expensive airports in the US.

Low fares will not make it happen there.

It seems like another BOS venture to me.
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:08 am

Quoting NAVEGA (Reply 14):
It seems like another BOS venture to me.

Seconded. I don't think the route will last.

They have had mixed results with recent destinations. Boston and Austin have performed poorly. San Antonio has done well, and their second attempt at Ft. Lauderdale has been a strong performer. Then they put Toronto, Detroit, and Philadelphia into reservation systems, but didn't start any of them.
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:32 am

MX also goes to YVR twice daily
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:28 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 16):
MX also goes to YVR twice daily

Heard also MX is planning to do MTY-YYZ twice or 3 times a week pretty soon...
do anybody can confirm that??
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:23 am

Great news for SEA! I hope they can pull this off.
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:46 am

Great for AM, it was just a matter of time before AS started the route. Can someone give a summary of all the flights/airlines that SEA has gained this year and when service starts? It will be long.
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:00 am

Quoting Mason (Reply 19):
Great for AM, it was just a matter of time before AS started the route. Can someone give a summary of all the flights/airlines that SEA has gained this year and when service starts? It will be long.

Well, here's a start:

New Carriers:
AF - CDG
AM - MEX
YX - MCI, MKE

Returning Seasonal Carriers/Flights:
FL - ATL, BWI (new)
NW - IND

New Destinations (Existing Carriers):
AS - CUN
QX - STS
AA - AUS
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:38 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 5):
Hey, those Apple farmers have to get home somehow right?

If so, they would probably want to fly to EAT (WENATCHEE, WA).  Wink Check out the Apple Blossom Festival. We don't have too many apple farms on the west side of the Cascades.

Quoting Juventus (Reply 8):

Well SEA is a big city with many Hispanic residents. The flight should do well.

AS seems to do well routing their flights SEA-LAX-MEX, so we'll see! Can't wait to get a picture of that shining 73G over the tunnel (which, btw, has an old pair of wings sitting on top of it now that light up at night.. pretty cool).I might have to take a trip down to Mexico.. haven't been in a few years. Best of luck to them!
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:22 pm

I wish AeroMexico the very, very best on this new route. It's so nice to see Mexican carriers expanding in more places of the US. After all, Hipanics one of the largest minorities in the US and are predominant in many cities of the West. I also forsee a good future for AM in SEA as perhaps they might be able to Code-share with NW using SkyTeam to may be tag-on flight numbers to Asia, although NW presence is not the biggest in SEA the still have a mini-hub so that might help AM out on this venture.

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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:48 pm

I don't think this is a very risky route for AM. I just don't see why the route wouldn't do well. I see comparisons to BOS, totally diferent markets.
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:35 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2):
AM 670 MEX 1800-2135 SEA 73G Daily
AM 671 SEA 0830-1540 MEX 73G Daily

I wonder why they don't red-eye it back to MEX. You'd think there would be a market for arriving early in the morning at MEX rather than wasting a day on a plane. I imagine it would also make sense for AM to increase the utilization of that aircraft rather than parking it for half a day in SEA.
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:14 pm

Does anyone think that the AS might retaliate and start service on its own?

I hope SEA will work out. SEA can support flights to Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam and other worldwide destinations, so I would think that it has enough business to support a 737 to Mexico City.

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 24):
I wonder why they don't red-eye it back to MEX. You'd think there would be a market for arriving early in the morning at MEX rather than wasting a day on a plane.

I thought that was interesting too. SEA will pretty much get exclusively the use of a 737.

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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:45 am

If Alaska starts SEA-MEX, I wouldn't be surprised if AM didn't last long, considering that AS already code-shares with the majority of SkyTeam members in SEA. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.  Smile
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting MX77W (Reply 22):
After all, Hipanics one of the largest minorities in the US and are predominant in many cities of the West.

I think the profitability of the route will have a lot more to do with Microsoft, Boeing and the related companies who are here in Seattle. Both companies are large and growing here. And both companies have significant business south of the border. Both authorize employees to fly business class internationally. Certainly when my partner has flown to Europe for business (he's with Boeing), the business class cabin was full of Microsoft and Boeing employees.
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:06 am

About time!! A MEX-SEA was needed, at least a 4X, lets see how AM does with a 7X. I think this new route is here to stay. Lets see if MX doesn't get in a hurry and decide to go the same way in a few months. As US Carriers take big steps on Mexico now AM and MX will keep fighting more for that market. Very interesting days ahead...
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:53 am

Quoting Jrlander (Reply 27):
think the profitability of the route will have a lot more to do with Microsoft, Boeing and the related companies who are here in Seattle. Both companies are large and growing here. And both companies have significant business south of the border. Both authorize employees to fly business class internationally. Certainly when my partner has flown to Europe for business (he's with Boeing), the business class cabin was full of Microsoft and Boeing employees



Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 28):
About time!! A MEX-SEA was needed, at least a 4X, lets see how AM does with a 7X. I think this new route is here to stay. Lets see if MX doesn't get in a hurry and decide to go the same way in a few months. As US Carriers take big steps on Mexico now AM and MX will keep fighting more for that market. Very interesting days ahead...

I hope AM got to sign a deal with Microsoft and Boeing before planning the route.

MX did its homework before starting PDX, they got a very big contract with Nike for some seats in C class in each flight (Nike Mexico is based in GDL and this is why the flight goes MEX-GDL-PDX).
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:50 am

Yes, finally! SEA is getting a lot of new service this is awesome! I'm gonna try AM, always wanted to!

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 5):
Hey, those Apple farmers have to get home somehow right?   

Yes...haha!
 
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RE: AeroMéxico To SEA

Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:45 am

Quoting Ucunnn2 (Reply 17):
Heard also MX is planning to do MTY-YYZ twice or 3 times a week pretty soon

No idea. I had not heard anything. I am sure our friend logan from MX at MTY will know something. What I can tell you is that MX tried to fly to YVR from GDL or MTY (I am not sure), and I think the results were not very good.

Quoting DCrawley (Reply 21):
Can't wait to get a picture of that shining 73G over the tunnel

Well, try to get it fast because the livery is being replaced in all planes. I already got a 73G with the new white and blue livery.

Quoting MX77W (Reply 22):
I wish AeroMexico the very, very best on this new route

Ditto. I wish them all the best!

Quoting MX77W (Reply 22):
they might be able to Code-share with NW using SkyTeam to may be tag-on flight numbers to Asia

I am not sure of the status of NW-AM codeshares. I recall seeing in AM's printed timetables mini-ads re: partnership with NW coming soon. And with AM's Asia adventure, it would be wise to have its code on different NW trans-Pacific and intra-Asia flights ex-LAX, NRT and, as suggested, SEA.

Quoting PavlovsDog (Reply 24):
wonder why they don't red-eye it back to MEX

Wondered the same at first. I guess AM is counting on a lot of business travelers to take this flight. Or is there a curfew issue at SEA or GDL?

Quoting Jrlander (Reply 27):
the profitability of the route will have a lot more to do with Microsoft, Boeing and the related companies who are here in Seattle

Remember Clearwire... they have interests in Mexico too. I don't think Amazon and Starbucks generate much traffic bound for MEX, but who knows.
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