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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:15 am

Quoting Luisca (Reply 47):
4K a month base salar

4K a month extra?...waht is their base and average salary right now?
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:13 am

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 50):
4K a month extra?...waht is their base and average salary right now?

NO, as stated in my post, 4K a month BASE salary. Right now base is around 2300 from what I have heard.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:41 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 43):
Erm, LA did take up two A318s, both with PW6000 engines.

Talking about the A318, MX had one of their A318's in SJO opreating MX379/378 MEX-SJO-MEX, on Sunday afternoon. It was XA-UBV, could have possibly been the first time in history the baby-bus lands in SJO. This was an un-scheduled change from the usual A319 that covers that route Saturdays and Sundays.

Regards,
Tomas.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:18 pm

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 40):
Any reason why training in Orlando instead of Brazil. I would expect pilots to concentrate more on their training if they were in Brazil than in Orlando.

I have no idea, i just know that a friend of mine is in Orlando doing sim training for one more week, and they are expected to start flying on the 14th, Could be that Jet Blue doesnt need the sim right now, and rented it to CM for 2 weeks, also CM flies to MCO and not to Embraers field, making them more accessible just in case, another thing is that they would be tought in english and not portuguese



the salary for FO in CM i think it is 1400, you get promoted to Captain at 2500 flying hours, and i think base pay for a captain is 3k. Thats why they are having problems keeping with their pilots, because they get offers from many airlines paying them 10k+ which is better for the airline because they dont have to train their pilots. I also heard that in the new contract for CM you have to work several years before you can resign, if you resign before the contract you have to pay CM 10 or 20k for training depending on the case.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:37 am

Quoting Snaiks (Reply 53):
the salary for FO in CM i think it is 1400, you get promoted to Captain at 2500 flying hours, and i think base pay for a captain is 3k. Thats why they are having problems keeping with their pilots, because they get offers from many airlines paying them 10k+ which is better for the airline because they dont have to train their pilots. I also heard that in the new contract for CM you have to work several years before you can resign, if you resign before the contract you have to pay CM 10 or 20k for training depending on the case.

From what I understand it is 18 months.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:45 am

Quoting Snaiks (Reply 53):
the salary for FO in CM i think it is 1400

Is that $1,400 USD dollars? the green kind?.. Thats peanuts!!
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:15 pm

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 55):
Quoting Snaiks (Reply 53):
the salary for FO in CM i think it is 1400

Is that $1,400 USD dollars? the green kind?.. Thats peanuts!!

the things that Flight School doesnt teach. heheh
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:57 pm

Frontier is considering BZE......

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_6818614
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 57):
Frontier is considering BZE......

This would be awesome any word if US is still looking at starting PHX service to BZE.....
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting Belizexp (Reply 58):
This would be awesome any word if US is still looking at starting PHX service to BZE.....

NO..sounds dead in the water....with DL now firmly committed to the ATL and LAX routes...US is struggling to keep the once top-performing daily CLT route at 1Xweekly.......part of the problem has been a few Problems with Belizeans getting errantly detained at CLT customs and the bad press surrounding it.....and with DL resuming LAX....all those "BelAms" from LA who would have used PHX now will use DL. Sounds like DL has come to the party late but has beaten US.

What is strange is that I know a few people who do TPA/MIA-CLT-BZE regularly as the fares are cheaper that AA through MIA..so what does that say about US's yields?

I believe we will see a CO 4XEWR or a CM 4XPTY before US to PHX. In fact, I hear rumors about CO wanting to do a 4th daily IAH on Sat which will RON
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:43 pm

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 57):
Frontier is considering BZE......

http://www.denverpost.com/business/c...18614

I read in an on-line article of ATW that Frontier Airlines is also looking at the Caribbean for expansion. Any truth to this? If so, which islands are targeted? I would think Frontier wants to focus on Caribbean islands that don't have much air connections from mainline U.S. airlines....? Would CUR be a good destination for Frontier Airlines? If so, from which city will they serve CUR)?

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:04 pm

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 42):
Does anyone know why the AA BZE-DFW remained overnight here last night. I assume it must have gone tech as I saw it head down the runway to depart, but early this morning was sitting at the terminal.

I did not know details about that.
BZE is not getting many options to redirect passengers and the next AA went to MIA almost 20 hours later.
Related to diversions, where are usually the planes heading from BZE due to weather troubles?


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Quoting A388 (Reply 60):
I would think Frontier wants to focus on Caribbean islands that don't have much air connections from mainline U.S. airlines....? Would CUR be a good destination for Frontier Airlines? If so, from which city will they serve CUR)?

The hub of Frontier Airlines (F9) is DEN.
You can certainly find several flights from Central America to LAX, SFO, IAH and DFW and F9 would pick up some of the market supplied by TA, NK, DL, UA, CM, CO, AA and others.
I think the behavior of Central America is different as compared with your area.
Traffic from CUR, BON, AUA targets mostly to eastern instead western USA, it doesn't?  Wink


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Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 57):
Frontier is considering BZE......

DEN-BZE-DEN

Best regards.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:52 pm

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 61):
I think the behavior of Central America is different as compared with your area.
Traffic from CUR, BON, AUA targets mostly to eastern instead western USA, it doesn't?

You are right but if an airline, in this case F9, says it is looking at expansion to the Caribbean that means any Caribbean island as there is only one Caribbean region. Offering direct flights from the Western Coast of the U.S. might even be a untapped and new market with more potential as the Eastern U.S. is already served by every major U.S. airline as well as low cost airlines. If F9 starts flights to CUR just to give an example, they are the first one to do so and if they do a good job on the route, they can make good money out of it and have a healthy start being the only airline to offer the connection from the West Coast.

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:06 am

CUR is a divers market.....not really a low yield beach destination ..so a !XDEN-CUR could work......as could a 1XDEN-RTB
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:06 pm

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 24):
Cancel SFO and move to cheaper OAK?

So the TA sales rep was visiting us earlier today, and she said the new flight to OAK will be in addition to the current operations to SFO (i.e. an increase in capacity, rather than moving flights from SFO to OAK).
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:35 pm

I guess SAL is expected to start expansion in 2009. A master plan is developed by Aeroports de Paris is due soon.

Some highlights:

* Expand runway by 250m

* Cargo expansion

* Expansion of counter, immigration, baggage claim areas and public spaces

* Expansion to cater to 3 million passenger per year from the current 2 million

* Expand from 14 bridges gates to 20 in the first phase, to 30 by the end of phase 3

Thats good news considering that SAL is getting a bit long in the tooth in comparison with the very nice recently updated airports in the neighborhood...

http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/nota...sp?idCat=6374&idArt=1694727&opSM=3

Also,, Czech Airlines is slated to begin weekly charter flights from Prague on Dec 25

http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/nota...pleta.asp?idCat=6342&idArt=1681372

[Edited 2007-09-12 16:39:02]
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:01 am

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 65):
Thats good news considering that SAL is getting a bit long in the tooth in comparison with the very nice recently updated airports in the neighborhood...

It was time! Nice to see one of my 2 favourite Centralamerican airports getting some badly needed terminal expansions.

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 65):
Also,, Czech Airlines is slated to begin weekly charter flights from Prague on Dec 25

IMHO, that PRG-SAL charter will also be convenient for German, Austrian and other Central Europeans. Decameron Resorts might be a low-end All-Inclusive, but they surely move a lot of people.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:34 am

NK DTW-SJO, Is this route viable? Even if weekend only?
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 67):
NK DTW-SJO, Is this route viable? Even if weekend only?

Maybe during high season....but I think they will definitely need some kind of feed at the DTW end....O&D will not cut it.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:45 am

So. How is AM doing in Central America? Are the flights still alive?
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:22 am

Quoting AM744 (Reply 69):
Are the flights still alive?

Yup, still alive but they were downgraded from a 737 to an MD-87. As Carmen said in a threat, AM might just do a direct flight to GUA.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:29 pm

Quoting Yellowtail (Reply 63):
CUR is a divers market.....not really a low yield beach destination ..so a !XDEN-CUR could work......as could a 1XDEN-RTB

The market of F9 will target mostly to U.S. western side from Costa Rica.
IMHO, F9 could be expanding to somewhere else in Central America prior to AUA, BON and CUR due some airports in our region are supplying several flights toward U.S. westbound.


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Quoting Mt99 (Reply 65):
Some highlights:

* Expand runway by 250m

Nice news from El Salvador.
The current runway of SAL is 10 500 feet long and its altitude is established at 101 feet high.
Even the 744 is capable to operate there. It is not clear about what could be the intention to extend it even more...


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Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 67):
NK DTW-SJO, Is this route viable? Even if weekend only?

NK can do it daily as DTW-FLL and then FLL-SJO.
DTW has rather few international flights on NK network.
Speaking about NK, they ended the seasonal red-eye FLL-SJO-FLL remaining the daylight flight in such route.
I am curious about what will happen when AA starts the year-round FLL-SJO-FLL next December.
Regards.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:48 pm

More new regarding the new airport at SAL. From the official Master Plan:


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SAL



http://www.laprensagrafica.com/nacion/873515.asp

http://www.elsalvador.com/mwedh/nota...pleta.asp?idCat=6342&idArt=1700453

Some highlights:

- Phase 1 should be completed between 2012 and 2015 designed for 4 million passengers on a new terminal building
- Phase 2 should be completed between 2015 and 2020 design for 7 million passengers
- Phase 2 should be completed in 2030 design for 10 million passengers
- Add second parallel runway
- New Control tower
- Expanded maintenance and cargo areas.

If it sounds to big - remember what great Chicago architect Daniel Burnham said:

"Make no small plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood."
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:39 am

On todays newspaper says that Spirit Airlines will get a fine because they are not giving customers there invoices.

here is de link. Only Spanish.

http://prensalibre.com/pl/2007/septiembre/14/182423.html

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:18 am

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 73):
On todays newspaper says that Spirit Airlines will get a fine because they are not giving customers there invoices.

The other day I bought a ticket on NK and had the exact thought, where do I get my factura. Well turns out that the SAT found out about it first.

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 72):
More new regarding the new airport at SAL

Once they secure financing, it will look nice.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:00 pm

Quoting Aer (Reply 74):
Quoting Juanchito (Reply 73):
On todays newspaper says that Spirit Airlines will get a fine because they are not giving customers there invoices.

The other day I bought a ticket on NK and had the exact thought, where do I get my factura. Well turns out that the SAT found out about it first.

Why is this an issue? what country is this In? doesn't the ticket count as a receipt?
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:42 pm

1. New docking areas are placed close to the terminal building. The runway 18/36 has been missing.
2. Additional taxiways are shown to communicate the new parallel runway 07R/25L.
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:53 am

Quoting Luisca (Reply 75):
Why is this an issue?

Because if in Guatemala a business doesn't extend a factura (invoice), then they could be committing tax evasion.

Quoting Luisca (Reply 75):
what country is this In?

Guatemala

Quoting Luisca (Reply 75):
doesn't the ticket count as a receipt?

Nope in Guatemala a receipt or the ticket aren't legal documents like an invoice. Invoices are the only accepted documents by the Guatemalan Tax Administration Superintendency (S A T).

All airlines extend them, but as NK declared in todays Prensa Libre (in Spanish as always), they were just ill advised.

In other news, ¡¡¡FELIZ DIA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA CENTROAMERICANA!!!
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:56 am

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 76):
1. New docking areas are placed close to the terminal building. The runway 18/36 has been missing.

Actually i think there are building the new terminal along it.

Check out this cockpit landing video at SAL. Includes all radio communications  Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2nm8w5eJFw

FELIZ 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:58 am

Quoting Aer (Reply 77):
¡¡¡FELIZ DIA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA CENTROAMERICANA!!!

As well as to our Mexican brothers in the "Grito de Dolores" day [September 15th., 1810].
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:05 pm

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 79):
[September 15th., 1810].

September 16th, 1810
Full history: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Dolores


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Quoting Mt99 (Reply 78):
Actually i think there are building the new terminal along it.

Check out this cockpit landing video at SAL. Includes all radio communications

... and the melody "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"  Smile
Back to aviation, the satellite provides us a better illustrative reference about the area that may be developed in the future.
What is currently happening with the ordinary usage of the runway 18/36?
VIVA EL 15 DE SETIEMBRE

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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:25 am

Quoting Luisca (Reply 75):
doesn't the ticket count as a receipt?

Nope.
When you get an electronic ticket, the airline gives you a separate receipt for your payment.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:24 pm

I just checked AA website, and it shows that one of their flights to MIA from PTY And the 7:50 am flight is being operated by an airbii, anyone have any idea why the change? it looks only for september, i havnt seen the AB6 in PTY in a looong loong time, anyone got any ideaS?
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:59 pm

CM earlier today announced flights 382/381 (daily PTY-SJO-GUA E90 service) will launch Oct. 15th (two months behind schedule) thus increasing their nonstop offering between PTY and SJO to five flights per day.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:21 pm

LR630 (SJO-MEX) has experienced several outrageous delays (upwards of 8 hours sometimes) over the course of the last thirty days.

This being a through flight, the unfortunate pax originating in CCS must fritter away time 'til 3 o'clock in the morning at a permanently under-construction terminal with virtually no amenities.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:30 pm

Quoting Snaiks (Reply 82):
i havnt seen the AB6 in PTY in a looong loong time, anyone got any ideaS?

If the A300-600 has not lately returned there, then the service AA´s PTY-MIA has been seasonally downgraded.
Based on two daily AA and three CM in such track, the market of Panama does not seem to support additional operations to South Florida, which means possible flights covering PTY-FLL might not happen in short-term.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:13 am

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 73):
On todays newspaper says that Spirit Airlines will get a fine because they are not giving customers there invoices.

In the famous words of Nelson Muntz... Ha-ha!  Silly

Speaking of taxes, there was an article yesterday saying that both the Guatemalan travel agencies and the airlines are lobbying to get rid of the 10% tourism tax on international tickets. Hope it goes through!

More info in Spanish: http://prensalibre.com/pl/2007/septiembre/19/182838.html
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:16 am

Quoting Viaggiare (Reply 84):
LR630 (SJO-MEX) has experienced several outrageous delays (upwards of 8 hours sometimes) over the course of the last thirty days.

This being a through flight, the unfortunate pax originating in CCS must fritter away time 'til 3 o'clock in the morning at a permanently under-construction terminal with virtually no amenities.

I will be flying LR630 CCS-SJO on October 7 but I wont continue to Mexico City. I have to change to flight LR640 SJO-GUA.

To bad for does people

Juanchito
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:22 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 86):
In the famous words of Nelson Muntz... Ha-ha!

Speaking of taxes, there was an article yesterday saying that both the Guatemalan travel agencies and the airlines are lobbying to get rid of the 10% tourism tax on international tickets. Hope it goes through!

More info in Spanish: http://prensalibre.com/pl/2007/septi....html

Hope this becomes a reallity 22% is more than enough.

Juanchito
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:26 am

Quoting Viaggiare (Reply 83):
CM earlier today announced flights 382/381 (daily PTY-SJO-GUA E90 service) will launch Oct. 15th (two months behind schedule) thus increasing their nonstop offering between PTY and SJO to five flights per day.

Excellent for GUA and CM. What Schedule will it be using a night flight?

Juanchito
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:27 am

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 85):
If the A300-600 has not lately returned there, then the service AA´s PTY-MIA has been seasonally downgraded.
Based on two daily AA and three CM in such track, the market of Panama does not seem to support additional operations to South Florida, which means possible flights covering PTY-FLL might not happen in short-term

Its the low season, looks like AA is just positioning the A306 seasonally for aircraft utilization.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:43 am

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 89):
What Schedule will it be using a night flight?

CM382 = 18:44 > 18:55 > 19:25 > 21:05 (dep PTY > arr SJO > dep SJO > arr GUA)
CM381 = 06:40 > 08:15 > 08:44 > 10:50 (dep GUA > arr SJO > dep SJO > arr PTY)
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:31 am

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 87):
I will be flying LR630 CCS-SJO on October 7 but I wont continue to Mexico City. I have to change to flight LR640 SJO-GUA.

Well, good luck. If that would've been today (9/20) then you'd be in for an unpleasant surprise: LR630 from CCS is delayed one hour (18:30) this evening. Which means you would've missed your connecting flight, since LR640 (SJO-GUA) is scheduled for departure at 18:00.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:10 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 86):
Hope it goes through!

Amen, although the S.A.T. won't let it happen  Sad
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:18 pm

I took flight CM194 from PTY to MEX on September 14th. It was delayed by almost 3 hours...does anybody know what happened? It supposed to be on a 737-800 but it was changed to a 737-700, they had to asked for volunteers to spend the night in PTY.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:25 pm

Quoting Fly2Live (Reply 94):
I took flight CM194 from PTY to MEX on September 14th. It was delayed by almost 3 hours...does anybody know what happened? It supposed to be on a 737-800 but it was changed to a 737-700, they had to asked for volunteers to spend the night in PTY.

No idea why your flight got delay, but the word is that things are running less than smoothly at the Hub of the Americas.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:47 pm

Quoting Fly2Live (Reply 94):
I took flight CM194 from PTY to MEX on September 14th. It was delayed by almost 3 hours...does anybody know what happened? It supposed to be on a 737-800 but it was changed to a 737-700, they had to asked for volunteers to spend the night in PTY.

Not sure about the delay, but on every PTY-MEX that I have been on, there usually just a couple of empty seats or full, it seams that most of time their is a need for volunteers, CM needs urgently their third frequency to MEX, I hope that AM would jump at the opportunity and add a flight to PTY with their own metal and offer additional seats on the route, with the code share and with connection on PTY that will be a winner.

The downgrade to the 700, that's difficult to explain but also has happened to me, one theory is that CM has grown more rapidly than expected and they are short on 800s, some people even think that the E190s are to small for CM and they would have been better off adding 700s and 800s.

On one occasion their downgraded my flight to MEX to a 700 and upgraded the flight to LAX to a 800, that apparently was more oversold, than the flight to MEX.

Regards
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:18 am

Quoting CM767 (Reply 96):
CM needs urgently their third frequency to MEX, I hope that AM would jump at the opportunity and add a flight to PTY

Actually that's a great idea, though I don't see AM management doing that anytime soon. I'm under the impression that there is some lack of business insight at the airline and the previous attempts at the Central American market prove this point.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:28 pm

Quoting Juanchito (Reply 87):
I will be flying LR630 CCS-SJO on October 7 but I wont continue to Mexico City. I have to change to flight LR640 SJO-GUA.

Don't worry. You're going to make it. I'll bet that.
 
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RE: Central American Aviation Thread - 14

Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:08 am

CM To Europe By October 2008

Once again is on the newspapers, but this time CM is not denying that they would like to start service to Europe:


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