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Old Aug 27, 10, 3:28 pm   #1
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Mexicana Ceases Flight Operations 28 Aug 2010

Operations will cease by tomorrow per AP, NBC, Marketwatch and other sources.

Statement on Mexicana.com: http://www.mexicana.com/cs/Satellite...eAlterno_US_EN

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Old Aug 27, 10, 3:37 pm   #2
  
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Posted on their website (www.mexicana.com) as well... not good for OW
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Old Aug 27, 10, 3:53 pm   #3
  
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How sad.
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Old Aug 27, 10, 3:56 pm   #4
  
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ouch....that is sad. They upgraded Emralds and Saphires without any questions or any stickers as long as seat available.
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Old Aug 27, 10, 4:01 pm   #5
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MX was a nice Latin American addition to Oneworld besides LA. Do you think that there will be room for another player like AV or AR?
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AA should use the opportunity to gain some US-Mexico market share.
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Old Aug 27, 10, 4:09 pm   #7
  
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AA should use the opportunity to gain some US-Mexico market share.
I think AA will be fine sending everyone though LAX and DFW to getting to Mexico. Mexicana operates at all 3 Bay Area airports (SFO, OAK, SJC). I doubt AA will pick up on these routes.
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Old Aug 27, 10, 4:09 pm   #8
  
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MX was a nice Latin American addition to Oneworld besides LA. Do you think that there will be room for another player like AV or AR?

AR? what are you, masochist ?

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Old Aug 27, 10, 4:10 pm   #9
  
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MX was a nice Latin American addition to Oneworld besides LA. Do you think that there will be room for another player like AV or AR?
G3 (Gol Airlines) has teamed up with AA recently, and AFAIK they're in negotiations to join OW. It is a shame that they've lost most of Varig international routes after the takeover...
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Old Aug 27, 10, 4:35 pm   #10
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So sad.. sorry to hear this..
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Old Aug 27, 10, 4:53 pm   #11
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That's disappointing, no less for an airline that entered into OW less than a year ago.

I have one unused MX ticket with them from DFW to EZE with the first sector being an MX-coded-AA-operated flights. So much for the chances of using that.
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Old Aug 27, 10, 5:39 pm   #12
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AR? what are you, masochist ?

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No pain no game, right? Have you seen AR's new website and livery? Change is in the air.

http://www.aerolineas.com.ar/home.asp

GOL is nice but it does not have a vast international network.

By the way, a bit off topic but I was looking for fares SFO-GRU and when I tried the AM website it wouldn't allow me to continue and took me to a page to re-enter my destination but on the table there were only Mexican destinations. What's up with that? If I remember correctly MX had a similar thing happening.

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Old Aug 27, 10, 5:42 pm   #13
  
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No pain no game, right?
wrong !

If I remember correctly, AR was part of OW many years ago. AA dropped them.

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wrong !

If I remember correctly, AR was part of OW many years ago. AA dropped them.

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You do not remember correctly , AR were never part of OW , although , IIRC ( and I could be wrong ) they were briefly on the Global Explorer fare way back in the day when QF and AR codeshared on each others AKL-SYD-EZE services .
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Old Aug 27, 10, 5:52 pm   #15
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I flew them once and both the outbound and return flights were horrible, they only shamed OW...glad to see them go!
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