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Old Apr 25, 14, 7:39 pm   #1
 
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Volaris applies for PDX-GDL service.

Plans to connect Portland, Oregon with Guadalajara, Mexico.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/6063227/

This will resume nonstop service between Oregon and Mexico.
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Old Jun 13, 14, 5:28 pm   #2
 
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http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf90/745.pdf

Volaris has gotten the go ahead to start service between PDX and GDL! When could we see flights start?
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Old Jun 20, 14, 11:38 am   #3
 
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Service starts October 6! Initially starting 2x per week! Congrats to Volaris and PDX! New airline for PDX.

Y4 938 GDL 19:20 --> PDX 22:20. . . . . . . . Mon, Sat
Y4 939 PDX 23:50 --> GDL 06:20 (+1). . . . Mon, Sat

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Old Jun 24, 14, 11:21 am   #4
 
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http://airlineroute.net/2014/06/24/y4-gdlpdx-oct14/
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Old Jun 24, 14, 2:23 pm   #5
 
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Fares for this new route are as low as 254$ round trip all in!

Y4: Nonstop pdx-gdl $254 rt all in
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Old Sep 4, 14, 11:51 pm   #6
 
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We have tickets books for travel 10/11 through 10/26. I'll post a review on return.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 12:29 am   #7
 
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Increasing to 3x/week from December per this article:

Volaris inaugurates nonstop Portland-Guadalajara, Mexico service

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/...o-take-on.html

"The Volaris service to-and-from Portland will run twice a week on Mondays and Saturdays until December 3, when it will add service on Wednesdays. The carrier said flights are available starting at $180."

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Old Nov 1, 14, 2:49 pm   #8
 
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We have tickets books for travel 10/11 through 10/26. I'll post a review on return.
The Great:
Best fare to Mexico from Portland
Direct Flight
They state there is a $5 USD fee for printing a boarding pass at the check-in counter. But the kiosks in Guadalajara can't be used for international flights, the fee was not charged.

The Wish it were Different:
They only fly twice a week, soon to increase to three.
Seat pitch is small. Our two flights were on different planes with different pitch. On the return flight when the guy in front of me leaned back I had to put my foot into the aisle to fit. If you have long legs or like room buy the upgrade.
No affiliation for FF miles.

The Be Forewarned:
Brush up on your airport Spanish. All gate announcements were in Spanish. The passengers are supposed to form three lines according to boarding pass group. It was just a mass. This was OK though.

Ala carte pricing, not even free water on the plane. However you won't see the kind of outrageous fees found on Spirit or Ryanair.

In flight purchases are done with cash. We used pesos on the return flight and it worked out well. Don't know if they accept USD, but I doubt.

VClub - it can pay for itself on the first RT ticket. To be considered.

Entertainment Value:
Remember the last time you were carefully, not perfunctorily, asked by the gate agent "Did you pack your bags yourself? Did anyone ask you to carry anything? Have they been out of your sight? ..." Relive the experience!

No first or business class envy. It's all coach.

Overall:
Oh heck yes. We'll use them to fly to Mexico again.
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