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gpkgto

Apr 10, 2010, 4:12 AM

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I don't fly much anymore, but Mexicana airlines is having a brief sale on flights from Mexico to the US (usually the other way around). See the fares here: http://www.mexicana.com/...r_red_cdd_usa_2.html. Note:
Planea tus vacaciones De: 06/04/2010
con mexicana.com A: 11/04/2010
Compra tus boletos de avión en mexicana.com este sábado 10 y domingo 11 de abril de 2010 a los mejores destinos internacionales para tus vacaciones.



tashby


Apr 10, 2010, 9:04 AM

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$218 US roundtrip from Guadalajara to San Francisco including taxes/fees? Is that even possible?

I'm gonna have to think about that. Thanks.


skier14

Apr 10, 2010, 9:22 AM

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I wonder if tax and other and other fees are included. Usually when I have bought tickets on Mexicana website taxes and some fees are extra, almost doubling the price.


esperanza

Apr 10, 2010, 10:56 AM

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The list of prices says that taxes and fees are included. I can't find a way to get into the promotional page, though. The link in the OP doesn't go anywhere but to the list of prices...help, please?

EDITED TO ADD: OK, I did finally manage to find the promotion. You have to read the fine print. There are MANY excluded dates for travel from Mexico to the USA, Canada, and Latin America. Here's the list of exclusions--in Spanish, but you will understand the dates even if you do not read Spanish.

Términos y Condiciones
  • Tarifa publicada en viaje redondo en dólares americanos (USD).
  • Incluye cargos de combustible e impuestos gubernamentales.
  • Tarifa sujeta a disponibilidad en clase de reservación “O” y “Q”.
  • Vigencia de compra al 11 de abril de 2010.
  • Vigencia de viaje: Al 10 de diciembre de 2010.
  • No aplica para viajar:
    - Desde Playas Nacionales a Norteamérica:
    ·Del 28 de Mayo al 22 de agosto de 2010.
    ·Del 03 al 12 de septiembre de 2010.
    ·Del 19 al 28 de noviembre de 2010.
    - Desde Ciudades Nacionales a Norteamérica:
    ·Del 27 al 28 de Mayo de 2010.
    ·El 31 de mayo de 2010.
    ·Del 08 de julio al 22 de agosto de 2010.
    - Desde La República Mexicana a Canadá:
    ·Del 27 al 28 de Mayo de 2010.
    ·El 31 de mayo de 2010.
    ·Del 08 de julio al 22 de agosto de 2010.
    - Desde La República Mexicana a Latinoamérica:
    ·Del 02 de julio al 29 de agosto de 2010.
  • Aplica en vuelos operados por Grupo Mexicana®.
  • Tarifas no reembolsables ni endosables.
  • Aplican cargos por cambios de $150 USD más impuestos, únicamente para destinos a Sao Paulo y Buenos Aires aplica cargo por cambio de $250 USD más impuestos.
  • No aplica descuento a niños/senectos.
  • No aplica en códigos compartidos.
  • No aplica con otras promociones, ni ningún otro tipo de descuento.
  • No aplica para grupos.


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tashby


Apr 10, 2010, 11:53 AM

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If you go to the main Mexicana page, in the upper-right corner there's a photo touting the promotion. Just click on that. This only appears, evidently, in the Spanish version of the site, if you click on the English option, a different (Mexico Beach Destinations) promotion appears. Or at least that's what happened while I was on the site.

That said, I plugged in some dates for San Francisco in August and got frustrated with the interface. I did manage to arrive at a $2710 MXP roundtrip fare, but the routing (through MC) was awful, and it was 15 hours going one way, and maybe 8 coming back.

No thanks.

But depending on dates/destinations/willingness to endure shopping their site this weekend, might be able to find a great deal.

Suerte!


skier14

Apr 10, 2010, 12:10 PM

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What website?


esperanza

Apr 10, 2010, 12:12 PM

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http://www.mexicana.com

But remember, the promotion ONLY shows up in the Spanish version of the Mexicana website.

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tashby


Apr 10, 2010, 12:13 PM

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http://www.mexicana.com/.../HomePageComposition

P.S. If this thread is visited again by one the all-powerful but always helpful moderators, it probably belongs in a different forum.


gpkgto

Apr 10, 2010, 12:18 PM

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I thought I put this under travel--another senior moment I guess!


skier14

Apr 10, 2010, 12:38 PM

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When I checked it out, my price as over 15,000 pesos round trip for 2 people including tax etc. Trip planned for first 2 weeks in June. I can fly to Tijuana via discount airlines, bus to San Diego and take the train north to about 12 miles from my destination for about $800 US roundtrp, without renting a car at the airport. At least I did last year.


esperanza

Apr 10, 2010, 3:23 PM

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Have you looked at the fares on http://www.volaris.com.mx? Their prices to Tijuana are usually excellent. Right now you can fly from GDL to TIJ for $268USD round trip, including all taxes. I've flown Volaris a lot and like the service, the planes, and the way they operate: on time.

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Casa

Apr 10, 2010, 4:26 PM

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Volaris has been running a great promotion for travel April 30 to May13. $99 including all tax each way GDL to SJC (San Jose Calif.)

Not sure how many seats are left but you will not be able to beat that price if you can get it !


Papirex


Apr 10, 2010, 5:36 PM

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If you understand a little Spanish, you will read that the $99 Dollar fare is plus baggage (charges) and taxes.


Too bad, but that is what it says.


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Casa

Apr 10, 2010, 6:14 PM

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Actually I do speak / read / write Spanish fluently and what the Volaris promotion says is..... (screen shot attached)

Tarifa Sujeta a disponibilidad
Incluye TUA, Impuestos, derechos de carga en viaje sencillo
Tarifa disponible en la modalidad “quiero Ahorrar”

Fare subject to availability
Includes Airport user fees, taxes and carriage for one way
Fare available under “I want to save”

The “I want to save” categories give you one bag at 55 LBS. More bags cost you more.

I did buy a ticket and it cost me the following:

GDL to SJC was $33 USD plus tax
SJC GDL was $76 USD plus tax
Total was $203.02 USD all taxes, fees, and 1 bag included round trip.

Not $99 USD each way but close enough for me. (I think maybe a currency conversion thing)


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chinagringo


Apr 10, 2010, 6:53 PM

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Either way, it appears to me that you received one heck of a fare! I personally have not seen fares like that since the early 2000's. We used to fly RT from Portland, OR to GDL for similar amounts on the old America West but those were back in the days when they had no luggage restrictions and we used to haul incedible amounts south for our house.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



Casa

Apr 10, 2010, 7:15 PM

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I think it’s a pretty good deal too!

“Volaris goes all out in their effort to make your on-board experience is so satisfying that you will always want to return for more. That is why we offer you the best alternatives from our preferred sponsors, on snacks and beverages, at no extra charge:

1. Snacks: cookies, wholegrain bars and chips.

2. Soft beverages: juices, sodas, coffee and water.

3. Alcoholic drinks: vodka, tequila and the best mexican beers.


  • Enjoy Volaris TV, our exclusive on-board entertainment system for you to have fun while flying. Relax while watching comic sketches, sporting news and culture reports.

  • You also have the option of enjoying several music channels. Just choose your favorite rhythm and enjoy it through out the duration of you flight.”


One free checked bag and of course a free carryon as well


tashby


Apr 10, 2010, 9:35 PM

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It's not a pretty good deal, it's a great deal.

Just last week we had visitors (Lake Chapala) coming from Los Angeles. A month or two ago they were researching and getting lousy, spring-breaky fares flying LAX-GDL. They were four people so I asked if they'd check Volaris, which they'd never heard of and didn't show up on their standard airfare searches.

They went to the Volaris site, they flew it, saved a bunch of money and had a fine experience.

I'm very happy that Volaris is expanding.


La Isla


Apr 10, 2010, 9:54 PM

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Kind of useless for anyone living in Mexico City, with the only destination being Tijuana.


esperanza

Apr 10, 2010, 10:02 PM

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Just for everyone's information, the owner of Volaris is...drum roll...Carlos Slim.

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