Mexican Vacation

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November 14th, 2013 at 2:42:26 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: aceofspades
Next WoV-con in Juarez? :-)

Tijuana gets a much worse reputation than it deserves, but Juarez really is one of the most violent cities in the world.

In 2011 these were the most violent cities in the world
1 San Pedro Sula Honduras
2 Juárez México
3 Maceió Brasil
4 Acapulco México
5 Distrito Central Honduras
6 Caracas Venezuela
7 Torreón (metropolitana) México
8 Chihuahua México
9 Durango México
10 Belém Brasil

By Region they rank thus. Most of the times the violent cities are part of violent regions
1 Cortés Honduras
2 Yoro Honduras
3 Distrito Capital Venezuela
4 La Libertad El Salvador
5 Chihuahua México
6 San Salvador El Salvador
7 Escuintla Guatemala
8 Morazán Honduras
9 Santa Ana El Salvador
10 Miranda Venezuela

The most violent regions outside of Latin America are South Africa.

Tijuana does not make the top 50.
November 15th, 2013 at 9:34:36 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
In 2011 these were the most violent cities in the world


Oh, why not?

How many of these cities have strict gun control laws?

Flame away.
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November 15th, 2013 at 12:47:32 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
Flame away.


I don't know much about gun laws, but it seems as if they are very strict in all of Mexico. In the case of Juarez it probably doesn't matter about the laws. I don't know what they are in Honduras. It's a country I know almost nothing about.

Generally, my interest in guns is fleeting. I still have never owned one, and have no recollection of firing one. But like most people, I think I should probably learn.
December 24th, 2013 at 1:32:14 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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When do you leave for Mexico?
December 24th, 2013 at 1:48:58 PM permalink
theodores
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I'm here now. I'd write more but I'm typing on a tablet. It's been nothing but superb since Ive been in Tepoztlan, Mor. The flight from Tijuana was a chore...

Weather is great. Town is beautiful. Government designated "pueblo magico". Made tamales yesterday.
December 26th, 2013 at 3:37:30 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: theodores
The flight from Tijuana was a chore...


I hope you had a decent evening in MC to make up for the flight. On your return you will have to give details,
December 28th, 2013 at 5:37:07 PM permalink
Nareed
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I'll let Ted tell you all about it when he gets home. But we did have a nice, if brief, time together today. We had lunch at the original El Café de Tacuba, in Tacuba street in Downtown Mex City, too. Unfortunately they were out of buñuelos with syrup.
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October 5th, 2015 at 8:05:42 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Pacomartin
Tijuana-Mexico City route is served by Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Interjet, and Volaris. Volaris is the major operator out of that airport.
San Diego Airport has flights to Puerto Vallarta and San José del Cabo on Alaska Air, San José del Cabo on Spirit and Mexico City on Volaris. Aeromexico no longer serves SAN.


Volaris now serves both Guadalajara and Mexico City from San Diego and Las Vegas. Volaris has now expanded to 20 USA cities which tops the 16 USA airports that Aeromexico flies to nonstop. Of course AeroMexico has connections to 44 other USA cities with Delta airlines.

Volaris is growing by leaps and bounds. This September it carried 35% more passengers than last year. It is not a comfortable airline, but if you are looking for a cheap short trip to Mexico, it seems to be the way to go.




Interjet is now flying to 5 USA destinations (Las Vegas, San Antonio, Houston, Miami and JFK). It is a much more comfortable airline with plenty of leg room.



Viva Aerobus flies only Houston-Monterrey.
October 6th, 2015 at 6:26:57 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
Volaris is growing by leaps and bounds.


Volaris is trying to become Spirit

Quote:
It is not a comfortable airline,


It packs as many people inside as Viva does, but it allows seats to recline.

The advantage for ultra low costs in Mexico, is many of the more popular flights are scarcely 60-80 minutes long.
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October 6th, 2015 at 7:41:23 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
Volaris is trying to become Spirit. It packs as many people inside as Viva does, but it allows seats to recline.


Spirit packs in 4 extra big seats than Volaris, but all passengers lose the ability to recline.

Virgin America Spirit Volaris Interjet
Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 15
Airbus A319-100 10 29 18
Airbus A320-200 45 42 35 42
Airbus A321-200 4 2
Total 55 75 55 57

These four airlines are similar, in that they have similar fleets. They also are trying to expand the Low Cost Airline concept to the international North American market. A big component is the US-Mexican flights.

All four airlines have fairly aggressive expansion plans.

The US based airlines obviously have more airports to work with. Spirit has 7 focus airports and 50 additional destinations. Mexico practically has only 5 focus airports (MEX,CUN,GDL,MTY,TIJ) although Puerto Vallarta is one of the fastest growing airports in Mexico,
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