Mexico’s New Government Airline Is Stealing Another Carrier’s Two-Letter Code, And It’s Confusing [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Wait, what? The new Mexican government reincarnation of Mexicana has no IATA code. Its callsign is Mexicana, and its ICAO code is MXA. However it has no two-letter code assigned (like American is AA, Delta DL, etc).

    Defunct Mexicana was MX. That code was re-assigned to Breeze Airways. So what two letter code is new Mexicana using with its schedules…? MX. There are now two airlines using the same code. (HT: Enilria)

  • Story time.

  • Plus-size travel influencer says Uber needs to have seatbelt extenders or, you know, she could just bring her own.

  • Hyatt Studios is now a World of Hyatt participating brand, and reservations can be made for the first one Hyatt Studios Mobile / Tillman’s Corner in Mobile, Alabama beginning with July 1st, 2025 stays.

    This brand only offers 50% earning of 2.5 Base Points per dollar spent. Presumably this is because owners of this ‘upper midscale’ (low end for Hyatt) pay less to participate.

  • Through end of year Air Canada domestic and transborder flights offer free beer, wine and snacks in coach Impressive.

  • United CEO Scott Kirby said ultra-low cost carriers needed to re-orient their business models or go out of business, and now that they’re doing it Kirby says this is impossible. Frontier? “United must be feeling some pressure, We wish them well.”

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  1. What does Kirby care about competition? He’s running the best airline in the history of the world (according to him).

  2. MX is Mexico in so many things like two letter county codes, mail addresses and internet addresses. For it to be assigned to Breeze Airways which has neither an m or an x in it is suspect. Also the assignment came not many years after Mexicana ceased to exist. I wonder how that came about. Maybe a story on that would be in order. Breeze Airways would have a better claim if they had stayed as Moxy Airways. It whatever case, I would say Mexicana and Mexico have a better claim to the two letter designation. I wonder if Breeze Airways is squatting on MX to get a payout for giving it up in the future.

  3. Don’t forget that Air Canada also (thankfully) includes lounge access with business class tickets network-wide, unlike US carriers (as it should). Impressive

  4. Wondering if AC is reacting to PD, now that they compete head-to-head at YYZ?

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