Allegro?

erjdriver

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Who goes by the name Allegro? I hear it all the time In YYZ. The crew sounds from Latin America.
That's a cool name. It means happy in Italian.
 

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I was in YYZ last night. I found out that Avitat/Skyservice operates those A 320's with the red logo on the tail. No word on if they hire Americans, though.

Have you been over to Zoro's for the steak?
 

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Zoro? Where's that? I only know the Landing Strip and that lill' restaurant near Best Western (forgot the name).
 

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The kid driving the van took us out of Avitat, and we passed some offices for Bombardier and Pratt and Whitney. If you call the desk at Avitat, they can tell you.

Good stuff.
 

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Next time you're there try "The Landing Strip". $1 entrance fee....and bring your FA.
 

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FA stands for Flight Attendant so bring her along especially if it is Amateur Night.;)
 

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Originally "allegro" translated from Italian as meaning happy, cheerful, or joyful but it is more commonly used in music to indicate a fast tempo. I have no official scoop as to their oringinal intent but I would think that as an airline, they intended to imply "fast" or "quick".
 

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I thought they were out of Mexico. I could swear I've seen some of their 727s with an XA tail number.
 

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Isn't that an allergy medicine?

:D

Minh
 

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Allegro is a Mexican charter airline that flies B-727's. They essentialy fly cabotage(sp?) here in the states. Most flights being between US and Mexico. They take away alot of business for american operators because they can charge very little. Very low mx costs and very low pilot pay allows them to out bid most US carriers. Mexico says they will allow US carriers to fly interMexico routes in exchange. Obviously there are no viable routes inside of Mexico.
 

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miaboeingcapt has it right. They are a Mexican charter airline started in 1992. I would add that they also have 3 md-80s.

They took a contract away from a company I flew for in the mid-90s.
 

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Allegro offers charter flights to many college student who go off to Cancun and Acupulco (think I spelled it right) for Spring Break each year. They do indeed offer low airfare!
 

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Allegro Victim

When I was young and dumb, I went on Spring Break to the Bahamas with a bunch of my buddies from college. We had a blast. Some of the fun was on our charter airline: Allegro.

The deal was that they tell you 48 hrs before you depart (there was a 72 hr departure window) when to be at JFK for the flight now to Nassau.

I assume they still run these charters. It was a 727-200 that we took down there.
 

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Yeah, I saw about 5 of their 727's down in Cancun 2 weeks ago. They had flights into Dallas and beyond.
 

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They run charters (mostly for FunJet Vacations) to all the hot-spots in Mexico. There is a class-action law suit against them dealing with the cabotage issue mentioned earlier. Ya, like any of us want to fly point-to-point in Mexico. No thanks. We compete against them poorly as they run a dirt-cheap airline and offer dirt-cheap charter rates to the wholesalers. Poor passengers show up expecting ATA and get stuck on a butt-hole operator from Mexico, I think I'd take my family and leave!!!!!!!
 
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