Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fly Pan American Airways

PAN AM KILLS FLY FRONTERA - FUNNY WHAT COMPETITION DOES TO THE PROCESS

If you carefully read the letter from Pan Am they were basically threatening litigation if they were not given the same opportunity as Fly Frontera. Thursday's meeting has been cancelled.

Quintanilla wants people to believe Camarillo and Longoria killed the deal. No - Quintanilla killed the deal with his threatening con-artist ways coupled with a bad business model.

Pan Am is not looking at just flying the Brownsville market to and from Monterrey - it is looking at flying the medical tourism and shopping tourism from Monterrey to San Antonio via Brownsville which ends up benefiting Brownsville and San Antonio.

There is no doubt in my mind Sossi told the commissioners that Pan Am was going to take action if they moved forward without giving Pan Am the same consideration it gave Fly Frontera. Pan Am's commitment to Brownsville saved Brownsville this bust and will now provide Brownsville non-stop service to San Antonio while opening the Mexican market for both Brownsville and San Antonio.

Our next step is to insure the Calabazistas, Ahumada, Camarillo, Longoria and Atkinson fall. We need fresh faces on the Brownsville City Commission to insure Pan Am gets a fair shot at making this service happen.

The fact Camarillo and Longoria pulled their support at the 11th hour means nothing. They showed poor judgment in working with a convicted felon. Commonsense should have told them it would end badly. This is not leadership - this is not who we need on the Brownsville city commission.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want to know if Longoria ever took a long distance trip with or to see Quintanilla. I want to know if Longoria's campaign received money from Quintanilla. I also want to know how Quintanilla is going to deal with Brutus.

BobbyWC said...

Who is Brutus? the good news I think Quintanilla is toxic at this time - that political posted I think did a lot to send that message and all elected officials now know this

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby, I hope you're right about the latest on Pan Am Kills Fly Frontera. It would be great news for Brownsville and the surrounding communities. I've got my fingers crossed.

On a separate note and after reading the latest comments in the Herald, it sounds like Maria Alcala and Charlie Atkinson are one and the same. Notice his last comment and all hers were sent at about the same time? Those comments had nothing to do with Pan American. Sounds to me like you're a real thorn in his side. Guess Charlie never knew that sometimes the truth hurts.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that the BISD trustees are not still working with him.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the board members that were removed from BHA?

BobbyWC said...

BHA issue - yes - it is funny Montoya complains - he called it a little nothing when Lehmann, Rendon, adn Juares gave Escobedo's brother a million dollar contract 15 days before voting to reinstate rendon.

Guys you know I am not going to post rumors and bribes about the candidates - if you have proof send it and I will post it.

As to the bypassing of Brownsville - did I miss something - are these people prohibited from getting off the plane and seeing a doctor in Brownsville? the medical community needs to organize and advertise in Monterrey that they can get good care in Brownsville - the South padre people will get off in Brownsville - the business leaders will get off in Brownsville- some shopping tourist will get off in Brownville - but Brownsville will also have non-stops to SA for the people and business community of Brownsville - how is this bad

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Who is Brutus?

I think that anon was referring to Longoria stabbing Q in the back, not literally of course. Benedict Arnold would have been a more appropriate analogy.

Michael Cowen said...

While I'm glad that the Fly Frontera boondoggle appears to be dead, I don't see how Pan Am is any different. It is still just a dream; a dream that should not be funded with tax dollars.

If there was really money in flying such a route, then the airlines would offer it, or someone would invest their own capital to provide the service. I just don't see how daily 737 service would work, financially.

Anonymous said...

What is Imagine Brownsville doing besides having proclmamtions we need to see action and not proclamations.

BobbyWC said...

i am working today's post with the same question

Bobby WC