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Old 09-15-2015   #16 (permalink)
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But you flew on Delta metal, Aeromexico only ticketed your reservation, correct? (they are code share partners)
I flew on a Delta plane with Delta staff, but they had to honor Aeromexico's policies. The free checked bag, for example. It was the best of both worlds. :-)
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Hello Shammy, great advise. We have traveled the Frontier non-stop charter in the past & not had any problems. Hopefully, it will be the same with Aero Mexico.
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Aeromexico's reliability is heads and tails better than Frontier's!
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I flew on a Delta plane with Delta staff, but they had to honor Aeromexico's policies. The free checked bag, for example. It was the best of both worlds. :-)
Ok, so then my point is that flying Delta and flying Aeromexico are different, regardless of Delta having to honor AM's policies. Delta = legacy carrier, and they can protect you on another carrier if they choose to, plus they can sometimes put you on another flight or even bring in a new plane. Not the case with an AM charter.
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Air fare out of Sfo are still crazy expensive. Especially American airlines sure hope prices come down.
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Air fare out of Sfo are still crazy expensive. Especially American airlines sure hope prices come down.
I have looked at it, and can save quite a bit of money by flying from Merida to Tijauana on Interjet, taking a cab to the border and then flying from San Diego to Portland on Alaska.

It is a bit more adventuresome, but doable
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Aeromexico's reliability is heads and tails better than Frontier's!
Great to know! Thanks again!
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I have looked at it, and can save quite a bit of money by flying from Merida to Tijauana on Interjet, taking a cab to the border and then flying from San Diego to Portland on Alaska.

Have you flown Internjet? For those who haven't it's AWESOME! Their standard seat has something like 2 inches more legroom than the average US plane. You get free booze. When my bag missed a connection, the Interjet employee I spoke to at the Cancun airport showed up at my place in Playa at midnight personally with my bag!


Crossing that border into the US can be a lengthy hassle. Can't wait for the TJ airport expansion to finish. Apparently they're going to have a walkway right into the US from the airport! Then shuttle service to the San Diego airport.
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Aero Mexico is our first choice down and Virgin home direct to the west coast, which is not the easiest to find.
LOVE going through Mexico City first, no dealing with the mobs in Cancun. I think the longest it has taken us to get our bag and out the door is 15-20 minutes once landing in paradise.

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Aero Mexico is our first choice down and Virgin home direct to the west coast, which is not the easiest to find.
LOVE going through Mexico City first, no dealing with the mobs in Cancun. I think the longest it has taken us to get our bag and out the door is 15-20 minutes once landing in paradise.
Hi, not sure what you mean about 'going through Mexico City first'. I'm thinking that we have a direct flight from KC, MO to Cancun. Is there something that I'm missing?
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We flew to Mexico City and on to Cancun two or three years ago. We saved on the airplane ticket. I hadn't flown Aero Mexico in several years but it was a good flight and I had forgotten that they come through with their drink cart with 5 or 6 bottles and will mix you a drink and before you finish the first they are back mixing another one all complementary. We also enjoyed the food in the Mexico City airport. The trip to Cancun took a little longer but we have more time than money so we enjoyed going through Mexico City.
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Crossing that border into the US can be a lengthy hassle. Can't wait for the TJ airport expansion to finish. Apparently they're going to have a walkway right into the US from the airport! Then shuttle service to the San Diego airport.

I know that this is an old post. But I wanted to say that the Tijuana airport now has an inhouse border crossing gate with a bridge that leads straight to the U.S. side. No hassels!

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We flew to Mexico City and on to Cancun two or three years ago. We saved on the airplane ticket. I hadn't flown Aero Mexico in several years but it was a good flight and I had forgotten that they come through with their drink cart with 5 or 6 bottles and will mix you a drink and before you finish the first they are back mixing another one all complementary. We also enjoyed the food in the Mexico City airport. The trip to Cancun took a little longer but we have more time than money so we enjoyed going through Mexico City.
Yes! We were amazed when they did that.
The other thing that did that made so much sense was everyone boarded and deboarded(?) the plane from the front and rear exits. It saved SO much time.
That said, the airport in Mexico city is probably bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Getting from one gate to another can be a real haul.
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Am I crazy for thinking of flying from Dallas to Mexico City to Cancun on Aero Mexico to save about $400?

Anyone on here flown Aero Mexico or flown through Mexico City??
Mexican Airlines are great, easily equivalent to US and Canadian or any other country.

The regional flights / national tend to be on smaller plans, but this is the same as in Canada, in fact they may be even better for regional than Canada. International is just the same as International with any other service.

The only issue I had flying was when I accidentally had dead corral not knowing that even dead, weather worn corral was now allowed as carry-on, it had to be in checked baggage due to it being deemed "sharp" even when it wasn't at all sharp due to being extremely weather beach corral as opposed to fresh corral.

I would easily recommend them, just check your allowances.

Normally airlines staff bilingual people but expect Mexican announcements as primary once you are in Mexico. They will still probably have English but it will be after the Spanish.

If you have basic comprehension of Spanish you should be fine. Aeromexico and Mexicana were both equivalent to any other airline I've taken.

First class transport services in Mexico often meet or exceed US and Canadian equivalents for some weird reason. It may be due to how the cost translates. Where a 300 dollar flight here is like a 3000$ flight in Mexico.

You just get more in Mexico for less on transport, it is just how it goes.


Flight attendants can get 1/4th the wages their US counterparts get...

http://www.worldsalaries.org/flightattendant.shtml


BUT THAT IS A GOOD WAGE COMPARED TO TEACHERS, MILITARY AND POLICE...


http://www.worldsalaries.org/mexico.shtml


Flight attendants make twice what firefighters make... it is hot without the equipment I am sure...


The only thing you have to be careful on is change of terminals in Mexico City. They have direct transport link but I recall needing to take a cab once between terminals.

There are tons of direct flights to Cancun or Cozumel, but a Mexico City connection just means you get cleared in Mexico City instead of Cancun. Cancun is way way smaller so is Cozumel really really really small compared to Mexico City airport. Cancun is getting sort of big now but normally doesn't have tons and tons of customs agents, Mexico city is pretty much always full with customs it is a much busier airport than Cancun, and is probably safer due to having more police etc.. They had a nice exhibit there last time I was there though. Way more stuff there, way more places to get food etc.. Cancun is quite small compared to Mexico City, if you havn't seen it once it is worth checking out. You can spend the money you saved on goodies on the way like a smoothy or something once you get to Cancun.

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