The airline with the best average rating is AeroMexico with 7.7/10.
The average flight time is 5 hours and 5 minutes.More information
Hi Everybody! Welcome to my flight-report series on my trip to Mexico last september. I booked these flights with Aeromexico at the last minute from SFO-MID (Merida), via GDL on the way there and MEX on the way back. I had one-hour connections both ways. Originally, my routing looked like this:
SFO - GDL AM 663
GDL-MID AM 2107
MID-MEX AM 516
MEX-SFO AM 664
However, we missed our connection at GDL (long story, explained in previous flight report), we rerouted GDL-MEX-CUN instead of GDL-MID for the remainder of our journey, while retaining the MID-MEX-SFO itinerary on the return leg. Our routing now looked like this:
SFO-GDL AM 663 HERE
GDL-MEX AM 225 HERE
MEX-CUN AM 445 HERE
MID-MEX AM 516 HERE
MEX-SFO AM 664 COMING SOON
Here's our old routing:
And here's our new one:
Overall, AM is far better than its competitors for USA-Mexico flights.
The cabin was new and spacious. It's very nice despite the constant ads.
The FAs were efficient and kind, but nothing was "above and beyond".
The IFE is great. High resolution and great response from the monitors was great. Also, the screen size was good. The selection of movies, tv, etc, was great for a short flight but I do imagine that I'd get bored on a long haul. Moving map did the job well too.
AM does like to say that they have "complimentary meals" on its USA flights. They really don't, it's a snack. Quality isn't great either, but don't go around thinking that you'd get this on a US carrier.
MEX was efficient and had great design. However, there was some trash in the boarding area.
SFO is okay as always. The immigration line is always a pain though.
Overall, AM is the best choice for USA-Mexico flights if the price isn't too much higher than Mexican LCCs or US legacies.
See you next time for a FR series on my trip to Thailand this December.
SFO-TPE ~~ CI (Y+)
TPE-BKK ~~ CI (My first time in J!)
BKK-CMX ~~ PG
CEI-BKK ~~ PG
BKK-USM ~~ PG
USM-BKK ~~ PG
BKK-TPE ~~ CI (J)
TPE-SFO ~~ CI (Y+)
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