Review of Copa Airlines flight Mexico City Panamá City in Economy

Airline Copa Airlines
Flight CM121
Class Economy
Seat 30A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 03:55
Take-off 26 Aug 19, 14:00
Arrival at 26 Aug 19, 17:55
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Guillbcn
By SILVER 303
Published on 21st September 2019

Hello and welcome to the second part of this FR which covers my flights back to Colombia from Mexico. After my first flight from Oaxaca City I had a lot of time before my Copa Airlines flight departs. So the first thing I did was change the terminal. Copa operates from terminal 2 but Interjet is operating from Terminal 1. So I took a bus which made a fast 10 minutes trip to the other building.

Once there I went to Copa Check In counters which were already open. There was literally nobody on the queque so I was attended very fast. Ground crew in Mexico airport was very friendly.


Routing


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After the security and immigration controls I went to the airside where I was walking a little bit. I also caught some local planes here. Aeromexico and Delta are the main airlines operating here.



After that I went to the bar to spend my last mexican pesos. I had some breakfast. I took an orange juice along with a chocolaty pastry. I remained for a good time there, just until few minutes before boarding. So after a visit to the toilet I went to the gate. Boarding started some good 55 minutes before departure, at 1:10PM. Police officers were waiting at the gate and were taking some passengers to check their hand baggage. I wasn't selected.

Here we go


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Seated on 24A


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USB power wasn't working here so, when boarding was completed I realized half of the plane was empty, specially the back rows. So I requested a change to the cabin crew, so I was re-seated on the 30A seat.


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Route Map


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mexico city-panama


Captain welcomed us and informed us about the flight. Route, flight time, weather… And Pushback started a few minutes later, on time.

Ready to go


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taxi and take-off



Latam arriving from Lima


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And finally it was our turn. We took off at 14:15.

Bye bye Mexico, see you soon!



We made a right turn and headed to Veracruz. There we made another right turn and headed to Chiapas, where we left Mexico.

By the time I started using IFE. Jack Sparrow on the left and flightplan on the right. I've never had a free row for me on such a "long" flight.


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We are now reaching Veracruz



About an hour after takeoff lunch was served. I was at the rear part of the aircraft, but it didn't take long until my meal arrived. A salad as appetizer, beef with rice and vegetables (single choice) and some chocolate cookies . It tasted quite good but portion could be a little bigger.


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Cabin during flight


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Some nice cloud formations over Guatemala and Honduras



While we were flying over Nicaragua skies got overcasted and seat belt sign was turned on due to some turbulence. Nothing serious, but kinda annoying.


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Skies remained cloudy until we reached Panama. So I spent the rest of the flight watching the IFE. On this flight there were more choices than on the PTY-MEX flight.

We're getting closer


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Cabin crew gave me some water at the rear galley. They were listening to music.

Still cloudy outside


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And soon descent started. The views were so nice as sun was starting to set and the famous Chanel was able to be seen from the left side of the plane.



Soon we were again over the pacific. Cabin crew was prepared and we were aligned with the runway.



We landed right after 17:30 in the afternoon. As I had a very short connection (32 minutes). When seat belt sign was turned off I ran to the plane gate in order not to be the last one to disembark and I started running across Panama Airport.

Thank you very much for reading!!

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Verdict

Copa Airlines

9.1/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering8.5

Mexico City - MEX

8.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Panamá City - PTY

4.5/10
Efficiency3.5
Access5.0
Services3.5
Cleanliness6.0

Conclusion

Very comfortable flight with Copa Airlines. Good service, in flight meal, IFE and friendly cabin crew.

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