The airline with the best average rating is AeroMexico with 7.7/10.
The average flight time is 1 hours and 57 minutes.More information
Flying blue Miles earned with this flight: 236
Status earned: 2 XP
We had the option of booking with BA (I was still a strong aficionado at the time) and changing carrier to reach Merida, or with Aeromexico and/or Air France.
I have redeamed my avios some months prior to this trip for another flight and so I was looking at potentially repeating the operation with my Flyingblue account:
The way out will be fully paid out, and the return - I have had enough miles to get us all the way from Merida to Lyon - not going back to London but to a wedding there. I decided to then have two seperate bookings for each way, making it an unbeatable fare for a return trip to Yucatan.
I downloaded the Aeromexico app on my phone and I must say it was very well designed and well user-friendly. It is really easy to navigate through the app and parameter your flight. I notice it because it still wasn't the case on most airlines to do complex operations you had to go on their website.
we choose our seats, again on the app, at checkin in London.
We arrived at 4am from London from the previous leg on the shorter version of the dreamliner.
We had to go to through passport control and transfer service, where they really insisted to have this label on our cabin luggage - why not…
The terminal ws dark, even with the first ray of lights at boarding at 6am; luckily we just had time for a quick breakfast as most of the shops just opened. By breakfast, don't think it was a dedicated breakfast menu but the proper lunch served earlier… So full savoury bacon and other strong smelly dishes for 5.30 am!
We boarded quickly, without any call for specific priorities, I guess it was a bit too early for everybody..
The aircraft had this cool feature of mood lighting available on newer or retrofitted B737 units..
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Engines: 2x CFM56
Layout: C16 Y142
Observation: Although this aircraft was previously owned by Air Berlin, Aeromexico retrofitted the cabin and equipped the aircraft with split-scimitar winglets, like most of its fleet. It could lead to be confusing as this is usually a well known feature of the B737max.
As you can see the seats were all equipped with IFE, USB plugs, WiFi and on top of that they were comfy enough, at least for me to extend my sleeping time. As such this is an achievement i usually don't manage to sleep when seated.
The crew seemed very friendly just like on the first leg, paying attention to us and above all being patient when I tried my spanish.
The service was a bit average, but I guess it was a short flight..
Above the Caribean sea..
Aeromexico Magazine, called Aire was thick and complete but litteraly every other page was advitersiment… That really put me off.
Aeromexico is one of the few Latin american carriers to offer routes to Asia and that deserved to be highlighted!
During the approach..
and after landing..
The terminal is built in a U shape, and we arrived at a gate of the left leg of the building..
The "danette" shoot for the french readers :)
And a bit of spotting whilst we headed towards luggage reclaim… look at this special old livery on this B737-700!
And finally our AirBnB… where there was no problem to rest and recover from the jetlag!! Look at that swimming pool lol
The plane is fairly young, the cabin confortable and the seats were comfy enough for this price, adding to this the IFE and Wifi, it makes a very good flight in economy compares to most european standards.
Soft product wasn't amazing, the crew being professional and friendly was perhaps more the added value.
Terminal 2 has very little light, a massive concrete building with just a very few narrow windows... It really feels like being in some sort of unfisnished Ikea store.
MID: a small airport but one of the better organised i have seen, very quick to collect luggages and get out.