Review of Interjet flight Mexico City Bogota in Economy

Airline Interjet
Flight 4O2932
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 04:35
Take-off 01 May 17, 18:40
Arrival at 01 May 17, 23:15
4O 11 reviews
Chibcha
By 245
Published on 6th November 2021

introduction


Hola amigos!

This FR is sort of an archaeological one, as it reports on a now gone airline, Interjet.

Back in 2017, traffic between Colombia and Mexico was huge, and you could find very cheap flights between their capital cities, as they were served by AM, AV, CM and 4O. Nowadays it is AM, AV and the Mexican LCCs Volaris and Viva Aerobús. And so, I found this very cheap round trip in interjet, and since Mexico City is one of my favourite cities in the world, I planned a week escape there with my (then) girlfriend. 

I wont report on the BOG-MEX flight as it was the night flight, without much to report as service was pretty much the same as this flight.


At benito juarez international airport


We dropped our rental car at the airport location and a minivan took us to Terminal 1, where Interjet used to operate. MEX doesn't stand out as one of the prettier or fun airports in Latin America, it does not live up to CDMX.



We took no time on the check-in queue. The lady at the desk had a bit of an issue with my girlfriend's visa status in Colombia, but eventually she sorted it out. She did not ask us where we wanted us to seat, and just gave us lame supermarket boarding passes


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Without much to do landside, we moved airside through the duty free store, which then led us to the long and boring corridor that is Terminal 1's airside.



I don't get why the powers that be in Mexico don't allow airports to have decent lighting and views to the tarmac, specially when MEX has one of the most interesting air traffic in Latin America. I managed to spot a sweet memento from when JAL operated to the Aztec city.



After boring ourselves for a couple of hours, and being ripped off our last Pesos at an overpriced restaurant, we finally managed to board the little A320 that would take us home. Besides us the huge A380 would take its lucky passengers to Paris.


ONBOARD INTERJET's a320


I reckon Interjet tried to model itself to Jetblue. To that end it had a very similar interior (albeit lacking the IFE), seats were confortable enough and had awesome legroom.



The plane was pretty conspicuous on its origins. It also had IFE controls that were pretty much useless, along with some obnoxious IFE boxes. What is their use if there are no PTVs?

We used the girlfriend's iPad for IFE instead! 



ENROUTE to bogotá


Once boarding was complete we pushed back and taxied to RWYs 23 for a SW departure. 



This allowed for nice views of Terminal 1 and of CDMX while taking off



Once we left CDMX the sun came slowly down, rendering outside views moot. We spent the 4 hour flight watching Netflix episodes. The general TVs were showing some random comedy show.


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About 1 hour into the flight we were given our meals. It was a sandwich (decent enough), and we were free to choose from alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. I chose a Jack Daniels and a Pepsi cola.


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We then dozed for the rest of the flight into Bogotá…approach begun almost over Medellín, which was a cool view…not so cool picture


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And that was my last flight with Interjet. 

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Verdict

Interjet

7.2/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering8.0

Mexico City - MEX

7.0/10
Efficiency9.5
Access7.0
Services3.0
Cleanliness8.5

Bogota - BOG

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access6.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

Leaving IFE aside, I reckon Interjet offered the best bang for your buck between BOG and MEX, considering it used to be cheaper than the competitors. Alas, so much has changed in these 4 years...I would have flown them more if I had the chance.

MEX was (and still is) a dump. The worst airport so far of any of the major airports in Latin America I've been to.

BOG did the job just fine for arrivals. I dont recall anything memorable, either positive or negative.

Thanks for reading, ¡saludos!

Information on the route Mexico City (MEX) Bogota (BOG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Mexico City (MEX) → Bogota (BOG).


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The airline with the best average rating is AeroMexico with 7.7/10.

The average flight time is 4 hours and 27 minutes.

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