TwoLz2Rn From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 454 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10480 times:
I like to plan ahead. I knew that I would have a long weekend off from school in October so in August I was looking for some cheap international airfare. I have always wanted to go to Mexico City but it was usually too expensive but this time, it was priced just right! So I bought the ticket with sectors going DTW-MIA-MEX and MEX-ORD-DTW. Kind of strange but I was able to fly 738’s and 752’s and this would be my first time EVER flying with AA.
The day arrived and I was really excited since it was my first time to Mexico. I woke up at 4:30am, showered, got dressed, finalized my bags and let for DTW at around 5am. The drive is easy but boring that early in the morning. I arrived, parked, checked in and went through security with no problems. After that, it was about 7am and boarding was about to start for my flight to Miami.
Some of the pictures are bad because I took most without a flash and it was hazy in DTW
Depart - 7:30am
Arrive - 10:20am
The flight was full in both classes…mainly filled with people going on cruises.
We backed out and then headed to the runway.
Rolling past the new North Terminal
I fell asleep right after take-off and woke up right we were descending into MIA
Pulling into terminal D
MIA airport was interesting. My mom only told me horror stories about her and my dad’s experiences there. I figure once all the construction is done it should be pretty nice. I walked through all the AA concourses and found A and the far end of D to be the nicest. One thing I did not like at all was the food selection and price! There was really nothing and it was all REALLY expensive! Maybe there are better things in the other concourses.
Waiting for my plane to MEX in concourse C. PLEASE tell me C will be torn down!
Depart – 13:50
Actual departure – 14:20
Arrive – 16:05
Actual arrival – 16:40
Our plane arrived late so we started boarding a little late but not too bad. I heard the desk agent say that there were only going to be 74 people on the flight, which I didn’t believe because there were defiantly more than 74 people in the gate area.
Soon after I took this picture, the F/A announced that the door has been closed and we were ready for take-off…then I took this:
There really were only 74 people on the flight! First class was full but there were many seats open in Y! I got an entire row to myself! It was awesome!
We had a quick taxi and take-off
I tried as best I could to get a picture of the international terminal
Somewhere over Mexico…I hate not having a map!
The flight was uneventful. I slept or read the whole time. They had some weird CBS show on the screens but it didn’t look interesting. The service on AA is ok for what they offer. The F/A’s went through twice with drinks and once with the overly priced buy-on-board food.
Landing in MEX
AM 777 in new colors
New T2 at MEX
Parking next to an AM 737
Customs in MEX took forever!!
Once I finally passed customs I went looking for the metro to the city, which is at the complete other end of international arrivals!
Overall was neither impressed nor dissatisfied with AA. The seats weren’t that bad, service is what I expected, the only thing I didn’t like were the monitors down the aisle on the 738’s.
Ayubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9491 times:
Nice TR! How was it down in MEX? I go there about once a year and I still manage to discover something new. It's a great city really. I wouldn't know about the walking to the metro station cuz I always have someone pick me up but the longest I've ever waited for customs in MEX was 15 minutes and it was a regular time of day (not wee hours of the morn).