In terms of price, sometimes CO
is awesome but MX
also have good fares many times (I think one can get a good fare from all the airlines depending on time of year, anticipation, luck, special offers, etc.). I immediately thought of CO
because I flew my Mom and my aunt MEx-ORD
last summer for U.S.$284.00 return each.
As for safety, I really don't think there is an issue. All the legacy U.S. carriers and at least the five largest Mexican carriers (AM, MX
, ZE and JR
) have very good safety records and well-maintained planes.
My preference is AM
because I am a DL
f.f., but I can see me going with MX
instead of AM
if I get to fly an A319 instead of a DC-9 for example (all other things being equal).
Timetables is a case-by-case issue. I really like AM
flight 404 MEx-JFK
(I like MX
-MEx even more, but they are only available Fri., Sat. and Sun./Mon., which sucks). If going to DFW
, though, AM
's schedule is very inconvenient, whereas AA
offers a great variety of times. To ORD
, I like MX
's schedules better than its competitors'.
If I have to choose only one, I would say that, for me, AM
works best because of its combination of miles, timetables and onboard service, with MX
a very, very close second (I am also a Frecuenta and AAdvantage f.f., albeit with much less mileage).
Next flights: MEX-LAX AM 738, LAX-PVG DL 77L, SHA-PEK CA 789, PEK-PVG CA A332, PVG-ORD MU 77W, ORD-MEX AM 738