I think you mean "Inconvenience"? (with humorous grin on my face
No pun intended. What I mean is that MEX
, notwithstanding that it is an airport facility that is already giving its 110% of its best to keep up with the needs of the country's capital is not an adequate airport built for "comfortable" or "smooth" international connections.
is a big airport(?), and it is being used by CINTRA's carrier's as a primary connection point, I wouldn't necessarily label it as a BIG HUB, and not to discredit MEX
, but when I thing of BIG, I think of: O'hare, Atlanta, Dallas, Inchon, CDG
, even SCL
(maybe not for its size, but for its connections).
Like I said, MEX
is just not built for the role and for good reason, the original land set aside for the airport was drawn back in the 40s?, and being Mexico, who ever thought that the airport would outgrow its role since the dry lake bed was just a dry lake bed back then, and not what grew around it ever since.
As late as the mid 90s, it was still almost impossible to make a connection at MEX
. AeroMexico and Mexicana didn't have the necessary systems in place to transfer your luggage from one flight to another. If you went via MEX
you had to claim your baggage and go to the terminal ticketing line to check in yourself and your luggage (again) for your connecting flight. If you thought that it was like any other hub and spoke system, you discovered at your final destination that your luggage was lost. Things are better now, but the facility's use is being streched out a tad from its original maximum.
If the Mexican authorities who make the decisions think its okay, well okay, good for them. But if they were to make studies and ask people who make connections at MEX
what they feel, they would quickly discover what people REALLY think.
Maybe I'm sounding harsh? I don't know how to be diplomatic with this subject, but like I said, maybe when the new terminal is built and there is a quality facility for comfortable and easy connections, people will easily decide to use MEX
as an international connection point and while they're at it, they'll get a good eyes view of the spectacular and breathtaking city; the feeling that you get as you look out your window while descending into MEX
Pan Am - The World's Most Experienced Airline.