April 30, 2013 |
It will be easier to get from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico, after June 20, when AeroMexico launches a new route . The twice-weekly flights will allow passengers to leave LAX at 2:20 p.m. Thursdays and return about noon on Sundays. Or fly south to La Paz on Sundays and return on Thursdays. When I tried to book the round-trip flight for June 27-30, the cost was $267.44 per person, including taxes and fees. The new flights are considered a boon for La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur, and come on the heels of more good news for the city, an improvement in highway access to Cabo San Lucas and its airport.
March 24, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO MÉRIDA, MEXICO From LAX, United and Aeromexico have direct service to Mérida, and United, Aeromexico and Delta have connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begain at $468, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 52 (the country code for Mexico) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Hotel Casa San Angel, No. 1 Remate de Paseo Montejo at Calle 49; 999-928-1800, http://www.hotelcasasanangel.com . A boutique hotel with Frida Kahlo-like murals in the courtyard, a well-curated crafts shop and a good restaurant.
June 4, 2012 |
In a first for a Mexican airline, Delta Air Lines has bought about 4% of Aeromexico for $65 million, the two airlines announced Monday. Under the deal, Delta owns 30.2 million Aeromexico shares at 31 pesos each . The deal also gives Delta a seat on the airline's board of directors. Aeromexico is the largest airline in Mexico, based on passenger totals; Delta is the second-largest in the United States. The two airlines described the investment as part of a larger effort over the last few years to strengthen a partnership between the carriers, according to a joint news release issued Monday.
December 25, 2011 |
Question: When are airline tickets that are paid for with frequent flier miles not free? Answer: Almost never, but some tickets, booked on certain carriers, are almost as expensive as a trip to the North Pole. This question, a composite of three recent letters, including one in today's Letters column, highlights a growing concern among travelers who pay for tickets with awards points: They do the work to accumulate enough for a ticket, and when they book it, they discover some amazingly high fees, sometimes under the label of a fuel surcharge.
September 11, 2011 |
Question: In an Aug. 7 column, you quoted a lawyer as saying you don't have an airline seat until you're sitting in it, so here's my question: I recently traveled round trip to Philadelphia on Southwest. On the return flight, just as the plane was ready to depart, a woman boarded with two children. First, the person near the window was asked to move to a middle seat, and later I was asked to move to a middle seat. I declined because I'm not comfortable in anything but an aisle seat.
August 28, 2011 |
Question: My wife and I and another couple plan to meet this winter in Santiago, Chile. Our friends used credit card points to book their airfare with American Airlines, departing from Portland, Ore. They were charged $55 per ticket for taxes and fees. We used Marriott points for two tickets from Los Angeles to Santiago, booking through Aeromexico. I was stunned to be charged $672 per ticket for taxes and fees. Last year, we used Marriott points for a flight to Sydney, Australia, on Qantas and were charged about $70 per ticket for taxes and fees.