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  • Do I have to go through customs?
    Aug 23, 2015
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    My sister and I are flying into MEX from the states (separately) on Southwest Airline, and then getting a connecting flight to Cusco on Avianca an 90 minutes later. Do we have to go through customs in Mexico City, even if we're not leaving the airport, and if so is this enough time? We will be flying right after Christmas, before New Year's so I know it'll be a busy travel time but the flights both go in and out of the same terminal (1D).

     

    Yes, you will have to go through Mexican immigration and customs and no, that's not enough time for your connection.

     

  • 1 hour layover enough for domestic flights?
    Aug 23, 2015
    1
    Hi, on December 1 I will be flying Aeromexico from Cancun to Tapachula via a 1 hour layover in Mexico City airport. Is this enough time to go from flight to another? Thanks.

     

    Yes, for two domestic flights that should be enough time.

     

  • terminal 2
    Aug 18, 2015
    1
    hello I have an upcoming flight on aeromexico with a connection to costa rica through terminal 2 WITH A 1.5 hr layover. Since I don't have to leave the terminal am I still going to have enough time?

     

    That should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Can I make the connection?
    Aug 13, 2015
    1
    My flight leaving Cancun thru Aeromexico goes thru MEX. Will I have to go thru immigration and can I make the connection to Atlanta. All flights are with Aeromexico. The flight arrives at 2:38PM and leaves at 3:40PM for Atlanta.

     

    You will show your passport to verify your exit from Mexico, but there is no "Immigration" in MEX. You probably have enough time.

     

  • Why were we forced out of airport at night?
    Aug 9, 2015
    2
    Wondering if anyone can tell me why, when I was flying from Cancun to Mexicali by way of MEX my husband and I were forced to get our bags and then leave the airport (we arrived at 11pm, and our next flight was at 7am). We were flying out of same terminal on same airline - Volaris. We wound up sleeping on the floor on landside just inside the doors. BRRRR. I am asking b/c we are going back to cancun and our flight back to mexicli is again through MEX and we again get in at 11pm and fly out at 9am this time. If it's normal for us to have to leave airport at night, i'll jsut book a hotel, but would rather save that $100! any info appreciated. Can't figure this out since MEX is supposed to be 24 hours. We were told had to wait landside until new staff came on to check us back in. makes no sense!

     

    I believe only the International terminal, primarily the portion that handles Aeromexico flights stays open 24 hours. They close the terminals so that they can clean them easier.

     

    THANKS -- i'll be sure to book a hotel for the night then! We save money by driving into Mexicali to fly to cancun, and even with getting a hotel for the night -- it's still wayy cheaper. (plus we don't have to deal with customs in cancun, which can take hours!) appreciate you responding!

     

  • Make a connection
    Aug 6, 2015
    0
    I'm considering flying in on Aeromexico with my husband via LA and will be catching a connecting flight to Oaxaca on Aeromexico. We will have check bags. We will have 1 hour and 40 min between flights. Will that be enough time to clear immigration, and recheck our bags and make our flight? there is a later flight which gives us about 3 to 4 hours. Just want to make sure we make it. Thanks!!!!

     

  • 2 hour connecting flight
    Jul 31, 2015
    0
    I am arriving in Mexico city on a United (terminal 1) and have two hours to make a connection to Tuxtla (terminal 2 - Aeromexico). I understand this is going to be a dangerously tight connection and was wondering what tips there are for making the connection as efficient as possible. I will already be checking in online and only will have a carryon.

     

  • Cancun to Tapachula
    Jul 27, 2015
    1
    Hello, I am thinking of buying a flight from Cancun to Tapachula with a layover in Mexico City. The flight from Cancun lands in Mexico City at 1.21pm, and the flight from Mexico to Tapachula departs at 3.05pm? Both flights purchased on the one ticket. Is this enough layover time? Thank you.

     

    Yes, since both flights are domestic that should be enough time.

     

  • ORD-MEX-SCL
    Jul 25, 2015
    1
    Flying from Chicago to Santiago through Mexico City on Aeromexico; do I clear customers or immigration in Mexico City or just transfer to connecting gates?

     

    Yes, you will have to go through Mexican Immigration and Customs.

     

  • Which terminal
    Jul 24, 2015
    1
    Which terminal is for decorating to San Fransisco? Or what's the difference between termilan 1 and 2?

     

    Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are on opposite sides of the airport. What airline are you flying to San Francisco. That determines what terminal you use.

     

  • Connections
    Jul 22, 2015
    1
    Will be flying into Mexico City with Air Canada from Toronto and need to connect to an Aeromexico flight to Acapulco two hours later. Is this possible to connect in time for the next flight. Will only have carry on bags.

     

    It should be possible. Check in for your Aeromexico flight online before you leave Canada to save some time.

     

  • Connection from UA to CM at MEX
    Jul 23, 2015
    2
    Hi there, I am booked on a single ticket with a connection in MEX: arriving on United at 5.30am and connecting to Copa at 7am. I will only have carry-on bags and should have my onward boarding pass, but I understand I may have to change terminals. How likely is it that I make my connection? Thank you!

     

    It's possible but very difficult. MEX isn't exactly the most efficient airport.

     

    Thanks for your response. So I understand what's involved, I assume I should follow signs for immigration and baggage claim? And then after that will there be signs for the train to the other terminal?

     

  • portes
    Jul 6, 2015
    0
    Do they have porters that will meet you at your gate and help to the next terminal? If so how do i contact to hire?in mexico city airport

     

  • portes
    Jul 6, 2015
    0
    Do they have porters that will meet you at your gate and help to the next terminal? If so how do i contact to hire?

     

  • Flight s
    Jul 6, 2015
    4
    I am flying from dallas to mexiico city on american airline and then to tapachula mexico on aeromex do i have to change terminals

     

    Yes, American uses Terminal 1 and Aeromexico uses Terminal 2. I recommend at least 3 hours for your connection, preferably 4.

     

    Also will i have to check my bags again in mexico city . All though i have a connecting flight?

     

    You will have to claim your bags to go through Mexican customs. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to bring them with you to Terminal 2.

     

    Can you hire help thru the airport?

     





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