Delta Air Lines LAX-GUA 757-200 Business Class

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I used 35,000 Delta SkyMiles and $52.60 in cash (taxes) for a round-trip low level saver economy award ticket from Los Angeles to Guatemala City. I didn’t even know Delta flew from LAX-GUA nonstop which totally surprised me. I got upgraded to Business Class on an award ticket because it’s a Delta Gold Medallion benefit…

Alaska Airlines MEX-LAX 737-800 First Class

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I’ve previously flown on Alaska Airlines from Mexico City to Los Angeles in First Class. I booked my one-way ticket using 10,000 British Airways Avios and added my Delta Gold Medallion number (Skyteam Elite Plus). Prior to 24 hours of check-in, I requested a complimentary upgrade to First Class and it cleared right away. Introduction…

MEX Airport American Express Platinum Centurion Club T1 Lounge

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Last year I reviewed the American Express Platinum Centurion Club Lounge in Terminal 1 of Mexico City International Airport. It’s been a year and now I’ve discovered that there are three Amex Centurion lounges in Mexico City airport which is in Terminal 1 (review), Terminal 1 Landside (review), and Terminal 2 (review 1, review 2).…

Is Mexico City Safe for Tourists? Part 2

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It’s been a year since I wrote Part 1 of Is Mexico City Safe for Tourists? That was one of my most viewed pages in 2013. Since my first trip to Mexico City in January 2013, it has been my most visited international destination. Introduction to Mexico City, Lima, and Buenos Aires LAX Airport Alaska…

The Various Eats in Mexico City Part 3

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I’ve previously written two articles about the food I ate and experienced titled The Various Eats in Mexico City Part 1 and Part 2. This is Part 3 where I will go over what I ate during my short two night stay in Mexico City. Introduction to Mexico City, Lima, and Buenos Aires LAX Airport…

The Sights and Sounds of Coyoacan in Mexico City

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Coyoacan is a neighborhood that is located south of Mexico City. It’s very accessible by the Mexico City metro and is considered one of the safer neighborhoods. You can find the famous Frida Kahlo museum in Coyoacan and it’s also known as the old historic center of Mexico City. Introduction to Mexico City, Lima, and…

The Sights and Sounds of La Merced in Mexico City

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La Merced is known for its enormous shopping. Basically everyone who lives in Mexico City come here for cheap and inexpensive goods for personal or business use. It’s basically one large swap meet and it’s easy to get lost within the labyrinth. La Merced is also famous for its red light district and prostitution is…

The Sights and Sounds of Tepito in Mexico City

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Tepito is one of the roughest and most dangerous neighborhoods in Mexico City. Drug dealers, rapists, murderers, and gang members live here. I’ve already been to La Lagunilla neighborhood last year and I knew that Tepito was just a few streets further down. I visited during the day and had no problems. All the shopkeepers…

The Sights and Sounds of Arena Mexico in Mexico City

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I’ve been to Mexico City so many times and I’ve always wanted to go to a Mexican Wrestling (Lucha Libre) match at Arena Mexico. Most of the fights take place on Fridays which is the best day to go. I’d highly recommend to NOT purchase tickets at Ticketmaster because of the fees. The matches don’t…

The Sights and Sounds of Polanco in Mexico City

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To be honest, Polanco is my least favorite neighborhood in Mexico City because it resembles too much like the United States. As I said last year in my Mexico City Sights trip report, Polanco is the Beverly Hills of Mexico City. There’s nothing Mexico about having a Bentley and Porsche car dealership right next door…

JW Marriott Mexico City Hotel Review

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I spent two nights at the JW Marriott Mexico City hotel for free because of the 2013 Fall Marriott Megabonus promotion. The hotel is located in the swanky Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City which is right next door to the W Mexico City hotel. Introduction to Mexico City, Lima, and Buenos Aires LAX Airport Alaska…