Trip Report: My Mexico City and Santiago Mileage Run Vacation


Two months ago, I took advantage of an amazing $99 fare from MEX-SCL on Aeromexico. From LAX, the price was a bit higher, which was $316.50. I was lucky to build in an 18 hour layover in Mexico City and 12 hours in Santiago, Chile. I’ve been to both cities before and wrote about it here and here, but there’s always more to explore.

Introduction to Mexico City and Santiago Chile
LAX Airport Air Canada Maple Leaf T2 Star Alliance Lounge
LAX Airport Air France KLM T2 Skyteam Lounge
Aeromexico GDL-MEX 737-800 Business Class
Templo Mayor Mexico City Hotel Review
How to Get to Teotihuacan From Mexico City
The Sights and Sounds of Teotihuacan in Mexico City
The Sights and Sounds of Centro Historico in Mexico City
The Various Eats in Mexico City Part 2
MEX Airport Aeromexico Salon Premier T2 International Lounge
MEX Airport American Express Centurion Club T2 Lounge
Residencial Londres Santiago Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of Santiago Chile
The Various Eats in Santiago Chile Part 2
Santiago Airport Delta SkyClub Skyteam Lounge
MEX Airport American Express Centurion Club T1 Landside Lounge
MEX Airport American Airlines Admirals Club T1 Lounge
Alaska Airlines MEX-LAX 737-800 First Class

My routing was as follows: LAX-GDL-MEX-SCL-MEX-LAX:


I earned 11,529 miles at a rate of 2.7cpm which was fantastic. My flights on Aeromexico were LAX-GDL-MEX-SCL-MEX and my last segment, MEX-LAX was on Alaska Airlines. I credited my Aeromexico flights to Delta Airlines and my Alaska segment to American Airlines.

I embarked on my trip early Monday morning of this week and just returned yesterday (Wednesday) morning. It was a very short trip and I got upgraded on the GDL-MEX and MEX-LAX segments due to my Skyteam Elite Plus status. I also booked a cheap hotel room in Mexico City and Santiago so I could take a hot shower, recharge my electronics, and use the free WiFi. I was in each hotel room for less than 3 hours since I was very short on time.


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2 Comments on "Trip Report: My Mexico City and Santiago Mileage Run Vacation"

  1. Did your upgrades clear on their own/at the gate… Finding information on how the upgrades work on AeroMexico for SkyTeam Elite+ passengers has proved a difficult task for me.

    • AM: LAX-GDL – no upgrade b/c it was an all economy cabin
      AM: GDL-MEX – upgraded to J (AM online chat agent cleared me 1 week before departure) due to SkyTeam Elite+ status (Delta Gold)
      AM: MEX-SCL – no upgrade due to non-DL ticket stock
      AM: SCL-MEX – no upgrade due to non-DL ticket stock
      AS: MEX-LAX – upgraded at OLCI to F due to Skyteam Elite+ status (Delta Gold)

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