I used 10,000 British Airways Avios points to book a one-way in economy class from Los Angeles to Mexico City (LAX-MEX). I added my Delta Airlines Gold Medallion number (Skyteam Elite Plus) to my reservation and was able to get a complimentary upgrade. One of the benefits of being a Gold Medallion is being able to receive complimentary upgrades on award tickets.
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Alaska Airlines LAX-MEX 737-800 First Class
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The Sights and Sounds of Xochimilco in Mexico City
The Sights and Sounds of the Scouts of Xochimilco in Mexico City
The Sights and Sounds of UNAM in Mexico City
The Sights and Sounds of Mexico City By Night
The Various Eats in Mexico City Part 4
Aeromexico MEX-LIM 737-800 Economy Class
LAN Airlines LIM-EZE 767-300 Business Class
Sheraton Libertador Buenos Aires Hotel Review
Sheraton Buenos Aires and Convention Center Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of Microcentro in Buenos Aires Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Recoleta in Buenos Aires Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of San Telmo in Buenos Aires Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires
The Sights and Sounds of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires
The Various Eats in Buenos Aires Argentina Part 2
Buenos Aires Airport LAN Airlines Oneworld Lounge
Buenos Aires Airport Star Alliance Gold Lounge
LAN Airlines EZE-SCL A320 Economy Class
The Sights and Sounds of Santiago Chile Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of the Downtown Santiago Chile Part 4
The Various Eats in Santiago Chile Part 3
Santiago Airport American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge
Santiago Airport LAN Airlines Neruda Salon VIP Lounge
LAN Airlines SCL-MEX 767-300 Economy Class
Alaska Airlines MEX-LAX 737-800 First Class
The Boeing 737-800 is a 2-2 configuration with 16 seats in First Class.
I had plenty of legroom in my bulkhead aisle seat.
The flight attendant offered a pre-departure beverage and I chose water.
After reaching cruising altitutde, the flight attendant passed out a savory snack mix. I was a bit disappointed since I was served hot nuts on this exact same flight earlier this year.
I usually order cranberry and vodka with lime, but on red-eye flights, I tend to just have a coke with lime.
The red-eye meal consisted of pasta and salad which was pretty good.
I’ve always had excellent service when flying on Alaska Airlines whether it’s from Los Angeles to Mexico City or Mexico City to Los Angeles. It’s always a treat to be able to fly with a professional crew who is always seemingly smiling and doing their job to their best of their abilities.