I used 10,000 British Airways Avios points to book a one-way in economy class from Mexico City to Los Angeles (MEX-LAX). I added my Delta Airlines Gold Medallion number (Skyteam Elite Plus) to my reservation and was able to get a complimentary upgrade during on-line check in. I’ve previous written about my two experiences flying on Alaska Airlines from MEX-LAX and you can check them out here and here.
Introduction to Mexico City, Lima, Buenos Aires, and Santiago
Alaska Airlines LAX-MEX 737-800 First Class
Four Points by Sheraton Colonia Roma Mexico City Hotel Review
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.
My favorite seat is the bulkhead aisle.
There is usually a pre-departure beverage, but somehow I wasn’t offered one on this flight which I thought was odd. After reaching cruising altitude, the flight attendant offered to serve a beverage of my choice and I went with a coke with lime.
Breakfast consisted of a fried quiche, tomato, and sweet potato fries. This was hands down the worst breakfast I’ve ever been served on an airplane. The fried starchy egg quiche was disgusting and had a hard texture. In addition, the sweet potato fries were really soggy.
The service was excellent as always on Alaska Airlines, but the food on this flight leaves much to be desired.