$480 USD RT Airfares to Oaxaca

and $260 USD RT airfares to Mexico City on Continental Airlines!  Now that’s a bargain.  Stephen and I booked flights to Mexico City leaving on July 15.  We’re going to land, take a bus to Puebla (40 minutes from Mexico City) to oggle Rococco buildings with facades covered in talavera tile, then after two days of sightseeing, head on down to Oaxaca, a four-hour bus ride from Puebla, to arrive in time for Guelaguetza.  With airport and immigration taxes, the total airfare per person was $371.

This is rock-bottom pricing, lower than any “best fare” I’ve seen over the last four years.  So, I went ahead and bought my Day of the Dead ticket to return at the end of October for a week.  I’m still hoping that people will come to their senses and realize that this is not an epidemic.  I hope we will have participants sign up for the Day of the Dead tour I am offering in Teotitlan del Valle and Oaxaca from October 29 to November 4.  And, in anticipation of this, bought my round-trip ticket from Raleigh-Durham to Oaxaca (via Houston) for another great rock-bottom fare of $480 RT plus taxes.

I went online to www.hotels.com and found a 50% off room at the 4-star Camino Real Hotel Puebla, located in a 16th restored convent.  Cost is $68 per night when booked and paid in advance — an unbelievable price. Una buena discuenta.

Last week, the New York Times reported two deaths from the H1N1 flu virus.  It is evaporated from the front page.  Yet, the hysteria does not seem to be subsiding.  My friend Sheri Brautigam says there are no tourists on the 16th century cobblestone streets of Oaxaca.

I am defying the fear-factor and intend to take advantage of these great prices to get back to Mexico.  What about you?

2 responses to “$480 USD RT Airfares to Oaxaca

  1. We flew from Sea-Tac to Huatulco for $589.00 total RT, late Oct 2009. We also flew to Oaxaca (from Huatulco via Aerotucan, $120.00US, beautiful flight!) for Day of the Dead ceremonies and to visit villages nearby that do folk art.
    We stayed at La Villada Hostel & Inn for $38.00/night for a large private, clean, pretty room, hot & cold water, nice pool, good views of the valley. Very nice place, quiet, nice pool, better than most of the hotels I have seen downtown and less than half the price. Good breakfast. The owners took us to the church and large cemetery in Oaxaca for Day of the Dead, no charge!

  2. I love oaxaca. I’ve made 4 trips down there and after a recent divorce I’m going back for a 6 month sabattical from work with my boyfriend.
    We have found a bungalo and are going to drive from south Texas to Oaxaca by the end of July
    I was wondering if anyone else is going that way via their personal car as it would be wise to have a caravan drive down w/us

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