Alert: Continental aka United Moves to Terminal One Mexico City Benito Juarez Airport

AyyayYayyayyah! I discovered upon landing from Oaxaca to DF Termnal Two on Aeromexico that CO/UAL is no longer in Terminal Two. They moved 4 days ago. Hary believing this (because I was schlepping 2 big suitcases) a friendly porter came to my rescue, wheeled my luggage to the now defunct CO ticket counter so I could see for myself. Then, he led the way to the AeroTren (monorail)–the only way to get to Twrminal One. This whole process took me about 30 minutes. From the train to the CO/UAL counter wAs another 30 minutes. TG I had time.

Why? Because I first booked round trip RDU to Mexico City, not direct to Oaxaca because I was going to bus from Oaxaca to Puebla. Then I changed my mind and decided to stay in Oaxaca longer. This was an expensive change. Each way from DF to Oaxaca on Aeromexico is $200. Plus they consider this a domestic flight and I had to pay $400 pesos for my second bag each way. Then I needed to retrieve my bags and recheck them passing through security again, then getting them to my carrier.

So, my advice is either stick to your plans, travel lighter than me, and book your ticket all the way through to your destination. Buen Viaje.

2 responses to “Alert: Continental aka United Moves to Terminal One Mexico City Benito Juarez Airport

  1. I was thrilled to find that I can go from Greenville NC, Charlotte, Houston and then direct to Oaxaca.
    I have done the bus ride from Puebla to Oaxaca and vice versa several times, and it is quite a beautiful trip.
    I think I may have met you several years ago when I stayed in Teotitlan, planning to return to Oaxaca this Feb. after several years traveling to Spain and Portugal. Nothing is closer to my heart than Oaxaca, however.

    • Ann, sounds like you have a much better route in mind than I did today. Long layovers between flight make for a very long day. The trade-off too connections too close that you miss them. I hope we have a chance to reconnect in Oaxaca. Saludos. Norma

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