dusk near Cuernavaca

dusk near Cuernavaca

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Friendly Skies of Interjet

Yesterday morning my driver David was at the door of the house at eleven o'clock on the dot to take me to Mérida Airport for my flight to Mexico City.  Upon arriving at the terminal, we said good-bye with handshakes and hugs.  He was a great driver and he's a nice guy.  I will definitely contact him for future trips to Mérida. 

Mérida Airport is small and tranquil.  There is no frantic hustle and bustle.  A few years ago it underwent a major renovation, and it is now very attractive as well.  I had not eaten that morning, so I had a late breakfast at one of the airport restaurants.  I ordered my favorite, "huevos motuleños", and they were better than what I've had at some restaurants in downtown Mérida.

My flight was on Interjet, a relatively new Mexican airline.   The have domestic flights throughout Mexico as well as international service to several U.S. cities, Cuba, Central America, and Colombia.

 I had flown on Interjet once before, and even though my flight yesterday was about twenty minutes late in departing, the experience confirmed in my mind that Interjet is a top-notch airline.  Unlike the airlines in the United States which charge for everything and which cram passengers into the aircraft,  Interjet does not charge for your first piece of checked luggage, and you have leg room!!!

The seats are configured six across as in the economy section of most planes in the U.S. , but I swear that I had as much leg room as I would have in first class on a U.S. carrier!

They even give you a bag of chips with your beverage!

I had a window seat and I managed to get some decent photos.

Taking off from Mérida...

The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula...

Most of the flight we flew above a dense layer of clouds.  When we descended for our approach to Mexico City, the cloud cover was high enough that we had a view of the two volcanoes,  Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl.  Cold temperatures and recent precipitation have given them a mantle of snow.

The final approach to the city.
The large building just left of center is the World Trade Center, and the swathe of green above it is Chapultepec Park.

Welcome to Mexico City!


  1. Who would have thought that a country of short people would run an airline with more legroom than provided in the USA?

    ¡Viva México, Cabrones!


    Kim G
    DF, México
    Where we tower above the crowds in the metro. Thank God!

    1. Let us hope that Interjet never decides to copy the practices of the airlines in the U.S.!