Greetings from Mexico City where the sun is shining and where the high temperature is expected to reach 84 F.
Yesterday I had a very long day of travel, but, in spite of that, everything went very smoothly.
My flight from Cleveland to Houston was scheduled to leave at 5:50 A.M. That meant that I needed to be at the airport around 4:00 A.M. ... which meant that I had to get up at 2:30 A.M.! Cleveland Airport is currently undergoing major renovation for the Republican convention in July. As a result, things have been more chaotic than normal there. However, at that early hour check in and security were a breeze. My flight left a couple of minutes early.
On this trip I decided to splurge and pay extra for "economy plus" seats which have more leg room. My flight from Cleveland to Houston was on a small, commuter jet. My seat was right behind the separation between first class and economy, and I had loads of leg room. In fact, I suspect that I had more leg room than the people in first class. In addition, there was no one seated next to me. It was a very comfortable flight. I was even able to doze a bit, something which I am rarely able to do on an airplane.
Upon arrival at Houston Airport, I had breakfast at Ruby's Diner, a restaurant that I usually frequent for breakfast or lunch when I have a layover in Houston.
My flight to Mexico City was not scheduled to leave until the afternoon, so I had a long layover. Fortunately, with the credit card that I have, I get two free passes every year to use the United Airlines lounge. So I was able to while away the time in a much more pleasant atmosphere.
The flight to Mexico City was not very crowded; I had my section of three seats all to myself.
We arrived in Mexico City fifteen minutes early.
To top off a hassle-free day, I zipped through "migración" at Mexico City Airport. Sometimes the line there is horrendous, but yesterday there was no line at all.
My friend Alejandro was there waiting for me, and he took me to the apartment which I have rented on my last several trips to Mexico City. I am settled in, and ready to enjoy two weeks in the Mexican capital!
At Houston Airport, the plane that I will take to Mexico City...
Taking off from Houston...
About to land in Mexico City...