Category Archives: Travel

Consumer agency targets airline bag fees, delays

AP -Mexico’s consumer agency has announced fines and new rules meant to protect travelers from airlines. The federal consumer prosecutor’s office fined five airlines more than $1.2 million (22.4 million pesos) for charging passengers to check their first bag for flights to the United States and Canada originating in Mexico City.

Activists hope Metro seat will curb bad behavior

NPR – Activists in Mexico are taking aim at male riders of the capital city’s packed public transit system. They are hoping that a new, provocative campaign that includes a good dose of shock and shame will change men’s behavior toward female transit customers. Activists outfitted a subway car with nude male torso on a single seat back and prominent genitalia where riders would sit.

China Southern opens faster Bangkok-Mexico route

Bangkok Post – China Southern Airlines will offer a new flight option from Bangkok to Mexico City, one that will significantly cut travel time between both ends. The airline, Asia’s largest, said the shorter travel time — 7-14 hours shorter than flights by other operators — is possible with the launch of a new service to the Mexican capital on April 10.

Mexico City: 4 spectacular day hikes

Men’s Journal -Sure, Mexico City’s artistic credentials, cultural cool, and Old World traditions (not to mention its taquerias) are enough to entertain tourists for a short lifetime. But what if you want to go hiking? After all, Mexico City is nestled among the towering Cordillera Neovolcánica mountain range (which includes three of Mexico’s tallest summits, including the 18,491-foot Pico de Orizaba) and dozens of lakes. Indeed, two hours in any direction from the city will land you in flowering alpine meadows, tall pine forests, or cracked ridges fit for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. From the 11,000-foot Pass of Cortes to a 400-year-old monastery tucked away in the mountains, here are four of the area’s best hikes.

7 best Mexico destinations for Day of the Dead

The Daily Mail – Mexico’s festivities for the annual Dead of the Dead holiday (Diá de Muertos in Spanish) will kick off in less than two weeks, which means now is the perfect time for some travel tips. If you haven’t made any plans, consider this a guide for a last-minute getaway… or for a Day of the Dead 2017 trip planned well in advance.