Travel Agent is just back from a weekend in Mexico City, following a flight on Interjet, a Mexican airline that has recently gone international.
Interjet began operations on December 5, 2005 with a fleet of three Airbus A320s. Today the airline has 35 A320s and is anticipated to end the year with 37. In December, 2011, Interjet began operations to the United States with its first flight to San Antonia, Texas, from the Mexico City International Airport. Earlier this summer, Interjet began daily nonstop service between New York's JFK International Airport and Mexico City. Travel Agent took this flight.
Just four and a half hours from JFK, Mexico City is quickly growing as a potential "weekend getaway" for U.S. travelers. Travel Agent arrived in Mexico City at 11:30 a.m. Friday morning and hit the ground running. Following a day tour of the Interjet facilities in Toluca, Mexico, we were then whisked off to the city center to take in its thriving museum scene. Travel Agent visited the Museum of Anthropology, toured the Zocalo where we saw the Cathedral, Plaza de la Constitucion, the National Palace and the Grand Temple.
Guests in town for a quick weekend jaunt won't want to miss the Soumaya Museum, which opened in 2011. The museum houses 66,000 pieces of the private collection of the Carlos Slim Foundation including paintings and sculpture by European artists from the 15-20th centuries. The museum is housed in a $70 million building.
On a quick trip to Mexico City, travelers would be remiss to skip the colorful Coyoacan district, home to Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo Museum. Travelers should spend the day walking the thriving streets, sampling street food, visiting markets and stopping at the historic cathedral.
Travelers can then take the return flight back to New York at 4:40 p.m. Sunday evening, just in time to make it home for work on Monday.
Interjet is one of the most economical options for travelers looking to fly to Mexico. On its flights between Mexico City and New York, passengers are served complimentary meals and premium beverages. Snacks and beverages are served on other international flights. Interjet also offers transferable tickets, a frequent flier loyalty program, in-flight entertainment program and magazine, an unrestricted 20 percent discount year-round for seniors and special amenities for female travelers, including women-only toilets on all airplanes. In contrast with other carriers, there is no extra charge for passengers to select seats or check up to 110 pounds of baggage per ticket. Interjet does not overbook its flights and has no hidden fees in the ticket purchase prices; the price offered by the airline is what the customer pays, including all taxes.