News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.

Inside the Lounge: AA’s Admirals Club

By Darren M. Popik — When it comes to great airport terminals, Terminal 1 at Mexico City International Airport probably won’t appear on many lists, unless the competition is the third world-like … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fun Facts About Monterrey

By Darren M. Popik (MONTERREY) — It’s the home of Carta Blanca beer, the Sultanes baseball club, the highly-regarded Tec de Monterrey university, and Cemex, one of the world’s largest cement … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

The 787 Dreamliner Takes Flight in Mexico

By Darren M. Popik (MONTERREY) — It’s not everyday that I get to the airport at 4:02 am for a flight that is scheduled to depart at 7 am. But … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Aeromar, Mexico’s Executive Airline

By Darren M. Popik — I’ve flown with all of Mexico’s biggest airlines (plus the extinct Mexicana and even the small charter operator, MagniCharters), but until last week, I had … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Report from Aguascalientes

By Darren M. Popik (AGUASCALIENTES, Ags.) — From the moment I passed by the sprawling new Nissan plant on the southern outskirts of this growing community of one million inhabitants, … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

On the Road in the Bajío, Mexico’s Heartland

By Darren M. Popik (LEON, Guanajuato) — A bus trip from San Miguel Allende to León gives you a glimpse at the importance of the state of Guanajuato — and why … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Notes from the Road: InterCity Bus Travel in Mexico

By Darren M. Popik (SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Guanajuato) — A few thoughts about riding the bus in Mexico. First of all, the Central del Norte (north bus station) in Mexico … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Consumer Report: Airfares between Mexico, the U.S., and Canada

By Darren M. Popik — In a previous column, we discussed the domestic travel market in Mexico, and how to find the best deals. (See “How to Get A Cheap … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

VivaAerobus: Deceptive Marketing, False Advertising

By Darren M. Popik — How does a non-existent MXN $508 peso airfare become a $1,888 peso airfare? When it’s on Mexico’s VivaAerobus. (Read on to see how this happens.) … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to get a Cheap Airfare in Mexico: Domestic Flights

By Darren M. Popik — Though it may be the biggest city in the Americas, finding cheap airfares out of Mexico City can sometimes be a challenge. And remember, you … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 6 Comments