Aeromexico knows how to do one thing right and that’s economy class! Unlike a number of “American” airliners, Aeromexico is still a full service airline offering everything from meals on short flights to free luggage check and alcohol, all for free! MEX-EZE is a 9 hour + flight, so alcoholic drinks, meals, and free baggage is nothing new, however, edible food and good service is a different story.
After a very pleasant stay at the Aeromexico salon, it was time to go, on my way to Buenos Aires. Like most flights, I decided to board last because I knew I’d be stuck on the tube for a number of hours and why rush to get to my economy seat?! After all, I wasn’t going to have to fight for overhead baggage storage, for my flight was only ½ full and I had 3 seats to myself! I boarded almost last and found myself in my row; as promised, all to myself!
After sitting down and finding myself in the middle row of the Boeing 777, I started to look around to see how many other rows around me were empty. The plane was still boarding but I decided that a row along the fuselage would be comfortable. This would allow me to place my head towards a window and away from people walking up and down the aisle. I looked around and found 3 rows empty in the back of the plane. I waited a few more minutes and then the minute I heard the boarding door close I jump seats for an empty row with a window. My thought process was, I could sleep with my head towards the window instead of an aisle. To me, it sounded way more comfortable, and sure enough it was!
Minutes after takeoff, I laid across all three seats and was out like a baby! I woke up about 2 hours later when breakfast was being served. I found a mini amenity kit at my feet containing a toothbrush, tooth paste and an eye mask. Dinner was served minutes later and my lacto-ova meal was brought to me (thank you Aeromexico for having this option vs. a vegan only option!). Breakfast was not anything amazing, but nonetheless, good.
Every seat in economy had a blanket, pillow and a bottle a water on it
My egg and cheese omelette
Mini Amenity kit
Flight attendants were very friendly and honestly, it was funny to figure out which meal was mine. They originally offered me quiche but it had sausage. I then asked if they had my meal on board and I told them I had ordered a vegetarian meal. Within a minute three flight attendants appeared, it helped that I was in one of the last rows, in their hands they held two trays. One was only vegetables the other contained an egg omelet. Since I knew that I ordered a lacto-oval meal, I explained this to them and they gave me the meal with the egg. Whoever ordered the vegetarian meal, like me, must have also changed seats and it was lost in the shuffle.
After the mediocre meal I decided it was time to rest some more and watch a movie. Unlike 80% of flights, I actually fell asleep! I slept for a good 5 hours and found myself waking up somewhere over Peru. Being hungry and thirsty I walked to the galley and asked for rum and coke (free) and a snack. I returned to my seat and decided to watch a movie. The IFE only had about 10 movies, but was sufficient. It also had a number of TV shows, music options, and games. I was about ¾ of the way through my 2.5 hours movie when dinner was served. Dinner options for those in economy only appeared to be pasta (not sure if it was plain or with beef/chicken), but I was served a roasted vegetable meal. Dinner was better than breakfast and the wine was plentiful. In fact, they came through the cabin at least 6 times in 30 minutes refilling wine glasses!
After dinner, there was only about another hour of flying and then we were on the ground. The flight over all was very comfortable and like my other flight in economy on Aeromexico I was able to sleep a large part of it. Flight attendants were friendly, helpful and appeared as though they wanted to help. Unlike most airlines from America, Aeromexico’s appeared happy to be working and serving.
Flying economy was VERY comfortable on Aeromexico, and from LAX-MEX and MEX-EZE I would say this is the airline to fly from the USA to Central and South America. The VIP lounge at MEX is comfortable, a great place to relax between flights, and although empty flights might be unusual on any airline, I was lucky enough to experience this, so this probably adds to my recommendations. Either way, flying Aeromexico is definitely better than an US airliner. The food was better, the service was outstanding, and wel,l there was free booze (more than just beer and wine). So when flying south, consider an airline from south of the border! I promise you’ll be happy!