Anytime I get an extended amount of time from work, I jump at the opportunity to get away. Holidays are no exception to my self-proclaimed rule, so when I saw a $375 roundtrip deal to Mexico City during the Thanksgiving holiday, back in July, I jumped on purchasing it. Fast forward 4 months later and here I am, safe and sound in Mexico.
Since I had no bags to check in, I got to the JFK airport about an hour before our scheduled 3PM departure. After quickly getting through security (thanks TSA Pre-Check!)
|TSA Pre-Check: Always a game-changer|
I proceeded to my gate. As I was walking, I had to stop in my tracks, because I noticed something in an area that I’ve walked by tons of times. In the middle of Terminal 4, there was a pop-up movie theater! It was sponsored by Atom Tickets, which is a movie ticketing app and website.
|Complete with popcorn stand and movie ushers.|
People were literally standing in line to receive complimentary popcorn and then proceeded to grab seats inside of this makeshift theater. This was so great to see and I was a bit jaded that I didn’t get there earlier, because they were playing Home Alone and I would’ve loved to plop down on a comfy seat and relive some of my childhood memories with that film. After doing some research, I learned it will only be in Terminal 4 for Thanksgiving weekend (the biggest travel holiday weekend), but they plan to host another pop-up theater on December 17th in lower Manhattan.
|Looking super comfy and relaxed before the flight|
I flew via Aeromexico as a first-timer. Anytime I fly with an international airline, I get a bit excited because generally the experiences (in my opinion) are superior to that of American-based airlines. The plane was huge, a 3 by 3 by 3 model. We had an ample amount of entertainment via the screens in the seats in front of us.
|In flight entertainment|
All in all, the 5 hour journey was very smooth. The economy seats were very spacious and I didn’t feel cramped by my window seat. One thing that is always nice about flying with international carriers is that they feed you food with substance to it. I was pleasantly surprised with the pasta dish I had, complete with real basil and thyme inside of it.
After getting through a seamless customs process I went out side to order an Uber. Yes, Uber does work out here in Mexico and it is super cheap! I paid $109.15 MXN for my 20-ish minute Uber ride to the hotel, which is the equivalent of $5.85 USD. What a steal!
After getting settled into my room, I headed right back on my phone to order some dinner via UberEats. I was so thankful that I can do this, because I was exhausted after a long day of going to work and then traveling.
I am now here, unpacked, and ready to start my 3.5 day adventure here in Mexcio City. Stay tuned for some more updates, and of course, thanks for reading!!