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Find an Award Flight to Mexico City

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Find an Award Flight to Mexico City

Mexico City is a place where tradition meets modernity.  And as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, the city can easily overwhelm visitors with things to see and do. It offers seemingly endless numbers of quaint streets, fascinating museums, amazing restaurants, historic buildings and archaeological sites to explore.

Divergent influences intertwine in Mexico City, creating a truly unique experience for visitors. The impressive remains of precolonial culture exist side-by-side with colonial era churches and modern buildings. Sightseeing options are numerous, with everything from botanical gardens, plazas, street cafes and local markets to art exhibitions, museums and Aztec ruins.

One of the best ways to see the city is to walk. Take your time and stroll the tranquil cobblestone streets while enjoying the colonial architecture, beautiful gardens and public fountains.

Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum is a great place for those interested in Mesoamerican culture and history, as it has the largest collection of Mesoamerican artifacts in the world. The main Aztec site, Templo Mayor, is an ongoing archaeological dig right next to the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace, both worth seeing as well.

Popocatepetl volcano can be seen fromMexico City
Popocatepetl volcano can be seen fromMexico City

Mexico city is a paradise for foodies. Three of its restaurants—Quintonil, Pujol and Biko—have made it onto the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The capital has a vibrant nightlife as well, offering many bars and nightclubs.

Mexico City is one of the busiest hubs in North America, making it easy to fly there on an award ticket, no matter who you have miles with.

AAdvantage Miles and the Oneworld Alliance

American Airlines flies to Mexico City via Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Phoenix.
Round-trip tickets between the U.S. and Mexico City purchased with AAdvantage miles cost:

  • 25,000 to 35,000 miles in economy
  • 60,000 in business
  • 80,000 in first

MileagePlus Miles and the Star Alliance

The following Star Alliance members fly to Mexico City:

  • United Airlines via Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
  • United Express via Houston
  • Air Canada via Toronto and Vancouver, and seasonally from Montréal

Round-trip tickets purchased with MileagePlus miles cost:

  • 35,000 miles in economy
  • 60,000 in business
  • 80,000 in first
Palace of Fine Arts museum in Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts museum in Mexico City

SkyMiles and the SkyTeam

The following SkyTeam members fly to Mexico City:

  • Delta Airlines via Atlanta, Detroit, New York and Salt Lake City
  • Aeromexico via Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
  • Aeromexico Connect via Dallas, Houston, Miami and San Antonio

Round-trip tickets purchased with SkyMiles cost:

  • 35,000 miles in economy
  • 60,000 in business

First class tickets can’t be purchased with SkyMiles.

Other Carriers

JetBlue Airways flies to Mexico City from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, and Southwest flies from Houston, Orange County and San Antonio. Neither carrier is part of a major airline alliance.

These airlines have revenue-based frequent flyer programs, so calculating the cost of award flights is not possible, since redemption rates are tied to the current cash price of the ticket.

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