A February 1991 trip
to Mexico City by panda2
Quote: Mexico City is 2,240 meters above sea level and between two mountain chains. The air gets extremely polluted, as the sun's heat and auto exhaust are trapped in the atmosphere along with the dried feces.
Attraction | "The Zócalo"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 18, 2003
Main Plaza of Historic Center
Mexico City 06060
It's built by the octopus concept, with one head, or terminal, and eight legs, or lounges. All baggage claim is on the ground floor, and all passengers are on the second floor.
Lounge A: Domestic arrivals, ticketing, and check-in for all Aeromexico flights. Post office, storage lockers behind the stairs to the restaurants, and a tourist information office are available.
Lounge B: Ticketing and check-in for all Mexicana, Transportes Aeromar, and Aero California.
Lounge C: Aerolíneas Internacionales and AVIACSA. There is a pharmacy and medical assistance facilities upstairs, and vaccinations for cholera and yellow fever are available 24 hours a day in Office 15.
Lounge D: Líneas Aéreas, Allegro SA de CV, Taesa, and charter flights.
Lounge E: All international arrivals. There’s the Axon Cyber Café and storage lockers right across from customs.
Lounge F1: Aeromexico (international flights), America West, Avianca, Continental, Delta, Ecuatoriana, Lan Chile, and LAB. Also a pharmacy.
Lounge F2: Ticketing and check-in of Air France, Aviateca, British Airways, Canadian, Copa Airlines, Cubana, ETA, Japan Airlines, KLM, Malaysia, Miami Air, Northwest, and Taca International.
Lounge F3: Ticketing and check-in facilities for Air Canada, American Airlines, Argentinean Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, TWA, and United Airlines.
ATMs are in Lounge A, directly under Lounge B, and throughout Lounges E and F.
Ground transportation methods available are taxi, limousine, metro, bus, hotel shuttle, and van.
Metro is the least expensive way to travel, but you need to be traveling light. Go from the Terminal Aérea station and take Metro line 5. Board a train for Pantitlán. At Pantitlán, change for Line 1 Observatorio, making stops a few blocks south of the Zócalo (main square) and the Alameda Central: Piño Suárez, Isabel la Católica, Salto del Agua, Balderas.
A transfer point seemed like a long way, walking upstairs, downstairs, and through long corridors with a series of artwork.