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Mexico Airport Transit Times

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Mexico Airport Transit Times

We are flying to Cuba from Los Angeles. The Alaskan airline flight arrives in Mexico at 0635, the Cuban flight departs at 08.45am. Is this enough time for the transfer? Are you required to clear customs? If you are travelling by different airlines (ie Alaskan then Cuban) are you able to check through at Los Angeles? Would appreciate any input on these questions. Thanks

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1. Re: Mexico Airport Transit Times

Most flights arriving that early (Lan, Aeroméxico) arrive into Termianl 2 so you should be OK at Terminal 1. Two hours is the minimum for transferring flights. You will have to clear immigration, get your bags and then check in at Cubana and then go through Security again. Cubana is not affiliated with any U.S. airlines and thus, you will have to check in again.

If the immigration line is logn in Mexico, tell an official you have a connecting fiight and you will be moved to the front of the line.

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2. Re: Mexico Airport Transit Times

Hi Coco484,

make sure you clear immigration and customs in 1 hour so that you are at least one hour at Cubana before your departure as they close check in and as Happy_on said tell that you have another flight in case of long lines

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3. Re: Mexico Airport Transit Times

Thank you to Happy_on and Mexcity - appreciate both your entries. Obviously if there are any delays on the flight from Los Angeles (with Alaska Air) this may throw a spanner in the works - particularly if there are any holdups at check in/out, customs. Will have plan b ready.

Thank you both again.

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