Wife and I will be spending part of Feb, all of March in Oaxaca and Chiapas. Considering a Delta flight into MEX City Airport (MEX) from Atlanta that gives 1 hr 20 min to transfer to AeroMexico going on to Oaxaca. (We are not stopping in Mexico City.) We are experienced travelers, and my gut tells me 1 hr 20 min will be cutting things too close. My understanding is that we would have to:
(1) clear immigration
(2) clear customs
(3) return to departure area by going through security
(4) find our flight -- domestic flights I see are in Terminal 2. (We may land in Terminal 1. Not sure.)
Luggage retrieval is not an issue, as we have nailed down traveling for two months with just one19 inch carry on bag each (I personally hate luggage). Both galloping towards 70, so less to carry is better.
We can by-pass MEX Airport entirely, by taking the United Non-Stop flight from Houston to Oaxaca. More money, but I am thinking worth it to avoid time pressured transfer at MEX Airport. Appreciate any thoughts from you old hands. Happy travels to all!