Tuesday, February 28, 2012

AeroMexico's Salon Premier ... Or, How to Avoid Screaming Children at the Airport

If there's one thing I dislike in airports – or any public space for that matter – it's screaming children.

I don't want them running wild around me when I'm at a restaurant, in a mall, or while I'm waiting for a flight.

Fortunately, on a recent flight out of Mexico City International Airport, I found an escape from children and the rest of the chaos one often encounters at the airport.

Thank you, Aeroméxico's Salon Premier VIP lounge.

As a business class customer with Copa Airlines, I was given a complimentary pass to relax in the Aeroméxico lounge prior to my flight (thanks to a partnership between Copa and Aeromexico).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fun in Acapulco? Yes! ... 40 Years Ago

A trip to Acapulco in 2012 is like a trip back in time ... to perhaps 1972.

Going down the city's main avenue, the Costera, is like going back in time. The hotels date to the 1960s and 70s. The only things that give a hint of 2012 are the Starbucks and the Wal-Mart.

This was once theeeee beach destination in Mexico. John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, and other Hollywood stars flocked to Acapulco in the 1950s and 1960s, and tourists from elsewhere followed.

But these days, you sure won't find Elvis here filming a sequel to his 1963 hit film, Fun in Acapulco (notwithstanding his alleged death, of course).