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Words of wisdom from a frustrated flight attendant

Some common-sense advice from a flight attendant has gone viral. On her Facebook page, Kristie Koerbel said she wanted to let passengers know how to...

‘Concerning practices’ mean no new flights between Mexico and the United...

Mexico lost its FAA Category 1 aviation certification in May 2021 after a series of inspections revealed what was described as “concerning practices.”

New Frontier Airlines route to connect Cancún with Houston

Citing an increase in demand, Frontier Airlines has announced a new flight between Houston and Cancún.

Details emerge about Mérida’s upcoming direct flight to Guatemala

Travelers in Yucatán will soon have a new convenient destination for their getaways, the Central American country of Guatemala.

Thick fog strands hundreds of frustrated travelers in Mérida’s airport

Flight delays left hundreds of travelers stranded in Mérida's airport Tuesday night. 

Spirit to offer Cancún – Atlantic City connection

The Yucatán Peninsula will have a new connection to the Mid-Atlantic in a matter of months. Spirit Airlines will begin offering non-stop flights between...

Mérida’s airport begins to recover lost ground

Traffic continues to increase at Mérida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejón international airport. The airport received an average of 5,200 passengers a day during the month of April.

Vaccine tourism: United increases flights to Houston, and the price

(Updated April 24 to reflect United's announcement that it is increasing flights between Mérida and Houston to twice daily.) Yucatán residents eager to be vaccinated...

Canadian airlines prolong ban on flights to Mexico

WestJet and Air Canada will continue to suspend flights to Mexico, prolonging difficulty for travelers. WestJet, which had scheduled travel beginning May 1, now plans...

Flights between Cancún and Madrid resume after almost a full year....

After almost a year of cancellations due to COVID-19, flights between Madrid and Cancún have resumed.  The Evelop aircraft was greeted Monday on the tarmac...

Cancun flight vanishes before emergency landing in New Orleans

A United Airlines flight from Cancun made an emergency landing this morning after briefly disappearing from radar screens. United 1832 reportedly experienced a mechanical problem...

Canada fines 2 for fake COVID tests on flight from Mexico

Two travelers were fined thousands of dollars after Transport Canada said they falsified their COVID-19 test results so they could fly home after a...

Cancun leads on international and domestic travel lists

Travel bans have reshuffled the world's most possible air travel routes. But Cancun still maintains its top-10 status on both national and international lists....

Merida-Dallas flights to begin in June on American Airlines

American Airlines is competing with United to shuttle passengers between Texas and Yucatán. AA's once-weekly Dallas-Fort Worth flights to Mérida begin Saturday, June 5. Flights...

WestJet adds emergency flights for stranded Canadians

WestJet added an extra flight from Cancun to Toronto on Feb. 7 to accommodate Canadians returning home amid a travel lockdown. The fight is among...

Mérida airport to offer US travelers rapid COVID tests

The Mérida international airport has a Plan B for American travelers who overlooked US screening rules. Air passengers need to prove they recently tested negative...

US vacationers begin to think twice about Mexico

American tourists seeking a fun-and-sun getaway have made Cancun's economic recovery go fairly well during the pandemic. Mexico's lax entry restrictions have been key....

American Airlines brings 737 Max back on its MIA-LGA route

Mérida travelers taking American Airlines to New York, connecting in Miami, could be flying the infamous Boeing 737 Max on the second leg of...

United’s ‘Star Wars’ plane lands at Mérida airport

Fans of the "Star Wars" franchise may want to book a trip to Houston this morning. United Airlines' regular Texas flight will be on...

Viva Aerobús takes over ‘critical’ direct flights to Havana

Wasting little time to fill demand, Viva Aerobús is taking over Interjet's Mérida-Havana route, tourism officials in Yucatán announced. The new direct flight to...

Interjet cancels all flights and could be gone for good

With just under two weeks left in the year, Interjet has canceled the remainder of its flights for 2020. And after appearing to make a...

Merida airport adds $89.99 flights to California in January

Flights to Oakland, California with a stopover in Mexico City will begin Jan. 18, Yucatan tourist officials said. The route is being planned by...

Travel between Merida and Toronto just got a little more arduous

WestJet's flights taking travelers directly from Toronto to Merida have vanished without explanation. The low-cost airline's seasonal route was to begin Nov. 27, but...

Cash-strapped Interjet quickly drops flights across Mexico

Interjet canceled flights between Mexico City and Mérida and several other routes because it didn't have enough cash to pay for fuel, several newspapers...