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Flying from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido

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Flying from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido

Hi friends,

I was planning on flying from Mexico City to Puerto on either Aeromar or Vivaaerobus, but just found out they don't take non-Mexican credit cards. I don't think taking the bus from Mexico City is safe. Last time I traveled from the U.S. I flew into Acapulco and took a loong bus ride I don't care to repeat. Does anyone know of any other options?


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1. Re: Flying from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido

Dig deeper about non-Mexican credit cards. Bet you can book by way of Expedia if not direct.

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2. Re: Flying from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido

Have you called the toll-free number for Vivaaerobus: 1 888 9 FLY VIV (359 848)?

(I don't think the bus journey is unsafe but at 12 hours it's something I can understand you wishing to avoid.)

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3. Re: Flying from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido

Hi Steve, I have tried calling an no one answers. I went on Vivaaerobus' facebook page and found that many other travelers are complaining about not being able to reach the call center as well. This change in policy of the two airlines who serve Puerto Escondido is unfortunate because it means tourism in Puerto will suffer. I'll still look for other solutions.

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4. Re: Flying from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido

Try flying (or bus at 6.5 hours) into Oaxaca, and then Aerotucan into PE, mornings. The bus ride is safe and comfortable. You can take an overnight bus arriving around 5 or 6 am, a 150 peso taxi ride to the airport, and be there for the Aerotucan flight, but check flight departure times depending on the day. Aerotucan accepts c cards over the phone. And consider 2 - 3 days in Oaxaca if the timing is a little tight. You won't regret it.

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast

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5. Re: Flying from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido

You can pay with your US credit card at the airport. Hopefully the plane won't be full. Have you tried to contact a travel agent in Mexico City? Maybe you can purchase your ticket through them.

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