Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: Aug. 2, 2006

ALASKA AIRLINES announced yet another new nonstop flight between the U.S. and Mexico, the fifth nonstop route the airline has rolled out in the past month. Alaska said it will offer nonstop seasonal service between San Francisco and Cancun starting Oct. 28 through April. Initially, the airline will offer nonstop flights three days a week. Cancun will become the fifth Mexican destination served from San Francisco; the others are Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. To promote the new service, Alaska is offering a $129 one-way fare. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 31 for travel by Dec. 19.

THE CARRIER most recently received DOT approval to fly nonstop between Los Angeles and La Paz year-round starting Oct. 30. The flights will operate three days a week to start. During the past month, Alaska has also announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Cancun and between Portland, Ore., and both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Alaska Airlines offers packages to Mexico combining flights and hotels through Alaska Airlines Vacations. For information or reservations, visit

MEANWHILE, AEROMEXICO, Mexicos largest airline, last month launched nonstop service four times a week between Los Angeles and Culiacan near Mexicos Pacific coast. Culiacan becomes the sixth Mexican city that Aeromexico flies to from Los Angeles. Roundtrip fares are priced from $270 through Dec. 31. Call (800) 237-6639 or visit

THE MARQUIS REFORMA in Mexico City is promoting an Independence Stay package in honor of Mexican Independence Day, a celebration of Mexicos independence from Spain. The two-night package is available Sept. 15 to 17 and costs $700 per room, double. The package includes accommodations in a Master Suite with a view of Chapultepec Park, a personal guide to Coyoacan for an Independence Day celebration, breakfast for two people, access to the 16,000-square-foot spa and fitness center and early check-in/late checkout. For information or reservations, call (800) 235-2387 or visit

THE ESPERANZA RESORT in Cabo San Lucas is promoting a Baja Bliss package that represents a 35% discount compared with high-season prices. The five-night package, available through Sept. 30, includes accommodations in an oceanview Terrace Casita; two 60-minute spa treatments; yoga classes; nonalcoholic beverages from the rooms minibar; DVD and CD rentals from the library; use of beach cabanas; and hotel taxes and service charges. The package costs from $2,217 per room, double. For information or reservations, call (866) 282-3743.

Mexico E-Letter Editor:

Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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