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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:47 (11 days ago)

I have a 12 hour layover in Mexico City later this afternoon until
Early tomorrow morning.
Any recommendations on a hotel maybe midway between airport and some of the neighborhoods I’m familiar with like Roma Norte where I might find something interesting to do tonight
Thx

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, May 13, 2022, 17:00 (11 days ago) @ mosesk

I have a 12 hour layover in Mexico City later this afternoon until
Early tomorrow morning.
Any recommendations on a hotel maybe midway between airport and some of the neighborhoods I’m familiar with like Roma Norte where I might find something interesting to do tonight
Thx

I'd stay at the Camino Real right at the airport if I were going to do the hotel thing. Anyplace else and you risk missing your flight. 12 hours zips by. The food is good there!

Camino Real Aeropuerto

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by D-Loco, Friday, May 13, 2022, 17:52 (11 days ago) @ mosesk

Reforma (plenty of hotels there) would be the best for things to do without a car but you wont have the time if your arriving in the late afternoon. Robs suggestion is best other than just crashin' at your gate.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Saturday, May 14, 2022, 01:27 (11 days ago) @ D-Loco

So in conclusion:
I found my ‘pod’ at Terminal 2- and the whole concept is kind of cool… but at 900 pesos…I’d probably be willing to pay for a hotel room at even twice the price…
And by the way T2 is quite a distance from T1- 15-20 minute bus ride and not sure how to make a reservation on the ‘AirTram’. Anyway cheap 30 peso adventure

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by Little Guy @, Saturday, May 14, 2022, 15:23 (10 days ago) @ mosesk

I took the Inter-terminal train on May 13. You can just show your boarding pass and walk on with no fee. It is mostly standup with a few seats for elderly and people with disabilities. I was bemused to see signs asking people to sit on the seats due to covid, so we stood close together holding the handgrips. :)

I was supposed to have a same day connection, but the airline messed up on a matter of documentation. The airline acknowledged its error, but by that the flight had left and I had to overnight at the Camino Real.

It is years since I have been to DF. I remembered that the air was thin, but I had forgotten how thin. I am accustomed to doing 8-16 kilometres of brisk walking (eg. 60-80% of maximum heart rate) every day. I was getting exhausted just walking around the airport terminals.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Sunday, May 15, 2022, 07:32 (9 days ago) @ Little Guy

I took the Inter-terminal train on May 13. You can just show your boarding pass and walk on with no fee. It is mostly standup with a few seats for elderly and people with disabilities. I was bemused to see signs asking people to sit on the seats due to covid, so we stood close together holding the handgrips. :)

I was supposed to have a same day connection, but the airline messed up on a matter of documentation. The airline acknowledged its error, but by that the flight had left and I had to overnight at the Camino Real.

It is years since I have been to DF. I remembered that the air was thin, but I had forgotten how thin. I am accustomed to doing 8-16 kilometres of brisk walking (eg. 60-80% of maximum heart rate) every day. I was getting exhausted just walking around the airport terminals.

The 2 people I asked, both of whom had a uniform, seemed to I dictate I needed a 'reservation' to take the tram

Mexico City

by midalake @, Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:56 (9 days ago) @ mosesk

I took the Inter-terminal train on May 13. You can just show your boarding pass and walk on with no fee. It is mostly standup with a few seats for elderly and people with disabilities. I was bemused to see signs asking people to sit on the seats due to covid, so we stood close together holding the handgrips. :)

I was supposed to have a same day connection, but the airline messed up on a matter of documentation. The airline acknowledged its error, but by that the flight had left and I had to overnight at the Camino Real.

It is years since I have been to DF. I remembered that the air was thin, but I had forgotten how thin. I am accustomed to doing 8-16 kilometres of brisk walking (eg. 60-80% of maximum heart rate) every day. I was getting exhausted just walking around the airport terminals.


The 2 people I asked, both of whom had a uniform, seemed to I dictate I needed a 'reservation' to take the tram

No reservation needed. Just a valid boarding pass for the terminal you are going to.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:04 (9 days ago) @ midalake

I took the Inter-terminal train on May 13. You can just show your boarding pass and walk on with no fee. It is mostly standup with a few seats for elderly and people with disabilities. I was bemused to see signs asking people to sit on the seats due to covid, so we stood close together holding the handgrips. :)

I was supposed to have a same day connection, but the airline messed up on a matter of documentation. The airline acknowledged its error, but by that the flight had left and I had to overnight at the Camino Real.

It is years since I have been to DF. I remembered that the air was thin, but I had forgotten how thin. I am accustomed to doing 8-16 kilometres of brisk walking (eg. 60-80% of maximum heart rate) every day. I was getting exhausted just walking around the airport terminals.


The 2 people I asked, both of whom had a uniform, seemed to I dictate I needed a 'reservation' to take the tram


No reservation needed. Just a valid boarding pass for the terminal you are going to.

Ok
Without beating the issue to death
I didn’t have a boarding pass for T2
I was going to see if the izzzsleep hotel had availability after the one at T1 was full up.
Is it possible the people who told me a reservation was needed meant I needed a flight out and not a ‘reservation’ fir the tram?
Seems unlikely

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by midalake @, Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:11 (9 days ago) @ mosesk

I took the Inter-terminal train on May 13. You can just show your boarding pass and walk on with no fee. It is mostly standup with a few seats for elderly and people with disabilities. I was bemused to see signs asking people to sit on the seats due to covid, so we stood close together holding the handgrips. :)

I was supposed to have a same day connection, but the airline messed up on a matter of documentation. The airline acknowledged its error, but by that the flight had left and I had to overnight at the Camino Real.

It is years since I have been to DF. I remembered that the air was thin, but I had forgotten how thin. I am accustomed to doing 8-16 kilometres of brisk walking (eg. 60-80% of maximum heart rate) every day. I was getting exhausted just walking around the airport terminals.


The 2 people I asked, both of whom had a uniform, seemed to I dictate I needed a 'reservation' to take the tram


No reservation needed. Just a valid boarding pass for the terminal you are going to.


Ok
Without beating the issue to death
I didn’t have a boarding pass for T2
I was going to see if the izzzsleep hotel had availability after the one at T1 was full up.
Is it possible the people who told me a reservation was needed meant I needed a flight out and not a ‘reservation’ fir the tram?
Seems unlikely

They want to make sure you have business going on the tram. [a boarding pass] You miss understood about a "reservation" I have even explained [successfully] that I need to go to T-2 to get my boarding pass, and just arrived at T-1. Again there is no reservation system. Remember the tram is outside the airport secured area, this is why they are checking for boarding passes.