Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Mexicali
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 9h 22m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Mexicali from Chicago O'Hare Airport were found on Volaris ($211) and Multiple Airlines ($292), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($324) and VivaAerobus ($347).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Seat OK, but full row. Social distancing OK."
Cons: "Passengers use face masks for the most part, but encouragement (not enforcement) by crew might be considered."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything went smooth. Except the part where my flight was changed twice with a last minute notice."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable and the entertainment was good."
Cons: "Honestly, almost everything was good. At the meal time, the flight attendants spilled a lot tomato sauce on my white sweater. Of course it was very uncomfortable, they apologized and try to clean the mess and my sweater, but obviously they couldn’t make it. It was very embarrassing for me. I had to take off my sweater and wear only my winter coat. I suggest they should be more careful."
Pros: "Everything went according to schedule, staff was suoee friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Pros: "I had a 1:59hr delay takeoff which made me lose the connection in CDMX to GUA and had the worst service attitude from an Aeromexico personnel at the counter."
Cons: "Train the staff in quality service. Focus on empathy."
Pros: "The personal tv"
Cons: "Better service on taking our carry one with us"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "No delays. Had delays on both flights."
Pros: "The services and the comfort"
Cons: "Everything its good"
Pros: "The good customer service provided"
Cons: "The plane took off 30 minutes later than expected"
Cons: "They over sold my flight did not let me board"
Pros: "They provde fod and dinks"
Cons: "Baggage fees"
Pros: "I missed my connection flight. I couldn’t get my situation fixed and got stranded in Mexico City because of the most horrendous service I have experienced in my entire life."
Cons: "The organization for boarding. Communication and costumer service. I am really disappointed on this airline"
Cons: "I am assuming because it was a Delta airplane we didn’t have the option to watch movies. The Aeromexico planes always have monitors to watch them. I missed that on this flight."
Pros: "A bit late the take off but within reasonable margins. We arrived 10 min late, so not bad"
Cons: "There was not red wine, other than that no complaints"
Pros: "Great prices!"
Pros: "Well organized"
Cons: "People in the airline need to be a bit more frienly"
Pros: "service was good"
Cons: "There was no Wi-Fi even though there was signs in the plane of Wi-Fi availability"
Cons: "Ran out of fuel and had to make atop at St. Louis for about 1-1/2 hrs So got delayed needed to get to Chicago at 11 and ended up at 1:30"
Pros: "Everything was nice"
Cons: "Charge for baggage"
Cons: "Was late 2 hours"
Cons: "THE FOOd"
Pros: "free meal and free alcoholic beverage!"
Cons: "thought your carry on luggage rules were more relaxed. however we ended up getting charged an extra $80 for 2 carry on bags that were overweight. never had an overweight restriction on a carry on before."
Cons: "2 1/2 hour wait in line to check in. then had to rush to gate to make it 10 minutes before take off. Charged us $50 for I am not sure what. Only had 2 carry on bags Had reserved earlier seats but was not honored. Sat in last row on plane next to bathrooms. I will never take this f....n airlines again. Rather pay more or be inconvenienced than deal with this incompetent, greedy so called airlines."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "they want to charge you for every little thing they can, terrible service, poor communication skills (even in spanish) definitely will try to avoid flying again with this "airline". too bad I still have to fly back home with them"
Cons: "The poor profesionalism not having flys on timeline"
Pros: "Easy, inexpensive flight from Chicago to Mexico City."
Pros: "Brand new plane. Lots of extra leg room coming from a guy of 6 ft."
Pros: "The arraivile bean early than than a espect at :"
Cons: "Food :;("
Pros: "The fact that we were served a snack."
Cons: "It took way too long to xheck in."
Pros: "None of the food was likable."
Cons: "The main meal was terrible...sticky pasta with little to no taste. A bun that tasted like it sat out a day on the table. No butter, no salt, no pepper. And pudding with both meals? yuck!"
Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "When I first bought the ticket two months ago they rescheduled my departure time. Then two days before my departure they rescheduled my departure time again then when I get to the airport the departure time went 3 hours behind."
Pros: "the worse airline"
Pros: "Salir del avión"
Cons: "Se demoró en salir, el vuelo fue de 4 horas (madugada) no pude dormir nada, el asiento era impresentable. Nada de entretenimiento a bordo. Habia unas pantallitas en el techo pero como todas, inútiles."
Pros: "It was easy access. No hidden fees. And everything was in order. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Quick buy, and go no hastle."
Pros: "Attendants were respectful and caring"
Cons: "Space between seats and rows."
Pros: "Checking in was fast and easy"
Cons: "Extremely poor, my flight was delayed for two hours."
Pros: "On time, courteous service, great movie selection in English and Spanish! Actually served a warm breakfast!"
Cons: "No other open cafes at gate in OHare."
Pros: "Price and promotions."
Cons: "The free wifi service had to many restrictions and it was hard to communicate with other services and with friends ,that await your status on the boarding room. Benito Juarez airport Mexico D.F"
Pros: "Everything was ok"
Cons: "I pay $ 80 dollars for my 2 luggage I think your prices are ridiculous."
Cons: "That we got delayed because of weather but that isn't anyone's fault"
Pros: "The staff was very professional"
Pros: "Delayed for over an hour and a half"
Pros: "Above average amount of leg room. Plane was very clean."
Cons: "Seats could have a bit more padding. Sitting becomes uncomfortable quickly."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Cons: "First time flying Volaris, both flights were delayed. The seats were very uncomfortable and overall bad experience."
Pros: "Crew was wood"
Cons: "I was flying with my husband and 3 you. Children and couldn’t sit together. I was not told the high luggage charges and that I could register before for a cheaper rate. The lines to check in were over 1 hour and 20 minutes wait. The flight attendants do not speak English so could not communicate or help me at all."
Pros: "I only chose this flight because it is direct to Guadalajara."
Cons: "Let me pay for my bags ahead of time. Seats are the smallest in the industry. Hurt my knees when the person in front of my moved. Charging money for everything isn't worth the money. My money is in my bag. The little bit of revenue you get from these sales isn't worth the lack of good will and discomfort given to the passengers."
Pros: "the price"
Cons: "Volaris's system apparently was malfunctioning that prevented anyone from checking in online or through any app which caused stress the day before travel. Even worse, they couldnt even check in at the gate and had to fill out forms by hand, which caused a 2 hours delay!"
Cons: "I had to pay for check in at counter because I could do it online. Their system didn’t work well. Ridiculous"
Cons: "Everything’s was worse I never use this aerolíne very upset"
Pros: "Flight cost and on time"
Cons: "Seat are not so confy and they serve absolutely no water. No wifi for in flight movie or anything. If here was it was not clearly offered either."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and on time."
Cons: "Seats are a little hard no cushion"
Cons: "El equipaje tardó mucho en salir"
Cons: "Deliver bags"
Pros: "Efficient at the desk getting boarding passes. Flight was on time. Got us safely to and from Mexico."
Cons: "Offer some type of food, not just chips. Return flight I asked 3 times for a glass of water and was never given one."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "At least they keep you informed of the delays"
Cons: "Being on time"
Cons: "Never booking with this airline again."
Pros: "Crew was pleasent once in the air, and seats were good by emergency exit"
Cons: "Communication with why the hell we kept changing gates and why we were delayed almost hours, especially the crew at the gates. Compensation once I the air with snacks or drinks, something that says that you guys care about the delay and horrible communication."
Cons: "It was an overnight flight so I would have appreciated if the crew members refrain from super loud conversations right next to my seat (I was obviously trying to sleep as everyone else on the flight."
Cons: "luggage waiting time and boarding"
Pros: "Flight left on time! No hassle with carryon"
Cons: "I hate paying for water. Legroom was ridiculously short."
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "The staff were helpful in answering my concerns."
Cons: "A little extra attentiveness goes a long way. My suggestion is offer light snacks and water. It’s a kind welcoming gesture."
Pros: "This was an on time flight"
Cons: "The seats are not confortable"
Cons: "when we arrived to LAX we had to wait on the runway for about 45 minutes because supposedly there was another airplane in the place where we suppose to disembark."
Pros: "Right on time. No frills. What you want in a 70 dollar flight"
Cons: "All good."
Cons: "Will never fly with this airline, volaris charged me $60.00 for normal check in bag."
Cons: "Not having to walk in the rain to terminal"
Pros: "How fast the actual flight was."
Cons: "The accuracy of the departure information."
Cons: "Gate decision because we had to wait until last minute to announce"
Pros: "Efficient. Left late but arrived on time."
Cons: "No need to get to the gate 1hr30 before take off."
Cons: "They don't follow procedures for all, if your white and speak English then you won't ask for nationality, if you are brown and speak the native toung you will be asked if you are a citizen to that country or if your flying with a visa mean while they have the passport in their hands. return flight was canceled with not much notice"
Pros: "The movie selection."
Cons: "This was probably one of the worst flights I’ve ever had to deal with, the plane was 3 hours late causing me to miss my connection and having to buy a completely new flight. I’m very very displeased and they didn’t offer to help anyone get to gates with connections or for vouchers or refunds."
Pros: "Low prices and attractive flight schedules"
Cons: "Hard to keep track of all the additional fees. Very little legroom."
Pros: "Good time and no delays."
Cons: "Seats are large but hard Sell food. Nothing free."
Pros: "nothing of the flying company I liked the bags have cost, the snaks also have terrible cost company I do not return to travel by volaris"
Cons: "nothing of the flying company I liked the bags have cost, the snaks also have terrible cost company I do not return to travel by volaris"
Pros: "Tight seats"
Pros: "Easy reservation and economical"
Cons: "Nothing g I like it all"
Cons: "No real food"
Pros: "I did not get a reservation number when the flight was booked. I was not allowed on the plane. Randy"
Cons: "Refund or credit"
Pros: "It was very on time"
Cons: "The bag fee is excessive"
Pros: "Flight got dekayed, staff neber smiled, rude!!! And i have neber felt such tublences in my life time. Flight attebdants did not bother to say thank you or one smile but talk to others of their own i find it rude!!!! I asked fkr water, brought to me 10 min late and was not cold or fresh in a plastic cup???"
Cons: "Charge way too much. Charged to pick a seat when doing check in from the app. Only reason doing check in from app was so I wouldn’t get charged for getting boarding pass at desk."
Pros: "The flight was just fine"
Cons: "The main problem was that when I checked in online, I tried to add on more piece of luggage—for a total of 2 checked in. But the computer ended up totaling it as 3 pieces of luggage. There seemed to be no way to change this online. So I asked them to change it when I got to the airport, but they wouldn’t. What was done couldn’t be changed. Another issue I have is with this review questionnaire. They are questions for rating the food and entertainment which the airlines don’t provide anymore. These should be removed from the survey. They should, however, ask how was the process of making the reservation, check-in, and customer service in general. Both from the airline, and any third party service like kayak or kiwi. I’m not satisfied with kiwi as they were closed when I tried to call them. So I had to just fend for myself and spend money needlessly."
Pros: "Volaris has good pricing and is mostly always on time"
Cons: "Boarding took forever and was not organized. They lined everyone up to check documents and then just left us standing in line for half an hour until boarding."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Short leg room"
Pros: "Nonstop San Francisco to Guadalajara"
Cons: "Negative legroom, some rows were full others empty, cabin crew couldn't care less about passengers, never even offered me a beverage or food (even though I would have refused due to excessive fees for everything!), most announcements were in Spanish even though the flight originated in San Francisco. The worst part was the seating being so tight I could not put my knees in front of me and I had to endure the entire flight in pain. I would never have been able to get out in an emergency because my legs were twisted like pretzels and they were in cramps with circulation cut off. Why is there no law against passenger abuse like this? Why should I pay extra just to be comfortable for a few hours? I'm 6'4" and not that giant but these seats were sized for children. Cabin crew never tried to reseat me in one of the numerous empty rows yet they allowed others to sleep across the empty rows. They saw how unsettled I was yet ignored me. Why don't they distribute passengers evenly instead of filling some rows and leaving some empty? They charged me $50 to carry on my bag saying "We're not allowed to have carry on bags." Unless I paid $50 and then carry on bags are fine. Checked bags were $30 but with expensive electronics in my bag I was not going to risk it to the baggage handling crew with their knack for destroying bags every day. I will never fly Volaris again, no matter how inexpensive they are."
Pros: "the timing"
Cons: "baggage limits"
Cons: "Flights were comfortable. There were no complementary snacks or beverages. Luggage I checked in Puerto Escondido did not arrive in Cabo San Lucas when I did. There was no agent from VivaAerobus available at the airport for me to talk to. I will have to wait until tomorrow morning to begin trying to get my luggage. My Spanish is very poor, but there a lot of visitors who do not speak Spanish. The English speaking skills of VivaAerobus employees is poor."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Pros: "Clean new plane"
Cons: "No free food or drink. They give you a menu with overpriced sandwiches, then inform you they've run out. One look around the plane and you see no one is eating. You have to pay with credit card and wont accept cash, which is nonsense! Had to ask them 3 times for my cup of noodles."
Pros: "Cleanliness of the plane and cabin"
Cons: "Online check-in needs work!"
Pros: "Very friendly and welcoming crew."
Cons: "Service was great!"
Cons: "No way to get a refund, which seems crazy in light of the COVID-19 situation."
Pros: "the fly was delayed and the seats are too crowd"
Pros: "Quick, expedient checkin & boarding"
Pros: "Able to fall asleep as soon as possible during my flight."
Cons: "For starters, when I checked in I was charged for a damn carry on!?!? Super unexpected expense, and in my opinion wrongfully executed. I was told that I had to pay for my carry on or else I could not board the plane. When I asked why, he said it was over the limit, I weighed it and then he said, u have to add the other small bag too. — THE OTHER SMALL BAG WAS A BAG FILLED WITH SOUVENIR ITEMS PURCHASED AT THEIR AIRPORT PRIOR TO ME CHECKING IN! I explained that and of course nothing happened. The viva aerobús person that ran the register is called Jose A. Carrizo #21 badge. 31/12/2021. - The problem is not the amount that I paid, but the fact that customers before me were not asked to pay, even though I could clearly read the numbers on the scale as they weighed it. My bag weighed 10 kg exactly. i weighed it when I packed it. And the other bag was a bag used to carry around souvenirs from the airport. I think this was a bad way to do business and I’m simply not happy about it."
Cons: "Terrible turbulence and very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great. They gave very good service."
Cons: "The menu listed sandwiches but they didn’t have any :( The temperature inside the plane was so stuffy and hot. I prefer warmer temperatures but this was terrible."
Pros: "Price is unbeatable. Convenient direct flight. The rest is all charged so I didn't make use of it. But for those who did pay, it seemed to be fine."
Cons: "If at least water was provided for free."
Cons: "Leaving on time would have been better"
Cons: "Keep doing what you guys are doing well"
Cons: "3 hours late"
Pros: "New planes, los cost, relatively on time"
Cons: "Checkin in, boarding, Seats, on board entertainment, food"
Cons: "Did not my luggage"
Cons: "They weighed bags 3 times just to to to get money not for the safety of the flight"
Cons: "seats don't even recline"
Cons: "Luggage delivery is still incredibly slow!! 20 mins for the first piece"
Pros: "great ease of boarding comfy seats new plane"
Cons: "free beer"
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "Flight in time"
Cons: "1. Couldn’t do web check-in 2. When picked my seat in vivaerobus website , emergency seats were not indicated, as a result, i got exactly a seat infront of the emergency seats line. Not only my seat wouldn’t lean, it was also less than 90 degrees. I was terribly uncomfortable the whole flight!!!"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the overcharged me for a mistake in the name, so insulting."
Cons: "Mex AirPort ,"
Pros: "It was above my expectations"
Cons: "They made annousments only in Spanish while boarding"
Pros: "Worst customer service I have ever been subject too"
Cons: "Kept us 50 mins on tarmac without any explication"
Cons: "Not good organization while boarding, too much turbulence, very uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Great service, I really recommend. Un servicio muy bueno"
Cons: "They canceled my reservation but did not notify me in any way. I showed up to the airport with no flight. I will never fly this airline again."
Cons: "Better staff"
Cons: "This airline is always delayed and it’s always too much. This time was 1:30 hours late and we were standing 30 min more in the destination. So. This airline is the worst"
Cons: "It was delayed by an hour"
Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Cheap and on time"
Cons: "Crew that didn't care and didn't greet passengers"
Pros: "This is a cheap ticket."
Cons: "They tried to charge me for carry on luggage even though I was under weight and under size. They aggressively tried to take my carryon and told me I had to pay 41$ per bag or I could not get on plane. Only when I asked for a manager and found someone to interpret for me and show with a measuring tape and we did they allow me on... total scam - the gate attendant conned at least 15 people before us that had smaller bags that they had to pay (very aggressively in Spanish and many passengers did not speak Spanish so gave in and payed just to get on flight). Once on the flight- you can adjust your seat which for me wasn’t a big deal at 5’1” but any taller would be an issue. You pay for even water on this flight."
Cons: "Was horrible"
Pros: "ok time , good plane"
Cons: "you could AT LEAST offer a bottle of waterFREE!!!"
Pros: "45 minutes after the original departure time, without any information about."
Pros: "There was a gluten free option for snacks! Thanks!"
Cons: "We were delayed and there was no apology given. We missed our next flight because of the delay. Bummer."
Cons: "I missed my flight due to an emergency and they made no effort to help me out, they essentially said you lost your flight buy another one."
Pros: "The food, sunsets, beaches were amazing."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "they charge for baggage and food"
Cons: "7 hrs delay.."
Pros: "In time"
Cons: "Placed on waiting list. Overbook 20 percent"
Pros: "After the theft, nothing really."
Cons: "They stole all of my partner's jewellery, 2 iPhone cables and an expensive 4 USB wall charger."
Cons: "Horrible service"
Airlines flying from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Mexicali have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Mexicali
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Mexicali
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Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Mexicali
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