AIR TRAVEL TO MORELIA:

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Several students generally travel to Michoacan by air. It is more expensive than bus travel, but there are several good reasons to fly and advantages to doing so.

1) If you are pressed for time at the beginning or end of the trip, flying will get you to you destination much more quickly.

2) Since flying is faster than bus travel, you may arrive at your destination less fatigued.

3) If you or your loved ones are concerned about the border problem and nasty reputation of Cd. Juarez, flying is a way to avoid an overland crossing of the border.

4) Airlines take a lot of the responsibility and headache out of getting one's tourist card and getting it officially and legally stamped.

5) Air travel can be a way to minimize hotel costs.

6) Contrariwise, air travel can allow you to arrive early at Morelia or an intermediate destination (Mexico City or Guadalajara) with time to explore.

If you want to fly, Use the wiki to form a group. I have created a page for students to use to communicate about air travel. Use the edit tab or the discussion button. Likewise, let the directors know so we can help you to form a group. We do not want anyone traveling alone. Below is the best fare at present. Any travel agent can book it or you can do it yourself using Travelocity, Expedia , Orbitz, etc.. Atlas, AAA Travel Agency, and Travelhost are agencies students have used with success. Book your flights as early as possible to get the lowest fares. It is sometimes much cheaper (see below) to go to El Paso and then fly out of Cd. Juarez. In April, the best Orbitz fare for the round trip was $476.00 flying AeroMéxico (departing Cd. Juarez and arriving in Morelia). Another possibility would be to fly to Mexico City and take the bus from there. Another option recommended by a regular traveler to Morelia is to fly to Guadalajara and take the bus from there.

Round trip: Albuquerque – Morelia (as of April 2, 2010)
Flight starting around $713.00(Several Carriers)- plus taxes and fees.

Roundtrip: Ciudad Juárez – Morelia
Flight starting around $476.00 (AeroMexico)- Plus the cost of getting from Albuquerque to Cd. Juarez - (Plus the cost of getting from Albuquerque to Cd. Juarez - $27.00 each way by bus - Americanos = $531.00 plus taxes and fees.

Roundtrip: Albuquerque – Mexico City (you then take the bus to Morelia)
Flight starting around $435.00 plus $300.00 pesos (25.00) for the bus Primer Plus each way = $485.00 plus taxes and fees.

Roundtrip: Ciudad Juárez – Mexico City (you then take the bus to Morelia)
Flight starting around $284.00 plus $300.00 pesos (25.00) for the bus Primer Plus each way = $334.00 total (Plus the cost of getting from Albuquerque to Cd. Juarez - $27.00 each way by bus - Americanos = $388.00 plus taxes and fees).