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Now included on Mexicana flights: free Scandinavian escort!

My recent blogging delinquency has stemmed from our recent vacation to Baja California Sur over Semana Santa (Holy Week) here in Mexico. As you can look forward to hearing about in painful detail in a subsequent blog post, we had a VERY BAD experience with AeroMexico trying to get from Mexico City to La Paz.  AeroMexico had been enjoying a honeymoon period as “my new favorite airline”.  Unfortunately, its rotten lying employees & willingness to let teen girls board an aircraft even after throwing up on the carpet 5 feet outside the airplane ramp entry point has sent Aeromexico plummeting to the bottom of my list. (well, let’s be honest: at least until it has the cheapest price for somewhere I need to go)

Long story short, I have begun to pay closer attention to AeroMexico’s top rival, Mexicana, including the 20 emails Mexicana sends me each week touting their hot deals. For whatever reason, the promotional email I received today seemed particularly noteworthy.  Maybe it’s because of the Marketing class I am currently taking in my MBA program, where we recently discussed how certain advertisements use different tactics to sell a product. Let’s just say, airline tickets seem to be the last thing on one’s mind when you look at this ad:

Sex sells, anyone?

A few follow up questions:

  • Does that guy live in Mexico? Because I haven’t seen him.
  • Or is the point supposed to be that you will meet that guy if you fly to Canada? Because seriously… (Am resisting making a snide Canada-joke here, in the event that I have unknown Canadian readers.)
  • Am I just having trouble with depth perception, or is that a 3rd person’s arm grabbing the edge of the tub on the right?
  • These people haven’t even OPENED their bottle of wine. How realistic is that?
  • That “from $218 USD” price clearly only reflects flights between Nuevo Laredo and Laredo. Because I have never seen a flight that cheap from Mexico to the US.
  • Not to be redundant, but again, are they implying that guy will fly with you from Mexico to some international destination? Because either he doesn’t live here, or someone needs to tell me which colonia he resides in within Mexico City so I can alert my single friends.

Soon to come!! Tales of the good part of our Semana Santa trip– Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz. Note to self: the beaches of La Paz are a must do. Book your flights now! (on Mexicana)

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6 Comments on “Now included on Mexicana flights: free Scandinavian escort!”

  1. #1 Chunk
    on Apr 12th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Been reading your blog for a long time. I love reading it.

    So today I’m bored and just surfing around the web when I saw a picture of you on a weird website. Scroll down and there you are!

    I think you were making Lucha Libre signals.

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=48698

  2. #2 Steve
    on Apr 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Maybe he can pour the wine with his impossibly long arm…

    The one silver lining to bad travel experiences is that it often makes for good blogging.

  3. #3 mjesf
    on Apr 15th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    My guesses as to your questions:

    * Does that guy live in Mexico? Because I haven’t seen him.

    He could be a guy with a secret Mennonite past who could give detailed explanations as to why queso menonito is superior cheese.

    * Or is the point supposed to be that you will meet that guy if you fly to Canada? Because seriously… (Am resisting making a snide Canada-joke here, in the event that I have unknown Canadian readers.)

    See the above answer.

    * Am I just having trouble with depth perception, or is that a 3rd person’s arm grabbing the edge of the tub on the right?

    You just may be right. Exactly what is going on in the hot tub?

    * These people haven’t even OPENED their bottle of wine. How realistic is that?

    Completely unrealistic.

    * That “from $218 USD” price clearly only reflects flights between Nuevo Laredo and Laredo. Because I have never seen a flight that cheap from Mexico to the US.

    SFO – PVR in the off season is USD 218 before taxes (What’s about USD 100 between friends?)

    * Not to be redundant, but again, are they implying that guy will fly with you from Mexico to some international destination? Because either he doesn’t live here, or someone needs to tell me which colonia he resides in within Mexico City so I can alert my single friends.

    Having seen my fair share of redheads in el DF, I suspect that the latter statement in response to your question is true.

  4. #4 Julie
    on Apr 15th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Chunk– Thanks for the website tip! Ha, in fact we were throwing gang signs– I am surprised you were not easily able to read the word “blood” spelled with my fingers. ;)
    Steve– Amen to that; where would bloggers be without incompetent airlines?? ;)
    mjesf– you raise some good points w/the mennonite angle…and I’m glad you share my wine-bottle-related skepticism!!

  5. #5 Reyna
    on May 14th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I was looking for info. on Mexico City and came upon your blog, it is pretty hilarious! Let me just make some points:

    1. Mexicans, along with many Latin Americans are obsessed with putting white, blonde people in adds and on tv. Though I must say blondes in Brazil are everywhere and in Mexico there aren’t many, HOWEVER…

    2. I have an American gringo friend who studied in Monterrey, Mexico. When he arrived on campus, he said he was surprised and excited to see so many exchange students. When he got closer, they were all speaking Spanish and he realized they were Mexican. He assumed they weren’t because many were blonde. There are tons of white Mexicans everywhere in Monterrey, and there are pockets across the country…

    The other references to Mennonite Mexicans in Chihuahua is true…there is a famous Scandinavian-Mexican lead singer of Los Fancy Free, a Mexico City band. Check them out: http://www.bungalow.de/losfancyfree/bio.htm

  6. #6 Jsalva
    on Jun 4th, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I have seen several of those in Mexico City, try Santa Fe, Las Lomas, Bosques or Pedregal… you probably can find a couple of them in Polanco as well… Try going to Ragga nightclub in Antara Mall… WOW! I wish so many good looking people would visit the nightclubs here in Memphis, TN… maybe I should consider moving to Mexico… hmmm

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