Step 01: Book your flight
Remember! Your final destination is Huatulco. Depending where you are flying from will depend what airline you choose. A good option for San Francisco and Los Angeles is Aeromexico, which offers direct flights to Mexico City. When searching for a flight, try and look for the least amount of travel time. If you are flying in from San Francisco for example, you generally want the flight that leaves late at night, sometime around 11:00pm to 12:15am and arrives in Mexico City at 5:30am the next morning.
You will then need a flight from Mexico City to Hautulco (HUX is the airport code) which generally leaves around 11:00am and arrives around 12:30pm in Huatulco. Make sure you let Josh know your flight schedule way ahead of time if possible.
Step 02: Arrive in Mexico City
If arriving first in Mexico City, you will need to go through customs there. If you arrive on the early morning flight to Mexico City, sometimes there is a long line to get through customs. Try to get off the plane as fast as you can to avoid the long lines. Once you get through customs, never put your board on the re-check carousel. Take the time to re-check your bag with your airline. With Aeromexico, you walk outside customs, walk upstairs and to your left. Find an agent (cut in line if there is one) and re-check your bag. This will save you the hassle of arriving in Huatulco without surfboards. This is written from experience!
When you are situated in Mexico City, boards re-checked, through security and waiting for your plane, check out the First Class lounges. You can pay to get in if you didn’t fly first class, (around 40.00 dollars US) take a shower, use the internet, eat and drink and be merry. Well worth the money spent.