My 11-hour flight from Mexico City to Paris aboard the Aeromexico 787-9 in business class was superb.
Boarding began late, but due to favorable tailwinds we still landed on time. I was first to board and found the 787 cabin immaculate and well-lit. I’d call the color scheme fairly pedestrian, but still sharp.
The flight attendants were exceptional: the purser did a lot of work herself, addressed me by surname, and was absolutely charming. Every member of the crew was very nice.
Dinner was served shortly after takeoff, beginning with a cheese course. I chose short ribs served with couscous, nuts, and spicy tomatillos for my main course. While the presentation was poor, the meat was spiced nicely and I loved the cooked nuts and tomatillos. Due to the late hour, the entire meal was served on a single tray.
Dessert choices included cake or three flavors of ice cream. I had a bit of chocolate ice cream.
All meals were served via cart:
I managed to sleep for about six hours.
When I woke up with a couple hours to go, I checked out the in-flight “buffet” in the middle of the business class cabin. Selections included soft drinks, water, coffee, sandwiches, nuts, and chips.
Breakfast was served before landing and included a nice omelet with black beans and red sauce. The cappuccino was excellent.
My only complaint was that the wi-fi did not work the entire flight, or at least each time I attempted to connect. At least the 11:55 P.M. CT departure represented an ideal time to be disconnected.
We landed on time in Paris and I saw the livery of our aircraft for the first time:
While my data set (only two flights ) is limited, I found my journey from Los Angeles to Paris via Mexico City on Aeromexico to be near-flawless. Aeromexico shorthaul and longhaul is a solid product that I will now recommend. Remember, Aeromexico has both 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft in the fleet. The 787-8 has different business class seats (less spacious 2-2-2) than featured above.