✅ Verified Review
| Mexico City airport has grown in the most anarchic way since its construction in the 50s, adding patches here and there, constrained by its location almost mid-city and urban encroachment and explosive passenger growth. Terminal 1 shows all the additions made over a building that in its original conception can only be called a 'ranch airport': T1 has the domestic departures check-in in the lower level, as well as 80s tiles on the floor. The new check-in areas of the international departures area are better and newer but look added hastily. Arrivals hall in T1 is cramped and poorly designed: rush hour means queue will overfill. Then you go through baggage claim (you can take 40 mins if the baggage goes through narcotic inspection) and the infamous customs semaphore, which is soon to disappear. T2 was built as an emergency add-on after the failure to construct a new airport in the past decade. While it is more ample, better lit, less crowded and modern, it was allowed to free fall almost from the day of its inauguration. Floors are sinking, carpets are tired and torn and overall looks like it seriously lacks maintenance. The most grievous problems in both terminals come from the rudeness of the security and immigration staff, who contradict in each possible way the country's hospitality. The other one is the Union of Porters that prevent you from taking the carts all the way to your car. Overall, the airport has gone to the bottom of a long, improvised road to decrepitude and one can only hope the construction of the New Airport goes and ends all according to planned.