Please include the airlines.

I'm only interested in direct flights. In particular no flight may be via USA.

Any country in East Asia and Southeast Asia is OK. I'll have a Chinese visa and can enter most other countries visa free or visa on arrival.

So far it seems that Aeromexico flies into Tokyo Japan, Shanghai China, and Seoul (Incheon) Korea. But I'm not even 100% positive these flights are direct.


I plugged "Mexico, anywhere" to "China, anywhere" for a random Friday in August into Skyscanner, and it only throws up one-stop connections - no direct flights. Ditto going to South Korea, India, Singapore. However, there is a single direct flight from Mexico City to Tokyo (14h on Aeromexico).

On a Saturday, I can see a direct flight from Tijuana to Shanghai, as well as Mexico City to Tokyo again.

The flights are AM98 (to Shanghai) and AM58 (to Tokyo). The AM98 code is used for both Mexico City - Tijuana and Tijuana - Shanghai legs of the journey, but looking at a recent flight map it seems pretty clear it's non-stop after Tijuana. AM58, likewise, does not seem to stop.

Going beyond that answer - if you're happy to tolerate a connection anywhere but the US, there are flights which connect in Canada; however, I think they have US-type transit visa requirements, so it might not be any more help. The long way around via a connection in Europe might be worth looking at in case a cheap ticket via some unusual route turns up; you can (mostly) have airside transit without visas there.

  • Yes Skyscanner doesn't seem any good at finding these but they do seem to exist. Inda is neither East nor Southeast Asia by the way. ANA airlines in japan had posted some news about direct flights to Mexico but I couldn't find details. The Shanghai-Tijuana seems to have very good prices at least showing up sometimes. I used to fly Australia-Japan-Canada-Mexico years ago but it works out a bit expensive. Jul 15 '16 at 8:33
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    @hippietrail good catch on India/SE Asia - I just saw "Asia" in the title and forgot the clarification in the text!
    – Andrew
    Jul 15 '16 at 8:40
  • Here's a random link about the ANA flights: "ANA plans direct flights to Mexico City from Narita" Jul 15 '16 at 8:42
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    TIJ is starting to turn into an interesting airport for people traveling between Asia and the Americas who can't or don't want to transit the US...and for people who can, San Diego is a short walk away. Jul 15 '16 at 14:07

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