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What Trump effect? Airlines are adding routes to handle growing cross-border travel demand from Mexicans and Americans

What Trump effect? Airlines are adding routes to handle growing cross-border travel demand from Mexicans and Americans

The cushy business-class seats that Rosario Marín books on her regular flights between Los Angeles and Mexico are a far cry from those on the two-day bus journeys she took as a teenager to visit relatives in Mexico City.

A consultant for companies that want to do cross-border commerce, Marín says the bus trips of her youth were mostly crammed with families relying on the least expensive transportation within Mexico. Today, she shares airline cabins with business executives and tourists — and the accommodations are a distinct upgrade.

“There is no luxury when you are sitting in a small seat for two days,” quipped Marín, a former U.S. treasurer who was...

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