Flying to Coz or Cancun -- Is the Bag Drag Worth it?
Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:35 PM
I prefer to fly directly into Cozumel's small but modern airport. It saves time and, especially on the return, it means you can leave a lot later to get to the airport because you don't have a ferry and bus ride to add in to the mix.
But sometimes you can save a ton and get much better connections flying into Cancun.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:42 AM
Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:59 AM
First of all, you can't catch an early morning flight out of CUN because the first ferry runs at 5 or 6 AM and then you still have to bus or taxi it up to the airport. Secondly, even if you have a later flight, you have to leave quite early. Allow 45 minutes for the ferry crossing and one hour for the bus to the airport. So you have to leave minimum 4 hours ahead.
It's worth checking out doing a multiple destination trip if that's feasible with the airlines you can use. I've, for example, flown In to Cancun on occasion when the connection was a lot better. And then OUT of Cozumel.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 12:30 PM
How much is 3 to 4 hours worth, compared to the cost to fly directly into Cozumel.
If the difference between Coz and Cancun is 300 bucks in airfare...I'd pay the price.
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:31 PM
I just have to get my wife to not talk to the airport timeshare people...
Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:50 PM
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 06:50 PM
When I worked for a small bush airline in Alaska, I was surprised at how many people had never flown in a small plane. It can be a tight fit, but I love small planes. Since they code share with I believe AeroMexico, the cost can be lower if included in the original purchase from some airlines. It is so much easier to depart from Cozumel, just no comparison to getting to and from Cancun and at times, Cancun can be a nightmare of over crowding.
Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:07 PM
Sometimes you get lucky though. I found a non-stop round trip flight from Cincinnati to Cancun in last Nov. for this coming June 10-26th for $280ea. So my wife and I are going to spend the first and last parts of our vacation in Akumal with a week in Coz in the middle.
I agree. For that kind of price differential plus the convenience, I'd go for Cacun under those circumstances. Do watch out for any returns from Cancun before noon, however. And a morning flight basically means you'll have to spend the night before in Playa.
Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:44 PM
If you only have 5 nights or 7 nights for vacay we hate to waste a single minute...or a few hours doing the bag drag.
BUT...if we can save $200. each going into Cancun instead of Cozumel...we'll do it.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:01 AM
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:29 PM
Now we pay the extra and fly right into Cozumel.
I have paid up to $700.00 a person at Christmas time for a direct flight to Cozumel and this July 1st we are paying just over $350.00 per person with a short layover each way (prices include tax).
These are out of Chicago and we grabbed them when they hit that low. I then went to work and said, buy the way I need more time off in July, I just bought airline tickets.....
I guess were luckly to get them this cheap and we will be on the island early that day and ready to enjoy our first day.
Now all I have to do is figure out where we are going to stay? It looks like it will just be Terry and I this trip so we are going to roll the dice and wait until the last minute, say 5-6 weeks out and see what kind of deal we can get.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:02 PM
It seems the last time I did the Cancun/small plane to Cosumel we made it in a similar time frame.
I need a Cozumel fix!
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