Maya Air Trip Report
Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:10 AM
Arrived at the International Terminal flying in from Newark to Cancun. Had tickets on Maya Airways already bought in advance and eticket printed out.
Zipped through immigration and customs and had no bags so was out front in less than 30 minutes. With 1.5 hours to go. I watched for a sign for Lomas Travel and found someone holding up a card pretty quickly. He asked if we wanted to go to the Maya Air terminal right away and that should have tipped me off.
We went right away in a nice AC'd suburban and were dropped at the door. Be warned. This terminal is no frills. There is a snack machine and a drink machine which ate AJ's money. (He borrowed some tape from an office and taped it over the coin slots.) AC works PURTY good but not great. Very bare bones waiting room. So advise not getting there more than about 45 minutes before your flight and bring a bottle of water and/or a snack with you.
The flight was very low and very smooth. 20 minutes from take off to landing as reported. Friendly staff. They were taking big bags and they were taking away anything bigger than a backpack or large purse and stowing it in the hold but you could see it the whole time as they keep the bags right in the same room until everyone goes out to the plane.
They take big bags but no pets.
In Cozumel, landing and take off is from the main terminal so you would be waiting in considerably more comfort for a flight back.
Next time I have to do this I think I'll hang around in the main terminal for a bit, grab a drink and snacks and then go find the free shuttle bus or Lomas Travel guy about 50 minutes before the flight is scheduled to leave.
AJ mentions that he would make alternate bag drag plans in bad weather. This is a sturdy, warhorse of a propeller plane that holds??? 20 or more people??? But he doesn't think it has the fancy electronic gear that lets pilots land easily blind. As long as they can fly below the cloud cover all should be well. I believe he said we were flying at 1500 feet and I can believe it as I could easily see houses and cars until we got out over the channel.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:37 AM
It was the AC system and fog was rolling out of the vents.
Nah Ha 602
Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:14 PM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:45 AM
The 8 people on board along with the pilots got a little sweaty once the cold gold ac stopped pouring out although it only cools back about 3 rows anyway. Tip: the emergency information cards make pretty good fans.
AJ said he wasn't alarmed because there was an off duty pilot on board as one of the passengers and he was joking with the pilots the whole time they were waiting. So I guess....things happen. And at least it's a problem that can be fixed easily and fairly quickly. To give it a sense of perspective, I've been bumped off 3 count 'em 3 United flights in the last year because of mechanical problems they couldn't fix in a timely manner.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:14 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:05 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:21 AM
""Good day ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking, this is a routine annousment: OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN....""
and my compadre he did not tell me anithing...we took of and he just start hitting me in the leg...
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