I come to the site every other day, and echo Dono's post, where is everyone. And while searching for a cheaper way I found a great rate on SouthWest to Cancun. And as we are only flying from Houston it isn't that long and we'll be in Coz with plenty of time to enjoy some afternoon appetizers and a marg or two on our first days sunset! But as I research this great rate I find a wicked little snake in the grass - check this.
+Passenger Facility Charge
+Security Fee1 Security Fee is the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee.
+U.S. Customs User Fee
+U.S. APHIS User Fee
+U.S. Immigration User Fee
+Mexico International Airport Departure Tax
+Mexico Tourism Tax
Total per Passenger
x 2 Passenger(s)
1 Security Fee is the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee.
So, my little $198 flight grew to a porky & portly $311.09. Still cheaper than the $500 plus (plus the same fees) a direct flight will take, and only cost us a couple of hours each way. Combined with a short flight from Houston, having never been to Carmen (and curious) the diversion is all part of the Mexican travel experience. I have traveled some rough travel locations in my lifetime (Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Burma - when it was Burma and plenty of others) and all of them were worth the difficulties they presented. I recently enjoyed jumping on the public bus in Progresso to get to Merida when I didn't like the deal Carnival was slinging - then we grabbed a cab back. Yeah, my destinations have definitely become more tame as the world changes.
Bottom line, thanks SouthWest, your saving us a little money. And thanks to the governments on both sides for all the taxes & fees that help keep too many travelers from making it to Coz to realize this little paradise! Jeez, $113 in fees & taxes. That's roughly a 57% increase.
Okay, stepping off the soap box!