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round trip to Cancun

wisconsin
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round trip to Cancun

Can anyone explain why travel to Cancun, especially flights BACK to the states (Chicago or Minneapolis in particular) take anywhere from 18 - 27 hours, or more, requiring a night somewhere (Dallas, Atlanta, etc)? It didn't use to be like this. you could get down there in 4 hours and back in 4 hours, or thereabouts. Now, it seems they want to punish the Saturday to Saturday trade, but Saturday to Saturday is how the hotels set up their packages. Please help!!

Liverpool, UK
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1. Re: round trip to Cancun

"Can anyone explain why travel to Cancun, especially flights BACK to the states (Chicago or Minneapolis in particular) take anywhere from 18 - 27 hours" - Simply because that's the way the airlines have scheduled the flights, sometimes long layovers are required.

Edmonton
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2. Re: round trip to Cancun

You can book your hotel packages to arrive any day of the week and for as many days as you like, so that is really not an issue. (unless you are talking timeshares???)

Also, I just pulled up Saturdays in July and Nov. (don't know what month you are looking at) and there are many non stop flights from Chicago and some from Minneapolis. I'm not sure what you're looking at that doesn't show that, but there are?

Edited: 6:07 pm, June 12, 2013
wisconsin
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3. Re: round trip to Cancun

We're looking at late Feb, early March. We've been making these kinds of reservations to Cancun since 1976. It's only become impossible to find reasonable flights home for the last two years.

New York City, New...
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4. Re: round trip to Cancun

www.netjets.com have some good itineraries.

Edmonton
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5. Re: round trip to Cancun

Sorry, but I still find direct from Chicago (4 on the Saturdays in Feb. March with United and American) and from Minneapolis (5 on Saturdays with Sun Country, Delta, America West). Not seeing the issue with direct flights?

Edmonton
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6. Re: round trip to Cancun

There are also the same airlines with direct flights home on Saturdays to both cities....

7. Re: round trip to Cancun

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