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Catching flight at Cancun

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Burlington, VT
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Catching flight at Cancun

My flight is at Tue 11am. How early should I need to be at the airport? I know there are checkings you got to go through which I heard it was very slow.

Winnipeg
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1. Re: Catching flight at Cancun

We always plan on being at the airport two hours in advance. That is enough time to get through security

lexington, ky
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2. Re: Catching flight at Cancun

was there three weeks ago, took less than 1 hour via air mexico to atlanta. they barely went through anything, this was on a saturday

Illinois
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3. Re: Catching flight at Cancun

Depends on the time of day and what airline you're flying...If you're flying a charter, and there aren't multiple flights all leaving at around the same time, then the lines at check in won't be as long...If you're flying American, Continental, etc...be prepared to wait a good hour in line, maybe more.

It's taken me as little as 15 minutes to get from taxi to my gate, and as long as 2 hours.