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#232900 - 26 June 13 6:09 am - America/Chicago Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now.
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Loc: Cayo, Belize, Central America
I just left Belize and found that it was about the same price to go from the Belize international airport as it was to go to Cancun airport. It use to be much cheaper to fly out of Cancun.
Last trip on the overnight bus we had to pay a huge fee at the mexico boarder which made it cost more than flying out directly from Belize.
Just wanted to let everyone know.

I miss you Belize! wink
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#232901 - 26 June 13 8:19 am - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Thanks Brad. Best of luck with your future return to Belize.

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#232903 - 26 June 13 8:39 am - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Edited by ED_Belize (26 June 13 8:42 am - America/Chicago)
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#232923 - 28 June 13 11:09 am - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Loc: Corozal
298 Pesos is the Mexican Exit Fee...

Belize has an exit fee as well that may or may not be included in your ticket depending on the airline. The Belize landing fees are the highest in Central America.

Spirit Air (a discount airline) and I have had numerous conversations about adding Belize, as they service the rest of Central America. They do not believe it would be a profitable venture for them.

The bus is less than 30 US One way..

I check air flights all the time for Belize, I still have not found it cheaper than Cancun in 12 years.

Chetumal is adding flights (Interjet and one other airline) however Mexico City is the primary destination.


Edited by Belizelenny (28 June 13 11:10 am - America/Chicago)
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#232924 - 28 June 13 1:35 pm - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Loc: Tarpon Springs, Fl./Copper Ban...
While I agree I've never seen flights from Florida to Belize City as inexpensive as flights to Cancun, I have noticed lately that the prices of flights to Cancun have been creeping up. Given the available schedules of flights from Tampa, Florida (not great), the need to probably get a hotel room for at least one night, the cost of the bus (both ways), and the inconvenience of either losing two extra days of my trip to travel or bracketing my trip with two all-nighters, the savings haven't seemed to be worth the trouble. I wish that wasn't the case.
Greg

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#232925 - 28 June 13 1:53 pm - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Loc: San Pedro..Las Vegas, NV
The Cancun route is advantageous in some instances. I bought a package on TravelZoo that included 3 nights in a Villa at one of the TS resorts (it also included 2 free massages, and a couple of other perks - alcohol and food discounts). I booked the flight for the time I wanted to be in Belize and booked the Villa at the end of my trip. I was able to have three total "vacation days" from my vacation in Belize. I was rested and refreshed before getting on the flight home. The total price for air, villa, transfers was less than $450 pp.

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#232929 - 28 June 13 8:51 pm - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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That is a nice deal, very attractive. I strongly suspect other markets get much better air fares and schedules than are available from Florida, especially Tampa, Florida. We have two international airports here; Tampa (TPA) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE) but just try to get a direct international flight from either of them. Good luck!
Greg

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#232945 - 29 June 13 5:06 pm - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Registered: 21 June 12
Posts: 107
Cancun flights are usually less than 1/2 the price of Belize, including the ADO bus fare to the airport.
Catching the overnight bus to the Cancun airport is quite convenient too. Get on in BC, OW, CZL, the border, or even Bacalar. And since it is overnight, you hardly lose a day.
I'm flying Spirit on Monday to IAH, cost $202 USD one way. Cheapest BZ flight was over $600 USD.

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#232950 - 30 June 13 4:22 am - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Loc: U.K; Corozal
UK to Belize best route

We have been coming and going to Belize for over 10 years now, the cheapest option for us was to fly into Cancun and we usually booked through one of these agents
Charter flights
Thomson Flights
Thomas Cook

We usually book from Manchester to Cancun, staying 1 night in Playa Del Carmen to get over the Jet Lag. We have done it only once, straight through, in one hit, but never again, don't try this unless you are in your 20's, trust me, it's painful.

Booking a Charter flight used to be a max of 28 days but now you can get longer deals.

Depending if you are flexible on travel dates you can still get from UK to Cancun for under £500 a flight. (See below)
Then there are, of course, the usual add on's
£40 transfer to Playa from airport, you can get a bus to Playa for less but after 10+ hrs sat on a plane I am not hanging around for a bus
£45 for exit tax from Cancun each person
£50-£80 for hotel for 1 night in Playa, coming and going
£20 for bus to Chetumal each way each person
£10 Taxi to the Belize Border from Chetumal Bus Terminal each way
£10 exit fee from Belize each

Adding everything up the real cost from UK to Belize is about an extra £200 per person and more if you going on your own

The last time I bought a schedule flight ticket from UK- Houston-Belize it cost me approx £700 return, this way you don't have the nightmare of what Cancun Airport can sometimes be and the 5 hr bus trip, also the long haul flight across the pond is broke up a little. There is also the added bonus of Air miles which you don't get with Charter Flights

The difference from Schedule flights and Charter flights is closing and its now looking like we may be about to change our route into Belize, coming through America, we can do this via many routes but only have previously, through Houston.

My question is, and to my American cousins, who flys to Belize from either
New York
Houston
Miami
Atlanta
We would prefer New York as our daughter is about to start her masters degree there so this could be a bonus if it works.
Thanks in advance
John
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Manchester International To Cancun, Mexico
Depart: MAN Sat 04 Jan 2014 - 10:00
Arrive: CUN Sat 04 Jan 2014 - 14:50
Duration: 10h 50m
Flight: TCX 324 (ATOL Protected)
1. Adult £293.99
Standard Meal £10.00
Prepaid Standard Seat£10.00
Bundle Saving £-12.00
20KG Baggage Allowance £26.00
2. Adult £293.99
Standard Meal £10.00
Prepaid Standard Seat£10.00
Bundle Saving £-12.00
20KG Baggage Allowance £26.00
Outbound Total£655.98

Cancun, Mexico To Manchester International
Depart: CUN Tue 11 Feb 2014 - 15:55
Arrive: MAN Wed 12 Feb 2014 - 07:10
Duration: 9h 15m
Flight: TCX 149 (ATOL Protected)
1. Adult £101.49
Standard Meal £10.00
Prepaid Standard Seat£10.00
Bundle Saving £-11.00
20KG Baggage Allowance £26.00
2. Adult £101.49
Standard Meal £10.00
Prepaid Standard Seat£10.00
Bundle Saving £-11.00
20KG Baggage Allowance £26.00
Inbound Total£272.98
Total £928.96
'ATOL Protected' flight bookings include the amount of £2.50 per person and are sold by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd under ATOL 1179. See our Booking Conditions.

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#232954 - 30 June 13 8:37 am - America/Chicago Re: Fly from international airport is about the same price as Cancun now. [Re: BradBelize]
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Registered: 13 June 13
Posts: 174
Loc: Placencia, Belize
I just booked our flights to Belize from Portland,OR last night and they were $668.00 PP, if I booked it to Cancun it would have been $448.00 PP. Two days ago the flight from PDX to Belize was $772.00....that just seems like a lot to head somewhere during the off season. The Cancun flight was on Spirit and although it would save us $400.00 total for the 2 of us for the flights, having flown Spirit previously we knew we would have to pay extra for all of our luggage and it would have cost more in the end. United Airlines allows the first checked baggage free and 1 after that at $40.00. Since we are moving to Belize and all we are taking with us will be in 4 large suitcases this just seemed like a better deal in the end.
I can't wait to get there and let the adventure begin!
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