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Lynne Oct 6th, 2002 07:12 AM

Landing in Cancun
I have read that some people have to pay for overage on their luggage coming into Cancun. The charge has been upwards of $40US. I was wondering if this is normal and if anyone has had the same problem. We are going at the end of October and I want to make sure that I understand any charges before leaving.

Mexico Specialist Oct 6th, 2002 09:06 AM

This is not isolated to Cancun. You are allowed 44 Lbs of luggage on International flights. Over that you pay. I was once on a Pan Am flight to Europe and the person in front of me had to pay $200.

Nancy Oct 6th, 2002 04:02 PM

Lynne,<BR>We have been to Mexico many times, and take A LOT of luggage as we are divers and usually travel for two weeks or more when we go.<BR>The most we have ever had to pay was for 2 large suitcases, two carry ons, a 100 lb dive bag, and a shoe/accessory bag was $45.00 total.<BR>If you are going for a week, and have normal luggage (two suitcases and two carry ons), you will be fine...

Always Packs Oct 8th, 2002 10:55 AM

If you are over, tell them it's your honeymoon or anniversary. I know it's a little fib, but it has worked for us twice. Once in Cancun and once in Tahiti (it was really our honeymoon).

Luggage Oct 8th, 2002 11:25 AM

Check with the airlines you're flying with regarding their luggage restrictions. On my last flight on a charter airlines they allowed 2 checked bags at a maximum of 44 lbs. each, the first one not over 62 linear inches and the 2nd not over 55 linear inches plus a carryon. On my upcoming trip on Aeromexico, they allow 2 checked bags with a 70 lb. and 62 linear inches limit EACH and a carryon with a 22 lb. limit. So I think it depends on if you're on a charter or a scheduled airlines.

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