Playa hotels; Cancun airfares

Old Sep 10th, 2002, 11:33 AM
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Playa hotels; Cancun airfares

We don't like all-inclusives or large hotels, and we'd like to vacation at one of the smaller hotels on or near the beach in Playa del Carmen.

But we can't find any package deals that include the small hotels. And airfare purchased separately (winter) is very high.

(We prefer to fly from Albany NY but can drive to Newark, NYC or Boston if necessary).

Any suggestions?


 
Old Sep 10th, 2002, 11:35 AM
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chazz, I'm also looking to book airfare separately. I've found winter (February) airfare for $504 incl tax on orbitz from NYC. I don't know if it gets any lower than that, but I'd love to hear from those who've gone in the past!
 
Old Sep 10th, 2002, 12:04 PM
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Check FunJet or Apple Vacations. They sell air only charter flights and they're non-stop.
 
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 06:36 AM
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It seems that Apples airfares for that week are even higher than the commercial flights! Yikes!
 
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 02:04 PM
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also check vacationexpress.com they also sell charter air only. We've taken them twice to cancun. They use Pace Airlines and they are pretty good
 
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 03:01 PM
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Unless there is a substantial difference in price, I would always go with a commercial airline over a charter. Charters are fine until mechanical problems arise. Often that particular plane is the only plane available and you will have to wait however long it takes for the problem to be resolved. I've encounterd this on a couple of charter flights. Commercial airlines have more resources at their disposal.
 
Old Sep 12th, 2002, 04:59 AM
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Chazz,
Patty is right. Charter flights can be a disaster, and there's not back up to put you on another plane.
Use travelocity.com to get the lowest airfare and hotel rooms.
Just keep looking - it changes from week to week...
 
Old Sep 12th, 2002, 06:41 AM
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I myself like charters to fly to Mexico out of Minneapolis because of their lower cost and they usually are non stop. I've only once had a delay of 1 hour, out of approximately 2 dozen trips.
 
Old Sep 16th, 2002, 12:59 PM
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I just booked an all inclusive deal at Gran Porto in Playa (6 days - 5 nts.) for $1800 total (airfare, hotel, AI, transfers, taxes, etc.) - 2 people through American Airlines Vacations.

This same package was $2700 last week - keep checking - they change (due to airfare) constantly
 
Old Sep 19th, 2002, 12:51 PM
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Smitty, when are you going? We are looking for hotels in that area? Did you get a recommendation for that hotel or just find it online? Any tips for us to help in our search? Would it be a good place for a couple w/ 24 yr. old daughter around Christmas? Thanks.
 
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