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Tropic Air?? #265193
01/30/08 04:03 PM
01/30/08 04:03 PM
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Posts: 33
Washington State
Beachgal Offline OP
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Has anyone ever had a problem with overweight luggage when bringing their dive gear? We'll both have two suitcases, and even though we'll be packing light as far as clothes and stuff go, we're packing my husbands dive stuff and snorkel stuff for me - if we are over do we just pay a fee at Tropic Air, or do we have to get seperated from our stuff?

Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: Beachgal] #265195
01/30/08 04:08 PM
01/30/08 04:08 PM
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If the plane is overloaded they will send your gear on the next flight. But it sounds like you won't have that much compared to some of the things I have seen. It will make it to your hotel, it always does.
Have Fun!

Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: reaper] #265203
01/30/08 04:21 PM
01/30/08 04:21 PM
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Posts: 3,677
Maple Grove, MN USA
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If you do get separated from your stuff (I might suggest putting a set of bathing suits in your carryon), don't worry about it. Tropic (and Maya) are extremely good about getting it on the next flight, and they do want to maintain their reputation. This is not a place where they let stuff just disappear.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: Bobber] #265206
01/30/08 04:29 PM
01/30/08 04:29 PM
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Kansas City MO
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I had a bag make a side trip to Caye Caulker this last trip, so I was forced to go to BC's and drink about four Belikins while I waited until they got it back to SP (about 40 minutes). Boy, was I mad!! laugh

When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.
Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: KC Jayhawk] #265207
01/30/08 04:31 PM
01/30/08 04:31 PM
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Posts: 3,955
Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
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KC -- you poor thing!!

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: Otteralum] #265213
01/30/08 04:45 PM
01/30/08 04:45 PM
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Posts: 507
Ohio USA
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Never heard of any overweight luggage problems - anyone else?
Luggage sometimes depends on the size of your plane, small & smaller! Tropic has always taken good care of our luggage even if it rides on another flight.
FYI He dives & you snorkel -we did a night dive/snorkel through Amigos Del Mar at Hol Chan & it was awesome! Us snorkelers with our guide could see our divers way deep down the wall looking at lobsters with their guide!
Agree with Bobber - always carry your swimsuit with you, you are going to want it!
Belize it!

Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: margarita] #265238
01/30/08 06:27 PM
01/30/08 06:27 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 33
Washington State
Beachgal Offline OP
Beachgal  Offline OP
Great! Thanks everyone for the tips! I figured we'd be okay, I've read so many positive remarks about Tropic. Margarita, thanks for the tip, we'll look into that. We already have the Blue Hole planned, but I'm sure we'll do another one - gonna be there for 10 days so plenty of time!! We'll definately have some necessities in our carry on so we can hit the ground running (or drinking) as soon as we land!!

only 10 more days!!!!!! smile WOO HOO!!

Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: Beachgal] #265254
01/30/08 07:31 PM
01/30/08 07:31 PM
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kris48 Offline
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Also consider packing some of each person's in each bag. That way, if one makes it, and the other is delayed, you still have some clothes.

Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: kris48] #265257
01/30/08 07:36 PM
01/30/08 07:36 PM
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Posts: 1,770
Nova Scotia, Canada
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Tacogirl recently posted some tips on luggage arriving on time and at the right place - one that stuck in my mind was the one that stated that you should have your home AND destination addresses on both your luggage tags AND inside your luggage in case your luggage looses it's way or your tags fall off. Makes perfect sense to me.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood!
Re: Tropic Air?? [Re: Nova] #265263
01/30/08 08:08 PM
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Last trip down, I had one bag at 69.5 lbs, one at 50, a 39.5 carry on and 2 pieces of hand luggage…$50 extra on Delta, but no problem for Tropic, with their 35lb (?) posted limit!

It took me 4 or 5 goes to pack and re pack to get it just within limits, and no, it wasn’t Jane’s makeup!

I was actually solo, but with 2 BCD’s and Reg Sets, a spare prop for the boat, an Oxygen Kit, Radio, Compass, a new Fuel Filter and Bilge pump etc !

Yes, I paid the duty, and I still saved enough to pay for most of the trip!

As far as a Luggage “tip”: If you plan on being in Belize often, pay $108bze for a prepaid cell phone, buy a $5 card before you leave, and then load it up as you hit Goodson: That way the minutes don’t expire and have your local number on the luggage !

Also, don't forget to ask for cash discounts...Tropic and Maya both love US $$$$

Last edited by pugwash; 01/30/08 08:10 PM. Reason: additional info

It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......
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