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Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: Chloe] #279752
05/08/08 03:04 PM
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clarification: i didnt mean i didnt think it was a good idea, i meant i was pretty sure there was no CUN-BZE flights.

i very rarely question the bobber logic wink

Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: Bobber] #279754
05/08/08 03:06 PM
05/08/08 03:06 PM
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LOL. Bobber no problem. I just know someone that takes advantage of those flights.

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Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: Chloe] #279772
05/08/08 05:24 PM
05/08/08 05:24 PM
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Arizona USA
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My .02: More flights into BC, but economics drive this. (Selfishly I want a flight direct from Phoenix to BC.)
I really ejoyed the Tropic flight to and from BC to SP. The view was great and it only added about 1 hour to the day, but well worth it. I stayed at Ruby's and didn't hear 1 airplane the entire 10 days form the hotel. I don't think that would be the case with 727's, etc. flying direct to SP.

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Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: purdygrl] #279806
05/08/08 10:56 PM
05/08/08 10:56 PM
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Arvada CO
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Originally Posted by purdygrl
Originally Posted by sweetjane
Originally Posted by Amanda Syme
Originally Posted by pedro2
Not if you're coming from Europe. It's a nightmare.

Define "nightmare."

why more so than the US or Canada? simply the amount of time to get there?

The reason more so from Canada and the US is that most European flights have to overnight in the US increasing cost and reducing amount of vacation time in Belize. Plus for some people they have to get visas for the states and belize again increasing the cost of the trip.
Yes most Canadian and American visitors have to change flights at least once.
But I will tell you it is most frustrating going thru customs in your own country then landing in the states and doing it all again sometimes twice. If we want to increase tourism forget International Arrivals in San Pedro lets just work on getting them to Belize City. Or better yet flights from Cancun or Playa to San Pedro.

The only way it could be better for European visitors is if one airline in one major city (say Frankfurt, Amsterdam or London) would schedule a weekly flight to BZE. That's driven by demand especially with today's fuel costs. They'd want to be flying some full planes so they'd really have to see that as viable.

I like it that AC remains a place that it takes some doing to get to.

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Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: ExOkie] #279810
05/09/08 12:39 AM
05/09/08 12:39 AM

Amanda - I was referring to the statement that the journey here was half the fun. If you have to come via the USA it can be a very unpleasant experience, not to say interminable. I know it CAN go smoothly, but isn't my experience nor that of many other people.

Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: ] #279815
05/09/08 06:48 AM
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It surprises me that Lufthansa flies nonstop from Europe to the island of Bonaire. If they can fill a plane to Bonaire, why not to Belize?

Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: JeanH] #279816
05/09/08 06:52 AM
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I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: Otteralum] #279819
05/09/08 08:08 AM
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ExOkie has pointed out something important. Having travelled a goodly portion of the Carib. destinations, it has become apparent that the places that are a little more involved getting to definitely attract a specific type of tourist. How many of you (us) out there like to spend your vacation time with people who are of like interest and temperament? How many of you enjoy the company of your fellow tourists on AC?. I would venture to say that most of the repeat visitors to AC bump into a whole heck of a lot of folks whose company they enjoy.

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: Bobber] #279839
05/09/08 09:54 AM
05/09/08 09:54 AM
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Arizona USA
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I will drink to that, Bobber! One of the benefits of AC.

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Re: International arrivals to SP is a stupid Idea [Re: azbob] #279840
05/09/08 10:28 AM
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San Pedro Belize
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Montego Bay Jamaica has an international airport close by and its ruin to anyones good time to have those deafening Jets take off and land over the hotel 5 or 6 times daily.
window shaking noise for that area stops conversations untill it passes. The PR people came up with a good one , every soul stops what they are doing and waves at the sky saying 'Come Back to Jamaica'.
What else could you do.
We are soooooo lucky not to have international flights land on the island. It would probably knock the coconuts out of the trees and wake the sleeping dogs in the streets.

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