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#362376 - 12/22/09 10:53 AM Tropic Air or Maya Air ?  
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Is there any preferred choice between the two?

#362377 - 12/22/09 11:00 AM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: larryc]  
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At the ticket counter, you will make a better deal with Maya (cash talks). They don't fly to A/C as much and at times will hold flights if there aren't full. San Pedro Tropic terminal is new and nicer. They seem to be more people friendly IMO.

Last edited by champion; 12/22/09 11:01 AM.

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#362379 - 12/22/09 11:18 AM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: champion]  
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If you need to be on time, take Tropic. If you want to save a few bucks, take Maya.

#362381 - 12/22/09 11:23 AM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: wasntme]  
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As "wasntme" says. The "quite a few" bucks can be quite a lot, but their planes are often late and too often cancelled.

#362386 - 12/22/09 11:37 AM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: Peter Jones]  
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Ive lived on the island for 5 years, used Maya about 50 times R/T, and never had 1 late or canceled flight.

#362388 - 12/22/09 11:38 AM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: Uncle Buck]  
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They like you!

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#362389 - 12/22/09 11:52 AM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: champion]  
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I never understood (before now) why some of my guests had to sit for a couple of hours at Maya. Thanks for the explanation.

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#362392 - 12/22/09 12:16 PM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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As you can tell, everyone likes someone and I have been extremely happy with Trop Air's service. They always get me to San Pedro even when Contential and/or AA are late!! Great service!
I also make reservations in advance.

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#362398 - 12/22/09 01:18 PM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: azbob]  
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flown both. If you are flying in during busy season -- especially on a weekend -- just show-up to Maya and see what kind of discount they'll offer for cash -- you'll always get there.

Tropic can be busy as hell on a high-season Saturday flying to San Pedro (I've flown flight 60J before -- "J" means the 10th flight scheduled out at the same time = late).

If you are flying off season and/or during the week, it may be worth the peace of mind having a reservation with Tropic. If you have a reservation, they are really efficient and agree they are extremely friendly.

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
#362406 - 12/22/09 02:05 PM Re: Tropic Air or Maya Air ? [Re: Otteralum]  
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Peter Jones Offline
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A friend on the mainland flies within Belize two or three times a week, every week of the year. He always flies Maya, yet several times this year they've left him standing when they've decided not to run a particular flight because they don't have enough passengers. On one occasion he was flying over to see me and had actually boarded the plane, when the instruction came to the pilot to stand down as someone in the office had just worked out that they were losing money on that flight. He'd already bought his ticket and they refused to refund him so he could catch the Tropic flight, but made him wait an hour till the next one.

No, you can save 30% or more paying cash with Maya, but it's risky.

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