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Tropic Air changing things up #533113
11/06/18 01:09 AM
11/06/18 01:09 AM
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WWIII Offline OP
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I just book my latest flight with Tropic Air and they have gone to a 3 tier pricing (similar to Southwest Air)

They have the Everyday rate with now shows that it is non refundable and there is a fee for any changes. Also only 1 bag is allowed. (this is the usual rate we have been paying)

They now have a Premium Fare that is $20.00 higher from BZE to SPR. This price give you the 2 bag with free changes that we used to get on the regular fare price. (BTW I have always had more that 2 bags and they have never made an issue out of it. I hope this has not changed)

They also have some getaway fares which all seem to be at the wrong time of the day for most travelers.

Does anyone have any experience with this new procedure and did you have any problems with the bag allowance?

Re: Tropic Air changing things up [Re: WWIII] #533599
12/03/18 05:53 PM
12/03/18 05:53 PM
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Ecotrekker56 Offline
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Good to know as we will be coming down in late Jan. Are they still giving the 10% discount to people who own property?

Re: Tropic Air changing things up [Re: Ecotrekker56] #533600
12/03/18 07:25 PM
12/03/18 07:25 PM
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Edwardo Offline
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I may be looking at Maya for the future after all these years on Tropic. Are they getting greedy like all the big airlines ? They have always been a great airline.

Re: Tropic Air changing things up [Re: Edwardo] #533612
12/04/18 07:32 AM
12/04/18 07:32 AM
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bywarren Offline
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In all fairness to Tropic, and all airlines, an airplane is restricted to the weight in can carry. If some passengers have excess baggage that requires the plane to carry fewer paying passengers, then an additional plane and flight would be required.
So that begs the question, " who should bear the burden of that additional cost"?
The argument could be made that is not fare to the other passengers who do not have excess baggage to pay higher prices to offset this cost, or for the airline to have to absorb these costs without rising the costs to all.
Since I normally fly to Belize with only a carry on bag, you might guess where I stand on the issue.

Ok, assuming weight is the determining factor on what a passenger plane can carry, why should a 90 pound women with two bags weighing 100 pounds have to pay more than a 190 pound man with one bag weighing 50 pounds?
Just one of the many confusing things airlines do.

Last edited by bywarren; 12/04/18 10:16 AM.

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