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Tropic Air or Maya Island Air?

Posted By: diggerdave

Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 04:48 PM

We're flying in from Belize City to San Pedro this Saturday. Anyone have a preference on airlines to use? Are they about the same as far as type of plane and service?

Thanks,
Dave
Posted By: lil'red

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 04:58 PM

They are pretty much the same. Same flight times, usually the same price, same terminal, same airstrip. I don't even bother to book passage in the slow season, if one has no seats, the other will.
Posted By: reidfl

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 04:58 PM

We always use Tropic Air and have never had problems
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 05:39 PM

Tropic is the better of the two! smile
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 07:23 PM

Used both -- no problems.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 08:18 PM

At the same time? That's gotta be hard on the body!
Posted By: Sir Isaac Newton

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 08:24 PM

I tend to use Maya, a lil' cheaper and I am friends with the owners. Both use the same Cesnas to fly the 20 mile or so commute to the island. Pretty much the same. Maya usually has less folks waiting in line. smile
Posted By: dabunk

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 08:31 PM

Maya is now matching Tropics prices in their new increases.
Posted By: Sir Isaac Newton

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 08:34 PM

A lot of times Maya, perhaps only to Municipal, they offer 30% off for cash. Maya Island Air (MIA) or Tropic aka Tragic Air. 12 or 1/2 doz
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 08:56 PM

SIN accidents are more likely to happen when a plane flys a LOT more often then say... a plane that DOESN'T! Maya runs late... I like to show up on time! wink
Posted By: Sir Isaac Newton

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 09:13 PM

Late, what is that? Sounds like some conspiracy word originating from the CIA.

M.I.A. -vs- Tragic Air (lookeelu again)
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 09:16 PM

lookeelu?... I'll look that one up! Just face it... Tropic is better than MIA!!
Posted By: Don Greife

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 09:38 PM

Maya has always been very accommodating to me when I had no reservations or wanted to change times.
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/13/07 09:51 PM

And you've never had to wait in line either, right? I rest my case!!!

Just kiddin! MIA is just fine. wink
Posted By: twocanphotogirl

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/14/07 12:10 AM

The claim to fame I'v heard for Tropic Air is:

"The most accidents without a fatality"
Posted By: Aviator

Re: Tropic Air or Maya Island Air? - 09/14/07 11:31 PM

Hi - I have used Tropic on all but one of my flights to AC.
The reason is simple. We were verrrrry late out of Houston on our third of fourth trip there and had made a reservation with Tropic on the 3:40 flight. The last flight to the island is at 5:40 and we did not land in Belize City until 6:00 and still had to clear customs. To our amazement there was an airplane waiting for the 9 people from the flight to take us to the island at 6:30. There were many sighs of relief. The schedule for the two airlines is identical from BZE; it is on the hour starting at 07:40 to 17:40. They both fly Cessna Caravans to the island which are relatively spacious 15 pasenger aircraft. Relatively spacious is a point of view. The individual seats are fine but if you tried to put 3 2 hundred pounders into the back row you would have to use a shoe horn.
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