Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5345 times:
Well...first ask yourself, do you have a US Visa, is it always easy for you when you transfer in the US or has it been a hassle in past years...do you wanna possibly get treated like crap by immigration officer, do you have passport/born in a country the US is not a big fan of?
Sorry I know they are kinda personal questions, but it is why a lot of people are thinking twice before conneting throguh the US, and instead do it throguh Mexico/Canada
CO737800 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5265 times:
I have been on all and I would have to say CO. Great service and great aircraft. I hope you have a visa and don't mind a rude immigration Officer, but that is only 5 mins of your trip. If you plan on doing this route next year I would fly AC cause they are putting tv's in the back of all their planes
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5253 times:
Can't help you on airlines, I flew AS non-stop from SEA-PVR and back on a 734 and 73G. But a word of advice. If you want a good restaurant that is cheap by comparision to the others, find Victor's place. It is located in Marina Vallarta (the touristy area where all the hotels are). It's located actually at the Marina where all the boats are, so just a few blocks inland from the beach. It's one of those places located on the boardwalk surrounding the Marina.
Anyway, the food is great. The drinks are solid. And it is a FRACTION of the cost of the surrounding places. It's (pricewise) on-par with the places in Old (Downtown) Vallarta. Seriously. Lunch or dinner is about 40-45 pesos, breakfast is about 35 pesos. Cervezas (Pacifico) are only 10 pesos, and every drink you order comes with a free shot of the house tequila. A shot and a beer for only a buck! It's complete crap tequila, but when it's free, who's to complain? So you figure dinner and 4, 5, or 6 rounds of drinks; you're fed and drunk for less then 100 pesos ($10)! You can't beat that anywhere...
As far as hotels go, we stayed at the Marriott Casa Magna, which was pretty nice; though you can get more value for your dollar. My brother and his (now) wife stayed at the Mayan Palace and got a 2-room suite for the same price as our standard room at the Marriott. Plus their pool facilities and whatnot were way better.
If you have any other questions about Puerto Vallarta, let me know and I'll be more then happy to help however I can. PVR is by far my favorite city in Mexico! Though the airport itself is crap...
Depart: LGW - London, EN, United Kingdom (Gatwick)
Arrive: PVR - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Ordaz)
Via: DFW - Dallas, TX, United States (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
Depart: LGW 10:40a Terminal: N
Arrive: DFW 2:30p Terminal: D
Flight: BA 2193 - British Airways
777 - Boeing 777 Passenger
Operating Carrier: British Airways
Connecting flight leaves in 1 hours 15 minutes
Depart: DFW 3:45p
Arrive: PVR 6:18p
Flight: AA 801 - American Airlines
M80 - Boeing (Douglas) MD-80
Operating Carrier: American Airlines
Total Duration: 13 hours 38 minutes