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Plane Spotting In Cancun  
User currently offlineFlyingJHawk From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 89 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

Me and the family will be in Cancun next week and we'll be staying at the Moon Palace. This is my our first trip to Cancun and it appears the Moon Palace is very close to MMUN. So I have a couple of questions.

1. Is this a good hotel for plane spotting?
2. Will I encounter any problems with airport security or customs if I bring along a scanner?

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User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5608 times:

You're in Cancun... go snorkeling at Xel Ha, go see Chichen Itza and Tulum!

I love spotting, but there's plenty of time for spotting when you get home, the planes aren't going away.  Smile


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5605 times:

Quoting Remcor (Reply 1):
the planes aren't going away

Not even when they take-off  Wink



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User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

Quoting FlyingJHawk (Thread starter):

Believe me mate,this Hotel is absolutely fantastic!!!!
You might just forget about the aircraft spotting!
Anyway,the aircraft pass to the left of the hotel,as you look out to the sea.
Have a great holiday,i stopped here 4 years ago,and you won't want to go home.


User currently offlinePplsxprs75 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

Quoting Remcor (Reply 1):
You're in Cancun... go snorkeling at Xel Ha, go see Chichen Itza and Tulum!

I was thinking the same thing!!!


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13749 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5583 times:
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Moon Palace has a fantastic pool. The beach isn't as nice as the Zona Hotelera beaches though.

Spotting isn't great from the Moon Palace - you have a better shot from the Zona Hotelera as most captains will oblige their customers with a slow flyby of it after takeoff.



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User currently offlineFlyingJHawk From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 89 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5582 times:

And for those who think I will be doing nothing but watching planes....we are going to Chichen Itza, we are going snorkeling and I might even get in a round of golf.

Besides, I live in Kansas City so I am looking forwrard something other than our standard fare of SWA 737s, AA Mad Dogs, YX 717s and other assorted domestic flights.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

FlyingJHawk:
Listen to what the others above have stated. Go out to the beach, meet some girls, drink margaritias and have a good time.
If you do insist on spotting in Cancun, make sure you go when Cubana comes in and out with their IL-62 or Yak-42D.
They have a daily arrival time of 1:20PM and depart at 2:20PM.
Sometimes they use leased A320s which is very boring to see as you can see those at any airport.



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User currently offlineFlyingJHawk From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 89 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
Listen to what the others above have stated. Go out to the beach, meet some girls, drink margaritias and have a good time

I am sure my wife might have an issue with the meeting girls part. But the beach, the pools, and the drinks are firmly on the schedule. And thanks for the Cubana tip....I will be watching out for that one.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

Quoting FlyingJHawk (Reply 8):
I am sure my wife might have an issue with the meeting girls part.



:o Oooops, sorry about that.  Embarrassment

Didn't know you were married.
I wish I knew what days of the week they use each aircraft type. It varies day by day.



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User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

Quoting FlyingJHawk (Reply 8):

Yes,and stay clear of the far end of Cancun i.e "The Blue Bay Beach Club"
Ive heard its a little bit liberal there!!!!


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13749 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5486 times:
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Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Reply 10):
Yes,and stay clear of the far end of Cancun i.e "The Blue Bay Beach Club"

That's at the far end of the Zona Hotelera, past downtown.

And from what I understand it's known as a swingers club.



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User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 5402 times:

Hey Folks, the Moon Palace is in the Riviera Maya area and is south of Cancun about 45 minutes by a shuttle bus...So getting back up to the airport might be a problem....for a day trip.....Just thought you'd like to know....

Access-Air



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User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 5391 times:

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 12):

The Moon Palace is 20-25 minutes from the airport


User currently offlineCardiffairtaxi From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 5386 times:

Cancun centre is north of the airport,The Moon Palace is south of the airport.
Cancun from Moon palace is approx. 40 mins,whilst airport is half way between the two.


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