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User currently offlineTiktokJAKE From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7529 times:

Hi Guyyz
Just wanted to know i am flying to CUN in 2 weeks and wondered which runway and approach i wil get. I have heard it is usually RUNWAY 30 but RUNWAY 12 has a nicer approach as its over the sea. Any help???

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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3277 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7509 times:

Hey,

You've actually got it backwards. Runway 12 is pretty much the norm. I've been to CUN like 12 times, and I've never landed on 30. The 30 approach would have nice views of the water, but I really enjoy landing on 12, because it's jungle, jungle, jungle until you touch down. Pretty awesome, and a bit nervewracking the first time. Check out my TR here: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/99470/ and there is a video of the landing in there, as well as the takeoff.

Enjoy! Where are you staying?

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7419 times:

Flown in there 3 times, always rwy 12..... As far a the view, you'll see either water or jumgle depending on the approach. La zona hotelera is too far away for a nice view...

You're definetly not going to see the Mayan ruins if that's what you're referring to...


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7411 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
I really enjoy landing on 12, because it's jungle, jungle, jungle until you touch down. Pretty awesome, and a bit nervewracking the first time.

Experienced that a few years ago on a Cubana IL-62.
Now imagine that with the roar & whistle of four Soloviev D-30KU engines.  Cool
A true 3rd. world experience.



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7398 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Experienced that a few years ago on a Cubana IL-62.
Now imagine that with the roar & whistle of four Soloviev D-30KU engines.
A true 3rd. world experience

Never been in an IL-62 or any Russian aircraft for that matter . Definetly wouldn't mind experiencing that. The new Yak 42s look nice...



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7393 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 4):
Never been in an IL-62 or any Russian aircraft for that matter . Definetly wouldn't mind experiencing that.

Cubana has two left.
Take a trip to Cuba before they are all gone.

Quoting Juventus (Reply 4):
The new Yak 42s look nice...

YUCK!
What happened?  Wow!
It's a total plain-wrap with no character!
Is this a new livery to usher in the new AN-148?



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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7362 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
Is this a new livery to usher in the new AN-148?

No, It is because this plane is in a lease. The Cubana YAK-42 are in Santiago de Cuba in a platform, I think they are not going to flight any more. I must say that they are awful, and very uncomfortable.


I´ve been many times in Cancun and RWY 30 is much better for landing you can see al the Hotels area in your right and Cancun city, very nice, but usually RWY12 is in service, so you can see the hotels during take off by your left. On the other hand if you´re arriving from Cuba to Rwy 12 you will overfly Isla Mujeres, this area and the surroundings are one of the most beautiful places I have seen.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Experienced that a few years ago on a Cubana IL-62.

It is amazing when they take off for a long trip and is very hot, they use almost all the runway and they climb very very slowly. Sometimes when I saw them I was thinking that they were not going to have enough runway.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7353 times:



Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 6):
The Cubana YAK-42 are in Santiago de Cuba in a platform, I think they are not going to flight any more. I must say that they are awful, and very uncomfortable.

Our return flight was supposed to be on a YAK-42D but we had an equipment sub for the same IL-62 we flew there on.
I was a little disappointed but glad to get subbed for another Soviet aircraft.
Glad it wasn't a A320.
I can fly on those anytime.



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7335 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
Our return flight was supposed to be on a YAK-42D but we had an equipment sub for the same IL-62 we flew there on.
I was a little disappointed but glad to get subbed for another Soviet aircraft.
Glad it wasn't a A320.
I can fly on those anytime.

my point exactly. A 737-800/900 or A320/321 is obviosuly a better aircraft, but I've flown in those a thousand times..... I'd take a Yak-42 any day, and if i could sit in the jump-seat, that'll definetly make my day.

Same deal with heavies, I'd take an llyushin-96 over a 777 or A330/A340 anyday. For me, its about something different, not better or more comfortable


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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7276 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 8):
my point exactly. A 737-800/900 or A320/321 is obviosuly a better aircraft, but I've flown in those a thousand times..... I'd take a Yak-42 any day, and if i could sit in the jump-seat, that'll definetly make my day.

Same deal with heavies, I'd take an llyushin-96 over a 777 or A330/A340 anyday. For me, its about something different, not better or more comfortable

I have flown IL-62, Yak-42 and Il-96, they are very uncomfortable, the Il-96 even in Business but I think they are going to retrofit with new seats, they have no IFE just personal tv but if you want to watch a movie, you must wait. the system is the same for the whole plane.

I have been in all the cockpits as well, if you are in a domestic plane forget about it, it totally forbbiden but if it is international you can usually get permission, they are amazing, full of people, the Il-62 and Il-96 have 4 in the cockpit and the Yak-42 has 3. they are green inside, this "russian green style cockpit" and everything is in Russian, it is amazing. But the most amazing one is in the Il-18. this cockpit is lika a U-Boat, and is very big, 5 can work inside very easy but usually only 4 during the flight.

The flight to Cancun is usually operated by Yak-40 but sometimes they change to Il-62 and sometimes add a second flight with Aerocaribbean ATR-42 or Aerogaviota ATR-42, more or less like Nassau. mainly for holidays because people living in USA using a second country to avoid regulations with travels.


User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2441 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7219 times:

I've been to CUN four times, landed on twice on 30 and twice on 12.


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User currently offlineTiktokJAKE From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7020 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 10):
I've been to CUN four times, landed on twice on 30 and twice on 12.

Mite it depend on what time/ Im going on a 757 YAY!


User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6965 times:

As a passenger I landed on 30 once, but the kicker was we went around and flew over the hotel zone before returning to land.

As crew I have only landed on 12 at night, not much to see.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6933 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
I really enjoy landing on 12, because it's jungle, jungle, jungle until you touch down. Pretty awesome, and a bit nervewracking the first time.

What are the nerves doing on approach when landing the 28's at SFO or the SXM approach to Runway 9 over the beach?  Smile

Quoting Juventus (Reply 2):
Flown in there 3 times, always rwy 12

Same for me on the numerous flights to CUN, always land and depart on Runway 12....beautiful ride on the left side of the airplane from Runway 12 with the left turn along the hotel zone at 2,000' as others have mentioned.



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User currently offlineAajfksjubklyn From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 901 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6870 times:

I flew the route yesterday CUN-JFK. Cubana right behind us. I was on AA 1674. Great flight, and will upload pic's for my first trip report!

Lots of charters down there, and I learned they have priority! I have never seen planes turn around so quick as I did in CUN.


User currently offlineTiktokJAKE From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6860 times:



Quoting Aajfksjubklyn (Reply 14):
I flew the route yesterday CUN-JFK. Cubana right behind us. I was on AA 1674. Great flight, and will upload pic's for my first trip report!

Lots of charters down there, and I learned they have priority! I have never seen planes turn around so quick as I did in CUN.

OMG. That is the flight i will be on on the way back!

NICE PLANE???


User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3277 posts, RR: 45
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6817 times:



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 13):
What are the nerves doing on approach when landing the 28's at SFO or the SXM approach to Runway 9 over the beach? Smile

Haha, having done both of those as well, I'd say they're exactly the same, except substitute water for jungle. Really fun, though!

Quoting TiktokJAKE (Reply 11):
Mite it depend on what time

I would say not. The sea breeze is the deciding factor, and it's almost always blowing in. It's funny, because if you look at a random METAR for MMUN, you'd see that it's almost always nearly a direct headwind +/- a few degrees. Right now winds are 110/13, pretty typical.

Have a great trip!! I'd love to experience a 30 approach or a 12 approach in a Soviet aircraft!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineTiktokJAKE From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6750 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 16):
Have a great trip!! I'd love to experience a 30 approach or a 12 approach in a Soviet aircraft!

Thnx Cameron. I am going UPPER CLASS via NY on VS =]


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6700 times:

How does visiting Cuba work for a US citizen,anyhow?


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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6120 times:



Quoting United_Fan (Reply 18):
How does visiting Cuba work for a US citizen,anyhow?

You're not suppose to do it..... however, that hasn't stopped thousands of Americans who visit Cuba every year. You go via Mexico or Canada, you tell the Cuban inmigration officer not to stamp your passport... they'd glady accomodate your request, they want your tourist dollars.

I haven't done it yet, I'm not that brave, but I'd love to see Havana. Supposely Obama will ease travel restrictions to Cuba.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6105 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 19):
You're not suppose to do it..... however, that hasn't stopped thousands of Americans who visit Cuba every year. You go via Mexico or Canada, you tell the Cuban inmigration officer not to stamp your passport... they'd glady accomodate your request, they want your tourist dollars.

I haven't done it yet, I'm not that brave, but I'd love to see Havana. Supposely Obama will ease travel restrictions to Cuba.

That would be nice! Maybe they're waiting for the 'Beard to die.



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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3579 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6075 times:



Quoting United_Fan (Reply 18):
How does visiting Cuba work for a US citizen,anyhow?

It doesnt hahaha



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User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5950 times:



Quoting United_Fan (Reply 18):
How does visiting Cuba work for a US citizen,anyhow?



Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 21):


Quoting United_Fan (Reply 18):
How does visiting Cuba work for a US citizen,anyhow?

It doesnt hahaha

Of course it does.

Just fly to Canada, and take any of several scheduled airlines flying to Cuba, including Cubana, Air Transat, and Air Canada. Make sure they dont stamp your passport though in Cuba, as you will have a hard time with the US customs on your way back.

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5933 times:



Quoting United_Fan (Reply 18):
How does visiting Cuba work for a US citizen,anyhow?

I'd tell you how but that would be in violation of the forum rule #7(f) because it's illegal for US Citizens to go.
There are ways around as many as an estimated 100,000 US citizens do it a year.



Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 9):
I have flown IL-62, Yak-42 and Il-96, they are very uncomfortable,

I've flown on both the IL-62 and IL-96.
The Cubana seats on the IL-62 were more comfortable than the Aeroflot IL-96 seats.
One cool feature of the Soviet/Russian seats is that the seats can be folded forward. If no one is sitting in front of you, you can push the seat back all the way forward and use it as a footrest.



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User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5740 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):


Quoting United_Fan (Reply 18):
How does visiting Cuba work for a US citizen,anyhow?

I'd tell you how but that would be in violation of the forum rule #7(f) because it's illegal for US Citizens to go.
There are ways around as many as an estimated 100,000 US citizens do it a year.

Amazing how in the land of the Free and the shinning beacon of freedom in the world our government still tells us were we can and cant go.


25 Superfly : Well some of us don't obey those stupid restrictions and go an dhave agood time in Cuba anyway. I certainly hope that embargo is lifted soon with the
26 413X3 : Let me be the first to say, huh?? how on earth would you know what runway you are going to land on? unless you can predict the winds...
27 UAL757 : Your age says 13-15 and you say you are cabin crew? You sure? alright... Yeah, and there is no way to predict what runway you are landing on...sorry.
28 Viscount724 : Many U.S. citizens can legally visit Cuba. If you have close relatives there you can visit them under certain circumstances.That's why there are freq
29 Superfly : No stamps in the Passport or dual Mexico entries. Feds already know about my trip anyway. I'll be just fine.
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