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Jumpseating Cancun! TLC-CUN-TLC W/Volaris.. Pics!  
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9549 times:

After being exhausted from LA, a new trip came faster than what I thought. Not because I had no idea about it, but when I bought the ticket 3 months ago I was not aware of how close this trips were. After taking advantage of the fares with Avolar and Volaris, we weren't satissfied yet. As soon as another promotional fare came out, we took our frightened credit cards and buy a glorious ticket to the wonderful city of Cancun. JC, Rich and I were ready to continue our spotting tour in this charter flights paradise. JC was the most excited of the three, as he day and night dreamed about how we was going to spot the blue Thomas Cook, the happy Livingston airplane, the all Americans Spirit/Sun Country/Frontier/etc..., Edelweiss, etc...

I was also excited about this trip, but wasn't sure If I was going to be able of supporting the idea of having one of the most wonderful beaches so close but far at the same time. As the plan was to be in CUN all day spotting while fighting against mosquitos, snakes and friends from the rainforest. Which meant no beaches, no biachtes, no topless girls, no sand, no water, no pool, etc...


The day for the trip came closer. Rich and I were at my house doing some editing work of some photos of an Irish show, and then the news arrived. JC told us that he couldn't go to CUN anymore as he had a job interview with his favorite airline. Rich and I immediatly turned to see each other with this HUGE smile...Why not going to a cool hotel and have the coolest 2 days in Cancun instead of spotting all day long?!? 5 minutes later we had our hotel reserved. Oh yes, and we were very happy about Jc's interview as well.


The day finally arrived and I had to walk to the Hotel Royal Pedregal to take the Caminante's to Toluca. I had no hurry as I printed my boarding pass the day before, so I just had to be there 30 minutes earlier. Took the 7:30 bus and at 9:25 we were already in TLC's warehouse. I took the opportunity to have a cigarrette before going into the terminal and after that, I went directly to the security line.

TLC-CUN
Volaris 130
Depart: 10:25 / 10:20 (Scheduled/Actual)
Arrive: 12:35 / 12:15 (Scheduled/Actual)
Duration: 1h 55min
Equipment: Airbus A319 XA-VO*
Cabin: Economy
Seats: 16F Actual: Jumpseat
Load: 95%


I had nothing interesting to do, so I took out my laptop to entretain myself with solitaire and solitaire spider as internet was as useless as ever.


Playing


Printed boarding pass

The time for boarding came and we took the usual Welcome to Toluca's buses to our airplane. As we boarded, I used all of my knowledge and training and went with one of the FA to see if I could go visit the captain. The FA asked and said the captain said it was ok. After meeting the captain and the FO I accepted the invitation to create a government... I mean the invitation to jumpseat. It was my first time jumpseating so I was very awkward with the multiple belts they instruct you to wear. 10 minutes passed and I was still battling with the belts so I decided to do a final move which actually served well. We taxied to runway 15 and took off!


Runway @ TLC


Full chancla


Not so beautiful city of Toluca...


Me can't believing i'm in there


Complete auto-photoshooting

After drinking a coke and having some nice chat, our time for descent was imminent.


Landing @ CUN


Terminal @ CUN

Rich was supposed to arrive in the next flight because when JC made the reservation he reserved the incorrect flights.
So I quickly headed to the taxi stand to find out I was about to be robbed. The taxi to my hotel would be around 12 USD ( in a van with more clients to different hotels) or 50 USD directly to mine. My wallet bleeded but what was about to come was worth it. After some minutes of road I found to my right the beautiful Cancun ocean. I was in Cancun after 10 years, so I was pretty excited about it!


Cancun terminal


Me waiting for the van while the sun cooks my skin.

Arriving at the hotel I found out I could already use the pool & food area to which I jumped immediately!

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Barceló Tucancun


Let's get it started

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cool

After eating, drinking, sleeping, tanning and swimming in the ocean, Rich arrived to the hotel. He first went to eat and then we hit the beach.


Rich in paradise


Me in paradise


Both in paradise


He was yelling something, but I wasn't paying too much attention.

We went to dinner and then quickly went to our room to change and go out for our first and only night in Cancun. It was pretty obvious to where we were heading.


CocoBongo!



CocoBongo has to be one of the best clubs around. The atmosphere is amazing, people get tons of fun and the shows are amazing!


Spiderman

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The Matrix


After some tequilas and dancing


She basically physically abused me and robbed me 20 usd because of some shots...


Not very happy actually

We want back to the hotel at 5 in the morning and sleep as Rich had to wake early to take his 1pm flight back to TLC. I took some breakfast and went to the beach before leaving paradise. After 2 hours of swimming I quickly changed and took the taxi that picked me up at the hotel. I was wet as I thought it was still a long time for the taxi to arrived, so when I realized the time it was I just put my jeans and my shirt before boarding the taxi. The lobby man was not too happy as I got all the entrance wet.

CUN-TLC
Volaris 133
Depart: 16:00 / 15:45 (Scheduled/Actual)
Arrive: 18:20 / 18:10 (Scheduled/Actual)
Duration: 2h 25 min
Equipment: Airbus A319 XA-VOA
Cabin: Economy
Seats: 6A
Load: 100%


Volaris check-in desks for the day


Boarding pass


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Surprising amount of international flights...

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boarding gate

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Duty Free

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WTF?!?!?

Some interesting sights

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Cubana

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Viva with Conviasa plane

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Tui

Nothing interesting to say about the flight, I'll let the pictures describe it.


Boarding

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More terminal...


OHH I know her from the GDL flight!


One of the most beautiful take offs

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Amazed by the sight!


Meal

I took no more pictures as I slept all the flight. The arrival was ok and I had the same routine to take the bus to the Hotel Royal and then walked home.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading this trip report and looking at the pictures. I certainly had a nice time with Rich. Too bad JC couldn't come with us but it was certainly worth for him. I appreciate your comments!

Cheers!


Alonso


KLM- The Best Airline in the World!
11 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9272 times:

Great report and awesome pics. Looks like you enjoyed your stay in CUN.

Leo.



A mile of runway takes you to the world. A mile of highway takes you a mile.
User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2462 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9206 times:

Very good report and pictures! I've flown to CUN 3 times now and I must say its one of my favorites airports to fly into!


Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8927 times:

Awesome report mate. CUN looks like totty heaven

Lee



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineXA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8837 times:

Alonso, very entertaining and wonderful trip report. Thank you for sharing !!!

So, we can clearly see the titty one at that Cancun club was really " ripping you off ".... Need not to worry, next time, your good self, Rich, and JC come to PV... Will take very good care of the three of you down here !!!....  Wink

Only bad new is, spotting at PVR is really dreadful !!! Well, not everything had to be perfect under the sun of Puerto Vallarta !!!.... sun 

Best regards



No matter how you fly...just never get your wings clipped !
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8834 times:

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 1):
Great report and awesome pics.



Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 2):
Very good report and pictures!



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 3):
Awesome report mate

Thanks to you all! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 3):
CUN looks like totty heaven

It is. Cancun is magical! It has everything you need to survive months there lol.

Quoting XA744 (Reply 4):
Only bad new is, spotting at PVR is really dreadful !!! Well, not everything had to be perfect under the sun of Puerto Vallarta !!!....

ahhh naaaahh. I won't go to PVR and spot! I will go directly to the beach! I love PVR, I worked there for 2 months several summers ago at the Camino Real and got to see many many things. Plus the night life is amazing!

Cheers!



KLM- The Best Airline in the World!
User currently offlineBAPILOT2B From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8796 times:

Awesome trip report and thanks for sharing.

Quoting KLM685 (Thread starter):
She basically physically abused me and robbed me 20 usd because of some shots...



Quoting KLM685 (Thread starter):
Not very happy actually

Im already looking up flights to CUN  Wink $20 is a bargain Big grin. Get me there now!



Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8504 times:

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 6):
$20 is a bargain . Get me there now!

LOL It looks like a bargain, but is a loss for dignity... haha it was fun anyway!



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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5226 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8155 times:

Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 2):
Very good report and pictures! I've flown to CUN 3 times now and I must say its one of my favorites airports to fly into!



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 3):
Awesome report mate. CUN looks like totty heaven

Yeap! It's amazing.. paradise on earth... and second runway is on its way... CUN day by day is getting better and better...!!!

Quoting XA744 (Reply 4):
So, we can clearly see the titty one at that Cancun club was really " ripping you off ".... Need not to worry, next time, your good self, Rich, and JC come to PV... Will take very good care of the three of you down here !!!....

Indeed it was a total ripp off!!! Thanks a lot for your inviation... if Y4, IJ, ZE (once they return) or any other offer good prices, we might be on to PVR soon for a weekend!!!

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 6):
Im already looking up flights to CUN $20 is a bargain . Get me there now!

LOL!! It looks like a bargain but it really wasn't!!! 5 shots for almost 0 oz of liquor it was a total ripp off, plus over, we paid 45 usd previously... CUN starts to get expensive after day 3!!!!

g77



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8052 times:

Are the majority of tourists in CUN americans or mexicans???

I am glad to see LCCs growing in Mexico, if it works in Brazil, it should work in Mexico as Mexico, while smaller in size and popultion than Brazil, is actually percapita about 20% wealthier but maybe that is because NE Brazil is soo soo very poor, it pulls down the rest of the country.


User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8042 times:

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 9):
Are the majority of tourists in CUN americans or mexicans???

Well the island of Cancun is 95% americans, 5% mexicans. While Playa del Carmen ( more to the south) receives more European tourists, Argentinians, etc... It all depends on which beach you decide to be.

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 9):
I am glad to see LCCs growing in Mexico, if it works in Brazil, it should work in Mexico as Mexico

You're about right! LCC are really working. Specially for the ones that have REALLY REALLY cheap tickets. Numbers are really growing regarding people that's flying! In 5 years, aviation will move more people than ever!



KLM- The Best Airline in the World!
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5226 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7979 times:

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 9):
Are the majority of tourists in CUN americans or mexicans???

CUN last year moved 9,728,149 m pax! Nearly a 65% is traffic from Mexico the rest comes from USA and Europe. So far to the end of June, CUN has accumulated during year 2007, 6,107,083m pax, if it keeps this rate, CUN will be ending 2007 with nearly 12M pax to set a new record!!!

g77



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
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