latintraveller
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Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:53 pm

Hey all.

Apparently, I have gone insane (says my mother)...

I was recently just realizing how long it had been since I was last on a plane so I decided for the hell of it to check out possibly flights. Mexicana has some pretty cheap flights leaving and returning on Wednesday LAX-MEX-LAX so why not fly down and visit the homeland for a couple of hours? :P


Only question is...Would I have any problems Leaving and/or entering Mexico or The US? I've done this route MANY times but never in one day.

Is there something I should look out for?


Thanks in advance!
 
Cubsrule
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:10 pm

You shouldn't have any trouble in the US (save maybe a trip to secondary when you get back, but that's not a huge deal, especially if you don't have bags). Not sure about Mexico-- mileage runs can be very problematic in Canada, but Mexico doesn't take as close a look at many things as Canada does.
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phlstudent
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:47 pm

Just be truthful, you like flying, you wanted miles, you found a cheap fare and wanted to fly down for the day.
 
growly150
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:38 am

What is the nature of the problems in Canada? It's not as if you are cheating the airline....
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Cubsrule
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:40 pm



Quoting Growly150 (Reply 3):
What is the nature of the problems in Canada? It's not as if you are cheating the airline....

Nothing to do with the airlines... it's fussy immigration officers.
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latintraveller
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:15 pm

Thanks guys! I'm about to buy my ticket as I type...
 
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:06 pm



Quoting LatinTraveller (Reply 5):
Thanks guys! I'm about to buy my ticket as I type...

Very good to hear. When I was your age, I used to do exactly the same thing, for the same reason ... just to smell burnt jet fuel. I never had any problems with Customs, but then it was a simpler time then.

One of my most bizarre trips was when BA was about to retire the VC-10, so I flew:

YYZ-YMX-PIK-MAN on a BA VC-10
MAN-LHR on a BA BAC-111-500
LHR-JFK on a BA B747-100
JFK-YMX on a OK IL-62
then home on an AC DC-9 YUL-YYZ

... all without laying over ... oh to be a kid again!
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latintraveller
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:10 am



Quoting LongHauler (Reply 6):

Wow you don't play do ya? That sounds like a better one! =]
 
Leskova
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RE: Planning Intl Day Trip: Any Probs Coming Back?

Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:07 am

I did a daytrip FRA-JFK-FRA on SQ in 2002 - no problems there either... have fun!
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