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AA just cancelled my flight to Coz 7/28

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by yle, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. horn34

    horn34 Manta Ray

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    lol, that would be shorter than our drive in June.

    mexico-route.jpg
     
  2. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

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    I once looked at driving to Monterey then flying to CZM or CUN. It was quit a bit cheaper but not worth the effort.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    His was 3,124 miles from Pennsylvania altho I don't see how his trip plan includes I-40. Your adventurous route was 2,624 miles altho longer hours.

    Yeah, I won't even drive half of that to board in DFW. I have read about Alta* California people driving to the border with Tijuana to leave their car on the US side, cross a skywalk, and fly out of there.

    *Alta California is the middle part, from San Diego to halfway to San Francisco. They call it Southern California, which is wrong. That part is south of San Diego.
     
  4. yle

    yle Instructor, Scuba

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    You might be the only person that knows this. I've lived here all my life, not far from Los Angeles, and I've always believed I've lived in Southern California...

    I'll start spreading the word, but it'll take a while. There's 20 million of us.

    Although, if it helps with orientation (southern, middle, northern) it's worth pointing out that San Francisco is not in Northern California. As compared to the length (i.e. north-south) of the state, San Francisco is barely north of the midpoint.
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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  6. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    Yeah. I'll rent a large black SUV with tinted windows for the trip.
     
  7. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    When about about 4 guys pull along side you just after the border and ask how are you doing and where are you going, smile be polite and tell them you are going to Cozumel. Once established that you are not a rival cartel or law enforcement they should let you pass.
     
  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What if they decide you look rich enough to bring them a lot of ransom money?
     
  9. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

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    Use the Nuevo Laredo route, the Zeta remnants seem to keep a little more discipline on their sicario's. I would not go near the Matamoras / Reyonosa area as the internal factions CDG fighting each other ran out of money a while back and allowed their troops to 'earn' off the local population.
    After that toll roads and daylight for the rest of the trip. I do wonder what will happen with internal banditry and corrupt security forces as Mexicos economic collapse continues. Their social safety net is minimal.
    Ransom money most often doesn't work, if they have you for more than a few hours ransom or not you are probably not getting away.
     
  10. horn34

    horn34 Manta Ray

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    Location: Austin, TX
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    Hell no! Take the Colombia bridge crossing and avoid Laredo like the plague. There are weekly reports at the On the Road in Mexico facebook page about people getting stopped by cartel assbags right after crossing into NL and the policia are doing zero about it.
     

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