Ingle - Answered a Question by Carnegie (01 Jan 09 19:52)

P&O flights to Acapulco are direct (i.e no change of plane) but are not non stop as there will be a refuelling stop somewhere. Expect around 15hours. Barbados is non stop and around 9hours. Brian.

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Taylor - Answered a Question by Carnegie (02 Jan 09 08:39)

Done this one and Uk to Acapulco is the best way round to do it.Agree with previous answer re Filight Times.Some excellent sites going over Mexico Volcanoes etc.Seem to remember the Mexican Customs were a bit over fussy.

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Wilson - Answered a Question by Carnegie (02 Jan 09 12:03)

Hi, just got off this cruise exactly the same over Christmas. We flew from Manchester on the Thursday night dep 10.30pm. A 9 hour flight to Sanford Orlando, where we stayed on the plane for an hour for a crew change and then a 3 hour flight to Acapulco where we arrived at 7.00am Friday morning and on board by 7.45am so we had the whole day in Acapulco which was lovely However some horror stories emerged after talking to fellow passengers some of which were nothing to do with P&O. No direct flights to Acupulco. The Birmingham flight went to Miami, and they were then informed it was a four hour wait, they should leave the plane and take anything valuable with them. The American Customs then promtly confiscated all their duty free bought in Birmingham which in some guys case included 500.00 watches, alcohol and cigs. No refurnds. They then had a 4 hour flight to Acapulco. East Midlands flew via Belfast, the second Manchester flight went to Aruba! a long way south of Acapulco and they then had a 4-5 hrs flight back up. The Gatwick departure was 5 hours delayed due the runway being iced up at Gatwick and they then went to Barbados - and then another long flight up to Acapulco. The ships original sailing time was at 9.30pm, last passengers didn't make it to the ship till 11.30pm and our sailing from Acapulco was finally at 12.30pm. We were lucky, we were originally booked from Birmingham with Thomas Cook but having read all the reviews on this site about TCook switched to Manchester to get a First Choice/Thomson flight. Have writtten a report on this trip on the review site, Oceana, Panama Canal and Christmas, have a great cruise we thoroughly loved the whole thing!

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Carnegie - Answered a Question by Carnegie (02 Jan 09 12:45)

Thanks everyone for your comments. We have recently come back from the Caribbean on the Ventura flying Glasgow to Barbados to join the ship flight with Thomsons was good hopefully it will be Thomsons again and hope no more than an hour for refueling. All the best for 2009.

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collinson - replied to Carnegie (28 Nov 09 14:29)

I know this is an oold topic but we are flying out to barbados in Dec 2010 from Glasgow so wanted to know roughly what the dept time was, as they seem to fly early,and as they don't give you your flt details untill 4 mths befoe it dosen't give one a lot of time to book a hotel/ airport parking.

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