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Buy ticket at airport, same day departure?

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Buy ticket at airport, same day departure?


My girlfriend and I have just arrived in Cancun, we're not the biggest of fans, so we thought we'd spend our time in Cuba instead. However, Cubana airways has a minimum 72-hour checkin (when booking online), which means we'll have to kill 3 days in Cancun before we can fly.

Is it possible to venture out to the airport early morning and try to grab some available seats for flights that day? Will this be painfully expensive? We would also need to acquire a visa but I'm fairly sure that can be done at the airport (can this be confirmed, please?)

Any help greatly appreciated.

Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: Buy ticket at airport, same day departure?

You can buy the tourist card at the airport. I don't know if you can buy the same day in Cancun, I know it can be done in Montréal and in Habana, so it's worth a try...

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2. Re: Buy ticket at airport, same day departure?

The price same day is effectively the same. If already in Cancun phone their office there to confirm that there is actually seats available. I must say I was unaware of the 72 hour rule unless it is a credit card issue.

Also you could go via a Cancun travel agency e.g. DIvermex who would meet you at the airport with the ticket (of course that would cost more).

BTW there are lots of nice Mexcian spots not far from Cancun!

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