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how much time to allow to return to the airport?

My apologies if this has been answered too many times already. I've searched and can find plenty about arriving, but what about departing? We plan on taking the collectivo from the airport (thanks for all the info!) to Aura and a taxi from the hotel back to the airport.

Since Aura isn't close-in, should we arrange in advance, or will there be taxis waiting outside on a Sunday morning around 11am? How much time should we allow to get through baggage check and security (we are experienced luggage packers and aren't planning on bringing back any liquor/food or gifts)?

I don't want to be stuck in the airport for hours if it is hot and crowded, so I'm depending on the destination experts to help us out with some advice.

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1. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

I go 1 hour before my flight. I have never had any problems. have a great trip !

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2. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

You should allow at least an hour and a half.

Tell the Aura you'll need a cab at 11 am. Then go down to the lobby in the morning and reiterate. Just to make sure.

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3. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

Arrive 1 hour before an international flite from Mexico!

Wow...{:"}

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4. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

Mis-read..1 1/2 hours before departure, still ......no way would we cut it that close. {":}

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5. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

sorry that you have a issue with that pago but the last 5 times I have left cozumel 1 hour was plenty of time.

Cozumel, Mexico
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6. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

I would go at least 1 1/2 hours. If you only arrive an hour before and have any sort of problem, you are going to miss your flight. I can tell you , as a former airliine employee, the airlines have little sympathy for anyone who purposely cuts it close.

Cozumel, Mexico
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7. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

I would allow at least 1 1/2 hours. The CZM airport is not hot and crowded. There is a Cinco Soles store for you to buy last minute gifts.

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8. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

I would allow at least 1 1/2 hours. The CZM airport is not hot and crowded. There is a Cinco Soles store for you to buy last minute gifts.

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9. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

No problem with taxis at Aura. You don't need to arrange in advance.

Ask the bellboy & it only takes a couple of minutes.

We went through security (luggage xray & metal detector) & then they gate searched carryons again & did pat downs.

Personally we allow 2 hours. We had plenty of time but better safe than sorry.

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10. Re: how much time to allow to return to the airport?

We left the Cozumel Palace May 29 at 11:25am for our 1:39pm flight and we were checked in and having a beer at 11:50am!