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Airport Arrival Time?

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Airport Arrival Time?


I just hate sitting at the airport hours before the flight takes off, but I am not familiar with the Cancun airport-- how quickly things move.

If I have a Frontier flight leaving at 5:20 p.m on a tuesday night ( May 29th ), is it safe enough to arrive there 1 &1/2 hours before ?

Thanks for your input,


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1. Re: Airport Arrival Time?

Unless it has changed the recommended time is three (3) hours prior to departure. 1.5 hours is risky and could mean denied boarding.

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2. Re: Airport Arrival Time?

Agree, 1.5 hours is definitely cutting it way too close. Many airlines close international checkin at 1 hour prior to departure.

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3. Re: Airport Arrival Time?

I too HATE sitting in the airport 3 hrs before hand . Can my husband check our family in, ( he doesn't mind getting there early ) and me and the kids come along 1 1/2 hrs before? It sure is a pain to have to just sit there and stare at each other when we can be on the beach enjoying ourselves to the last min. Hey 1 1/2 hrs EARLY is not last min in my book!

I guess it is the price we have to pay to be able to go to a magnificant place to vacation!


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4. Re: Airport Arrival Time?

I think you will find All people must be present at check-in. And yes, it is a pain, but the 3 hours befor your flight is the standard at the Cancun airport. Futhermore, check with your airline and you will probably see they also require the 3 hour international check-in.

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5. Re: Airport Arrival Time?

I always get ther 2 hours early and have never had a problem. I didn't even know I was supposed to be there any earlier than that. Maybe I'll start going earlier. I don't want to risk it.

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6. Re: Airport Arrival Time?

Would arrive the suggested amount of time before your flight. There is a TGI Fridays there suitable for hanging out, getting one last margarita (though corporate margarita), passing time.

If you can afford to miss your flight and want the thrill of cutting it close, by all means do as you wish. PROBABLY you could get away with it if its truly worth it, but IMHO I wouldnt risk it and I eat nuts from the bar bowls Yeesh

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7. Re: Airport Arrival Time?

Hey frow13 I agree with you. Come on one last dip in the ocean and one last margarita at the resort, is it really worth it to miss your flight. But as frow13 said if ya have the money, go for it, wait to the last minute and enjoy. Or how about the next time stay a couple extra days and dont worry about the airport thing.

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