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Cancun Airport - What can I expect?

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Cancun Airport - What can I expect?

I am traveling to Cancun for the first time in two weeks. I am so excited for the trip but nervous about the airport experience. I have been told some mixed information about what to expect at the airport, and I was hoping for some more recent experiences than what is in the past forum posts. Any helpful hints are appreciated. And if the older posts are still accurate, than good stuff. I just like being prepared. Thanks!

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21. Re: Cancun Airport - What can I expect?

"Terminal 2/3 question: Lights are before X rays in terminal 3, where most US and Canada flights arrive. It may also be that way in Terminal 2."

Well, guess I'll find out in Sept. Jet Blue arrives at terminal 2. The last few trips we've gotten the red light, so it would be nice to avoid it this time.

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Someone rumoured they may to a Global Entry self kiosk - wouldn't that be nice

still waiting


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23. Re: Cancun Airport - What can I expect?

We were there last week, and the red / green light is after the xray machine now, and everyone must send their luggage through the xray machine.

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Fill out all english sections of the immigration card on the airplane. We filled in the first english section at the beginning of the card and then quit at the spanish worded section. Didn't realize there was more english sections below on the card. The customs guy in the airport inspecting cards had us go to the side to complete the english sections. It added more hassle when wifey and I screwed it up completing each others cards with our own names in the confusion when the cards were handed back to us. Hers to me and mine to her. You don't want that added confusion in the hustle & bustle of everyone trying to get their vacays started. Keep that little section they give back to you with your passport so when you leave you got it with you on departure. It took us an hour to clear the CUN in December due to baggage carousel confusion between 2 arriving flights but only about 25-mins in Feb. even with getting pulled out of the line-up. Just give the shark tank folks a polite no-thanks and carry on out the exit doors to your waiting transport, or cab. Shark tank folks can be persistent and convincing though that they are your official service. Just get out that last door.

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