Van BC to Zihua

by victorio, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 21:53 (102 days ago)
edited by victorio, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 22:04

Hola
Anyway you travellers can fly through Van BC?
We have been doing it for 5 or 6 years with AeroMexico. Last year cost about $300 CDN. No extra taxes, no baggage fee, no charge for our mutt, no charge for food, no charge for entertainment screen and no charge for booze.
Only drawback is that it is a redeye flight. Leaves around midnight and goes through Mexico City. About a 3 hour wait. You get into Zihua around noon or 1 PM. We leave Van around the end of Oct and take an AirCanada direct back in April. The return flight is a bit pricey, but it gets us home in about 5 and a half hours.
Haven't booked yet so don't know the current prices. I expect that it will be more pricey.

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Van BC to Zihua

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 22:13 (102 days ago) @ victorio

As long as it's good for your pooch!

Van BC to Zihua

by victorio, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 22:35 (102 days ago) @ Talley Ho
edited by victorio, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 22:44

Hola
Thanks. He never complained. He has been making the flight for over 10 years will no ill effects.
Unfortunately last Nov at the age of 17, after a day at La Ropa swimming , he passed away the next night.
He is missed.

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Van BC to Zihua

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 22:57 (102 days ago) @ victorio

So sorry for your loss.

It's terribly personal, but we have found that our life is much more fulfilling with a pet or two. We will have pets until we keel over and die. Maybe it's time for you to adopt one when you are here!

We are on Playa la Ropa EARLY every day, walking our two weimaraners and swimming them. Do feel free to join us.

We bring our SUP's down after we take them back to the house and hose and towel them.

It'a wonderful life for all of us.

Van BC to Zihua

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Saturday, August 10, 2019, 00:43 (100 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I agree that pets enrich our lives. I would encourage everyone to consider including your wishes for your pets in your will. I see so many elderly, sad and frightened animals in shelters, because their owners passed away or moved into a care facility. Those poor little orphans need not suffer if their owners plan ahead. It is particularly difficult and confusing for senior pets.

Van BC to Zihua

by Quadra Paul @, Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11:41 (99 days ago) @ islandgirl

:megusta:

Van BC to Zihua

by Ironwood, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 22:59 (102 days ago) @ victorio

Hola
Anyway you travellers can fly through Van BC?
We have been doing it for 5 or 6 years with AeroMexico. Last year cost about $300 CDN. No extra taxes, no baggage fee, no charge for our mutt, no charge for food, no charge for entertainment screen and no charge for booze.
Only drawback is that it is a redeye flight. Leaves around midnight and goes through Mexico City. About a 3 hour wait. You get into Zihua around noon or 1 PM. We leave Van around the end of Oct and take an AirCanada direct back in April. The return flight is a bit pricey, but it gets us home in about 5 and a half hours.
Haven't booked yet so don't know the current prices. I expect that it will be more pricey.

We took that Van-Zihua AeroMexico redeye both ways a couple of years ago. Yes, the beer was free, but we vowed never to do it again: too old for that kind of abuse. Arriving into an absolutely freezing exhaust-fumed DF airport at....what?.....6 am was miserable. On the return trip, we had a 9 hour layover in DF, before our flight left for Vancouver at 1 am. Happily, we used that layover to take the bus into Centro to walk around the zocalo and have a nice meal at Sanborn's.

Van BC to Zihua

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 23:19 (102 days ago) @ victorio

I just reserved on WestJet. Their seasonal service starts this November 2.. The service ends in late April.

Southbound leaves YVR at 06:00, about a 90 minute connection in Calgary and into Zihuatanejo around 15:00.

Northbound leave about 17:00, connect in Calgary, arrive at YVR about midnight.

Last April I went south on WestJet and north in late May on Interjet. I left ZIH about 18:00, connected in DF, arrived in YVR about 05:00. DF to YVR was a smooth flight and I got a few hours sleep.

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www.dreaminmexico.com

Van BC to Zihua

by Charlybby, Wednesday, August 07, 2019, 23:52 (102 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

Saw that & a great flight, but we love to be in Z for Days of the Dead, our fav holiday! So far looks like the usual Aeromexico down & Aircanada back in April

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Van BC to Zihua

by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Thursday, August 08, 2019, 11:17 (101 days ago) @ Charlybby
edited by Curbarn, Thursday, August 08, 2019, 11:23

At this point in my life, I am not trying to save, when it comes to comfort. Business class return from vancouver, either connecting thru Toronto,Montreal or direct to Zih, has always seemed to be about 1200 dollars, even less on black friday. We have three bags each so when you figure the luggage charge we are well less than a 50% upcharge for business class, where i can have a light lunch and a glass of wine get on and off the plane quickly. This isnt for everyone, because of the expense, but the closer I get to the pearly gates, the less hassles I need. Check around, a 50% upcharge for bus class is minimal in world travel. If you are a points nut the connecting flights in bus class quickly add to your useless aeroplan points.

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Thursday, August 08, 2019, 19:37 (101 days ago) @ Curbarn

Curban - Loved the "closer to the pearly gates" comment. A very calming restful thought.

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Van BC to Zihua

by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Friday, August 09, 2019, 09:34 (101 days ago) @ Susan G

You have to be there to fully understand ;-)

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Curly!

Van BC to Zihua

by Lilyana @, Sunday, August 11, 2019, 00:28 (99 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

I also recently booked on WestJet leaving YVR at 06:00 to Calgary and then on to Zihua arriving at 3:00 pm. I haven't booked a return flight yet because I'm not sure when exactly I want to fly home. It will most likely be early April. Traveling with my wee pup in cabin.