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#261 ajs3531

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    Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:56 PM

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    its good to hear that your TA is going to be so helpful! i hope u get something figured out!!.. my plane is supposed to stop in cancun before making it to cuba and my TA isnt doing anything to help us stop that!!! ... she even told off one of my guests!!! like WTF be a professional and deal with issues properly!

    Just heard Cuba blocked flights : (
    Cuba halts Mexico travel; flu crosses new borders

    #262 red789

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      Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

      Hey Everyone - ive been keeping tabs on this thread - with a wedding in Nov im hoping it blows over too. My guests have to book by June 15, im hoping this happens sooner rather then later. Though im totally aware of the media blowing this out of proportion. I just rcvd this from my travel agent.

      Sunquest Vacations (who we are using) has cancelled all packages to Mexico until June 4.

      Sunquest media statement re: Mexico program - MUST READ!‏
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      28-Apr-2009 12:41 PM

      Re: Sunquest stop Mexico Program until after June 4, 2009

      Apr. 28, 2009

      Media Statement

      Re: Sunquest Mexico bookings

      We appreciate that our customers are concerned about travelling to Mexico at this time due to the cases of Human Swine Influenza. The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, have now issued a travel warning against all non-essential travel to Mexico. Therefore, Sunquest has taken the decision to not operate our programs to Mexico, effective immediately, however at present we plan to resume our operations after June 4, 2009.



      The following policy will apply to all Sunquest Mexico bookings between April 28 and June 4:


      For those passengers departing from now to June 4, 2009 (inclusive):

      - You may change your booking to any other Sunquest destination, including the ALBATours Italy program, for travel anytime up to Oct. 31, 2009;



      - You can cancel your booking and receive a travel credit for the amount, which must be used before Oct. 31, 2009 to any destination Sunquest or ALBATours offers;


      - You must pay any price difference if the cost is higher;


      - There will be no refund for any difference in rates if the cost is lower;


      - Travel must be commenced by the end of October 31, 2009;



      - These changes must be made through our call centres



      We recommend that customers also check with their travel insurers, as you may have coverage for this type of incident.

      We will continue to monitor this situation and will keep you advised. We would ask those who are travelling on later departure dates to be patient as this situation evolves.



      Please note, we will continue to operate our flights to collect all passengers currently in Mexico. We will advise if there are any changes by our airline partners.



      Thank you,



      Sunquest

      #263 YaelM

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        Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:00 PM

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        Originally Posted by ajs3531
        Just heard Cuba blocked flights : (
        Cuba halts Mexico travel; flu crosses new borders
        Yes but if you read the whole article:

        ""Border controls do not work. Travel restrictions do not work," WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said, recalling the 2003 SARS epidemic that killed 774 people, mostly in Asia, and slowed the global economy.

        "There was much more economic disruption caused by these measures than there was public health benefit," he said, adding that WHO is advising countries to provide treatment for the sick and make sure national plans are in place to ease the effects of a larger outbreak"

        So its mostly political - so irksome though. Of course my aunt and uncle were stoping in Cuba before coming to Mexico for our wedding next week. I really hope they lift the band and this doesnt affect them!

        #264 NYCBride1024

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          Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

          I just booked our wedding this weekend in Isla Mujeres (Cancun) for Oct 24th so not only are people freaking because of swine flu, but that it is during hurricane season and they are predicting more activity than usual! Here is the thing I have come to realize (not on my own of course but with the help of my friends). Who ever is meant to be there will and those who don't come, don't come! No big deal! You have a dinner or something when you get home. It's about you and your husband, not the guests (I realize easier said than done)! But go, enjoy, and let the only rolling around in the hay be in the bedroom! =)

          #265 CaboBride2010

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            Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:14 PM

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            Originally Posted by yoAzul
            Of course my aunt and uncle were stoping in Cuba before coming to Mexico for our wedding next week. I really hope they lift the band and this doesnt affect them!
            I hope the ban gets lifted in time for your aunt and uncle to get to Mexico, right now it is only a 48 hour ban so I hope it doesnt get extended!

            #266 heidi_lk

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              Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:29 PM

              I am with AirTransat in Canada, and all travel has been suspended until June 4th, my wedding is officially cancelled, never been so sad....

              #267 MarieSam

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                Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:30 PM

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                Originally Posted by heidi_lk
                I am with AirTransat in Canada, and all travel has been suspended until June 4th, my wedding is official cancelled, never been so sad....
                I just read that....I am so sorry this is happening to so many of us brides

                #268 Hartyt509

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                  Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:31 PM

                  Well girls I am totally fucked !! our airline has cancelled all flights to Mexico until the 8th!! We leave on the 11th and they won't tell us shit just keep saying "wait like the rest of the world!" helpful bastards!! - i'm furious so sorry for swearing lol

                  I'm in a right stuck as FI and I have to marry before he goes to Afghanistan at the beginning of June. We can't get married here because we both in person have to go to the registry office to sign the paperwork then wait 15 days!! argggggggggggggg

                  I'm hoping this ban gets lifted or at least they give us our cash back, which at the min they won't, so we can book antigua as it seems its the only place in the world that we can go and take the paperwork with us!!

                  #269 MarieSam

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                    Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

                    Awww Harty, I am so sorry....I freakin HATE the swine flu!!!!!

                    #270 bumbles

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                      Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

                      I am so sorry ladies. If I can help you look for alternatives, please let me know. Not that I have any leads, but I can Google!




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