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#1 *JillD*

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    Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:51 PM

    could you help me? I'm working on my welcome letter and of course am trying to cut & paste from other BDW members, haha! But all of the ones I'm looking at are for Cabo. I want to put information about getting through customs and the airport in cancun, but am not sure if its setup exactly the same. Can anyone advise?

    #2 Jenn3878

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      Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:11 PM

      Hi, I've been to Cancun lots and can tell you that once you get off the plane you will have to clear customs and get your luggage. Once you do, you need to go towards the exit and there is a stop light there that you have to push a button. If it is green you can go, but if it is red, they search your luggage. I have never gotten red - YET......then you exit to meet your transportation. PLEASE tell your guests to IGNORE the people there that will tell them "free ride" and whatever because there are SOO many timeshare people in the airport. Who did you book with?

      #3 Jenn3878

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        Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:20 PM

        Did your TA tell you who they booked through and the name of the shuttle company? HAHA the timeshare people are insane. Anytime I have been to Cancun they wouldnt leave us alone, so I said I won my trip and couldnt afford to be there if I didnt and man they ran away from me LOL :)

        #4 *JillD*

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          Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:24 PM

          Thats funny!! Maybe I'll use that line! I haven't gotten the information yet on our shuttle, she said we'd get everything about 3 weeks before we travel so, I'm just waiting, tap, tap, tap.....

          But what you gave me helps. I just want to give people a basic idea of what to expect.

          Where are you getting married in cancun?

          #5 Jenn3878

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            Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:35 PM

            It works - I told that to my travel agent/friend and she said she tells her clients to say that and it works!! I would call the TA and ask her she should know by now...I cannot wait to see your pics when you get back! BTW nice to meet you :)

            #6 RoSean

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              Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:08 PM

              I have to agree since during my recent visit to Cancun, I experienced the same thing.

              Tell your guests that once they get out of the sliding doors (after customs), they should proceed outside to your shuttle bus and just ignore those guys (they are all wearing the same polo shirts) selling everything in the world. It would also help if you can get the parking number of your shuttle bus so you can go directly to that parking spot. All shuttle bus picking up at the airport are assigned a number to park and wait for their passengers.

              You don't have to make any excuses, just keep walking and ignore them.

              #7 Shelley

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                Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:51 PM

                We all just walked right past the time share people too. Just walk with a purpose and talk to each other and it's fine.

                Also, as a side note my FI got the dreaded red light and it was fine. I had images of them tearing the luggage apart and having to repack in the middle of the Cancun airport. All they did was open up the suitcases and poke through a bit. It was absolutely nothing to stress about.

                #8 MelissaH

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                  Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:26 PM

                  Just another note, don't let anyone touch your luggage unless you're willing to tip them!! (And if you don't tip them enough they won't be afraid to let you know!)

                  And like everyone else has already said, just keep walking until you get outside and to your representative. Otherwise you'll get stuck listening to the whole timeshare speel.

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