Non-stop flights to Mazatlan vanishing
ated for specific connections at all. So long as there is sufficient frequency you will likely have other opportunity options to take later departures, on at least one of the routes.
Most people want to rush connections even more than the allowable limits, believing that somehow they can easily move from one gate to another quickly. Those who travel with carry-on bags only can be particularly insistent on cutting corners around the deadlines required.
QUESTION: My daughter is working overseas and is thinking about traveling to Beirut. Apparently it is quite an amazing city but as a mom my concern is safety.
Can you tell me what you think of a four day trip to Beirut in October?
ANSWER: While this capital of Lebanon may be a wonderful place during peaceful times, recent protests would suggest we are not in those times now.
I take much of my lead on these issues from our Canadian Government’s website www.voyage.gc.ca
Here’s what they were saying at the time of this writing:
OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to Lebanon.
Anti-Western demonstrations are occurring, and some have turned violent. Western interests are at risk of being attacked. Canadians should exercise extreme caution, monitor local news, avoid public gatherings and demonstrations, and stay away from areas where they may take place.
Planned and spontaneous demonstrations related to the domestic and regional situation regularly occur in Lebanon. The road to the airport is subject to sporadic closure due to various factors including local sectarian clashes, civil unrest in Syria and protests against government policies.
I would never ignore an official warning issued for a country. While things may settle down in a month, it would not be on my immediate must see list, and I certainly think anyone should think hard about a visitation over the coming weeks.
With no non-stop service to Mazatlan travelers will miss attractions like the local
cliff diver performances.