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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 01:12 AM


It just POURED here in La Bocana about an hour ago. I haven't heard rain falling in a while. I bet the desert blooms in a couple weeks.



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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 07:30 AM


Tried to land in a United flight on Sunday afternoon at SJD but as we approached the plane waved off from too much water. Then SJD closed down and we landed at La Paz... only to be told to return to San Francisco. Not sure why they couldn't let us through immigration at La Paz instead. Maybe stupid United Airlines doesn't pay their fees and taxes for La Paz? Worst day of air travel ever for us. Not only did we sit on the ground for two hours in La Paz.... but then when we arrived back at our origin at San Francisco the United staff didn't have a clue what to do with us. Grrrr.
A full day of eating pretzels, finally reach a hotel room after 8 separate long lines at baggage, immigration, check-out & in (United). In bed at midnight, up at 4:30am to repeat. Never fly United again. It wasn't just mother nature... but compounded by the worst service in history.
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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 08:03 AM


I don't know what the deal is with La Paz. It is still listed as an international airport, but I don't think any US airlines can use it for direct flights anymore!

The last time I checked for a flight, it had to be routed through a Canadian, or mainland Mexico airport to get there.




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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 11:45 AM


last evening we received a surprise deluge of torrential rain with 25 knot winds bowing it through every crevice. It wreaked havoc in the village washing out roads, flooding nearly everyones home...but oh the flowers will be glorious next month!



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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 01:03 PM


Pouring pretty good here in North County San Diego now... 3" predicted today.



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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 02:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Pouring pretty good here in North County San Diego now... 3" predicted today.


That's just shy of sea level rise!

Haven't seen much rain down here in Del Mar today.

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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 02:31 PM


raining hard in puerto nuevo, nice for a change!
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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 04:39 PM


I got about 0.65" in my rain gauge here in Carlsbad so far. Not sure about 3" happening today.

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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 06:58 PM


When did La Paz stop being an International Airport, because it sure was before?



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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 07:29 PM


David, from what I can find with my feeble search skills, La Paz (LAP) is still classified as an international airport, but the only flights I can see are domestic!

I know that Alaska Airlines flew into LAP as recently as four or five years ago, but it seems that they no longer have a customs facility there. It does not sound like it was a decision of the international airlines to stop flying there.




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[*] posted on 11-20-2019 at 07:40 PM


I think La Paz ended international flights in 2013. That was the last year that Alaska flew there from the US, and about the time when the international checkpoint in the baggage claim area disappeared.



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[*] posted on 11-21-2019 at 01:53 PM


Re: La Paz airport. I heard from Canadian travelers that they recently flew international into LAP. Then we started wondering if most US carriers stopped paying the fees to this airport.
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[*] posted on 11-21-2019 at 03:26 PM


SO? If ya wanted to fly there from the USA ?How wouldja do it?
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[*] posted on 11-21-2019 at 04:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
SO? If ya wanted to fly there from the USA ?How wouldja do it?


To La Paz I assume you could walk across at Tijuana at take Volaris. Or... this Candian suggested coming up to Vancouver
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[*] posted on 11-21-2019 at 04:57 PM


kiterkip - you didn't say if it was a direct flight or not......

My guess would be that the Canadian travelers didn't fly direct to La Paz from Canada, but first landed somewhere on the mainland (Mexico City or Guadalajara, for example) and went through Immigration and Customs there - then got a connecting flight to La Paz. If it was a direct flight from Canada, well that would be a new development for La Paz.

When I fly to the US from La Paz I connect through Mexico City.




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[*] posted on 11-21-2019 at 05:10 PM


I have been searching all sorts of travel sites, and the only direct flights I have found to LAP originate in Mexico!

Any flight from airports in the US, or Canada appear to have a layover in citys such as Guadalajara (GDL), or Mexico city (MEX)

If anyone knows of some flight option I haven't found, please post it!




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[*] posted on 11-21-2019 at 05:41 PM


Did Raymond make an int'l res. from LAP to Baja NM? Sure came in gangbusters here. Big airdrop of moisture.



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[*] posted on 11-21-2019 at 06:02 PM


BajaBuddha, t sounds like Raymond touched down in Ensenada before continuing on to New Mexico!

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