|By Jennifer A. Rose (BonaireTalker - Post #69) on Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:27 pm:|
We are headed to Bonaire via PR. We will be staying the night in PR and flying to BON the next day. Here is my question: On AA's website they say the new baggage charge is voided if your final destination is international. Will our tickets be considered international or no because we overnight in PR, even though we really had no choice but to overnight there (at least with AA and our schedule)...
|By mary pequinot (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #738) on Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 5:09 pm:|
I THINK it's your final destination. We went in April and the international rules applied, even though we spent the night in Atlanta. However, that was Delta. Contact Ann Phelan, who is an active member of this board and a travel agent. She might be able to clarify things.
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3420) on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 6:30 am:|
|By Jennifer A. Rose (BonaireTalker - Post #70) on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:27 am:|
That is why I thought it will get tricky since PR is not considered international, but my final destination is. It was near impossible for me to make a connection in PR to BON in 1 day so really I have to stay 1 night... I am crossing my fingers that because it is only 1 night I might fly under the radar. Oh well, I will plan to pay and see what happens....
|By RA. aka Agent 99(*) (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3227) on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:33 am:|
Jennifer, we fly from the west coast into PR. We take the red eye and arrive early in the morning and then leave in the early evening for Bonaire. You have the day to explore San Juan if you want, but don't have to spend the night. This eliminates all baggage fees associated with flying domestic routes and you don't have to re-check bags etc.....
|By Jennifer A. Rose (BonaireTalker - Post #72) on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:39 am:|
RA- Do you fly AA? We fly AA mostly due to miles etc... Maybe that is our problem!! ha!
|By RA. aka Agent 99(*) (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3229) on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 12:01 pm:|
Jennifer, we fly AA and use miles too! We usually book our travel almost a year in advance so we can get the dates we want. We waited this year and had to fly Monday and return 13 days later and fly first class (oh the horror!) because all the economy seats were filled.
|By Jennifer A. Rose (BonaireTalker - Post #73) on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 12:50 pm:|
I feel so sad for you, first class - how did you survive ;)
|By Leo Irakliotis (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #127) on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 4:25 pm:|
Jennifer, it may also depend on your actual ticketing. Do you have two tickets one for the SJU flight and one for BON? If so then your luggages to San Juan fall under domestic rules. But if you have a single ticket through SJU with a long (very long) stopover, then it's international. I am sure there are limits on how long the stopovers are supposed to be. Also if it's considered a stop over then you may not be able to retrieve your luggage at SJU on your way to BON.
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