|By Chris Gianos on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 6:13 pm:|
We are headed over in December via AA/American Eagle. Our connection time in San Juan is now only about an hour because of a flight change. Will this be enough time, is it quick to go from flight to flight in San Juan?
|By Snorkelguy on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 6:41 pm:|
That will depend on how Ďon timeí your flight is. American Eagle is on the opposite side of the airport that youíll come in from on your American flight so if youíre running late youíll want to hustle to the other side. Iíve done it myself several times going to various Caribbean islands and havenít had too much trouble, often with the same amount of layover. Of course that was pre 911.
|By 2Nancys on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 11:07 am:|
I did not enjoy the SJU connection. When we disembarked there were no signs or personel to direct us to our American Eagle connecting flight. We did see an exit to the outside, so we decided to go out for a smoke. DON'T DO THAT! When we went back to go through security, the line was so long, I was concerned that we would miss our flight and we had a 2.5hr layover!
|By Linda Richter - NetTech on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 11:20 am:|
San Juan is a little confusing.
|By Glen Reem on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 12:22 pm:|
On my one trip down and back through SJU, it seemed like any other passage through an airport on the way down. I do believe Snorkelguy's comment would better read '...across the terminal...' vice '..across the airport..'--all the gates are in one large terminal building, not like ATL, JFK, DFW, etc.
|By Daniel Senie on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 12:56 pm:|
I couldn't figure why they have everyone walk a mile for Immigration. They could EASILY put an entrance much closer for the bus to arrive at, like at the point where you make the turn at the end of the mile-long hall. Of course if the moving sidewalks actually functioned, that might help too.
|By 2Nancys on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 4:28 pm:|
Wish I wasn't a smoker! but that's another story. I agree... I'll never, never, never do it again!!! I had forgotten that another reason I didn't like SJU was that longggggggg haul to immigration. Being smokers and fluffy types, we had to stop and rest now and then (good reason to stop smoking and lose weight!) I'm curious if Aruba has the same problems.
|By Chris Gianos on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 4:55 pm:|
Thanks for all of the advice. I just hope AA can make it on time! About 6 weeks to go...
|By Linnea Wimberly on Thursday, November 1, 2001 - 9:21 pm:|
I always figured that the hike was for two reasons. 1 - to wear you out and give you a chance to get nervous if you have something that you shouldn't. 2 - give the sniffer dogs a chance to check your bags before they hit the carousels. The only time I got checked was when I came back with an ear infection and was sweating and twitching every time I swallowed.
|By Faith M. Senie on Friday, November 2, 2001 - 12:34 am:|
I think the long walk is to give the baggage folks a fighting chance... Even after we did the lengthy walk from the gate to immigration and waited in line at immigration, we still had to wait another 5 minutes or more at the baggage carousel...
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