|By Barbara Gates Wilson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 11:29 pm:|
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #164) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 7:34 am:|
Check Air Canada to Aruba and than with BonExel to Bonaire
|By Marabeth Owens (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #124) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 8:14 am:|
And you can try booking into Atlanta and from there AirJamaica goes to Bonaire (through Montego Bay though).
|By Lorraine Bayford (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #150) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 10:57 am:|
Hi Barbara, welcome fellow Canadian. I'm from Prince George and we've been to Bonaire twice. Both times with American Airlines. First trip was Vancouver/Dallas/San Juan,PR/Bonaire and the second trip was same route but out of Seattle. We live in a very difficult part of the world when it comes to getting to the Caribbean. We have to overnight somewhere, no way around it. I tried leaving via Calgary or Edmonton but it was no easier than Vancouver or Seattle. It might be easier for you since you already live in
|By Barbara Gates Wilson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 5:49 pm:|
|By Lorraine Bayford (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #151) on Friday, October 1, 2004 - 3:32 am:|
Barbara, that's a decent price! I paid $1100.00/E on our trip 2 years ago (Vancouver-Bonaire). My last trip this past Feb was on points but when I checked the price it was way more than what you paid, so that's great. If you have any questions on accommodations, there is a lot of help of this board. Have fun!!!!!
|By snorkelady (BonaireTalker - Post #33) on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 12:06 pm:|
|By Barbara Gates Wilson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 2:04 pm:|
|By snorkelady (BonaireTalker - Post #34) on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 4:50 pm:|
Thanks Barbara, We're looking to head out from Toronto. Waiting for the winter tour books to see if there's anything going to the area. In the past we have had flights direct to Bonaire/Curacao, but for some reason they have stopped going to Bonaire (still can get to Aruba / Curacao I believe). Are you spending all your time on Bonaire, or will you be Island hopping?? May I ask where you will be staying?? Cheryl
|By Barbara Gates Wilson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 7:48 pm:|
|By snorkelady (BonaireTalker - Post #35) on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 8:11 pm:|
Barbara, you will absolutely LOVE IT!!
|By Jim and Dawna (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 5:14 pm:|
Barbara, I am glad you got a good flight to Bonaire. We fly from Calgary to Dallas then to Miami, over night there and then to Curacao the next morning. Bonaire on Divi in the afternoon and then back the same way but spending a few days in Curacao, shopping etc.
|By Josie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #962) on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 10:30 pm:|
Jim and Dawna: will we see you there again next year? We're arriving Feb 15!
|By Jim and Dawna (BonaireTalker - Post #11) on Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 12:02 pm:|
Josie and Allan,
|By Renee (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 4:19 am:|
Warning about Suvara Travels/ticketpilot.ca - Booked an excellent rate through these guys yesterday (Hawaii to Eastern Canada for around 560$CAD taxes incl.). Was sent an email confirmation of flight reservation with confirmation no. and travel itinerary. This morning, I received a call (wich woke me up)only to be told that they had made a mistake and that the connecting flights (Hawaiian Airline and Air Canada) did not have any agreement between them therefore could not be on the same ticket as I purchased it. This, I was explained, meant that if, for any number of reasons, Hawaiian Airline was to be delayed and couldn't make the next flight connection in L.A., I would then basically be out of luck and on my own. The agent then proceeded in trying to explain to me how the Amadeus system they worked with worked and why it was not really their fault but the way the system was set up etc. Was I suppose to understand all this let alone care?? They offered, for a surcharge of $7 (!?!), to send me 2 separate tickets for these flights with still no garanties that I will be taken care of in case of delay (I believe the exact words of the agent were "..just hope this will not happen". The other option offered was to cancel altogether (not an option, all of my travel arrangements are made, set in stone and non refundable!). When I requested to speak to a manager I was told I was already speaking to him (Koli) and that if I had any concerns (wich I definitely had at that point) I would need to put them "black on white" and sent it to the company. Later on he said something about needing to ask his boss about something, I then challenged his previous statement of him supposetely being the manager. When I asked to speak to "his boss", he told me he was gone for a week (how convenient) and finally when I asked him the name of "his boss" he absolutely refused to give me a name stating that it was not his job to do so (!??!). He finally threatened to altogether cancel my reservation and hung up on me. Now I am and have been for most of my working career working in the tourism industry also and have traveled quite a bit all over the world but never have I been treated with such unprofessionalism and ignorance. To finish this story the "travel agent" called me back stating that everything had been fixed and that they were taking a big risk for me (what[?]) since they had insured everything and absorbed the cost (Oh yes, did I mention that they almost didn't honor the rate also? I checked their site later and it had gone up by about 400$ with exact flights!!!). I later called back and spoke to another agent in order to get more info. on how to go about using this "insurance" offered by them in case of missed flight due to delay, the response was "don't leave the airport until you get your ticket from Air Canada, they always have flights going out and they should be able to get you on the next flight no matter what", in other words, fend for yourself and hassle them until you get your way. WOW, I really feel confident about my travel arrangements now! What a relief right? ... Anyone have any suggestions on what recourse I would have at this point? I am certainly not done with this and may very well be in touch with updates as to how this nightmare will be handled by the "boss" (I intend to find out who he/she is) and will let you know how this all turns out. Good luck to anyone else booking these "great rates", you may find out you've still overpaid for all the hassle it may bring. Have a great "worryless" vacation!
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