|By Bea Young (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 3:26 pm:|
Hi! I am trying to figure out the best way to get from Milwaukee or Chicago to Bonaire. I see some NWA flights from Chicago to Jamaica. Does it make sense to do that and then take an AJ flight from Jamaica to Bonaire? Is it "iffy" to try to coordinate travel between the two different airlines.
|By Diana Bos (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 6:53 pm:|
We're across the Lake in Holland, Michigan and always fly American Airlines from Grand Rapids to O'Hare to San Juan to Bonaire. It's a long day but when you go that far that's the way it is. That works out the best for us. The good thing is the trip gives you lots of frequent flier miles. We've never tried to go Air Jamaica. I don't know if you can go from O'Hare or Midway in Chicago. Go to Air Jamaica's web site and see where they fly. We leave on Friday for two weeks in Bonaire so we're in the count down mode.
|By Josie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #964) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:12 pm:|
We're in Rochester, NY, and our only way to get to Bonaire in one day is American from Rochester, to O'Hare to San Juan to BON. It is a long day, but I prefer that to overnighting somewhere in both directions.
|By Ron Edison (BonaireTalker - Post #36) on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 10:54 am:|
|By Pauline Kayes (BonaireTalker - Post #41) on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 5:00 pm:|
Bea, the Air Jamaica flight leaves very early from Chicago O'Hare--6:30 a.m. I think--so you would have to drive up the night before or very early that morning. the good news is that the AJ flight is often priced at $600 round-trip and arrives in Bonaire around 3:30 p.m.
|By Randy P (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #234) on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 11:30 am:|
I've had no problems with the O'Hare-Montego Bay-Bonaire flight plan on Air Jamaica the two times I've been fortunate enough to go.
|By George Blanchard (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 2:16 pm:|
My daughter lives in Chicago and has used both AJ and A/A. Her preferencve is AJ because it gets her to Bonaire with just one stop at a very reasonable time. However, the departure time is awful. I think she left home at 3:00AM.
|By Stephen Wagner (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Friday, November 5, 2004 - 2:38 pm:|
I've used AJ several times out of O'hare. AJ gets into and out of Bon at good times, but out of and into O'hare at bad times; especially if you have to commute any distance.
|By Sue Goodman (BonaireTalker - Post #66) on Sunday, November 7, 2004 - 4:50 pm:|
having lived in Milwaukee a while ago, we always preferred the non-stop service from O'Hare. You might want to look into O'Hare area hotels that offer free parking & shuttle service for an overnight stay.
|By Bea Young (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 4:46 pm:|
Thank you all for your help! This is by far, the friendliest and most helpful discussion group I've encountered. After checking times and flights we have opted to take the AJ flight from O'Hare. We may just book a hotel there the night before and take advantage of the free parking as well. Now we just have to make a decision about accommodations and we're all set. Thank you!
|By Shelly Fischer (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Thursday, December 2, 2004 - 12:12 am:|
We are planning our trip in February to fly AJ out of O'Hare to Bonaire. It sounds like a piece of cake compared to our (3) flights to get to Roatan Honduras this year. I'm looking forward to this much easier trip. Just hoping we don't have the problems with AJ that we did with TACA airlines :-)
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