|By Shelly Rushmeyer on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 6:11 pm:|
Reading this great msg board has made me think of a few ?'s regarding travel that some of you frequent BON visitors may know...
|By Susan Taft on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 8:23 pm:|
We have experienced the long SJU before and have enjoyed taking a taxi to the beach or to Old San Juan (though Old SJ's charm and walking may not be ideal for a 2 year old!). Inside the airport there are kiosks that will arrange your ground transportation and make sure that you are not overcharged. We have taken a cab to the beach at Isla Verde and really enjoyed ourselves. You can rent beach chairs from vendors and find places for lunch. We usually try to have lunch at one of the beach restaurants that has restroom facilities instead of a vendor so that we can use the facilities to change into swimsuits. Spending the day on the beach sure beats spending it in the airport. And the crowds will make you even more glad that you were in peaceful Bonaire! Before Sept 11 there was a place in SJ airport near the AA ticket counters whre you could check your carryons for a small fee -- don't know if it is still there. Would love to know if you decide to switch to the 9am as we are scheduled for the 7am in April and are thinking of doing the same!
|By C Poteet on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 12:02 pm:|
Shelly y Susan -
|By Shelly Rushmeyer on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 5:25 pm:|
Thanks for the comments. Susan, I'm glad to hear someone else did what we're considering... and it was a good experience! Another bonus is it will tire the kids out for the longest leg of the trip (SJU to O'Hare)!! That alone is worth the effort! Isla Verde sounds like a good bet.
|By Susan Taft on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 2:19 pm:|
Shelly -- I think that the cab to Isla Verde was 8 dollars one way last April.
|By Josie on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 - 10:02 pm:|
I've been told that AA has been overbooking the flight to SJ and that people arriving at 6 am for the 7 am flight have been denied boarding (and told they're too late and it's their problem, not the airline bumping them!!!).
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