|By mimi greenberg on Thursday, March 7, 2002 - 9:29 pm:|
The thought of arriving at the airport at 4 am in order to board AA at 6 am is cruel and unusual punishment. I'm planning to buy a one way ferry ticket from Bonaire to Curacao. Spend the morning there and fly back to the USA from Curacao at 2:45 pm.
|By Sarah on Friday, March 8, 2002 - 12:51 pm:|
Mimi, I don't know if this helps any, but when we flew back to the States from BON in December, we took Divi Divi Air over to Curacao, I think the flight departure time was something like 12:30. We then took an onward flight to Miami at around 3pm. Divi Divi air has a small ticket desk (which was located in the bar area when we were there). Sarah
|By alan markus on Friday, March 8, 2002 - 4:42 pm:|
|By Carole Baker on Saturday, March 9, 2002 - 4:49 pm:|
Hi folks! I was wondering if Air Jamaica was permitting people to check their bags in early in the morning of the flight which departs around 3PM or so. We used to go to the airport in the morning to check in the big bags and then run amock all over the island (or go to Michael's house and bother him for a while!!LOL) and then we'd return the car rental and wait for carryon screening, etc, and board the plane. Is the airport permitting early check in of check in baggage?? Thanks! Carole
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 11:22 am:|
|By Glen Reem on Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 11:33 am:|
Post 9.11 passenger and bag amtching would seem to make the old, delightful early check-in unlikely.
|By Jorge Carvajal on Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 5:36 pm:|
Can anyone tell if the regulator is allowed as a carryon? I plan to have my reg and computer in its bag as a carryon
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 11:27 am:|
It is allowed, but you may have to provide basic dive equipment orientation to the security staff at your point of departure.
|By Glen Reem on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 8:17 pm:|
On Bonaire, Jake!!??!!
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 9:41 pm:|
No no - I meant when traveling from the US to Bonaire. The security folks on Bonaire know about regs. And heck, you can pack your reg when you leave - don't need it too soon back in the cold U.S. do you? :-)
|By seb schulherr on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 9:51 pm:|
I just checked the "discount" package fares to BON on AJ and they are throught the roof! DOUBLE what wee paid last year for first class. We paid under $600 last august RT first class which is way less than I have paid for American's cattle class nine hour tour. So what gives, and why higher rates for summer?
|By Meryl Virga on Monday, March 11, 2002 - 11:59 pm:|
We were on Bonaire post 9/11 and our bags were never checked? We got to the airport our usual 1 hour before...we paid our departure tax the day before...but no one ever checked our bags, and I don't remember seeing anyone elses luggage looked through...is this new? As in , just the past few months? Because we were on Bonaire in November.
|By Randy Mark on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 2:21 am:|
See posting "Recent Experiences with AA, ALM, Divi Divi and Fast Ferry" for an account of the ferry ride from Bonaire to Curacao, posted in latter half of February.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 8:11 am:|
Meryl - very odd. I flew in October, November, December, and February (all on American Eagle though), and each time had bags searched. The first time it was all my bags. The other three times it was just my checked bags (carry-ons were X-rayed).
|By Meryl Virga on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 11:01 am:|
Jake we flew Air Jamaica to and from the states of course our bags were xrayed but we were never checked and no one else was either????
|By Faith M. Senie on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 7:18 pm:|
When we flew to St. John in January, with laptop case, bag o' regulators and camera case, the AA folks at Logan in Boston searched only one bag -- my purse!!! So it's a real crapshoot as to what you'll have searched at any given time...
|By Shelly Rushmeyer on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 6:59 pm:|
We flew to the States via American just yesterday, March 13, and while bags were not searched, anyone not arriving by 5:30/5:45 for the 7 a.m. flight was not allowed to board -- in this case, 7 people missed their flight. We stopped by the day before to scope out whether we had to be at the airport 2 hours before departure and the AA woman explained that if you were not in line by 5:45, she would not allow you to check your luggeage and board --and she was true to her word. We got to the airport about 5 a.m. and everything went smoothly. While the extra sleep might have been nice, I enjoyed sitting at the open-air aiport and watching the day break.
|By Brent Oglesby on Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 7:05 pm:|
Regulators in carry-on bags were not a problem on Air Jam last week. In fact, the ONLY time I was ever stopped for a rummaging through my carry-on was in MTB on the return flight to ATL. I write this off to the senseless waste of time of the new "security" procedures. What a BIG JOKE, both in the U.S. and abroad!
|By Ida Christie on Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 3:49 pm:|
Air Jamaica / American Airlines are these the only two air lines that fly to/from Bonaire?
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