|By J R Phillips (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 6:47 pm:|
We are flying into Aruba on American Airlines and then to Bonaire on Excel. How does this work? Do we need to get our bags in Aruba, go through customs and then recheck to Bonaire? If so, is this a user friendly process or a pain?
|By gregg brewer (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #745) on Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 7:33 pm:|
your analysis is correct...it is not a user friendly process...what time are you arriving in Aruba and which BE flight are you taking. It could take 2 hrs depending on when you arrive...if you have a tight connection, get a paper ticket in the US for the BE flight....the ticket agent in Aruba only works at two speeds...you can get a paper ticket from Larry at www.worlddive.com
|By Dr. Director (BonaireTalker - Post #66) on Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 7:48 pm:|
Here is what I posted following my return from Bonaire via Aruba in early May:
|By Ken (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #197) on Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 9:27 pm:|
11) Confirm your BON to AUA flight the day before to make sure it hasn't been cancelled/changed. They seem to cancel the 11am flight sometimes.
|By janet white (BonaireTalker - Post #15) on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 4:11 pm:|
I am ready to GIVE UP trying to get to Bonaire but I found a straight flight from Charlotte to Aruba and need to make the Aruba to Bonaire connection. Is the flight $200 RT? Are there weight limits?
|By Dr. Director (BonaireTalker - Post #79) on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 5:24 pm:|
I recall paying $156 per person round trip AUA - BON, complete. Make sure BE knows you are only "in-transit" through Aruba and that you are not staying overnight. Write it on your Aruban immigration card also. Otherwise it will cost about $200 per person, roundtrip. Remember to bring enough cash to pay for your tickets - on Aruba, only cash is acceptable. Not traveler's checks and not credit cards. If you forget, there is an ATM machine nearby, but it costs $8.00 US for that transaction. Alternatively, follow Gregg's suggestion for purchasing a paper ticket ahead of time.
|By gregg brewer (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #761) on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 7:12 pm:|
|By Cecil Berry (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4094) on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 2:24 pm:|
OK I will be doing this trick in a few weeks. My US Air flight arrives at noon and I will have paper tickets for the 5:00 PM BE flight to Bonaire. Does anyone know if they will take my checked bags early?
|By janet white (BonaireTalker - Post #16) on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 5:24 pm:|
I did it! - thanks to all of the posts - I booked my flight from charlotte to Aruba (straight flight - 4 hours) and Louise at HHH in Bonaire booked my Aruba - Bonaire connection. She said the flight was $170 per person. I checked on paper ticket in US it is $238?? do you think it is a $136 gamble? I'll have to report if I make it or not. Anyway - I am coming to BONAIRE... counting the days! Thanks everybody
|By Dr. Director (BonaireTalker - Post #80) on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:41 pm:|
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