|By Joanne Wood on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 11:15 am:|
Just got an email from Undercurrent.org saying there "all sorts of problems" with service connecting to Bonaire on American Eagle.
|By Linda Stoltzfus on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 11:32 am:|
We just made the trip in April. Denver...Dallas...San Juan...Bonaire - all on American/American Eagle. We had a delay in San Juan of 2 hours because our flight crew was delayed coming in from St. Croix (or so they told us). We were informed of the delay in 20 minute increments, so we couldn't leave the boarding area. We only wish they would have given us a true delay time....we could have explored the airport for a meal. But that was the only slight problem we experienced. We would take the same connections/airline again.
|By Kate Hickson on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 12:01 pm:|
I posted my story here somewhere (?). It was Feb 28, our AA flight arrived late to SJU from BOS, but just in time to catch the BON flight. They wouldn't let us board because our luggage wouldn't make it in time. Rules are, you must fly with your luggage (of course, unless THEY lose it). Had to spend 2 nights in SJU, courtesy of AA, as flight to BON next day was full and overbooked. So, who knows?? Some days run like clockwork, some not. Good luck!
|By Lydia S. Segal on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 12:01 pm:|
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 4:35 pm:|
Here's a copy of what Undercurrent sent out (http://www.undercurrent.org):
|By Joanne Wood on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 - 6:47 pm:|
Thanks all for the responses. I have about 1.75 hrs. between flights on the way to Bonaire. Hopefully, we and our luggage will have time to make the connection. I am not at all worried about coming back :-) home! I just want to get to Bonaire with my dive gear!
|By Linda Richter - NetTech on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 10:17 am:|
Technically the airline is too blame and not the travel agency. Only "legal" connections are listed in the airline computers. A legal connection means it allows at least the minimum connection as designated by the airline and the airport as well as additional time for an international connection versus a domestic connection. Additional time for changing airline, additional time for changing terminals, etc is all handled by the airline res. computers.
|By Mickey McCarthy on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 2:43 pm:|
|By Mickey McCarthy on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 2:44 pm:|
|By Mickey McCarthy on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 2:46 pm:|
Sorry about that--got involved in a conversation in between. Mickey
|By Bade Millsap on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 9:58 am:|
OK now you have me worried ... hopefully I can get some clarification:
|By Glen Reem on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 10:35 am:|
Sounds good, Bade, based on my 2-way through SJ.
|By Linda Richter - NetTech on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 10:44 am:|
From the US via San Juan to Bonaire, you do not go through customs or immigration until Bonaire. You do NOT have to go through metal detectors again to get to your connection in San Juan.
|By Ernie Bauer on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 12:57 pm:|
|By Clay Lansdown on Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 11:16 am:|
Bade...regarding the time the AA Eagle people arrive. We just came back from Bonaire yesterday (Sat) and got to the airport at 3:25 am. The AA people got there at 3:30 am and started processing people at 3:45.
|By Danielle Pownell on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 8:28 am:|
Clay, Thanks for the tip about paying the exit tax upon arrival... (9 days and counting)
|By Bade Millsap on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 4:34 pm:|
THANK YOU all for your insight and suggestions ... we leave 6/24 back 7/3 ... I'll post a report ...
|By Robin Matthews on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 9:33 pm:|
|By Leif S on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 2:23 pm:|
|By Glen Reem on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 8:09 pm:|
|By Richard Scalzo on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 11:02 am:|
Just returned from a Newark-Bonaire trip via AA.
|By Leif S on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 7:37 pm:|
Following up, having gone out and back through San Juan - out on June 15, back on June 23.
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