|By Michelle Fuqua Bryson on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 12:10 pm:|
I saw below where someone suggested paying the departure tax upon arrival. Thanks, someone else said they go back to ther room before departure. Is there time and how do you know when to be back for boarding. We are traveling with children does everyone have to be there to check in or can one adult and everyone else show up for boarding?
|By bob neer on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 12:33 pm:|
i believe you all need to be at the airport...you can start checking in at say 4:30am...the tax window and rental car return are available at 5:00am...the early boading starts about 5:30?...
|By Glen Reem on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 2:49 pm:|
The tax window is available early, w/ many passengers lined up. You can buy the tax things any time from arrival; I usually drop in on my way by the airport sometime during the week.
|By Niki Harris on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 7:07 pm:|
Glen, the departure lounge is much improved as of a few weeks ago. There is AC, and upstairs are restroom facilities and even a snack counter for beverages and minor food. (I like upstairs for the view of the runway.) Having passed through security doesn't squish you into the hot room by the back doors. People can spread out a bit. They needed to allow for all the added KLM flights and such, I believe. One family waited in the main terminal for the late departure of Air Jamaica when we were leaving. They came through the doors and noticed the AC right off and said, "If we had known...!" They waited an extra few hours in the heat, thinking that the crowd was sitting in the heat instead!
|By Niki Harris on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 7:08 pm:|
Glen, I meant to add, Have a splendid time!
|By herman mowery on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 10:23 pm:|
Don't know if AA will let you do this but DCE let us check in the night before (after 5pm for the 9:55am flight the next day), all we had to do was check the baggage the next day. ALL of which got hand checked I might add. Like the others have said, the dep tax can be paid at any time (but you do need it before checking in).
|By Clay Lansdown on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 9:01 am:|
Herman... That's what we did with ALM and AJ in the past, but when we attempted to do it last month with AA, they said they didn't do day before check-ins.
|By Richard Scalzo on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 11:11 am:|
I stopped by one day during the stay to pay the departure tax. Took five minutes.
|By Leif S on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 6:52 pm:|
Departed last Sunday morning via AA.
|By Leif S on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 6:56 pm:|
Hey, how did that happen?
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