|By John Gnann (BonaireTalker - Post #78) on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 11:14 am:|
We were thrilled speechless when Delta announced their new direct ATL-BON route last year. We were quick to jump on the Wed-Wed flight (departing 3-26) because it was cheaper than Sat-Sat. However, I've been reading the posts on this board about cancellations of the mid-week flights with mounting anxiety. I hadn't heard a peep from Delta, so I went to the Delta website yesterday to check my flights. My flight to Bonaire on 3/26 was still "confirmed." My return flight on 4/2, however, had disappeared and was no longer listed on my itinerary. I called my travel agent who checked with Delta and learned that the outbound flight on March 26 was still "on" (for now anyway), but the return on April 2 had been cancelled. What the hell! I guess Delta figured that if I got to Bonaire I would not be concerned about being stuck there (some truth in that).
|By Tad Jones (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #211) on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 11:34 am:|
|By Dan Cable (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 5:47 pm:|
My wife and I just came home from a wonderful dive vacation on Bonaire. We flew AJ with out any problems. We enjoyed our vacation so much that we decided to book a two week vacation for next winter. AJ will not fly to Bonaire out of Baltimore MD.(USA)any more. The rates from the other airlines and the amount of time it will take us to fly to Bonaire has made our trip now to expensive. We hope the airlines will change these flights or we can no longer afford to visit and dive this beautiful island
|By Cecil (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6154) on Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 8:55 am:|
Welcome to BT Dan. As good as AJ was for some people, there are still good inexpensive ways to Bonaire. Look for flights to Curacao or Aruba, these could be direct and cheap from BWI, then take a small plane to Bonaire. Bonaire is not easy to get to but worth the trip.
|By Dan Cable (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 4:59 pm:|
I'm having trouble finding flights on line from Curacao and Aruba to Bonaire. What airline flies this route?
|By Yo MO (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3249) on Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:23 pm:|
From Curacao try Divi Divi. From Aruba you can consider DAE - and they also fly from Curacao.
|By Dan Cable (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:38 pm:|
Thank you, I will try that.
|By Cecil (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6164) on Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 6:27 pm:|
Dan you can not book Divi Divi or DAE with an on-line service like Travelocity. You will need to talk to them directly or use a travel agent. Look at their schedule and their prices are about $100 r/t for Curacao to Bonaire and $200 r/t for Aruba to Bonaire.
|By Tad Jones (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #218) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 11:54 am:|
Cecil, and others
|By Cecil (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6173) on Friday, March 7, 2008 - 2:17 pm:|
I don't know myself. I do know Divi flies fairly small planes, I also know they have great customer service. Now DAE will get your bags over but it will also cost you, been there done that. I also know their customer service is one step above Gitmo.
|By Elizabeth Barna (BonaireTalker - Post #74) on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 12:57 am:|
|By Seb (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3347) on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 2:50 am:|
Ok, we had way more than 44 pounds apiece, no problem with Divi, it all came with us, and they assured me that if my luggage was delayed, it would soon follow, and they have planes going all day long.
|By Susan Davis, InfoBonaire, Bon. Insider (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #185) on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:16 am:|
I have even had the experience with Divi that they will send a second plane (if available) with luggage, if there's not enough room on the first plane. The second plane landed a minute after our plane, so there was no inconvenience.
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