|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #345) on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 9:45 am:|
I have no interest in starting a debate because to each his/her own, but I offer my new favorite way to get to Bonaire from the Boston area. JetBlue 7:30a.m. non-stop to Aruba arriving 1:00p.m, overnight in Aruba after relaxing, walking beach, etc., 9a.m. non-stop puddle jump on Tiara arriving Bonaire 10a.m. You don't need to overnight if you prefer to take the 7p.m. Tiara non-stop to Bonaire. Just did this route after getting out of Boston a day ahead of the big snow storm. Nice. It works every day except Tue. & Thurs, when there are no Tiara flights to Bonaire.
|By Tom Schamp (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #645) on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 11:09 am:|
I went via Aruba a few years back, 8 nights on BON, then 4 nights on Aruba before coming home. Clearing customs in Aruba on the return was MUCH better than either ATL or MIA.
|By bob fraser (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #203) on Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 1:23 pm:|
thanks Nathalie for sharing. always interested in opinions about getting to Bonaire from Boston! Thought that route looked interesting. Not a big fan of the continental red eye although have done it. Delta through Atlanta interesting except for short connecting time for Bonaire leg of flight.
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #346) on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 8:10 am:|
It might be useful to add return flight info, so, below is round trip info.
|By Beth (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #196) on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 11:32 am:|
I will have to put that on my list for next year. I am always looking for a better way to get from Boston to Bonaire.
|By ctang (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 6:52 pm:|
Nathalie and Beth,
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #347) on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:51 pm:|
Thanks. I appreciate the heads-up. Based on my past experiences at the Aruba airport, I think 3 hrs. for a mid-week connection will probably be O.K. I'll post after the fact to let others know how it worked out.
|By Josie (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1486) on Monday, January 17, 2011 - 11:03 pm:|
Hi, Nathalie --- I'll be in Bonaire Jan 30 - Feb 18 --- any chance we'll catch up with each other there?
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #348) on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 9:19 am:|
|By Kate Hickson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #385) on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 8:06 am:|
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #349) on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:22 am:|
Total round-trip Boston-Bonaire was $783., and it included the Aruba departure tax. I booked less than one week prior and was lucky it worked out. JetBlue prices can vary a fair amount. I love their web site. You put in travel dates and they show you fares for the 7 days around those dates. If you have flexibility, you choose the least expensive dates.
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #350) on Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 7:07 pm:|
Following up on previous post. My travel completed, I can report that the JetBlue mid-week Boston-Aruba and Tiara Aruba-Bonaire route worked like a charm. No crowds, no stress and less expensive than Delta. The just under 3hr. connection time for the return was ample on the day I flew.
|By Josie (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1495) on Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 11:55 pm:|
Glad you had a good trip home, Nathalie. I'll have to look into JetBlue connections out of Rochester to JFK to see if it works for us....
|By Larry Morin (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Monday, February 7, 2011 - 6:03 pm:|
We've used the NYC version with Jet Blue-->Aruba-->Tiara-->Bonaire and return. Also was very convenient for a Monday to Monday trip.
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