|By Jes S. (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:26 pm:|
|By Bill Thorpe, (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #782) on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 1:23 am:|
Book now, there are few seats on these small planes.
|By ron DeMink (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #114) on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 10:08 am:|
Be aware that the BON airport is closed most nights Mon thru Fri, so dont get a ticket for anything later than 5PM, because it will get Cancelled.
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1586) on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 11:02 am:|
Do not wait to arrange your flight to Bonaire. In addition to the info here, there is the added obstacle of airport closings (I wrote the BON/CUR flight FAQs about normal times, not when airports close, so adjust as needed):
|By R.A.... (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #17370) on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 12:43 pm:|
I just got my AA ticket. MIA-CUR arrives in Curacao at 2:40.
|By Tom M. (BonaireTalker - Post #30) on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 1:06 pm:|
What's the route from Victoria to Curacao?
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1587) on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 1:17 pm:|
RA...when is your ticket for? I was just looking for April flights ($118 each way-yay!), but the arrival time states 2:05. 2:40 just makes it that much harder to transit, especially with the even earlier airport closings here. And beware if you're flying on Wed or Sat, because CO's EWR/CUR flight arrives about the same time as AA's MIA/CUR. Grrr.
|By R.A.... (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #17371) on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 1:49 pm:|
Hey Ruth, we are coming last week in June. It was originally 2:05 and just changed this week to 2:40. We are coming on Saturday and booked Insel at 5p.m. AA also changed our return flight, we were scheduled to leave at 3:25 but they switched us to 7:30 or gave us the option of still leaving at 3:25 but we would miss our connection and have to over night in Miami. We are spending a few days in Curacao on the way back so that won;t be too bad but they are making it even more difficult to get to and from Bonaire!!
|By Rick (BonaireTalker - Post #26) on Monday, March 28, 2011 - 5:15 pm:|
R.A. and others: If you have a choice in which flight to/from Bonaire, and are using Insel, try to select a flight that uses the MD-80 jet. Not because it is faster or quieter (which it is) but because you are allowed another 10 kg per person checked baggage, and you can take the normal carry on luggage with you on the plane. If you use the small turbo-prop, you have to check your carry on unless it's small enough you want to carry it on your lap the whole way. There are no over head storage or under seat storage on the small plane. Of course, if you have to make a timely connection, you have to take what you can. But, it sounds like you may have flexibility on your return from Bonaire to Curacao, and could select the aircraft.
|By R.A.... (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #17384) on Monday, March 28, 2011 - 6:44 pm:|
Thanks Rick, we have flown Insel before and we travel pretty light. I travel with 2 kids so their stuff doesn't take up much room, and I don't mind giving my carry on to store, it's only a 25 minute flight and honestly my son thinks the little plane is the coolest!
|By Jes S. (BonaireTalker - Post #12) on Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 6:31 pm:|
Hey Tom.. sorry for the late reply..
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