|By Ray Black (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 4:18 pm:|
Help!!! We have a few weeks free this June and would really love to visit Bonaire (our favourite place in the world), but, as usual, we are having trouble finding a way to get there that involves a reasonable flight time and reliable carrier. We have had nightmare experiences in the past with multiple connection flights - especially when ALM is involved. Does anybody know of ANY direct flights out of a North American city to Bonaire in the summer? We don't mind driving to make a connection - that may be an alternative to coordinating a flight through Toronto. Ray and Sandra
|By Josie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #767) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:44 am:|
I come from Rochester, NY, and haven't found a real easy way to get to Bonaire, summer or winter. I came down from Rochester on Delta to Atlanta, then San Juan, then San Juan to BON on American Eagle.
|By Jon Lehman (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:49 am:|
Air Jamaica has some good flight times:
|By Jill Ganderton (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #115) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 6:46 pm:|
What about American to Miami and Curacao, and then take Divi Divi to Bonaire? (AA 343 and 1879 outbound, AA 1880 and 646 home) You leave Toronto at 6:40 am and arrive Curacao at 1:40pm. Not bad! The pleasant part of that one is that the flight on the return doesn't leave Curacao until 2:40ish in the afternoon, getting back to TO at 10:30pm! We're looking into this idea for Christmas this yr.
|By Marty Roddy (BonaireTalker - Post #25) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 9:09 pm:|
How about Boston-Bonaire via Air Jamaica? Works for us from way northern New York.
|By Eileen Kimmett (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #749) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 9:40 pm:|
Ray, I think Sunquest Vacations has Bonaire trips/packages now and they offer Toronto to Curacao then Curacao to Bonaire. I can not remember which two hotels they offer.
|By Cheryl & Aubrey Ferguson (BonaireTalker - Post #11) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 1:07 am:|
Hi Eileen, I believe that the Sunquest package is only available until the end of April. The hotels offered are the Divi Flamingo & Plaza Resort. Jill, American (out of Toronto) to Miami then on to Curacao sounds good ... any idea what the fare costs? Cheryl
|By Jill Ganderton (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #116) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 9:01 am:|
Cheryl, last time I looked it was about $1200CAD including taxes...I hope it will come down from that, fingers crossed. The charter is around $750 -$800 plus taxes. If anyone knows how to get American cheaper, I'm all ears!
|By Martin Beckman (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 12:32 pm:|
I checked Travelocity just now and Delta's cost is $691 U.S. for a mid-June departure date. (I checked June 17, 19, and 24th departure dates.). It does involve 2 days of travel, so you'd also be out a hotel stay. Leave in the evening, arrive in Bonaire mid-afternoon the following day.
|By Gail Currie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #407) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 5:47 pm:|
My sister is travelling to Bonaire in late April and are getting themselves from Toronto to Miami and then taking a direct flight to Bonaire which leaves Miami at 2pm and arrives Bonaire around 4 or 5pm. You should be able to get a cheap flight either direct from Toronto to Miami or drive to Buffalo and do direct via Southwest Airlines Buffalo to Miami.
|By Edward Thielman (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #12) on Friday, March 7, 2003 - 11:27 pm:|
My wife just came back from Cur-Tor-Cur, with American and Divi to Bon. It was no problem and a good connection. You check-in both ways all the way to your destination.
|By Darryl Vleeming (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #205) on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 2:15 pm:|
It looked last year like there were going to be regular charters from TO to Bonaire. However, all of a sudden, they seem to have dissappeared. From non-Toronto Canadian cities its gotten even worse for charters. About half of the destinations got cut.
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