|By Marianne Johnson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 11:02 pm:|
Hello..We are going to Bonaire April 19th for a week..it will be our first time there. We are flying Air Jamacia to Momtego Bay then on to Bonaire. My concern and question is about the sise of the plane for the MB to Bonaire leg of the trip. Can anyone tell me if it is a small plane?I am not a great flier in the best of times..and now of course i am more nervous than ever. I have never flown on a small plane and have never planned to but think I might be doing that this time!!!! Any info about the trip from Boston to Bomaire on AJ would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Marianne
|By Rog & Karen Huff (BonaireTalker - Post #45) on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 11:09 pm:|
|By Carole Baker (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2170) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 1:14 am:|
Have no fear, Marianne...they are "large" and real jets! I was concerned about the same thing years ago for our first trip and was very pleasantly surprised to see they were huge jet planes without turbo props...or little puddle jumpers. I won't get on those puppies! One bad experience on one of the puddle jumpers was enuff for me years ago. Air Jamaica's flights are friendly and seem to run the average of other large lines as far as schedules. You can relax....it will be just fine! I know you will fall in love with Bonaire, too...as the rest of us have and that you will be planning your return trip during your flight home. Where are you staying on Bonaire? You lucky dog...you are leaving very soon, too. We have to wait until May 24th for our return. Carole
|By Ann Phelan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1036) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 7:17 am:|
Marianne, I am on the same flight. I LOVE Air Jamaica. I have flown this flight 4 times and it's great. Make sure you ask for Ting to drink. It's the Jamaican grapefruit soda. WONDERFUL.
|By Ann Phelan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1037) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 7:30 am:|
and same dates, Marianne, BTW...see you at Logan.
|By Jake Richter (Moderator - Post #4080) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 8:08 am:|
It's an Airbus. Not sure what model.
|By Daniel Senie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #223) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 9:02 am:|
From the ones I've seen on the tarmac, it's an A320. There are 3 common sizes of the A32x airframe. The A320 looks well proportioned and was the first of the set. The A319 is a really nice reduced-size version, and the A321 is a slightly-ungainly-looking stretch model.
|By Susan Feldman (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #571) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 10:12 am:|
Not to mention, that in the past few flights we've done Boston - Bonaire on Air Jamaica, although we've had to get off the plane (and take all our carry-on) in MB, it's been the same plane going on to Bonaire.
|By Corney Ann Carter (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #148) on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 12:05 pm:|
We are happy to report that we had no problems flying from Boston on Air Jamaica and no problems on the return flight. Leaving Bonaire we checked our bags about 11 in the morning and were the only ones in line and returned in time to board the plane which actually left about 15 minutes early. The three hour layover in Jamaica gave us a chance to do a little shopping. We arrived home at about 2am March 20. The new departure lounge in Bonaire is a wonderful change.
|By Marianne Johnson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 6:25 pm:|
Thank you all for your answers to my question..we are staying at the Plaza Resort...I am really excited about being able to snorkel of the beaches in Bonaire...I just started snorkeling a few years ago.And I love it....I was thinking I might take a diving class when we are there. Thanks again for allying my fears about the plane. I have flown the Airbus before and i think the MD 80 years ago going into Jackson Hole Wyoming....that to me was small enough...Marianne
|By C Poteet (BonaireTalker - Post #62) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 8:23 pm:|
|By Lance (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #7) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 11:57 am:|
I agree with with the need for foot protection that Charles Poteet stated. If you want to save money buy beach shoes at Walmat, Kmart, Target, etc for anywhere from 4 to 10 dollars. They have a hard sole and work great. Dive stores also sell them but charge a bit more.
|By Marianne Johnson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 6:21 pm:|
Thanks for advice about booties....what do you do with them after you get in water and need to put on fins? Do you throw them up on the beach?
|By C Poteet (BonaireTalker - Post #63) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 8:35 pm:|
|By bob neer (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #894) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 1:11 pm:|
back to getting too bonaire;)
|By bob neer (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #895) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 2:17 pm:|
so i called AA...sounds like you have to claim bags at LGA, find the shuttle, and re-check bags at JFK...
|By Ginny Stokes (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #487) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 2:40 pm:|
Yup, I'd say that's right up there on the hassle scale. Sometimes we have to overnight in Miami, and you have to claim baggage & start over the whole process over again the next day...at least there is no shuttle involved as we stay at the airport in the main terminal at MIA. But it's still a hassle! Good luck - hope all goes smoothly.
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