|By Ann Phelan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1058) on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 8:57 am:|
Air Jamaica is my preferred carrier out of BOS to BON. I have had pretty good luck but noticed while in BON in the winter for 6 weeks, the flights in and out were often VERY delayed. Sometimes 5 hours. How has the schedule been as of late?
|By Sue Ryan Goodman (BonaireTalker - Post #13) on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 12:00 am:|
traveled to/from Bonaire 15-22 Feb (was supposed to be R/T from Newark, but ended up having to drive to Phila night b4, hope to have trip report up soon...)
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #948) on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 11:27 am:|
I've talked to quite a few Americans lately that came here through AJ, but had had trouble with lost luggage. Don't know if that's a coincidence or a pattern...
|By Glen Reem (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1381) on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 1:23 pm:|
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #951) on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 2:28 pm:|
I have not heard of gone forever-cases, but then, I don't know the outcome of all of them
|By mary pequinot (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #299) on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 4:42 pm:|
We took AJ in November from Chicago-no problems going down, but delays and boarding pass hassles in Bonaire. This caused many passengers to miss their connection in Jamaica. Fortunately, we had a long layover, so we were ok.
|By Dave Ramsey (BonaireTalker - Post #42) on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 5:07 pm:|
We flew AJ March 19 return 26th from Atlanta with no problems either way. The plane from Montego Bay that was to take us back was about 20 min. late but they made up time in the air.
|By Carole Baker (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2234) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 2:55 am:|
Is AJ permitting the checked bags to be locked with a small lock on the outside? If not, how are the checked in bags being secured to keep "sifters" out of the bags once they leave the passenger's hands??? Thanks! Carole
|By James Epley (BonaireTalker - Post #35) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 11:59 am:|
Everyone should get used to the idea that "locks" of any kind other that zip-ties will not be allowed by TSA, period. If TSA decides to inspect your luggage, they will cut the ties, inspect you luggage, and put new zip-ties in their place. This is the only acceptable form of "lock" on any luggage.
|By Corney Ann Carter (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #151) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 12:29 pm:|
Ann, Flew AJ March 1 and 19 were an hour late arriving in Bonaire due to taking a sick passenger off the plane in Montego Bay. Actually left early from Bonaire on the way home. No luggage problems either way. Hope to see you at the King of the Cape.
|By Philip Wansley (BonaireTalker - Post #42) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 1:19 pm:|
What about checked baggage size. Recently there was a change in bag dimensions, but I don't recall exactly what the numbers were. Anybody notice any problems?
|By Linda Richter - NetTech (Moderator - Post #1385) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 2:49 pm:|
The only difference I know of is the weight limits. Checked bags up to 50lbs. Between 50 and 70 lbs per bag, you are charged an overweight fee.
|By Ginny Stokes (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #496) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 5:29 pm:|
Baggage limitations may possibly vary by airline; they usually have their restrictions on their website. On American, the 50# limit per bag is within the continental US; for international travel originating in the US (don't know about other origination points), it goes up to 70# per bag, limit of 2 checked bags. I think their weight limit for the carry-on is something like 40# (ugh - wouldn't want to do that!!!) They have their size restrictions on the website, too.
|By Carole Baker (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2238) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 7:02 pm:|
Thanks for the info, James. I will have to dispose of my "locks" and go the way of the zip-ties. Carole
|By Marianne Johnson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #9) on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 7:53 pm:|
We are leaving for Bonaire 2 weeks from today...we flew to San Juan in February and we could not lock our luggage...I was wondering where does one purchase the zip-ties mentioned here...and what are zipties? Thanks, Marianne
|By Corney Ann Carter (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #152) on Saturday, April 5, 2003 - 2:43 pm:|
Any hardware store or stores like Home Depot carry the plastic zip ties in different lengths and colors.
|By Stef Jarrell (BonaireTalker - Post #63) on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 8:02 am:|
We flew AJ to and from Bonaire on March 12 and March 19 from Baltimore, MD. The flight down was about 45 minute late in leaving due to the "time on ground" requirements of the crew, but the flight itself was lovely... they served a nice champagne (if you wanted it) breakfast, and we watched a movie. The crew couldn't have been nicer.
|By James Epley (BonaireTalker - Post #37) on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 10:07 pm:|
Zip ties are what electricians and other cable techs use to bundle cables together. One end loops around the cable and is inserted into a slot on the other end. A one-way "zipper" inside the slot makes sure that the tie does not re-open.
|By Stef Jarrell (BonaireTalker - Post #65) on Monday, April 7, 2003 - 11:21 pm:|
James - since you're going out of BWI I will warn you that the AJ gate area has no food, other than a starbucks that serves some muffins. We had planned on eating at the airport, since we got there at 6:30am (and who wants to eat before then?) but there was nada... there is food somewhere, but it's a LONG way away from the gate.... so just FYI... either eat something before you go, or bring something with you.. the AJ breakfast was quite delicious, but might not be enough...
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