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Needing Flight Advice to Bonaire

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by mcgowman, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Gdog

    Gdog Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lacey, Washington
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    We are using Insel for the inter island hop...hope they arent as bad!
     
  2. toughturtle

    toughturtle Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Brooklyn, NY
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    I have found that flying to CUR and then BON is awful. I, too, have sat in CUR for 10 hours waiting for an Insel flight to BON. I strongly suggest flying direct to BON... regardless of price. Just my two cents.
     
  3. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: CT
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    1,058
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    Anyone have experience flying AA to Mia and then Insel to Bon via Cur? Was looking at flights separately AA to MIA and then Insel to Bon but can't seem to get Orbits or TA search engines to come up with the flights together. I was wondering if the flights can be booked together and whether you can check bags thru from your starting AA destination (in my case NYC) to Bon or whether we will have to lug bags thru MIA and check thru again in MIA and CUR. Also what have peoples experience been, especially with Insel? The EWR Continental red eye is getting too expensive and the travel times a burden. Although longer flying times and stops, the AA Insel has better BON arrival and departure times.
     
  4. chauncy19

    chauncy19 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cape Cod MA USA
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    tkaelin
    did the AA thing Miami Curacao Bonaire last year. Not doing it again. Flying friday on the United Red Eye. cheap is what cheap is to misquote forrest gump. might do it again but not willingly. Insel lost part of our luggage on a ten minute flight. that's okay but their attitude about it is very Caribbean, which for this yankee takes a bit of getting use to. If you can "go with flow" might work for you but its only a two week vacation for us.
    Its also more involved since we leave from Boston.
    Also you must get your bags and go through Customs in Curacao, bags were checked to then from our start at Logan.
     
  5. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: CT
    1,844
    1,058
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    Thanks Chauncy19. For us it not just the price but the flight times as well. We have done the Red Eye three times and it is getting old. I wonder if we take the Insel nonstop from MIA to Bon we might avoid or minimize lost luggage issues by skipping a stop in CUR. Enjoy your trip! Two weeks at a clip. Someday.
     
  6. DeputyDan

    DeputyDan Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Carolina
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    The best flight is the Saturday Delta flight out of Atlanta. The trick is to get a decent price.

    My wife does not do the redeye so we do AA to Curacao and then the Divi Divi to Bonaire.
    I have no complaints about the Divi Divi and have used them for three trips....
    You will not find them on Orbitz - Expedia etc and they do not have tie ins with other airlines.
     
  7. ctx120

    ctx120 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: west palm beach
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    I have a flight in July to bonaire same situation your talking about .I booked the 7 am flight from Miami lands in bonaire at 11:00 am 45 layover .Bonaire July 20
     
  8. Gdog

    Gdog Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lacey, Washington
    1,065
    217
    63
    I am also doing the AA to Miami then Curacao, then Insel to Bonaire. We leave Wed night. Hope the Insel flight isnt delayed. We arrive Curacao around 3 pm, hoping to catch the 6 pm flight to Bonaire.
     
  9. TightLines

    TightLines Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
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    I'm booked on this same flight but on May 19th. I'll keep you July travelers posted on how it goes...
     
  10. ctx120

    ctx120 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: west palm beach
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    actually I made a mistake I did book for Friday july 19 ( dive N.Y 2013 group ) leaves Miami at 7AM . DAE airlines
     

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