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Pre-trip report! #260556
07/14/2021 01:06 PM
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Got our ID Now rapid PCR test at Walgreens on 11:55AM. Results were in our inboxes 30 minutes later. Submitted test results and vaccine cards to EHAS and I was absolutely shocked to receive pre-approval within 2 minutes. We're going tomorrow to get a second "backup" test in case of flight troubles.

Now we can go back to worrying about just the normal things like weather, connections, and maintenance issues. Hoping for a smooth day Saturday.

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Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260557
07/14/2021 01:22 PM
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We have Walgreen's appointments for this afternoon, IDNow. Flying out of EWR on Sat. @ 0820. I hope ours go as smoothly as yours did.


I'm going where the weather suits my clothes.
Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260562
07/14/2021 03:45 PM
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Be sure to bring hard copies of test report.

Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260563
07/14/2021 04:06 PM
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We have ID Now appointments at Walgreens at 11:15am tomorrow. Flying out of DFW Saturday at 8:35. I am glad to hear of your quick turnaround from Walgreens and EHAS. I am a little worried about testing so late but doing so in the event of flight delays. I hope our experience is the same as yours.

Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: Jaybird] #260576
07/15/2021 01:18 AM
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We had appointments at Walgreens today at 3:15, we got tested at 3:25, received results in 31 minutes. After dinner we took our time filling out EHAS form, submitted it and got pre-approval in 8 minutes. So we're good to go; be there Sat. 7/17.


I'm going where the weather suits my clothes.
Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260577
07/15/2021 02:51 AM
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Print paperwork out for return flight! Have a great time!!


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Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260789
07/17/2021 08:42 PM
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Arrival day went off without any real issues. PVD-CLT-SXM all delay free. From landing to taxi was about an hour. The line was long but moved fast enough. They had folks going through the line stamping papers in addition to I think 9 booths. Only travel issue we had was the AA agent not finding “pcr” on the ID Now lab report. I’m sure she would have worked it out, but I showed our backup tests which clearly said pcr on them and we were on our way. Happy to be in sunny St Maarten!

Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260792
07/18/2021 06:27 AM
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Now you can exhale and enjoy your vacation!!!


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Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260794
07/18/2021 06:52 AM
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We had a similar experience. Our United out of EWR landed just before Jet Blue. We landed at 12:55, got our rental from Unity and were in Orient Village by 2:30. Club F was full (6 couples). Chloe & Thierry had a nice Happy Hour with delicious food. Traffic was very light.


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Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: Biturbo] #260797
07/18/2021 07:59 AM
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Could you please tell me how the results came to you? When we went in the spring we got a regular PCR test from an urgent care and it was sent to a lab (Lab Cor) who in turn sent the results to us and we were able to download it in the PDF format. Since I am told Walgreens processes it in house, how are the test results sent? Thank You in advance.

Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260798
07/18/2021 08:11 AM
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We used Walgreens and received the results via email within an hour or so…..

Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: MrWhiskerssammy] #260799
07/18/2021 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by MrWhiskerssammy
Could you please tell me how the results came to you? When we went in the spring we got a regular PCR test from an urgent care and it was sent to a lab (Lab Cor) who in turn sent the results to us and we were able to download it in the PDF format. Since I am told Walgreens processes it in house, how are the test results sent? Thank You in advance.


Walgreens does process the ID Now in store, but the results are “read” by a third party company that provides the pdf lab report.

Re: Pre-trip report! [Re: eightzerobits] #260801
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Thanks again.


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