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Airport Drinks After Arrival? #310654
12/22/2023 09:52 AM
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A friend is landing about a 1/2 hour before I do. After he gets outside, is there anyplace to grab a quick drink while he waits for us to get out? I know there is a food truck, but anywhere for a libation? Thanks!

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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310656
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Can’t think of any place. With the turmoil at arrivals it may be a lot longer than half an hour or you may even get out before he does depending on the luggage situation.

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310658
12/22/2023 10:31 AM
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Tim--not to mention, airline delays, either making the second person get in later, or making the first person get in after the other person. Jeanne--where are you staying? Might be better to just plan to meet at the hotel, if it's close.


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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310662
12/22/2023 11:21 AM
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Rusty Rocket is nearby…if they’re open.

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310663
12/22/2023 11:30 AM
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I know that food truck serves beer, and at one time also had Ti-Punch. They might still have limited mixed drinks.

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310680
12/22/2023 03:21 PM
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Yes. He can walk out and there is one or two food trucks. He can crab a snack and beer or soda

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310684
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Thanks all! We will meet outside. Hopefully the airport isn’t as bad as I am seeing on line today, but I don’t have too much hope for that….

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Rusty Rocket is closed .

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310691
12/23/2023 07:41 AM
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I saw multiple mentions of 6+hours in line and then another 1-2 hours to get luggage.


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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: ruralcarrier] #310692
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6+!! Good grief.

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: MotownTim] #310694
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Arrivals have been bad, but I don't understand why yesterday was so exponentially worse? And aren't there going to be even more planes today? I can't imagine 6 hours in line. That just doesn't make sense.


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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: Carol_Hill] #310695
12/23/2023 10:22 AM
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I agree....the math doesn't work....so a maybe 2pm arrival got out of the airport around 10pm? (6+2)...on a Friday?

Edit to add: although United, American, JetBlue and Delta all arrived within a 30 minute period....even with that six + two hours seems a bit much

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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: ruralcarrier] #310696
12/23/2023 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier

I saw multiple mentions of 6+hours in line and then another 1-2 hours to get luggage.

Saw those reports on Facebook too. Hope it was exaggerations for those arriving. Today could be worse

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: Carol_Hill] #310697
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That's not true but yes , yesterday we waited for three hours for all of our arrivals.

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: SXMScubaman] #310698
12/23/2023 11:43 AM
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There may have been some exaggerations but even at 3 hours, that is unacceptable.

There are at least 5 US carriers scheduled to arrive today within a 2-hour window, Air Transat is delayed and then more US carriers and Air France a couple of hours later. I would expect today to be no better and likely worse.


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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310701
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I’m on the plane in CLT now. We “departed” on time, however, after we pushed back the pilot announced that we were going to be sitting here (on the tarmac) due to the “flow” in SXM for an hour and 10 minutes….

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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310702
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Good luck.


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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: ruralcarrier] #310703
12/23/2023 12:31 PM
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Thanks! Going to need it….. I’m hoping that maybe SXM arrival won’t be a sh!t show, but not overly optimistic at this point!

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310704
12/23/2023 12:35 PM
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Looking forward to learning what your experience is like.


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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: ruralcarrier] #310705
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I’ll be sure to post. Probably not today though 🍹😎

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310707
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Looks like AA 2504 will be 27 minutes late arriving from CLT (so far)

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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: boucharda] #310734
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We were about a 1/2 hour late, but through immigration and got luggage and were outside shortly after 5 pm. I was pleasantly surprised!

Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: JeanneB] #310739
12/24/2023 08:56 AM
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Good deal. It appears things went better than on Friday but I wonder if the staggering of arrivals made for any delayed departures and then missed connections? Enjoy!


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Re: Airport Drinks After Arrival? [Re: ruralcarrier] #310745
12/24/2023 10:40 AM
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JD--Agreed, three hours is totally NOT acceptable.


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