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anyone on island? #313397
02/11/2024 12:34 PM
02/11/2024 12:34 PM
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Posts: 82,141
Central Florida!
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Central Florida!
Looking for some news from 'home'. It's been pretty quiet lately.


Carol Hill
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Re: anyone on island? [Re: Carol_Hill] #313405
02/11/2024 03:16 PM
02/11/2024 03:16 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 287
Upstate, NY
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I am currently on island, but as you might remember from the couple of trip reports I did that they are pretty boring (don't take pictures, seldom go out for dinner, not a beach person, etc). Just a relaxing 8 weeks at OBBR.

Re: anyone on island? [Re: Mikel] #313407
02/11/2024 03:39 PM
02/11/2024 03:39 PM
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Posts: 18,352
Auburn, WA
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Nothing wrong with that. Carry on.

Re: anyone on island? [Re: Mikel] #313410
02/11/2024 05:04 PM
02/11/2024 05:04 PM
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Central Florida!
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Mikel--enjoy your time.


Carol Hill
Re: anyone on island? [Re: Mikel] #313412
02/11/2024 05:29 PM
02/11/2024 05:29 PM
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Good for you and enjoy your vacation.

Re: anyone on island? [Re: Carol_Hill] #313416
02/11/2024 08:50 PM
02/11/2024 08:50 PM
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Posts: 17
Alabama
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Alabama
Here now at LaPlantation

Re: anyone on island? [Re: orient34c] #313419
02/11/2024 09:16 PM
02/11/2024 09:16 PM
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Auburn, WA
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Enjoy.

Re: anyone on island? [Re: orient34c] #313421
02/11/2024 09:36 PM
02/11/2024 09:36 PM
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Posts: 82,141
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline OP
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Orient--would love to hear about your trip so far.


Carol Hill
Re: anyone on island? [Re: Carol_Hill] #313426
02/12/2024 08:02 AM
02/12/2024 08:02 AM
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Alabama
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Alabama
Airport on Thursday was a long disaster in the rain. Orient on Friday and Saturday was breezy with pretty good surf. So very good. Pinel yesterday was amazing and heading to Mullet in a bit

Re: anyone on island? [Re: orient34c] #313439
02/12/2024 09:09 AM
02/12/2024 09:09 AM
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Central Florida!
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orient34--how long did it take for you on arrival?


Carol Hill
Re: anyone on island? [Re: Carol_Hill] #313441
02/12/2024 09:37 AM
02/12/2024 09:37 AM
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Arrived yesterday, Super Bowl Sunday. Philadelphia thru Miami, AA1136 arrival half hour, thank the flight gods. About 6 minutes ahead of KLM. West Jet was some in the mix, before slight after us. Parked us out to the boondocks. Second stupid bus load to arrive at passport control, thru in less than 5 minutes. Baggage a whole Subject. We grabbed a porter and than waited. It appeared American was Thursday passport first but they put WestJet out first, confused everyone expect person making the decision. Half hour later American comes thru, not entire baggage area is packed mainly because with a pay grade higher than mine decided to screen all of WestJets. So you have three groups in baggage area noone moving. Our porter finally did his thing but only after a bit. Luggage was over an hour. Once we got to xray area we were good because we were on American.
William from a sponsor of this site was there from Trip A, as always.
Whole process 1.5 hours.
No sand any where close to Dany's. Full sun, gentle breeze, first days of 23. Glad to be here but airport is bad, very bad. Best to all.


Warden
Re: anyone on island? [Re: Warden] #313444
02/12/2024 10:34 AM
02/12/2024 10:34 AM
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Central Florida!
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Warden--At least you have a long time to be on island. Pity those who have to do this crap for a week long stay!!!!


Carol Hill
Re: anyone on island? [Re: Carol_Hill] #313450
02/12/2024 11:20 AM
02/12/2024 11:20 AM
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Alabama
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About 2 hours total after disembarking

Re: anyone on island? [Re: orient34c] #313461
02/12/2024 12:10 PM
02/12/2024 12:10 PM
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Central Florida!
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OK, at least they SAY that departure is better, depending on the day of the week.


Carol Hill
Re: anyone on island? [Re: Carol_Hill] #313464
02/12/2024 12:41 PM
02/12/2024 12:41 PM
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Posts: 14,592
Brookfield, CT.
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For what it’s worth, and that may not be much, we departed SXM on November fifteenth or whatever day the new jet bridges first went into use, and the day I would have anticipated the worse possible experience in departing. We went from curbside to our departure gate in less than a half hour. And that included checking luggage. It was flawless but it sounds as if our experience may just have been the luck of the draw. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: anyone on island? [Re: pat] #313470
02/12/2024 05:23 PM
02/12/2024 05:23 PM
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Washington, DC/SXM
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I left on New Years Day, and my departure experience was the same (could be the day of the week and the fact that it was NYD). We ended up having almost 2 hours to kill upstairs in the new departure lounge because everyone told us to get there so early duh

Re: anyone on island? [Re: Angelface] #313473
02/12/2024 06:29 PM
02/12/2024 06:29 PM
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Icon of the seas in tomorrow.

Re: anyone on island? [Re: Angelface] #313486
02/12/2024 10:03 PM
02/12/2024 10:03 PM
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Cobourg Ontario Canada
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We were there 3 hours ahead of flight & made it 20 minutes to boarding!! Couldn't breathe down in b departure! You can read our horror story departure in my other thread a week or so ago.


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