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Getting Off Plane At BON??

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by ScubaJeffy, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. USC8791

    USC8791 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Raleigh, NC
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    The bags do take FOREVER (I’m pretty sure they walk them over one at a time), but I’d rather be in baggage claim than remain stuck in the middle of the plane waiting to plant my feet back on Bonaire soil (or concrete). Also, if you’ve booked your truck through one of the name brand rental agencies, you can send someone ahead (better be the one who reserved it) to be first in line at the rental counter. Rental car check in takes a long time at Budget, Avis etc... The local folks are much easier to work with, but not everyone goes this route.
     
  2. FlaParrotHead

    FlaParrotHead Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kralendijk
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    Always stairs, no jetways here. Just recently acquired ramps for special need passmagers (only used if required). Usually both front and rear exit stairs used, but not guaranteed. Baggage isn’t that bad as you are nearly always the only jet on the tarmac.

    You’re on an island, slow down, we’re not in a hurry here, neither should you be.
     
  3. Charred

    Charred Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Lehigh Valley
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    I think this thread has consumed more time than deplaning.

    You could probably save even more time if you run across the tarmac!
     
  4. Doctorfish

    Doctorfish Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Canada
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    I agree Parrothead, as soon as the plane door opens, that hot humid tropical air rushes in and the AC vents on the plane start to fog up, I know I'm in paradise and I slow right down.
    In fact, I try to get into island mode when the plane takes off in Atlanta.
     
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  5. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, ME
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