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RA Flight question

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by Illini_Fan, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    7,148
    4,676
    This is my experience too. Even when one morning flight on Garuda that got delayed for 2 hours I still made it to the international connection.
     
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  2. Illini_Fan

    Illini_Fan Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW (Highland Village)
    413
    71
    Thanks, this is exactly was I was hoping to get --

    How did you kill time in CGK between arrival and departure? I am assuming your intra-island flight did not check your bags through to Houston so you had to collect in CGK. Also assuming that the counter for your long-haul wasn't open until 2-3 hours prior to departure so you could not immediately get into the lounge. But maybe those assumptions are off.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    7,148
    4,676
    Yes, I dragged my bags (a check-in bag & a carry-on backpack) from Domestic terminal to the International terminal & hang out in a coffee shop outside the international terminal until I was ready to check-in.
     
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  4. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    There is the Jakarta Airport Hotel by Topotels which is in the Terminal. The other hotels nearby like Accor or FM7 are outside of the terminal.
     
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  5. Darnold9999

    Darnold9999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Victoria BC Canada
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    801
    I have had one flight delayed out of Sorong by 5 plus hours. Missed the connection and thankfully had booked an extra night in Bali so made my international flight - others were not so lucky. Know you were asking about Jakarta but the logistics of travel to connect internationally are similar. Everything works until it doesn’t. With that experience I always book a day in Jakarta or Bali both coming and going. The hassle of missing a flight is just not worth cutting it too close. Local flights in Indo particularly those from remote spots are often late, the later in the day the flight leaves the more likely it will be late.
     
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  6. marsh9077

    marsh9077 Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Australia
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    Jakarta has luggage storage at Terminal 2 & 3 at the arrivals area. Also Bali airport has luggage storage at international and domestic terminals right outside. I use them all the time. Great way to kill time between flights. Drop your bags of jump in a Grab/Gojek and run into town to get some food etc.
     
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  7. Mephki

    Mephki Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: USA
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    I've been through Sorong in 2018 and 2019... I really don't trust Indonesian airlines other than Garuda. (Also, Garuda is Sky Team which means check in in Sorong, baggage ends up 4-5 flights later at home without me having to touch it again since I fly Delta!) I might be biased, but Garuda seems to be more on time, and better safety record than the others. The 12:30AM direct flight from CGK-Sorong is my preferred way of arriving, but not sure on the departures since I ended up flying out of Maumere or Ambon.

    Great choice on the Mermaid, I was supposed to be with them in April, now have to wait till next October.
     
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  8. Illini_Fan

    Illini_Fan Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW (Highland Village)
    413
    71
    Thanks -- that is what I've decided. I booked the outbound using United Miles -- EVA through Taiwan. Lands in Jakarata at 13:00 so not a horrible layover before the 12:30am flight to Sorong.

    I'm still searching for the return leg since I'll also be using miles.
     
  9. Indah

    Indah Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Weda, Lembeh and Rao Morotai
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    612
    12.30am?
     
  10. Indah

    Indah Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Weda, Lembeh and Rao Morotai
    925
    612
    12.30am?
     

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