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United slashes airfares to BON (at least from EWR)

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by tkaelin, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    One of the problems if that is one has a dormant asymptomatic infection and travels to these islands, one can spread/unleash the COVID-19 virus on the locals and not even know it. Such is the case in the Cayman Islands now as well as Bonaire. This was reported in Bonaire Reporter and on Cayman Compass. It's a terrible situation my friends.
     
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  2. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster

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    $336 RT from Portland, OR on United -- Punched in some dates in August. Saturday departure, Sunday return- which is the norm for United flights routing through Houston. Tempting.
     
  3. soonerwink

    soonerwink Manta Ray

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    I just found my trip to Bonaire from Tulsa on Aug. 29th to Sept 5th for $257 on orbitz. I should have waited a couple of hours before booking. I checked earlier today on orbitz and it was over $1900
     
  4. woodcarver

    woodcarver Loggerhead Turtle

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    As of yesterday, there are no cases on the island. 7 tested, 80+ quarantined, but no cases. There were 2 people who had been on the island and tested + several days later. I believe they left last weekend. So keep your fingers crossed, but so good, so far.
     
  5. Jersey

    Jersey Manta Ray

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    Any idea where they were staying and/or date & flight they left? We left on the 3/21 American after Delta screwed around cancelling and reinstating our 3/22 flight.
     
  6. woodcarver

    woodcarver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Unfortunately, no. The details were kinda sketchy. My brother said he hasn't heard anything except they think it was contracted after they left. It might be why the 7 were tested; all negative.
     
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  7. Perryed

    Perryed Barracuda

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    Airfare to a destination that won`t allow you entrance is pretty much worthless. Good luck though! I`m jealous because I paid $900 round trip back in November for a late July trip and I`m not really counting on that anymore. Just hopin`.
     
  8. woodcarver

    woodcarver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Most of the airlines are offering one free change with these low fares. So if the island is still closed, the tickets can be rescheduled for a later date. As mentioned earlier, if you're booking a resort or other accommodations, be sure those have that option as well.
    Late July is still possible. Gotta stay optimistic!
     
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  9. buffdiver

    buffdiver Nassau Grouper

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    Okay so it’s the scuba board “regulars” to Bonaire in august...what a party!
     
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  10. woodcarver

    woodcarver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Somebody needs to be the guinea pig. We'll make sure the reef is still safe to dive! :happywave:
     

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