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    AA flight 1013 out of Boston

    We will be flying out of Boston on Thursday March 5th nonstop on AA flight 1013 leaving at 10:25am. I was wondering how long the lines are at the terminal and what time do we need to arrive at Logan. Also can you check in curbside? Just trying to figure out what time to have the car pick us up here on the Cape. Also one last question. How are the lines at customs in Aruba on a early thursday evening?

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    Jon, we've taken 1013 for the past 12 years..here's the deal...no curbside checkin, however, you can have a porter take your bags and drop them off near the check in desk and wait your turn in line. SOmeone must watch your bags where they are dropped off until it is your turn at the ticket counter. my husband stands with our luggage while I wait in line. SOmetimes its fast, other times slow.....
    We have always been there at 7:30, no later and still found lines. Inside the gate area there is plenty of places to get a bite to eat...dunks, and a few other places. I also HIGHLY suggest if you are going to buy alcohol in aruba buy it here in boston after you past thru security. The duty free shop will be on your right after you pass thru the metal detectors. It is Way cheaper to buy there and have them bring it to the gate for you..
    We always give ourselves 3 hrs at the the airport in aruba to get thru the whole rig-a-marol..you will totally be frustrated at how slow it is. (I speak from experience)..also, if its spring break it could be really crazy.
    Thats my take on the boston routine...cindyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Jon, we've taken 1013 for the past 12 years..here's the deal...no curbside checkin, however, you can have a porter take your bags and drop them off near the check in desk and wait your turn in line. SOmeone must watch your bags where they are dropped off until it is your turn at the ticket counter. my husband stands with our luggage while I wait in line. SOmetimes its fast, other times slow.....
    We have always been there at 7:30, no later and still found lines. Inside the gate area there is plenty of places to get a bite to eat...dunks, and a few other places. I also HIGHLY suggest if you are going to buy alcohol in aruba buy it here in boston after you past thru security. The duty free shop will be on your right after you pass thru the metal detectors. It is Way cheaper to buy there and have them bring it to the gate for you..
    We always give ourselves 3 hrs at the the airport in aruba to get thru the whole rig-a-marol..you will totally be frustrated at how slow it is. (I speak from experience)..also, if its spring break it could be really crazy.
    Thats my take on the boston routine...cindyo
    Thank you for the information CindyO. We are leaving out of Boston on this flight February 6th. We usually fly out of Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT and thought this year would take a chance out of Boston....the direct flight is obviously appealing! Do you really suggest getting to the airport 3 hours prior to the flight in Boston? We give ourselves that amount of time in Aruba, just didn't know if we should do the same in Boston??? Thanks for your help!

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    Heather, the airlines suggest 2 hours, we usually do 3...WHY you ask??? Hubby likes to be there early, we eat breakfast there, get rid of the luggage at check in, and mull around the seating area at the gate. We also buy our liquor. I guess we feel "safe" and don't like to travel and worry.
    Heather, also something to think about...the weather, Feb could be snowy, the roads bad..I don't know, we're just that kinda of early people. Do what you feel you like...anyway, have a blast !!!!!!

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    We also give it 3 hours. I get real anxious when it comes to flying. We used to do 2 hours until one time when we took a low budget limo service and the poor woman they picked up before us forgot her pocket book with tickets, credit card and ID. They took her home (we felt her pain) without even asking us what our opinion was but how could you say no. If we knew before we probably would have driven ourself. Now no low budget rides and 3 hours.
    How I wish I was 3 hours early at the airport now.

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    We don't fly out of Boston, but always allow 3 hours when flying to Aruba and 2 hours flying domestically. Better safe than sorry.

    Just takes the edge off if you have issues with traffic on the highway or even lines at security. You just never know when those friendly TSA agents are going to take their coffee break.

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    Flew 1013 last year, and will be doing again this year. Mid-week travel is a much better way to go, weekends are way too crazy for me. Flight was at 9:30, got to Logan at 7:30, was at the gate by 8:00. Your flight is later, so it might be busier at that time. I guess I feel the same as most, I would rather relax after having gone through check-in and such, then standing in line watching the clock and wondering if I'm gonna make the flight. Aruba is the same way, better not to be there on the weekend, but still need to be there atleast 2:30 hours early, that place can get backed up quick! Have fun bye the way I don't go until the end of April this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by waggles02673 View Post
    We will be flying out of Boston on Thursday March 5th nonstop on AA flight 1013 leaving at 10:25am. I was wondering how long the lines are at the terminal and what time do we need to arrive at Logan. Also can you check in curbside? Just trying to figure out what time to have the car pick us up here on the Cape. Also one last question. How are the lines at customs in Aruba on a early thursday evening?

    Thanks

    Jon
    WE always Fly fl.#1013, drive myself night before, and stay at the airport Hilton and leave car there for $0.00
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    45 th trip coming soon

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    Hi Waggles02673, being a travel agent, I always tell my clients better be safe than sorry, especially because people do not follow rules, and government changes rules at a blink of an eye. 3 hours is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Heather, the airlines suggest 2 hours, we usually do 3...WHY you ask??? Hubby likes to be there early, we eat breakfast there, get rid of the luggage at check in, and mull around the seating area at the gate.
    Here is our main reason.....BOSTON TRAFFIC!! Why time it for, say, 2 hours, get stuck in Boston Traffic (which can and does get bad at any time day or night) and find yourself with little time to spare. Better be safe than sorry.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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