Are people going to accept arriving 4 hours prior to their flight?
Funny (?), Nassau which also has pre-clearance, has advised their US travelers to arrive 3 hours prior to their flight rather than the 2 hours normally required.
Anything wrong with this picture?
my guess is nassau has less traffic at the airport on any given day.
are people going to accept 4 hrs? probably not accept, but may just barely tolerate.
i think it is so ridiculous
and.... imagine, the BAD TASTE people will leave aruba with? a magnificent vacation to a magnificent island only to be turned negative due to airport lines. when they go home and relive their experiences, will the 1st thing they mention be the lines at airport?
yes, so much wrong with the picture indeed!
It will surely make people NOT want to return to Aruba.and.... imagine, the BAD TASTE people will leave aruba with? a magnificent vacation to a magnificent island only to be turned negative due to airport lines. when they go home and relive their experiences, will the 1st thing they mention be the lines at airport?
We had long lines after New Years disembarking from our cruise with 3 US Customs officers for 3 cruise ships, but the line did not take 4 hours.
Guess we gotta do what we gotta do! It's kinda like the Cape Cod traffic in the summer time. Always leave more time for the bridge traffic!
yes......how many times have we sat backed up at the sagamore rotary ?
4 hours??? That is a bit over the top... Even in the WORST holiday travel rush I have always gotten through in the most 2 hours and 10 mins - which left me time for duty free shopping and boarding the plane.
-Eric, Karen and Mia-
Aruba New Years 2016-17 12/27/16 - 1/4/17
See the thing with summer shore traffic is that there are ways to get around it. You can leave earlier or later. For years I drove back and forth from college or work to the Jersey shore after midnight. Zipped right down the NJ Parkway
Most flights from Aruba depart between Noon and 4 pm? Which I guess is good for US Customs in that they can maximize their workforce, but bad for the passengers stuck in the bottleneck. Besides the fact that I doubt the US government replaces Customs personnel at the airport during vacation, whether "forced" or voluntary. You always know when one of them is on coffee break or out to lunch.
well, I can safely say that with the wedding, those people going to aruba for the first time are NOT going to go back no matter how nice it is. I love aruba, but if it takes me that long to get through customs, I might as well go to Europe. Four hours is the length of our flight. between the airport and the flight, that's the whole day. i'm just going to keep watching this thread through September when we leave and hope they figure something out. I know there is no way my husband will want to be at the airport four hours ahead of time going through lines, not even able to sit at the bar, lol... he's going to make me figure out another place to go next year. we go for 2 weeks at least, imagine those trying to go for 5 days or just a week.
I guess i always figure that anytime you fly international (from Canada anyway) they say 3 hours in advance at the airport so this isn't much different. But yet another reason we will be paying the extra to avoid the US. Although I still think AC says 3 hours even when leaving Aruba. Hopefully this doesn't turn out to be as frustrating as is predicted.