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    Senior Member Aruba4ever's Avatar
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    How early are you arriving

    How long are people giving themselves to check-in at the airport these days? I am booking my ride this morning and I always arrive to early, but I don't ever have to worry about missing my flight. How early would you arrive for a 7:30 am flight on a Friday.

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    Are you talking about when leaving for Aruba rather than departing from Aruba or both? When we head out of Logan (Boston) we arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 for a 7:30 flight. We do, however stay at the Logan Hilton the night before an early morning flight so no worries about traffic. When heading home we always try to get to the airport 3 hours prior

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    I think alot of it depends on your airport. We fly out of Minneapolis for a 5:30am flight to Aruba. Delta's Sky Priority/First Class check-in doesn't open until 4am so I always book a taxi to the airport for 3:45am (we live about 10 minutes from the airport.) It's quiet at that time of day at MSP so we're usually the only ones in line at Sky Priority and we always get TSA pre-check so that's smooth sailing. Usually at the gate by 4:15am.

    When we depart Aruba we give ourselves 2 hours since we almost always go to Aruba during low season and we fly mid-week.
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    Thanks guys. I was talking about leaving Boston. I typically get picked up at 4am and will arrive by 4:50 or so, just curious what others do. Leaving Aruba we always arrive 3.5 hours early and relax.

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    when we lived in MA and ME we always got to Logan at least 2 hrs prior to flight.
    we have friends here visiting now......they got to Logan yesterday 2+ hours before their flight.
    the situation with the TSA being understaffed and long lines caused them to miss their flight to Tampa.
    a4e, be aware that those security lines are long and move slowly.

    for those that have TSA precheck, lucky for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    Thanks guys. I was talking about leaving Boston. I typically get picked up at 4am and will arrive by 4:50 or so, just curious what others do. Leaving Aruba we always arrive 3.5 hours early and relax.

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    Kind off topic but when we were returning from Vegas a few weeks ago, we got an email saying please arrive at least 2 hours prior to your flight. We arrived at 7:00 am for a 9:30 (9:00 boarding). There was no one working at the Jet Blue Counter!! They showed up at 8:00. We were not happy campers!

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    Good question. With all the media coverage about TSA makes you wonder.
    We fly from MCO and the media is always showing the dreadful lines and people missing their flights.
    Staying at a hotel near the airport.. but still we get their 3 hours prior. Rather be early the late.

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    We give it 2 hours for JB outta Logan... and we're always mid-week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Are you talking about when leaving for Aruba rather than departing from Aruba or both? When we head out of Logan (Boston) we arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 for a 7:30 flight. We do, however stay at the Logan Hilton the night before an early morning flight so no worries about traffic. When heading home we always try to get to the airport 3 hours prior
    Ha! We take the same flight and also stay at the Logan Hilton. Removes a lot of the stress on departure day, we still queue to check bags 2~2 1/2 hours prior to boarding. This gives us ample time for a leisurely breakfast at Johnny Rockets.
    Last edited by NH Mark; 05-27-2016 at 02:26 PM.

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    Hi, I'm leaving for Aruba at Logan on Sunday. Booked the ride for 2 AM. Flight is at 5:40. Taking no chances

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