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    I paid $535.00pp only because my wife want to go to Aruba direct on the way down so Jet Blue down @ $301.00 and American Airlines back @ 234.00. out of Boston. Dick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelone View Post
    I paid $535.00pp only because my wife want to go to Aruba direct on the way down so Jet Blue down @ $301.00 and American Airlines back @ 234.00. out of Boston. Dick.
    JetBlue Direct flight non-stop BOS to AUA round trip $987 per person flight 773 and 774 today 5/5/16. Unless you don't mind sitting around on a layover, these people have it sewed up.

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    I gather that the high price in airfare to and from Aruba would be based on factors such as:
    Time of Year( during the peak time vs the slow time).
    Flying direct vs making connecting flights, my aunt and her family normally fly out of JFK and they tend to take connecting flights to Aruba by way of Orlando, Charlotte, etc.
    Based on the day of the week when you travel, weekends vs weekdays.

    For me getting to and from Aruba involves connecting through Curacao, for a while the only way to get to and from Curacao was with Suriname Airways with a connecting flight via Insel Air to Aruba. As of 2014 with the resumption of flight operations by Insel Air I now have another option, and in good time too as Suriname Airways has been increasing the price of round trip tickets from T&T to Curacao, Insel's price is really quite reasonable(under $350.00 US) which covers both the flight to Curacao and connecting flight to Aruba.
    Last edited by vallond; 05-05-2016 at 08:54 AM.

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    I paid $456, but have a connector in Orlando. I'd much rather fly direct, but the price was just too much for me to justify.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I paid around $675 for our upcoming August trip for direct out of Boston. Its way more than I wanted to spend for 3 people but I am glad I booked when I did because that is now around $800pp for the same trip now.

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    We paid $626.00 with American airlines from Columbus Oh cheapest flight. We do have to change planes in Charlotte, I booked our flight in Jan. This is for our July 2 trip. I was hoping Southwest was going to be cheaper because it is a direct flight but was much more expensive, in fact I just checked the other day and American was $634.00 and Southwest was $925.0 R/T. We all like to find a great deal but that is not always possible and I love Aruba.

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    Anyone from Boston ever drive down to Newark and fly from here? I just paid $320.oo per person for a direct flight to Aruba on United Airlines. It might be worth it to rent a car, drive down, spend the night at one of the hotels by the airport and have a great Portuguese dinner at one of our famous restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retagger View Post
    Anyone from Boston ever drive down to Newark and fly from here? I just paid $320.oo per person for a direct flight to Aruba on United Airlines. It might be worth it to rent a car, drive down, spend the night at one of the hotels by the airport and have a great Portuguese dinner at one of our famous restaurants.
    I admire the idea, but I could never be convinced that the drive thru NYC and 4 hour drive time wouldn't absolutely wrack my nerves.... regardless of the savings!

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    We paid this time with KLM which I though was reasonable as I have e paid more 750 each ...KLM never lower there prices at all.
    no offers plus it's the same if you go for a week or 4 ,depending on the time of year....
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    Please visit our Homeaway site.
    Our lovely Aruba home is available for rent.

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    After booking my Aruba trip, I had to book airfair. That was a shock. I waited and waited with flights not yet showing for my travel dates in Feb. I usually fly Spirit and I do have Spirit miles. They do have Aruba routes. Well low and behold the flights are loaded. I can leave from Fort Lauderdale. Although Spirit only flies on Saturdays to Aruba I got a great fare. I did use alot of points ( which I had just sitting there) Even if I didn't use the points it would have been reasonable. Using points with each of us having a checked bag it was under 300$ round trip for 2!!! I was so excited and can not wait to visit Aruba for the first time.
    Last edited by JackieK; 06-11-2016 at 09:18 AM.

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