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mac
11-09-2009, 02:58 PM
We have flown AA for the last 6-7 years from Detroit-Miami-Aruba and then the same return. Always taken the 4 p.m. from Aruba-Miami and then 7:30 to Detroit. AA just canceled the 4 p.m. flight and rebooked us at 8:45 a.m. with a 10 1/2 hour layover in Miami. Called them and could not believe how nice they were. We had paid for the flights and upgraded with miles to 1st class. They reunded the fare, the upgrade fee and all the miles. Only problem now is that I tried to use miles on Delta, but the flights were sold out. The best deal is US Airways. Anyone have any experience with US Air? They go thru Charlston with about 1 hour layover. Does that give enough time to make connecting flight?

Arubalisa
11-09-2009, 03:12 PM
They go thru Charlston with about 1 hour layover.
You mean Charlotte?

~Amy~®
11-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Anyone have any experience with US Air? They go thru Charlston with about 1 hour layover. Does that give enough time to make connecting flight?

They actually go through Charlotte and, yes, the one hour layover is enough time to make your connection. We've taken that flight many times (MSP-CLT-AUA) with the one hour connection and have never had a problem. Charlotte is a nice, small airport - easy and quick to get around in.

mac
11-09-2009, 04:19 PM
Sorry, I did mean Charlotte. Do they have a duty free store there so I can stock up?

Arubalisa
11-09-2009, 04:28 PM
Duty Free -Charlotte

http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/duty-free-charlotte-31400/?highlight=charlotte+duty+free (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/duty-free-charlotte-31400/?highlight=charlotte+duty+free)
Into Aruba

One free liter per person 16 yrs or older.....beyond that $11 per liter. At least that what it was on 4/10/2009.

mac
11-09-2009, 04:47 PM
Thanks for info lisa. 71 day and counting until 5 weeks in heaven:)

Tom and Karen
11-09-2009, 07:32 PM
We have used that US Air thru Charlotte out of Detroit. Have never had any problems. Keep in mind that US air does charge extra for luggage.

Delta might be another option. Not sure of their luggage charges to Aruba, if any.

Arubalisa
11-09-2009, 08:00 PM
Delta might be another option. Not sure of their luggage charges to Aruba, if any.

http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/baggage_allowance/index.jsp (http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/baggage_allowance/index.jsp)
"For tickets purchased on or after September 19, 2009 for travel on or after October 13, 2009:
Latin America - including Mexico, Caribbean, Central, and South America (excluding Brazil)-Economy Class
First bag free;
second bag, $25
There will be a $5 surcharge on the second checked bag when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside.
There is no surcharge for bags prepaid during online check-in at delta.com.
For 3 or more bags see excess baggage fees.
Each bag at a maximum 50 lbs (23 kg) and 62 linear inches (157 cm) (total length + width + height)"