This site uses cookies. Some are essential while others improve your browsing experience and allow us to advertise. For more info visit the privacy policy page.

Allow inessential cookies for:

Your preferences have been updated.

Page 2 of 9 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 89

Thread: Family returns for 10th Aruba trip- July 17-25th

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    311
    Post Thanks / Like
    Saturday 7/17- Travel day/Arrival day
    Things did not go well today. Just to summarize without going into all of the details:
    - Terminal A for JetBlue at EWR was a nightmare. Way too crowded, not enough help. Curbside check in almost non-existent. Covid...what’s Covid?
    - Security lines at EWR were long (we had TSA pre check and it was still a long wait). My carry on bag got flagged for inspection due to a portable speaker that I always carry with me on vacation (never happened before). I was delayed 20 minutes at security waiting for inspection of my item and bag. Awful.
    - Flight was delayed an hour. JetBlue doesn’t have a big presence in Newark and prior flight at their gate (different airline) was delayed leaving.
    - Flight was reasonably good and even my2 1/2 year old grandson wasn’t too bad.
    - Aruba airport was a disaster. The line for checking negative Covid tests was back to the elevator near gate 6 where we arrived. In total it was 1 hour to exit the airport after landing. No issues anywhere with paperwork, just mases of people. Avoid Saturday arrivals if possible.
    - Arrival at Surf Club checking in..the worst experience of the day and ever in years coming here. Won’t go into details, but there was almost a riot in the lobby of disgruntled owners!

    but we’re here and calling it an early night. Will start vacation on a better foot tomw. AM.

    nice sunset view from our room...
    Family returns for 10th Aruba trip- July 17-25th-668c0dda-9ad5-4dd5-9b95-c74910fdded9-jpg
    Last edited by Pop-pop Brian; 07-17-2021 at 07:48 PM. Reason: Spelling
    Brian

    0 1
     

  2. #12
    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Any beach!!
    Posts
    7,557
    Post Thanks / Like
    Saturday travel days are the worst. Sorry you got off to a less than great start. Time to get rested and dream of a great day on the beach tomorrow.

    1 0
     

  3. #13
    Senior Member aruba here I come's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Age
    52
    Posts
    363
    Post Thanks / Like
    yikes, hope tomorrow is better.. should be your in Aruba!
    1 0
     

  4. #14
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    39,828
    Post Thanks / Like
    I hate start offs like that.
    Tomorrow will be a better day!

    THINK.. is it Thoughtful? Helpful? Inspirational? Necessary? Kind?
    Karma...It is pronounced "HaHaHaHa"
    SIDTM

    1 0
     

  5. #15
    Senior Member cpjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Eagle Beach, Glitz Casino, Manchebo Beach Resort
    Posts
    5,910
    Post Thanks / Like
    Time for a drink.... and look forward to tomorrow.....
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men!
    0 0
     

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    311
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Time for a drink.... and look forward to tomorrow.....
    Good idea, Chuck. Part of our delay getting out of the airport was stopping at Duty Free for some Alcohol!
    At least we have that covered!
    Brian

    0 1
     

  7. #17
    Senior Member robin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Eagle Beach, Oceania, north side
    Posts
    4,869
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by cmynes View Post
    Soooo hot in NJ today. Have a great time Brian!
    Enjoy the cooler weather in Aruba. Real feel was a 105 here today.
    Last edited by robin; 07-17-2021 at 08:42 PM.






    0 1
     

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Posts
    210
    Post Thanks / Like
    Brian - you are so right - we had the exact same bad experience with Jet Blue in May when we flew out of EWR to Charleston. It was a nightmare! Understaffed, long lines and security in that terminal was a nightmare. We always fly United and they do have a presence at EWR since it’s their hub. In Aruba they should have more staff to accommodate Saturday arrivals. But I bet Saturday departures are even worse. Sorry you went through all that. Look forward now to a wonderful vacation! Enjoy!
    1 0
     

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    321
    Post Thanks / Like
    So Sorry for your experiences! And to top it off....it is raining (at least in my area) this morning. Should break at some point though! Wishing you smooth sailing from now on!
    0 1
     

  10. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    311
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by annf View Post
    So Sorry for your experiences! And to top it off....it is raining (at least in my area) this morning. Should break at some point though! Wishing you smooth sailing from now on!
    Ann, some very light rain earlier but all gone and looks like it will be a typical beautiful Aruba day. I’m on the beach and getting into vacation mode . Sorry, haven’t figured out how to flip the photos.

    Family returns for 10th Aruba trip- July 17-25th-4c7f7ab3-0213-4352-9f00-c40a538c7d0f-jpg
    Brian

    0 1
     

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •