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Thread: Leaving Aruba Airport Update

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    Thanks for the update.

    FYI, on the airport webpage they show the color coded slots but also say for US passengers you should not get there more than 3 hours before the flight time. I am not sure how that works with the yellow slot where flight time could be as late as 2pm but the latest check in time ends at 1030am (more than 3 hours before). Blue flights leave up until 3pm but latest check in time is 1130am (again, more than 3 hours before). So, if you get there more than 3 hours before you are too early on one hand (too far in advance for US bound passengers), but too late on the other (3 hours before your flight is after the dedicated checkin time on the color chart).

    I appreciate they are trying to spread out when people arrive at the airport, but it’s a little confusing for US-bound passengers.









    This dedicated timeslot is determined for visitors based on the information provided in the ED (Electronic Disembarkation) Card where information on the departure flight will also have to be submitted. Residents travelling out of Aruba to the US should take their scheduled departure time into account to determine at what time they are allowed to check-in (not earlier than 3 hours before scheduled departure time).
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    You're right but remember we're on "Island Time" in Aruba. Get there three hours before departure and you're golden.
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    Very true. Thanks!
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    So if our Flight home is at 1:48 don't we have to check-in during the yellow group times?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstrong4911 View Post
    So if our Flight home is at 1:48 don't we have to check-in during the yellow group times?
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    okay,thank you.
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    US Customs full to the gills.
    The line to US Customs outside the luggage room is about 300+ people.

    I do not know why we were in YELLOW, but I am glad that we were here early.
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    Omg Wow - how long did it take to get through customs? When you reported earlier that you had so much time you were probably not through customs yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    US Customs full to the gills.
    The line to US Customs outside the luggage room is about 300+ people.

    I do not know why we were in YELLOW, but I am glad that we were here early.
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