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Old 01-24-2007, 03:55 PM
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We will have an early flight to go back home. I was told that if we notify the Pursers Desk, they will make arrangements for us to get off the ship in time. I know normally they start letting people off at 10:00, but we fly out at 10:20, so we have to be at the airport an hour early. Does anyone know anything about this, and also do we have to carry our lugggage from our room or what?
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:02 PM
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The fastest disembarkation in the industry isn't going to help you. You need to book a later flight.
You can hand-carry your own luggage if you want, but that's not going to help in your situation.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:35 PM
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First of all what port are you talking about? As F-mattox says you better change that flight.
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You should be at the airport around an hour and a half prior to your flight departure. Most ships will get you off by 7:30 am. But, that's in Miami. From the port in San Juan to the airport is about a 20 minute taxi ride. I don't remember how earily we could have gotten off when we were on the Adventure. We always book an early afternoon flight. I hope you don't have the change your booked flight, the airlines charge you for that.

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Most cruiselines recommend that you do not book before 12:00 noon, but you can most times catch an 11:30 or so flight. 10:20...thats cutting it to close. It has taken us until close to 9:30 to get of the ship, it depends on when customs clears the ship. If they have a problem, you can be on later than you expect. We have gotten off as early as 8:30 and as late as 11:30..just depends on the port and Immigrations and customs.
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We will have an early flight to go back home. I was told that if we notify the Pursers Desk, they will make arrangements for us to get off the ship in time. I know normally they start letting people off at 10:00, but we fly out at 10:20, so we have to be at the airport an hour early. Does anyone know anything about this, and also do we have to carry our lugggage from our room or what?
All cruises will have an early flight debarkation, but when this happens all depends on when Customs and Immigration releases the ship. When people get to leave the ship is entirely up to the Feds.

If you are in the early flight debarkation group, you can still put your luggage out on the last night of the cruise and it will be moved to the pier. However, if you can pack such that you can carry - unassisted - everything off the ship by yourself, then I'd suggest you do it if you still want to try and make the early flight. But it really isn't a good idea. I'd rebook a later flight.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:51 AM
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Well I hope we can make it. I did call twice and speak with someone at RCCL's, and they said we should not have any problem with making the flight in time. I know they generally don't let the people off the ship before 10:00, but the people I spoke with, said I would not have any problem.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:56 AM
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HELP!!! Now, I'm really getting scared. I have never had to change times on flights going through Travelocity, or Expedia, or something like that. How would I go about doing that, and do they charge a few and how much for doing something like this???
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You will have to go to the web site you booked your tickets through. (Or sometimes you can call the airline and get the tickets changed without the website knowing.) It also depends on the airline if they will charge you to move the flight time. All you can do is call and ask, there is no harm in that. BUt, if they do charge you, ask yourself what it is worth for the piece of mind of the later flight? You great cruise vacation calm can be quickly shattered by the anxiety of trying to get to the plane. The other point to consider is that it may cost you $50 to change the flight, but how much will it cost for a new one way ticket if you DO miss the early flight? (Ask the airline when you call what the policy is for a missed flight)
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