Posts Tagged ‘air to Bonaire’

Air News with Insel Air to Bonaire

June 28, 2011


Press Release from TCB Inc.

Bonaire – We are delighted to be able to tell you that subsequent to a meeting between Bonaire executives and Insel Air representatives, the new low introductory fare for Insel Air’s Charlotte flight has been extended to those travelers going to Bonaire! The round trip fare is $361.00 including all taxes, and also the Bonaire airport departure tax.

The Saturday connections to/from Bonaire are below. Starting Thursday, July 29, there will be two connections between Bonaire and Charlotte on both Wednesday and Saturday.

The schedule to and from Charlotte will be as follows:

From Bonaire to Charlotte (Wednesdays and Saturdays):

Depart Bonaire 7I 302: 0755

Arrive CUR: 0820

Depart to Charlotte 7I 913: 0910

Arrive Charlotte: 1325

From Charlotte to Bonaire (Saturdays):

Depart Charlotte 7I 914: 1455

Arrive Curacao 1910

Depart to Bonaire 7I 301: 2130

Arrive Bonaire: 2155

The promotional fare and the Bonaire connections are now in the system. The booking window for this fare extends to August 13, 2011 and the travel period is until Dec 14, 2011.

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To celebrate this new air flight Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is offering low season specials for accommodations. Contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com to book your summer getaway.

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Continental Airlines to Bonaire

April 23, 2011

Please be advised of the updated Continental Airlines schedule for service from Houston to Bonaire:

Schedule Frequency
April 2011 Twice Weekly Friday and Saturday Southbound, Saturday and Sunday Northbound
May 2011 Weekly Friday Southbound, Saturday Northbound
June 2011 Twice Weekly Friday and Saturday Southbound, Saturday and Sunday Northbound
July 2011 Twice Weekly Friday and Saturday Southbound, Saturday and Sunday Northbound
August 2011 Weekly Friday Southbound, Saturday Northbound
September 2011 Weekly Friday Southbound, Saturday Northbound

To book your trip to Bonaire please email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Happy Travels

Easy Air Curacao to Bonaire

October 13, 2010

Easy Air is my new favorite commuter airline. Contact me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com to book your inter island air.

Continental Seasonal Flight Schedule

August 22, 2010

From TCB Inc.

Dear Tourism Partners,

See attached airport schedule received today, pls. be advised of the below. It is important to have accurate facts with regards to recent changes Continental Airlines.

Historically, Continental Airlines seasonalizes their flights in September. In April we advised that they would start in August and therefore as of August 22, 2010 they will not operate their Sunday flights from/to Houston (CO 1898/1899) and Newark (CO 1553/1556).

The Sunday Newark flight will resume on October 31st, 2010; weekly; the Sunday Houston flight will resume October 2nd , 2010; no additional changes have been made to the Friday Houston flight and it remains the same.

This the shortest seasonalization Bonaire has ever had.

Delta from BOS to Bonaire

December 22, 2009

I was in the US for 3 weeks and came back Sat. on Delta with Maggie. I am a FF on DL mostly using it to get to FL or Bermuda. I find the airline perfectly ok except for trying to redeem miles. Anyhoo, when I bought my tickets I was concerned about the 45 min layover. Having had 2 parties lose their flights in the summer, I did not want to take chances. Mags and I had a 6:05 PM flight from Boston to ATL Friday. We arrived at 4:15 and were put on stand by for the 4:45 as our flight was delayed waiting for aircraft to come in from some snowy area. Now here is the tricky part. The computer read we were flying domestically as we had an overnight in ATL so wanted to charge us 15.00 per bag. The other snafu was we did NOT want to claim our luggage in ATL but have it sent thru. Because we had an amazing gate agent it all worked out. She worked it out that all 3 checked pieces went thru, yes 3! She also gave us receipts sending our luggage straight thru to Bonaire.

We cleared the waitlist and boarded sitting in a two seater side in the bowels of the plane. We landed in ATL and walked for MILES to ground transport. We took a 11.50 US taxi to the Rennaisance (they have a free shuttle but I did not want to wait) and checked into a GORGEOUS room (84.00 AAA rate) with Aveda products, great bedding and windows that opened. We took showers and ordered pizza delivery from Best Pizza. A large cheese and fresh mushroom was 10.69 and arrived in 20 min.!! The crust was odd but the cheese and sauce great. Off to sleep…woke at 6, went to the business center and checked in online and printed boarding passes, took the 7:20 shuttle and chaos ensued upon arrival. ATL was chaos. I have not traveled peak time since 2002 so was in shock. The lines were massive…thankfully we walked right to security. There were ski lift lines moving very fast but long..took 30 min to clear security BUT it was efficient and I commend the staff. Then we took the train to Terminal E. I have a Business Platinum AX and so we went into the hugely crowded First Class lounge..noisey and busy. Went to the gate at 9 and boarded. We were in row 30 and had two aisles adjacent but the plane was not full so everyone moved around and Mags and I had her row with the middle open. We had to sit and wait 1 hour because luggage kept being loaded. The last minute another luggage cart came and lo and behold I saw our 3 pieces get loaded. Phew…it worked. We finally left 1 hour late. The flight was EXTREMELY bumpy and the family we called the Swine Flu family (in front of us) coughed for 4 hours. Dad not ONCE covered his mouth. Ugh…I slept most of the flight. We landed the same time as Arkefly. You can imagine our dismay knowing the lugggage situation. The immigration lines were massive and a few little ones needed their nappies changed DESPERATELY. When we got into the luggage area more chaos. Anyone who has flown in when two major carriers knows that the luggage on the conveyor needs to come off so other luggage can be loaded. Last Nov. I tried to round up a few men to help me and they looked at me like I was insane. This time I decided to let someone else brainstorm the problem. The same pieces went round and round..finally Julianna and another tiny girl from ground services started unloading..I joined in…then later a brawny guy took over…why don’t they have one person handling this all the time, I have no clue. It took us 1 hour to get our pieces.

So, would I do DL again? NO WAY..too much stress…CO from Newark for me the best plan. In the winter if I need to travel will do AA to CUR and then DAE.

Cheers

Air Lift Update

April 25, 2009

With the struggling economy some flight adjustments have been made impacting service to Bonaire.

AA ceases service to Bonaire May 1. They may reinstate service in Nov.

The JFK BON leg with Delta ends June 20 and returns Nov. 1.

The EWR BON leg with Continental is on hold Sept. 5- Oct. 31.

The second Sat. night red eye on Continental from Houston ends April 30, reinstates for July and Aug. and then stops Sept.- Nov. commencing Dec. 1.

Oct. 4 Delta commences a new flight from Atlanta operating on Friday nights. My clients are finding super low air deals for peak travel dates so call Delta today. The return is Sat. AM.

Flamingo Airport

Please email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for updates and scheduling information.
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Getting to Bonaire

February 3, 2009

As a travel agent I have learned the most current ways to scour the internet for the best possible deals for my clients. My favorite search engine is http://www.yapta.com. You may download the software free and enter in your flights for as many trips as needed. Yapta will automatically notify you if the fare drops. I have seen AA flights fluctuate hundreds of dollars in one day. Yapta has saved my clients and I thousands of dollars. Kayak is a great site. You have to know how to fine tune your searches but their daily or weekly email alerts are great. Presently we have Sat. non stops from JFK (Delta) and Newark (Continental),  Atlanta (Delta) and Houston (Continental). There is also a non stop Friday night on Continental from Houston.  You may fly AA into San Juan Tue. Thur. and Sat. American Eagle flies from San Juan  to Bonaire but there is a long layover sometimes in Puerto Rico. Never fear, I have done it many times and have great tips on cool things to do so contact me.  Insel flies from Miami to Curacao and on to Bonaire. My client Jerry just flew this route and swears by it. From Amsterdam, Martinaire flies into Curacao. KLM has non stops daily from Amsterdam. Arkefly has two weekly flights from Amsterdam. If you need air from South America, there are many options so contact me, please.  It pays to know your search engines and to use them. I recommend Kayak and Yapta for my Caribbean bound clients.

American Eagle