Saturday, October 16, 2010

Should you fly into your departure port a day early?

ABSOLUTELY!

The last thing you want to do is miss your ship's departure. Just think back to the 2010 winter that the east coast had. Flights canceled. Flights delayed.

You might think so what...it could be your flight, the day before, that gets canceled. That is true. But wouldn't it be nice to know you had a window of time to work with.

If it looks like bad weather will be affecting your flight, call your airline. Based upon the forum I frequent, cruisers who stayed on top of things called their airline and, if possible, they got seats on earlier flights, before the bad weather came in, with no ticket change penalty.

And here's another reason for flying in a day early....friends of ours are cruising from a European port. When they first made their reservations, ship was departing at 10 p.m. But the ship departure time has changed! Now it is departing at 8 p.m. Fortunately, they are flying in the day before. But imagine if you had made your same-day-as-departure flight arrangements based upon that 10 p.m. departure!!!

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