calimn Posted November 3, 2013 #1 Share Posted November 3, 2013 There is always so many questions about making early flights after a cruise. So just wanted to share our experience. Sailed on Allure and since we had to fly cross coutry back to California, wanted to do an early flight. Originally was looking at 10:15 SW flight - but hesitated too long and couldn't get that for a reasonable deal. So decided to take a risk and book the 8:55am flight!! I am normally a person who hates being late and am a planner so this seemed really risky but since worse case was I called Southwest and delay the reservation with no fee - decided to risk it. Printed out our boarding passes day before (free in internet center). Carried our luggare off the ship. We left our stateroom at 6:30 - no issue walking off the ship. Had too wait 2 elavator cycles at the port, but got through that and quickly cleared customs. After some confusion on where taxi's are (on exiting building go left, cross the street to taxi line, even though signage seems to indicate right in front). Quick taxi ride ($15) and we were at airport. Proceeded through SW line to check our bags, and then headed to security line. Cleared Security and checked time and it was 7:15! So we had plenty of time to get coffee, sit at the gate a bit and easily make our 8:55 flight. Could unknown delays occur? Yes, but if you want to try, definetly doable as long as you are disciplined to walk out early Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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