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I understand it's subjective. Allure -9/22/2019-11:00 AM flight home

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So we are on the Allure.  9/15-9/22. There are great price flights out of Ft L. for 11:20 a.m.  I know it is highly subjective, but what are others experience in getting off the ship with self embark and over to the airport in time?

 

 

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Should be no problem if Allure is docking at Port Everglades.  You can probably even do the normal luggage tag thing, as long as you get a number low enough to be off the ship by 8:45am or so.

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Thanks. I was hoping to hear from you!  We usually only have one bag each so self debark. should be no problem.  We will most likely take Lyft or a taxi over. 

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2 minutes ago, cruisegal40 said:

Thanks. I was hoping to hear from you!  We usually only have one bag each so self debark. should be no problem.  We will most likely take Lyft or a taxi over. 

 

With self-assist disembarkation, you should easily be at the airport before 8am.

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We self-embarked and we’re walking off the ship / through customs at 7:15am. We were at our airport gate at 8:05am. 

 

You should have no problem at all with an 11:20 flight as long as ship arrives on time. 

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I would have no problem booking that flight.  I have booked earlier.

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I've done an 8:30 and 9:30 flight from Ft Lauderdale.  I've also done an 11:20 flight.  I was nervous with the earlier ones, but decided to take a chance so I wouldn't have to wait until 5PM for a flight home.

 

On those flights I did self debarkation and was off the ship and at the airport by 7:00. For the later one, I also did self debarkation, but didn't leave the ship as early.

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Luggage Valet requires 11:30am if I recall so self assist at 11:20am is not a problem unless something disrupts the ship schedule like a medical evac the day before.

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Too bad it isn’t an 11:30 flight.  With Luggage Valet you could have walked off with only your boarding pass.  No bother with the luggage. Fortunately our 11:50 departure back to Cincy in September allows Luggage Valet use.  Awesome service !  We’ll be getting off on the 15th as you’re arriving.  Only about 15 minutes to the airport.  Regards, Gerry. 

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and comments. I have usually done early afternoon, but it's always been long waits in the airport.  I am going to go for it.  Fingers crossed.  Wondering if we can to luggage valet w/ the 11:20. Only being 10 minutes off?

 

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I don’t remember the port but we used valet 5 minutes before the “official” start time.  Not sure if I recommend it but we listed the correct airline and flight number but fudged the departure time to coincide with the official start time.

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6 minutes ago, parrotfeathers said:

Would it be impolite to ask my flight question or should I start a new thread?

Go for it. I think we have resolved the OP's issue so I don't see it as impolite.

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Thanks!

Navigator out of Miami in October.  Returning to port on a Friday.  Thinking about an 11 a.m. flight.  Early disembark is no problem.

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37 minutes ago, parrotfeathers said:

Thanks!

Navigator out of Miami in October.  Returning to port on a Friday.  Thinking about an 11 a.m. flight.  Early disembark is no problem.

 

Should not be a problem, but I'd budget 30 minutes to get to the airport on a work morning.  Try to get 8am or earlier luggage tags.

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2 hours ago, parrotfeathers said:

Thanks!

Navigator out of Miami in October.  Returning to port on a Friday.  Thinking about an 11 a.m. flight.  Early disembark is no problem.

Which airport are you using,  Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? Though, I don't really see a problem with either airport and that flight time.

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57 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

Which airport are you using,  Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? Though, I don't really see a problem with either airport and that flight time.

 

Flying out of Miami.  Flight is really at 11:17 am but Delta is famous for adjusting flight times.  It's too stressful for me to fly into one city and cruise out of the other.    I'd be a nervous Nelly.

 

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Thanks everyone for your input. Going to go for it.  and hope for the best

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 Is this a subjective question?   You will make it with ease unless the ship has issues. 

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You should be fine as long as there are no ship issues, and docking late. The airport is very close to the cruise port.

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