View Full Version : Cutting it close????

07-15-2005, 07:51 PM
If I book an 11:35 a.m. flight back home would I be cutting it close?

07-15-2005, 08:25 PM
i think the literature says not to book for anything prior to 1p.m.-you usualy get to the airport earlier but you could get delayed as we did on our last trip (chosen for random luggage search-they emptied every suitcase and went through each item peice by peice, we then had to repack everything).

07-15-2005, 08:36 PM
Yes. It is possible for you to make it, given an ideal arrival, customs clearance, luggage transfer and transportation to MCO, but I would book a later flight and avoid the stress.

07-15-2005, 10:07 PM
I have taken an 11:30 flight home on my last 2 cruises without a problem

but you can not predict problems as the above posters have mentioned

- David

07-15-2005, 10:11 PM
DCL just booked me on an 11:45 flight. I even questioned them--they called to ask if it was ok and I pointed out what the literature says. They have assurred me there will be no problem.

I once made a 9:30 flight (was scheduled on 12:30, but was there and they put me on the earlier one). On another cruise, the big doors weren't open at 9:30!

So...the answer is yes, probably. But you can't totally count on it.

07-16-2005, 01:09 AM
We barely made a 12:35 flight.

We had 2 problems

1) While disembarkation started promptly at 8, there was a 45 minute line to get off the ship. Got to the airport at 10:15.

2) There was a 90 minute line to clear security at Orlando airport. We literally walked right onto our plane.

07-16-2005, 12:36 PM
It might depend on the airport.

We have an 11:15 flight out of Long Beach which is about 30 mins from port. From expeirience with this airport I can arrive 45 mins ahead of time and check in. 30 mins with carry ons. Small airport.

I plan to speak with the steward before hand re: needing to leave with the first group due to the flight time. I am not expecting a problem.