Flight Arrival ? Boarding Time in NYC

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Candace, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Candace

    Candace DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 1999
    The flight we are taking gets in to LaGuardia at 12:08. Since the ship sails at 4:00 pm, is this enough time? I am talking about the Canadian cruise in September out of NYC. Or should we fly in the day before and spend the night? thanks!
  2. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    We always prefer to fly in the night before. It makes for a much more relaxed cruise morning and we get to the ship refreshed. Flying in the day of the cruise can be way too hectic--you get up at 4 am to get to the airport, pray the planes are on time, etc.

    Theoretically, your time should be fine...but you'll be happier if you come in the evening before.
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  4. Horace Horsecollar

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    Feb 10, 2002
    It would be much more accurate to say the flight is scheduled to get into LaGuardia at 12:08 p.m.

    When the flight actually arrives and when you actually get your luggage might be a different story. If your itinerary includes a connection, the risk is even higher.

    Even if the airline could guarantee that the flight(s) will be on time (which, of course, they can't), I'd still be uncomfortable with a 12:08 p.m. arrival time if the ship sails at 4:00 p.m.

    I've had to wait an hour for luggage at LaGuardia and I've sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get from LaGuardia to Manhattan.

    With a regular vacation, such as a WDW vacation, a late arrival just means you've missed a few hours of fun at your destination.

    With a cruise, a late arrival can mean that the ship sails without you.
  5. cheysdad

    cheysdad Mouseketeer

    Nov 13, 2003
    That is cutting it way to close. Laguardia is known for it flights being late. Bad weather can also cause havoc at Laguardia. Also don't forget about the traffic getting from the airport to the ship.
    If you can, go the day before and enjoy an evening in Manhattan.
  6. CastMember 02

    CastMember 02 Mouseketeer

    May 9, 2009
    Peace Of Mind, Priceless!

    Arrive a day early don't ever risk the ship bon voyaging without your family
  7. Dislaney4n6

    Dislaney4n6 DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2010
    Totally agree plus the all aboard time is no later than 3:30p. Leaving you less than 3 1/2 hours to get your luggage and to the port. If your cruise leaves on a weekday you will have to deal w/ commuter hell. A NY mile might take 15mins to drive.

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