Leaving Aruba – When They Say Get There Three Hours Early They Imply It

once they say get to the airport three hours early? You understand how all of us chuckle and assume ‘yeah certain?’  If you’ll go to Aruba, they actually imply it at Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix that’s Queen Beatrix Worldwide Airport.

In case your flight is throughout peak flight occasions, usually between 11 am and 4 pm, or throughout holidays the official advice is three hours and you must heed the warning. Critically. I in all probability would add a half hour, I do know we’ll subsequent time.

The primary line you’ll meet in a protracted line of traces might be your airline’s verify in line, this may be an nearly stroll by course of or be a tedious lengthy wait as your boarding passes are issued and so they take your checked baggage (don’t fear you’ll meet up along with your luggage once more quickly). In the event you can verify in on-line I extremely advocate this. In the event you can journey mild and solely do keep it up this can be a time saver too (we don’t as a result of my husband refuses to).

I can’t stress this sufficient. There have been folks very sad who acquired to the airport two hours earlier than their flight and had no probability of creating it. One household paid one other household $100 to take their place in line. I child you not. Hey, a solution to earn a living should you didn’t finances!

After you full your airline verify in, you’ll then meet your entire fellow passengers in a good longer line, typically snaking across the airport terminal, to have your passport and boarding passes reviewed by Aruban Safety. This line can take upwards of an hour.

From this level you’re accredited for processing by Aruban Immigration (Departamento di Integracion, Maneho y Admision di Stranhero or DIMAS). After DIMAS you’ll undergo Aruban safety screening and into the terminal.

Within the terminal you’ll discover obligation free procuring and meals courts. I discovered them to be costly – costly even in Aruban time period and positively for another airport. We went to Sbarro and spent $40 for pizza for 3 folks.

Additionally, you will discover extra traces. Oh you simply solely accomplished Aruban processing now you’re within the palms of the US Customs. You’ll have to discover your checked baggage, every airline is saved separate so there shouldn’t be a difficulty. You and your luggage will then be a part of a line for US Customs processing. The one beauty of that is there is no such thing as a customs when you get again into america.

After clearing customs you, your keep it up luggage and your checked luggage will go down a hallway and at this level you’ll deposit your checked luggage onto a conveyor belt to fulfill you in your airplane. The conveyor belt has, you guessed it a line!

Your traces are usually not executed since you then should undergo US safety screening. That is your last processing line.

So to evaluation you’ve gotten the next traces:

* Airline verify in for you and your luggage

* Aruban passport and boarding cross evaluation

* Aruban Immigration

* Aruban Safety Screening

* United States Customs

* United States Safety Screening

I’m drained simply typing it out.