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Departure schedule

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Departure schedule

We leave Sat and our flight out of SXM is at 3. We are at Frangipani. This is the first time we have not flown out of AXA, so could use some help. What time should we be leaving Frang to allow for 2 taxi and a ferry ride? We were told to get to airport 3 hr early? Is that necessary? Thanks!

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1. Re: Departure schedule

Most carriers list the time on their website, I think US Airways is 2 hours in advance of departure, but if you read the fine print - they state cut off is one hour prior to departure. We travel on Saturdays and SXM airport is very crowded as that is day of Timeshare arrivals and departures. For a 2:30 flight, I leave the house at 11am - 1/2 hour to the dock and parking and 1 hour on the ferry puts me at the airport at 12:30pm - I take GB as they are very consistent at leaving on time.

We like to arrive at the airport early, get checked in and then have lunch.

Safe travels,


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2. Re: Departure schedule

Recently had a 3:10 AA flight and catching the public ferry at 12:00 was more than sufficient. We could have easily taken the 12:45. But this was not on a Saturday, which might be busier.

Mystic, CT
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3. Re: Departure schedule

Saturday does make a huge difference in lines for checkin, security and immigration. On my May trip, I left on a Monday, deliberately to avoid the weekend traffic, and what a difference it makes. We breezed through everything in abut 20 minutes. This is something to keep in mind for trip planning in future - if you can avoid weekend departures, do it!

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