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Give Plenty of Time at Airport

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Give Plenty of Time at Airport

We just returned yesterday and it took us almost 4 hours to get to our gate through security and all the checkpoints. Apparently only 5 of the 12 US Customs terminals were operational and the line was out the door and up the hallway - like I've never seen it before. From what I could tell, however, flights were held so no one missed a flight, and the Aruba security/airport staff tried to do their best to keep all the Americans calm and in line. A few of the airport staff said it has never been like that before. Its time for the system to be evaluated - its not working and to have a breakdown on one of the busiest travel weeks of the year is not good for Aruba!

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1. Re: Give Plenty of Time at Airport

Sequester is coming to a theatre near you March 1st.

What’s the first bad thing that will happen?

My money’s on the airports. So very, very easy to make life miserable at airports.

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2. Re: Give Plenty of Time at Airport

Trave for the first few weeks after march 1st will be a disaster at best if/when the cuts go thru.

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3. Re: Give Plenty of Time at Airport

Thanks for the reads up.

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