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8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

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8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

Found some old posts about this. Does anybody have anything current? Looking at trip to Cuba with direct flight this winter. Not a lot of options from Edmonton as air transat stops in Winnipeg.

Sunwing leaves Edmonton in the Evening arriving around 3am in Cuba. I have no issues with a red eye flight there or home. My concern is the check out. Are we stuck paying for another day, despite it being listed as 8 days?? Like we are not losing a day but worried we won't have a room until we depart in the middle of the night.

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1. Re: 8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

Best to check with a Sunwing rep. I know in the past people have only had rooms to sleep in for six nights. You might not get a room until 3 pm the day of arrival, or you may have to check out of your room by noon on the day of departure, even if your flight isn't until close to midnight (or after midnight, which would technically be the next day. )

Bottom line: 8 days just refers to arrival and departure days, not necessarily the real amount of vacation time.

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2. Re: 8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

Yikes!!! Will do!! Hopefully, they will know what they are talking about

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3. Re: 8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

Yes its best to check but in my limited experience the day you leave is counted as a day therefore if you leave prior to midnight that is usually one day. Hope for a later flight on your last day to maximize time there.

I beleive there were other threads on here regarding early morning arrivals,whether you can check in right away or have to wait until regular check in time.

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4. Re: 8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

teamshine is correct ,we booked the "8" day vacation once before thinking it was 8 days .That last day was a long one ,checking out at noon,bus leaves the hotel at 1030 ish for the airport ,flight left at 2 am .You will have to pay to keep your room(not the full rate ) ,depending on the hotel and availablity ,otherwise the hotel will store your bags for you until departure.On other occasions when we had a late departure we were lucky enough to have met people at the resort who offerred to let us store our luggage in thier room and use the shower before departure.

Edited: 25 April 2013, 14:47
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5. Re: 8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

Just check the flight times; most discount travel sites will let you filter by number of days (it's actually nights, ex. 7 days - 7 nights/8 days). Some flights are better than others; generally the cheapest option will get you in really late the first day and out really early the last, the higher the price sometimes the better the flights. 99% Sunwing has everything from 3 nights on for Varadero.

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6. Re: 8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

On Vancouver flights, Sunwing uses a 4 am. cut off time. That is, if you arrive in VRA before 4am, your room will be ready for you. If you arrive after 4am, you don't get a room until 3 or 4pm the following afternoon.

The same applies when leaving. If your flight leaves before 4 am, you must check out at noon the previous day. If your flight leaves VRA after 4 am, you will have your room for the preceding evening.

You can always book an extra day at the hotel if these conditions are not acceptable to you. That's what we did, and it was well worth it.

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7. Re: 8 day sunwing trips to varadero?????????

Had an 8 day trip years ago. As another said, the 8 days was because of the days. We arrived mid-afternoon on a Saturday, but the flight out was the following Sunday morning at 1:30AM. They mark it as 8 days.

Also, nowadays, when we've gone, our flights have not left until late at night and the resort we stay at charges us 30CUC to keep the room until we have until we leave, which has been 7PM.

Our last trip, they actually waived this fee as we were returning guests. Was a welcome surprise!

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