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Info for leaving GC

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Info for leaving GC

Will be leaving GC this Sunday, not sure when we should get to airport? Hubby needs to sit or a wheelchair, flight is at 1:30, can someone give me a idea of what time we need to get there, also have to return rental car. Thanks

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1. Re: Info for leaving GC

Since you have a special requirement, IMO you should arrive at least 2 hours prior to your flight time. You will be travelling at one of the busiest times of the week. Hopefully the airport staff will assist you. Good luck.

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I agree. We departed on a Sunday a couple of weeks ago and was surprised at how crowded it was. The security line was wrapped around outside, but you will probably get through the shorter line with the wheelchair. Still it is super congested in the small gate area inside, and was difficult to get through the crowded area.

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We will be departing on a Thursday in November and, my husband too, must have a wheelchair. We are going to return the rental car the day before and take a taxi to the airport. How far in advance should we arrive?

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Although a Thursday departure is outside of "prime time" I still think being at airport about 2 hours prior to flight is wise. I detest getting to airports too much in advance, ESP when services and comfort of waiting area are lacking as is the case at GCM, yet on balance prefer being there an extra 30 minutes or so vs potential stress of thinking I might face a time crunch:-)

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5. Re: Info for leaving GC

You could also get to the airport 3-4 hours early, check in for your flight, and then head out for an early lunch. This way, even if it takes an hour to get through security, you wouldn't need to be back to the airport until noon.

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