We travel in and out of Cayman on weekends in September. We arrive at the airport 2 1/2 hours before flight time and have plenty of time for check-in, lunch, clearing customs and immigration and some last minute browsing in the departure-area shops. The only time we met major delays was when we left 2 days before Ivan hit the Island, when everyone else was leaving too!
Tuesdays not a busy travel day, mid November not a busy travel time. Arrive at the airport 1 !/2 hrs prior to flight time and you ought be fine for checking in, going thru security/immigration, buy "whatever" in Duty Free and be ready when they call you to board:)
I would be there between 1.5 hours and 2 hours before departure time. Anything less is taking a chance.
We always need to allow for extra baggage-search time. My husband is a Ham Radio operator, licensed in Cayman. He packs radios, wires, wire cutters, antenna, and morse code thingys in his checked luggage. These items always raise suspicion even though his license and itemized list of the equipment is on display on top of the contents. He is always called into the search room, has never had a problem but it does add to our departure time.
Have a great trip.
Agree with most here.......minimum of 2 hours. You will want to shop the duty free shops.........rum prices are great. You probably have a split flight. You can carry your liquor on at GC but then you have to check it in the states before you go through customs.
If your departure flight is in the afternoon, allow at least 2 hours...if not 2 1/2. If your departure is before 10 am, you can get away with a little less than two.
We left GC yesterday morning on AA at 8:25. We arrived at the airport at 6:1 and had PLENTY of time. Last year our flight was at 2 and 2 hours was nerve-wracking.
Make sure if you carry any liquids (lotions or liquids) in your carry on bag, have them in a 1 qt ziploc bag. ANYTHING else and you will be told to discard the products OR walk to the vendor in the a/p who sells ziploc bags. They will NOT accept any clear plastic bag other than a 1 qt. ziploc.
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