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Getting Home

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Getting Home

Hello All,

I have a bit of a transportation conundrum I was hoping to get some advice on. I have a flight home from Barbados at 3:11pm on a Tuesday. Unfortunately, the morning SVG Air flight from Bequia is booked. I'm thinking of taking the ferry to St. Vincent in the morning, then the 12:15pm Liat flight to Barbados (arriving at 12:55pm). Is this cutting it too close, particularly given Liat's less than stellar reputation for on time performance? Should I plan on getting to Barbados (or at least St. Vincent) the day before? Thanks in advance for any advice.

Regards,

Matt

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1. Re: Getting Home

Its cutting it very fine, with no room for delays. If you are a gambler, have no luggage to check in, and enjoy living dangerously, you should go for it - you might just make it!

If budget is a concern, I would overnight in St. Vincent the day before and take the early morning flight to BGI - which would almost certainly work out less expensive that going to Barbados the night before.

If budget is not a concern though, I would go to Barbados the day before, and take time to explore the island in the 24 hours or so that you will be there.

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I would go the day before, you are right about liat, when you need them you can't depend on them. If your return home from BGI can be changed without a huge penalty then you could take the chance with liat the day of. I always overnight in BGI before my flight, reduces the stress level and a nights hotel is a nights hotel so the cost is not that much different. Hope this helps.

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I would not riskit.i was speaking to someone at liat prior to Xmas and they had some problems and a small backlog.but since the floods I presume the backlog has increased due to cancellations.

Good luck

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Rick S - in my experience, taxis, hotels and meals in Barbados on an overnight invariably come to more than in SV.. not by much , but if you are on a budget, every $ matters.

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5. Re: Getting Home

Don't want to buck the trend here but I have done exactly what you suggest for the last several years with no problem. Take the earliest ferry , 6.00 or 6.30 am I think .

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6. Re: Getting Home

Just to be clear I am referring to MattL's original post

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