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Arriving early in TBU

Brisbane, Australia
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Arriving early in TBU

I booked a flight that arrives in TBU at 01:55am and I've got an internal flight to Ha'apai at 10:30am without really thinking about what I'd do in the 8 hours or so between them (I know this was Not Clever). Have other people been in this situation? What did you do?

All suggestions welcome.

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1. Re: Arriving early in TBU

Hi Sonia, you've really got no choice other than to get a hotel for the night. I'm not sure that the airport will remain open and there is nowhere to go at that hour

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2. Re: Arriving early in TBU

Yeah, thanks. I figured that was the case and have found a hotel that'll let me check in at that hour & will pick me up.

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3. Re: Arriving early in TBU

Hello, we are in the same predicament because Virgin changed their schedule. Can you tell me which hotel will let you check in so late? We are also going to Haapia the next day.

Thanks

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4. Re: Arriving early in TBU

Hi, sure. I emailed the Black Pearl and they were very helpful; they even booked an airport transfer for me. The hotel's email is: thepearl [at] kalianet.to

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5. Re: Arriving early in TBU

Hello Sonia,

Thanks for the help. I will check with the hotel asap. I hope you enjoy your trip

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6. Re: Arriving early in TBU

No worries, you too.

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7. Re: Arriving early in TBU

The Black Pearl is a bit on the expensive side for a short few hours! There are many possible choices for accommodations that would make a lot more sense, unless you really need an overpriced luxury suite for that short time frame. Most will help with transport from and back to the airport.

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