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Airport question

Waukegan, Illinois
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Airport question

How soon should we get to the airport before our flight? Is one hour enough time to allow?

We will be flying back to the states.

Reno, Nv
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1. Re: Airport question

One hour will not be enough time as checkin for international flights closes one hour before departure. Would allow no less than two hours. Lines at check in are sometimes long, and take quite a bit of time to get through. We usually arrive three hours before our flights.

Edited: 27 August 2011, 21:10
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2. Re: Airport question

Agree with E&Cin. Minimum time would be 2 hours.

As mentioned above, the check-in lines can be very long at times, especially when a number of aircraft depart within a short time of each other. Or there are computer glitches at departure check-in, this happened during our last trip.

LTB

Reno, Nv
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3. Re: Airport question

As LTB has said there can be unforeseen circumstances. You also have to clear customs, again the lines can be long. We prefer not spending time waiting in long lines. We get through quickly. Then do some shopping at duty free, other stores, and have something to eat before boarding the plane.

Waukegan, Illinois
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4. Re: Airport question

Thanks everyone for your input. It sounds like a good plan to get there early. I appreciate the help.

Reno, Nv
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5. Re: Airport question

You're very welcome. Glad to help. Am sure you will have an amazing vacation in Fiji.

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6. Re: Airport question

We get to the airport early so we are at the front of the line when check in opens we check in our bags and get our boarding basses and then walk over the road to raffles hotel have a meal and some drinks and return to the airport about 45 minutes before boarding much more pleasant than sitting around the airport

Dave

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