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Seaplane transfer times

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Seaplane transfer times

Our plane is meant to land at male international at 3pm. Is this too late to catch our sea plane?

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Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Seaplane transfer times

We landed after that a couple of years ago and still got ours

A delay in arriving could make it very tight though

County Antrim...
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2. Re: Seaplane transfer times

Should be fine . As long as no significant delays . Peak traffic is mornings as that is wen most international flights arrive

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3. Re: Seaplane transfer times

How quickly is it going through immigration etc? Thank you for the replies so far! X

Edited: 30 May 2024, 10:34
County Antrim...
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4. Re: Seaplane transfer times

It can depend on whether you get off the plane near the front of everyone or near the back . Over the last 15 years it’s improved a lot and improved further with the Imuga form. My last 3 visits from getting off the plane to exiting the arrivals hall luggage in hand was about 25-50 mins. The quickest was 25 mins for a 6 am arrival.

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5. Re: Seaplane transfer times

Going through arrivals line at Male use the 'Business/First class' line. They wont turn you back if you say your going to miss your connection.

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6. Re: Seaplane transfer times

No, it should be fine.

Having been delayed by air traffic control ex Heathrow and then delayed by storms over Dubai on out trip last month our 9.30am-ish arrival at Male turned in to one at 4.45pm. We were reassured at immigration that seaplanes carry on departing to at least 6pm. We ended up on a seaplane which actually departed at 5.25pm.

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7. Re: Seaplane transfer times

Seaplane fly to around 5:30 PM so i think you should be fine.

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