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Old March 2nd, 2005, 10:25 AM
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I have read that you can self-debark at the Tampa Port. If I am able to get off the ship in the a.m., I will be WAY ahead of schedule for my flight home which leaves at 4:30 p.m. I have heard of people checking in at the airport and getting an "earlier" flight home. My question is: Do you have to pay a price difference for the flight change? I know when I booked my return flight, there was a difference in price for the earlier departure times. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, CruiseMates!
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 10:39 AM
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Once I was charged about $25 and another time not charged, very empty plane. You have check in at the main counter BEFORE checking luggage in. If you go standby there is no charge but you can't check your luggage in.

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Old March 2nd, 2005, 11:59 AM
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Since you are already booked for your return flight, why not simply relax on the ship and take your time getting off??? Why the big rush? Take it slow. It is a vacation.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 12:42 PM
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Diverbl - or anyone else who can answer -
How long are you allowed to "hang out" on the ship on the last day? Just curious.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 01:06 PM
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I have never stuck around long enough to find that out! HEE HEE If you are just sitting around though I have heard they will say you need to leave.... I know a friend of mine had the similar thing when she flew out of LA for some cruise and she was up on the pool deck just hanging out and they actually cleared everyone and kept making them go floor to floor and turned off the elevators etc.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Getting earlier flights post curise

I had the same situation when I was returning in October from the Elation out of Houston. I asked about an earlier flight - before checking my luggage - and was told that it would cost me $75 to change. I hung out at the Houston airport.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 04:44 PM
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If I were you, I'd keep the flight and just relax that day. Debark can be hectic and exhausting. Depending on your color/location on the ship, you can stay on the ship during staging til at least 11am.

You never know what may happen after you leave the ship, too. Traffic in and out of TPA can be rough.

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Old March 2nd, 2005, 11:48 PM
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I have a question about the port/airport transfers bought thru Carnival. We have a late flight going home. Do they have several different buses leaving (port to airport) at different times, according to peoples flights, or do they just make everybody that is going to the airport go early so people with early flights will be on time. WOW, does that make sence? Thanks for any help.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 11:57 PM
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Since you have a late flight home, consider booking an excursion thru the ship, they include airport transfers. Your luggage is kept with you on your bus while you enjoy one last outing before going home. Be sure to take your breakables in your carryon inside the bus with you. Enjoy!!!

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 05:49 AM
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If there is an earlier flaight available they may ask you if you want to go.
If THEY ask you, you pay nothing.

(it has happened to us)

If YOU want to change it, they may or may not charge you.


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Hi,

We flew Jetblue and they did not charge us anything. we arrived at the airport at 9:30 for a 1:10 flight and there was no problem. She gave us a standby ticket but told us the flight was pretty wide open. We landed in NY at 12:45 , which was earlier than our original flight. '

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 07:47 AM
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nina - you have a few options -hanging around the ship really isn't one of them, the crew needs to clean and turn around the ship for the next group of passengers who are coming aboard, you can early disembark go to the airport and hope for the best, or you can book a ships post cruise excursion and have a nice relaxing day.
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