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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:00 PM
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Good Day All,

Quick question. I recently booked Veendam departing from Tampa on Feb 18, 2006 and according to the itin. we are due back on Sat 25th at 8:00 am.

The only available flight I could get out of Tampa back to Ontario was at 10:25 am.

I keep hearing this is cuttin it way too close.

Any thouhgts or advice???
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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:48 PM
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Hi,

IMO,...way too close. If all goes 100% well, in a perfect world ( yeah, right,...!! ), you're still 20-25 minutes from Channelside (pier) to the airport once the cab you finally got is getting ready to roll.....Allowing for reasonnable checkin time, means you have to be IN the cab no later than 9.00am.....

Quite tight , imo

Good sailing and good luck

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Old January 19th, 2006, 09:12 PM
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Westjet & AC both have later flights out of Tampa.
Too close, if you get delayed by Immigration or weather you will miss your flight.
An alternative is to get a flight from St Pete's
If you can go a couple of days earlier or come back a day later you may get a better fare with AC
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Old January 19th, 2006, 10:54 PM
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Way too close. Just a few weeks ago the Veendam was delayed 4-5 hours docking in Tampa due to the fog.

Are you sure there isn't an afternoon flight out of Tampa, as this is the flight we usually take, although it could be booked at this late date.

Check with AC again and see if they have anything available.
There's a 2:20pm and a 6:40pm flight but it may be sold out. YOu may have to stay overnight in Tampa and hopefully get on the morning flight if there is one.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 12:03 AM
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Thank you for the heads up!!!

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Hi,

IMO,...way too close. If all goes 100% well, in a perfect world ( yeah, right,...!! ), you're still 20-25 minutes from Channelside (pier) to the airport once the cab you finally got is getting ready to roll.....Allowing for reasonnable checkin time, means you have to be IN the cab no later than 9.00am.....

Quite tight , imo

Good sailing and good luck

Cheers
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