Need airline advise to Turks & Caicos from DFW

Old Mar 12th, 2007, 06:54 AM
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Need airline advise to Turks & Caicos from DFW

Does anyone know if there is any other way to get to TC from DFW (Dallas) without going through Miami? The last two times we flew to TC we used AA which took us through customs in MIA...what a nightmare. In the past, I have booked air myself, but maybe a TA could best help with this????? Thank you.
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Old Mar 12th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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Try using Delta and routing yourself through Atlanta (not sure if customs there is any better than at MIA).

Unfortunately, if you want to use AA you are going to have to connect in Miami or fly up to NY, stay overnight and catch the morning flight to PLS.
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Old Mar 12th, 2007, 07:23 AM
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We are going through Atlanta using Delta - However the layover is LONG!
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Old Mar 12th, 2007, 07:43 AM
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Is it just me, but is MIA customs a nightmare for everyone? It takes FOREVER!!! Sure puts a damper on the end of a relaxing vacation.
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Old Mar 12th, 2007, 01:28 PM
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I'm not sure which is worse, the Miami airport or Ft. Lauderdale. Last few trips through FLL have been complete nightmares!!

A quick search showed that US Airways has a nice connection thru Charlotte to PLS -- no stops in Miami or FLL.

Too bad Spirit pulled out of Dallas. Was a good flight.

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Old Mar 13th, 2007, 06:34 AM
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Immigration/Customs at U.S. airports that are major gateways to/from overseas are a pain in the you know what. All you can do is hope that not a lot of planes are landing when yours is.

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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 09:51 AM
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we've always found that customs in charlotte (thru usair) has always been a breeze...
the worst part is it's a good haul thru the airport to the gate to depart to boston...
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Old Mar 14th, 2007, 02:39 PM
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It must depend what time of day you come through Miami. I've seen it complete and total chaos in there. However, last month coming in from Belize City, it was a breeze. I don't think we were in line more than five minutes. Had to wait about 15 minutes for our luggage then breezed through customs. I think we left Belize early enough (1:30pm CST) that most of the other international flights weren't in yet. At least that's my guess.....
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