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  1. Thread: Telephones

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    You'll need a phone to make reservations to...

    You'll need a phone to make reservations to restaurants, etc. We put the free WhatsApp app on our smartphones which allows you to call or text anywhere in the world from anywhere free when on WiFi...
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    WetWille great for you! We're there 20 April...

    WetWille great for you! We're there 20 April through 04 May after plowing stops (allegedly). safe travels...enjoy!
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    Great question, I'd like to know as well...never...

    Great question, I'd like to know as well...never thought of this and never comfortable with cash. Travelers checks became a big inconvenience to cash at the banks. I see you're in Halfmoon; we visit...
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    We just returned from flying Delta from Syracuse...

    We just returned from flying Delta from Syracuse to Atlanta to Bonaire and back, it was flawless and their communication and updates via there phone app was priceless. Also, using the Mobile Passport...
  5. I don't think to come on here very often and just...

    I don't think to come on here very often and just realized I never updated from my original/first post. Soon after posting, I made calls to Delta and after speaking politely and firmly to 4 different...
  6. Beware Delta Flight changes in April 2018...it's about the money!

    Heads up anyone who booked to fly Delta in April 2018!

    We were booked to fly from Syracuse to Atlanta to Bonaire all on the same Saturday.
    With no notification...I only discovered because I was...
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    I want to say "kudos" to StanZ (BTW, we stay at...

    I want to say "kudos" to StanZ (BTW, we stay at LBR #7 when we come down in April) for the chart and back him up with my own off-Bonaire experience. I did a total remodel of our home in upstate,...
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    This is a stretch of my memory (it's been really...

    This is a stretch of my memory (it's been really cold here)...I seem to recall in my internet travels seeing an entity that would make ashes into a reef enhancing formation that could be placed as...
  9. That's a great price and being near Syracuse Ny,...

    That's a great price and being near Syracuse Ny, we have flown out of Toronto to other islands in the past. We paid all in roundtrip USD $679.00 for Syracuse to Atlanta to Bonaire when booked it...
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    I had looked into this for quite awhile before...

    I had looked into this for quite awhile before someone on here told me about the KnowRoaming Global Sim Card working, even though it doesn't show it does on its website. He said it pulled from...
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    Buy a local SIM card

    Hey gang, already have our 10th visit booked for next April 2018...our yearly "reward" for plowing snow for months. Save me a lion fish sammich and a Bright!

    I just purchased a new unlocked cell...
  12. We're coming in on the 22nd, wish it was earlier...

    We're coming in on the 22nd, wish it was earlier we surely would have helped you out. Good luck!
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    Thank you! Both of your replies are the kind of...

    Thank you! Both of your replies are the kind of info I'm looking for. As stated, we've used other companies with no troubles, I'm just leaning towards trying Fox and this makes me lean a little more.
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    Fox Car Rental

    We just booked our 9th trip back to bonaire for the last 8 days in April 2017.
    We've used a few different vehicle rental companies over the years and never had much of a problem that I recall....
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    I also recommend the Marriott. We have stayed...

    I also recommend the Marriott. We have stayed there in transit and worth every penny for comfort and convenience.
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    We fly from Syracuse and have had a lot of...

    We fly from Syracuse and have had a lot of trouble with AA in past, tried United and was even worse these past few attempts and it's dark by the time we land on Bonaire. I would spend my miles on...
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    Hi Chas, we were on Bonaire the end of April and...

    Hi Chas, we were on Bonaire the end of April and early May. We found the snorkeling very enjoyable starting across from the airport and many points south...and there's always a water taxi to Klein.
  18. Dee...sorry to read of your experience. I'm...

    Dee...sorry to read of your experience.
    I'm going to ride on KOB's coattails here. We were supposed to same-day fly from Syracuse to Newark to get United's red-eye flight from Newark to Bonaire this...
  19. Thread: EWR hotel

    by 1bajapilot
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    We just did the overnight at The Marriott during...

    We just did the overnight at The Marriott during our trip a few weeks ago (I did a trip report). Not "cheap" but clean and convenient and the shuttle was excellent.
  20. Hi Mike, I agree with KOB, you are too early....

    Hi Mike, I agree with KOB, you are too early. Also be aware you are looking to travel during a "premium" travel time around Christmas and thus probably will be paying "premium" prices. I'd look at...
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    Bill K...my all-time favorite snorkel spots are...

    Bill K...my all-time favorite snorkel spots are as follows:
    Toward the south end of Donkey Beach where there is a tree with a long, low vertical branch and the easiest access/entry point to the...
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    snorkelslots...for what it's worth, we just...

    snorkelslots...for what it's worth, we just returned from Bonaire from our 8th visit. We communicated directly with the on-island manager of Hertz via email prior to the trip and used them for the...
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    Thanks for the positive response folks. About...

    Thanks for the positive response folks. About time I got off my lazy butt and got involved in this forum after being a "watcher" for many years.
    Kent...we did the Woodwind in 2000 or 2001 and...
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    Trip report 25 April to 04 May 2014

    :type:This is my first official trip report in this forum.
    We do not dive but are avid/extreme snorkelers and I have literally hundreds of underwater photos. Our recent trip to Bonaire was our 8th...
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    Agreed that the price will depend on the time you...

    Agreed that the price will depend on the time you go and how full/empty the flights are.
    We are Syracuse to Newark to Bonaire via United at $613.90 USD per person 04/25 - 05/04.
    Good luck!
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