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10-10-2013, 01:31 PM
OK!! Experienced Bonaire travelers :o I need your insight, please. United has changed my flight :mad: Is an hour enough time to make the connection headed to Bonaire? Do ya have to go through security after arriving in Newark? As it currently stands arrival in Newark at 10:59 pm to connect to the 11:59 PM flight to Bon.

Your insight, knowledge and personal experiences are TRULY appreciated!

:o Less than 80 days and a wake-up away to Ahhhhhhh Bonaire! :o

10-10-2013, 05:12 PM
I always leave a couple of hours for Newark..... you should call the airline and find out if you have to go through security again I think you probably do NOT...... however on the way home is a different story... you will have to clear customs there so make sure your connecting flight gives you a while to recheck your bags....

10-10-2013, 09:09 PM
You will not have to clear security at Newark on the way to Bonaire but its a tight connection. I had 45 minutes once I made the flight but it was nerve racking. As mentioned earlier on the way back from Bonaire yes you will have to clear security.

Where are you flying from?

10-10-2013, 09:38 PM
Let me know how it goes. I hope they don't do this to us. We are connecting to Newark on the way to Bonaire and Houston on the way back home. The options for us were 1 hr or 2-3 hrs for the layovers each way and I went with the 2-3 hrs to be safe.

10-11-2013, 06:58 AM
smart thing to do, jendiver ... you'll need all of that on the way back

10-11-2013, 11:48 AM
We have almost 3 hours on the way back. I have never done customs in Houston, but if its like Miami, what a mess.

10-11-2013, 01:01 PM

Flying from DC to Newark, DiverChris.

Original flight purchase would have given me a 1 hour 50 minutes connection in Newark. Return flight from Bon through Newark, I have a 2 hour window.

Now to approach airlines to get me on earlier flight with no change fee!!! I donít want ANY chance of missing that flight to my 2 weeks of being on my favorite little island!

Truly appreciate you all taking the time to respond.

10-11-2013, 09:13 PM
I have found that the United red-eye flight will wait for connecting travellers. I also love my Nexus/ Trusted Traveller card for travelling in the US and for connecting flights.