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6:00AM flights are rough

Posted By: AlJ

6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 09:08 AM

but here we come anyway.
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:14 PM

Mine is a 6:00 flight leaving for AC as well. I have no problem getting up that morning. Now, getting to sleep is a different matter.
Posted By: divingcowgirl

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:33 PM

Yep, mine leaves at 6:40, sleep, I don't need no stinkn' sleep!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:39 PM

spurs - I need some of what you're on. If my metabolism was half of yours...
Posted By: divingcowgirl

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:43 PM

LOL! I WISH I had a fast metabolisim.. I'm just high with excitement of being back in SP with all you wild and wonderful people!!!

WWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOO!!!
11 more days!!!!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:46 PM

Dear, that just proves to me then that you're on something. I can't type that many Ws, Hs, and Os ina row without getting tired. No need to make a big deal of it, just be sure to bring extra when you come wink
Posted By: divingcowgirl

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:47 PM

But I'm like you Otter, I won't be getting a lot of sleep on tuesday night.. I have to get up at 2:00 am to get to SA to hop the plane......SO, I might be sleeping on the plane! SOmeone suggested I go honky tonkn' in SA and when the bars closed, go to the airport................hmmmm good idea....
NOT!!!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:48 PM

but if anyone could pull it off....
Posted By: divingcowgirl

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/09/08 03:49 PM

wink laugh It would be me!!
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/10/08 03:22 AM

Only 2+ hour flight from Houston and a lil puddle jumper. Trust me, I consider myself very fortunate!! smile
Posted By: Windjammer

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/10/08 04:54 AM

Me too TQ cool
Posted By: Nova

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/10/08 12:51 PM

UGH! 5:50 am flight for us. 1 hour drive to the airport. Getting up at 3:00 am, but it sure is worth it! grin
Posted By: BamaB's

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/10/08 04:13 PM

For us it doesn't matter , our flight to BZE doesn't leave until after noon, so it's just the length of the layover in Atlanta. We'll leave at 9:30 thank you very much....
Posted By: PSUhorty

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/10/08 04:54 PM

6AM'er for me too. But I'd do it for a 4AM'er every time if I had to. Completely worth getting there in time to enjoy the afternoon.
Posted By: lakegirl

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/10/08 07:19 PM

5:30 am for us!1 Hopefully on the beach by 1:00!!! I do hate the thought of getting up at 2:45 am!!!
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/11/08 05:24 PM

Our flight leaves at 6 am we have to be up at 2 to get to the airport. Why sleep I ask? START THE PARTY EARLY!! March 31st can't come fast enough!!
Posted By: margarita

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/11/08 05:42 PM

6AM flights can get your feet in the San Pedro sand before dark!
Love it!
Belize it!
Posted By: Betterbeer

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/11/08 10:15 PM

6:45 for us but the next time a plane leaves Phila. on time will be the first. Just hope we catch our connection in S.C. 3 planes but still... who can complain? Just get me there!
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/11/08 10:18 PM

Betterbeer? where In S.C. are you catching a plane to Bze?
Posted By: JRinSC

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/11/08 10:30 PM

Bet she means Charolotte, Bill! laugh
Posted By: JRinSC

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/11/08 10:31 PM

Wait, make that Charlotte!! I do so wish I could both type and / or spell!! cry
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/11/08 10:39 PM

Thats what I thought. However, as I live in S.C . I was hopeing. It would be nice if one of the Airports started running a direct flight from here.
Posted By: Betterbeer

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 04:14 AM

uh, charlotte, south carolina. yeah that's it. sorry to get your hopes up bill
Posted By: scrumbum

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 04:25 AM

11:40PM departure, 7 hour layover at DFW and 12.5 hour layover on the way back (OK, I booked a room for the return leg.) Thanks for the new schedules American Airlines!
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 04:26 AM

LOL betterbeer. Charlotte is in N.C. but close to the border of S.C. laugh
Posted By: renski

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 04:40 AM

you all have it much easier then us. We leave at 6pm and dont arrive to San pedro till around 11 am the following day and thats with no sleep overs and only 3 hr wait in Charlotte!
Posted By: scrumbum

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 04:51 AM

Did I mention that it is uphill both ways? And we have to trudge through 50 feet of snow? grin

Originally Posted by renski
you all have it much easier then us. We leave at 6pm and dont arrive to San pedro till around 11 am the following day and thats with no sleep overs and only 3 hr wait in Charlotte!
Posted By: klcman

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 04:57 AM

what kind of wacky routing do you have? Thunder Bay via bobsled?
Posted By: ibbrian

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 05:05 AM

Try getting out of Montana.
Billings-Denver-Salt Lake City-Houston-Belize.
25 hours almost to the minute. Leave Billings at 1:28 PM MST on the 14th.
Arrive San Pedro at 2:17 PM CST, 2/15

Sounds like it's worth every minute once we're there.
Posted By: klcman

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 05:15 AM

That is an itinerary from Hell! Take the bobsled!
Posted By: colomojo

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 06:13 AM

Holy Cow ibbrian- you shoulda drove to Denver and flew from there!! It woulda been Den, Dallas, Belize City! Still a bit of driving but ... less airports
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 01:23 PM

crap -- I got it easy. I live 10 minutes from CMH and from there, it's direct to Charlotte, Dallas or Houston -- on we go!
Posted By: Hon

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 02:04 PM

I did a stopover in a nice airport hotel, got on a plane at 6:15 and I was at Ali Baba's for lunch...from Toronto! Love that 'direct' charter flight smile
Posted By: ibbrian

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 03:20 PM

colomojo- had something like that planned originally, but you can't count on the weather in these parts at this time of year to make the drive down the east slope of the Rockies. Trip insurance doesn't cover that. Plus, we'd only get a few hours sleep at a hotel before heading back to the airport to check in again. Decided just to bite the bullet and head on through.
Posted By: renski

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/12/08 04:00 PM

Its amazing see that there are others out there that have to travel such long distances..I was believing we were a bit crazy to do this every year...
Posted By: MelissaAK

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/13/08 03:00 AM

We leave Anchorage at 4:20pm and arrive in San Pedro at 4:55pm. I WISH that was the same day but no such luck. We should be in a GREAT mood by the time we get there! So if you are at the airport on Oct 30 and see 2 arctic white frowning people, consider running in the opposite direction or at least get outta the way!
Posted By: azbob

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 02/13/08 03:30 AM

Otter, you do have it easy, but I'm right close. Flight is 7:30, but I'm 90 miles away from Phoenix. Be there 2 hours before. Leave home by 4, wake up by 3. What ever it takes, I'll be there!!!
Posted By: Mrs. Astrodude

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 03/08/08 03:57 AM

We're taking a 12:15am flight out of Sacramento. The party starts 2 hours before the flight so we'll be asleep by takeoff.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 03/08/08 05:50 PM

LIVE & LEARN
I keep refining my travel. When I was younger I could piddle around the house not getting to bed until midnight and up at 3:00 AM to be at the Oakland airport by 4:00 for a 6:00 AM flight.
After a few years of doing this I started getting a ride to a hotel near the airport and checking in before 9:00 PM. With nothing to do but turn on the TV and fall asleep. I could get a 3:30 wake up call and catch the 4:00 shuttle to the airport.
After a few more years it occurred to me that I could fly out of Oakland in the afternoon and stay overnight in Dallas for half the price of an Oakland hotel; have a leisurely free breakfast and catch the mid day plane for BZE.
I donít know if Iím getting smarter or lazier. I just know that my mind has slowed down in tune with my body. I have a Belize attitude.
Ten years of coming to AC and over four years of living here full time has tempered me.

Posted By: pugwash

Re: 6:00AM flights are rough - 03/09/08 02:47 AM

Scuba Lady has it down:

We live in Moab, Utah 250 miles from SLC, 350 from Denver or 450 from Phoenix or Vegas!

We drive to whichever airport we are flying in from the morning before, fly to DFW where a nice hotel with a free shuttle and breakfast is usually under $60 (Hotwire, Hotels.Com) and then the mid-day flight to BZE.

On the way back, I can travel in shorts and a T shirt, and then dress for whatever Utah has to offer the next morning.

Just once arriving in SLC at 11.30 pm in shorts and trying to get a car that has been standing in sub zero temps for 2 weeks was enough to make me smart(er!) in a hurry, and thatís without having to check in to a hotel at 1am or drive 5 hours over the mountains!
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