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Liat aIrlines

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Liat aIrlines

We are traveling to Grenada by way of Barbados and were told that Liat had lots of direct flights to Grenada and back. Unfortunately the flights are limited. Questiosn - does anyone know how long it takes to go through customs in Barbados and on the ay back how early must we be at the airport to catch a Liat flight back to Barbados? Do the same rules of two hours apply since it si only a quickie flight to Barbados?

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Leaving at least two hours between flights would be a good idea-- certainly no less. LIAT frequently is behind schedule. You also have to go through baggage claim and customs between flights. For check in leave about an hour and a half. If it's mid Dec. or Mid May leave extra time as the students are going home from Grenada at the end of their semester and the airport becomes chaotic!

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You really have to leave 2 hours as you won't know how busy the airport will be. if you get there when an international flight or two are leaving you will tangle with those people and their queues. There are plenty of quiet times at Grenada when you can sail thru in minutes,but you won't know for sure.

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Give yourself plenty of time, just in case. We have just returned from Grenada and found that Liat Air should be renamed Late Air. The staff behind the counter in Trinidad treated us in a very authoritarian manner and was not particularly helpful. Traveling directly from Grenada to Trinidad via Barbados we stayed in the 'in transit' gate area and did not have to go through customs

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We've done this trip several times.

When you get to Barbados Customs, there is a dedicated queue on the right side of the hall for connecting passengers. We arrived with both BA and Virgin jumbo jets and were thru Customs in about 15 minutes thanks to this new setup. In fact we had to wait for our bags we were thru that quickly. Our Air Canada flight arrived about 1500 hrs, and we were on LIAT at 1720, made it in heaps of time.

The LIAT checkin counter is at the opposite end of the terminal once you pick up your bags, head straight down and get checked in, have a snack and a beer while you wait for your flight. Our LIAT went Barbados - Tobago - Grenada and spent literally 7 minutes in Tobago not even getting off the aircraft.

Coming back from Grenada to Barbados, we were checked in at LIAT at 0830 for a 1030 flight, you need to be there a bit early. We wanted to hit the duty-free which is why the extra time. Checkin was quick, you then pay your exit tax $50 EC per adult and thru security to the terminal. Not very much to see, but if you are buying rum and souvenirs, check all 3 stores as prices were varied.

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We used LIAT in December going from Barbados to canouan and back. Each time the flight was also in transit to and from Grenada. As said before, customs in Barbados was a breeze as there is a separate line for those in transit. We also were through customs before the luggage appeared. LIAT was on time each way, and, in fact, was very customer service oriented by not charging for extra luggage. In Canouan we arrived only about 1 1/2 hours before fliight, maybe less, but Canouan has a VERY small airport. All in all, we had a very positive experience with LIAT. On the other hand, our flight, AA from Miami to Boston , was very late and we didn't land in Boston until after 1 AM.

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