Post # 1
Neither FI nor I, nor anyone in our immediate family, travel by flight often. I’ve been on a plane once years ago.
Our honeymoon is in Punta Cana, and we need to arrive at PUJ and be checked in to Hard Rock by 3:00 on June 9th. We are flying out of kentucky (or Cincinnatti or WV).
Can any bees help us find a flight that has us arriving somewhat near 3:00?
Also, we would be leaving the 16th and checkout is at 11 AM.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I use expedia to find cheap flights then book through the airline itself. Or you could use a travel agent!
Post # 4
I love using https://www.google.com/flights/ now. Is there any reaon you *have* to be there by 3pm. Midday flights are typically the most expensive.
Post # 5
@pinkshoes: it just said that 3 PM was check in time. Not sure if that means you have to be there or not. It’s a timeshare through RCI that his family has and offered is points.
Post # 6
@frommisstomrs.: Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity…to name a few will give you great options. Try Kayak.com which compares all the websites directly.
Also, I have learned that Tuesdays are the best days to book flights (especially in the morning). That is when airlines release the newest and cheapest fares.
Post # 7
Thebest I found on orbitz was $604 a person for round trip (from CVG).
Leave Mon, Jun 9
6:20 AM Cincinnati CVG
1:07 PM Punta Cana PUJ
1 stop 6hr 47min
- United Airlines 4148 / 1514
- Flight 4148 Operated by EXPRESSJET AIRLINES DBA UNITED EXPRESS
Select this return
Return Mon, Jun 16
1:05 PM Punta Cana PUJ
9:45 PM Cincinnati CVG
1 stop 8hr 40min
- United Airlines 1515 / 4536
Post # 8
@frommisstomrs.: I’d clarify with the resort, but 3 PM is probably just the earliest you can check in.
Try expedia or travelocity to find a range of flights from all different airlines.
Post # 9
@frommisstomrs.: I am usually great at booking flights, but I use tools online like expedia and such….a quick google search will get you a bunch of flight booking systems…
Post # 10
That just means that 3 pm is the earliest you can check in. It doesn’t mean you have to be there right at 3. You might check with the timeshare and see how late you can check in, though (i.e. is there someone manning the check in desk only at specific hours)
Agree with PP – expedia, travelocity, orbitz are good options to do your search. You can plug in the time of day you want the flight to leave (likely morning, if you want to arrive in the afternoon), etc.
Post # 11
I’ve never heard of a hotel that required you to check in by a certain time. That just means that’s the earliest that you can check in. The previous guest needs to check out by 11 or 12 usually so they have a gap in there to clean the room for you. If you’re worried though, just call them and day you won’t arrive unil X time but you still will be needing that night.
Post # 12
@Schatzie821: I am in the process of booking this flight! We haven’t seen prices that low or flights that short EVER! Thank you so much!
Post # 13
Look on Kayak.com – you can sort by time. If 3pm is checkin, that just means they’ll have rooms ready then, but any place will let you drop bags off before that and go do something else. You can also arrive later and they’ll still have the room if you’ve confirmed it.
Post # 14
I like the feature on Kayak that tells you the percent chance that the price will drop in one week, two weeks, etc.
Post # 15
@frommisstomrs.: Very welcome! I hope you have an amazing time!
Post # 16
Try cheapoair. They have an app and their website is so easy to navigate through!!