Time before check-in? | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

3 hours for me for International flights. With today’s security measures, I’d rather "Hurry up and wait" than be rushed at the last minute worried if I’m going to get to the gate on time.

i am usually there more than 4 hours Early but i have to drive 3.5 hours and i fly out after supper so i might as well be at the airport and know i make it instead of sitting home longer and having a problem on the way down and not making it better safe than sorry

rfint Guest Already answered this in the other thread but…A couple reasons I do get there @ the 3 hour mark even with reserve seats, one is I’m excited to get my vacation started and two is just in case there is road/car problems, better safe then sorry.

2 hours .. but I have to change planes in Toronto .. So my first flight is not international .. and I have an hour wait until the Cuba flight leaves …

We try and make it there for 3 hours before hand… We prebook our seats and all that but you never know what problems could arise… Better safe then sorry!!! More time to relax and enjoy a cold one before you leave on your trip!

I get the whole idea of extra security. However, when I arrive at the check-in 2 hours before the flight, line up, and the airline only has 2 agents on duty out of 20 positions, the whole security issue is mute. I’m thinking there are only 2 agents, downstairs, in security, checking the bags, too. IMHO, The "New" security is just an excuse by the airlines to cut costs by making us line up for a couple of hours to save them money on staff.

We tend to get there between 1 hr 45 and 2 hr before international flights. We live about 20 minutes from the airport–I’d probably be more diligent if we lived further away due to the risk of delay. However, we don’t, and chances are that if weather were to delay us more than an extra 10-15 minutes, the flights out of Halifax would be cancelled anyway.

We tend to get there between 1 hr 45 and 2 hr before international flights. We live about 20 minutes from the airport–I’d probably be more diligent if we lived further away due to the risk of delay. However, we don’t, and chances are that if weather were to delay us more than an extra 10-15 minutes, the flights out of Halifax would be cancelled anyway. Weather is one thing…..however, a flat tire (or worse!) can happen at the most inconvenient times. It would be a real bummer to miss the plane waiting for CAA or for that matter struggling to do it yourself! I like to give myself an "oh sh**!" buffer, since I truly believe in Murphy’s law….

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