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#1 DarcyJAde

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    Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:25 PM

    How far ahead have you booked your flights? I live in Chicago, and am just searching flights to Punta Cana for October and am only finding overnight flights. Is it too far in advance? Thanks
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    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:30 PM

      Oh yeah, definitely you need to wait. Our wedding was in April and we started booking flights in June - which is when we got the best prices as well. So, just keep monitoring the flights. What airlines are you looking at? We had guests use US Airways, Delta, USA3000, and Spirit.

      #3 sunsetbride1

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        Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:16 PM

        My wedding is in August and I booked mine in October. There are not a lot of direct flights to Punta Cana from what I could find. Our price was fantastic and I have been checking intermidently to see if I made a mistake and so far so good.

        #4 joshfrommontreal

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          Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:18 PM

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          #5 DanielleNDerek

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            Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:42 PM

            The first flights to Punta Cana when we were booking were all really long delays so we waited a few months and new flights that were direct or short layovers were added. So i would wait longer to see if new flights are added for you too.
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            #6 foxytv

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              Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:37 PM

              Also, almost everyone in our group (if not everyone) had direct flights. We flew from Charlotte, New York, New Jersey, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver and Orlando.

              #7 skimmy

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                Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:09 AM

                I live in Chicago too, and the only airline that flies direct to Punta Cana is USA3000. But currently, they only fly out on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Most of my guests are taking connecting flights through Delta or Spirit which include a very short layover, about an hour or so. Thankfully, no one's been stuck with an overnight flight. I would definitely check out the timetables at Delta, Spirit, and USA3000. You should be able to avoid the red-eyes altogether.

                Hope this helps!

                #8 **TIFFANY**

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                  Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:24 AM

                  Yeah your only option for a direct flight from Chicago is USA3000. We went to Punta Cana in August and December last year and ended up with a layover each time because it was like $300-400 more to fly direct on USA3000. We didn't have more then an hour layover on the way there and then like 2 on the way home because you have to go through customs. Both times we ended up either just making our connections or running our butts off to get there because of delays but we never missed any of our flights. In December we flew US Airways and we had to pay the $15 per checked bag going but coming home we didn't have to pay it. I think the Punta Cana airport wasn't updated enough to be able to do that. Also in case your travel agent hasn't told you there is a $20 per person entrance fee when you get off the airplane. This needs to be paid in cash.

                  #9 Melwhip

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                    Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:37 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by sunsetbride1
                    My wedding is in August and I booked mine in October. There are not a lot of direct flights to Punta Cana from what I could find. Our price was fantastic and I have been checking intermidently to see if I made a mistake and so far so good.

                    Same with us - our wedding is in August and we booked our flight (direct from Philly) in October. Okay price, although better prices could be had from Newark and Baltimore. I am hoping they go down, for our guests!

                    #10 DarcyJAde

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                      Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:42 PM

                      Thanks skimmy! I did fly direct to punta cana in 2007 on american.
                      I guess they cut back on the flights. i will look into delta, spirit
                      and usa3000. i won't mind having a layover, just not a red eye.
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