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    our first visit to CN will be in March ,we were thinking of flying down to resort on Tim air from mobay, Has anyone done this trip and is it easy to get to resort once landed and do you know the price?

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    Just got my quote for next month and it is 209 one way for 2 people.

    I have used them many times and and it is a 15 minute flight. Once you arrive, you can really walk to CN as it is right across the street I believe (we go to CSA to take a taxi) or you can grab a cab for about 8-10 bucks.

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    Its $107/pp one way....the landing strip is right in front of CN. there will be taxis that will take you from the landing strip to CN....1 minute trip.....very easy.......have fun! Contact timair.com for up to date prices.

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    You are not going to want to walk as there isn't a safe shoulder to walk on, and your in Jamaica so the drivers are not what you are use to....take the taxis. Pay them $10 for the safe ride....its worth it.

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    My opinion...

    If you are going to use TimAir, reserve ahead of time on their website. You won't pay anything until you get to Montego Bay Airport but there is an advantage for booking in advance. If you wait until you get there, you run the risk of having to wait for them to fuel a plane and file a flight plan. To be sure you get the most of your time, I'd suggest booking ahead.

    We used them both directions in December to CSA. We just grabbed a cab at the Negril airport for US$10 plus I tipped. On the return, CSA paid for the cab and I tipped.

    Also, an outfit called Jamaica Air Shuttle is supposed to begin service between MBJ and NEG beginning in late April. They will also have service to Boscabel when their runway expansion is complete. TimAir was great, but it looks like there might be some competition coming back their way.
    Happy & Safe Travels!

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    My husband and I are gonna try Tim Air this year. We were a little worried about the procedures and how to go about doing it, but the people on the message board have made it quite clear and now I'm very comfortable going on Tim Air.

    I just need to get to CN as soon as possible!!!!!!!
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    Mya

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    goldie--
    timair is AWESOME!! we are doing it again this year - when in March is your trip? We will be at CN 3/11-3/18 then CTI 3/18-23.
    it's about 200 per couple one way - and you will see the entrance to Couples Negril from the landing strip! You could walk, but we just had a taxi take us over (it can be a little hairy crossing the busy street with luggage in tow!) for about 10 bucks....

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    TimAir is the BEST way to go!! If this is your first trip to Jamaica take the shuttle at least one way to really see the country.

    Once you land in Mobay from the states go to the Couples lounge and check in, let the person there know you are flying TimAir, grab a red stripe or three and they will walk you to the TimAir desk just out side the lounge. The TimAir rep will take you out to a shuttle that takes you to the old side of the airport where the plane is.

    You pay for the flight here at the TimAir desk then they take you outside and do a quick security check (very informal) and on the plane you go.

    Curtis was our pilot...he is GREAT!! Curtis pointed out all the landmarks and some of the celebrities homes along the way. I was able to take some great pictures. If you would like to see some of them e-mail me at
    iahawks_rule@yahoo.com I'll send some to you. Just put TimAir pics in the subject line.

    Once you land, if your staying at CN, you could walk to the resort in 2 minutes. It is right across the street or they will call the resort and send a car for you. When we landed a cab was there and gave us a free ride so we gave him a nice tip,(wife over packs)we figured we're on vacation so what the heck lol.

    We arrived on a saturday and from the time we landed in Mobay to the time we landed in Negril was 45 minutes. Our plane from the states arrived early and beat two other planes so we got through customs pretty quick.

    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgroup View Post
    ... staying at CN, you could walk to the resort in 2 minutes.
    It took us just under 4 minutes from gathering our baggage outside the security fence at the airport to greeting Herbert at CN.

    Goldie - if you haven't been along Norman Manley Boulevard before I wouldn't recommend walking (and perhaps not even if you have) as the traffic can be quite fast. We had very small luggage and having been on NM Blvd a few times, just wanted to try walking.
    Suggest you call CN for transportation or take a taxi for the short ride. While there is a small amount of room on the sides of the road, Ironranger is correct that there is no proper safe shoulder and it may be best to be safe and take the taxi/bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironranger View Post
    You are not going to want to walk as there isn't a safe shoulder to walk on, and your in Jamaica so the drivers are not what you are use to....take the taxis. Pay them $10 for the safe ride....its worth it.
    Agreed. No way in h-e-double hockey sticks that we'll be walking. And not just for the reasons you mentioned - we'll each be dragging a full sized suitcase and a carry on. Heck, even if it's $10 or more for a one-two minute ride, that's money well spent.
    Ron

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    Just did Timair on our return from CN. If you can afford it, and don't mind small planes - it is the way to go. Cost is as previously indicated. Just reserve online and fax your credit card info to them to schedule the ride. Be there 15 minutes prior to lift off as they instruct. Don't worry about it, although I checked the weather that morning just to make sure some front was not approaching that could make things dicey. We had an 8 passenger plane with 6 passengers. Great views of the North coast and the inland mountains. More interresdting than the shuttle ride. Truly 15 minutes to get to Sangster and you actually land on the same runway as the jets. They get your luggage off the plane escort you to a shuttle and run you to the terminal. We left at noon from the Negril airport and were checked in, though customs and at our gate for our 2:30 flight at about 1. Don't know if that is normal, but on this Saturday it was NO PROBLEM MON! Unless you have just a light carryon, I would take the cab ride. It is more like $5 US one way from CN, but with tip $10. Have a great trip.

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    We are newbies to couples but im so excited we arrive 8th March from London ans staying 2 weeks ,I cant wait
    Quote Originally Posted by beachwed2007 View Post
    goldie--
    timair is AWESOME!! we are doing it again this year - when in March is your trip? We will be at CN 3/11-3/18 then CTI 3/18-23.
    it's about 200 per couple one way - and you will see the entrance to Couples Negril from the landing strip! You could walk, but we just had a taxi take us over (it can be a little hairy crossing the busy street with luggage in tow!) for about 10 bucks....

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