In six trips to the Bahamas last winter for us and our guests from Boston, only half arrived on the expected day. The rest meant an overnight hotel
stay halfway. Even if the airline picks up the cost, it means the loss of a vacation
day. While we seemed to have unusually bad luck last winter, missed connections and cancelled flights are just a fact of life in the Bahamas especially in winter.
Our three most successful strategies are:
Fly non-stop to Nassau and take SkyBahamas (5:45 flight). Allow three hours in Nassau in case the flight from the states is late. Unfortunately, this means an after dark dinghy
Fly Watermakers out of Fort Lauderdale
(means a taxi from FLL to private Fort Lauderdale
airport). Not a cheap
Fly to Miami and take American.
We will not fly either BahamasAir or Silver (the United partner). Too many bad experiences.
Tell your guests to have enough in their carryon in case they don't see their checked luggage before the flight home.