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Frequently Asked Questions

 
1.  How early do I need to arrive at the airport before my flight?
2.  What kind of documentation do I need?
3.  What are my limits or restrictions on luggage?
4.  Will I be provided with a Contract for Carriage?
5.  I don’t have a passport. How do I get one?
6.  Can I book a plane exclusively for my companions and myself?
7.  Do I need to turn my laptop and cell phone off during take-off like on a commercial flight?
8.  Do you have any tips or suggestions for traveling?
FAQs on Travel to the Bahamas
 
1.  How early do I need to arrive at the airport before my flight?
All passengers are required to check in 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. International flights will close 45 minutes prior to departure. Domestic flights close 15 minutes prior to departure. Passengers who arrive after a flight has closed will be denied boarding. AirGate Aviation, Inc. reserves the right to deny passenger boarding.
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2. What kind of documentation do I need?
A valid passport is required for travel and is the only acceptable form of identification. Non U.S. Citizens, with the exception of Canada, will also be required to have a visa. Birth certificates, social security cards, voter registration cards, or any similar type of identification will not be accepted.
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3. What are my limits or restrictions on luggage?
Each passenger, excluding infants, is allotted up to 40 pounds of luggage; any additional baggage will be charged $1.50 per pound. Excess baggage is subject to weight and space availability, at the Captain’s discretion. We suggest that you pack your items in the soft style carry-on type bags or duffle bags. All coolers should be limited to 50 quart capacity. Please see our Contract for Carriage for complete details.
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4.  Will I be provided with a Contract for Carriage?  
Yes, please print, sign, and present our Contract for Carriage at check-in.  
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5. I don’t have a passport. How do I get one?

Your local post office will be able to provide you with an application, or point you to the closest post office which has them. More information about first time passport applicants can be obtained here: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html If you just need to renew an existing passport, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/renew/renew_833.html 

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6. Can I book a plane exclusively for my companions and myself?
Yes.  Because our aircraft seat 6 passengers, small groups often book the plan for flights.  You can also book charter flights to other destinations by visiting our Aircraft Charter Page.
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7. Do I need to turn my laptop and cell phone off during take-off like on a commercial flight?
Yes. The Captain will advise when you can use your electronic devices once in flight.
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8. Do you have any tips or suggestions for traveling?
Yes.  Visit our "Tips for Visiting the Bahamas."
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