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November travel

Cleveland, Ohio
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November travel

Hi! We are looking forward to returning to DR this November, it's been a few years. Does anyone have any experience with travel to DR the week after the US Thanksgiving? We will fly into PUJ and I am wondering if that is normally a busy time (Sat, early afternoon). Is the arrival VIP service recommended for this time of the year? We used an arrival VIP service in Jamaica once and while we flew through immigration, we still had to wait for our bags to arrive with the smarter people who did not pay for the service so I am concerned about wasting $$$ (or not).

Are the resorts crowded this time of the year? In Jamaica and in Mexico they are not. I know 2021 is an unusual year due to Covid but it sounds like travel is picking up again. Thank you!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1. Re: November travel

Yeah just a note, the VIP arrival service does not get your luggage off the plane any faster

Dominican Republic
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2. Re: November travel

Typically , American Thanksgiving is a busy couple of days in Punta Cana. Generally Thursday through Sunday. Resorts (pre-covid) would be around 70% occupancy during those days. Saturday afternoon at the airport is almost always busy, generally between 12 and 4.

As mentioned, VIP will not get your bags through any quicker.



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