Hi I’m looking for some advice please. I have to use wheelchair assistance at the airport would it still be worth paying the extra for the lounge on arrival and departure? Thanks
Folks in a wheelchair have their own fast tract concept at MBJ. You and whoever is traveling with you are processed very quickly thru both immigration and customs. The arrivals lounge is small and you find it uncomfortable. And if you are staying at a resort that has it own arrival lounge, that would be a better environment as most are more spacious. Since we use private transfer to our resort in Jamaica, we now do not bother with stopping into the arrival lounge (well, sometimes we just jump in to get some bottled water).
For departure, I do suggest you use the departure lounge even though you, again, are given the fast track treatment thru security processing. The departure lounge is larger (two stories actually), the bar is open and the variety of food is very nice. They announce departures, it is air-conditioned better than the waiting areas by the departure gates. It is only US$30per adult.
So in summary, I suggest you not use the arrival service and use the departure service.
Agree with Hedo. I used this service last December on departure only. Although arrival was not busy due to our late flight arrival they did move quickly through. Departure another story and was glad to have.
Hi, Thank you so much for all the information that's a great help. We will definitely book the lounge for the departure, it sounds great Thanks again
We did the club one year when my wife also had wheelchair assistance, it was a waste of money on the arrival side. The departure lounge still has some advantages, but it gets very crowded and the food isn't very good, but the one year we skipped it, we got sick from eating a burger at Margaritaville, go figure.Edited: 15 August 2018, 18:44
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My husband loved it and said he thought it was worth every penny. We did a rival only as I like to shop when leaving so I probably wouldn't use the departure. My opinion on the arrival as I wouldn't waste my money on it again I don't feel it save me much time at all and for the price I could have done an Excursion.
You can checkin into the departure lounge, drop your bags off and then leave to go shopping.