INTRODUCTION Since 911, many rules have changed in the area of Travel, especially by Plane. It is imperative that you learn these changes and act accordingly or you may find yourself being delayed, charged a fee(s), portions of your luggage items refused or confiscated and/or miss your Flight altogether as a result. Please review the info below to better prepare yourself for your Trip. It is to your advantage to learn these new rules to avoid any adverse effects or delay.
TIME IS OF ESSENCE Although Airports recommend we arrive 2-hours before Departure, we'll meet at JFK 3-hrs before our Departure. The Night before will be an optional sleep-over at a large Home or Facility, closer to Airport. We recommend sleep-over, but is not mandatory. Check-In, and Inspection procedures are hefty delays, so please be on time.
Luggage over 50-lbs. - less than 70-lbs. is subject to $100 overweight fee
Luggage over 70-lbs but not more than 100-lbs will be charged $200 per
Luggage more than 100-lbs. will not be accepted as checked baggage
Luggage larger than 62" will be charged the rate of $200 per luggage
Baggage measuring more than 126" will not be accepted/checked
*Size of luggage is calculated by adding total outside dimensions per bag, in length + width + height.
PASSPORT APPLICATION INFO All persons interested in participating in an ALMS-Missions Trip, must have a Passport. If any person does not have a Passport, one may Apply for one at any US-Post Office or may Fill-Out a Passport App on-line. For First-Time Passport Applicants, click: FIRST. For those whose Passport was Lost / Stolen, click: LOST. For those who need to Renew their Passport, please click: RENEW . Applying for Passport, normally takes up to 4-6 weeks. For those who need to obtain a Passport within 1-4 weeks, immediately go to a Passport Agency nearby, and Apply in person. You will receive a Passport that very same day, but must show Proof of an Overseas Reservation.
PORT-AU-PRINCE HAITI AIRPORT When we land and enter the Airport, do not leave the inside of Airport by yourself or without permission. You will be mobbed by Beggars. We will leave the Airport as a Team, in a single-file, stopping for no one, talking to no one outside the group except, with our Haitian Drivers, Porters and Security. We will walk right to the Bus, hand luggage to the Porters and immediately step into the Bus and stay there. Do not leave without permission.