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Operating out of Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Airlines is the largest airline in the Caribbean and is the state-owned and national carrier of Trinidad and Tobago. Established in 2006, Caribbean Air flies to destinations located within the Caribbean and the Americas. Caribbean Airlines was also the 2016 recipient of the World Travel Awards’ “Caribbean’s Leading Airline” award and Caribbean Airlines also holds a 3-star rating with Skytrax and has generally favorable reviews with customers (ranking very well for their customer service).
In 2010, Caribbean Air acquired Air Jamaica’s business and fleet (including their employees) in order to expand their service options and fleet size. Currently, Caribbean Airlines employs over 1700 people, making Caribbean Airlines a popular career choice for many individuals. Make sure that you get the best Caribbean Airlines ticket prices and cheap international flights on your next booking by subscribing to Skyscanner’s Price Alert for your next travel destination.
Caribbean Airlines operates both within the Caribbean and internationally from its hub at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago. Here are some popular Caribbean and international flights that Caribbean Airlines operates:
Caribbean Airlines Domestic/Caribbean/Bahamas:
Caribbean Airlines International:
Though Caribbean Airlines is a relatively small carrier, they do fly to many destinations both within the Caribbean and internationally. Here are the airports that Caribbean Airlines services and the corresponding terminals that you can find the airline in.
Caribbean Airlines’ fleet is made up of a combination of ATR aircrafts (72-600) and Boeing aircraft (737-800). The total number of aircraft in service for Caribbean Airlines is 17.
Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles Promotions
Caribbean Airlines offers their loyalty program, Caribbean Miles, where passengers collect miles that count towards free extras and tier bonuses and also an exclusive bonus program, Club Caribbean, where members are treated to exclusive boarding, dedicated check-in, and more. Club Caribbean members are also given priority status on fully booked flights, in the event that the flight you want is full, which means you get priority on any added flights or if another customer cancels their seat. Club Caribbean members are also given 5 waivers for flight and date changes, so they don’t have to pay the normal penalty price as long as the waiver is presented to Caribbean Airlines. With these and more bonuses, Caribbean Airlines is there to make your flight as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
With Caribbean Miles, once you’ve accumulated enough miles, you can apply for a reward redemption for tickets (which are subject to availability) and seat upgrades from Economy to Business class (ticket upgrades from H, L, B, K, Y, M Economy classes only).
With Caribbean Miles, if a passenger flies at least 20 000 miles in a calendar year on Caribbean Airlines, then they are eligible for Silver Membership; if passengers fly at least 40 000 miles on Caribbean Airlines in a calendar year, then they qualify for Gold Membership. If you fly at least 80 000 miles with Caribbean Airlines, you qualify for Executive Gold. Only flights on Caribbean Airlines count towards tier miles, so any miles accumulated with airlines partners do not count towards your Caribbean Miles tiers. Tier bonuses vary depending on your status but range from bonus miles, preferential check-in and priority boarding, bonus miles on Caribbean Airlines flights and more.
When making reservations with Caribbean Airlines, passengers should always make sure to quote their Caribbean Miles number so that they collect their flight miles. It generally takes 3 days for miles to be credited to a member’s account, but also be sure to provide your Caribbean Miles information at check in as well in order to be certain that your points are properly allotted to your Caribbean Miles account.
How to Check In, Seat Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees
With Caribbean Airlines, passengers are able to check-in both online and at the airport. Online check-in is available 24 hours before and up to 3 hours prior to your departure. Not all flights are available for web check-in, so be sure to follow up with Caribbean Airlines prior to your departure to be certain your flight qualifies. When completing check-in online, be sure that you also have access to a printer as you will need to print out your boarding passes. If you elect to check-in at the airport, be sure to arrive early (at least three hours before departure for international flights and 2 hours before for domestic) as there is a possibility that you will have to wait.
For seat assignment, you can choose your seat during check-in (3-24 hours before your flight), or you can contact Caribbean Airlines and request to pre-reserve a seat up to 11 months before your scheduled departure. If you pre-reserve a seat, be sure to arrive at the airport early as Caribbean Airlines will reassign seats for customers who do not arrive on time. There is no fee for pre-reserving or selecting a seat at check-in, however, the sooner you reserve the more likely you are to receive the seat you need.
For customers who need to change the date of their flight, please be aware that there is a date change fee, ranging from $50 USD to $75 USD, so be sure to confirm your dates before purchasing your ticket.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Caribbean Airlines passengers are allotted a complimentary baggage allowance for both carry-on bags and checked luggage. In addition to 1 carry-on bag, passengers are allowed to bring 1 personal item. The maximum weight for carry-on luggage is 10kg, with maximum dimensions of 114cm (L+W+H); the maximum dimensions for the personal item is 91cm (L+W+H). Both your personal item and carry-on luggage must be safely stowed during takeoff and landing.
All passengers are allotted 1 complimentary checked baggage, regardless of their ticket class, on Caribbean Airlines, except for travel between Fort Lauderdale and Jamaica (to and from) where there is a checked baggage fee of $25 USD. The number of free bags and weights are restricted to passenger ticket class, so those passengers wishing to bring more baggage without an extra baggage fee will have to purchase a ticket from Economy Class Flex and above.
For passengers wishing to bring baggage over their ticket class allotment, fees will apply. The number of excess baggage fees depends on the weight of the item and the flight route, but the cost of the fees ranges from $75 USD to $250 USD. Customers can refer to Caribbean Airline’s detailed baggage allowance on their website for more information. Caribbean Miles members in Silver, Gold, and Executive Gold tiers are exempted from fees for a second checked bag.
Service On Board: In-flight Entertainment and Meals
Caribbean Airlines keeps it simple. You can look forward to expert customer service during your Caribbean Airlines flight, you can also make use of Caribbean Airline’s official magazine, Caribbean Beat, to help you pass the time. Otherwise, passengers are encouraged to bring their own in-flight entertainment, such as approved electronic devices or books to enjoy during the flight. Just be sure that your device is switched into airplane safe mode before you use it.
Caribbean Airlines caters to both Caribbean and Western diets and has a wonderful mix of in-flight food that should keep passengers happy. While both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary in Business class, only non-alcoholic beverages are complementary in Economy. Caribbean Airlines is also able to cater to specific dietary needs (vegetarian or diabetic), just as long as passengers inform the airline at least 24 hours prior to their flight. Business class meals can also be reserved ahead of time, so long as the passengers give Caribbean Airlines at least 24 hours notice.
Passengers who are sensitive to allergens are advised to bring their own meals and ensure that they have emergency medication on hand as Caribbean Airlines cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.
Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service Guidelines
Only a specified number of infants traveling on laps are permitted in each aircraft, so if passengers are planning on traveling with an infant, you need to be sure to tell Caribbean Airlines as soon as possible. Infants who have not yet reached their second birthday aren’t required to have their own seat on Caribbean Airlines, however, if an infant is traveling on the lap of an adult internationally, they are charged a fare (10% of the price of the accompanying adult’s fare). The fee for domestic travel with an infant on the adult passenger’s lap is $2 USD. Only one child per parent/guardian is allowed, and parents traveling with more than one child will have to reserve a seat for the second child (at full adult fare price). If the child cannot sit up unassisted, then the parent must provide an FAA approved seat for their child.
Caribbean Airlines does accept Unaccompanied Minors onto its flights for children between the ages of 5 and 11. You need to pre-arrange your child’s flight prior to departure (on booking the ticket for your child’s flight) and give the airline enough time to be able to coordinate services for the Unaccompanied Minor. Minors can travel unaccompanied on direct flights only and the fee is $100 USD per child, per way. The parent is responsible for having and filling out all necessary paperwork for their child prior to departure. Unaccompanied Minors will be cared for by the ground crew agents and, when in-flight, by the cabin crew. In order for your child to be collected upon arrival, the person picking up the child will have to provide valid photo identification (matching the designated guardian on your child’s Unaccompanied Minor form).
Only certified, professionally trained Service dogs are allowed in the aircraft’s cabin on Caribbean Airlines (free of charge), all other pets will have to travel as cargo. Service dogs must stay seated at their owner’s feet and not stick out into the isles (or disrupt the flight).
Dogs and cats are accepted as checked baggage provided that they meet the import and export restrictions of the departure and destination countries. The fee for traveling with your pet as cargo ranges depending on the route, but the price starts at $100 USD. The pet and container weight cannot exceed 32kg in weight and can be no bigger than 292cm in total dimensions (L+W+H), and no longer than 191cm in length.
Passengers must be sure to reserve ahead of departure time for any animals they are taking with them so that Caribbean Airlines is able to make the necessary arrangements as there is a limit to the number of live animals they are able to transport. It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that their pet has all necessary documentation prior to the flight (vaccination records, health certificates), as Caribbean Airlines reserves the right to refuse transportation of your pet. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that all quarantine rules and laws in the country of origin are abided by. The passenger must also provide clear, concise feeding, watering, and handling information to Caribbean Airlines to that their pet is taken care of properly and to ensure the safety of the Caribbean Airlines handlers.
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