FLIGHT BOOKING INFORMATION
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SPI FLIGHT & ARRIVAL OVERVIEW
TRAVELING TO THE PROGRAM DESTINATION
ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS & AIRPORT RECEPTION
FLIGHT ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE WINDOWS
|Program & Airport||Suggested Airlines||Arrival Window||Departure Window|
Santander Airport (SDR)
|American/Iberia (OneWorld Only)||12 – 6 PM||9 – 10 AM|
San Sebastian Airport (EAS)
|American/Iberia (OneWorld Only)||12 – 6 PM||7 – 10 AM|
Biarritz Airport (BIQ)
|Delta/Air France (Sky Team Only)||4 – 6 PM||9 – 11 AM|
Rome Airport (FCO)
|American OR Delta||8 – 11 AM||10 AM – 1 PM|
Liberia Airport (LIR)
|American OR United||12 – 3 PM||12 – 4 PM|
FLIGHT BOOKING GUIDELINES
Book a Continuous Itinerary with One Confirmation Number
Book with 2+ Hours of Connection Time between All Flight Segments
Book on Exact Program Arrival and Departure Dates
Spain, France, Italy – Students depart on the listed PROGRAM START DATE from North America, fly overnight & arrive abroad the following day. (Depart Friday – Arrive Saturday)
Costa Rica – Students will depart the U.S. & arrive Costa Rica THE SAME DAY (Depart Saturday – arrive Saturday)
Book within Arrival & Departure Windows
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DEVIATIONS
Arriving and/or departing outside of the booking window or guidelines will incur a $300 FEE
> Certain permitted deviations are exempt from any fees.
> All flight deviations outside these windows MUST BE PRE-APPROVED by SPI to ensure your plans can be accommodated (please email [email protected]). Families must provide complete deviation details and sign the release form.
> Failure to provide Flight Deviation Details by MAY 1 will incur a $200 LATE PLANNING FEE.
Permitted Arrival Locations – NO FEE
PERMITTED (NO FEE): Arriving outside of the Arrival Window and INDEPENDENTLY TRAVELING to the designated meeting point. Families must provide complete deviation details and sign the release form above.
You must be at the designated meeting point by:
SPAIN: 6:00 PM at designated meeting point on arrival day
FRANCE: 6:00 PM at designated meeting point on arrival day
ITALY: 9:00 AM at Rome Airport on arrival day
COSTA RICA: 12:00 PM at Liberia Airport on arrival day
CHINA: 9:00 PM at designated meeting point on arrival day
Permitted Departure Locations – NO FEE
PERMITTED (NO FEE): Departing before the program ends and TRAVEL INDEPENDENTLY to the airport/transportation facility by taxi, private car, with parents, etc.
PERMITTED (NO FEE): Parents picking-up students or students having been authorized to INDEPENDENTLY DEPART the program. (See Designated Program Release Points & Times for guidelines).
*SPI cannot assist with ground transportation arrangements for permitted deviations.
Designated Program Release Points & Times
All students are released from the SPI program at the airport check-in counter in the program site’s airport (i.e. Santander) on the program end date. Below are alternative program release points and times if students will not be departing as scheduled in program itinerary.
Picking Up Child in Program City: Students meet parents at their hotel or at designated meeting point at an agreed upon time. Officially released from SPI on Saturday morning at 9 AM.