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SJU meeting area

We are traveling to PR on 11/30 and going with another couple, kind of. We are flying Southwest and they are flying AirTran. They will be arriving 1.5 hours before us, and we are hoping to establish a meeting point. Can anyone suggest a highly visible restaurant that would work? This is our first trip to PR, and I'm not finding any detailed terminal maps anywhere online. Thanks!

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1. Re: SJU meeting area

To clarify, looking for a meeting spot within the airport.

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2. Re: SJU meeting area

the question is inside or outside the secure area.

I will assume(suggest) inside the secure area, however if they have to pick up their bags they should check if they can wait 2hrs to do it. Not likely.

Otherwise you will have to connect outside of the secure area.

Phone them when you are exiting the plane, let them know your carousel number and they can meet you there. otherwise you can get your bags and meet them at the taxi stand outside the bag pick up or in front of the tourism office or meet back at the counter for AirTran.

If they only have carry on and stay within the secure area, have them meet you at your gate. it will be easy for them to find.

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Here's SJU's new website: http://aeropuertosju.com/en/

As mentioned above, claiming luggage will be a deciding factor because the baggage claim area is located downstairs, outside the secure area. If they don't check luggage, they can hang inside the secure area near your gate. Otherwise, they could wait at Wendy's, which is right across the street from the baggage claim area. There's also a wings restaurant next to Wendy's.

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4. Re: SJU meeting area

Paris, the Wendy's is no more. The building is not there, it was torn down.

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5. Re: SJU meeting area

There's a McDonalds at the airport, if fast food is your thing.

San Juan, Puerto...
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6. Re: SJU meeting area

McD is also out.

Where are you staying? In an hour and a half they can get to the hotel, settle and get a refreshment. Taxi fare is not that expensive within SJ. What if your flight is delayed? That's a long time to wait at an airport. If they do want to wait, then your best option is the buffalo wings restaurant right across baggage claim by the parking lot.

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Thank you all for your comments so far. We are staying on Vieques, so we will be meeting up with them, and sharing the $80 cab ride to Fajardo where we'll catch the ferry. This was not the optimal setup, but we are flying for free with miles, and they found a much cheaper flight on AirTran. We are praying for all flights to be on time, and will be keeping an eye on theirs as well, and adjust our plans accordingly. As for now, the Buffalo Wild Wings is looking like the best plan. How far is that from the baggage claim? When you say across the street, is that literal? Our friends may get lost if it is other than within view of the baggage claim. Thanks again!

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8. Re: SJU meeting area

Oh, ok, if you are going to Vieques and cabbing to Fajardo then it makes perfect sense to wait.

Once you go out of baggage claim you cross the street towards the 4 story parking lot building and the restaurant is by the right side of the entrance. They can always ask for directions.

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"Buffalo Wild Wings is looking like the best plan. How far is that from the baggage claim? When you say across the street, is that literal?"

Yes, Buffalo Wild Wings is literally right across the street from the baggage claim area, at the foot of the parking garage.

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10. Re: SJU meeting area

I would go to the Buffalo Wing Restaurant. At lest you can get a cold Beer and real Food