BEFORE YOU TRAVEL
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Makers Air?
Makers Air (FAA Certificate number N5CA865Y) is a certificated On-Demand / Commuter Air Carrier and holds Economic Authority issued by The Department of Transportation. All flights provided by Makers Air are conducted in accordance with 14 CFR Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations
We have been in business since 2002 with our base of operations at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. We offer both private charters and scheduled service, as well as freight service, to numerous destinations in the Bahamas.
What is the Terms and Conditions Agreement?
These are conditions between Makers Air and the passenger that must be accepted and agreed to prior to any services being engaged.
You may view the Terms and Conditions here.
Can anybody charter an airplane?
Absolutely! Whether a “private charter” (where you charter the entire plane and specify the departure time and destination) or scheduled service (where you book seats on a pre-scheduled flight to a set destination), we do both!
Are all the taxes and fees included in the quoted price?
On all scheduled service fares, the price on your itinerary includes all applicable taxes and fees. However, extra baggage charges, if applicable, are NOT included in this price. On private charters, certain landing fees, customs overtime fees, etc. may not be included in the quoted price. This will depend on the specific charter details (time, destination, etc.) which will be explained by our Charter Coordinator to you.
How do I confirm my tickets?
Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and payment in full are required to secure tickets. Reservations may be made directly online at our website, MakersAir.com, or by calling (954) 771-0330. Makers Air accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. You will receive a confirmation itinerary via email for all tickets and charters.
How early do I need to arrive at the airport?
All passengers must arrive and check-in NO LATER than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
How much luggage can I bring?
Each ticketed passenger (with the exception of lap babies) may check up to 40 lbs. of baggage at no charge. Anything over 40 lbs will be charged an Excess Baggage Fee of $1.75 per pound and is not guaranteed to make the flight, unless a Guaranteed Cargo Delivery block was purchased at least 24 hours in advance. Please see next question below for further details regarding excess baggage.
What happens if my baggage is over the 40lbs allotted to me?
Each passenger is allowed 40 lbs of baggage at no charge. Anything over 40 lbs will be charged an excess baggage weight fee of $1.75 per pound and is NOT guaranteed to make your flight. The only way to guarantee excess baggage to make your flight is if a Guaranteed Cargo Delivery block is purchased at least 24 hours in advance. It is important to note that any items that fly unaccompanied (including passenger excess luggage and guaranteed cargo delivery) are subject to duty and must have receipts and invoices attached. You are responsible for the payment of that duty.
Are there any nearby Ft. Lauderdale hotels that offer a discount if I fly with Makers Air?
Can I park at Makers Air?
Makers Air provides complimentary valet services for our passengers. Simply pull into the Makers Air lot and one of our friendly valet attendants will assist you. Self-parking is not available. Makers Air is not responsible for vehicles or their contents. Please note long term parking is no longer available.
How do I get to Makers Air for my flight?
Makers Air is located at 2331 NW 55th Court, Hangar 19, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.
Approximate drive time to Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) – 20 minutes.
Approximate drive time to Miami International Airport (MIA) – 35-45 minutes.
Approximate drive time to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) – 35-45 minutes
From I-95: Take the Commercial Blvd exit (#32) and head west approximately 2 miles to NW 21st avenue. Make a right turn on NW 21st avenue and follow the road about three quarters of a mile.
From the Turnpike: Take the Commercial Blvd exit (#62) and head east approximately 3 miles to NW 21st avenue. Make a left turn on NW 21st avenue and follow the road about three quarters of a mile.
We are located on the right-hand side of the road in hangar #19. You will see a sign above the bay door that says Makers Air. The office and lobby are located on the left side of the building. Makers Air provides complimentary valet parking for our passengers.
I’m flying into FLL, MIA or PBI airport. How can I get from there to Makers Air?
There are many options for transportation to our hanger – car service, rental cars, Uber, Lyft, and taxis. Please feel free to contact our Reservations team should you desire further information.
Am I allowed to bring liquids, fruits and/or vegetables into the Bahamas or back to the U.S.?
Bahamian Law allows Duty Free (into the Bahamas):
$100 total of duty-free items to visitors
- 1 qt. of liquor OR 1 qt. of wine OR 1 6-pack of beer
- 200 cigarettes OR 50 cigars
- NO FRUITS OR VEGETABLES
U.S. Customs Allowance (into the U.S):
- Conch/Fish: 10 lbs. per person
- Lobster: 6 per person (MUST be more than 6 inches in length)
- NO MEATS, FRUITS, OR VEGETABLES
Where do we clear U.S. Customs & Immigration?
Upon your return to the U.S., the aircraft will taxi immediately to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol offices at 5301 East Perimeter Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309. All items must be removed from the aircraft and each passenger is responsible for his/her own bags. Please stay with your pilot during this process and do not leave the building until instructed to do so. PLEASE NOTE: No mobile phone use is allowed for phone calls or texting while you are in the Customs building.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are welcome to fly with us as long as we are notified AT THE TIME OF BOOKING and all other rules and regulations are followed. Due to regulations, you must call the office, prior to booking your flight, at 954-771-0330 to confirm that there is space available on your flight for your pet. Minimum pet fee is $35 or $2.00 per pound, whichever is greater. The “per pound” pet charge will include the weight of the crate or “carrier”. Pet must remain confined to an FAA-approved carrier for the duration of the flight. Please note that while in our lobby, all pets must remain in their crate or on their leash.
If you are traveling aboard our private charter aircraft (N633AH), only one pet up to 10 lbs is allowed and must remain confined to an FAA-approved carrier for the duration of the flight.