It was the best decision for us to fly on saturday to Labuan Bajo, because we could find a direct flight instead to have a transit at Bali. I recommend to use Batik Air since it started the latest on that day: around 11.40 am. Other flight starts from 6, or 7 or 8 am. This time around we have our children traveling with us and that time was the best for us.
We arrived around 15.15 pm (Flores time which is 1 hour earlier than Jakarta). Thanks to Pak Don Matur, a relative from Ibu Rensi in Tangkul, whom we know previously as a a coffee farmer, we got a quite good 3 stars Hotel with a “Eco-Tourism”-Concept. It has its private beach as well. Its called Parisari Beach Hotel and only around 10 minutes driving from the airport and from the city. Pak Don informed the Hotel already, so we got picked up on our arrival time. Gladly we paid 75k fee for this service. Toyota Rush from the Hotel is spacy enough for us and our luggage.