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kim
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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: jerber160]
      #1733044 - 05/17/17 08:22 AM (24.151.114.250)

Just google st Barth commuter. That's the name of the airline. I just booked online. Not sure if there is a savings if you do it at the airport. But because we wanted the earliest and latest flights we booked in advance. Took taxi to town and shopped a bit. Then took Taxi to St Jean Beach. Hung out at the Tom Beach Hotel. Have done Nikki Beach and just "too much" for us, wanted to try Eden Rock but wallet said Tom Beach! Nice day and then we just walked up to the airport!!

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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: jerber160]
      #1733046 - 05/17/17 08:35 AM (96.233.64.115)

Commuter refers to St Barth Commuter, the only airline with scheduled service between SFG and SBH. Their website is http://www.stbarthcommuter.com/en/

Make sure you're looking at flights between SFG and SBH, not SXM and SBH. SXM flights are a whole different story, and will not work for you on St Barth Commuter. SXM flights work for Winair, but at a different hassle and likely price point.


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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: Bahston]
      #1733066 - 05/17/17 12:12 PM (173.70.77.40)

I would contact Win-Air, based in St. Maarten.

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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: JoeC047]
      #1733070 - 05/17/17 01:04 PM (47.192.9.53)

As others have said, IF your goal is St. Barts, it is cheaper and easier to fly out of the French side airport.

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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: JoeC047]
      #1733076 - 05/17/17 03:53 PM (24.151.114.250)

I wouldn't fly Win-Air. Much easier and quicker Flying out of Grand Case on SBC. . Nice small airport. Little planes. Almost like taking a shuttle. Super quick. Just know they will check your lotion going over, but not on the return, but honestly not a big deal!

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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: kim]
      #1733080 - 05/17/17 04:28 PM (198.180.162.5)

Flying out of SXM you pay all of the usual SXM Departure/Taxes and fees. Flying out of SFG, the taxes/fees are considerably lower.

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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: kim]
      #1733143 - 05/18/17 11:41 AM (173.70.77.40)

Kim, did you fly Winair previously?

Edited by JoeC047 (05/18/17 11:43 AM)


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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: JoeC047]
      #1733144 - 05/18/17 11:50 AM (47.192.9.53)

Joe--the point is that you are dealing with the French side airport, which has a teeny percentage of the amount of pax that PJIA does, so immigration/security/etc., is a breeze and there's no departure tax, flying from a French airport to a French airport, so it's also cheaper.

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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1733146 - 05/18/17 12:06 PM (24.151.114.250)

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Carol_Hill said:
Joe--the point is that you are dealing with the French side airport, which has a teeny percentage of the amount of pax that PJIA does, so immigration/security/etc., is a breeze and there's no departure tax, flying from a French airport to a French airport, so it's also cheaper.




Joe - yes this is why, its a breeze in and out of Grand Case and not having to deal with PJIA


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Re: Help with day trip by plane [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1733156 - 05/18/17 02:13 PM (173.70.77.40)

Points well taken, I'd still prefer the ferry to Anguilla for a nice day trip!

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