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ScottieJ
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1745787 - 09/13/17 04:45 PM (96.84.218.149)

jetBlue is posting 9/28 on their reservation system

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pat
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1745794 - 09/13/17 04:58 PM (75.133.113.202)

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BillandElaine said:
Can I just say this? There is not enough food or water for the people already there. Aid that has arrived is sitting on the tarmac as there is no plan to distribute it. Long, long lines in the heat just to get water that you can not drink.

I personally hope they keep the airport closed until they can replenish supplies and not further burden the people of our island.

IMHO




I agree completely, Elaine. They have to stabilize everything before they start allowing people to arrive, even if the early arrivals are island owners. The health and safety needs of the people there need to be met first before others, whatever their status, are allowed to return.

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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: pat]
      #1745798 - 09/13/17 05:11 PM (184.166.21.62)

Does SXM have electricity yet?

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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: sail2wind]
      #1745799 - 09/13/17 05:13 PM (24.209.195.61)

Supposedly it is slowly coming back but two local friends I spoke with personally are still without power.

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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1745804 - 09/13/17 05:53 PM (73.112.165.173)

Quote:

BillandElaine said:
Can I just say this? There is not enough food or water for the people already there. Aid that has arrived is sitting on the tarmac as there is no plan to distribute it. Long, long lines in the heat just to get water that you can not drink.

I personally hope they keep the airport closed until they can replenish supplies and not further burden the people of our island.

IMHO




Finally a post from someone who knows what they are talking about. Posters please read what Elaine is saying, she lives there and is not just guessing, she knows the facts. It's time to realize that your vacations are up in the air. Let's let the residents get their lives back together. You want to help, send money to the relief funds that are available. Let the vacations go. All this worry about your vacations. Think hard about what these people are going through!


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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1745809 - 09/13/17 06:31 PM (75.133.113.202)

Another voice of reason. Thank you, thank you!!

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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1745846 - 09/13/17 08:37 PM (104.249.193.176)

I agree 100 percent with you elaine.....good grief, they all need time to take care of the ones that are already there and get them the basic needs of life....

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sail2wind
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: megamania]
      #1745848 - 09/13/17 08:41 PM (184.166.21.62)

even if Jet Blue does start flying to SXM, what will be open? I would think 6 months would be optimistic time table for any kind of normalcy.

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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1745860 - 09/13/17 09:44 PM (99.240.219.237)

You have spoken wisely Elaine and I sincerely hope everyone heeds your advice. I went to the island in April 1996, 7 months after Hurricane Luis and it was still a big work in progress. I would suggest to those thinking of returning in early 2018 that perhaps they should reconsider. Support the island we all love from a distance and return only when we will be welcomed back as tourists. The people must be given the time to mend their lives and heal from this disaster!

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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: islandgem]
      #1745898 - 09/14/17 07:56 AM (104.55.9.223)

SXM will unfortunately not be ready for tourists for an extended period of time. Looking at the damage that has occurred, the infrastructure must be rebuilt. Tourists would be in the way of reconstruction efforts. The demands for rebuilding materials will be great and will be competing with Texas, Florida, and the other islands hit by Irma. Remember all the materials as well as food and fuel must be brought in by ship (you can't drive a semi convoy to an island like in Texas or Florida). Our friends on SXM need to rebuild their lives and businesses before they are ready for tourists. I suggest that we all contribute to a recognized relief agency serving SXM an amount equal to what we would have spent on the island during any vacation we had planned there for the next 6 - 8 months. This would be a small repayment for the times we enjoyed on our favorite island. Remember it is the people of SXM who are important now. Let's give them a helping hand and a chance to rebuild.

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