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sail2wind
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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748173 - 09/29/17 08:53 PM (184.166.21.62)

good to hear, but I heard they had no air controller tower and only medical and flights of necessity were flying in as they have no electricity, water, or fuel

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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: sail2wind]
      #1748183 - 09/29/17 09:46 PM (107.77.253.3)

I don't know, but I saw several flights just to Miami for today, so I don't think that's true.

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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748277 - 09/30/17 07:15 PM (66.169.72.249)

Commercial flights are operating. Getting back to full operations will take time. Monitor your flights for possible rebooking. Another consideration is personal safety. There are a lot of desperate people in Puerto Rico. Be careful out there.
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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: Kunderwater]
      #1748362 - 10/02/17 10:14 AM (168.196.127.18)

Please delay your charter.

Puerto Rico and the SVI's are not ready to accept tourism. We are still very much in recovery mode. Culebra probably won't have electricity until next year. PDR is operating with limited services and there are a lot of damaged vessels sitting in the marina. My best guess is that it will be December before anything is functioning at a level where it would be responsible to send a bareboat charter out.


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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: cruzan1]
      #1748368 - 10/02/17 10:52 AM (108.213.0.118)

Delta is up to 7 flights a day to SJU. Passengers on flights inbound to SJU are limited to 3 checked bags to preserve space for relief supplies. Passengers into STT and SXM will be limited to 2 checked bags due to runway length.

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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1748369 - 10/02/17 11:08 AM (73.255.141.246)

Runway length at SXM??? Huh? SXM can land and take off 747's. Regardless, as of today, SXM is not open for regular commercial flights yet. The terminal was destroyed, the fence was destroyed, as well as the instrument system.

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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748370 - 10/02/17 11:42 AM (168.196.127.18)

Airport is getting better. FAA brought in new radar equipment and it seems to be working now. JetBlue stood up on Friday and released an initiative program to help Puerto Rico - in unison they added a bunch of flights over the next three weeks, capped fares, and are not charging luggage fees in or out. This was an amazing act and I wish the other airlines would follow suit.

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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: cruzan1]
      #1748373 - 10/02/17 01:02 PM (108.213.0.118)

Delta and I believe American have done all the same things.

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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748374 - 10/02/17 01:04 PM (108.213.0.118)

Quote:

Carol_Hill said:
Runway length at SXM??? Huh? SXM can land and take off 747's. Regardless, as of today, SXM is not open for regular commercial flights yet. The terminal was destroyed, the fence was destroyed, as well as the instrument system.




STT has a 7000 foot runway, SXM is 7400 feet. SJU is 10,400 feet.


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Re: Upcoming SVI Charter [Re: GeorgeC1]
      #1748375 - 10/02/17 01:09 PM (73.255.141.246)

OK. But, as I said, SXM is not open to commercial flights yet. Supposed to be 'soon', whatever that means..

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