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0736 Cape Air flights cancelled #198708
06/27/2019 05:05 AM
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Just to let everyone know Cape Air has canceled all 0736am flights out of SJU to Tortola until December 13.

Now does anyone have any ideas for now a 7 hour layover starting at 0330am?

How do I tell the 5’2” blonde in my life? LOL

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Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198709
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Originally Posted by Bri Cin MD
Just to let everyone know Cape Air has canceled all 0736am flights out of SJU to Tortola until December 13.

Now does anyone have any ideas for now a 7 hour layover starting at 0330am?

How do I tell the 5’2” blonde in my life? LOL


Tell her you are going to fly into STT and take the ferry to Tortola.

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198712
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With the flight change you should be eligible for a refund. Rebook on another carrier. If you choose the STT ferry option let me explain the process going home.
1. Cab to Roadtown ferry dock.
2. Discover planned ferry canceled
3. Stand in long line in sun for different ferry. Pay double the local rate.
4. Stand in line to pay exit taxes.
5. Stand in line for ferry security which is a joke.
6. Discover ferry at least an hour late.
7. Stand in line to board.
8. Arrive STT and circle while another ferry unloads.
9. Stand in line to get off ferry.
10. Stand in long line for customs with the added benefit of getting gassed by boat exhaust the first 10 minutes.
11. Cab to airport.
12. Stand in line to check bags
13. Stand in line for customs again. Long slow line.
14. Stand in line to handover checked bags to screening.
15. Stand in long be line for security. Slow moving line.
16. Stand in line to board aircraft. AC inop in terminal.
17. Board aircraft. Never so happy to be wedged into airline seat even though hot, sweaty and thirsty!
18. 5’2” blonde discusses divorce during flight home!

Flying to SJU option.
1. Cab ride to EIS airport
2. Stand in short line to checkin and check bags.
3. Short security line into room with AC.
4. Walk out and quickly board.
5. Arrive SJU, Quick customs and immigration with AC.
7. Have decent meal at airport with AC.
8. Board flight home.
9. Discuss wonderful vacation during flight with 5’2” blonde. Plan to come back soon.

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198713
06/27/2019 06:53 AM
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Has something changed...decent meal and SJU were never used in the same neighborhood before....

I've done both travel options, but I've never had a ferry canceled...can't say the same for a SJU-EIS flight however. YMMV


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Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198715
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Tell the blonde you’re booking a room in the San Juan airport hotel, which has been refurbished. A few hours’ sleep after a red eye will leave you refreshed and ready to enjoy your first day of vacation, rather than wasting that day sleeping.

Our experience pretty much mirrors George’s. The SJU food isn’t great, but the new Margaritaville is okay, as is the new coffee shop.

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198717
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We had a good meal at Margaritaville also.
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Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: RatmansWife] #198719
06/27/2019 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Tell the blonde you’re booking a room in the San Juan airport hotel, which has been refurbished. A few hours’ sleep after a red eye will leave you refreshed and ready to enjoy your first day of vacation, rather than wasting that day sleeping.

Our experience pretty much mirrors George’s. The SJU food isn’t great, but the new Margaritaville is okay, as is the new coffee shop.


Good plan.

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198738
06/27/2019 09:32 AM
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The A/C in the SJU airport is the coldest I've experienced. That must be to keep the Medalla Light frozen. If you decide to rough it, bring something to keep you warm.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: GeorgeC1] #198759
06/27/2019 01:17 PM
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Thank you to everyone for the laughs at work today. 5 mins after posting this. I found the SJU airport hotel, looks fine for a few hours. So that is the plan for now.

We our seasoned travelers and we did hear about all the fun traveling through St. Thomas.



The 5’2” blond is not a fan of long ferry rides.

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: GeorgeC1] #198760
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
With the flight change you should be eligible for a refund. Rebook on another carrier. If you choose the STT ferry option let me explain the process going home.
1. Cab to Roadtown ferry dock.
2. Discover planned ferry canceled
3. Stand in long line in sun for different ferry. Pay double the local rate.
4. Stand in line to pay exit taxes.
5. Stand in line for ferry security which is a joke.
6. Discover ferry at least an hour late.
7. Stand in line to board.
8. Arrive STT and circle while another ferry unloads.
9. Stand in line to get off ferry.
10. Stand in long line for customs with the added benefit of getting gassed by boat exhaust the first 10 minutes.
11. Cab to airport.
12. Stand in line to check bags
13. Stand in line for customs again. Long slow line.
14. Stand in line to handover checked bags to screening.
15. Stand in long be line for security. Slow moving line.
16. Stand in line to board aircraft. AC inop in terminal.
17. Board aircraft. Never so happy to be wedged into airline seat even though hot, sweaty and thirsty!
18. 5’2” blonde discusses divorce during flight home!

Flying to SJU option.
1. Cab ride to EIS airport
2. Stand in short line to checkin and check bags.
3. Short security line into room with AC.
4. Walk out and quickly board.
5. Arrive SJU, Quick customs and immigration with AC.
7. Have decent meal at airport with AC.
8. Board flight home.
9. Discuss wonderful vacation during flight with 5’2” blonde. Plan to come back soon.



This is really funny...we are previous STT ferry people who like the SJU route and dont mind Margaritaville food...

Of course I married a brunette so that may be part of it

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: GeorgeC1] #198765
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
We had a good meal at Margaritaville also.
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Food not bad but $12 for a beer?


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Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: captmoby] #198766
06/27/2019 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by captmoby
Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
We had a good meal at Margaritaville also.
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Food not bad but $12 for a beer?


$22 for a cheeseburger

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198767
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There's a great wine bar right near Margaritaville. They also have cocktails, beer, and local food. It's a nice option from Margaritaville and doesn't feel like you're eating at a chain. Highly recommend the lentil soup with chorizo.

Cheers.

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #198769
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Thanks - I'll Make a note of this for next year

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198774
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Sadly we're coming up on 3 years since we've last been down. But we've arrived late (or I suppose really early!) as well and then had a flight the next morning. Staying at the hotel is the way to go. We once roughed it and just waiting because we thought getting a room for 3-4 hours was a waste. It wouldn't have been.

As far as food, there's a restaurant in the Jetblue terminal that we always found to be decent. Haven't been to margaritaville there since we last flew American which was a long time ago.


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Originally Posted by Bri Cin MD
Just to let everyone know Cape Air has canceled all 0736am flights out of SJU to Tortola until December 13.

Now does anyone have any ideas for now a 7 hour layover starting at 0330am?


Air Sunshine SJU-EIS 604 0930
https://www.airsunshine.com/flight-schedule.html

We found Margarita beers @ $10.00 each! (Doubt that is needed early am, but maybe on the return)


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Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: NCSailor] #198785
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Originally Posted by NCSailor
Originally Posted by captmoby
Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
We had a good meal at Margaritaville also.
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Food not bad but $12 for a beer?


$22 for a cheeseburger

What a deal!!

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198786
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We had great sandwiches and drinks yesterday at Landshark. It is $$$ tho.
Btw, probably the rudest people ever work at the SJU airport!
But we love flying to EIS, very friendly and helpful!

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: jphart] #198792
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Originally Posted by jphart
Originally Posted by Bri Cin MD
Just to let everyone know Cape Air has canceled all 0736am flights out of SJU to Tortola until December 13.

Now does anyone have any ideas for now a 7 hour layover starting at 0330am?


Air Sunshine SJU-EIS 604 0930
https://www.airsunshine.com/flight-schedule.html

We found Margarita beers @ $10.00 each! (Doubt that is needed early am, but maybe on the return)


Originally Posted by jphart
Originally Posted by Bri Cin MD
Just to let everyone know Cape Air has canceled all 0736am flights out of SJU to Tortola until December 13.

Now does anyone have any ideas for now a 7 hour layover starting at 0330am?


Air Sunshine SJU-EIS 604 0930
https://www.airsunshine.com/flight-schedule.html

We found Margarita beers @ $10.00 each! (Doubt that is needed early am, but maybe on the return)




Air Sunshine first flight is 1230pm that day I checked

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198885
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Well,

I woke up to a wonderful email this morning of your Silver airways flight time has changed to 1045 am. from 1000 am. Glad I booked the SJU hotel already.

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It may change again before you go. Stay flexible!

Re: 0736 Cape Air flights cancelled [Re: Bri Cin MD] #198891
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Originally Posted by Bri Cin MD
Well,

I woke up to a wonderful email this morning of your Silver airways flight time has changed to 1045 am. from 1000 am. Glad I booked the SJU hotel already.


Same for my flight in September


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