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What are the next recovery flights to USA #223624
04/03/2020 11:16 AM
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We still have friends staying on St Maarten Dutch side and they would like to know what and when will there be recovery flights to USA . They live in Northeast.

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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223626
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None scheduled. The airport is closed.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223629
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They should contact their us embassy.

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223630
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I know the airport is closed except for cargo; medical emergencies and recovery flights. What I am asking is does anyone know if any flights have been scheduled in the near future. St Maarten doesn't have a US Embassy from what I have heard.

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223631
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Even if someone knew today of some flights . Tomorrow those could change. All airline flights are in flux right now and probably will be for months.

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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223632
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And the answer is no. The last flight information was announces 2 weeks in advance and was cut in half about 2 weeks before the last flight which I believe was 3/31.

Embassy servicing St Maarten is in Curacao.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223634
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Contact INFO:

U.S. Embassy
Wildey Business Park Wildey St.
Michael BB 14006 Barbados, W.I.
Tel: 1-246-227-4000

US Consolate - Martinique

Martinique 011-596-596-75-67-54

SXM Local Police
Tel: 011-599-542-2222

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223635
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Local SXM Police should have phone number for Embassy in Curacao. I did not have the Curacao number and that's why I did not include it in previous post.

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223638
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U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL
U.S. Consulate General in Curacao
United States Consulate General Curacao
P.O. Box 158, J.B. Gorsiraweg 1
Tel +599-9-461-3066, fax +599-9-461-6489

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223639
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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223640
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When I was on the island, I did contact the US Embassy and received the following response. This was on March 16. As you can see, it was basically a waste of time.

Good Day,

We would advise you to first work with your airline and if that doesn’t work, you can book a flight to another island and take your flight to the U.S from there.

Regards,

American Citizens Services

US Embassy Bridgetown & the Eastern Caribbean


Email: BridgetownACS@state.gov


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: ruralcarrier] #223642
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As others have stated, Nothing is currently scheduled. May 4 was mentioned by some US airlines but with the SXM airport basically being closed (for 2 months as discussed the other day) who knows for sure.

And here was another "automated response" I got later on March 16.

Embassy of the United States of America

Bridgetown, BARBADOS

Thank you for your inquiry to the American Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Please note that this e-mail box is not monitored outside of business hours. If this is an emergency outside of business hours, call 246-227-4000 and ask for the Duty Officer.

If you are contacting us to report an emergency concerning an American Citizen, including a missing person, a victim of crime, a child abduction, an injury or illness, or a death of an American Citizen, please call the main Embassy switchboard at (246) 227-4000, where you will be connected to a Duty Officer who is on call 24 hours a day.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: SXMScubaman] #223651
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Thx SXMScubaman.....I just wrote down the info you posted for my own records incase i ever need them.

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223653
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As others have stated, they need to contact the US Embassy in Curacao.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223705
04/04/2020 07:36 AM
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Happening right now.

In case you’re interested, a plane organized by US Consulate and the medical school just arrived to take passengers to Charlotte.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: BillandElaine] #223706
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Elaine. Do you know what time it is leaving. Have a friend that was going to ride it out at her condo and is now realizing maybe they should get back to the states. I’m sure she has missed this flight!

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: BillandElaine] #223707
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Is it an AA flight? Trying to find it on FlightAware and nothing is showing up.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223708
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Not sure. It's a charter for the last of the med students and others who knew about it.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: BillandElaine] #223709
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Still not finding anything other than a mid-sized charter from SC that is inbound now and a flight from Miami FL that appears to have landed a short time ago.


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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223710
04/04/2020 07:53 AM
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Arrived 8:25. Have seen a picture but not clear enough to see livery. Several puppies on the flight too at last minute Several friends are on the flight

It's going to PR

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Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: badbenni] #223711
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With all this info, as I do every day , looking at airport via sunset BB cam and zoomed in to see two medium sized jets on tarmac outside of main terminal. If one is interested, they could wait it out to see them depart. Pax

Re: What are the next recovery flights to USA [Re: kim] #223714
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Kim, sorry. I don't know. It's been on the ground for an hour so it should be gone or going very soon. Bet they want to turn it around real quick.


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