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STT wedding in 1 month #225562
04/26/2020 04:30 PM
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What's the latest situation on STT? We are scheduled to fly in on 5/20 for a wedding. Will STT be open to visitors by then?

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Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225567
04/26/2020 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by cbinparadise
What's the latest situation on STT? We are scheduled to fly in on 5/20 for a wedding. Will STT be open to visitors by then?


St Thomas is starting to slowly shift from the quarantine mentality to getting back to work, some private schools will be opening the beginning of May.
We’ll have a better idea the first week of May.

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: sail445] #225568
04/26/2020 05:53 PM
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Thanks! I cancelled our condo rental last week as they (VRBO) wanted us to pay the remainder of the rental amount. The bride & groom insist that the wedding is going to happen but I have my doubts. Delta has changed our flights so many times I have no idea where we stand with that. Worse case scenario is that we will use those tickets on a later date. I'm just not gonna worry about all of this. But I have to say that destination weddings.....UGH.

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225569
04/26/2020 07:27 PM
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Currently only one Stateside air flight service a day -- the AA from Miami landing mid afternoon. NO other airline has service to STT from the mainland. I certainly doubt the airlines will be in a rush to start scheduling flights and May 20 seems like that would be rushing it.
You can read the Governors Facebook page - for current info -- open to all.

https://stthomassource.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GovernmentHouseUSVI/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDZ93AFMW-Of14qV4PUuOr4EjRqXC7lUnOnc2XjlQ705eVpKOQ8cOLoAaIhEHaB2DAufsgR0W2EJS45

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: LocalSailor] #225570
04/26/2020 07:38 PM
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A friend arrived on a direct flight today from Boston via Jet Blue.
Things are starting to open up a bit.
Things look very positive 👍

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225578
04/27/2020 08:09 AM
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The governor is giving a speech today. He is supposed to lay out the framework for the coming months and a gradual reopening. We will all have a better idea then.

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225610
04/27/2020 05:22 PM
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I just went on Delta.com and our flights have been cancelled. They didn't even send me any sort of notification. Guess they are kinda busy. We were going down on 5/20 and home on 6/1. Wedding "postponed"...
Thanks for all the info. We'll go later this year when things calm down or next Spring.

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Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225612
04/27/2020 06:37 PM
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OK, best wishes for you and for the 'happy' couple. Life sucks sometimes.


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Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225641
04/28/2020 12:02 PM
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We just got notified by Delta our May 3 flight was cancelled...I had already changed the flights the day before...
I'm checking our flights twice daily because they are consolidating and cancelling so many daily...Delta has pulled out of CUN and other areas for the month of May and others are obviously heavily downsizing...

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Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: Carol_Hill] #225686
04/29/2020 11:43 AM
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Thanks Carol. Now they are trying to pick a date in Aug/Sept that works for everyone to reschedule. I think that is too soon for something like this but I'm not in charge. We go often and can go at any time so for us it's not a matter of scheduling. Everyone I've dealt with (Delta, VRBO, rehearsal dinner venue, rental on Tortola) has been very accommodating so I'm happy.

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225687
04/29/2020 11:54 AM
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Yeah, not sure September is the best time to plan a destination wedding in the Caribbean, even without all the Corona stuff..


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Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: Carol_Hill] #225688
04/29/2020 12:06 PM
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I completely agree but they aren't listening to me....LOL. Seems like they are just inviting more stress in their life.

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: Carol_Hill] #225697
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If anything they should plan on early August or late October
When places are open and in full swing.
A September wedding in the Caribbean is like having a party in the morgue.

Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225968
05/03/2020 08:09 PM
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If you plan this for Aug or Sep there is a good chance it won’t happen. That’s not even considering it’s the heart of hurricane season.
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Re: STT wedding in 1 month [Re: cbinparadise] #225974
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I finally got through to them. I said, after living down there from '79 - '86 and visiting 3-4 times a year since, I know what I'm talking about and personally wouldn't plan anything for this year. Between this coronavirus and hurricane season, it is just insane to even try to reschedule until next year. And I told them they need to wait til next Spring...at the earliest. I told them that the Virgin Islands is the last place one would want to risk being sick....or in a hurricane. I really didn't want to interfere but felt I had to as they were trying for August or early September.
Thanks all for your help & info. I copied and pasted several of your replies in my email pleading for them to just settle down and be smart. Apparently it worked. Everyone is relieved....except the bride & groom.
FYI... the groom is my stepson. My husband has heard enough about all of it...lol

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