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Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info #287000
08/04/2022 08:22 PM
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Hello,

We are headed to the BVIs during the first week of April. There are several flight options I'm looking at and some of them would require getting from SJU to EIS independent of our other flights. I can check flights for Silver and Cape Air but curious about the current situation for charter flights. We did a charter once and it was really nice - but that company is now out of business. Who are the current dependable operators and anyone have any idea of approximate price for the one-way trip with six passengers? I like having a rough idea of pricing before I bother them for a quote.

Also, are most people booking flights for April right now or waiting a while? The fares are decent, but not great and I've certainly seen better. We are flying from Portland, Oregon but might stop for a night or two in San Juan on the way down - or we might not.

Thanks for any insight!

Matt

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Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: snmhanson] #287001
08/04/2022 08:51 PM
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Think about St Thomas and ferry..

Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: Manpot] #287008
08/05/2022 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Manpot
Think about St Thomas and ferry..


When planning our trip, I consider both options.
When the price difference between flying directly into EIS vs the ferry drops below $200,
I start looking at the SJU-IES option. Jet Blue out of DCA managed to do this last year.

Right now, the (IAD/DCA)-SJU-EIS option for end of April 2023 is $300 pp more than IAD-STT (Ferry) option.

It's the ferry for us.


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Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: cwoody] #287009
08/05/2022 11:48 AM
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What do the numbers you are comparing include? Just flights? Ferry, taxi?

Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: snmhanson] #287014
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We have used Island Birds for many trips, mostly between SJU and VG and sometimes between STT and VG. Cost will depend on the size of plane you need.

STT is a nightmare of an airport to fly out of so there were trips we flew into STT and back thru SJU. Going private saves time and is very convenient as a rep meets you and handles the luggage.

Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: snmhanson] #287015
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Cleo - can you clarify where the rep meets you and handles luggage? We’ve flown IB many times between STT and EIS - they have handled the luggage on arrival at EIS (onto the customs belts) but that is the only place. We carry bags from STT arrival to gate 10 and then to the plane and from the plane to STT immigration and onward when re-entering.

Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: snmhanson] #287019
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At SJU.

During prior trips, they met us when we landed and drove us in a van to the main part of the terminal and handled our luggage thru C&I, thru USDA and to the check in counter. Last trip, they took us by van to the FBO terminal where we cleared C&I and then drove to the main terminal and again handled the luggage until we reached the check in counter.

At STT, we met the pilot at that gate at the end of the terminal. We do not fly home thru STT.

Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: Manpot] #287037
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Originally Posted by Manpot
Think about St Thomas and ferry..


Agree.

We are currently on Sea Tiger and going thru San Juan. We had a 4 hr delay on morning flight from San Juan (beautiful weather) after overnighting in SJU.

Also return flight, after booking and several weeks before travel, our return trip got changed for departure from SJU to ATL to add an overnight stay in San Juan. Fortunately, my present schedule can allow this.

I would suggest STT (which we usually do) and perhaps overnight in STT if you choose. Water taxi for your group or ferry


Wes
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Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: snmhanson] #287052
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For connecting in SJU - We have used Air Margarita - amazing customer service, husband and wife team. One call, They meet you at the gate, take you through the back way of the airport and each time we have been off the ground before our incoming flight was completely unloaded. They are great communicators and never left us hanging. https://airmargarita.com/rates

Call or text Carmen at 1-787-550-4294.

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Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: snmhanson] #287057
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We have neighbors who fly in from the West Coast, spend the night in San Juan and charter from Luis Ribas, which is closer to the old town and cheaper.

Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: DEL] #287082
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Originally Posted by DEL
What do the numbers you are comparing include? Just flights? Ferry, taxi?



The numbers are just for the flights. When doing a comparison, I include all the above.


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Re: Latest SJU>EIS Charter Flight Info [Re: cwoody] #287086
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Thanks.


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