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AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights #301802
05/26/2023 12:40 PM
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Ahoy Captains,

American Airlines completed a successful Test Run of its Direct Flight from Miami (MIA) to the BVI (EIS) on Thur 25 May '23.
AA has also announced it has Doubled the number of scheduled flights in June '23 due to high demand.

https://bvinews.com/american-airlines-conducts-successful-test-flights-to-bvi/
https://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/aa-aircraft-lands-in-vi-on-test-flight

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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #301810
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But now the airport is closed for the day today ! Good lord . Get your act together EIS .


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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Sandsailsun] #301841
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Yeah, and Chris and Ashley are coming in tomorrow...sigh

Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #301875
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I hope AA increases MIA-EIS flights. RT for this route in June is now up to $2800!! In July it drops to $1424. I'm sticking to ferries or fly thru SJU to Beef.

Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: hallucination] #301888
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Originally Posted by hallucination
Yeah, and Chris and Ashley are coming in tomorrow...sigh


I sure hope they were able to make it ! Hoping to see you all


Kim

Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Husker] #301890
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Unlike some of the jankie little planes that fly into our "international" doh airports in the BVI, the Embraer 175 is a real airplane, i.e., outfitted with jet engines. Seventy six seats if configured with a first class cabin (as is AA's - 12 seats) and because it's a jet, the flight time from Miami is only two hours. AA should make a healthy profit on this run if it can routinely get a decent passenger complement that will increase as the service becomes more utilized - and if that happens, ticket prices will decrease.

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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #301998
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So how do you get into MIA in time to catch this flight?

I let AA try and set this up from DCA-MIA-EIS

7 hrs total travel time down and 8hrs coming back.
$1530 and your there.

DCA 8:25 AM - EIS 3:23 PM 6h 58m
1 stopOpens 1 stop details for DCA to EIS, departing at 8:25 AM
DCA - MIA AA 458 7M8-Boeing 737MAX 8 Passenger

EIS 2:16 PM - DCA 10:19 PM 8h 3m
1 stopOpens 1 stop details for EIS to DCA, departing at 2:16 PM
EIS - MIA AA 3989 E75-Embraer 175
MIA - DCA AA 2648 738-Boeing 737

Think I'll be going back to STT and the ferry next time.


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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #302000
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Anyone here on the first flight(s) tomorrow or know anyone that is?


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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Carol_Hill] #302001
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We leave Sunday (6/4), but are flying JetBlue on the way there. We are on the AA EIS-MIA route on the return (6/14). I'll report back here, unless someone beats me to it.

Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: cwoody] #302003
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On Dec. 12 it's $417, O/W, leaving at 6:45 am. I use Google Flights and play with the dates. For us, getting in at 2:30 is a game changer: no hotels, no taxis, and we're at our house by 4:00 pm, in time to check everything out in daylight.

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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Husker] #302007
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One of the problems at EIS is their high fuel prices along with very high handling fees. It is costing my family between $1000-$2000 to land a small turboprop from Vero Beach Florida.. Usually we just land, passengers get off and the plane goes to STT to stay there for a week or 2. Fuel prices at STT are much lower and it it is very convenient for the pilot to get a plane flight to go home and them again come down to STT to pick up the plane and go to EIS to pick up passengers.

Fuel prices today Jet A St Thomas $4.55/gal Tortola $9.55/gal

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Wow! $5 a gallon difference. That is huge!


Go Irish!!

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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #302033
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Airports charge vastly different prices even in the US. You can mitigate that by tankering fuel at many airports. Because of the short runway at EIS you can’t tanker fuel inbound. That gives them a captive market and they appear to be making the most of it!

Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: RatmansWife] #302034
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
For us, getting in at 2:30 is a game changer: no hotels, no taxis,.


It is nice getting in a little earlier.

It is nice that if you choose to fly, there is now another option vs flying thru SJU.

Our Jet Blue flight from DCA - SJU - EIS in May also got us in at around 2:30pm.
( w/ 2hr SJU lay over on the way down, 4hr on the way home)


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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #302041
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The direct flight from DCA to SJU is a great option. Unfortunately we have only had three-flight options until now, which meant staying overnight somewhere or arriving after 5:30, then crossing after dark in a small boat.

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First flights today!!! Cross your fingers folks

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Originally Posted by VirginGordaResident
First flights today!!!


En route...
Envoy Air 3989


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They made it!!!

Smooth Landing!!

Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #302054
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Ahoy Captains,

Just watched AA3990 pass over Fat Hog Bay on final approach to landing here in the BVI (EIS).

A Very Good Day for Everyone!

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Re: AA Direct to BVI (EIS) has Test Run and Doubles June Flights [Re: Brent] #302064
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Saw the FB posts today. I wonder how long it took to clear all those passengers through C&I. Last time I flew in on Cape with 7 passengers it took 30 minutes……

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Originally Posted by MIDiver
Saw the FB posts today. I wonder how long it took to clear all those passengers through C&I. Last time I flew in on Cape with 7 passengers it took 30 minutes……

Hey MIDiver - It must have been a bad day. Came thru on a full (30+ passengers) Silver Air flight in April and C&I was a breeze.

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Originally Posted by Husker
Originally Posted by MIDiver
Saw the FB posts today. I wonder how long it took to clear all those passengers through C&I. Last time I flew in on Cape with 7 passengers it took 30 minutes……

Hey MIDiver - It must have been a bad day. Came thru on a full (30+ passengers) Silver Air flight in April and C&I was a breeze.


It’s all about timing however it will always be less than last in line at the ferry dock with 100 people ahead of you!

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Originally Posted by MIDiver
Saw the FB posts today. I wonder how long it took to clear all those passengers through C&I. Last time I flew in on Cape with 7 passengers it took 30 minutes……

Hey MIDiver - It must have been a bad day. Came thru on a full (30+ passengers) Silver Air flight in April and C&I was a breeze.


It’s all about timing however it will always be less than last in line at the ferry dock with 100 people ahead of you!


Very true George - a reason we opt for either air or a water taxi from St Thomas. 😎

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Direct vs Non-stop - there is a difference!

MIA-EIS is Non-Stop

EIS-STT-MIA is Direct if there is a stop, but no change of planes.

(Pet peeve of mine, get it right)

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Originally Posted by jphart
Direct vs Non-stop - there is a difference!

MIA-EIS is Non-Stop

EIS-STT-MIA is Direct if there is a stop, but no change of planes.

(Pet peeve of mine, get it right)


LOL, god forbid I ever get this one wrong in front of my better half :-)


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