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A new airfare high #283921
06/06/2022 02:27 PM
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Just priced tickets through AA’s website roundtrip from SJU to EIS in late July. 1183 dollars roundtrip!!
Kayak came up with a 276 dollar fare.

Last edited by GeorgeC1; 06/06/2022 02:29 PM.
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Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #283927
06/06/2022 04:31 PM
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Is this Cape Air vs. InterCaribbean?

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #283931
06/06/2022 04:50 PM
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Im seeing about $300 RT SJU-EIS in July. I have made the trip LAX to Tortola 74 times in the past 41 years and only 4 times thru San Juan and each time I did go thru San Juan something happened to make me ask myself WHY!! Bad connections, no connections, lost baggage, stolen belongings out of baggage. St Thomas has been basically flawless 1981 to present. I often spend the night of arrival and departure on St Thomas but that's because im getting older and like to walk.

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #283934
06/06/2022 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Just priced tickets through AA’s website roundtrip from SJU to EIS in late July. 1183 dollars roundtrip!!
Kayak came up with a 276 dollar fare.


I remember when AA was flying into EIS and we could fly Boston to EIS via SJU all on AA and it wasn't that expensive!


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Re: A new airfare high [Re: RatmansWife] #283935
06/06/2022 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Is this Cape Air vs. InterCaribbean?


I didn’t look at the specific airline. I just priced it on American’s website.

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #283959
06/06/2022 09:40 PM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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spent $50/minute today because Cape Air has cancelled everything for today. I suspect Friday will be the same


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Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #285003
06/22/2022 11:37 AM
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Our one-way business class tickets in December cost us $679/each. The exact same tickets, purchased today, are $1704! This is American through Miami and San Juan. Even economy seats are now more than we paid.

They changed the first leg from a 737 to an Embraer, so no idea if our carry-ons will fit in the cabin. Fortunately we opted for a long layover. There is a cheaper option through Charlotte with a 35 minute layover, but that's asking for trouble.

This could be a tough travel season for the BVI.

Re: A new airfare high [Re: calsail] #285005
06/22/2022 12:09 PM
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“…because im getting older and like to walk.”

Calsail - Instead of running?

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #285077
06/23/2022 02:52 PM
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We just got back from the BVI's and met lots of folks that were full of horror stories from the airlines. Mainly from San Juan to Beef and back to San Juan. Apparently, they're doing whatever it takes to maximize revenue/capacity on each plane. Consolidating flights, causing 5-7 hour delays, holding people over to the next morning etc. etc. making sure the plane doesn't fly unless it's absolutely FULL. (Heard these stories about Cape Air, Inter-Caribbean and Silver) I'm starting to think that the flight to St. Thomas may not be all that bad next time. Hopefully a couple taxis and a couple ferries later we'll get to where we are going. Flying into Beef is nice but gosh it's expensive and difficult!

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #285081
06/23/2022 03:35 PM
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We fly direct into STT and get to VG in one day. In over 20 years of traveling into STT we have only been delayed once with no real significant loss of $
Once the new Frenchmans Reef opens I may start adding an overnight but for now I just live with one long travel day.

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #285084
06/23/2022 03:40 PM
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I fly always to STT and stay overnight at The Emerald Beach ( if I can)...dinner in Frenchtown, nice breakfast next morning and ferry. You can keep San Juan thanks.

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #285104
06/24/2022 08:27 AM
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Vero Beach, Fl and South Sound...
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I always fly into STT to get there by 1;30 PM so I can make the 2::30 ferry and then the 4:30 Speedy ferry to VG.


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Re: A new airfare high [Re: Manpot] #285106
06/24/2022 08:44 AM
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Thanks for the Emerald Beach tip Mal - we stayed there a couple weeks ago headed north. Not Fancy, but the beach bar is great people watching territory.


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Re: A new airfare high [Re: gordapeak] #285124
06/24/2022 11:04 AM
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Flying diret to beef island next may from birmingham 754.00

Re: A new airfare high [Re: Michael Gadilhe] #285128
06/24/2022 11:18 AM
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An island state of mind
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There aren't any direct flights from Birmingham to EIS. 2 stops minimum.

Re: A new airfare high [Re: GeorgeC1] #285147
06/24/2022 02:09 PM
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"Direct'; and "Non Stop" mean two very different things in airplane speak...

Re: A new airfare high [Re: Manpot] #285156
06/24/2022 03:20 PM
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After the mess we had last trip we are avoiding EIS-SJU route at all costs from now on. I will take a flight to STT and a water taxi anytime over that catastrophe. Glad I booked our upcoming trips before the fuel price explosion - our January trip is more than double what I paid……


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