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More problems for the airport? #218361
02/22/2020 10:22 AM
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Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline OP
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Daily Herald story

Is this going to hold up the money from Holland for the airport?


Carol Hill
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Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218364
02/22/2020 10:35 AM
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Progress tends to be complicated on Sxm .

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218378
02/22/2020 11:42 AM
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Hope not. Enough is enough.

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218445
02/22/2020 08:24 PM
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Being worked on . The work will start in April and completed December 2022.

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Kennys] #218446
02/22/2020 08:25 PM
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Lesley--so this will not be an issue, for obtaining the money from the Dutch??


Carol Hill
Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218460
02/23/2020 08:12 AM
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Just a replacement is needed.

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: BGH] #218461
02/23/2020 08:28 AM
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Why is progress so slow?

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: PelicanPirate] #218463
02/23/2020 08:47 AM
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I believe local government is part of the problem.


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Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Kennys] #218468
02/23/2020 09:48 AM
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Lesley--I was under the impression that it was very difficult to find someone to fill the position that the Dutch would approve. That is the reason why I thought it may delay the money.


Carol Hill
Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218471
02/23/2020 10:04 AM
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The position will be filled by a Dutch person Carol.

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Kennys] #218472
02/23/2020 10:06 AM
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OK


Carol Hill
Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218483
02/23/2020 11:36 AM
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Dec. 2022 ? that's almost 2 more years, I don't recall that it took that long to build it when replacing the little yellow shacks.
Do you think there may be bigger untold problems ahead ?

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: WLE] #218491
02/23/2020 12:19 PM
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All that will take to totally derail and perhaps irrevocably damage the economy and infrastructure (such as the airport) is another large hurricane. God forbid.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: BeachKitten] #218500
02/23/2020 01:05 PM
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Leona--please don't even think that could happen..


Carol Hill
Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218508
02/23/2020 02:15 PM
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Thanks Carol.

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218512
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The airport is functioning and as long as I can land and depart that is all that really matters.

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218517
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Leona--please don't even think that could happen..


It's already happening. It's called hurricane "SXM government".

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218532
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I remember the old airport and it was not that bad, kind of what I expected for the Caribbean. As long as I can get through in a reasonable time, works for me - my experience in Jan was ok.

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Seaisle] #218536
02/23/2020 06:25 PM
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Ours in January was better than OK due in part to the Sunday arrival and Friday departures. It's amazing that it took us more than 30 years to learn that the airlines (no matter which one) cut you a break if you did not do the Saturday to Saturday travel. Yes, I know that we are giving up a day or two but with 3 weeks it is ok. I suppose that qualifies us for dullest tacks in the pack.

Now we are flexible to go whenever we want and the flight costs are insane no matter when. Starting to look at other islands or even the keys. Affordable but not SXM.
TG

Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Tom] #218553
02/23/2020 08:57 PM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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Originally Posted by Tom
Ours in January was better than OK due in part to the Sunday arrival and Friday departures. It's amazing that it took us more than 30 years to learn that the airlines (no matter which one) cut you a break if you did not do the Saturday to Saturday travel. Yes, I know that we are giving up a day or two but with 3 weeks it is ok. I suppose that qualifies us for dullest tacks in the pack.

Now we are flexible to go whenever we want and the flight costs are insane no matter when. Starting to look at other islands or even the keys. Affordable but not SXM.
TG


We did Sunday to Friday this last trip, and agree that it's ok if you have three weeks. We were actually able to get decent Saturday to Friday fares for our next visit; we always leave on Friday just to avoid the Saturday airport chaos, as well as the early checkout times for our timeshare.


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Re: More problems for the airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #218704
02/25/2020 10:56 AM
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We use to travel on Fridays, but with the problems people seem to
be having, we are leaving on Thursday this April.

Also the return flight on Friday was 3 times more than Thursday!!


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