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Private flights #244942
01/14/2021 08:59 PM
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Can someone tell me what companies are still flying into EIS from San Juan?

Thanks!

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Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #244945
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I got a quote from Cape Air but the price was ridiculous.

Re: Private flights [Re: mfringsley] #244954
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did you get a quote for a private jet or their regular flights??? I have credit on cape Air for 2 RT to VG but now it will basically only cover 1 way.

Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #244956
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Inter Caribbean, Cape Air

Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #244962
01/15/2021 08:14 AM
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Cape Air, InterCaribbean, Silver, and Air Sunshine have regularly scheduled flights (non charter).

Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #245004
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It was a quote for private including 8 passengers. The total round trip was nearly $6kusd. That was for SJU to EIS and back again.

Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #245014
01/15/2021 02:02 PM
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http://www.flybode.com/

should be half that price

also check out www.viairlink.com for private trip SJu to EIS

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Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #245017
01/15/2021 02:29 PM
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We used Island Birds many times from SJU and later, out of a private local airport, many times. It isn't a budget option but you get what you pay for, a seamless, quick transfer. It truly feels like the vacation starts when the ground crew meets you. And they have a cooler of icy cold beer in the plane.

Re: Private flights [Re: mfringsley] #245030
01/15/2021 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mfringsley
It was a quote for private including 8 passengers. The total round trip was nearly $6kusd. That was for SJU to EIS and back again.

You don't need private if you don't want to spend $6k. Intercaribbean is around $232 round trip.

Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #245031
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The private side is a bit overrated. I have never taken more than 20 minutes to get through customs in SJU with checked bags. The real advantage of going private is a destination like Anegada with no scheduled service.

Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #245033
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I like private if we have close to the right number to fill the plane as it is much less hassle and we can get out that afternoon on the boat. As Jason and George point out it is a lot more money but has head cat herder I find it is worth it in some cases.

Make sure your round trip fee quote includes the fee (I forget the name) that is built into other commercial ticket prices

We use Island Birds...

Re: Private flights [Re: macaroni] #245164
01/17/2021 01:38 PM
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I received this quote on 1/6 through Island Birds:

✈We can accommodate your party of 3 with a five-passenger twin engine Piper Aztec.

**********THIS QUOTE IS VALID FOR 48HRS ONLY, IT IS NOT A CONFIRMATION**********
Our non-refundable rates are as follows:
10 FEB 21 San Juan – Beef Island $2175
21 FEB 21 Beef Island – San Juan $2175
Total trip cost would be $4350

(Please make sure you are aware of the Isla Grande option)
10 FEB 21 Isla Grande – Beef Island $1675
21 FEB 21 Beef Island – Isla Grande $1675
Total trip cost would be $3350

✈Our rates do not include the BVI Arrival Tax of $10 per person.
✈Our rates do not include the BVI Departure Tax of $50 per person.

Re: Private flights [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #245167
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Originally Posted by mfringsley
It was a quote for private including 8 passengers. The total round trip was nearly $6kusd. That was for SJU to EIS and back again.

You don't need private if you don't want to spend $6k. Intercaribbean is around $232 round trip.


Am I the only person who had trouble getting Intercaribbean to respond to booking requests? At least for two trips, I called and emailed the, repeatedly and they didn’t respond so I gave up. Could it be that they don’t fly to VG?

We flew Island Birds out of the alternative airport in February. SJU upped fees to crazy levels, which is why they are offering a different option.

Re: Private flights [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #245192
01/17/2021 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Originally Posted by mfringsley
It was a quote for private including 8 passengers. The total round trip was nearly $6kusd. That was for SJU to EIS and back again.

You don't need private if you don't want to spend $6k. Intercaribbean is around $232 round trip.


Is Intercaribbean dependable......how much time do we need to allow for a flight out of EIS to San Juan?
I need to match up ferry times from VG with flight departure times from Tortola.

Thanks!


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