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Florida to SXM #268555
11/09/2021 07:40 PM
11/09/2021 07:40 PM
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Maine USA
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We will be new residents of Daytona the first of the year. I would like to ask for airport/airline recommendations to SXM.

REALLY APPRECIATE your input.

carib cheers,
doctorj


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Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268558
11/09/2021 07:47 PM
11/09/2021 07:47 PM
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Brookfield, CT.
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Jet Blue out of Fort Lauderdale to PJIA?


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Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268565
11/09/2021 08:50 PM
11/09/2021 08:50 PM
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Maine USA
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Thanks Pat!


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Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268580
11/09/2021 10:25 PM
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Might also look at Frontier out of Orlando.

Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268582
11/09/2021 10:30 PM
11/09/2021 10:30 PM
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Did you buy a place at Margaritaville?

Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268584
11/09/2021 10:44 PM
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Jet Blue is my first choice. Just very comfortable overall with them.

Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268615
11/10/2021 09:59 AM
11/10/2021 09:59 AM
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doctorj--Nonstops from Florida are as follows: (Delta has NO non-stops from Florida--only way to get there is a connection through Atlanta)

Closest to you would be Frontier from Orlando--Saturdays ONLY as of now. Only about an hour drive from Daytona. They have been having some STUPID cheap prices, (like $220 rountrip) especially if you join their discount club, which costs money. I have flown Frontier before, but never to SXM. They charge for EVERYTHING.

There are several nonstops from south Florida, which would involve EITHER a connection or an approximate 3.5 to 4 hour drive each way, depending on where you are in Daytona.
AA goes from Miami, every day.
Jet Blue goes from FLL, every day during high season, usually about 4-5 days per week during low season.
Spirit goes from FLL, only on Saturdays. Discount carrier, they charge for everything. Haven't looked at their prices recently. I have flown Spirit several times in the US, maybe once or twice to SXM. VERY uncomfortable seats.
Frontier flies from Miami, again, only Saturdays AND some STUPID cheap lights, like $160 round trip!!!!! Yikes. Again, they charge for EVERYTHING.

I really don't know what the connections are from Daytona to anywhere else, so don't know what to tell you about connections. For US, we live 1.5 hours from Tampa, 1.5 hours from Orlando, and 3.5 hours from Miami/FLL. The way that the connections work here, it takes us LESS overall time to just drive the 3.5 hours to Miami, versus driving to Tampa or Orlando and connecting to Miami. Your flight connections may work better than that. And it depends on where you are, versus the airport.

Usually we prefer to just do the schlep to Miami/FLL for the non-stop, as connections can always be problematic. I do like Delta overall, but we rarely do them, because of the connection. If you can stomach Frontier and only on Saturday, that might be a good option.

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 11/11/2021 09:56 AM.

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Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268624
11/10/2021 12:06 PM
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Thank you, Thank you. Thank you.
Very informative.
Thanks for the breakdown Carol.
TravelHat,
We will be newbies to Margaritaville Daytona.
We were lucky to buy a resale.

carib cheers all.
doctorj


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Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268634
11/10/2021 12:52 PM
11/10/2021 12:52 PM
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doctorj--You're welcome.


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Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268715
11/10/2021 10:31 PM
11/10/2021 10:31 PM
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Boynton Beach, FL
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Carol.....Doesn't Spirit fly from FLL...not Miami??

Re: Florida to SXM [Re: doctorj] #268721
11/10/2021 11:22 PM
11/10/2021 11:22 PM
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I couldn't imagine flying Spirit domestic let alone international.

Re: Florida to SXM [Re: EdB] #268737
11/11/2021 09:56 AM
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Ed--sorry, yes, you're right. I will fix it.


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