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Anegada airport is open again #316105
03/20/2024 03:03 PM
03/20/2024 03:03 PM
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An island state of mind
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Flights can go direct from St. Thomas now. No more need to go through Beef Island.

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Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316185
03/21/2024 09:53 AM
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Jersey Shore
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Are there any flights to Anegada from STT for less than the $2800. R/T for two that I've been quoted?

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: Donaegada] #316189
03/21/2024 10:11 AM
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Central Florida!
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Wow. People actually pay that??


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Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: Carol_Hill] #316217
03/21/2024 01:23 PM
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I was wrong $2,950 Island Birds

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316260
03/22/2024 09:41 AM
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Kannapolis, NC
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Fly BVI is $3,250.


Go Irish!!

Bill
Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316287
03/22/2024 11:23 AM
03/22/2024 11:23 AM
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Carol, ferries only go a few days a week, and it's a long, often rough ride. BVI is a high-end destination, unless you're talking cruise ships, which are largely budget travelers. Other travelers will do nearly anything to avoid the hoi polloi, which in this case means chartering flights to Anegada. A $10k+/week charter boat, also works! It's hard to imagine the effect the massive cruise ships have had, especially on Tortola and on villa rentals there.

Villa rentals on Virgin Gorda can run $3k/night, so chartering a flight to Anegada is not that bad, relatively.

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: RatmansWife] #316300
03/22/2024 01:10 PM
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Completely agree RW. We routinely pay $$$ for water taxis and this is right in line with that given the distance.

What the cruise industry has done to the islands is unforgivable in my opinion. It seems like we can go to very few places, even on our cat, to avoid their hordes. Anegada is (at least for now) one of those places and therefore worth the $$ and effort to get there.

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316302
03/22/2024 01:18 PM
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Air Paradise $2400. R/T Last time we went in 2020 Air BVI $600. R/T for my wife and I

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316303
03/22/2024 01:27 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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You are right about the damage cruise ships have done to BVI tourism..especially on Tortola and villa rentals.Even the owners of the beach bars complain that the cruise ship folks stop others from having a nice lunch etc..while they "use" the facilities but dont spend the $$.Sadly we cant put the genie back in the bottle but we could cut back on the numbers coming ashore.For an island of about 20,000 a sudden influx of 8,000 is overwhelming the already poor infrastructure. I pray they never find a way to come to Anegada..

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: Manpot] #316305
03/22/2024 01:34 PM
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I hope you are right. The cruise ship industry is hyper focused on finding new places to exploit as they are out of places now and building new ships rapidly. I hope this ad is not about things to come. If you are on heart medication I recommend not looking!
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Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316306
03/22/2024 01:50 PM
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Memphis, BVI, CT
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That is a very old photo, George!

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316730
03/26/2024 08:46 PM
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For those that have recently flown Island Birds, Air Paradise or Fly BVI - knowing this could change, do you have any feedback on reliability and communication? We have been flying in and out of Puerto Rico with two amazing pilots that communicate so well, confirm the flight the day before, that they are enroute to pick us up or waiting for us as we get off our plane. However, we already booked our next trip coming through St Thomas and will pay extra for reliability and communication. We have been left at the Anegada airport with no communication beforeā€¦.not a bad place to be left, but definitely makes for an interesting trip when you have to rebook flights due to no communication from pilot. If you would rather message me, that is great too! Appreciate all your feedback.

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316731
03/26/2024 08:55 PM
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Island Birds has never let us down...but always SJU to EIS and back

Re: Anegada airport is open again [Re: tradewinds] #316744
03/27/2024 08:00 AM
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I second Island Birds.


Go Irish!!

Bill

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