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User currently offlinetomcatpilot1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5325 times:

Hey guys,

I did a search on this but do not believe I found anything for the time period I'm looking into...


So over my Thanksgiving break my dad and I are planning to visit SXM via JetBlue (my first time there!):

JFK-SXM (arrive 4:20pm), spend the night, and then fly back SXM-JFK departing at 5:20pm.


In that time period, does anyone know what planes usually come in to SXM? Like would I be seeing the big heavies like the KLM 744, Air France 340, etc? Or just little intra-island stuff? This will be mid-November (just before Thanksgiving).

Thanks!

Nick


PS: In exchange, here's a video of my dad flying into SXM 2 years ago. Camera was placed on the dashboard, hence why it kind of fell to the side after the nosewheel touched down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyQvO5TKU1c
(JetBlue A320 JFK-SXM)

PPS: I've been on airliners.net for probably about 10 years (I'm 18...do the math!! I've grown up with this site!!) and have even been a member for quite some time as well but this is my first post in recent years  

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User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
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You don't mention what day you will be there, but Air France comes in the mid afternoon. KLM comes on only 2-3 days, and if I remember right it is later (low light). Air Caraibes and Corsair also come in the early afternoon, but not everyday.

Lots of US stuff comes in early afternoon, don't push your check-in, it can take 2 hours to clear security when it is busy.


User currently offlinetomcatpilot1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5238 times:

Sorry about that...

I'll probably arrive on Sunday and then leave Monday or arrive Monday and leave Tuesday.


User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

I was going to give you this:

http://www.pjiae.com/pdfs/timetable.pdf

...but annoyingly it looks like it's not been updated to reflect the current season.

Then there is also this:

http://www.sxmarrivaltimes.com/

Hopefully that will give you an idea of what might be about. Sunday has usually been quite a productive day but arriving late in the day might mean you miss most of the heavy arrivals.



James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineMark2Fly1034 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

You should of tried...if you still can... spend a full day on the beach or as said you push you check in time

User currently offlinetomcatpilot1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

How does SXM traffic on Saturday compare to Sunday? Someone above mentioned Sunday is the busiest, but how far behind is Saturday? So like if I were to spend the entire day Saturday INSTEAD of Sunday, would I miss much?

Thanks!


User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4944 times:

Quoting tomcatpilot1 (Reply 5):
How does SXM traffic on Saturday compare to Sunday? Someone above mentioned Sunday is the busiest, but how far behind is Saturday

Both saturday and sunday have been very good historically. Saturday tends to see alot of the US carriers coming in so it would also be a good day to stay there. What you probably wouldn't see which comes in on sunday is KLM and I think Corsair with the 747s. So basically saturday you will see plenty of traffic but it will be smaller mid size aircraft eg 757/737/320 etc.



James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

If you can find the phone number for the Sunset Bar and Grill, they always put up the scheduled arrivals for the day on a chalkboard outside the bar. ...But they only look them up the day of, so not sure how much that will help you.

I'd recommend staying more than one day if you can swing it because as has been mentioned, many of the good flights do not come in every day.
Still, if you don't see everything, that just gives you an excuse to go back!


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