Joleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2825 times:
What Should I Take To Grand Cayman,Cayman Islands
Departing from Richmond or from Washington D.C.
I am Delta Platinum Medallion and AA Platinum
leaving friday march 5, 2004 and returning monday march 15, 2004
Take into consideration Airplane types and shortest flights.
Steve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 374 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2647 times:
easiest way is to connect in Miami with AA or Cayman Airways. AA have a few (three/four) flights a day. Be aware the price is steep for a 500 mile flight due to the ludicrously high fees charged in GCM. While you are there, take a time out to watch the 3/4 times weekly BA B767 stop in a very short distance on the runway - AA pilots have been known to delay departure just to see this.....
eu nasci ha dez mil anos atras, e nao tem nada nesse mundo que eu nao saiba demais
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
What Should I Take To Grand Cayman,Cayman Islands
I would recommend:
- sun lotion (a sunburn is painful)
- swimming trunks (as UAL777CONTRAIL already mentioned, it's not nice to sit nude on the beach)
- condoms (in case you meet a nice girl)
- Your DL and AA Platinum cards (to show everyone how super duper important you are)
- some other suff
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
Lots and lots and lots and lots of money. Just to make sure you can order at least a pizza.
Oddly enough, one of the most expensive meals I ate while in Grand Cayman was Pizza from the pizza hut. For what I got, it was $$$$. For a REALLY good restaurant for a very reasonable price, eat at the Crows Nest. Most cabbies know how to get there. It isn't the nicest looking place, but the food and service are phenomenal.
Md11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
I would agree with Steve6666, easiest would be through MIA, and maybe you could take Caymam Airways for a change from AA. However, you could have a stop over in a Central American country and take a local airline to Grand Cayman, which are always fun flights.
Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
In answer to your question about Grand Cayman, I would reccomend United or US Airways, because I think they have the best service of all the U.S. majors. Also, you may want to try Air Jamacia from BWI. I have heard wonderful things about their service, and I think that you can earn DL Skymiles as well. Also, BWI has the cheapest flights on orbitz.com for those dates. Hope this information is helpful!
I'm sorry about all of the childish members in this forum who spend more time posting photos of penis sizes than answering aviation related questions.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5108 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
Hope you have fun in GCM Joleb. Try to get to Grenada sometime. Yes you can get your DL points on JM. JM offers great service in my opinion and lots of people good to say about it.
I am very happy to hear the good stuff about US Airways. I am pretty fond of them and i have flown on other US carriers in the past. BUt recently I have seen that US AIrways wasn't an all american favourite by the hard bashing that has been going on.
My mom used it from GND to PHL once this year and went twice after becuase she loved the flight, the crew and the service as compared to others.
I have gone on them a couple times from GND and BGI and in the domestic US and it was ok.
As I said however you get to GCM Joleb have fun...
Cayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1968 times:
In light of all the irrelevant chatter that this thread turned into, forgive me for actually going back to the original question which was airline service to GCM. I note somebody suggested UA. I agree UA has good service and I like them, however they do not fly to GCM at all, not have they ever (or at least in recent memory).
I am not sure but they MIGHT codeshare with AC out of YYZ. AC has good YYZ service into GCM. Whether UA actually code shares on these flights or just sells seats with their Star alliance partner I don't know, but I have heard of a number of people (probably Star frequent flyers) coming from ORD and other UA destinations via YYZ on UA/AC.
Also somebody suggested BWIA. They don't fly here either. I wish they did, it would mean better intra Carribean service which we lack.
Joleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
1) I am not 13-15 !!!
2) I am Belgian but i live and work in Virginia,USA
3) Patrick you can believe what you want but I am not a liar
>>>>Call Delta and AA and ask them... You are a type of person that has problems with himself and cannot accept that.
Thank you for the info from the people who did answer my questions
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
Right you are, Cayman.
Over on Orbitz, if you hit the radio button for 'flights by United Airlines' and read the fine print, it says "United flights operated by USAirways."
Also, the Air Jamaica flights mentioned in a post above are actually via Air Jamaica Express on a Dash 8 out of Montego Bay. That's a long way 'round, and I doubt that would measure up to the ambiance the original poster was expecting.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1841 times:
Money, Snorkeling Gear and Sunscreen and good Sunglasses! I was down there a couple of years ago and had a blast, but I must tell you- it gets very hot and is very bright down there ! And GCM(I think) is a neat Carribean airport.
Have a great trip !
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
BOAT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1801 times:
Joleb, I have gone thru MIA and ATL to GCM. Much prefer ATL on DL to GCM. Assuming this is your first time to Caymans, you are in for a treat. My favorite place for vacation of ALL the places I've been. Friendly, happy people, wonderful beaches, beautiful water. Yes, it will cost more, but it is worth it. If you are staying near Seven Mile Beach, you may not need to rent a car. Shops, fast food, grocery stores, in walking distance. Use the public buses (mostly 15 pax vans)to go to downtown and outer ends of the Island. Riding with the locals will give you more flavor of this place. And it is completely safe. We buy groceries for breakfast and lunch, eat out in the eve. And March is a good time to go.
Joleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
Thank you for such a helpfull andswer. There are good people on this forum after all. I did went there with my parents but thats a long time ago.
Do you have any recommandations on hotels? I prefer to spend more money on a good hotel than get sick in a less good one if you understand what i mean. Whats are the best hotels? what are things that are interested to visit?
Canuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1679 times:
I suggest the Hyatt on 7 mile beach. I was in Georgetown last year and loved every minute of it. Like most hotels on Grand Cayman, it's a gorgeous and expensive place to stay, but worth every Cayman dollar.
Have a good time.
25 Trintocan: Actually, both UA and BW used to serve GCM. UA started flying there in 1992 after the demise of Pan Am. It served the destination for 2 years then dro
26 Kjet12: For hotels, try the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Marriotts are probably the best hotels you can stay at. Kris
27 BOAT: Joleb, I have only stayed at The Villa de Galleons on seven mile beach. These are condos; when I was there last (2001) you could rent them by the day.