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What Should I Take To Grand Cayman,Cayman Islands  
User currently offlineJoleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3248 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.



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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

You should take KL777JFK/LHR001 with you!

User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3107 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

What should you take?

I would take lots of money 4 lots of fun.


User currently offlineUAL777CONTRAIL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

I would take a plane first off, then I would take a pair of trunks, it will be nice to sit on a beach in trunks, going nude scares people.




User currently offlineSteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3070 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
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3022 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

Patrick



User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Okay,

Your profile says you are 16 years old and from Belgium.

So, explain to me how a sixteen-year-old gets to be Platinum on two different domestic airlines.

Then I'll explain how to get from Washington DC or Richmond VA to Grand Cayman.  Innocent





User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Never mind.

If you are Platinum on two different airlines, that means you already fly between 150,000 and 200,000 miles a year (more than some flight crews).

So, you should be telling us, right?



[Edited 2003-11-01 14:28:10]

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Well, your platinum status won't help you here, but I'd take USAirways via CLT.

User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

Lots and lots and lots and lots of money. Just to make sure you can order at least a pizza.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2897 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.


User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Don't get me wrong, I love the city of Miami...but connecting throught its airport can be very trying. I live here and would recommend US out of CLT or PHL or DL through ATL.

CO also has a flight out of EWR, not sure if it is daily though.


User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 2739 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.  Smile

Md11Lover


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Joleb:

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.

Kris



AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2624 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...




There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 2391 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.

Best regards,


User currently offlineJoleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 2357 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

your help has been greatly appreciated



User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 2335 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.







User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Joleb,

Perhaps you would want to go back and change your profile so it bears some resemblance to reality? As you say, you are, "...not a liar."




User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

That's better, Joleb. You might, also, want to change the country and location so they match.




User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 2264 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.....
User currently offlineBOAT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2224 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.

Happy trip, Walter Boatner Gadsden, AL USA



User currently offlineJoleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Walter,

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?

thank you. i ve added you to my respected users


User currently offlineAlitaliaORD From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

I say AA all the way. Since ur plat. AA why not just go for the whole shibang? yea miami customs is bad but hey, wouldnt u stand in a longer line if it meant you get free air tix?


Joy To The World, All The Boys and Girls, Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea, Joy to You and Me
User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Joleb,

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.

G


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.
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