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Who Has Flown SJU - SXM?  
User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
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Flying between San Juan and St Maarten 11Nov-18Nov. We'll probably fly American Eagle because I feel a little uneasy with upstart airline Caribbean Sun. We had a bad experience flying ALM a few years ago between SJU and Curacao, and fortunately American Eagle rescued us.

How's the ride between San Juan and St Maarten? Do the flights generally run on-time?

What fare can we expect to pay in November? The lowest fare in Expedia/Travelocity/Orbitz/AA.com is $267 roundtrip. That seems steep.

Thanks everyone!

Jeff

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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20392 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

I flew AE on that route a couple of years ago. You get an old ATR that shakes so badly you'd think every screw is about to come out, but you'll get there safely enough.

Buy your ticket as soon as you know exact dates. If you're flying on a Saturday, remember that Saturdays are time share days when the time share rooms rotate and flights are packed.



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User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1345 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Quoting Tallguy14 (Thread starter):
We'll probably fly American Eagle because I feel a little uneasy with upstart airline Caribbean Sun.

Caribbean Sun/Star has been in existence since the beginning of the millenium. If you want peace of mind (not sure why you want to anyway, I've heard positive comments about ZQ's flights) flying AA Eagle, then you will have to pay a premium.


User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
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The reason I feel a little uneasy about CS is because of many bad experiences related to me about intra-Caribbean airlines, and ALM in particular. ALM cancelled our flights in both directions SJU-CUR-SJU a few years ago, and though everything turned out fine we still lost two days of vacation. It's reasonable to prefer flying a more reliable carrier like AE.

User currently offline777Purser From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 219 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

You can go on AA 1937, AA 1692 going back both on 757...

User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

AA from SJU to anywhere on the ATR's involves a delay almost all the time. I flew SJU-SXM last year and other than the 1 hour delay i got there in one piece.

User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
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Thanks everyone for your input! Wish we could go on the AA 757 but it doesn't mesh with our schedule in/out of SJU. Oh well.

User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
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One last question...does the roundtrip airfare ever dip below $250 roundtrip? Do AA, 8B/ZQ ever have fare sales?

Cheers-- Jeff


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

I would have no qualms flying with Carribean Sun just because they are partners with US Airways. I'm sure US Airways checked them out before putting their passengers with them.

AAndrew


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3727 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 8):
I'm sure US Airways checked them out before putting their passengers with them.

IIRC, some of their Dash 8s are ex-Allegheny or Piedmont (US Airways Express carriers).

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting Tallguy14 (Reply 7):
One last question...does the roundtrip airfare ever dip below $250 roundtrip? Do AA, 8B/ZQ ever have fare sales?

I went to SJU in December and was thinking about taking a hop to SXM. AE was charging $185 r/t including taxes for the flight. This was 2 weeks before Christmas when travel slows slightly. As you get close to Thanksgiving holidays and the winter surge in travel I would imagine prices rise.

Matt


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20392 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Quoting Tallguy14 (Reply 7):
Do AA, 8B/ZQ ever have fare sales?

I've occasionally seen NetSAAver fares for about $99 round-trip, but that won't work for you, since it's fairly last minute. It's worth saying again that the dates you're traveling are the prime dates for those with time shares, and people book way in advance for that, since they know their weeks. If you don't pick up something a couple of months in advance, you could end up spending $400+ for the round-trip at that time of year.



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User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
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Thanks for the excellent advice, everyone. Cheers! Jeff

User currently offlineTrey From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 250 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

i flew it the last week in Feb. plane was a real piece, totally full. we were an hour late cause they had to sub equip b/c our plane broke. good thing they found one as it was the last flight out for the evening. all in all not a great experience.

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