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If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:19 am

 Smile Hi everyone!  Smile

I really want to go to SXM! It looks fantastic!
If you've been to SXM, who'd you fly with? I know that Air France fly there, but do any British airlines fly there?

Thanks for your help.


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airlinelover
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:22 am

I've been there, as a Flight Attendant, and I must say, it is GORGEOUS!!!!! I flew there with Ryan Int'l, operating for vacation companies here in Michigan, but I dunno who else really goes there.. Why not check BA? I THINK they go there..

Chris
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:24 am

No BA flights in SXM I think.

From Europe, besides charter airlines, only AF and KL?

Regards
Frederic
 
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:26 am

Prinair Convair 580 from SKB, ALM DC-9-51 from SJU, Eastern A-300 from MIA, Winair Twin Otter from AGU (Anguilla). I much prefer the French side.
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:28 am

I flew to SXM back in 1996 and 1998. First time was a BWI-SXM direct flight on USAir. I don't think that one is still around. I remember it well because it was an absolutely disgusting February day when we took off from BWI. Exact opposite of course in SXM.

The second time was on an AA flight from Miami in 1998.
 
Sabena332
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:30 am

Sorry, I have a few (non-aviation) questions about SXM.

- Is there something like a border between the French and the Dutch side?
- What currency is in use on the island?
- Are Dutch and French the official languages?

Patrick
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:30 am

It looks great! I'd really love to go. It's a pity about BA not flying there.

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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:31 am

Forgot to mention. Have flown into SXM from St. Barths a couple times as well. WinAir twin Otter and Air Guadeloupe ATR. Talk about exciting take-off and landings- all within 10 minutes!

As for international carriers (non-US). I only remember KLM and AF (but there were several charter guys as well).
 
gr8slvrflt
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:35 am

No obvious border, just a sign...like travelling between U.S. states. The Dutch side uses the Netherlands Antilles Florin and the French side uses the Euro but U.S. $ is common. Dutch and French are the official languages but English and Papiemento are common as well.
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:36 am

Thanks a lot for the information, Gr8slvrflt!

Patrick <- who would like to visit the island as well
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:39 am

I've been to SXM almost 10 years ago....can't remember that much from my flight...but it was a inbound flight to CDG with AF

If I knew about SXM's amazing aviation spots in that time, you bet I spent a lot of more time over there then just 2 days! Big grin
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Lionel
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:58 am

I flew there by AF A340. Afterwords I took a Winair flight with Twinotter to SBH and AXA. Fantastic island. That were wunderful days with a beer in the hand, waiting at Maho Beach for the incoming jetliners!
 
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Sat Apr 05, 2003 9:54 am

I have never visited SXM but have been on BWIA planes which stopped over on services from KIN to POS. So yes, I have experienced that world-famous descent from within the plane (MD83s).

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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Sat Apr 05, 2003 10:00 am

I've been to SXM twice. Once when I was so small I couldn't remember. Last time was a few years ago during the winter, Northwest Airlines operated nonstop there with a 757. Very nice flight!

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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Sat Apr 05, 2003 11:20 am

Princess Air...errr....Cruise Lines. It was about two years ago, we made a stop at St. Maarten after Antigua. My parents went to Orient Beach, and I took a cab over to Maho.
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:21 pm

I did it non-rev aboard US Airways. The aircraft was a 757. I stayed at the Royal Islander, right next to the airport. Unbelievable photo opportunities! It sure is a shame I suck with a camera! Embarrassment
 
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Sat Apr 05, 2003 4:26 pm

i flew in from SJU on AA 757
and flew out with US to BWI on a 757

i stayed at the Maho Beach but this was 7 years ago when i was 11 so i dont remember all too well
 
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Sun Apr 06, 2003 12:31 am

About 15-16 yrs. ago with PAA, not sure about the years, but definatley the carrier. Beautiful island, nice people.
 
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Huh?!

Sun Apr 06, 2003 12:33 am

I was thinking about going, but prices in Y are ludacris!
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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 2:32 am

I've been to SXM a view times as part of my family is from SXM. I've flown to SXM with ALM, American Airlines, KLM, Air France and Air Guadeloupe.

The routes I've flown to/from SXM are:

ALM : CUR-SXM-CUR

American Airlines : SXM-SJU-SXM

KLM : AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS

Air France : CDG-SXM-SDQ-CDG

Air Guadeloupe : PTP-SXM

SXM is a wonderful and unique airport to visit and for taking aircraft photo's of course  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: If You've Been To SXM, Who Did You Fly With?

Thu Apr 10, 2003 4:20 am

the main op from the uk is AF from ure regional departure airport via CDG, bhx flights op by flybe on regional sector.

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