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Phuket Or St. Maarten?

Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:26 pm

Hi,

I was browsing through some photo's taken at Phuket in Thailand and saw a lot of aircraft photo's very similar to St. Maarten, with aircraft coming in over the beach and the famous 'Rock' where you can take very nice photo's of taxiing/ landing and/or aircraft taking off. You can take very nice photo's from a lot of different angles. The aircraft flying to Phuket are apparently bigger than the ones coming in at St. Maarten. An example being Thai Airways which flies their 777-200/-300 and 747-400 to Phuket besides their 737 and A300-600. Orient Thai also uses L-1011 and 747 aircraft to Phuket. Then there are charter airlines like Britannia, Novair and Finnair flying charters to Phuket as well. Judging by the areal photo taken of Phuket, the airport is larger then St. Maarten.

Anyway, it just surprised me that there is another airport in paradise, like St. Maarten is. Phuket International Airport looks very interesting too.


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geoffm
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RE: Phuket Or St. Maarten?

Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:40 pm

Apparently it rivals St. Maarten for such photos. One big advantage is the beach at HKT is virtually empty - but on the other hand I don't think there are any bars.

Well worth going to as Phuket is a wonderful island! You can't beat the Thais for service and food quality!

Geoff M.
 
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RE: Phuket Or St. Maarten?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:15 am

There's also not the road infront of the threshold like at SXM, It is a nice approach over the beach because for a fraction of a second your low, beautiful beach, empty...nice waters....just frames up nicely....HKT is a great place, first vacation we went on was there when we lived in Singapore  Smile
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RE: Phuket Or St. Maarten?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:11 am

A little off topic, I am thinking of going to SXM next year (Since Virgin Holidays now have Maho Beech in their Caribbean book).

Anyone here been to SXM, is it worth it, it will cost me a LOT! (Although I can get flights with KL and book Maho Beech Hotel on Expedia - may be cheaper).

Can anyone give me any advice on this?

Adam
 
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RE: Phuket Or St. Maarten?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:21 am

Was was in St. Marteen for twice and everytime I saw big birds there. Last time I saw KLM´S MD11, Corsair B743 and many AF A343, plus many other B738 and B757...