LegalEagle
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Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:13 am

This goes out to all the schedule and fare gurus I have seen on the net.

I am trying to send my parents to St. Martin for a vacation yet cannot find a nearly affordable fare. I am looking for a departure date of 2/5 and a return date of 2/19.

Any help would be much apppreciated. Further I am trying to do this without any extended layovers.

Hope you all can help.


Richard
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ahlfors
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:16 am

You might want to wait a bit closer to the date. Next February is a long ways off.
 
tomindc
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:26 am

SXM is an expensive destination almost all year. However, this year, US advertised specials that AA essentially matched for high season travel. Unfortunately for your planning purposes, I don't think those specials appeared until mid-late January of this year.
 
B742
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:29 am

Slightly of the topic, but what way can I get to SXM from the UK, and cheaply?

Thanks,

Rob!
 
daron4000
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:33 am

Probably KLM from Amsterdam on selected days only or Air France from Paris, all day long.

If you want to go from the states, most flights leave in the morning so you would have to overnight somewhere in the states probably. There is AA from NYC, MIA, and SJU, which goes all day long but is hard to get to from England. US flies from Charlotte and Philly. Continental flies from Newark but stops in Antigua first I believe. Then if you're going on Saturday, you can fly United from Chicago or Air Canada from Toronto.
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B742
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:37 am

Thanks Daron4000, I will probably look into AC or AA as KLM and AF are usualy quite expensive!

Rob!
 
jumbojet
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:13 am

your most affordable airfare from NYC to SXM is to connect via SJU. Delta offers the best fare for those dates you mentioned at $238 RT direct from JFK. Your problem then lies in getting from SJU to SXM. I've posted on here before about the insanely amount American Airlines charges for this short 45 minute flight, SJU - SXM. That segment will run you about $282.00. Your connection times will be minimal as well. ONly one other airline offers direct service from SJU to SXM, that being Caribbean Sun Airlines.

However, by booking on two seperate airlines, especially in the winter time, you would probably want to leave yourself plenty of connection time in SJU because of the potential for bad weather leaving NY. I don't know how the airlines are with missing a flight, especially if your flying another airline to get to theirs.

I have done this before, fly Delta JFK to SJU, then AA SJU to SXM. Those are your best bets.

steve

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jumbojet
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:22 am

Looking at Delta's schedule, it looks like jFK to SJU is soon going to be taken over by Song. How about that!

Anyway, sticking to your question, you can probably do NYC to SXM for under $600.00 with connecting in SJU. I would say somewhere around $550.00. Direct flights are going for over $900.00 at this time.
 
AlitaliaMD11
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:24 am

What I have thought about doing is flying Jet Blue or Song to SJU and then changing to Caribbean Star, which last time I checked was offering 99$ each way from SJU-SXM-SJU.
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ahlfors
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:31 am

From the UK, if you can get a cheap flight to ANU, then LIAT or Caribbean star will take you roundtrip for less than 100 quid.
 
jumbojet
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:37 am

I just checked Caribbean Stars flight schedule, and I dont see them leaving from SJU. Check out there website.

http://www.flycaribbeanstar.com/

You can also check Caribbean sun airlines. (CSA) There flight schedules are a bit whacky, but are more often better priced then AA. Plus, and this is a big plus, if you take Song, CSA leaves from the same terminal. If you take AA from SJU, you have to traverse to a different terminal, and if your connection is tight, this can cause problems.

http://www.flycsa.com
 
Jean Leloup
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:41 am

From Europe, Corsair would seem definitely to be the cheapest way to go. www.corsair.fr

But yes, it seems that from North America it is invariably quite expensive to get down there. Air Canada started this winter, but their fares also seem fairly high. Air Transat often has some cheap charter fares, but there is probably not much sense in the hassle of trying to send your parents through Canada. Hmmph. I was looking for a long time to head down that way this summer, and I could not find anything for under about $800 US return from YUL. Most of the time it was a fair bit higher than that.
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LegalEagle
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RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:58 am

I really appreciate all the responses, they have all been helpful. It seems it is a difficult destination to find a convienant and affordable flight. Thanks again for the leads.

Richard
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