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nighthawk
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SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:14 pm

In the thread Meets 2009 a few people mentioned they wanted to have an SXM meet this summer, additionally former member Trekster wishes to go to SXM for his birthday - so why not get the ball rolling and combine the two!

Anyone fancy an a.net meet, over the week of 10th June? Either the weekend before/after, or for the hardcore - the whole week!

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bapilot2b
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:03 pm

Soooooo tempting.

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:09 pm

My financial picture is still cloudy going into 2009, but since you only live once, I'm going to work hard to make it down there, somehow. I'll be a maybe for now though.

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:02 pm

Thead idea thief!!!!!  rotfl  Our vacation bid is later this month. My first week will be for the LHR meet weekend as it's my wife and I's wedding aniversary time. She's always wanted to see Kennsington Palace and Dianna's grave site so we will be trying to combine the two. Second week is mine to do with as I choose so I will bid for this. Until we know for sure I will leave my name on the maybe list.

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MadameConcorde
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:36 pm

Oh I would love to go and be part of the meet. I will add myself as tentative considering that it's still a ways away. Maybe I can hop up to Barbados and see Concorde too or find some kind of triangle air fare?

I hope accomodation prices are not too sky high near where the airport is and Maho Beach area.

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:49 pm



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Maybe I can hop up to Barbados and see Concorde too or find some kind of triangle air fare?

A three way....this could be exciting!  blush 
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:43 pm



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
I hope accomodation prices are not too sky high near where the airport is and Maho Beach area.

According to this article we might have good luck on prices. By next June they might be desperate.

http://in.reuters.com/article/govern...tFilingsNews/idINN0740948120081107
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:28 pm

Count me in as a maybe....

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:32 am

Great idea, Gavin. Be a maybe for me depending on availibility.

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:10 am

SXM has never really appealed to me a massive amount but I'd have to go just to see Gavin wearing his comedy sandles with knee high socks!

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Maybe I can hop up to Barbados and see Concorde too or find some kind of triangle air fare?

Get ovvvver it luv! Big grin
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:39 am



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
SXM has never really appealed to me a massive amount but I'd have to go just to see Gavin wearing his comedy sandles with knee high socks!

Just as long as he doesn't wear his Peter Stringfellow type thong  vomit 
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:25 pm



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
Just as long as he doesn't wear his Peter Stringfellow type thong vomit

hey, you said you like it when I wear that thong!
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:01 pm

Trent and I are planning a Thailand holiday next June, and my last exam in school is on the 8th June.

If it turns out we can't make Thailand, then we'll look at coming to SXM for the meet  Smile

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JG  Yeah sure
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:43 pm

If I get in with DL, I may have a shot; so put me down as maybe.

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:24 pm

Just checked the leave for around that time and there isn't anything available. I'll put myself down as a maybe anyway cause things may change since its quite a while away. Its my birthday later that month so that would be a nice little present for myself. I so hope I can make it


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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:56 pm

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:22 pm

Tempting! SXM is a dream for me too like for everybody else on this site. However i am still looking at a couple of other possibilities next summer, so i am putting my name on the maybe list for now.

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:55 pm

I'm out. Its the weekend of my birthday and I have another child on the way.

I may be able to make available our timeshare. Its the building alongside Maho's runway. Email me if you've got a serious inquiry.
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:03 pm

I wanted to wait until my membership came up for renewal so I wouldn't have to do this twice. RJdxer won't be attending but DXing will.

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:43 pm

I'm a possible (providing flights and accomodation can be found at a resonable price for a parlamentary intern!)

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:06 pm

Expedia quotes around £700 with Air France, so much as I'd love to go to SXM (and have the chance to laugh at trekster getting ridiculously drunk on his birthday), I figure it's more than slightly out of range for a broke student based in the UK.  Big grin

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
Peter Stringfellow type thong   



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
Gavin wearing his comedy sandles with knee high socks!

Mind you, I suspect that if this is the sort of thing that's likely to be going on, then I'm sure I can live with missing out...  duck 
 
HT
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:46 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Anyone fancy an a.net meet, over the week of 10th June? Either the weekend before/after, or for the hardcore - the whole week!

With people already confirming ...: Has a speciifc date been set already ? I could not find any such thing in the thread yet ...

06/07-JUNE-2009 or 13/14-JUNE-2009 ?
-HT
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:17 pm

I'll put the leave bid in for the whole week. But I do already have both weekends off work. So could do a bullet trip over :P

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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:04 pm



Quoting HT (Reply 21):
With people already confirming ...: Has a speciifc date been set already ?



Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Anyone fancy an a.net meet, over the week of 10th June?

Since meets like this are so far from everyones home, generally speaking, it's usually more like the entire week or at least 5 days and people come and go as their schedule dictates.
 
HT
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:18 pm



Quoting DXing (Reply 23):
Since meets like this are so far from everyones home, generally speaking, it's usually more like the entire week or at least 5 days and people come and go as their schedule dictates.

It is only a bit unusual to use the Wednesday of a week for scheduling an A.net meeting.
Seeing that it is only 3 hours flying time from MIA and around 4 hours from ATL / NYC, it can be assumed that some people might want to head to SXM over a weekend only, but then there the weekend before and the one after the 10th of June to choose from.

Speaking for myself, I was looking into staying only a few nights on St. Maarten and then head to some other place in the Carribean (or to make it a side-trip from a trip to the U.S.).
-HT
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:39 pm



Quoting HT (Reply 24):
but then there the weekend before and the one after the 10th of June to choose from.

well which one of those can you make? I am flexible and can make both, so theres no point picking one. Why not wait until someone comes along that can only make one of those weekends, then we will pick that weekend.
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:55 pm

Okay, let's wait then until one of the two weekends in concern gets favoured by the majority.
-HT
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:55 pm

Hmmm I have enough KLM miles to get there, but depends if I've started my CPL by then or am still working for a living.

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zruda
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:05 pm

wow, SXM again... well. maybe, maybe  Smile it sounds tempting indeed only I would need to loose some kilos by then Big grin
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:01 pm



Quoting Zruda (Reply 28):
wow, SXM again... well. maybe, maybe Smile it sounds tempting indeed only I would need to loose some kilos by then

go for a walk - that should do it!  Silly
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:38 pm



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 29):
go for a walk - that should do it!

And lay off the "special" sausage.  rotfl 
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:44 pm



Quoting DXing (Reply 30):

it can easily travel with me!
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:34 am



Quoting Zruda (Reply 31):
it can easily travel with me!

bring it to SXM then, I miss your special sausage Big grin

You may as well come clubbing with us this time, you'll end up getting woken up at 6am anyway  Silly
 
Mir
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:09 am

I might be good for the weekend of the 13th & 14th (and the week after).

-Mir
 
dxing
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:08 am



Quoting Zruda (Reply 31):
it can easily travel with me!

Not going there.  devil 

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 32):
bring it to SXM then, I miss your special sausage

I'm really not going there!!!  scared   rotfl   duck 

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 32):
You may as well come clubbing with us this time, you'll end up getting woken up at 6am anyway

Perhaps we can find a club close enough to the beach that we can just crawl there at 6am and save a trip to the hotel room!
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:37 pm

Is not only a Thursday that see's the AF A340, KL 747 and the Corsair 747 all on the same day?

I was wondering if this was the reason why a Weds had been chosen
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:52 pm



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 35):
Is not only a Thursday that see's the AF A340, KL 747 and the Corsair 747 all on the same day?

AF flies the A340 daily, KLM doesn't fly the 747 but the MD-11 (twice weekly, one of them on thursday IIRC) and Corsair flies there on Sunday
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:57 pm



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 35):
I was wondering if this was the reason why a Weds had been chosen

To my understanding it has more to do with the OP's birthday ...
-HT
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:41 pm



Quoting JRadier (Reply 36):
AF flies the A340 daily, KLM doesn't fly the 747 but the MD-11 (twice weekly, one of them on thursday IIRC) and Corsair flies there on Sunday

I thought KLM flew the 747 into SXM now instead of the MD11. Never mind, they're both nice aircraft.

Quoting HT (Reply 37):
To my understanding it has more to do with the OP's birthday ...

Oh yeah, forgot about Dan (Trekster), I think his birthday is the 10th. Maybe thats were Im getting the Weds from
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:18 am



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 35):
Is not only a Thursday that see's the AF A340, KL 747 and the Corsair 747 all on the same day?

I was wondering if this was the reason why a Weds had been chosen

Saturday's usually the best day for traffic. Mid week is usually pretty quiet. When I've been i've tended to arrive friday, shoot the crap out of sat and sunday and then chill for the rest of the time. Mid week can literally have just 2 heavy arrivals (757 size) in a day.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 32):
You may as well come clubbing with us this time, you'll end up getting woken up at 6am anyway

Clubbing in St. Maarten....hmmm.....i think you might be a little disappointed on that one. This is the Caribbean afterall.

Fortunately there is a club (Bliss) as such, just behind the Sunset Beach Bar, as long as you understand you wont get the typical UK/Euro club music...more of an Hip hop flavour, and don't expect it to be open every night. Oh and not forgetting the strip joint a shortish walk from Maho beach if that's your thing. I seem to remember Bamboo Bernies (again behind the SSBB) running a night or 2 as well with a much more euro flavour, but again this is hit n miss as it was pretty much shut down when i was there in Oct 07.
I guess you could try Philipsburg, but just don't expect to get back the same night, more the next day, public transport aint exactly readily available come nighttime (when i say public transport I mean the local mini bus).

I prefer to spend the evenings supping on endless supplies of cold beer instead at the SSBB into the small hours in the warm breeze with good company, and the sound of the waves rolling in, aahhh blisss...
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:48 am

clubbing or not clubbing, it doesnt matter, we got some beginner band playing the best of pop music carribean style last year and if you connect it with the proper alcohol, its good.

as for traffic I believe Sunday is the best, or it was in spring 2007, when I visited
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:50 pm



Quoting Zruda (Reply 40):
we got some beginner band playing the best of pop music carribean style last year and if you connect it with the proper alcohol, its good.

Ah man, if you're talking about the SSBB that's most likely to be Percy Rankin and the Bonfire Band....they rock!!!

As for me attending......it's a maybe for now. The Maho is somewhat pricier than normal, even for a supersaver room. I was paying £67/night in 2007 and it's currently on Expedia at £137 a night for June 09...ouch!
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:32 am



Quoting JRowson (Reply 41):
The Maho is somewhat pricier than normal, even for a supersaver room. I was paying £67/night in 2007 and it's currently on Expedia at £137 a night for June 09...ouch!

At that rate I'll be looking for someone to room with as well.
 
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RE: SXM Meet: June 2009

Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:56 am

I just checked airfares out of some northeast airports ...airfares aren't bad.

If you book some combination packages (hotels/airfares ... and the hotel criteria is 4 stars out of 5 and no more than 2 miles from Princ. Juliana) ... you're looking at roughly $1,200 from Hartford, $900 from Providence, $700 from Boston, $700 from New York Kennedy.

Not too shabby.

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