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 Dana
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We have been offered a free stay in a friend's condo at Luquillo, Puerto Rico and would like to combine that with our usual stay in St. Thomas. We have free air miles with Delta to STT, but are not sure what is the best way to fly between STT and SJU. We are looking at sometime in May or June 2011, but can be flexible with the dates. Can anyone help??

Thanks,
Dana in California

 
Posted : July 12, 2010 10:22 pm
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American has several flights a day, but you can avoid airports by taking a sea plane via Seaborne Airlines.

 
Posted : July 13, 2010 12:29 am
 mkdb
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I flew Seaborne airlines this past March from Puerto Rico to STT. They do not fly in/out of the commercial airport SJU, they use the small airport near Old San Juan -- Isla Grande Airpot. It was a small plane, held 14 passengers (though on my way to STT, there were only 2 of us on the plane). I loved the experience.

The draw back is that you are limited on luggage. Anything over 30 pounds costs $1.25/pound. But it kept me from taking more stuff than I needed. The fare was about the same or slightly less than flying American Airlines.

Check out options @ www.seaborneairlines.com

 
Posted : July 13, 2010 10:56 am
 Dana
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Thanks for the info! It would be more convenient to Luquillo PR to fly in/out of Old San Juan, but tough with the luggage restrictions since we will be staying for another 10-14 days in St. Thomas. I do like flying in small planes and seaplanes, though, so may tough it out and do more laundry! I guess that American just goes between STT and SJU--?? We are mostly trying to avoid arriving or leaving from/to the states through SJU, but would be OK for just the run between the islands.

Thanks again for the help!
Dana

 
Posted : July 13, 2010 3:17 pm
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Look at Cape Air as possible option. Smaller planes than American but better luggage allowance than Seabourne.

 
Posted : July 15, 2010 11:39 pm
 RM
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have used Cape Air many times in past, never a problem other than if the other passengers in I believe a 7 passenger plane are a little weight challenged, then you have to really adjust where you are sitting, once I had to sit in the co-pilot's seat to balance it out.

 
Posted : July 16, 2010 12:28 pm
 Dana
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Thanks for tip on Cape Air---Do either of you know where they leave from St. Thomas and arrive in Puerto Rico?
I like the more luggage part a lot! And American's prices are NUTS!! Also, I LOVE sitting in the co-pilot's seat, so not problem there!

Thanks!
Dana

 
Posted : July 16, 2010 9:17 pm
 RM
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yes they arrive at the airport in both locations.

 
Posted : July 18, 2010 10:48 am
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LOL
I would hope that is always the case 😀

 
Posted : July 18, 2010 11:29 pm
 Dana
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Oops! I guess my question was confusing---I was only trying to figure out what town in Puerto Rico Cape Air flies into. I had heard that Seaborne came in to other airports than San Juan and wasn't sure about Cape Air. Anyway, thanks again for the great insider info and all suggestions and advice!

Dana

 
Posted : July 19, 2010 9:15 pm

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