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(@lmcneil1125)
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Since I will have 2 very close connections into STT if by chance my luggage doesn't arrive when I do, do I have to leave St. John when the airlines call and say STT airport has it or will they deliver to villa on St. John? Not sure what airline yet but looks like all available airlines will have 2 close connections. Just wondering what the norm is for the traveler to do to retrieve there luggage. I would hate to lose my precious time and money to have to hike back to STT airport and then back to villa on St. John..

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 10:54 am
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Normally American Airlines will deliver it to you in STJ. They will go so far as to deliver it to BVI for my charter guests so STJ should not be a problem. You may have to go to the ferry for it or have a taxi deliver it to you. Don't know about the other airlines.

Pamela

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 10:59 am
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If I know which airlines will at least deliver to the dock in St John I will go with that airline. I just dont want to hike back to STT airport. Thanks Pam

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 11:14 am
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If you do that, let me know if the luggage is lost and I can arrange for one of "my" taxi drivers to put it on a ferry for you. You'll have to pay him but it will save you a trip to the airport.

Pamela

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 11:35 am
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Pam, I'm not quiet understanding your position when you said my taxi driver. Could you please explain a little more to me? And if needed a PM with a phone number to call if needed for a luggage pick up if I'm understanding you unless you can clarify. Thanks

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 12:12 pm
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I run a charter yacht company and have many taxi drivers who pick up my guests and deliver them to me. That is why the "my" is in quotes. They are real taxis but I give them a lot of business and trust them. At least you wouldn't be sending some total stranger to pickup your bags. I'll PM you with my number. Keep it and call me if the luggage doesn't make it and the airline won't deliver it.

Pamela

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 1:37 pm
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Thanks I sure will.

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 1:48 pm
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The couple of times we had lost luggage it has always been delivered to the dock but you had to be there to pick it up when it came other wise they ship it backis what they told me.

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 2:44 pm
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Waterguy, what airline was that, that shipped your lost luggage to the dock that you were on? And how long after you arrived to STT did it take you to be reunited with your luggage at the St. John dock?

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 3:03 pm
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lmcneil1125:

you can always check with your host (the company managing the resort, inn or villa) and find out if they have an established procedure for dealing with delayed luggage, as well. sometimes they have already figured out the most efficient way to take care of things...

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 3:07 pm
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Good idea A Davis I didnt think of that. I will call her and ask..Thanks again

 
Posted : March 30, 2009 4:32 pm
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Remember please carry what you need incase you luggage gets delayed. Carry on one set of clothes, a bathing suit, medicine, and any valuable electronics.

Most of the time I have heard that the airlines will ony bring the luggage to the dock. But call your airline to see what they will do.

Have a great trip.

billd

 
Posted : March 31, 2009 8:34 am
 Pia
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They will deliver it to STJ on the ferry - sometimes passenger ferry and sometimes car ferry but you do need to be there to pick it up.

I was with customers today who were telling me that Delta lost their luggage on the way down and it took 2 days for them to deliver it to them - the plus side was they delivered it straight to their room as they are staying at Caneel so I'm sure they delived it to the Caneel lounge at the STT airport and the Caneel staff took care of it from there.

Pia

 
Posted : March 31, 2009 6:53 pm
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OMG 2 days. That would just tick me off literally........Keep the drinks coming...lol

 
Posted : March 31, 2009 6:57 pm
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2 days is so much better than - never - that is when even drinking doesn't help - consider a functional carry on and anything baggage checked as supplementary and replaceable in the worst case.

 
Posted : March 31, 2009 7:08 pm
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I'm thinking along them lines.....

 
Posted : March 31, 2009 7:30 pm
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once went to grenada using american and my luggage was lost. fortunately i packed all my personals and extra skivvies in the carry-on. took 3 days to get the bag. one day for the bag to actually get to grenada, and two days for them to release it to me because they kept walking away from the office to lime during their posted business hours and locking my bag in the american airlines office there. never left keys with anyone.

my boss got me a schmata to wear to the wedding we were attending, as i was not wanting to go in shorts and tshirt. i kinda like that dress better anyhoo. sometimes the wrong thing happens for the right reason, as an old landlady used to say to me.

 
Posted : April 1, 2009 7:37 am
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If I drive a little further to another airport in Michigan I can get a 1 stop flight in Miami and that should increase my chances of getting my luggage a little better. I'm going to look into the time's more today and see what the layover is....

 
Posted : April 1, 2009 8:10 am

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