American Eagle / Golden Buzzard
Good Afternoon - Anybody know whats up with AA? Usually fly American, planning a cruise in May from PR. The fares STX-PR are up over 50% and fewer flights, I have a credit with them but will give it up and use Cape Air. Is the Eagle turning into a Buzzard? Know the short hops don't make $$, Just curious -
They've cut back the SJU flights in exchange for adding jet service from MIA (two daily jets coming in June). While the second jet is great for those heading stateside, the tradeoff is if you are trying to get to SJU there is less supply so prices are going up.
AA is reducing their SJU hub. They will only be flying to Miami, Dallas, Chicago, New York and Hartford non-stop from SJU. With so few direct flights to the mainland, there isn't any justification for having 6-7 flights a day from STX/STT to SJU, as most passengers from VI to SJU connect to the mainland.
Look at the Seaborne Airlines land service as well. They have added more wheeled aircraft flights from STX to SJU. They are cheaper than Cape Air for most flights I've checked lately and you get bigger planes.
You can take Seaborne to Isla Grande and it's a short/cheap cab ride to the cruise ship pier.
The flights to Isla Grande are not scheduled. They are offered in a time range. Read the fine print,
Scheduled flights now go to the SJU International airport.
Also, with seaborne the over weight rates on the baggage may make them costlier in the long run. You always need to read the fine print these days when booking air travel which is a shame.