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St. Croix to PR?

 
athletic5
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Any suggestions on the best way to get from St. Croix to the Puerto Rico Airport? I have a flight leaving from PR on the 28th but have to get to PR first and am trying to figure out the cheapest way...any input would be great! thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : September 10, 2010 4:31 am
Linda J
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You have 3 choices, the American Eagle shuttle, Seabourne, or CapeAir. You are looking at probably $150 or more RT.

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Posted : September 10, 2010 4:46 am
Jim Dandy
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Seaborne isn't a great option if you are catching a connecting flight.

1. You have to clear customs and immigration when you arrive in San Juan. If the TSA people are not on site when you arrive plan to wait till they do arrive.

2. You then have a 15 - 30 minute cab ride to transfer airports. If there is a cab strike or a shortage of cabs you are screwed. My wife and I got caught during a cab strike in San Juan and had to pay $200 each for one way tickets on the Eagle to STX.

3. You then have to recheck your luggage and go through security again at the main airport while if you fly the Eagle or Cape you can check your luggage straight through and you don't have to go through security again. While allowing an hour for connections on the Eagle or Cape is OK plan on allowing 2 -3 hours for Seaborne.

I like Seaborne but use it only if my final destination is PR.

Jim

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Posted : September 10, 2010 11:15 am
divinggirl
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while if you fly the Eagle or Cape you can check your luggage straight through and you don't have to go through security again

You may want to check into this. A friend purchased tickets independently (her PR to states ticket was purchased first then a week later she bought the Cape Air ticket for STX to PR) and when she flew Cape Air from STX to PR she had to claim her luggage, leave the secure area and then go check in for her next flight. This happened about 3 years ago so the rules may have changed.

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Posted : September 10, 2010 11:26 am
Jim Dandy
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I have never had a problem. You just need to have a copy of your ongoing itinerary and then have the baggage ticketed to your end destination when you check your bags in STX.

Jim

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Posted : September 10, 2010 2:02 pm
Juanita
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My preference has always been to just book straight through with one airline. That way, if your first flight gets delayed, it's on the airline to get you on the next flight, or whatever is needed to compensate for a missed connection, etc. If you piece it together yourself, and miss your flight in PR, then you may be charged a change flight fee, pay for your own hotel or whatever is involved. If you do book separate airlines yourself, I suggest having a very long layover in San Juan, " just in case".

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Posted : September 10, 2010 2:18 pm
GoodToGo
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But aren't you limited to something like 30 lbs of luggage per bag with Cape Air? Maybe not an issue leaving but I bet it is coming back!

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Posted : September 10, 2010 9:17 pm
athletic5
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thanks everyone for the help! i really appreciate it!

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2010 2:36 am
IslandPilots
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I'm partial to Cape Air myself, since they employee me and all. 🙂

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Posted : September 16, 2010 12:17 pm
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