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Lizard
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I can't remember how many, You could get a flight to STT direct out of the NY Metro Airports, on the return flight you would leave STT and go thru customs at STX and then non stop back to NY Area Airports. I Know that after the deregulation of Air Fares, PR and Miami became the two connecting Airports. Here is the Question that I'M eluding to. Why can't the Air Lines at least Have one day per week that they have a direct flights to STT or STX. I Think there is enough visitors from the Northeast that could support this, and I would be willing to pay extra for that service. Anybody Know who actually makes those decisions, I called two major Airlines and couldn't get an answer., One Major Airline said "good question" (but no answer).

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2009 10:08 am
Bombi
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I remember a flight direct from Boston in the late 80's early 90's. It was great, you got to STX @ 3 in the afternoon and could get settled before dark. Ahh, the good old days when we weren't treated like cattle.

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Posted : January 28, 2009 11:10 am
Juanita
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Remember when flying used to be fun?

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Posted : January 28, 2009 12:21 pm
MosquitoBaitt
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I remember buying gas for under a buck, but things change. With the overhead and operational costs of an airline, they must try to make the most efficient and effective use of time.

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Posted : January 28, 2009 5:39 pm
Lizard
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MosquitoBait,
Wasn't the answer to the question I asked. Two (2) Take Offs vs Four (4) Take Offs doesn't sound like the most efficient and effective use of time or fuel cost savings to me. I remember buying regular gas for twenty cents (.20) a gallon. Those take offs would be RT with a full plane. But thanks for telling me that things change, I didn't know that.

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2009 6:24 pm
MosquitoBaitt
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MosquitoBait,
Wasn't the answer to the question I asked. Two (2) Take Offs vs Four (4) Take Offs doesn't sound like the most efficient and effective use of time or fuel cost savings to me. I remember buying regular gas for twenty cents (.20) a gallon. Those take offs would be RT with a full plane. But thanks for telling me that things change, I didn't know that.

FYI - I operated an air freight business out of STX and you are incorrect in your assumptions. In other words, there are too many variables and other factors to take into consideration to determine simply by a few take off's.

Sorry for ANY confusion.

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Posted : January 28, 2009 7:23 pm
Ronnie
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But you can get direct flights in and out of STT any day in the week. Flight 655 for New York. Can't recall the one from Boston. Now if it has changed this month, I am sorry. Direct to Miami as well as Philly, Raleigh, Atlanta. All have no stops.

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Posted : January 28, 2009 7:41 pm
Lizard
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Ronnie,
What AirLine is that?

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2009 8:11 pm
Lizard
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MosquitoBait,
Since I don't fly cargo, and do understand a little about take offs, that being the amount and pounds of JP4 required to reach a certain altitude is the largest expense that passenger aircraft have, also less crews required, less landing fee's, less service to the aircraft ,I could go on but I think you get the picture. However no assumptions or conclusions on my part.

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2009 8:23 pm
aschultz
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I know Delta has twice a weak to STX from ATL. Its much cheaper to fly AA and stop in PR though.

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Posted : January 28, 2009 8:43 pm
Lizard
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aschultz,
That's Southeast, looking for Northeast NY metro area Airports. I've taken that Delta flight before, it's not a direct flight for me it's a connecting. United also has one from Charlotte. Sprint from AC/NJ to STT at certain times when and how to get the flight info is a mystery at times.

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2009 8:51 pm
islandtyme
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I just looked on Orbitz for direct flight from stx to nyc (areas) & they make you fly to stt & then direct to nyc.............try them (orbitz)

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Posted : January 28, 2009 9:11 pm
beachy
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The flight Lizard recalls was #688 or similar #..AA flew it as an everyday turnaround from JFK to STT to STX to JFK. Was such a pleasure.... ended after Hurricane Marilyn, I believe, sometime in the late 90's. BUT, if you go back even further, there used to be a nonstop on several airlines, Pan Am and AA for certain, that went JFK to STX non-stop. It was one reason we traveled to STX the first time, back in the early 80's..and you would watch the folks get off this jet in stx and get on a little plane to fly to STT...how things change.
We would be sitting with Lizard, though, on a once or twice a week flight direct from JFK to stx, if American or someone else would fly it...I can't believe that it would not be full, at least through the winter months.

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Posted : January 28, 2009 11:16 pm
Ronnie
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American

AA Non-Stops
Departure
Arrival
655 07:30 AM
JFK 12:30 PM
STT

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Posted : January 31, 2009 2:56 am
Gerie
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AA Non-Stops
Departure
Arrival
655
07:30 AM JFK
12:30 PM STT

And I just booked that flight with the return direct flight, Saturday to Saturday in August for $320.77 including all taxes and fees. Great price.

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Posted : January 31, 2009 4:15 am
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