SailNet Community - View Single Post - Flying to the Carribean
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 03-01-2007
Chuteman's Avatar
Chuteman Chuteman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Chuteman is on a distinguished road
Sad Truth

SC22:
Unfortunately, you have picked up an ugly truth.

What city are You flying out of? Charter island preferences?

A few ideas:
1) frequent flyer miles - harder than ever & you may have to sit on the wing
2) Fly middle of the week
3) Pick islands that have direct jet service & are popular with land tourists
ie; St Martin (SXM), St. Thomas (STT)
4) Try various departure cities that You can get to cheaper on another airline ie; Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, CLT
5) Charter Company Airfare - several times during the year Moorings, Sunsail & others offer airfare discounts, at least get a quote to see how it compares
6) Try airline websites vs Orbitz, etc

The bad part about it is that the airlines have no logical fare plan. Their numbers jump all over the place
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook