Well folks, it’s been a bit since we’ve told you the latest and greatest on the airline situation. Here is everything we currently know…
Direct service will commence between New York’s JFK airport and St. Thomas via Delta airlines this Saturday, April 7th. Thanks goodness! (And honestly, it’s about time!) But a big thank you to Delta for finally providing this service. This direct flight will initially operate on Saturdays only. On May 24th, Delta will resume daily nonstop service between JFK and STT. I just did a quick check of the prices and some days are as low as $163 one way. So what are you waiting for, go book your flights my fellow tri-state area friends!
United is also getting into the nonstop game! They plan to commence nonstop service between Washington Dulles (IAD) and St. Thomas on June 2nd. A quick search just showed great fares for this route too with prices as low as $214 one way on select days.
Here is who is currently flying into St. Thomas:
- American has two daily flights via Miami.
- Delta has one daily flight via Atlanta.
- Spirit flies via Ft. Lauderdale on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.
- JetBlue flies in daily via San Juan.
- United has a daily flight from Newark that has a short stop in San Juan.
- Cape Air and Seaborne airlines both have several flights daily via San Juan.
Many of you have expressed frustration over the limited flight schedules. I hear ya, and I am right there with you. One thing to look at it booking a ticket to San Juan and then booking a separate ticket from San Juan to St. Thomas. You may be able to find better prices and better schedule options this way. I would suggest to those of you who plan to do this to only travel with carry on luggage. If you do this and check luggage, you will have to recheck your luggage on the second airline and go through security again in San Juan. And we all know that’s no fun.
Curious what flights are flying in and out of St. Thomas or any airport on any given day? Well there is an easy way to check that out. Go to www.flightstats.com, and click on Advanced Search. Type in the airport you are curious about in either the Departure Airport or Arrival Airport box. Then pick the time of day you are curious about, and click Search. That will show you all of the flight information. Here is a sample search of some of the flights that are scheduled to arrive on April 3rd between noon and 6 p.m.:
Pretty neat, right? I use this as a tool to find the best flights when flying into an airport that I am unfamiliar with.
Well that’s all we have for you today folks. I hope this information was helpful. And I hope that you are able to come and visit us soon.