|By Lydia S. Segal on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 9:39 am:|
|By Susan Taft on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 2:09 pm:|
Had never heard of this airline until your post yestrday and then when visiting the USAir website to check out the rumor of their flying to Bonaire this airline came up with a scheduled flight from Miami. I was looking for February and it is scheduled to arrive in Bonaire around 6:30pm. Price in combination with a flight to Miami was over 1200 dollars per person!
|By Daren Daniels on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 2:37 pm:|
I think that they mean DCA from MIA to BON. The USAirways website also claims that Air Moldova goes between Aruba and Bonaire, and this is clearly Royal Aruban Airlines considering that Moldova and Kaliningrad are in Eastern Europe!
|By mimi greenberg on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 3:29 pm:|
Susan - U.S. Air will offer a non-stop flight between Philadelphia & Bonaire commencing in december. It's fact, not rumor. The info came from Best Fares Travel Club & Magazine... Well respected for their accuracy within the travel industry. However, neither fares nor schedules have been set. Any info or fare quote you get from U.S. Air at this point will not reflect the new service. When more detailed info is available, Best Fares will print it. Also, they seem to know what's happening before the airline reservation operators do.
|By Lydia S. Segal on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:12 pm:|
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:51 pm:|
|By Greg Lambert on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:51 pm:|
|By Susan Taft on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 6:42 pm:|
Mimi -- didn't mean to offend anyone with the word rumor.
|By mimi greenberg on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 9:55 pm:|
I wasn't offended. You sounded perplexed and frustrated & I was trying to help you out. also wasn't sure if you saw my earlier post on US Air elsewhere on the board.
|By michael gaynor on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 7:29 am:|
I think United forgot to tell the dept of transportation in the Netherlands Antilles that they planned a flight. I spoke with one of the memebers of Central government yesterday and he seems to think it is just a rumor. Also,to add fuel to the fire, American (not the Eagle) is making noises that it may fly to Bonaire.
|By Susan Taft on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 8:11 am:|
Mimi -- I appreciate the info on USAir and will keep my eyes open about this. We did not have any trouble with AA this April but would not mind USAir if the flight times were better! Air Jamaica means a bigger ground trip here to a more distant airport but USAir to Philly is not a problem. Thanks!
|By Daren Daniels on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 8:42 am:|
I hope AA and USAirways can get through all the red tape of the Bonairian government!
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 11:02 am:|
|By michael gaynor on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 11:26 am:|
You are indeed correct. The American folks have been talking to Government and it is starting to take shape. Now that the airpot will have fueling capability, etc. it looks promising.
|By Glen Reem on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 12:55 pm:|
Also, apparently Bonaire is a good traffic destination for American and using an AA aircraft vice AE would help AA in the ongoing dispute about relative numbers of big and little plane pilots they can have--a union/contract thing. It is the reason they have at least talked about cutting out some routes in the Caribbean and stateside. Implication also of larger a/c (i.e, jets) and perhaps direct from US w/o SJU, both good things!!! As long as they don't use MIA as a hub....
|By Daren Daniels on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 6:54 pm:|
Anything but Miami! But, if they use it for CUR it seems more than likely. I just hope that USAirways gets to come to Bonaire. They are on a huge Caribbean campaign, and they already have 16 Caribbean destinations. Air Jamaica would have to price compete with AA if they came to Bonaire.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 11:46 am:|
If American does fly here, their closest hub (and their mainland Caribbean hub) is Miami, so that would be most likely (sorry). Another possibility would be JFK, which is another American hub on the east coast, if I'm not mistaken.
|By mimi greenberg on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 10:05 pm:|
sorry everyone, i made a mistake about the u.s. air flight from philly to bonaire. It's philly to st. kitts that begins in December. Too bad. but i hear st. kitts has spectacular, unused dive sites that are worth checking out.
|By lonnie hoover on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 4:05 pm:|
What is Kaliningrad Airlines? Has anyone flown this carrier? It sounds supiciously like a spin-off of ALM. They are on the USAir site and maybe American, with flights from MIA to CUR on an MD80, with connecting service to BON on a Dash8. Sound familiar??? The price is nearly reasonable, and I am inclined to give them a try, but would like to know more. I thought I saw a posting about this last week, but now I can't find it. Does anyone have any details?
|By gary larabee on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 5:06 pm:|
did you read the usa today on the md80?
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 5:20 pm:|
Lonnie, I moved your question here, as it seemed to be the place where your question could be answered...
|By Carole Baker on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 6:50 pm:|
Gary...what's up with the MD80's?? Carole
|By Glen Reem on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 11:15 pm:|
|By Will D Young on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 4:20 pm:|
Anyone have a telephone number for Kaliningrad airlines? Thanks
|By Linda Richter - NetTech on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 10:47 am:|
It is DCE/DCA, Dutch Caribbean Express/Airlines the replacement for ALM. They got stuck with a previously used airline code. There website is http://www.flydca.net
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