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Thread: Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

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    thomasj is offline
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    Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

    Has anyone on the board connected via PTP Airport (Guadeloupe) to St Barts? Curious about the connection procedure.
    thanks and Happy New Year everyone!
    Tom
    LAST VISIT: December 2018
    NEXT VISIT: March 2019 (for my Birthday!)
    St. Barth Je t'aime (except all the smoking...)

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    elgreaux is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: May 2003 Saint Barth Posts: 10,251

    Re: Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

    Rosemond came back that way in September from Paris to PTP to SBH, it's small airport and you just need to get from the international area to the regional fights downstairs --- it's pretty easy actually. Is your connection the same day?

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    lloyd is offline
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    Re: Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

    Be very careful.We used AC to PTP from YUL for many,many years,without incident(before WJS-YYZ-SXM was available).But you can’t rely on Air Antilles now.Used that route in Nov. for a short trip to deal with post-Irma stuff-ended up having to charter a plane to return SBH-PTP!.If you can use Commuter,do!
    Return will be WJS- YYZ-ANU-SBH Tradewind,not via Gwada

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    Caribbean Flights is offline
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    Re: Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

    Since SXM had reduced capacity (post IRMA), most SBH locals go to Paris via PTP (Guadeloupe). Domestic flight, easy and customs/immigration free (very simple and fast transit process). Air Antilles / St Barth Commuter. Plus you'll get the "French touch" as soon as you land in PTP...

    US destinations: PTP offers direct flights to JFK, FLL, PVD, ATL, MIA.

    Several Canadian options also (mostly for "Québecois") ; French language oblige.

    Possibly an option after San Juan and Antigua. No long walks through endless terminals ("SJU"), easy transit, no lines ("ANU").
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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

    Given the bias of the Forum, I know this is a loaded question- If one is connecting thorough Guadeloupe, might it be a thought to spend a day or two there, as long as it does not shorten the stay in SBH? Don't know anything about the island.

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    elgreaux is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: May 2003 Saint Barth Posts: 10,251

    Re: Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Given the bias of the Forum, I know this is a loaded question- If one is connecting thorough Guadeloupe, might it be a thought to spend a day or two there, as long as it does not shorten the stay in SBH? Don't know anything about the island.
    It really helps to speak French or Creole, English is not as prevalent as it is in Saint Barth...

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    Caribbean Flights is offline
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    Re: Connection via Pointe a Pitre Airport (Guadeloupe)?

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Given the bias of the Forum, I know this is a loaded question- If one is connecting thorough Guadeloupe, might it be a thought to spend a day or two there, as long as it does not shorten the stay in SBH? Don't know anything about the island.
    Very different island compared to St. Barth, but has a lot to offer too. Since Norwegian Air started to fly direct to Guadeloupe from JFK, FLL and PVD (BOS) 3 years ago, many North Americans had the opportunity to discover the "butterfly island".

    See more here: https://www.norwegian.com/us/destina...ointe-a-pitre/

    Areas I would look into: Sainte-Anne, Saint-François, Deshaies, Le Gosier.

    All very French, as Ellen pointed out.
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