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    ANU-SBH tips?

    Hello all
    (Aware that I've been serially over-posting (esp. as a newby here) apologies.)
    Anyone have any suggestions on optimising / minimising the Antigua transfer to St. Barts? We've done it a couple times now, will again shortly, but I've got a feeling we are amateurishly improvising and better ways exist. So any tips welcome, thank you in advance!

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    KevinS is online now
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    Re: ANU-SBH tips?

    The only two airlines which I am aware of who are flying ANU-SBH are Winair and Tradewind Aviation. I’ve used Tradewind in the past and been quite happy with their service.

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    Re: ANU-SBH tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    The only two airlines which I am aware of who are flying ANU-SBH are Winair and Tradewind Aviation. Iíve used Tradewind in the past and been quite happy with their service.
    Kevin - thanks very much. Any secrets to minimizing fuss and stress at ANU in the transfer itself?

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    KevinS is online now
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    Re: ANU-SBH tips?

    When I connected through ANU after Irma, I overnighted in both directions, so my experience would be different. My recollection is that there was someone from Tradewind's ground handler in the Arrivals hall though. At that time their ground handler was Signature Flight Support. I felt better having contact information for Signature. I suggest verifying with Tradewind that they are still using Signature, and getting a contact number for them.

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    Re: ANU-SBH tips?

    Charlie, we provide provide VIP Services in Antigua with or without booking our private or shared charters between Antigua and St. Barths. Feel free to submit a reservation request via http://www.airsxm.com/request.php.
    AirStMaarten offers seamless connections to St. Barths.
    Book your private & shared charters, commercial flights and VIP service to SBH at www.AirSXM.com.

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    Re: ANU-SBH tips?

    Thanks one and all!

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    Caribbean Flights is offline
    SBH Member Joined: Apr 2017 New York & St. Barths Posts: 44

    Re: ANU-SBH tips?

    Honestly, there is nothing to it. Antigua now has a brand-new terminal and everything works quite smoothly (except if you are running late, that means arriving after 4:00 pm, due to the sunset restriction in St. Barths). Be aware though, no matter which VIP company you will be using (there are only 2 of them), the agents are NOT allowed to retrieve your bags. In the old days, they had the red cap service but that's now gone. This means that agents will usually meet you in the arrival hall (downstairs at the bottom of the escalator), or upstairs as you come out of the jet bridge. They will give you a "fast-track" ticket which allows expediting the Customs clearance, but that's about it. Don't expect much more. You will still need to collect your bags yourself, clear Customs and check-in for your next flight (charter or scheduled, they all use the same check-in counters (# 1, 2, or 3). Once checked-in, you can proceed upstairs to clear Customs outbound and go through security to your gate. Again, there is nothing special about this transit, there are airports which are much more difficult than Antigua. Also, the walk is short. As you come out of Customs, the check-in area is just a few steps away on your right. So, you won't be dragging your bags much.

    On-location VIP companies (all the others are simply outsourcing them):

    Signature Flight Support ($70 USD per person, one way): anumeetandgreet@signatureflight.com
    Express Handlers ($46 USD per person, one way): expresshandlers@gmail.com

    By the way, airlines servicing St. Barths from Antigua also include St Barth Commuter and a few others (Anguilla Air Service, Trans Anguilla, West Indies Helicopters, Caribbean Helicopters, Fly Montserrat,..). Some of them will have to fly through their respective airspace (*) before going to St. Barths (for example the Anguilla-based or St. Maarten-based companies). All of them are using the above handling companies.

    (*) As of April 2019, Winair is no longer authorized to fly DIRECT from Antigua to St. Barths. They now have to fly via SXM. This is due to traffic right limitations.

    Note: Signature Flight Support also runs the FBO in Antigua (aka "runway 10"), located on the other side of the airport. The FBO is primarily used by private jets; no charter company going to SBH is using it (except if in transit between your private jet and a charter flight, just like in SXM).
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