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St Thomas airport

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St Thomas airport

Are there unusual delays either arriving or departing, compared to what they were before the hurricanes?


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1. Re: St Thomas airport

We encountered no delays on arrival or departure. Airport has been working hard to restore normal ops tempo, during peak hours, lines are expected but with fewer airlines servicing, our departure, on a Sunday, went smoothly. Note the infrastructure is still fragile so any minor technical glitch can result in back ups. Heed the three hour rule for arriving at the airport on day of departure.

Edited: 11 December 2017, 18:46
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2. Re: St Thomas airport

Extra time is always a good idea but the only airline that has a three-hour "rule" is AA. Glitches abound with TSA and customs but you can streamline your arrival and find wiggle room within AA's "Rule" if you've checked in online and have a mobile and paper boarding pass as back up and are not flying with checked baggage.

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3. Re: St Thomas airport

We arrived at STT today. Unfortunately we were among the dozen ppl whose checked in luggage was delayed

They told us the airliner (American Air) will deliver our bags to the ferry dock at STJ (that’s where we are staying) sometime tomorrow. <sigh> I wonder if it’s just an AA thing. All our snorkel gear is in the checked in bags. We also have two car seats delayed too

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4. Re: St Thomas airport

I departed STT on Tuesday and encountered no delays through Customs or TSA. Most of the waiting area is now open but the Hibiscus Cafe remains closed. Their portable kiosks are open and you can buy sandwiches, salads, johnnycake, and drinks from them. There’s even a small bar open between Gates 3 & 4...

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