We are on the US Air flight out of STL on the 15th, early morning departure (6 AM), returning the 22nd, so we missed you by a day.
Randy, I don't think it is a non-stop, at least our flight isn't. We stop over in Charlotte, but we still arrive in MoBay prior to noon, so not too bad. Yes, the non-stops out of STL were nice. We would be at CSA shortly after noon on our previous trips. This time I estimate we will be at CSA by 3 PM, still not too bad.
Tanline, where are you headed? Will we bump into you at CSA? Have a great trip!
I haven't been told otherwise so I'm assuming we're still non-stop. The last three times we've been to Jamaica it been Mon-Mon NS, but always afternoon flights. A few years ago the charters from STL to MBJ were in the early am slot, but that's been hogged up by charters to Cancun, yuk! I think it's time to flip-flop them again. We'll be at CSS this time, all previous trips were to CN.
The charter flights for the various TA's working in the STL area have been in a state of flux for at least a couple of years. USA3000 was completely out of Lambert for over a year. There were a couple of other charters that filled the gaps with only one or two flights a week to MoBay. USA3000 had three flights a week by themselves back in 2005 and you could arrange to spend anywhere from 4 to 14 days in Jamaica with the various flights in and out. Things are not so rosy now. One flight a week down and back, and the departure times were not very attractive when we checked for our trip this year. So we found a pretty good price and schedule with US Airways. One stop in Charlotte both ways, but we do get to MoBay before noon the first day. We are trying to plan a trip for next summer. Should be interesting to start the search for flights and prices in the next couple of months.
Ya'll have a great trip. What ever way you get there.