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    More news on Insel from the Curacao Chronicle:

    http://curacaochronicle.com/local/in...-at-a-minimum/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    What a disaster! I can't imagine going through a day like that.
    If she had to connect through all those islands to get to Trinidad she must have been booked on LIAT( which stands for Leeward Islands Air Transport or Leave Island Any Time, or Luggage in Another Territory), which is the English Speaking Caribbean's version of Insel.

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    Here is the latest on Insel. For the moment their flight operations will be focused on service between Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Martin; service to other islands in the Caribbean, to Miami and South America have been suspended till their aircraft fleet has undergone the necessary repairs and maintenance:
    http://curacaochronicle.com/main/ins...ao-st-maarten/

    This seems like a pretty good idea, sure it means I will have to rely on Suriname Airways to get to Curacao before connecting onto Aruba, or forking out the extra cash to connect through Panama with Copa. As long as my next trip is not a replay of the comedy of errors of September 2016, I will be quite fine with it. I did a quick check on Expedia for flights from Trinidad and Tobago to Aruba; and would you believe that I was presented with an option that involves island hopping up to St. Martin, before flying back to Curacao before flying onto Aruba. Sigh!! Yeah I think I'm going to need to sit down with my travel agent and look for something that does not involve a tour of the airports of the islands of the Caribbean in order to get to an island that is two hours away by a direct flight.

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    i think that you need to wiin the powerball, purchase your own jet and crew and fly to aruba without the use of any commercial operation
    Quote Originally Posted by vallond View Post
    Here is the latest on Insel. For the moment their flight operations will be focused on service between Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Martin; service to other islands in the Caribbean, to Miami and South America have been suspended till their aircraft fleet has undergone the necessary repairs and maintenance:
    http://curacaochronicle.com/main/ins...ao-st-maarten/

    This seems like a pretty good idea, sure it means I will have to rely on Suriname Airways to get to Curacao before connecting onto Aruba, or forking out the extra cash to connect through Panama with Copa. As long as my next trip is not a replay of the comedy of errors of September 2016, I will be quite fine with it. I did a quick check on Expedia for flights from Trinidad and Tobago to Aruba; and would you believe that I was presented with an option that involves island hopping up to St. Martin, before flying back to Curacao before flying onto Aruba. Sigh!! Yeah I think I'm going to need to sit down with my travel agent and look for something that does not involve a tour of the airports of the islands of the Caribbean in order to get to an island that is two hours away by a direct flight.

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    More of the latest news from the Curacao Chronicle involving Insel:
    http://curacaochronicle.com/local/in...nselair-aruba/

    Trust me Andrea, if I were to win the next Mega lotto draw I would not only buy my own aircraft and crew to fly to and from Aruba, I would make it available to travellers who wish to fly from Trinidad and Tobago to Aruba, with stops on Curacao and Bonaire, with a return flight via the same route. During the stops in Curacao and Bonaire, while offloading passengers my aircraft would pick up passengers flying onto the other islands in the ABC chain. As for days when this service would be offered?? I'm thinking Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Maybe even throw in a direct service between T&T and Aruba on Sunday.

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    The Latest News on Insel Air:

    http://curacaochronicle.com/local/et...zuelan-cadivi/

    http://curacaochronicle.com/local/in...ts-md80-again/

    http://curacaochronicle.com/politics...n-of-inselair/

    At present Insel has three aircraft (Fokker 50 and Fokker 70 aircraft) to service the air bridge between Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Martin. Hopefully something in the positive column occurs sooner rather than later.

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    I wouldn't feel confident getting on an aircraft owned by a company having "issues".

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