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Need airline to connect from Montego Bay to Negril

Need airline to connect from Montego Bay to Negril

Jul 26th, 2002, 07:42 PM
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Jackie
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Need airline to connect from Montego Bay to Negril

My husband and I will be going to Jamaica at the end of October and have heard that it's definetly better to take the "puddle jumper" from Mobay to Negril istead of the dreaded bus. I have found several air services to use but don't know if there is much difference between them (Air Jamaica Express, Tim Air & Intl. Air Link* - they seem to be the cheapest so far. Has anyone used any of these airlines? I would really appreciate some feedback. Thanks!
 
Jul 27th, 2002, 06:22 AM
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Dave
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We used Air Jamaica - got there and back. No problem.
 
Jul 27th, 2002, 07:45 AM
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caribbean specialist
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I have flow Air Jamaica Express. It was fine. Burl Air, Timair and Air Link are the others.
Email [email protected]<BR>[email protected]<B...ntlairlink.com
 
Jul 27th, 2002, 07:58 AM
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I flew on Tim Air R/T Montego Bay to Negril and thought they were fabulous. The best part about Tim Air vs. a scheduled air carrier (Air Jamaica) is that Tim Air was waiting for us when we landed in MBJ. We didn't have to depend on Air Jamaicas schedule. The pilot was wonderful and the view was beautiful.
 
Jul 27th, 2002, 11:30 PM
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I've used TimAir 2 or 3 times from Mobay to Negril - last trip was several yrs. ago (pry. '96 or '97). Believe I paid less than $70 USD and rather than the vomit-inducing bus trip taking what seems like hours, got to GrandLido in less than an hour. Thank you, Jesus.

 
Jul 27th, 2002, 11:36 PM
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FYI - Timair contact info.:

Timair Limited
Airline Charter (domestic and int'l)
Sangster Intl. Airport
Montego Bay, Jamaica, WI
809.952.2516 or 809.979.1114
 
Jul 29th, 2002, 12:20 PM
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Jackie,

Your info is out of date. The new road from MoBay to Negril is complete and it is a dream to drive. All the sharp turns have been taken out by way of major cuts and excavations. New bridges have been constructed and the traffic flows very smoothly.
Save your money on the airfare and splurge when you get to Negril.
 
Jul 30th, 2002, 05:15 AM
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Jam-Man,

How long does it take to drive now that the new highway is complete?
 
Jul 30th, 2002, 12:10 PM
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When did the road get completed? 18 of us went to Sandals Negril in February and it took 2.25 hrs each way by transfer. That was my second time doing it, so now I always recommend to my clients that they fly. 20 min beats over 2 hrs.
 
Jul 31st, 2002, 04:01 AM
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I've read in several other posts that the road between Negril and Mo Bay is now complete. Are we talking about the same highway along the coast?? Either way, I would still fly.
 
Jul 31st, 2002, 04:43 AM
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I agree, even if the road is better, flying 15 minutes has got to get more votes that driving 2 and a half hours after long plane rides to even get to Jamaica... Mindy, if I may ask, do you need to give Tim Air a head's up that you are arriving or are they always on stand by, so to speak.
 
Aug 1st, 2002, 07:22 AM
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Sorry, can't give an answer for MoBay-Negril time. Someone reading this has to have made the full trip recently. Hope they'll share their experience.
I just did Sangster to Tryall and it took about 10 minutes off that trip- meaning about 40 minutes down to about 30. Hopewell village is still a slowdown, especially on market day.
I'd have to guess that the full run to Negril must save 40 to 45 minutes.
The road is only just done. Still doing landscaping and finishing shoulders and such.
But, if anyone is concerned about the quality of the drive and length of the drive, and has the $$$ to make the flight, by all means, take the flight.
 
Aug 23rd, 2002, 10:57 AM
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The road is completed and will shock repeat visitors. Sangster to Negril should take 1h45 max. (and that's if you caught in some MoBay traffic on the way out of town). It's fast, mostly straight and very scenic. If a group of you have hired a van to take you, stop by the Tryall Beach Club for lunch en-route.
 

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