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Howie Pheltersnatch

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Re: Ticket Prices
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2019, 07:10:45 PM »
That JetBlue flight from FLL into STI is money if you don’t mind the overnight flight.  I’m a vet with reliable connections and transport down there so I’ve never worried about it.  I’m saving hundreds and a shit ton of time by not having to drive that extra few miles south to MIA although the new brightline service really makes MIA more appealing again.

I booked first class in American for my September trip for about $620 R/T.  MIA to STI ( decent flight times) and then POP to MIA .  That’s a steal IMHO

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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2019, 09:59:23 PM »
Anyone flying from Toronto to POP August  - September?   Booked a flight in July for September paid 570 cad approx 430 usd.  Curious to see how much others are paying.

Not Toronto but Montreal in November ... paid 515$ on Air Transat ... direct flight to pop.
There is not much choice from yul to pop: Air Transat direct flight, Sunwing direct flight but fckn expensive and Westjet with a 1h layover in Toronto but usually more expensive than Transat. The westjet flight is good because you leave very early from Montreal but you arrive in pop around 1h30pm. Transat has the best price usually but landing is around 7h30pm ... Sunwing is the most expensive but direct and lands around 2pm in pop.
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« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2019, 02:17:53 AM »
Learn the airline points game...  If you reallocated a fraction of the time spent on this site to reading points blogs, you would save a fortune...   I'm sitting on 80K avios, which guarantees almost 6 $150 flights from MIA to POP....  100K southwest which guarantees 10 $150 flights from TPA to PUJ...  etc etc etc....  This isn't just a Florida thing, I've taken advantage of points to RD in northern US...  and you don't need to fly to accumulate points...

It's unreal how everyone bitches about $25 taxi rides, "holding the line" with chicas, and pennies on the exchange rate....  yet they're amost all overpaying by several hundred on flights with no lounge access or other perks....

Preach!!! I accumulate travel points with my credit cards (Chase mostly) and transfer them to my BA account to book $125-$150 round trip tickets from MIA POP MIA. I've done this about 10 or so times for DR and a couple of other times for other places of travel.

The biggest problem I could see for some people is it really depends on if award travel is available for the times that you want to go. Don't expect a bevvy of award tickets available during peak travel season, but it is possible. If you can be flexible with your schedule it can really work in your favor. I've scored a couple of these tickets for last minute trips to POP as well (<72 hours)....price of the award ticket is still $125-$150 round trip.

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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2019, 02:41:43 AM »
Anyone flying from Toronto to POP August  - September?   Booked a flight in July for September paid 570 cad approx 430 usd.  Curious to see how much others are paying.

Not Toronto but Montreal in November ... paid 515$ on Air Transat ... direct flight to pop.
There is not much choice from yul to pop: Air Transat direct flight, Sunwing direct flight but fckn expensive and Westjet with a 1h layover in Toronto but usually more expensive than Transat. The westjet flight is good because you leave very early from Montreal but you arrive in pop around 1h30pm. Transat has the best price usually but landing is around 7h30pm ... Sunwing is the most expensive but direct and lands around 2pm in pop.

Touching down at 130pm for 515 is a good look.  I prefer touching ground before 4pm or I feel I'm missing out on a day.  I booked November WestJet direct flight for 470 (lowest paid since flying out to POP) touchdown at 230pm.  Best experience with WestJet found Sunwing more expensive and was on 3 hour delay in July. 

Question are the strip clubs still live in Montreal?   I didn't get to any my last road trip last year but the last time I did get to check them out had a good time. 

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« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2019, 10:31:18 AM »
@2up you misread my reply ... the Transat flight lands at 8h45pm .. I only took that one because it was cheaper and I don't mind since originally, It was supposed to be a saturday to saturday 7 days trip ... this one was cheaper and leaves on friday so ... 1 bonus day for me lol
and yes the strip club scene is well alive in Montreal.
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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2019, 05:23:39 PM »
@CC I extra day is always a bonus!!

I gotta make my way down to Montreal soon.

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« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2019, 06:25:12 PM »
Just booked a round trip from EWR for March 2020 at $362 landing 12:45pm
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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2019, 08:06:17 PM »
JFK to SDQ for $103 right now. Is this normal??

https://gyazo.com/7f485d1a9bf34d815934746417f38730

If this is common then a few hours on the Caribe bus might be worth it.

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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2019, 06:09:52 AM »
JFK to SDQ for $103 right now. Is this normal??

https://gyazo.com/7f485d1a9bf34d815934746417f38730

If this is common then a few hours on the Caribe bus might be worth it.

Right now round trip from JFK to STI end of October is going for around 250. About to book a quick getaway at that price. Easier to get to Sosua from STI then SDQ

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« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2019, 06:28:25 AM »
I would add that it's a shorter bus ride from Santiago to Sosua than from Santo Domingo, but the process is equally easy.    I've done both. You grab your bags, clear customs, walk outside and jump in a taxi to the bus station. That's it. It's roughly a four-hour bus ride from Santo Domingo, about two hours from Santiago.

From both cities there are buses that will drop you off in the middle of Sosua within walking distance of hotels such as New Garden and Hotel Europa. Buses are more frequent from Santiago, with one leaving nearly every hour for much of the day. There are not nearly as many buses from Santo Domingo.

Another issue for Santo Domingo is that return flights are often in the early morning, meaning you'd need to spend the night before in Santo Domingo.

Also, some of the buses from Santo Domingo may not have bathrooms, and the same can be true for Santiago. Either way, hold off on the Presidentes until you hit the Su.

One thing to make note of is your total travel time. From my city in Florida I can fly nonstop to Santo Domingo in two hours, wait around an hour or so for a bus and then be in Sosua four hours later. Total travel time: less than eight hours. Compare that to connecting in say, Atlanta, then to Santiago, then the bus ride from STI. That travel time can also be around eight hours.

In my opinion it all comes down to the cost savings. I've bought roundtrip tickets to Santo Domingo for under $200. As another poster noted, it becomes a no-brainer at that point when you consider some guys are paying $700 plus just for airfare. Saving $500-$700 on airfare is HUGE.

My advice is to make your decision based on cost and total travel time while also considering lining up bus schedules with your arrival and departure times.
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« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2019, 07:59:59 AM »
Having flown into Santo Domingo, Santiago and Puerto Plata, I find renting a car is the best option to save time, money and every last moment of your vacation time in country. The drive from/to SDQ is 3 hours, STI 2 hours, and POP is 30 minutes when visiting Sosua. And even with the morning flight in Santo Domingo, you can party all night and eat breakfast in the morning before driving back to the airport to fly back home. Even at 40bucks a day, you can't beat the efficiency of renting a car and driving wherever and whenever you want. IMHO, it enhances your visit.
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« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2019, 12:31:16 PM »
Having flown into Santo Domingo, Santiago and Puerto Plata, I find renting a car is the best option to save time, money and every last moment of your vacation time in country. The drive from/to SDQ is 3 hours, STI 2 hours, and POP is 30 minutes when visiting Sosua. And even with the morning flight in Santo Domingo, you can party all night and eat breakfast in the morning before driving back to the airport to fly back home. Even at 40bucks a day, you can't beat the efficiency of renting a car and driving wherever and whenever you want. IMHO, it enhances your visit.

Driving in DR has never seemed to be a money issue though.  It's more so that the ones that don't are normally just afraid to drive there in general.

 


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