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Vacation to St. Kitts

at 11:59 - 19th, December 2014
Don't organize is in the chat, do it here guys...


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Alex Alex
News comment 1 | User comment 4954 | 11:59 - 19th, Dec 2014

So Js has time off from March the 29th to April 4th.

andrew andrew
News comment 2 | User comment 1361 | 14:19 - 19th, Dec 2014

What is this organization business ?

js js
News comment 3 | User comment 1051 | 12:24 - 20th, Dec 2014

I might be able to change it, but that's what it's at right now. I can't do anything before march 12th, because i'm cat sitting for my parents and don't know anyone else that could take care of her. So the 15th or 22nd might also be an option, but i'd have to check availability. Schedule changes can be a pain.

andrew andrew
News comment 4 | User comment 1361 | 18:13 - 20th, Dec 2014

yeah. Im pretty flexible, let's see what Jay's schedule looks like

Alex Alex
News comment 5 | User comment 4954 | 16:39 - 1st, Jan 2015

Has anyone contacted Jay?

js js
News comment 6 | User comment 1051 | 22:43 - 1st, Jan 2015

Don't have his number, i was waiting for Andy to do it.

andrew andrew
News comment 7 | User comment 1361 | 10:06 - 5th, Jan 2015

I messaged him on FB a few days ago - but I don't think he checks very often

Alex Alex
News comment 8 | User comment 4954 | 21:52 - 5th, Jan 2015

He tried to login but couldn't remember his creds.

js js
News comment 9 | User comment 1051 | 1:11 - 14th, Jan 2015

I was looking up tickets to St-Kitts and it looks like the week i have off might not be the best time. It's the week with good friday, so flight prices are about 1100$ and there aren't many tickets available. The week before i saw prices of about 775-900$.

andrew andrew
News comment 10 | User comment 1361 | 10:51 - 14th, Jan 2015

I msg'd Jay a few days ago, he should come on here at some point

Alex Alex
News comment 11 | User comment 4954 | 12:13 - 14th, Jan 2015

Can you change your vacation days then JS?

js js
News comment 12 | User comment 1051 | 21:32 - 14th, Jan 2015

I'll see what i can do. I might be able to do it, but i'd prefer to know when to change it to before i do so.

Alex Alex
News comment 13 | User comment 4954 | 8:32 - 15th, Jan 2015

Just keep in mind that the more you check flights on websites, the more they increase the price. best thing to do is to search for flights directly on in private mode.

Alex Alex
News comment 14 | User comment 4954 | 17:04 - 22nd, Jan 2015

Whats the latest on this? Anyone talk to Jay?

js js
News comment 15 | User comment 1051 | 10:39 - 27th, Jan 2015

So i checked with my manager and looks like i'll be able to change my vacation days either march 15th or march 22nd. Even if the system doesn't take it, he can do a manual override. Now what i need to know is what week to boot it for.

Alex Alex
News comment 16 | User comment 4954 | 11:54 - 27th, Jan 2015

Ok, I don't have a choice, I'm coming to Montreal on March 27th for 2 weeks. Initially I was going to leave for montreal on the 3rd but too many people here want vacation around that time.

js js
News comment 17 | User comment 1051 | 17:03 - 27th, Jan 2015

Alright, so that definitely rules out that week for the trip. One thing I noticed was that you were looking for flights on a Friday. When I was looking for flights, most of the ones I found were on Saturday. Booking on Friday simply made for longer layovers. Do you have any recommendations?

andrew andrew
News comment 18 | User comment 1361 | 20:19 - 27th, Jan 2015

I could potentially do the week of the 22nd - which might work out. We could all leave at the same time back to mtl on the 27th?

andrew andrew
News comment 19 | User comment 1361 | 20:24 - 27th, Jan 2015

Or would that week be too busy for you Alex ?

Alex Alex
News comment 20 | User comment 4954 | 9:59 - 28th, Jan 2015

That'd be awesome!
The time would be ok, I'm the first to leave and it's a month before move outs and move ins so I should have plenty of time to get things ready when I come back.

Alex Alex
News comment 21 | User comment 4954 | 10:02 - 28th, Jan 2015

Yea JS, I was able to find flights back to montreal on the 27 with only transit through miami, no layovers. Check in a private window without logging into the site.

Alex Alex
News comment 22 | User comment 4954 | 9:12 - 6th, Feb 2015

So what's the latest?

js js
News comment 23 | User comment 1051 | 0:47 - 15th, Feb 2015

Just remembered my passport was expired. Shouldn't be a problem since there's an expedited option that only takes 10 business days.

Alex Alex
News comment 24 | User comment 4954 | 11:25 - 15th, Feb 2015

Ok, so you guys are coming then?

andrew andrew
News comment 25 | User comment 1361 | 12:25 - 18th, Feb 2015

I'm good to go - although booking flights in my case is simple. JS are you getting your passport renewed ?

js js
News comment 26 | User comment 1051 | 10:03 - 19th, Feb 2015

Yes, they told me the latest i should get it is march 10th, so it should be fine. So which week would be better for everyone, march 15th or the 22nd. I can do either. It would be cool to have the same flight back to montreal with Alex if we go on the 22nd.

andrew andrew
News comment 27 | User comment 1361 | 9:48 - 20th, Feb 2015

22nd is better for me

Alex Alex
News comment 28 | User comment 4954 | 8:59 - 22nd, Feb 2015


Alex Alex
News comment 29 | User comment 4954 | 9:01 - 22nd, Feb 2015

My flight info for flying to montreal.

Flight 2446
Leaving SKB St Kitts Mar 27, 2015 07:50 AM
Arriving MIA Miami Mar 27, 2015 11:15 AM

Flight to Montreal from Miami
Flight 1478
Leaving MIA Miami Mar 27, 2015 02:20 PM
Arriving YUL Montreal Mar 27, 2015 05:46 PM

js js
News comment 30 | User comment 1051 | 9:19 - 26th, Feb 2015

Alright, got my vacation setup to the 22nd so that's not a problem. Now i just need to look into the plane tickets. One question, do you have room for both me and Andy at your place. I was thinking that maybe i could try to fit an inflatable mattress in my luggage if that's a problem.

andrew andrew
News comment 31 | User comment 1361 | 12:32 - 26th, Feb 2015


Alex Alex
News comment 32 | User comment 4954 | 19:26 - 26th, Feb 2015

you'llstay at my place or my actual condo. no need for the mattress. :)

js js
News comment 33 | User comment 1051 | 17:14 - 27th, Feb 2015

Well that was fast, already got my new passport.

andrew andrew
News comment 34 | User comment 1361 | 18:42 - 27th, Feb 2015

well book your tickets JS & i'll work around it as much as possible. I'll be flying standby so may not get the same flights.

Alex Alex
News comment 35 | User comment 4954 | 14:53 - 2nd, Mar 2015

So what's the word? So far it looks like you guys are coming up, then leaving with me and then Jay is coming back with me haha

andrew andrew
News comment 36 | User comment 1361 | 15:27 - 2nd, Mar 2015

lol .. Jay can't make it that week ? Tried getting in touch with him a few times

Alex Alex
News comment 37 | User comment 4954 | 15:30 - 2nd, Mar 2015

nah, he has a big project he's taking care of and then he's going to burn out by the end of it so he'll need the vacation.

js js
News comment 38 | User comment 1051 | 16:01 - 2nd, Mar 2015

I'm planning things for 20 or 21st. I'm using points on my credit card and have to go through a travel agency. By the way, what airline are you using on your way to Montreal Alex?

Alex Alex
News comment 39 | User comment 4954 | 18:49 - 2nd, Mar 2015

american airlines. Delta and us airways kind suck when it comes to getting to st kitts

js js
News comment 40 | User comment 1051 | 10:36 - 3rd, Mar 2015

So the flight is booked, Flight 1353 with american airlines at 6AM with a 7 hour layover in Miami and then Flight 1454 arriving at 8:11Pm in st-kitts. Going to have to be at the airport at 4AM (Sigh).

andrew andrew
News comment 41 | User comment 1361 | 11:20 - 3rd, Mar 2015

which day is this ? .. & coming back Friday ?

js js
News comment 42 | User comment 1051 | 11:45 - 3rd, Mar 2015

Sorry, march 20th, on Friday. And i was able to get the same flight as Alex on the way back

js js
News comment 43 | User comment 1051 | 11:46 - 3rd, Mar 2015

And both ways with American Airlines

andrew andrew
News comment 44 | User comment 1361 | 15:43 - 3rd, Mar 2015

awesome. i'll keep you guys posted :)

So what do you guys want to do for the week ? :D

js js
News comment 45 | User comment 1051 | 19:21 - 3rd, Mar 2015

I don't know what flight you'll be taking Andy, but since my flight is so early I'll be getting a room at the Sheraton next to the airport the night before. Getting a good deal on it since my brother in law works there. If you end up on the same flight or another early flight on the 20th, we can always share the room since there are 2 beds.

js js
News comment 46 | User comment 1051 | 19:22 - 3rd, Mar 2015

Don't think I can convince someone to give me a lift there at 3am lol.

andrew andrew
News comment 47 | User comment 1361 | 9:41 - 4th, Mar 2015

nah, I have a bus up the street which will take me to the airport 24-hours a day.

How much did your tickets end up costing you ? I saw online ~780$ CAD. Will look into tickets tonight.

js js
News comment 48 | User comment 1051 | 13:38 - 4th, Mar 2015

The ones I got were more expensive, but I used points on my credit card that covered most if it. Only ended up paying 200$ with tax and everything.

Alex Alex
News comment 49 | User comment 4954 | 14:31 - 4th, Mar 2015

Nice. but I bet you you didn't use porn mode...

780 seems to be the norm around now.

I'm getting excited now :D There will be lots of beach going, some relaxing, some drinking, and hopefully I'll be healed up by the time you come back so I can go out kite boarding.

js js
News comment 50 | User comment 1051 | 17:08 - 4th, Mar 2015

Probably not an issue since we're coming to your place, but would we need any kind of power adapter?

Alex Alex
News comment 51 | User comment 4954 | 17:39 - 4th, Mar 2015

nope, we use american and canadian standards in all our condos

andrew andrew
News comment 52 | User comment 1361 | 22:02 - 4th, Mar 2015

The flights look pretty good standby-wise. Might take a day or two for the booking to happen though - my dad needs to 'register' me. I'll likely be coming on the Sunday (22nd)

andrew andrew
News comment 53 | User comment 1361 | 22:36 - 4th, Mar 2015

well that was fast :D

1 1353Y 22MAR S YULMIA MM1 600A 1004A /E
2 1454Y 22MAR S MIASKB MM1 510P 811P /E
3 2446Y 27MAR F SKBMIA MM1 750A 1115A /E
4 1478Y 27MAR F MIAYUL MM1 220P 546P /E

andrew andrew
News comment 54 | User comment 1361 | 23:15 - 4th, Mar 2015

while it's on my mind, is it better to bring CAD, USD, or XCD ? For some countries it's better to convert it before going, others once you're there.

Alex Alex
News comment 55 | User comment 4954 | 7:56 - 5th, Mar 2015

The EC is tied to the US, it will always be around 2.7 (sometimes 2.6882, sometimes 2.72 to 1 US)
You can even not bring any cash and use your visa here or debit card at the atms though they'll charge you a transfer rate and convenience fee.

If anything, bring US and convert it here. Canadian fluctuates so it's hard to say what the exchange will be.

Alex Alex
News comment 56 | User comment 4954 | 8:01 - 5th, Mar 2015

So we all going back on the same flights?

andrew andrew
News comment 57 | User comment 1361 | 9:16 - 5th, Mar 2015

it looks like it... you guys better not be the last 2 seats on the damn plane!! :P I may not get on!

Alex Alex
News comment 58 | User comment 4954 | 9:45 - 5th, Mar 2015

Trust me man, there are worse things than being stuck in St. Kitts ;)

Alex Alex
News comment 59 | User comment 4954 | 8:07 - 6th, Mar 2015

Small change in plans. My parents leave for Florida before you guys get here, I have to watch the house so I'm going to be over there. You guys can now choose to be in my condo where you originally were going to stay but there's not net and tv, or you can stay with me in my parents 4 bedroom house with net, tv, games, garden, dogs, much more comfort and no worries about something not working (no one has lived in my condo yet).

I'm leaning more towards the comfort of the house personally, I think it's for the best.

andrew andrew
News comment 60 | User comment 1361 | 9:57 - 6th, Mar 2015

well.. I'm sold lol

you'll have to show us the condo though!

Alex Alex
News comment 61 | User comment 4954 | 10:19 - 6th, Mar 2015

Will do, I've been wanting to stay in it myself, I just don't think my kingsize bed will fit.

andrew andrew
News comment 62 | User comment 1361 | 10:41 - 6th, Mar 2015

you guys up for that volcano hike ?

Alex Alex
News comment 63 | User comment 4954 | 14:28 - 6th, Mar 2015

totally, bring sneakers, We'd have to go with a tour though for safety. Would hate to get lost up there.

Alex Alex
News comment 64 | User comment 4954 | 14:28 - 6th, Mar 2015

Anyone want to go paragliding or flyboarding?

andrew andrew
News comment 65 | User comment 1361 | 15:17 - 7th, Mar 2015

paragliding sounds like fun!

i don't think i'd try flyboarding, but it would be neat to watch ppl

Alex Alex
News comment 66 | User comment 4954 | 17:47 - 7th, Mar 2015

you don't want to swim like a dolphin?

andrew andrew
News comment 67 | User comment 1361 | 11:34 - 9th, Mar 2015

this is all i have to say about that:

Alex Alex
News comment 68 | User comment 4954 | 11:42 - 9th, Mar 2015


js js
News comment 69 | User comment 1051 | 1:57 - 10th, Mar 2015

One thing i was wondering about is how the drinking water was. I've heard about some people getting sick drinking tap water in some place, how is the water in St-Kitts? Should we stick to bottled water?

Alex Alex
News comment 70 | User comment 4954 | 7:32 - 10th, Mar 2015

It's ok here, nearly 100% pur though they started chlorinating it for some reason
You can still buy bottled though if need be.

andrew andrew
News comment 71 | User comment 1361 | 18:43 - 10th, Mar 2015

JS - what kind of stuff would you be interested in doing in st-kitts ?

andrew andrew
News comment 72 | User comment 1361 | 18:44 - 10th, Mar 2015

Alex, is visiting Nevis feasible ? worth it ?

Alex Alex
News comment 73 | User comment 4954 | 20:07 - 10th, Mar 2015

sure is, it's a 2-3 hour there and back with like a small lunch

Alex Alex
News comment 74 | User comment 4954 | 20:17 - 10th, Mar 2015

it actually takes about 30 minutes to get there on the ferry but the ferry only goes every other hour or something
and there's a ferry for cars or just one for people.

Alex Alex
News comment 75 | User comment 4954 | 17:02 - 11th, Mar 2015

So i have a friend who wants to go up the volcano, we may not need a tour guide after all

Alex Alex
News comment 76 | User comment 4954 | 17:45 - 11th, Mar 2015

Wait, andy you're only here for 5 days?!

andrew andrew
News comment 77 | User comment 1361 | 21:32 - 11th, Mar 2015

yeah, sunday [evening] to friday :). I'm taking a class this semester & it's the only time I could fit in not to mess up with assignments/deadlines etc.

great news about your friend .. really looking forward to that!

andrew andrew
News comment 78 | User comment 1361 | 21:39 - 11th, Mar 2015

It's not a problem for you & JS to pick me up/meet me when I arrive on the Sunday ?

js js
News comment 79 | User comment 1051 | 9:22 - 12th, Mar 2015

Yes Andy, it's going to be super inconvenient for us. I'm afraid you'll have to walk.

andrew andrew
News comment 80 | User comment 1361 | 9:40 - 12th, Mar 2015

Hey, make no assumptions :P I'm no mind reader!

Alex Alex
News comment 81 | User comment 4954 | 11:57 - 12th, Mar 2015

It's only a 30 minute walk from airport to the house anyways hahah

andrew andrew
News comment 82 | User comment 1361 | 12:03 - 12th, Mar 2015

I wish St-Kitts had Streetview & I could look it up. If it weren't for the luggage, I would totally consider walking it - especially after being on a plane all day!

Alex Alex
News comment 83 | User comment 4954 | 18:04 - 12th, Mar 2015

I walked from the airport to the car rental place when i went to st martin with vikie. Took me 15 minutes with the fucken suit case but was worth it

andrew andrew
News comment 84 | User comment 1361 | 20:46 - 13th, Mar 2015

T-minus one week you'll have some company !

Alex Alex
News comment 85 | User comment 4954 | 16:46 - 16th, Mar 2015

Who's ready to come down?!

js js
News comment 86 | User comment 1051 | 17:58 - 17th, Mar 2015

If I have room in my luggage, is there anything you'd like for me to bring along? Maple syrup or video game.

Alex Alex
News comment 87 | User comment 4954 | 18:08 - 17th, Mar 2015


andrew andrew
News comment 88 | User comment 1361 | 13:55 - 18th, Mar 2015

mmmm syrup - any good breakfast places ? :)

also, what about local cuisine ? should try some of the 'native' food (worth it?)

Alex Alex
News comment 89 | User comment 4954 | 18:59 - 18th, Mar 2015

absolutely is worth it. and yea, I have a great breakfast place on the beach, but it's "english" breakfast.
So good.

Alex Alex
News comment 90 | User comment 4954 | 14:20 - 19th, Mar 2015

Js, we're going to eat at lobster fest tomorrow so come hungry.

Alex Alex
News comment 91 | User comment 4954 | 7:55 - 20th, Mar 2015

Oh shit JS, I thought you were coming in earlier. I don't think we'll make lobsterfest unfortunately...

andrew andrew
News comment 92 | User comment 1361 | 10:56 - 21st, Mar 2015

did you make it in one piece ?

Alex Alex
News comment 93 | User comment 4954 | 14:12 - 21st, Mar 2015

Js is here and in one piece, just waiting for you to come down. :)

Alex Alex
News comment 94 | User comment 4954 | 7:43 - 18th, Nov 2020

God, this is 5 years already

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