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  1. The government of Curacao now has a 51% stake in...

    The government of Curacao now has a 51% stake in Inselair--so, it is they who are calling the shots--JUST as they did in previous airline failures.
  2. Inselair returning to Venezuela--what good is that?

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    ALM from Atlanta to Bonaire nonstop. We did...

    ALM from Atlanta to Bonaire nonstop. We did either that or Miami-Bonaire depending on which was cheaper.
  4. Dividivi's last flight 7 days a week is 5pm...

    Dividivi's last flight 7 days a week is 5pm according to the schedule on their website as of earlier today. That is Curacao to Bonaire.
  5. Is the 5pm Dividivi Air departure from Curacao to...

    Is the 5pm Dividivi Air departure from Curacao to Bonaire too early as well? Dividivi has been the only reliable air service between BON and CUR for many years.
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    Nice picture!

    Nice picture!
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    Insel had an engine failure in flight

    and safely returned to St Martin airport. That likely puts them at 2 working aircraft. This according to the Curacao Chronicle today.
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    I took "No Flights Available" to mean there were...

    I took "No Flights Available" to mean there were simply no flights. Petri is saying the flights are full I think. An aha moment for me!
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    I did that Roy, for dates in June and August. In...

    I did that Roy, for dates in June and August. In June, I could get from AUA-BON at 7pm on a Saturday-----but not return the next week--No Flights Available, was displayed. In August--No Flights...
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    So far, their site shows only flights via...

    So far, their site shows only flights via Curacao. I am looking forward to non stops AUA-BON on the weekends as I have multiple ways to get to Aruba. I sure hope the timing works out...
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    Delta from Midway or Ohare to Atlanta and...

    Delta from Midway or Ohare to Atlanta and Bonaire--that's my guess. It is a short connection time in Atlanta. Check luggage to Bonaire. Should you miss the flight to Bonaire, you could fly to Aruba...
  12. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    A couple of quick facts regarding Insel Air. The...

    A couple of quick facts regarding Insel Air. The Dutch government will not allow government employees to fly Insel. KLM has stopped codesharing with Insel. See Curacao Chronicle and Bonaire Reporter.
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    I just used the Matrix from itasoftware.com to...

    I just used the Matrix from itasoftware.com to check June and July-found a low of $602. on June 9 out of Midway on Delta. You would overnight in Atlanta leaving Midway at 4pm Sat and then a Sunday...
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    I sometimes check available seats on Delta by...

    I sometimes check available seats on Delta by doing a fake booking on the Delta site....I assume that is possible on AA and United. I would think, since you have all 3 airline options, that you will...
  15. Thread: Cruise ship

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    Is the cruise ship still off Klein? What is the...

    Is the cruise ship still off Klein? What is the vessel name?
  16. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    The new Bonaire Reporter refers to Insel as a...

    The new Bonaire Reporter refers to Insel as a "Zombie Airline". Just waiting to die. The 1 jet needs a very expensive maintenance procedure called a C check and Insel has said they will not fly it....
  17. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    The flight tracker for the Bonaire airport should...

    The flight tracker for the Bonaire airport should be a good source of info. Flight trackers generally will be accurate. And your calling someone is helpful too. Some folks who comment here are local...
  18. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    No news that I've found. There are numerous...

    No news that I've found. There are numerous flight trackers online that might show what's up---And NOT! :)

    Insel has announced they will no longer fly the single flyable (if it passes an...
  19. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    Count on this--they have already cancelled your...

    Count on this--they have already cancelled your flight! Agree with Tursiops, FlyDivi Divi Air--reserve and pay online--and then actually go when expected!
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    From today's Curacao Chronicle. More Layoffs...

    From today's Curacao Chronicle.

    More Layoffs At InselAir; MD-80 Will Not Be Operational...
  21. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    According to today's Curacao Chronicle--no planes...

    According to today's Curacao Chronicle--no planes since Friday serving those stuck on St Martin--the Chronicle was quoting a St Martin newspaper. The Insel station chief on St Martin was quoted as...
  22. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    Capt Nick, Did the Divi Divi Air agent feel...

    Capt Nick,

    Did the Divi Divi Air agent feel that the luggage problem you mentioned be the same when flying the Twin Otters? The airline has always said they could have a problem with getting...
  23. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    kinda screwed that up by typing in the...

    kinda screwed that up by typing in the quote...then waited too long to try to correct it--10 min time limit--the time limit and blueberry pancakes did not mesh:)
  24. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    My feeling is Curacao has a reliable airline in...

    My feeling is Curacao has a reliable airline in Divi and should let them do the job. Curacao should stop supporting Insel and the screwups who staff it. The state has a long history of supporting...
  25. Thread: Insel in trouble?

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    Curacao gov't money is ALL that has kept Insel...

    Curacao gov't money is ALL that has kept Insel going thus far---so let them off life support--and PLEASE do not hire the same crop of idiots to work the next airline--again! And again!

    Divi Divi...
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