Any guess as to cost? Getting from here to Kingston Jamaica is possible nonstop if one wants to pay 4 times what it takes to go thru Miami. I found a flight for$882 USD. One way!
They've come on a bit since I was last working in SDQ. I guess they recovered after killing six passengers at the golf course in Punta Cana. An avoidable and tragic accident.
I would still be very wary of boarding any aircraft with HI registration.
Dios and I was excited to try them.
Tell me more about this HI registration stuff
ah those small regional jets
Well for some people just because is Dominican registration is equal to bad quality, I respect their opinion but that is not necesary true.
Wish you a nice and safe flight!I am currently in Medellin and headed back to DR Dec 16th. I am glad I didn't already book my ticket. I see a ticket for $202. US one way headed back. I'll be booking that flight.
I live in Santiago and prefer to use that airport but direct at that price, SDQ it is, plus I have a pick up truck getting out of the shop in the capital so it works out great for me.
Thanks for the tip!
Thirty two years experience in aircraft Maintenance. I am the most qualified aircraft engineer on the island (it sounds like a boast, but during my 14 years living and working here you get to interact with all aviation personnel as it is a relatively small community). I work daily on all types of aircraft and I am also a pilot.
I work with and supervise Dominican mechanics. I have seen first hand some of the maintenance practices performed by unsupervised Dominican mechanics and in the world of EASA or FAA they would be deemed as violations. I will not go into details, but what I witnessed by Sky High when they got their Beech 1900 and were converting it back into passenger role from cargo, I vowed I would never fly with them.
Aviation as a whole is a very safe way to travel. Aircraft are now very fail-safe by design. Meaning that if a critical system was to fail, there a sufficient back-ups in place to mitigate them. However it requires a certain work ethos to keep that system of safety running. The DR has yet to adopt that ethos by nature of the Dominican culture.