Carribean routes with pod seating

Old Jun 1, 12, 2:54 pm
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Carribean routes with pod seating

I'm looking to book YEG-YYZ(STOP)-Carribean-yyz/yul-yeg during Christmas and I was wondering which destinations use pod service and which do not? I found out barbados does with their 767, but besides that I am unsure... Here are the destinations.

Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherland Antilles, Panama, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands.

EDIT: Sorry to make things clear, looking for the routes YYZ-Carribean that has pod seating.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:04 pm
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Why pod service?

I fly BGI at least once annually. The A319 service on weekends ex BGI to YYZ offers early afternoon departure and ease of cnx vs a late afternoon on a 763.

You may restrict your destinations ,i.e Grenada is only served by A319, by going with a larger aircraft. You could connect via Liatto St.Lucia and other islands by flying to the main islands served by larger a/c
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:07 pm
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I believe from YYZ you only have BGI, SXM and MBJ during the winter months. Not aware of any other 763's from YYZ.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by acysb87 View Post
Why pod service?

I fly BGI at least once annually. The A319 service on weekends ex BGI to YYZ offers early afternoon departure and ease of cnx vs a late afternoon on a 763.

You may restrict your destinations ,i.e Grenada is only served by A319, by going with a larger aircraft. You could connect via Liatto St.Lucia and other islands by flying to the main islands served by larger a/c
20k extra miles for pod is worth it for me while executive on e90 is not... Since it is a vacation booking and I am taking my SI, I would prefer to sit up front, but I still cannot find the value of non pod J. Being able to lay down is the biggest + for me.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by stinger View Post
I believe from YYZ you only have BGI, SXM and MBJ during the winter months. Not aware of any other 763's from YYZ.
It says on the AC page that MBJ is one of the 763s that use comfort class.

SXM interesting, is that the airport with the beach right beside it?

I'm looking at a sunny vacation this winter and the only US destination I would choose is Miami but for 10k miles more in J going to Caribbean with possible pod, I find that great value. Stopover ticket would cost me over 3k each YEG-YYZ-Carribean
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:14 pm
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pods to Caribbean is typical North America style J service.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:18 pm
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Is a pod for a 2 hour flight really necessary? How much sleeping can you do?
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by eyeball1 View Post
Is a pod for a 2 hour flight really necessary? How much sleeping can you do?
BGI-YYZ can be almost 6 hours....
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:25 pm
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Thumbs up Great Question!!!

Was wondering this myself?
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Originally Posted by sktdh View Post
BGI-YYZ can be almost 6 hours....
Hmmm ok. I usually take the much shorter hop to NAS.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:36 pm
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I just did a YYZ-MBJ dummy booking in January and the seats do show pod..

They are also half full, I better get on this quick wow
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Old Jun 1, 12, 7:34 pm
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Flew YYZ-MBJ this past winter and we had the 763 with the pods, believe they use the comfort seating on the western canada flights to the carribbean.

SXM is the airport where the planes land right over the beach.
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Can anyone compare the two destinations Montego and Barbados? I am 99% sure I will head there, as long as it is available on AE... The price seems around the same in terms of hotels
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Old Jun 2, 12, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by sktdh View Post
Can anyone compare the two destinations Montego and Barbados? I am 99% sure I will head there, as long as it is available on AE... The price seems around the same in terms of hotels
What are you looking to do? Both destinations offer plenty of diversity,although Jamaica is a much larger country.

I have been to both but long ago decided that Barbados suits me more/better than Jamaica.
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Old Jun 2, 12, 7:00 am
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so I have an A319 reward flight BGI-YYZ (BD awards Caribbean-stop in YYZ-Europe were 18750 miles in J). What do you get on a 6 hour flight on an A319?
Typical North American service with surly flight attendants, both working and seated in most of the J seats? A full meal?
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