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In this October 2015 issue:

1. INTRO: "Check The Weather Forecasts Before Traveling"
2. PROMO: ARE YOU A TRAVEL AGENT?
3. ARTICLE: "Sheep On The St. Barths Airport Runway"
4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: Book Cheap Tickets Online At CheapoAir
5. NEWS ITEM: "ReyJet Plans To Expand Caribbean Network"
6. TRAVEL TIP: Discover What The Airlines Never Tell You
7. AGENDA: "New Facebook Page Dedicated To St. Barth"
8. ADVERTISEMENT: Book Our Private Jet Charter Flights
9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten


INTRO: "Check The Weather Forecasts Before Traveling"

Dear reader,

One of the important lessons learned from the recent hurricane season and storms that passed by in August, is that when traveling you should always check the weather forecasts at your destination before the start of your trip. It would make sense to consider travel and trip cancellation insurance, especially when booking to travel during hurricane seasons.

A post by RickyG on the SBHonline forum called "Airport Sheep" caught my attention. The post contained RickyG's photo of sheep under a tree in a field behind the gas station on the road next the St. Barths Gustavia airport.

"Airport Sheep" by RickyG - St. Barths

This photo reminded of an old photo I had in my Aviation Pioneers of the Caribbean collection. This photo featured the St. Barths airport when it was just a grass airstrip and sheep roamed the field grazing. I have no idea where or from whom I got this photo or what year it was taken, but it is certainly from the days when Remy de Haenen first flew in and out of St. Barths.



These photo's inspired to write the outline for a short story that I hope to work out further one day. You can find this short story outline below in this edition of the AirStMaarten newsletter. It is called "Sheep On The St. Barths Airport Runway".

Happy Readings!

Terrance Rey
Publisher/Editor

PS: If you are a travel agent, a concierge services provider or a private jet operator and if you need assistance for your clients transitting through St. Maarten's SXM Airport, you can contact me by emailing sales@airsxm.com.

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2. PROMO: ARE YOU A TRAVEL AGENT?

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3. ARTICLE: "Sheep On The St. Barths Airport Runway"

Terrance Rey avatar "Sheep On The St. Barths Airport Runway"

A Short Story Outline by Terrance Rey

Even after ten years it still seems strange to me to see sheep grazing on the St. Barths airport runway as I stand in line queuing up to the St. Barths airport terminal building's standardized transporter and I looked out the window thinking about the scene I was seeing before me. I would often think about the days when Remy de Haenen would fly over the St. Barths airport runway to buzz the sheep, goats and cows grazing on the runway out of the way before making his landing on the grassy short airstrip. The St. Barths runway, like most runways after the oil ran out, was relegated to being used as grazing pastures for the animals that slowly took over the task of maintaining the grass fields that these airport runways had turned into. Travel was now a matter of queuing up in line in front of ominous looking machines that many people were still scared of entering because of the many accidents the first couple of years when people disappeared, never to reappear ever again. The technology had since been perfected to the point where disappearances were virtually impossible, but the fear remained nonetheless. I always make it a point to alleviate my fears by counting the sheep I saw outside the terminal building on the grassy strips between the tarmac and the runway of the St. Barths airport before entering the transporter machine. I usually timed the countdown to entering the machine with the number of sheep I see outside. Today it was twenty one. 19, 20, 21 and in I step into the machine as the door closes with a hiss behind me and the door in front me zips open and I step out into the terminal building of the SXM Airport. "Welcome to St. Maarten, Mr. Rey" the Immigration Officer says.

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Terrance Rey is owner and managing director of Let's Travel, Travel Anywhere and AirStMaarten. Terrance Rey has 15 years experience in the travel business as a travel agent, tour operator, charter broker and as an internet travel entrepreneur. You can email Terrance Rey directly via terrance@airsxm.com with any questions you may have relating to your international travel needs.

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5. NEWS ITEM: "ReyJet Plans To Expand Caribbean Network"

REYJET PLANS TO EXPAND CARIBBEAN NETWORK

St. Maarten -- October 2015 -- ReyJet plans to expand Caribbean network. ReyJet CEO Terrance Rey set to visit operators in and around the Caribbean to work out agreements for a Caribbean Aviation Alliance.

ReyJet is a service of the St. Maarten-based virtual airline operator, AirStMaarten, owned and operated by the internet travel entrepreneur, Terrance Rey. AirStMaarten, which specializes in organizing shared charters in and out of St. Maarten to such exotic Caribbean islands as St. Barths, Anguilla, Tortola, Virgin Gorda and St. Vincent & The Grenadines, has spun off its private jet charter operations under the brand name “ReyJet.com”. With the recent acquisition of FlyBlackJet.com, the group of travel companies owned by Terrance Rey, expect to expand its operations into the continental USA market.

COMPANY PROFILE AIRSTMAARTEN
AirStMaarten specializes in organizing commercial flights, private charters, shared charters, budget flights, helicopter services and other forms of transportation for discerning clients looking for hassle-free travel to top exotic destinations in the Caribbean such as St. Barths, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. AirStMaarten has been in business since 2003. The service is fast, courteous and professional and the company offers a wide selection of flights, charters and VIP services to fit any luxury travel need and itinerary. What makes the service unique is the shared charters program with seamless connections in and out of St. Maarten. AirStMaarten has been successfully organizing shared charters to St. Barths since 2006. With ReyJet.com the company expects to provide quality private jet charter service within the continental USA market and between the mainland of America and the Caribbean.

PROFILE INTERNET TRAVEL ENTREPRENEUR TERRANCE REY
Terrance Rey is owner and operator of AirStMaarten, Caribbean's first virtual airline based in St. Maarten. Terrance Rey is also the owner and managing director of Let's Travel, Travel Anywhere, Anykey Services and of such e-commerce websites as ContinentalHolidays.net, Lets-Travel.com, StMaartenTours.info and StMaartenFlowers.com. Terrance Rey also serves as President of the Aviation Pioneers of the Caribbean Foundation and has been featured on The History Channel's often-broadcasted "Most Extreme Airports" documentary and in “The Epic Story of Aviation Pioneers in the Caribbean” documentary by renowned French filmmaker, Pierre Brouwers. Terrance Rey is also a 2010 St. Maarten Hospitality & Tourism Association Crystal Pineapple award winner.

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7. AGENDA: "New Facebook Page Dedicated to St. Barth"




For Saint Barth lovers here is an opportunity to discover Pierre Carreau's best photographs of our little piece of paradise.

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9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten

Booking Procedure & Reservation Information

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If you have requested additional services such as VIP Transfer Services, we will send you a Final Confirmation containing all details of your travel itinerary and services booked. And that's how you book with AirStMaarten.

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