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    Nevis life/cost, Shipping, What to bring with you, Ferry

    Here are some useful threads to read for prospective students:
    (tryin to clean up the stickys)

    An idea of life/cost on Nevis http://www.valuemd.com/showthread.php?t=27769

    Need to ship boxes from the Toronto area??? http://www.valuemd.com/showthread.php?t=25445

    What to bring to the Island with you
    http://www.valuemd.com/showthread.php?t=10226

    How to get around on nevis http://www.valuemd.com/showthread.php?t=11720

    Ferry schedule http://www.valuemd.com/showthread.php?t=13920

    Living a big adventure (62 year old graduate of MUA in 2004 http://www.valuemd.com/showthread.php?t=23273
    Last edited by studentMD; 06-30-2005 at 06:37 AM. Reason: updated links after site update

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    yeah its 50 lbs but 70 is the max. i think u have to pay extra tho.
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    Just noticed your response here. I't so long since the last post, is this where you meant to post?

    I've been researching this, American Airlines allows 2 bags at 50lb, 25$ "fee" if up to 70 lb, over that, 100$ fee for overlimit bag. They also allow one carry on size, up to 40 lb.

    THEN, you can take up to 3 extra bags for a fee of 80$ up to 50 lb per, then add 25$ if up to 70, so that's a 70lb bag (or crate, Rubbermaid kind at walmart) ro 105$.

    THAT'S CHEAP SHIPPING. I'M WONDERING WHY NOBODY ELSE POSTED ABOUT THIS BEFORE?

    See this thread, please let me know if you know anything else about this.

    http://www.valuemd.com/medical-unive...angements.html

    THANKS.

    Also, see this thread if you were looking for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOTL View Post
    Just noticed your response here. I't so long since the last post, is this where you meant to post?

    I've been researching this, American Airlines allows 2 bags at 50lb, 25$ "fee" if up to 70 lb, over that, 100$ fee for overlimit bag. They also allow one carry on size, up to 40 lb.

    THEN, you can take up to 3 extra bags for a fee of 80$ up to 50 lb per, then add 25$ if up to 70, so that's a 70lb bag (or crate, Rubbermaid kind at walmart) ro 105$.

    THAT'S CHEAP SHIPPING. I'M WONDERING WHY NOBODY ELSE POSTED ABOUT THIS BEFORE?

    See this thread, please let me know if you know anything else about this.

    http://www.valuemd.com/medical-unive...angements.html

    THANKS.

    Also, see this thread if you were looking for more info.
    Caveat from someone who used to load planes for Continental. If you've checked 3 large bags and the plane is overweight, they will likely leave them behind. Yes, it's relatively cheap, but then the bags have to survive Miami and Puerto Rico and possibly a regional carrier like Winair. I personally would not use this method, as I later took too many bag claims to trust a commercial airliner for shipping anything of value. I think canned goods and toiletries might be OK. I am looking into a shipping service...

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    customs and searching

    Man this whole connection flights and stuff is gonna suck for someone like me. Cuz I take a bus from Canada to Detroit Airport so they are gonna search my stuff there at the border.
    Then again in Detroit Airport
    then again in Nevis. AAAAAHHHH, thats atleast 3 times of zipping an unzipping luggage, and most likely they will ask me to boot my laptop up they did that to me before at Detroit Airport.

    This is gonna be kinda stressful booooooo :S

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    I gues all liquid Items you have to carry it on the check in bag.....

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    Well, Whatever

    Quote Originally Posted by LaCatin View Post
    Caveat from someone who used to load planes for Continental. If you've checked 3 large bags and the plane is overweight, they will likely leave them behind. Yes, it's relatively cheap, but then the bags have to survive Miami and Puerto Rico and possibly a regional carrier like Winair. I personally would not use this method, as I later took too many bag claims to trust a commercial airliner for shipping anything of value. I think canned goods and toiletries might be OK. I am looking into a shipping service...
    It worked perfectly for me. I guess I'm "lucky" or blessed, don't know.

    I'VE NEVER HEARD ANYONE SAY WHAT YOU SAID ABOVE. Most current students I've told this to said "Oh ya, I know someone who did that", or "Ya I brought down 7...", on and on.

    So you're comment doesn't really concern me. American did wonderfully. Every single bag made it to Nevis with arrival. I'd never consider Winair, they cancel flights at random, without refund, and don't allow extra baggage.

    I NEVER HAD TO TRANSFER BAGS IN THE DALLAS TRANSFER EITHER.

    It was easy!!!

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    For baggage linking, be sure to have your Reservation Code (ie, mine for my most recent trip was K4549U2) at your INITIAL check in airport. Most major airlines connect with American Eagle that stops ultimately in Nevis. Thus, if there is no more than a 6 hour layover in SJU, you can most likely check it all the way through, though there is a higher chance of delaying your luggage since there is a change of airline.

    What I did before was just pick up my luggage in SJU, and then re check them in with AA. This is great, especially if you arrange it so that you have enough layover time between your connection flights.

    Also, by checking all the way through using FOTL's overage method, you're only charged ONCE for overage, and not multiple times with each new check in.
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    You say that crimes is pretty much restricted to petty theft,mostly unattended stuff.I just wanted to know if students find it easy/safe to actually go around the island?eat out,or go bowling etc,is that kinda stuff safe?are the locals friendly?

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    This is really getting out of kilter. This Island is probably safer than most or any small town in teh USA. Crime happens.

    there is no problem with any of the stuff you mentioned below. You just use teh same caution you would in, let say, an average sized town, there are 1 or 2 "bad spots" (maybe just 1) where low-lifes tend to hang out, and you dont' go there during dark, and maybe shouldn't go there alone during day time.

    So, how is that different than teh average US small town?

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    do med 1 students need to bring scrubs down for their first semesters?? i'm making my list of things to bring with me and that came across my mind.

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