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The major airline that flies to Antigua's V. C. Bird Airport is American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300 in the U.S. and Canada; www.aa.com), which makes four daily nonstop flights to Antigua from its hub in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A flight takes about 1 1/2 hours, and each departs late enough in the day to allow easy transfers.

Continental (tel. 800/231-0856 in the U.S. and Canada; www.continental.com) flies 3 days a week out of Newark, New Jersey. Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com) flies twice weekly from Atlanta in winter.

British Airways (tel. 800/247-9297 in the U.S. and Canada; www.britishairways.com) flies daily from London's Gatwick Airport. Virgin Atlantic Airways (tel. 800/821-5438 in the U.S. or Canada, 0844/209-7777 in the U.K.; www.virgin-atlantic.com) also offers nonstop flights from London.

Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262; www.aircanada.com) has regularly scheduled flights from Toronto to Antigua on Saturdays.

US Airways (tel. 800/622-1015; www.usairways.com) flies nonstop flights from Philadelphia and Baltimore.

The not-always-reliable LIAT (tel. 888/844-LIAT [5428] in the Caribbean, 268/480-5601 outside the Caribbean; www.liatairline.com) flies from several Caribbean islands into Antigua, notably from San Juan and St. Thomas.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.