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Cheap flights from US Minor Outlying Islands

The US Minor Outlying Islands is a group of islands statistically designated and defined by the International Organization for Standardization code, consisting of eight United States insular areas in the Pacific and in the Caribbean Sea. The islands, loosely grouped together, form one of the many territories of the United States outside of the mainland. The group includes Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island, and the only island in the Caribbean joining the group, Narvassa Island. The islands are grouped together for statistical convenience. They are not administered collectively, nor do they share a single cultural or political history beyond being uninhabited islands under the sovereignty of the United States.

Among the islands, the Palmyra Atoll is the only incorporated territory, and among all the islands, there is no permanent residence, making them almost bare and uninhabited except for the military’s and researchers’ presence at times. In a census in the year 2000, there are 315 people on the Johnston Atoll, and one on Wake Island. There was an attempt, though, to settle a few Americans on Baker, Howland, and Jarvis Islands, in 1936, but all of them were evacuated as a result of World War II. No modern indigenous population has appeared in the recent years.

Where to go

There are no domestic destinations in the islands except for the natural beaches that are usually venues for research facilities. Terrains here are mostly uninhabited, which leaves the exploration to the hands of the military and the researchers due to the fact that there are no permanent settlements in the areas. Moreover, sights here are only enjoyed by these few, when migratory birds and rare species visit the atolls on the islands.

There are no short haul flights from the destination as all airports serving the islands are for emergency and military purposes only. As of the moment, there are no commercial flights flying in and out of the islands.

Similarly, there are no long haul flights from this destination due to the fact that all airports serve as emergency landing strips or military airports. The only private airport can be found in the Palmyra Atoll, but there are no known commercial services in the airport.

How to get out

The only way to get out or even get in the islands is through military intervention or through research aircraft, spearheaded by the military or the government. Casual tourists are not encouraged to travel in these islands as there are no particular attractions and destinations here and there are no regular or charter flights going to and flying out of the territories. Further, the islands have no settlements which mean there are no businesses to cater to the immediate needs of any traveller. People who get to go to the territories usually stay for as short as one day, or as long as six months, using supplies provided by their management (which is, on this case, the government or the research facility).

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