|By Ann Phelan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1747) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 8:41 pm:|
Air Jamaica arrived 5 min. early and left right on time...GOOD NEWS..for today..
|By Israel A. Sanchez (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #176) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 9:17 pm:|
Annie, I'm sure you're referring to the flights arriving and departing Bonaire? Could it be that they finally hit rock bottom, couldn't sink any lower and finally started to come back to life? Though it's late for us, I do hope they keep it up and ease the minds of those who are heading for the island in the near future. I will check the flight from MB and see how they do. Although I'm still a bit skeptic, I can't help but feel somewhat optimistic. I REALLY do hope this is the turning point. Thanks for the update. Coach Izzy
|By Dennis Webb (BonaireTalker - Post #51) on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 10:43 am:|
Thanks Anne . We're flying AJ outta FLL on April 29 and need encouragement!!
|By Karen Lorentz (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #8) on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 2:05 pm:|
Rock bottom was MY trip home. Our 4 pm flight to Mo' Bay went to Curacao first -- surprise!!! Then our 6:10 to Newark became a 7:30pm while we were in Bonaire -- okay, fine. Then when we landed in Mo' Bay, it was an 8:15, then a 9:15. We finally took off at 9:45. AJ cancelled the 8:15 to JFK and needed to delay our flight to Newark to get all of the JFK people onto our flight. Home at 2:30 am this morning, instead of 9:15 pm last night.
|By Joanie (BonaireTalker - Post #23) on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 4:16 pm:|
|By Karen Lorentz (BonaireTalker - Post #11) on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 7:54 pm:|
The couple sitting next to my son told me that their flight to JFK was cancelled and they were being re-routed to Newark. Your information from the website is indeed odd.
|By Israel A. Sanchez (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #178) on Saturday, April 2, 2005 - 2:08 pm:|
Karen, sounds very much like our trip back. We returned home March 27th. MB to Curacao, dump Curacao bound passengers, pick-up MB bound Curacao Passengers, then onto Bonaire, release the Bonaire bound passengers, pick-up the MB bound passengers, wait to see if there's room for Stand by, sort paper work, leaving Bonaire at nearly 6:30 pm, Leave MB around 10:45 pm, combining EWR, JFK, and Philly, Arrive Newark around 2:55 am, After customs and the wait for the bags, and filing a form for one that did not arrive (we considered ourselves lucky since some people did not get ANY of their bags) we saw the JFK and Philly people getting Bus Shuttled to their final destinations. We got home at 4:00 am. They've indeed hit rock bottom, and I doubt they can get any worse, or can they? Annie's report brings a light of hope, so let's see. Coach Izzy
|By Karen Lorentz (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Saturday, April 2, 2005 - 3:22 pm:|
Coach, never doubt that AJ can find a way to make it worse. You're tempting the Travel Gods.
|By James Tate (BonaireTalker - Post #20) on Sunday, April 3, 2005 - 4:43 pm:|
We bought travel guard insurance for our trip in june, anyone ever make a claim for all the trouble with AJ air.
|By Corney Ann Carter (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #264) on Monday, April 4, 2005 - 2:13 pm:|
We returned home on AJ March 31, Thrusday. We left Bonaire 20 minutes early. After boarding, they informed us we were stopping in Curacao to pick up passengers and then we had a full plane to Montego Bay. Got to Bo Bay at 5:50 and were told we would be taking the same plane to Boston and would board about 6:20. There seemed to be a problem with mechanics working on a wheel as we watched out the window. We actually took off at 7:30 and got into Boston at 11:15. The plane was only 1/4 to 1/3 full. I had a whole row of seats to sleep on. Before takeoff they moved us all over the plane to balance the load.
|By Carole Baker (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4775) on Monday, April 4, 2005 - 6:15 pm:|
James, I don't believe the insurance covers delays such as this. We always purchase our own coverage and a few years ago we were delayed in arriving on Bonaire (stuck in MB overnight...long story) and the coverage did not cover that at all....only if we had lots of out of pocket expenses and we did not as AJ paid for it all.
|By Ann Phelan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1749) on Monday, April 4, 2005 - 6:21 pm:|
I will check as I am a sales rep for Travel Guard. I do not think flight issues such as JM's is covered...Will report back.
|By James Tate (BonaireTalker - Post #22) on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 - 8:09 am:|
I bought the most expensive coverage which I was told covers delays over 6 hours.
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