|By Ron R (BonaireTalker - Post #15) on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 4:00 pm:|
Instead of giving our personal opinion on our return flight home from Bonaire last week on A.J. I thought it would be better to just write a time line on what all happened.
|By mary pequinot (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #464) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:37 am:|
How AWFUL. No wonder they may be shutting down. Sorry to hear about your experience, but at least it was on the way BACK! The return flights seem to be more of a problem.
|By Jim McCabe (BonaireTalker - Post #21) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 11:36 am:|
I don't mean to be flippant, but why would anyone choose to fly AJ in the first place? After all the difficulties folks have encountered, isn't it clear that AJ is NOT the way to go?
|By Susan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1326) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 12:27 pm:|
|By Randy P (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #336) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:12 pm:|
What Susan said.
|By Cynde (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #13567) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 1:25 pm:|
Ron, I'm sorry you had such a long trip home...whew...I hope your trip on Bonaire was good though...
|By Mary Mueller (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3952) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 3:14 pm:|
To add to what Susan said.
|By Cynde (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #13577) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 4:34 pm:|
Mary, I agree, it seems like they all are having "issues" right now. Couple years ago when I took AA from LAX to Bon, we boarded the plane at 12:30AM (redeye)...I pop my tylenol PM...an hour later they notify us that the plane had no hydrolics, so we get off...they finally found another plane at around 4:00AM...nothing like sitting in LAX after taking Tylenol PM...LOL!
|By Mary Mueller (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3953) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 4:42 pm:|
EWWWW!! sitting in LAX at anytime is not fun - much less when your head is full of cotton!!!LOL!!
|By Mary Mueller (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3954) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 4:43 pm:|
BTW - would love to know what part on the wing they don't need to fly!!!!
|By Cynde (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #13579) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 5:37 pm:|
Mary, my thoughts exactly...
|By seb (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2180) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:15 pm:|
I always though one was a spare...
|By Geoffrey (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #112) on Friday, April 29, 2005 - 6:17 pm:|
American ... OK, here is my horror story. I was coming back from Finland ... still jet lagged from going to Finland (your biological clock does not get a lot of clues in Finland in February). Finair was fine, very finnish but really great.
|By Ron R (BonaireTalker - Post #17) on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 1:43 am:|
|By Ron Gould (BonaireTalker - Post #80) on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 12:06 pm:|
Cynde and Ron, We have been to Bonaire many times and have used most of the airlines carriers. AJ is our choice and if they go under it will be a big loss to travelers of the Caribbean. We have tickets from Ord to Bon May25th - June 8th that are unrefundable. I hope AJ doesn't go out of Business while we are on the Island but if they do then they do. We will deal with that when it happens. I will not let money or inconvenience spoil our trip to Bonaire!! Ron
|By The Ginocchio's @ Golden Reef Inn (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #707) on Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 1:14 pm:|
|By Cindy Bourgeois (BonaireTalker - Post #31) on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 6:57 pm:|
We visited Bonaire for the first time last year. A 6 hour drive to Houston, an overnight at my BIL's who drove us to and from IAH on our depart and return. The flight to Bonaire from Houston was more than pleasant..it was outstanding! Equally as outstanding on the return. We are presently looking forward to a return trip in the Very Near Future. No more AJ in Houston. We will have to drive to Atlanta it seems. Have been on the Internet all day trying to make connections work with arrival from any airline in the USA to Montego Bay and hopefully pick up AJ in Montego Bay to Bonaire. It's just not happening. One AJ flight out leaving at 11:30AM doesn't jive with any USA flights. Montego Bay is not my idea of Island Paradise. Please help me connect to Bonaire from Montego Bay!
|By Andy & Dave Bartlett (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #230) on Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 7:16 pm:|
Cindy not sure if any other airline coincides with AJ flights out of MoBay. AA goes thru San Juan to Bonaire out either Houston or Dallas. You might look at the website for AA. It looks like AJ may be going to shut down completely this summer, don't think I would trust them right now.
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