|By Ann Phelan on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 10:52 am:|
Just checked out my tickets and there is a 40 min. connection time between when my flight arrives in Montego Bay and then departs to BON. I called AJ and they said it was an illegal connection time but that was all they offered and they would NOT hold the BON flight if the BOS flight is late coming into Mo Bay..UGHH..has this happened to anyone?I do not want to sit in Mo Bay for the night. Annie
|By Sarah on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 11:12 am:|
Ann, just out of curiosity, did you see/discuss the flight schedule before you purchased the tickets???
|By Ann Phelan on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 11:16 am:|
I knew it was tight as my friends just took it but I also have a ticket for Dec. and that DOES have a legal connection. Dunno, maybe they will hold the plane for me..I am assuming it leaves late as it did for my friends. Will not worry now. Just pondering this. Why would Air Ja have such connections tho? When you search for a flight from BOS to BON, this is the only choice.
|By Sarah on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 11:23 am:|
Ann, I've found this web site for you, it explains the "illegal connection"..
|By Ann Phelan on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 11:29 am:|
Thanks Sarah..I should mention, I am a travel agent as well and thus have a greater awareness of these matters but since it is the routing they offer (Air JA) through their res system and my travel partner ticketed me, I guess I am protected. I noticed in the archives others were treated very well when running late in Mo Bay and flights were held. Anyway, I tend to worry over nothing.
|By Jason on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 4:04 pm:|
Ann... For the people I know who have taken AH from US... (we have sent two large groups through and number of smaller groups) ..ALL the connections they have put together are illegal...a very interesting situation when you stop to think that all of the bookings have been intra-system to Air Jamica...most have proven EXTREMELY tight but doable.. Good luck
|By Glen Reem on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 4:17 pm:|
The definition in Sarah's link seems to say that a short time interval connection put together by and within a single airline is not 'illegal'. Only if the itinerary is 'pieced together'. It would also imply that a published flight pair would not be 'illegal'. ????
|By Ann Phelan on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 4:27 pm:|
Well, if Air Jamaica offers a flight to BON and it has a stop in Mo Bay and the connecting time is 40 min. then by Sarah's link, it is "legal". But as a travel agent I believe it is NOT legal. I do believe 40 min. is TIGHT. I just called DL which uses Air Jamaica as a partner and since it is in the Caribbean, 20 min. would be the legal connecting time. Heck, my friends hadn't even finished checking it at BOS at 7:40 and the flight was supposed to leave at 7:35. Oh well..as they say, no problem mon..not to worry..I see myself in Bonaire soon sipping something cold and slushy after a windy day of sailing..
|By Glen Reem on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 6:38 pm:|
Certainly uncomfortably short!!!!! Vacations are for relaxing, right???
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