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Topic: AA - Caribbean/SDQ Meltdown Today And Long Term?
Username: Baron95
Posted 2008-06-19 09:47:59 and read 2457 times.

It appears that there is another AA Caribbean meltdown in the works today. SDQ departures to JFK (cancelled or delayed by 3 hours, MIA flights/cancelled delayed?

What is happening today. I am booked on AA618 SDQ to JFK (already 3 hours delayed) - what are the chances of this flight going today - anyone in AA ops know? Any help applreciated.

Longer term, with all the A300 parking and all the flights being cancelled what is AA going to look like in the Caribean specially SDQ/SJU? Downgaging from A300 to 757 on many flights and outright cancellations of others, SJU layoffs. Looks like AA will be just small fraction of what it once was in the region.

Topic: RE: AA - Caribbean/SDQ Meltdown Today And Long Term?
Username: AAJFKSJUBKLYN
Posted 2008-06-19 10:09:50 and read 2410 times.

(2) AB6 went tech, one 763 went tech in NYC, its late getting there - so it appears.

B6 had similar problems yesterday, not that it's related.

Topic: RE: AA - Caribbean/SDQ Meltdown Today And Long Term?
Username: DFWEagle
Posted 2008-06-19 10:27:52 and read 2387 times.



Quoting Baron95 (Thread starter):
What is happening today. I am booked on AA618 SDQ to JFK (already 3 hours delayed) - what are the chances of this flight going today - anyone in AA ops know? Any help applreciated.

Your plane is in-flight on its way to SDQ now, should be there at about 3:15pm your time. It is very unlikely your flight will be cancelled.

It was delayed 3hr30min leaving Buenos Aires last night so it arrived in New York late this morning. After EZE-JFK, the plane has a quick turnaround to do JFK-SDQ and then your SDQ-JFK, so its been 3 hours late all day.

Sorry to hear about your delay!

Topic: RE: AA - Caribbean/SDQ Meltdown Today And Long Term?
Username: Baron95
Posted 2008-06-19 10:41:12 and read 2334 times.



Quoting DFWEagle (Reply 2):
Your plane is in-flight on its way to SDQ now, should be there at about 3:15pm your time. It is very unlikely your flight will be cancelled.



Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 1):
(2) AB6 went tech, one 763 went tech in NYC, its late getting there - so it appears.

Can always count on knowledgeable A.neters for accurate info. Question, is this info available to the agents (checkin/Admirals club)? I asked what the reason was and I got a blank stare like I was asking for their bank account ballances.

The way airlines communicate this to customers is important (at least to some). Passengers read on the board here at SDQ - one flight cancelled, one delayed 3 hours with the remarks as "Not Confirmed". That makes everyone wonder if that flight will also be cancelled. If the remarks simply said "Inboud flight lands at 3:15" or if that info was relayed by the agents people would feel better about it.

What do you guys think the SJU/SDQ to JFK flight schedule will look like after the cuts? Is AA going to no longer be the "US Caribbean Airline"?

P.S. Some may claim that most passengers don't care, don't know anything, but even my cab driver here in Santo Domingo was saying "AA's planes are too old, all the time they leave SDQ and have to come back, alarms sounding, scaring passengers". I don't know where he got that from, but he said that the second I told him my flight was late and no need to rush. He then added why don't you fly Jet Blue. And I told them about the AA advantages  Wink

Oh well. At least I know I'll be in the 767 with the new lie (almost flat) biz class seats - maybe I'll catch some Zzzz.

Thanks again for the info.

Topic: RE: AA - Caribbean/SDQ Meltdown Today And Long Term?
Username: AAJFKSJUBKLYN
Posted 2008-06-19 11:47:05 and read 2221 times.

Enjoy the 767, you actually have a great crew..(I know 3 of them), hopefully they remained full of charm even with the dealys....yikes.

Topic: RE: AA - Caribbean/SDQ Meltdown Today And Long Term?
Username: Baron95
Posted 2008-06-19 12:07:04 and read 2160 times.

I will - It is a great ride in Biz Class for a 4-hour flight and the FA crews on those routes are indeed great. I'm not sure how they'll crew the flight - there was a 3:45 cancelled and the 1:00PM moved to 3:55PM. I'm guessing original crew with the 3:45PM crew non-reving out or staying at SDQ.

Topic: RE: AA - Caribbean/SDQ Meltdown Today And Long Term?
Username: DFWEagle
Posted 2008-06-19 13:09:58 and read 2099 times.



Quoting Baron95 (Reply 3):
Question, is this info available to the agents (checkin/Admirals club)? I asked what the reason was and I got a blank stare like I was asking for their bank account ballances.

Yes, the info should have been accessible by any AA staff members. Not sure why the AAgents in SDQ were confused.

Anyway, I see your plane has now arrived in SDQ (at 3:13pm according to AA’s system) – should be leaving in a few minutes at 4:08pm after a 55 min turnaround (as short as is possible for a 763 in SDQ).

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 5):
I'm not sure how they'll crew the flight - there was a 3:45 cancelled and the 1:00PM moved to 3:55PM. I'm guessing original crew with the 3:45PM crew non-reving out or staying at SDQ.

Your crew will have come in with your aircraft (on the late-running AA619 flight from JFK).

The 15:45 (AA1582) SDQ-JFK flight was actually cancelled due to the earlier cancellation of the inbound flight (AA1529 JFK-SDQ). The crew usually works JFK-SDQ-JFK so they won’t have even got to SDQ at all.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 3):
Oh well. At least I know I'll be in the 767 with the new lie (almost flat) biz class seats - maybe I'll catch some Zzzz.

Yes, looks like you are in ship #354 (N354AA). Enjoy the new business class seats on the 763.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 3):
He then added why don't you fly Jet Blue. And I told them about the AA advantages

Good man!!  Smile Have a nice flight, sorry again for your delay!


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