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AA MIA-PAP: Are They Canceled?  
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6167 posts, RR: 24
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3769 times:

With the crisis in Haiti, has American Airlines been cancelling their flights to Port-au-Price? Reminds me of what happened in Sri Lanka, and SriLankan lost what 4 planes? Hope things settle there soon.
ASSFO


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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3727 times:

Well- on CNN this morning they were commenting on how AA has slashed the prices from MIA to PAP to $150 or so- I missed if it was one-way or R/T though... Even then I think that price is a bit too high for me right about now- never seen a coup up close though, could be kinda interesting (or bloody).


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User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3677 times:

In Apollo its $159 pre tax, and with tax its 226 rt.

It would certainly be an adventure holiday.

I might of missed it, but are there any state department warnings out there about travel to Hatiti? I would assume so.

[Edited 2004-02-24 20:48:43]


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3663 times:

I would imagine that flights will be cancelled if rebel forces get closer to PAP. Several government officials escaped Cap Haitien last weekend by commandeering/hijacking a domestic flight out of CAP. Without doubt, that's a risk AA will not run.


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12125 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3656 times:
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Yes the state department has issued a warning about travel to Haiti....


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33087 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

Flights operated per normal today. AA has very quick turnarounds in Port-Au-Prince for security purposes.

Though fares have hit rock bottom from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. One week advance purchase return fares:

MIA-PAP: $289.50
FLL-PAP: $218.00

This is a market were the average advanced purchase fare is between $400 and $500 and walk-up fares are as high as $1,100 in coach for a less than two hour flight.

JFK-PAP and BOS-PAP fares are still normal, but AA limits supply a lot more from those two markets than they do from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7508 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

'I've never seen a coup up close' ?? I can think of many better ways to go on vacation. There is a new State Dept advisory this week.
http://travel.state.gov/haiti_warning.html



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User currently offlineJfernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

There's a NetSAAver fare from MIA-PAP

Depart anytime between Wednesday, March 3, 2004 and Friday, March 5, 2004.
Return anytime between Monday, March 8, 2004 and Wednesday, March 10, 2004.
Tickets must be purchased by this Friday, February 27, 2004, 11:59 p.m. (CT).
Fares displayed are for round-trip coach class travel.

Miami, FL (MIA) Port Au Prince, Haiti (PAP) $159


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Jfernandez --

I just checked AA.com and didn't see that MIA-PAP offer. Might they have decided to discontinue flights?



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User currently offlineJfernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

It doesn't seem to be visible from the NetSAAver end, but you can book it:


AMERICAN AIRLINES
1291 MIA Miami 03/03/2004 11:20 AM PAP Port Au Prince 03/03/2004 01:29 PM AB6

AMERICAN AIRLINES
1908 PAP Port Au Prince 03/09/2004 03:00 PM MIA Miami 03/09/2004 05:07 PM AB6

Your Price
Number of Passengers Ticket Price per Person Taxes and Fees per Person Price
1 Web Special(s)
159.00 USD
51.50 USD
210.50 USD

Your Total Price 210.50 USD


User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 611 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

To answer your question, if they were going to cancel it they would cancel it after FFL-PAP, JFK-PAP, and BOS-PAP. They have alot of routes to PAP other than just MIA. It's probably a tough situation for AA.

AA787



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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Lynx air is a commuter airline flying metros that flies to Haiti from MIA and FLL and their flights didnt seem to be cancelled

User currently offlineJfernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

I suppose they feel somewhat safer considering they're only staying on the ground for a short period of time between flights. Then again, the second air traffic control or the airport security itself run into problems, they'll pull out in a second.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33087 posts, RR: 71
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Lynx air is a commuter airline flying metros that flies to Haiti from MIA and FLL and their flights didnt seem to be cancelled

Yup. And all Air France and Dutch Caribbean flights between MIA and PAP are running as normal. Though Lynx Air does not fly to PAP, they fly to CAP.




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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

AA may feel some obligation to keep running its flights because they're probably the only reasonable way out of the country for U.S. citizens and others who want to leave. I wouldn't imagine that road travel to the Dominican border is particularly safe. Should the Air Force start running evacuation flights, AA most likely will cancel its flights.


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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Should the Air Force start running evacuation flights, AA most likely will cancel its flights.

Yep, just like '94, when Baby Doc was sent packing. I spent 4 months at PAP airport during that time, this looks much worse...


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3218 times:
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AA ought to continue service and sent in an escort.

I mean, with all those training sorties being flown, might as well put them to use.



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User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2295 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

I think if the unrest hits Port au Prince, AA will pull out temporarily. We have cancelled service for a week or so at a time in the past with unrest in Caracas. As mentioned above, the state department has issued a travel advisory for travel to Haiti, but most of the traffic on those flights are Haitian citizens, or family members of Haitians. It is not a tourist destination. I have spoken with other crew members about it, particularly those I used to fly with from JFK to PAP and we've been monitoring the schedule, waiting to see when and if AA will suspend flights. If they do, it won't be a surprise.


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User currently offlineIslandboy From Bahamas, joined Dec 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Since the hijacking of IslandAir in CAP, all flights have been suspended from the Bahamas & Turks and Caicos. PAP is still considered safe but there is a travel warning to haiti. Go at your own discretion.


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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

AP is reporting that all 5 daily AA flights to PAP are significalty delayed today (Wed. 2/25). Passengers and airline employees are unable to access the airport because of roadblocks.

Air Jamaica has cancelled all flights to PAP effective immediately.




User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004

AMERICAN AIRLINES SUSPENDS SERVICE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND PORT-AU-PRINCE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

Challenges For Employees Getting To The Airport Led To Decision

AA Working With Customers On Alternate Travel Arrangements

MIAMI -- With many of its employees finding it increasingly difficult to get to work at the Port-au-Prince airport because of disturbances in the area, American Airlines announced today that it is suspending all service to and from Haiti until Wednesday, March 3.

Despite strife in the country, American has managed to maintain its services between the United States and Haiti until now. The airline operates three nonstop flights daily between Port-au-Prince and Miami, and one nonstop a day between Port-au-Prince and both Fort Lauderdale and New York's Kennedy Airport. American also has one flight a day on Saturdays and Sundays between Port-au-Prince and Boston.

American's last flight from Port-au-Prince, a nonstop to Miami, departed at 3:30 p.m. (local time) today. The next flights will not operate until next Wednesday, March 3.

"American has a long history of commitment to its Haiti services and has done everything possible to sustain its flights into and out of Port-au-Prince under very difficult circumstances," said Peter J. Dolara, the airline's senior vice president for Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America. "However, in recent days, it has become extremely difficult for our employees to gain access to the airport, and we are now concerned that we will not have enough people at the airport to properly serve our customers and handle our aircraft at the gate. We believe the best decision for our customers and our employees is to suspend the service for a few days until the situation in Haiti improves."

American said it is initiating calls to those customers booked on the flights being cancelled to notify them of the decision and assist them with alternate arrangements. The airline said it will honor the tickets on later flights without service fees, once its Port-au-Prince service resumes, and that refunds will be granted to those who request them.

For more information, customers in the U.S. and Haiti are advised to call American Airlines at 1-800-433-7300, contact their travel agents, or visit American's Web site at www.aa.com.




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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7508 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

I can't say that I'm surprised. I'm sure A^A is alos concerned about the airport being taken over and having a plane held 'hostage' .


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33087 posts, RR: 71
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

In addition, Air France is suspending PAP service until at least next week. PAP is served as part of thier island hopper service between Miami and Cayenne. The island hopper service will continue to operate, though without the stop in Port Au Prince (temporary routing is MIA-PTP-FDF-CAY).


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Hey MAH4546,

I just got with their press releases news today and it said that would able cancelled with whole flight to PAP and until will get it back normal again on March 3, 2004. So please go to look it up on the Yahoo News for you. Thanks!  Smile


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