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AA To Resume Flights To Haiti  
User currently offlineDFWEagle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1070 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

AA has received clearance to resume commercial flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with effect from February 19th (this Friday). Initially, AA will resume only 2x daily MIA-PAP (763+738), 1x daily FLL-PAP (1x738) and 4 weekly JFK-PAP (763). The rest of AA’s PAP service is expected to resume over a period of time.

American Eagle will begin daily nonstop SJU-PAP and SDQ-PAP service on March 12th and 3 weekly STI-PAP on the same day. All are operated by AT7 equipment and the D.R.-Haiti flights are thru flights from SJU.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...aiti-starting-feb-19-84491697.html

[Edited 2010-02-16 12:15:48]


Ryan / HKG
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User currently offlinesurfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2797 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Nice to see the leading carrier to Haiti quickly returning to the nation. Certainly a huge job to get the terminal up and running again. I believe AA typically only operated 3x daily to MIA (2 763, 1 738), 1x daily to FLL (738), and 1x daily to JFK (763). So, this schedule - complete with the 3 new Eagle flights - is indeed very impressive!

Will NK, DL, AC, and AF also resume service to PAP that day?



Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently offlineIlliniCMI From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Great news. This will hopefully help family, friends, and aid workers move back and forth with more ease, or at least make these movements easier to plan. Also great to see AA try to bring some tiny resemblance of normalcy back to Haiti.

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2868 times:

I am happy to see AA taking the lead. This reinforces their commitment and dominance in the Caribbean markets. With all of the international aid workers, world health, United Nations and many European, North, Central and South American nations assiting Haiti now and into the future, there will be a lot of traffic that can aid AA´s bottom line.

User currently offlineJMBWEEBOY From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 2801 times:

It is interesting to see the pricing strategy carriers are taking with regards to their resumption of Port Au Prince service. AA seems to be charging their usual prices with the barest minimum of seats offered at their lowest published prices.

Air France seems to have increased their MIA-PAP prices by over 50% from pre-quake times and Spirit seems to have dropped their FLL-PAP prices by about the same.

Should be interesting over the next few months!

JMBWEEBOY


User currently onlineFLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

I have been scheduled to fly to PAP this coming Monday and we have been watching for the 'official' announcement from AA. We had a planned 10 day mission trip for months, but obviously our focus will be different from original intentions.

Now as an airplane nerd, I'm looking forward to snapping a few interesting a/c types and/or carriers that don't usually frequent PAP. It will be even better if we use the airstairs. I'm not sure the jetways will be operational and actually am hoping they won't.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32176 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting surfandsnow (Reply 1):
Nice to see the leading carrier to Haiti quickly returning to the nation. Certainly a huge job to get the terminal up and running again. I believe AA typically only operated 3x daily to MIA (2 763, 1 738), 1x daily to FLL (738), and 1x daily to JFK (763). So, this schedule - complete with the 3 new Eagle flights - is indeed very impressive!

Originally AA had planned to increase FLL-PAP to 2x daily this week and MIA-PAP to 4x daily for summer. This will probably still happen as demand isn't likely to be weak from South Florida anytime soon.

Quoting surfandsnow (Reply 1):

Will NK, DL, AC, and AF also resume service to PAP that day?

Delta and Spirit have set no plans to resume service to Haiti as of now. Air France and Insel Air do plan to resume MIA-PAP by month's end.



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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2887 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Is there demand to CAP? Was this facility damaged during the earthquake and was it utilized at all for relief efforts?

User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 729 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

As expected there will be a baggage restriction.

From the press release (not copyrighted)

Effective February 19, 2010, American will resume service to Port Au Prince, Haiti. In an effort to ensure all customers’ bags and relief effort items are accommodated on their scheduled flight we will be allowing customers to PAP to check up to 1 additional piece of baggage. Excess baggage charges will apply. Oversized and overweight bags may also be accepted with applicable charges.
This restriction will be in effect until further notice.


Passengers who wish to fly with up to five bags (two free/three excess) may continute to get to Haiti via the Dominican Republic.

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
User currently onlineFLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Where did you get that press release from? I'm reading the PR from aa.com and it says differently.

http://aa.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2851

"In order to ensure that all customers' luggage and relief supplies are accommodated on their scheduled flights, each passenger may check up to three additional pieces of baggage for flights into Port-au-Prince and the Dominican Republic. Excess baggage charges will apply."

I'm traveling to PAP on Monday morning and we were doing some packing tonight. The Haiti travel policy page on aa.com shows the same thing.

http://www.aa.com/viewPromotionDetai...velNotices.xml&_locale=en_US#haiti


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