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Antigua Delays

Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:43 am

06.55 AMM93 Antigua "No Remark"
09.15 BA2256 Greneda via Antigua "No Remark"
10:05 VS036 St. Lucia via Antigua "Expected 0810"

I don't think it's by any coincidence that three flights from the same place have huge delays. Whats going on in Antigua?

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RE: Antigua Delays

Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:06 am

Hmmm... something must've happened down there, not sure when though. All the AA flights out of ANU today were also delayed majorly, and the inbounds cancelled yesterday.
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RE: Antigua Delays

Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:12 am


Antigua air traffic control went on strike without warning yesterday afternoon. VS35/6 LGW-ANU-UVF-ANU-LGW overflew ANU and night-stopped in UVF (St Lucia) so all the pax had to be found hotels before they carried on to Antigua when ATC returned to work today.

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RE: Antigua Delays

Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:49 am

Cananews has a little snippet confirming Airchabum's statement. The airport seems to be open now as some flights have departed. I wonder how the US airlines reacted to this vis-a-vis passengers. Did they tell them tough luck or actually put them up in hotels. Especially those stuck in SJU, and the Continental EWR-SXM-ANU-EWR flight that skipped ANU... the passengers would have been onboard when they go the info that ANU would be skipped.

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