Funjet is not so fun
Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:13 AM
I had to call the travel agent & tell her about the change.
I called AA directly & changed to a different flight that would get us into Cancun at 2:30pm instead of 7pm!!
It really sucks when they change our flights on us & use up a WHOLE day traveling for a 4hr. flight!!
My ~dumb~ question is how come a 2 stop connection is cheaper than direct flight!!
Posted 11 June 2008 - 12:36 AM
- I Corinthians 13:13
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:11 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:38 AM
On the "up" side - alcoholic drinks are FREE on Aero Mexico and they serve you lunch and you can bring 2 bags -
Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:54 PM
I didn't know they had free alcoholic drinks on AeroMexico. I wish I would have known that, but I guess at 10am, a drink wouldn't sound to good. LOL We also got vouchers, $100/pp and they can't be combined. Each individual can only use theirs. There were 6 of us. It would have been nice if they just gave them to us, since we paid for the 6 flights.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:07 AM
1. They have an extremely small fleet consisting of 4 Boeing 757-200s, 1 MD-88, 1 Boeing 727-200, and 3 Boeing 737s. Their primary cash cow is the US goverment: military charter flights to be exact. So, if there is a contract out there for a military charter flight and they are awarded the flight, they will cancel their scheduled tour operations with FunJet, Apple Vacations, TNT Vacations, Crystal Travel and/or GVW Vacations.
2. Out of their nine passenger aircraft fleet, one is leased to a Bolivian airline; AeroSur (Bienvenidos al sitio de AeroSur - Bolivia). They operate flights from Miami to Bolivia, Bolivia to Brazil, Brazil to Bolivia and Bolivia to Miami. I think they recently added flights to/from Washington D.C. thru Miami to Bolivia. When the AeroSur plane is not in operation it is used for military charters, Sports Ad-Hocs, and/or vacation tour operations. Additionally, two other Boeing-757 that they own, are leased to Ghana's national airline; Ghana International Airlines. They fly those aircrafts from Accra, Ghanna to London, England and back three days a week. These planes too, are used as needed when not in operation by Ghana International Airlines. Their planes are in the air with limited down time!!! Scary, huh? None of their planes are new or where new to them at any point. They were acquired from North American Airlines, Spirit Airlines or leased; once those airlines felt the need to remove them from their fleet as a result of "excessive mileage".
Essentially, that limited aircrafts that are "free" fly around the world whether doing military charters, Sports Ad-Hocs, and/or vacation charters.
During the winter months their fleet "increases" as they lease aircrafts from Spain, Ireland and England from airlines that do not operate during certain aircraft during the winter months. This is done to insure that their contracts with tour operators are on schedule, not cancelled, during the busy vacation season.
The aircrafts flown out of DFW, Boeing 737's, are also leased year round. This is the only location that is open year round as well. Weirdly enough, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders fly Ryan International; through FunJet; yearly for their photo shoot in Cabo.
Ryan also flies out of Atlantic City, Boston (seasonally), Chicago, Rockford, IL, St. Louis, somewhere in WI, and Milwaukee.
So as a result, FunJet isn't quite so fun for customers most times! Yet FunJet extends their contract year after year...
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