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Air Jamaica stopped flights out of ATL, MIA, & LAX

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#1 Trice

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    Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

    My TA called to notify me that Air Jamaica will no longer fly out of ATL, MIA, & LAX. I don't know if this is permanent but they won't be flying in March. Yes, my wedding month. I have guest coming out of ATL and LAX. I had to switch our flight to Delta recently due to Air Jamaica cancelling Wednesday flights out of ATL. Now they are stopping service in March. I have 7 guest who will have to book on other airlines. I wonder if they're about to go under.



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      Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

      Wow...that is crazy! Sorry you're dealing with this! Although it sucks & probably doesn't ease the pain, at least you're finding out about this now & not in March!!!
      Do your guests that had already booked with them, get all of their $ back?

      I decided to google this to see what I found in terms of them going out of business & this is what came up:

      Jamaica Gleaner News - Air Jamaica: Time's up - Friday | June 13, 2008

      Air Jamaica pulling out of MIA - Triangle Business Journal:

      Air Jamaica to end service to Miami - Breaking News - Business - MiamiHerald.com

      So it seems like they are being sold but trying to stay in business. I guess time will tell!

      #3 Trice

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        Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:25 AM

        Yes, they offered to switch them to the next closest city they service or full refunds. The closest city from Atlanta would be Orlando or Ft. Lauderdale. They requested refunds but it will take them 3-6 weeks to get it. Thanks for the info.

        #4 drbrainfreeze

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          Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:16 AM

          Calling my TA - this is making me nervous....

          My flights are still ok for May out of ATL, but I have a feeling I will be booking last minute on another carrier....just something else to stress over I suppose.

          My entire family is flying Air Jamaica out of JFK. Hopefully nothing negative will come out of that!

          #5 jenjoe08

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            Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:07 PM

            All - Jet Blue announced today that it will start daily non-stop flights from JFK - MBJ on May 21, 2009. Other cities will be available with connections.

            Huge relief for us, we were getting worried with all the bad news re: Air Jamaica

            #6 drbrainfreeze

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              Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:29 AM

              Thanks! I kinda figured this was going to happen....

              I have sent this e-mail to my TA so hopefully we can get this worked out. As long as I get a full refund, I don't really care at this point about the cancellation. I think I am actually just going to fly out of Raleigh or Charlotte.

              I just hope that everyone in my family (10 flying out of JFK) don't run into this too

              #7 ~*petals*~

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                Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:45 AM

                Dang Air JA!!

                #8 drbrainfreeze

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                  Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

                  Yeah, my flight is cancelled. I hate Air Jamaica. My TA said not to expect a refund for up to 6 months. So now I'm out $600.00 for the forseeable future. Not to mention that I have 9 people flying Air Jamaica out of JFK and there is no mention as to whether they are going to cancel that or go bankrupt...

                  So its kind of a limbo thing at this point.

                  #9 Royal_lady10

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                    Posted 31 January 2009 - 12:15 AM

                    WOW. .this sucks.. I am now wondering if they are cancelling their flights from Baltimore. I have a flight with them to JA in August.. thanks for the heads up

                    #10 Trice

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                      Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:38 AM

                      Just wanted to give those affected by this an update. We got our refund on yesterday from Air Jamaica. We requested it back on January 6th.

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