Title: Passengers express frustration with JetBlue flight delays at Las Américas International Airport
Subtitle: Severe weather to blame for recent setbacks, airline claims
Las Américas International Airport (AILA) in the Dominican Republic has witnessed an influx of complaints from passengers traveling with JetBlue due to significant flight delays, some lasting up to five hours. Frustrated customers are expressing their dissatisfaction with the lack of timely information provided by the airline regarding their flights.
One such passenger, Angel Medina, had planned to travel to Newark, New Jersey on Monday, the 17th. However, he reported that his flight had been consistently postponed for three consecutive days. Although JetBlue finally offered him an alternative flight with a layover on Wednesday, he was unable to board it. Finally, on Thursday, the airline confirmed that Medina would be able to arrive at his destination on Friday morning at 8:00 am.
Forced to spend the night at the airport due to a lack of alternative transportation options, Medina is not alone in his frustration. He shared that he encountered a fellow passenger who faced a similar ordeal when trying to fly to Santo Domingo.
Curiously, on Thursday afternoon, the departure screen at AILA displayed that all five JetBlue flights to various destinations were “on time”. However, when contacted, one passenger confirmed that there were indeed delays. José García, a Venezuelan traveler, revealed that flight B2510, initially scheduled to depart at 5:25 pm, would instead leave at 10:00 pm. The reason behind the delay was left unexplained.
JetBlue responded to mounting complaints, both at AILA and on social media, by attributing the delays to severe weather conditions affecting the east coast of the United States. Last Friday, the airline maintained that the ongoing setbacks were a direct consequence of this inclement weather.
Despite the recurrent flight delays, many travelers continue to choose JetBlue over its competitors, citing the airline’s frequency and comparatively cheaper fares as decisive factors in their decision-making process.