Jamaica's air traffic controllers strike; no flights cancelled as managers supervise flights

May 23, 2011 Full story: Canadian Business Magazine 7

Air traffic controllers in Jamaica went on strike Sunday, but no flights were cancelled as the island's civil aviation authority called in managers to supervise incoming and outgoing flights.

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Karen

Greensboro, NC

#1 May 23, 2011
that is not true. My daughter and her husband are stuck in Atlanta GA because ALL flights to Montego Bay are cancelled so far. Great honeymoon for them in an airport hotel.
richard

Baton Rouge, LA

#2 May 23, 2011
In-laws are stuck and can't leave!
john

Paramaribo, Suriname

#3 May 23, 2011
Lies, only lies. my wife is now sitting for 10 hours in the aiport " Hato" in Curacao. No body can tell anyting about the departure time of her flight to Kingston.
dave

Montego Bay, Jamaica

#4 May 24, 2011
Karen wrote:
that is not true. My daughter and her husband are stuck in Atlanta GA because ALL flights to Montego Bay are cancelled so far. Great honeymoon for them in an airport hotel.
our whole family is stuck herein jamaica half in negril and half in montego bay at airport hope to return to states soon
Leigh

Pleasantville, NJ

#5 May 24, 2011
A few of us got lucky and boarded a plane monday nite at 6:00 P.m. We should have boarded at noon same day. Then we had to catch another flight in N. Carolina. I personally arrived home at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, 14 hours late. Sad thing is we had to leave a few family members behind that had to wait until later today to get a flight.I hope they were able to get one, I haven't found any news yet on their safety. Everyone who was working at the airport were calm and friendly. Tough job!!
Jeny

Wolfforth, TX

#6 May 26, 2011
Our newlyweds are stuck there now - did enjoy honeymoon, but are not coming home until Saturday at latest due to cancelled flights.
Melsie

Cedar Falls, IA

#7 May 30, 2011
Ah, you need to check your info!! US Airways cancelled all flights beginning at 10 am on Monday. We arrived at 12 noon to catch our 240 flight, only to find out we wouldn't be leaving. Waited in line for 3 1/2 hours to try to rebook, getting a flight out on Saturday.....doubling the amount of time we had originally planned to be in Jamaica. Called the airline daily to try and get on an earlier flight, but that never happened!

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