Anonymous User Wrote:
> hey pat
> why not go another airline if you are so unhappy.
> jetblue flies direct from jfk and i am sure is
> much cheaper and i know there is much more leg
> room..plus they have snacks free and no charge for
Where to start?
I have to say - I've been flying AA to St. Maarten for the past 25 of my 36/37 SXM years and in all fairness, I've only had two or three issues with them over all those years and all those flights so I don't personally think I'd characterize my attitude as being that unhappy with them, although the more recent changes don't thrill me anymore than they do anyone else. In fairness, though, if you listen to all the tales of flying woes these days, I'm personally inclined to think the only way flying will be fun again is to own your own private aircraft, and sadly, I don't think we'll do that - at least not this week!!
I'm well aware that JB services the island, but as others have pointed out, unfortunately with JB you aren't able to book all that far out and quite truthfully, for the dates we're flying, JB was and still is a couple hundred dollars more per ticket so I'll deal with the AA inconveniences. Couple that with the fact our FF mileage has always been with AA and to date we've been pretty fortunate in obtaining seats and upgrades using mileage, so there's really been no reason to change to date.
But let me add, given the way AA now changes their schedules and the fact they've eliminated many of the Friday and Saturday JFK to SXM n/stops, I'm seriously planning to check out JB for future trips once I've run out of AA FF miles.
And congrats to those of you who were able to get those awesome prices with Jet Blue - for our weekend flights around Easter unfortunately JB didn't come remotely close to AAs prices so we went with the better deal that met our needs. Who knows, perhaps next year we won't need to be on such a rigid schedule and we'll be able to pick and choose our dates around JB's great fare deals, too.