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Best to allow for flight delays

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Best to allow for flight delays

Here is an article in today's Cayman Compass, talking about the delays that are being experienced right now. Without getting into a political debate about the whys and wherefores (I don't believe that TA is the correct place for that), I would advise anyone traveling to the Cayman Islands to allow for delays in their travel - don't make any plans that you have to pay for in advance that start up to a few hours after you are scheduled to arrive on the islands.


I am sure this advice will apply to any destination while this is going on.

chicago suburbs
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1. Re: Best to allow for flight delays

Issues for connecting flights will probably be a problem. Last year I was concerned about the short connection in Charlotte on USAirways....Probably be more of an issue this yesr

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The effects of sequestration are very visible and have been for most of the year. The DOT and DHS (overseers of air traffic controllers and TSA respectively) aren't allowed to pick and choose the cuts. What's sad is that this has become a PR exericse, an 8% reduction in TSA budgets has resulted in a 50-75% drop in service at the Immigration and Customs counters. Miami has as few as 3 agents handling all of the 'Visitors'. Crazy

With the thousands of delayed flights, tens of thousands of grounded passengers and millions lost by airlines daily, an awareness campaign is ongoing to get people to complain about the cuts and get things back to 'normal'. Queues of 3 hours at Immigration have been reported at MIA, ORD, JFK, LAX, DFW

I'm fly at least 125k miles a year, mostly in and out of the US and this situation has been as trying as it is infuriating. Seriously thinking about routing through Canada in the future if this stays unresolved

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