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Beware American Airlines to Nevis

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Just got back from Nevis -- had a wonderful time and will provide a proper report in due time.

However, wanted to post to warn anyone thinking they are flying American Airlines directly to Nevis. Even though AA claims to have at least one flight a day (if not more) from SJU to NEV, they are NOT LANDING AT NEV. Instead, they are cancelling every SJU-NEV flight, or re-routing it (the nomenclature used, and the explanation for it, varies with each agent) to St. Kitts. Once you arrive to St. Kitts, you need to taxi to the ferry dock, and then take the ferry to Nevis -- most of which is paid for by AA. This is not a huge deal -- they get you there -- but it takes much longer and will consume extra hours of your vacation time. The lack of certainty is the most annoying, and you end up giving up your entire day to travel (we'd been scheduled on a 4:27 p.m. flight from NEV-SJU on our return, and with the airport just 5 minutes from our hotel, we needn't have left until 2; instead, our day ended after breakfast).

The worst thing is that they are cancelling the flights on a day-by-day basis, so if you've already made your arrangements to fly SJU-NEV, they will not allow you to proactively change your arrangements (so as to have more certainty) without charging you change fees. On our last day, we got a call cancelling our NEV-SJU flight, but they "kindly" offered to re-accomodate us on the NEV-SJU flight the next day (which we knew would not fly); we insisted on St. Kitts.

If AA attempts to re-accomodate you, do not accept any alternative other than a flight through St. Kitts.

Speculation for these actions is rife, but my suspicion is that it will continue until the Four Seasons -- which is closed at least through December due to Hurricane Omar damage -- reopens.

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