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    Senior Member robin's Avatar
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    Yes, I was anxious, but once I saw there were many flights, I calmed down. I handled it much calmer than I ever thought I could.
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    Close call..... Sure there was some anxiety 'til you got your new flight booked.

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    On my last trip to Aruba back in September of 2016, my flight from Trinidad to Curacao was at first delayed by 1hr and 45mins. That delay became two hours and fifteen minutes, and what made it worse was that the airline staff (Insel Air) was not keeping us informed about the additional delay. A good many passengers on the flight all had connecting flights to Aruba or Bonaire and a lot of them were freaking out. They eventually calmed down once they learned that ALL flights into and out of Curacao were all delayed. My connecting flight from Curacao to Aruba was delayed from 7:20 pm to 9:50 pm. When we arrived on Curacao we were informed that our flight was still scheduled to depart at 9:50 pm. That then changed to 10:00 pm, around 9:15 pm a flight arrived which the Aruba bound passengers assumed was their flight and all immediately proceeded to form a line by the boarding gate, abandoning their seats in the process. Even after learning that the aircraft was going to be heading to Suriname they refused to take a seat, they remained standing, as though that was going to guarantee that they would still get their assigned seat. The long wait would have been a bit more bearable if more of the shops in the departure area were still open. The one remaining snack bar was pretty much swamped with waiting passengers, surprisingly the shop that sold duty free alcohol and the electronics shop were both still open up to when we started to board our flight. Our flight eventually departed at 11:00 pm. As late as my arrival had been on Aruba we were lucky that the flight had not been cancelled altogether.

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    My nieces showed up to AUA to head back to Germany only to find that the airline had gone bankrupt and they were stuck in Aruba. They were not the least bit upset
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ



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    Booked a night at the Hilton in Boston for Thursday the 4th of Jan.Leaving on Friday on the 7:30 flight to Aruba on Jet Blue.At 5pm the 7am flight cancelled.11am on schedule.So Sat booked and Sunday and Mon and Tues all filled.Thur,fri,sat,sun all at the Hilton Hotel.People staying at our house.On monday boston to Fort Lauderdale then to Aruba.If it was a week we would have gone home.But we have 4 weeks at Costa Linda .P S (we had few winter clothes so Urber to Targets.)
    From Marblehead ma.Every Jan stay at Costa Linda.For last 20 years.

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